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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.8
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.8
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.3
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.6
Overall User Score (18 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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Norrköpings Tidningar (Mar 26, 2010)
Men framför allt är Final Fantasy XIII, trots alla förändringar, en lika magisk upplevelse som sina bästa föregångare. Ett spel som får en att glömma både tid och rum. Och det är väl ändå det rollspel i slutändan handlar om?
Edutaining Kids (Mar, 2010)
At the end of the day, you will likely find that Final Fantasy XIII presents a solid gaming experience. It might not have anything groundbreaking to be discovered, but if you are looking for core value for your money, you could do a lot worse than spending it on Final Fantasy XIII.
Game Informer Magazine (Mar 05, 2010)
A good story is of paramount importance in a role-playing game, but the fact that FF XIII’s other elements compensate for its disappointing narrative is a testament to the overall quality of the experience. For years, gamers have had visions of this title as an industry-transforming epiphany, but no game could possibly live up to such astronomical expectations. That’s no reason to lose faith; though reality doesn’t match the myth, Final Fantasy XIII is a phenomenal RPG destined to be remembered as a technical milestone for the series.
Legendra (Sep 26, 2010)
Au final, plus qu'un simple RPG pour découvrir le genre, Final Fantasy XIII arrive tout de même à procurer une certaine jouissance à travers son système de combat bourrin à souhait, bien que partiellement bridé, une fois le cap du middle game atteint. Mais c'est avant tout et surtout des scènes qui marquent, une bonne expérience humaine, des mélodies enchanteresses et LA claque graphique de l'année. On regrettera toutefois l'écueil des eidolons et des quêtes annexes inintéressantes. Comme quoi, la linéarité n'est pas toujours un tort.
GameSpy (Mar 05, 2010)
When you finally emerge from Final Fantasy XIII's straightaways, it's into a world replete with optional quests and side-stories and all the free-form flex you've being jonesing for -- from an epic battle-trainer to a kind of massively-single-player Olympics. Multiply by half again as much to do, and divide by nothing.
90 (Mar 21, 2010)
By the time the game starts to open up and involve you in more battles, feeling more like your standard-issue Final Fantasy-fare, you're both relieved and a little disappointed because you want the plot to move with the same speed that it did before. The game isn't without it faults, for sure, but the overall experience the product brings to the table with its gorgeous graphics, tightly-controlled gameplay, stellar audio, and strongly developed characters and plot make Final Fantasy XIII a worthwhile purchase for any RPG fan.
Xboxdynasty (XD) (Mar 09, 2010)
Final Fantasy XIII zeigt was die Xbox 360 Konsole noch alles drauf hat. Wunderschöne und beeindruckende Orte und Charaktere, bombastische Videosequenzen die einem Kinofilm gleichen und ein gutes, wenn auch vielleicht nicht mit hohen Ansprüchen verbundenes Kampfsystem, lassen euch mit über 40+ Stunden in eine atemberaubende und wunderschöne Welt versinken.
Overall, FFXIII is a very good game, and I recommend it to any looking for a good RPG to play, especially if you've got lots of time to sink into it. I've logged more than 65 hours in the game and have yet to finish all of the side missions and to develop my characters to their maximum abilities. Some criticize the linear nature of the story and character development. However, I found it to be refreshing, rather than trying to glean the story in between doing side missions. A worthy buy, if you haven't bought it yet.
Lens of Truth (May 11, 2010)
Final Fantasy XIII, although a hybrid of all its predecessors, is easily worthy of the name. All the changes, ommisions, and new ideas are a breath of fresh air. Series veterans will be a little turned off at first, but stick with it and it will grow on you. Newcomers will appreciate the pacing and maybe add some new fans to the series. Not the Final Fantasy everyone was hoping for, but all in all a very good JRPG and one fans should not miss.
GameSpot (Mar 05, 2010)
There are some elements that keep Final Fantasy XIII from being everything it could have been. Even so, it is still a legitimately great game for its eye-catching art, fantastic story, and enjoyable battles, which means it has a lot in common with the Final Fantasy games that came before it. The stubborn gal in the blue sari, the steely blue-eyed star, and even the apprehensive, spiky-haired adolescent are easy to root for, and their journey is as memorable as any other in the series. Even if the gameplay doesn't reach those same heights, almost any RPG lover can still get lost in Final Fantasy XIII.
XboxAchievements (Mar 04, 2010)
Final Fantasy XIII at times doesn’t feel like a Final Fantasy game; what with its traditional mechanics streamlined down to next to nothing and not much outside the main scope of the game to get on with. If you can put that aside though and sit through a painfully slow beginning, then Final Fantasy XIII is as rewarding as any JRPG on the console. With a fantastic score, traditionally convoluted story and stunning visuals, you’ll be getting your money’s worth and more than a few hours entertainment out of it.
