• EoFF Plays FF XIII and XIII-2: Let's all Play!


    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.




    XIII:

    Challenges
    Beat the Game
    Complete all C'ieth stone missions

    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

    Challenges
    Single Role challenge
    Single Character Crystarium
    Secondary Roles Only
    Mandatory Fights Only

    Challenges
    No Crystarium Usage



    XIII-2:

    Challenges
    Beat the Game
    Defeat all Coliseum fights (requires DLC, but the fights are a lot of fun and really challenging.)

    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

    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

    Challenges
    Serah only
    No Crystarium Usage Challenge





    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!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: EoFF Plays FF XIII and XIII-2: Let's all Play! started by Freya View original post
    Comments 53 Comments
    1. Pumpkin's Avatar
      Pumpkin -
      I would by I no know how to screenshot on my PS3.
    1. Freya's Avatar
      Freya -
      CAMERA! You can also just play it It's more about playing the game than anything. That way we can get excited for LR :3
    1. Pumpkin's Avatar
      Pumpkin -
      I will do these and take low res pics

      Beat the Game using only starting Weapons
      Beat 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.
    1. Scotty_ffgamer's Avatar
      Scotty_ffgamer -
      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 .
    1. Mister Adequate's Avatar
      Mister Adequate -
      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?
    1. Lone Wolf Leonhart's Avatar
      Lone Wolf Leonhart -
      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

      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!

      Attachment 49765 Challenges
      Beat the Game
      Defeat all Coliseum fights

      Attachment 49766 Challenges
      Get all fragments
    1. Scotty_ffgamer's Avatar
      Scotty_ffgamer -
      I'm doing good if I just beat the game. That will probably be my only accomplishment in this probably,haha. Yay FF XIII!
    1. Pumpkin's Avatar
      Pumpkin -
      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.
    1. Pumpkin's Avatar
      Pumpkin -
      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:

      Beat the Game
      Beat the Game using only starting Weapons
      Beat the Game only using Eidolons when required per story

      Here is my progress from today:


      And here is me still with my starting weapons equiped:


      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.
    1. Lone Wolf Leonhart's Avatar
      Lone Wolf Leonhart -
      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!
    1. Freya's Avatar
      Freya -
      You can level them, just don't change them!
    1. Scotty_ffgamer's Avatar
      Scotty_ffgamer -
      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!



      Picture heavy adventure up through the beginning of Lake Bresha And so the story begins with people wearing these silly robes on a train:



      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...



      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!


      ...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.



      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.


      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!


      ... 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.



      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.
    1. Pumpkin's Avatar
      Pumpkin -
      Darn you, you get to take more pics than me!
    1. Freya's Avatar
      Freya -
      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.
    1. Scotty_ffgamer's Avatar
      Scotty_ffgamer -
      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.
    1. TrollHunter's Avatar
      TrollHunter -
      If I still had a 360 or ps3 I would join in! But alas I no longer have either.
    1. Shauna's Avatar
      Shauna -
      I think I will start playing FFXIII-2 this weekend. I played FFXIII recently, and haven't played the sequel at all. Best idea.
    1. Pumpkin's Avatar
      Pumpkin -
      My progress today:
      Attachment 49875

      I actually got a bit further but I already took these pics so oh well :P

      And me still using my basic weapons:

      Attachment 49876

      Been good with the no Eidolons thingy too.
    1. Freya's Avatar
      Freya -
      Look at you go! I haven't started yet. Haven't had time the past two days but I plan to this weekend!
    1. DMKA's Avatar
      DMKA -
      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.
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