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Freya
01-02-2014, 02:19 AM
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Let's all play Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2!


If you didn't know already, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII comes out next month. In fact it comes out February 11th for NA fans, the 13th for AU and the 14th for EU. In preparation for the release we're going to play through the first two games! If you haven't played the games, this is the perfect time. If you haven't beat them, why not try again? Some of you have already played it though and beat it! Well, we have some challenges for those who would like them. But why should you do the challenges? For chocobos of course! If you complete a challenge then you can get a chocobo next to your username!

How will we know if you've actually done the challenge though? This is where you come in. You'll just have to show a screenshot or picture of your progress. Beginning, middle and end time stamps! So this can be a save file, or a screenshot of whatever the challenge pertains to. Heck you can just play the game and have fun! Just beating the game even gets you a chocobo! Chocobos for everyone! If you play that is.




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XIII:

http://gensokyo.no-ip.info/sig/dancechoco_yellow.gif Challenges
Beat the Game
Complete all C'ieth stone missions

http://gensokyo.no-ip.info/sig/dancechoco_red.gif Challenges
Beat the Game using only starting Weapons
Beat the Game only using Eidolons when required per story
Only level 9 Crystarium
Dual Role challenge
Get 5 star score on every enemy in the game

http://gensokyo.no-ip.info/sig/dancechoco_blue.gif Challenges
Single Role challenge
Single Character Crystarium
Secondary Roles Only
Mandatory Fights Only

http://gensokyo.no-ip.info/sig/dancechoco_black.gif Challenges
No Crystarium Usage



XIII-2:

http://gensokyo.no-ip.info/sig/dancechoco_yellow.gif Challenges
Beat the Game
Defeat all Coliseum fights (requires DLC, but the fights are a lot of fun and really challenging.)

http://gensokyo.no-ip.info/sig/dancechoco_red.gif Challenges
No monster (beat he game with just Noel and Serah)
Complete bestiary
Can only use the first monster you catch in each role in your paradigms
Beat game using only starting weapons
Complete all Hands of Time puzzles without using a website that solves them for you

http://gensokyo.no-ip.info/sig/dancechoco_blue.gif Challenges
Collect one of every monster
Get all fragments
5 star rating on every enemy
Serah and Noel can only use one role each throughout game

http://gensokyo.no-ip.info/sig/dancechoco_black.gif Challenges
Serah only
No Crystarium Usage Challenge


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So get to playing! Share your experiences of our group playthrough in here or make your own thread! Let's get to gaming! You have the month of January!

Pumpkin
01-02-2014, 02:20 AM
I would by I no know how to screenshot on my PS3.

Freya
01-02-2014, 02:21 AM
CAMERA! You can also just play it :D It's more about playing the game than anything. That way we can get excited for LR :3

Pumpkin
01-02-2014, 02:28 AM
I will do these and take low res pics :D

http://gensokyo.no-ip.info/sig/dancechoco_red.gifBeat the Game using only starting Weapons
http://gensokyo.no-ip.info/sig/dancechoco_red.gifBeat the Game only using Eidolons when required per story

It'll probably take more than a month though :x. I have a lot of games being played.

Scotty_ffgamer
01-02-2014, 02:29 AM
XIII and XIII-2 you can't get screenshots unless you have special equipment to do so probably, which is unfortunate. I'm going to use my cell phone camera probably. It is a bit more of a hassle just because things tend to be blurry and it's hard for it to look decent, but it can work for the purposes of this play through :D.

Mister Adequate
01-02-2014, 03:12 AM
Beat the Game only using Eidolons when required per story

This is by far the most difficult challenge up there. How can one play without hearing Vanille's orgasms?

Lone Wolf Leonhart
01-02-2014, 03:39 AM
I'll play XIII-2 for this month. As good timing would have it, I started a new playthrough in December and haven't gotten past the first area as of yet, so I'm ready to go :cool:

I'll do the following for sure. I'll update if I attempt any of the other ones.
Those Hands of Time puzzles are hard!

49765 Challenges
Beat the Game
Defeat all Coliseum fights

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Get all fragments

Scotty_ffgamer
01-02-2014, 04:24 AM
I'm doing good if I just beat the game. That will probably be my only accomplishment in this probably,haha. Yay FF XIII!

Pumpkin
01-02-2014, 05:41 PM
I start this today! Sharky has the camera phone so I won't be able to take many pics though, but I'll get some in when I can.

Pumpkin
01-03-2014, 12:39 AM
Okay, some progress made. Finished Chapter 3, I think. I love the icey lake level. It's beautiful. I would play it over and over again.

For a refresher, her are the challenges I am going for:

http://gensokyo.no-ip.info/sig/dancechoco_yellow.gif Beat the Game
http://gensokyo.no-ip.info/sig/dancechoco_red.gif Beat the Game using only starting Weapons
http://gensokyo.no-ip.info/sig/dancechoco_red.gifBeat the Game only using Eidolons when required per story

Here is my progress from today:
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/2014-01-02182437.jpg

And here is me still with my starting weapons equiped:
http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r619/achila123451/2014-01-02182410.jpg

I haven't used any Eidolons (I just got Shiva :P) and I won't but I'm not 100% sure how to capture that in photo.

