Final Fantasy XIII Tag

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 10 Oct 2014

Final Fantasy XIII was, subjectively, of course, one of the worst Final Fantasy titles to be released. However, if you pushed through and played it to the end of the trilogy, it somehow came together and became... okay. Some might even say good. PC gamers are finally getting their chance to play it, and Square Enix has somehow managed to make the game even worse.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 19 Sep 2014

Square Enix really seem to be in love with the Master Race lately. Just yesterday I told you that Final Fantasy IV arrived on Steam, reaching a new audience who (somehow) may not have had a chance to play that particular story yet. Well, don’t let me stop the train from rolling. The much more recent series, Final Fantasy XIII (the full trilogy), will be landing on Steam soon too.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 17 Feb 2014

I've been playing Final Fantasy XIII: Lighting Returns. You'll be getting a review from me ASAP, but suffice it to say that I'm tired of Lightning. However, it seems that I may be in the minority - apparently she's so popular, that she'll be seen again in future Final Fantasy games.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 28 Nov 2013

I love Moogles. I remember old school Final Fantasy games when you could even get Mog to join your party, or when you had to find all the Moogles hidden around the world. They are awesome and help define Final Fantasy games - it's no wonder they're part of what make FFXIV awesome. This, though, is just weird.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 03 Aug 2010

As a gamer raised on a diet of 8 and 16 bit games, their general aesthetic invokes an overwhelming sense of nostalgia. Things like this though – combining my love of modern games with the heady wistfulness of bygone eras – make me giddy. After the jump you’ll find a collection of videogame demakes created by Swedish artist Junkboy. – pieces of videogame art in which new games are made to look as if they’d been released many years previous. They’re all pretty damned awesome, and some of them are frightfully clever – particularly Red Dead Redemption. If you’ll recall, Red Dead Revolver was originally a Capcom property before being acquired by Rockstar. Its been demade to look like Gun.Smoke, Capcom’s 1985 Western-themed arcade and NES shooter. Scroll slowly, and see if you can name them all!

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 07 Jun 2010

Final Fantasy XIII ended up being not all it could be – but that’s no reason to sue Sony and the game’s developers, Square Enix. Apparently a better reason is the claim that the game has caused PS3s to become inoperable – effectively bricking them.

I can’t say I’ve personally heard of a single instance of that happening, but Daniel Wolf of San Diego believes otherwise.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 16 Apr 2010

We’ve seen the video comparisons, and scrutinised screen shots detailing the differences between the two versions of the latest Final Fantasy from Square-Enix.
While the PS3 – for multiple reasons – ended up being the quote obviously superior versions, sometimes the sales figures don’t agree.

Now that the game’s been out for a while, let’s compare the sales to see if the game-buying public had their silly hats on or not.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 09 Mar 2010

When the announcement was made that Final Fantasy XIII – once exclusive to the PS3 - was going to make its way to the rival X360 platform, the gaming world was put in to a state of shock. Now that the first Final Fantasy for this generation of consoles is finally available, lets see if the game itself manages the same effect – or if 13 is indeed an unlucky number.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 05 Mar 2010


When Final Fantasy XIII was announced for the Xbox 360, the internet erupted into shock and awe. Many were concerned that a game, so late in its development already would not port well – and it seems they were right. According to Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry the Xbox 360 version is significantly inferior to the the one found on its once exclusive home, the PS3.

“The rumours are true. Final Fantasy XIII on Xbox 360 isn’t anywhere near as impressive as it is on PlayStation 3. The real kicker is that it’s a lot worse than it should have been.”

Posted by Nick de Bruyne - 19 Feb 2010

Everyone has that little thing that just gets on their nerves. For Lazygamer, it's console installs, but me?- I hate it when developers are too useless to release HD resolution games on an HD console.

It happens here and there but when it happens to a game that's coming from a top-notch development team, I feel no pity. Take Halo 3 for example, the flagship title and series for Microsoft and the Xbox 360 and Bungie couldn't even get the damn thing running at 720p.

As you all know, Final Fantasy is coming to both platforms. One of them isn't going to be running in HD, and that hacks mah goat summin' fierce.

Which one is going to be the blurry one? Did you guess?

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 17 Feb 2010

Final Fantasy XIII is the biggest Playstation game to become multi-platform and as such there is a lot of interest about whether or not the Xbox 360 version will match or better it graphically.

The PS3 version was released late last year in Japan and the Xbox 360 version has now just been completed. The first website out the gates with a comparison is Nowgamer who are handing the victory to the PS3.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 16 Feb 2010

There really isn’t any mature way to put this so we are going to retreat back to fanboy name calling to make the point.

“lol PS3 fansite fail”

Okay let’s get back to being moderately serious now. There has been quite a bit said recently about Microsoft’s marketing budget and how the Final Fantasy XIII marketing campaign seems to be entirely powered by the Microsoft war chest.