I realize that the consensus for FFXIII seems to be either you liked it our you just plain didn’t. Me, I’m a sucker for a good story and great music, so I actually really enjoyed it. My only real problem with FFXIII was that I was actually a little disappointed when I finished the story-line. Not because I didn’t like the story, although I had wished a few things had turned out slightly different. (I will give no Spoilers here, but will just say that I wish things would have ended a little different for a couple of the characters.)
I thought the story was great. It was an intriguing story, so much in fact that at the end, it was hard for me to keep playing, even though I now had this whole world to explore at my leisure. I should have been pumped, but what turned out happening was that because I no longer had the story propelling me forward, the desire dissipated. I guess realistically I knew that my fascination was never for the grind, or for bragging rights. My interest was in the games characters. Saying it as lightly as I can, it was just kind of awkward calling a few of them back into my party group once I knew the ending… lol. I’m odd, I know.
All of this trip down memory lane for me, is in response to this:
On facebook, I’m a fan of a few pages, and one of playstation pages leaked that the North American Release of FFXIII-2 will happen this next winter. (Winter 2011 I believe).
I watched the Japanese trailer found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfGogfi2Hbk
(Hopefully one of those is still there and not pulled down, as all seem to be posted by an individuals and not SE).
I’m intrigued, and very interested in playing this game. I like the prospect of a returning Lightning, and would definitely like to see if anything in the next one expands on what happened at the end of the first one. I want to know what happened to my team members. 🙂 I would love to see some of the same characters appear throughout this story, but I think even if it ends up being Lightning’s story, that could be ok as well as her and Vanille were my favorites….. I know, I know…. 🙂