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More Random Thoughts on Final Fantasy XIII

A few days ago, I shared my *official* thoughts on Final Fantasy XIII.

Not having touched it since then, here are some additional random thoughts, in no particular order or meaningfulness 🙂

  • Final Battle Blues: The final battle (was it 3 or 4 obligatory boss forms?) was WAYYYYY too easy.  It could be that I simply leveled up too much in my aborted attempt to complete all of the beast “marks,” but I took out the final baddie (Orphan) without breaking a sweat.  In fact, besides the necessarily non-lethal “Judgement” strike in the next-to-last form, all my character’s HP stayed well above half.  Of course, that means that I had much more time for slicing and dicing, making quick work of him.  Even the dreaded “doom” that was cast on my party in Orphan’s final form was no big deal whatsoever.  I annihilated him so quickly that I didn’t even have to think about trying to get around certain death.  Pathetic.
  • The End of Big Hair?: A hallmark of FF games is big, spiky, crazy hair.  From Cloud’s lethal spikes to Wakka’s cone-dome, big, flashy hair has been a certainty.  And yes, although we all realize that such hair is, on the basis More >