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#1 Posted by Asuka2013 (25 posts) -
I hope they kill Lightning in this new game. WE WANT VERSUS.LionHeart48
Another Versus fanboy usual. Honestly, you guys are crazy. You romp around on other XIII forums to complain about Versus not being released yet, but here's some info for your impaired brain: the Kingdom Hearts development team is in charge of VXIII, not the FF team. *GASP*
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#2 Posted by Asuka2013 (25 posts) -
Not quite as impressive as XIII, but a solid game nonetheless. Story is dissapoiting and graphics can look worse than XIII's at times (Lightning's model, Valhalla, and Bresha Ruins after Atlas's defeat all look pretty crappy), but gameplay, world design, and fun characters kept me coming back for more. It's a good game, but doesn't stand up compared to the epic of XIII.
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#3 Posted by Asuka2013 (25 posts) -
This might depress you, but you need to acquire every single item, accessory, weapon, and any other miscellaneous object in one playthrough. This includes every single upgrade possible of every accessory and weapon. If you have the guide, then that should help; otherwise, you're going to have to start a new game and remember to not sell anything and save the upgrading for later. I got the Platinum trophy after 250+ hours, but it took me a few playthroughs to realize the achievement/trophy is only awarded in one playthrough.
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#4 Posted by Asuka2013 (25 posts) -
I have no idea why your game is doing that. I popped my own disc in to check it out (playing on X360), and nothing happened. Of course, you've tried cleaning the disc with a cloth, right? If that doesn't work and it continues to do that, you might just have to download a save from the internet to get past that part.
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#5 Posted by Asuka2013 (25 posts) -
The easiest way is to wipe all enemies out with the Shiva Eidolon. You really aren't supposed to have to fight the Orion because the game wants you to defeat the enemies with Snow's Eidolon, but it happened to me my first time, too. You see the Stagger Gauges for enemies in the top right screen? Don't let that deplete. Constantly use an attack; as soon as one ends, pick another one, and fast. You won't have a lot of time to read how to do them, but just keep attacking over and over again. Focus on the Orion and perform wide-area attacks; this should wipe out not only the PSICOM soldiers, but the Orion as well. Worse come to worse, you'll have to retry the battle; it's much easier to just retry than attempt to beat Orion. However, if you still want to try defeating the Orion, once you fail the first time, you are given the chance to go to the main menu and level-up Snow at the Crystarium. Invest all CP and equip HP+ boosting accessories and a Strength-oriented weapon. Hope this helps!
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#6 Posted by Asuka2013 (25 posts) -
Whoa, there. Do not, I repeat, do NOT even attempt to fight one of the "turtle" monsters you see lumbering around the Steppe. You will get your butt handed to you on a silver platter. Those monsters, and the higher-class A missions must be left until the very last hours of the game (not the storyline, but end-game play). As for your party, I would recommend switching to a part of Lightning (leader), Fang, and Hope. Lightning will serve as your all-round character, Fang will be your heavy-hitter and tank, and Hope will provide Ravager skills and quick healing. This party is almost essential, though not required, to defeat most enemies in FFXIII, especially the tougher ones. At this point in the game, you won't be nearly powerful enough to fight the Adamantortoises (the turtles), but after the credits, you can return and begin to level up to defeat them. Right now, the best way to level-up and prepare you for later locations is to play through AT LEAST 10 Mark missions. This is a great strategy because, although it can be tough at first, you will get some great rewards and CP to get you on your way. From this point on is what we call the "difficulty spike". Meaning, things are going to get a whole lot tougher. Following my tips, you should be able to scrounge enough CP to get you characters maxed out on their main role, which will prove helpful in the battles on Pulse. As for paradigms, I like the ones that really force you to strategize and be at the top of your game. These worked for me, and you can tweak them to fit whatever party you are using. Paradigms for the Light/Fang/Hope party: RELENTLESS ASSAULT- Lightning (Ravager), Hope (Ravager), Fang (Commando) PROTECTION- Lightning (Medic), Hope (Synergist), Fang (Sentinel) COMBAT CLINIC- Lightning (Medic), Hope (Medic), Fang (Sentinel) DELTA ATTACK- Lightning (Commando), Hope (Ravager), Fang (Sentinel) MYSTIC TOWER- Lightning (Ravager), Hope (Ravager), Fang (Sentinel) AGGRESSION- Lightning (Commando), Hope (Ravager), Fang (Commando) Relentless Assault is easily the best paradigm for knocking down the health bar of enemies, and can be used to drive up the Chain Gauge/ Stagger Gauge. Lightning and Hope will work together to Stagger enemies while Fang delivers the strong attacks. Protection can be used at the start of any mission battle to prepare your party for the battle to come. Enemies are going to attack you no matter what, so Lightning's healing and Fang's duties as Sentinel help to absorb and rebut attacks while Hope applies necessary buffs. Combat Clinic can be used as a quick healing session or to prepare for an incoming attack that could potentially wipe out your leader. Enemies are distracted by Fang while Lightning and Hope quickly heal the party and remove any status ailments. Delta Attack is absolutely essential at your point of the game. It provides the safest way to victory; it's best used on all enemies on Gran Pulse, until you return after-credits to play. Lightning and Hope slowly but surely exterminate enemies while Fang provides distraction. Mystic Tower is a great paradigm for staggering enemies while they're distracted by Fang's Provoke. Make sure a Commando has attacked beforehand, though, or it'll be hard to keep the Stagger Gauge steady. Lightning and Hope can pound away at enemies' Stagger Gauges while Fang provides distraction. Aggression- Even if you're tackling a tough enemy Mark or just power-leveling, if Lightning and Fang have got enough power to work together to take down enemies faster than a Ravager/Commando combo, shift to this one! After enemies are staggered and the gauge takes longer than ten seconds to deplete, Paradigm Shift to Aggression to finish them off quickly. I hope that helped! Once again, I highly recommend the party listed above; the party you are using now don't allow for as smooth of gameplay.