Up till now I have played about 35% of the game and I do not want to let go.\nPro's: excellent graphics, game play, story\ncon's: not really.. Combat ability for Lara croft could have been improved but understandable given the character is a girl with no brawling history..\nAnyways.. Xcellent buy from walmart for 15 bucks.. More than worth it..
I liked the concept for the game but it didn't satisfy. Towards the beginning you have to run for some maintenance room but the game never shows or explain where it is once you get to the hall way. The player is immediately swarmed and within 30 seconds dead if no door is found. You have no weapons and can only use your fists which takes stamina so after a few swings your dead. You can run away cause as soon as they hit you your slowed and trapped. I suppose after this segment you get some weapon but you cant use it for long anyway cause it'll break. I'm pretty sure crow bars can still be deadly even after 20x times what would have made sense and be realistic is if the vehicles had gas instead of some magically crumbling crow bar or lead pipe. Unlike Left4Dead and dead rising which usually almost always gives the player a fighting chance unless on uber diff this game does not leading to unnecessary frustration and annoyance.
Mixing FF7 and FFXIII is a slap in the face! Who is she now, Clouds cousin or something? Stop trying to drag the good FFs down with this #@$% of a game. XIII %^&*% so did XIIIx2 now we are to thrown more of this garbage!?! Think of something more then graphics! stop screwing up the stories from the good FF s and think of a story that does not make people want to blow their f%#king brains out! I was dumb enough to purchase XIII&XIIIx2, ended up beating FF XIII the whole while waiting for the story to make sense and it to get at least half way good. Then I bought FFXIIIx2 and after 15 minutes of playing it I put it in a box with a picture of my middle finger and sent it Fedex back to Square Enix! This one is 100% sure to disappoint DONT BUY THIS GAME!
Awesome game. I can't put it down. The only problem with it is I wanted the regular box and not the greatest hits box. The website shows the regular box. I was disappointed with that, but I got over it quickly. Everything else is great.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is by no means perfect, and I am only giving the game 5 stars when comparing to the original.\n\nThe biggest flaw, and largest complaint by most players is that the ending is shallow and doesn't truly end anything -- true, but I actually am happy that Square Enix is leaving it open and continuing the game via downloadable content. This gives me a reason to hold onto the game and look forward to playing it again in the future.\n\nFirst and foremost, for using a dated graphics engine, the game is gorgeous. It truly pops on an HD TV unlike many other games out there. The use of colors, weather filters, and combat details are excellent and unmatched.\n\nGameplay is far superior to XIII. Though it gets old watching the same two characters throughout the game, the monster catching system is fabulous! You can spend many of hours alone just catching and leveling up monsters to find your perfect companions.\n\nThis is also one of the few games where I actually LOVE grinding. The battle system is fast paced, dynamic, and the addition of context sensitive battle scenarios along with monsters having their own unique \"Feral Link\" abilities adds to the experience greatly!\n\nIt's great going to old and new locations freely, and being able to play the game as you see fit. The story is a little lacking, and it's more lighthearted (similar to Final Fantasy X-2), but it's engaging enough to keep you wanting more.\n\nThe music is also a big improvement over the original -- yes, there are a LOT of vocals on this soundtrack, but it feels more like a Final Fantasy game with the musical selections they've created. Not to mention the addition of Mog, and the strong focus on Final Fantasy critters and lore, which is something that Final Fantasy XIII lacked greatly!\n\nOverall, I recommend playing the game -- yes the ending is irritating, but the game isn't over. Knowing that this game could literally continue for years is what's helping with the 5 star rating, and due to it's overall beauty and feel, you'll be welcoming it to your console until you get 100% completion!
This game has beautiful graphics and exciting game play. I found myself liking this interpretation of Lara Croft a lot. Like all the reviews say, she starts out as an innocent, naive archaeologist, who, because of a shipwreck onto an island full of vicious cultists, becomes a \"survivor.\" The story line itself is pretty dark and a bit predictable, but intriguing. I really liked the voice acting for Lara. You could really feel the emotion.\n\nDefinitely take the mature rating into consideration before buying this game. This game is amazing, but it is extremely violent. Definitely much more violent than its predecessors. When the player messes up, Lara Croft often dies in incredibly graphic ways (impaled through the throat, for instance). Lara slays hundreds of cultists, usually with a bow or gun, but sometimes with a pick-axe to their cranium. Personally, I thought it was rather unnecessary.\n\nI also thought the game's use of the F-bomb was excessive. I didn't keep a count going, but it was definitely used 10+ times. Probably a lot more.\n\nAnyway, to wrap up my review, this game is great, for a mature audience.
I have always been obsessed with pretty much all things zombie, but had no idea how much this game was going to take over my life. It looks amazing and is very addictive. The attention to detail blew my mind. I have forced some friends to get it so that they can play with me.
This game is good if you want to think outside of the box on how to accomplish a mission. Multiple routes are great if you want to try the missions out in different ways. I have been very satisfied with the game so far.