Anyways, I assume I can level up my starter weapons and just not change for another weapon. If that's an issue, let me know. I haven't touched them yet.

Lone Wolf Leonhart
01-03-2014, 01:28 AM
Gonna purchase the all in one DLC bundle today which has a majority of the XIII-2 DLC for a discounted price. Looking forward to seeing some things for the first time!

Freya
01-03-2014, 03:38 AM
You can level them, just don't change them!

Scotty_ffgamer
01-03-2014, 04:57 AM
It starts. Here's my screen just showing that I started from the beginning I guess. I'm not doing any challenges aside from completing the game!

http://i.imgur.com/sd54snB.jpg?1

And so the story begins with people wearing these silly robes on a train:

http://i.imgur.com/4eXkJPt.jpg?1

Through the magic of snapping her fingers, Square's favorite heroine, Lightning, started hopping around the train, beating up soldiers. After generally showing how awesome she is, Lightning and her newfound friend with the frocobo get off the train and discuss how Lightning is an ex-SOLDIER. Rebels hijacking a train to fight the oppressive government, the "main" person once being a soldier for that government. Hmm...

http://i.imgur.com/dQgN23X.jpg?1

Sazh is checking out Clou... I mean Lightning. You can tell he wants to talk to her, but he's just shy and not sure what to say. Young love!

http://i.imgur.com/0ViUcTp.jpg?1
...And she rejected him. He's trying to think of some way to fix his situation, obviously. Also notice that straight line in the map corner? Don't expect it to change much.

http://i.imgur.com/tmF7JWl.jpg?1

Now we move to Snow. You can't see very well, but he's threatening to beat up this kid. That kid is very sad at how much of a bully Snow is.

http://i.imgur.com/sxLsfCD.jpg?1
Here, Snow just gave a machine gun to a kid. Vanille with a good should be all the evidence we need for better gun control laws.

Everyone decides to go chase down this Pulse Fal'Cie. Snow and Lightning to find Serah (Snow's fiance and Lightning's sister), Hope and Vanille to find Snow, and Sazh because he has nothing better to do. They succeed in finding Serah!

http://i.imgur.com/XLl7sgr.jpg?1
... but Serah turned to Crystal. Somewhere along the lines I meet the fal'Cie Anima and kick its butt. Everyone has visions and hallucinations after interacting with Anima.

http://i.imgur.com/GDGT8Ad.jpg?1

And now their here.

To summarize my experience so far, i walked down a long hallway and kept pressing X while talking on #eoff until cutscenes happened. I will be doing less of that once battles actually start giving experience and I start caring a little more about them, haha.

Pumpkin
01-03-2014, 04:59 AM
Darn you, you get to take more pics than me!

Freya
01-03-2014, 05:55 AM
Ya know I really like the intro in XIII. My biggest problem is that intro GOES TOO LONG. other than that, I like the whole train and escaping and l'cie and yeah.

Scotty_ffgamer
01-03-2014, 05:59 AM
I like the story aspect, but the gameplay at the intro leaves a lot to be desired. I just hate having battles that don't give experience or CP or whatever. Since I've already played the game before, it makes the beginning a bit more dull to go through again.

TrollHunter
01-03-2014, 06:17 AM
If I still had a 360 or ps3 I would join in! But alas I no longer have either.

Shauna
01-03-2014, 11:20 AM
I think I will start playing FFXIII-2 this weekend. I played FFXIII recently, and haven't played the sequel at all. Best idea.

Pumpkin
01-04-2014, 01:43 AM
My progress today:
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I actually got a bit further but I already took these pics so oh well :P

And me still using my basic weapons:

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Been good with the no Eidolons thingy too.

Freya
01-04-2014, 02:53 AM
Look at you go! I haven't started yet. Haven't had time the past two days but I plan to this weekend!

DMKA
01-04-2014, 06:14 PM
I just killed Enki and Enlil.

I was doing the No Crystarium challenge until I got to them. I caved after dying for the tenth time. :p

Mirage
01-04-2014, 07:46 PM
13-2: Get all fragments

I'll do that one!

Mirage
01-04-2014, 07:46 PM
Ok, done.

Freya
01-04-2014, 08:19 PM
Lol pics or it didn't happen. It has to be a new game!

Mirage
01-04-2014, 08:23 PM
You never said it had to be a new game!

And even if you did, I have no desire of doing what I've already done again :(. So I guess I'm out.

Pumpkin
01-05-2014, 05:32 AM
Taking a break for the weekend, but I'll start back up again Monday.

Shaibana
01-06-2014, 03:42 PM
i dnt think i can play this game..
ive played the first XIII till the end boss (wich i couldnt defeat).. im satisfied with that, i watched the final scene on youtube.
i have played the 2nd for an hour or 4 untill i got stuck.
the thought of running back through all the maps have made me unable to pick the game back up again..

im just afraid ill get stuck again

Shauna
01-06-2014, 05:43 PM
I have started FF13-2! I've so far played 4-5 hours. I am not attempting many challenges due to this being my first time playing it through, so I have already failed the no-monsters thing.

