Final Fantasy XIII-2 Part Six: Final Journey/Final Thoughts and Trivia

I guess that’s just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes, you even have to give them up.”

-Lauren Oliver, Delirium #1

July 1, 2015: Academia, 500 AF. Serah and Noel confront Caius for the final time.

Caius: “I will fulfill my promise. Your suffering will end.”

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Part Five

July 25, 2013: Radical Dreamers
Serah was trapped in a dream of the life she wanted, but she rejected the false hope that the shadow Lightning offered. A mysterious female voice offered Serah guidance, and guess who it was? Vanille. She and Fang were able to help Serah because they were all dreaming at the same time.
Vanille told Serah that Noel was off somewhere having a dream of his own. Fang used her weapon to cut open a spacetime distortion that Serah used to leave New Bodhum 00X AF.
The atmosphere of A Dying World, 700 AF, is very lonely and sad.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Part Four: The Last Hunter

June 23, 2013: The Impersistence of Memory
Noel tried to argue why Caius couldn’t be behind the AI going haywire. He remembered that Caius was a Guardian of the seeress, but couldn’t remember his other reason.
I’m tired of the Tower and its dumb rotating rooms.
June 24, 2013: What She Saw

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Part Three: Legends of Tomorrow

June 14, 2013: Coliseum ??? AF
Snow couldn’t come with us because the gate wasn’t “meant” for him. Hmph.
He still has his l’Cie brand.

Snow’s look in Final Fantasy XIII-2

The Arbiter of Time looks creeepy.

The Arbiter of Time

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Part Two: Innocent Sins

May 18, 2013: As the trio tries to explore the Yaschas Massif, another Altas-esque creature attacks! These creatures must be directly linked to the paradoxes.
It’s a brutal boss fight. It inflicts Wound and constantly casts Deshellga, Deprotectga, and area-of-effect spells, making the Sentinel role basically useless. So annoying.
In the end, a boomerang banishes the beast with an electromagnetic pulse attack. There’s only one Final Fantasy XIII character that uses a boomerang: Hope.

Hope

You don’t even get much for “beating” the invader.

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Time and Punishment: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Part One

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Developer/Publisher: Square Enix

Platform: Xbox 360

Released (North America): January 31, 2012

Released (Japan): December 15, 2011

Released (Europe): February 3, 2012

Released (Australia): February 2, 2012

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Final Fantasy XIII: Final Stats, Thoughts, and Trivia

I’m a little disappointed… that I did not put quite as much detail into the game’s final chapters as I did the earlier ones.

I thought that this would be a slightly longer LP by about three parts.

I like Final Fantasy XIII, though I have wondered if that was because I love Final Fantasy so much that I really needed XIII to be a success for the sake of it. However, redoing this LP confirmed that I still fell for the grandeur of the game, and the characters’ storylines. Some events in the sequels have extra resonance in the context of this game that I had forgotten while I was playing through them. I really want to talk about them, but I can’t yet. :3

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Final Fantasy XIII Part 10

October 18, 2010: Three months. That’s how long it took for me to get back in the saddle again.

Well, two and half, technically.

Allow me to describe Barthandelus’ basics. He has 3.3 million HP, nasty lasers, debuffs, and two particular moves you’ll come to hate: Thanatosion Laughter and Apotosis. The former is just a brutal laser barrage. The latter neutralizes all of your buffs and cures his debuffs.

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Final Fantasy XIII Part Nine

July 13, 2010: I sure anticipate meeting this fal’Cie.

After a horrifying detour, we rode Roly-Poly into the Sulya Springs. It was beautiful. A springs situated in a ravine – waterfalls and small rainbows everywhere.

Vanille asked to see Serah, and she reflected on meeting her.

Day 9, Bodhum. Vanille and Serah gabbed on the shore. Nature painted a glorious sunset for them.

This place was beautiful, and it was my Focus to destroy it,”, narrated Vanille.

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Final Fantasy XIII Part Eight: Free Will

May 2, 2010: Sazh wondered about whatever force allowed the ship to phase through the building. I cringe to think of it as another fal’Cie meddling in their business. Haven’t we had enough of them?

A floor above, beyond the tunnels, lied a more open area. When the party stepped out, a large insignia – the l’Cie “brand” – appeared on the floor. The l’Cie’s brands glowed with intense heat.

I somehow failed to bring up the brands before now. All ‘Cie have a brand somewhere on their bodies. Snow’s was on his forearm; Vanille’s was on her thigh.

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