81 (Mar 28, 2010)
I can't help but think of how this game would be thought of if it didn't have the Final Fantasy name on it. It seems like a lot of reviewers are scared to criticize it at this point; whereas others seem to go out of their way to shit on it. I'm doing neither. Final Fantasy XIII is definitely different from any other Final Fantasy game that you've ever played. Is that good? In a lot of ways, yeah; it really is. This game is definitely guilty of holding the gamers hand a little bit too much, but the environments, the graphics and the fun that this game ultimately offers is well worth it.
GamesCollection (Jul 27, 2010)
Dare un voto a questo FF XIII è molto difficile...I miglioramenti ci sono, ma i pochi contro sono molto pesanti e incidono sul ritmo di gioco. Non è il capolavoro che si aspettavano in molti, cambia completamente il volto della serie e non tutti potrebbero apprezzarlo, ma rimane un buon gioco a cui si può dare una chance. Si trova anche usato (persino in edizione limitata) e questo, potrebbe essere un ulteriore incentivo sulla vostra scelta.
80 (Mar 05, 2010)
Bien qu'on ne puisse guère lui reprocher qu'une seule chose, à savoir l'abandon de presque tous les éléments qui caractérisaient la série depuis ses débuts, Final Fantasy XIII ne manquera pas de diviser les joueurs. En faisant le choix de délaisser l'exploration au profit de l'action dans le but avoué de s'ouvrir à un nouveau public, Final Fantasy XIII risque de laisser dubitative une bonne partie des inconditionnels de la série. Pour autant, impossible de ne pas se laisser captiver par ces joutes effrénées menées tambour battant et superbement mises en valeur par une réalisation de haut vol. Un épisode qui n'est peut-être pas celui que tout le monde attendait mais qui vaut très certainement le détour !
IGN UK (Mar 09, 2010)
Ultimately the lack of anything substantial to do beyond fleeing and fighting soon brings the game crashing back to earth, and even when the walls are lifted Final Fantasy XIII’s world can seem strangely lifeless. As a technical feat the game is a triumph, but it seems a slave to its own spectacle, manacling the gameplay to serve its own bombastic vision and ultimately while the excellent combat and stunning visuals are enough to recommend it, they're not enough to earn it a place amongst the series’ top rank.
76 (Mar 08, 2010)
Meine Spielerfahrung mit Final Fantasy XIII ist sowohl von Bewunderung als auch Enttäuschung geprägt. Es bricht mit vielen Traditionen, was teilweise erstaunlich gut funktioniert, oft aber auch klaffende Lücken hinterlässt. Die Story um eine mit persönlichen Konflikten belastete Schicksalsgemeinschaft wird bildprächtig inszeniert, stimmungsvoll erzählt und selbst die klischeebelasteten Protagonisten haben mich letztendlich charakterlich überzeugt. Die fast nur aus engen Levelschläuchen zusammengesetzte Spielwelt blieb hingegen reichlich blass und sämtliche Randfiguren nahezu belanglos. Das dramaturgisch geschickt geknüpfte Korsett der Story tröstete zwar teilweise darüber hinweg, aber die spielerische Enge schnürte mir als Rollenspieler fast die Luft ab. Vor allem das automatisierte Kampfsystem, der Verzicht auf jegliche Inhalte am Wegrand sowie der harmlose Schwierigkeitsgrad sorgten für ein Stechen in der Brust.
RPG Site (Mar 05, 2010)
Final Fantasy XIII is still a fantastic game on the Xbox 360 – and that’s why it still has a score way above average. It rightfully scores less than its Playstation 3 counterpart, though. The lower resolution isn't quite as big a deal as many made it out to be, but the lower quality, heavily compressed cutscenes are.
70 (Apr 07, 2010)
Final Fantasy XIII will never be able to compete with VI and VII in my affections. But for a generation of players picking up their first title in the series, not quite sure of the storied world of characters that awaits them, Final Fantasy XIII will be to them what VII and VIII were to an armada of 90s teenagers. It's a gigantic, beautiful game, but it's one that irreparably hurts itself with an unforgivably slow introduction.
Giant Bomb (Apr 02, 2010)
Too longwinded and singleminded for its own good, Final Fantasy XIII still delivers a grand, gorgeous adventure...eventually.
Gaming since 198x (Jan 26, 2011)
Ce jeu est une honte. C'est l'équivalent vidéo ludique d'une peinture sur huile représentant une crotte de babouin tellement détaillée qu'on peut y reconnaitre les bananes qu'il a mangé. C'est impressionnant certes mais ça ne change pas le fait que vous avez payé pour admirer l'image d'une grosse merde.

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