Pumpkin
01-06-2014, 08:24 PM
Playing again today. I am just dreading th boss fights.

Mirage
01-06-2014, 09:36 PM
Those were the best parts man.

Freya
01-07-2014, 02:54 AM
I need to beat XIII-2 myself, I only got into the beginning of it. I just haven't had time!

Pumpkin
01-07-2014, 04:31 AM
Darn I forgot the pics today :(

Pumpkin
01-08-2014, 02:26 AM
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I didn't realize the second pic was so bad, sorry :(. I'll get a better one tomorrow.

Still doing good on the challenges :up:

Pumpkin
01-11-2014, 03:42 AM
Progress:

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Lone Wolf Leonhart
01-17-2014, 04:16 AM
I've been rather inactive on the forums this week. That's because I've been doing this Let's Play!

Just to let you all know, I'm still rockin that 480p. I've still got an "ancient" TV in my bedroom that has a big box on the back. Most of my goals are end game, so that's when I'll post more pictures.

For now, here's a picture with Snow in the Sunleth Waterscape during the first visit. The second picture is Noel's Sargatanas weapon glowing in the dark in the Bresha Ruins! I didn't know it did that, so I took a picture. I like wearing the different DLC outfits.

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Freya
01-18-2014, 06:55 PM
I forgot to take picture when I started I blame surgery started few days ago then just remembered to picture it. I'm on disc 2

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Shauna
01-18-2014, 07:00 PM
I have been failing to take any pictures. I'm on Episode 4 so far! :3

Pumpkin
01-18-2014, 08:12 PM
Still playing, just haven't uploaded pics in a while.

I'm up to chapter 11.

Freya
01-18-2014, 11:42 PM
Barty is a jerk face. I just spent like all of chapter 9 grinding everyone's crystarium

Freya
01-19-2014, 12:06 AM
Disc three! This is the furthest I've got in this game.

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Pumpkin
01-19-2014, 12:13 AM
I will say this, Chapter 11 is friggin brutal. I have rage quit after losing three fights four times each.

I'll try again later.

Lone Wolf Leonhart
01-23-2014, 02:04 AM
I beat the game a few days ago! Clocked in around 66 hours. My end game monsters were Lightning (Commando), Snow (Sentinel) and Green Chocobo (Medic)

yellow challenge:

I beat the game

red challenge:

I completed the bestiary. Sort of. I fought one of every monster and have all their names (it's required for a fragment) but I do not have all of their information i.e. things you learn with scan or libra. I'll let you decide if that's a complete challenge or not.

blue challenge:

I have all fragments

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I didn't finish up the coliseum. The only ones I couldn't beat are Ultros and Gilgamesh. They were just too hard for me, even with a maxed out Crystarium and clever paradigm use. Also, I have 29 of 31 achievements!

That's all I'll be playing of the game for now. I'm frustrated from my coliseum losses, haha. If there's a time in the future when I want to play XIII-2 but don't want to start a new game, I'll just come back and try to get these last few things i'm missing :)

Here are some proof pics as well as funny adornments on monsters:

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Freya
01-23-2014, 02:32 AM
CONGRATS! I don't know if we can put all of them in your title..... so.... which one would you prefer if we can only put one?

Lone Wolf Leonhart
01-23-2014, 05:28 AM
I see red the least around the forums, I'll go with red :kakapo:

Freya
01-23-2014, 06:35 AM
YAY! Congrats!

Psychotic
01-23-2014, 08:45 AM
Afroception. I hope there's a smaller chocobo inside the top afro too.

Shauna
01-23-2014, 11:15 AM
Way to go LWL! :D

I will hopefully get FFXIII-2 done in the next week. loljk, I've been too busy with work and applying for jobs to play it enough. xD I've got half the fragments though, so I might be able to...

Loony BoB
01-23-2014, 01:01 PM
Massive congrats, Lone, I applaud your efforts! :)

Lone Wolf Leonhart
01-24-2014, 04:45 AM
Thank you all :monster:

radicaledward124
01-24-2014, 11:39 AM
does it count if i've beaten both games and only used Eidolons as required by the story but my old PS3 killed itself i don't have those saves anymore nor do i have pics? I just wanna know.

Lone Wolf Leonhart
01-24-2014, 06:41 PM
The goals within this Let's Play are only for save files that have been started within the past month or so. The idea being to play in anticipation of Lightning Returns February release :)

radicaledward124
01-24-2014, 11:42 PM
oh well then i'm nearly there again! I've been playing them again cause new system but new game too! lol

And congrats Lone!

Pumpkin
01-24-2014, 11:55 PM
Congrats NathanGary!

I actually am about to finish XIII but I'm not posting it because I don't want the chocobo because this game has made me so bitter and angry :colbert:

A chocobo should come from a place of love, not rage.

radicaledward124
01-29-2014, 03:41 AM
Yellow Challenge

I beat XIII.

Red challenge

I didn't use Eidolons except in story required battles.

And i cried again at the end just like lsat time.