RPGFan


Liz Maas
Final Fantasy XIII-2's Battle System On Video
And a little more on chocobos and other random tidbits.
11.30.11 - 7:15 PM

Final Fantasy XIII-2's battle system may look similar to FFXIII's, but it's seen a lot of tweaks and changes. Paradigm shifts are now instant, you get to execute QTE-like moves, and the interface changed a bit too. The 'Enhanced Battle System' video below is in both German and just English now:

As we know, you can race Chocobos in Final Fantasy XIII-2, and encounter them out on a field. Buy gysahl greens (and other goods) from the travelling merchant Chocolina, and throw them at a Chocobo in battle and you can attract one... except for the red birds. These guys actually run away at the sight of gysahl greens, and there's a suggestion that the red Chocobo might have its own side story. When riding a Chocobo, you won't get attacked by enemies. They can also serve as one of your monsters in battle, too.

Besides Chocobos, the fields will also see various weather effects including sun, thunderstorm and sandstorms. When the weather changes, so too will the enemies and background music.

The Live Trigger events allow you make conversation choices for Noel or Serah during cutscenes. Unlike games like Mass Effect where you just use analog stick to highlight your decision, in Final Fantasy XIII-2 you'll be using the face buttons to choose.

Finally, if you're a huge fan of those giant Japanese game guides, two Final Fantasy XIII-2 Ultimania guides are planned. (Final Fantasy XIII had three of them.) The scenario ultimania and the battle ultimania will both release in Japan in late January.


Back





Coming Up on Twitch

Breath of Fire IV
May 29 • 9:00am PDT/12:00pm EDT

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book
June 5 • 9:00am PDT/12:00pm EDT

Lunar 2 Begins!
Every Monday • 5:00pm PDT/8:00pm EDT

Grandia II Continues!
Every Wednesday • 2:00pm PDT/5:00pm EDT

Featured Content
Breath of Fire 6 OST -Pulse-
Breath of Fire 6 OST -Pulse-
Music Review
Editorial: Celebrating 10 Years of Steambot Chronicles
Celebrating 10 Years of Steambot Chronicles
Editorial
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: SNES Encounter
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: SNES Encounter
Podcast
Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet Review
Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet
Review
Retro Encounter 14: The World Ends With You - Final Thoughts
Retro Encounter 14: The World Ends With You
Final Thoughts
Root Double Before Crime*After Days: Xtend Edition Review
Root Double Before Crime*After Days: Xtend Edition
Review
RSS Feeds & More
Complete Feed
Reviews Feed
Media Feed
Random Encounter
Rhythm Encounter
Retro Encounter