The 13th game in the main Final Fantasy series. The game features an AI driven battle engine where the player can determine overall strategy via Paradigms or instead input commands to use a specific skill or change the paradigm.

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Will the last 4 chapters in Final Fantasy XIII really take me around 28 hours to complete? [closed]

I am currently halfway through Chapter 10 in Final Fantasy XIII and my most recent save file claims that I have already been playing for around 22 hours. I have beaten Cid Raines. According to the ...
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When to repair Bhakti

I am on my first play-through, in Oerba, I have all the parts to repair Bhakti but am unsure if I should repair him now or wait, as I am pretty sure I havn't held every item/weapon in game. Should/can ...
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Can I access enemy information during battles in FFXIII?

In Final Fantasy XIII, most enemy units have protection and/or weakness against certain damage types. Is there any way for me to view this information during a battle? Are there any symbols on the ...
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Do I need to have all the weapons for Treasure Hunter achievement in my inventory?

I'm working on the Treasure Hunter achievement and wanted to know if I need to have all of the required items in my inventory when I talk to Bhakti, or if it is enough to have held them all at least ...
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How do I beat Dahaka in Final Fantasy 13?

Every time I attempt this boss battle I quickly die (in about 10 minutes). How do I beat Dahaka?
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Should I upgrade a Shield Talisman to level 2

I upgraded a Guardian Amulet Lvl 2 (critical: protect) to a Shield Talisman (Auto: Protect) Lvl1. It now has 600 EXP, and turns to a Lvl 2 at 1500 EPX. Does it have any beneficial effect to upgrade ...
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Is there any story behind Dysley's bird?

I've always wondered this from Final Fantasy XIII. You know, Dysley's white bird seems to play an important role during the game: it seems to spy the party during their adventures, and, ultimately, ...
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Is Hope saying that he's feeling that “something bad's about to happen” intended to be a boss battle warning?

Starting from about Chapter 9 or 10, before several boss fights, with Hope in the battle team, I often hear Hope saying the following: Why do I have this feeling something bad's about to happen? ...
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What songs from Final Fantasy 13 are used in the sequel?

On Final Fantasy XIII-2's OST, I have noticed that some songs that were used in the game aren't present, most likely because they were songs that were originally from Final Fantasy XIII. As I do not ...
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Help me beat this Neochu

I've finished the storyline and am now finishing all the missions. Up to this point, there have been many battles that took a few tries, but never any battles that I felt I had to grind for. A few ...
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How can I improve my chances of getting a 5 star score without using Auto-Battle?

I have had this problem with both Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2. I don't like using Auto-Battle because I like actually choosing my attacks rather than just picking a paradigm and pressing Auto-Battle ...
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Should I finish FFXIII before beginning FFXIII-2?

I got Final Fantasy XIII when it came out, and played up to the beginning of Chapter 8 before real life pulled me away. Being the impulsive spendaholic that I am, I have now purchased Final Fantasy ...
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What are the core differences between the paradigm roles?

I'd like to understand the paradigm system in Final Fantasy XIII from a high-level perspective a little bit better, but I'm having trouble telling the different paradigm roles apart. What are the ...
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How do I find the location of the Cie'th Stone missions?

So, I've been looking around for the Cie'th Stone missions, and I've managed to do the first 3. Problem is, I'm looking for the 4th, and I'm just not finding it. Is there an easier way to find them ...
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Is Cie'th Stone Mission 1 the first thing you're supposed to do on Gran Pulse?

I just got to Pulse, only to find myself very much outclassed by all the enemies around. This excellent question has assuaged most of my fears of having missed something important. I accepted the ...
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What is the best strategy to defeat Cid Raines?

I'm trying to beat Cid Raines in Final Fantasy 13. He's the boss in the Fifth Ark. I've been really struggling to get a good strategy around his attacks, without much success. Usually, I sentry ...
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Why is there a sharp increase in the difficulty curve at Pulse?

I spent my weekend playing through Final Fantasy 13 and managed to get up to Pulse late afternoon Sunday. I haven't been avoiding any encounters the entire way through, I've used good strategies to ...
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What team/weapon makeup should I use from Chapter 11 on?

I can't decide on the team I want to go with from chapter 11 and forward. I hate Hope and Snow so I do not want them in my party. I love Sazh as a SYN and he's the only cool male character in the ...
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What is the point of monster level?

I've already read this and came to believe it does not really answer the question, not more than any other guess. So I ask here: is there, and if there is what is the purpose of the monster level in ...
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Relation between FFXIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII?

Well, I have finished FFXIII, and I have been seeing stuff about "Final Fantasy Versus XIII". Since the name includes "XIII", I assumed it was related to FFXIII (Lightning, Cocoon, ya know). But when ...
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Getting Vanille AI to cast Death

I've recently gotten the spell Death for Vanille in Final Fantasy 13. In general I have the AI control Vanille and it's done quite well in controlling her. However I've noticed ever since getting ...
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How can I make a lot of gil?

What is the fastest way to make gil? Is there some trick to repeatedly gain lots of gil? I am more concerned on a high level, what's the trick to get a lot of gil? Is there some way to repeat ...
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Achievements I should know before I start Final Fantasy XIII

I recently picked up Final Fantasy XIII for the 360 and I wanted to know if there are any achievements I should know about a head of time so I don't screw up and have to play through again.
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Are the summoned Eidolons useful in any battles?

I only (usefully) summoned one Eidolon in my entire playthrough, and that was only because I did not have Renew at the time, so it was the easiest way to cure all of my characters. When I obtained ...
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Why does the ATB bar instantly fill on every second paradigm switch?

In Final Fantasy XIII and its sequel, every second time you switch paradigms, all your characters have their ATB bars instantly filled. This functionality is not mentioned in the manual for the game ...
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Is there a way to watch the Final Fantasy XIII cutscenes a second time?

Is there any way to watch specific Final Fantasy XIII cutscenes after finishing the game? Some of them are extremely well rendered and I would love to watch them again, but I really don't have the ...
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What trophies unlock the bonus themes in Final Fantasy XIII?

In the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIII, there are a number of unlockable bonus themes. After completing the main storyline, I only have three of the themes unlocked. What trophies do I need to ...
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How do I defeat FFXIII's final boss?

I'm walking in with Lightning (COM), Vanille (RAV/SAB/MED) and Snow (RAV/SEN) and am simply getting pummeled, especially when Orphan comes out of stagger. How do I keep myself from grinding for hours ...
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Final Fantasy XIII Post-Completion Length

How long, in approximate hours, does it take to get everything in Final Fantasy XIII that happens after you defeat the final boss? This includes all the Cie'th Stones, Crystalarium mastery and any ...
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Weapon upgrade system in Final Fantasy XIII

I'm well into disc 2 and I'm still a little lost with the weapon upgrade system. I don't know how to compare the weapons when they are different levels, and I'm also a little confused when choosing ...
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Exactly how linear is Final Fantasy XIII?

I was thinking about buying FF XIII but was am a little concerned about the talk about how linear the game is. I have enjoyed most of the previous Final Fantasy games so I was wondering if its ...
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How do you unlock the Chocobos in Final Fantasy XIII?

I've reached Pulse, and I know there are Chocobos around here somewhere. How can I unlock them?
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In Final Fantasy 13, can you get back to Pulse after taking the ship back to Cocoon?

I've been sitting on my Pulse save game for a while doing the monster quests, and want to know if I can advance the storyline and come back to fight more monsters later.
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Where should I go to farm Gil quickly in Final Fantasy 13?

I'm trying to complete the last achievement that I need in FF13, the one where I need to upgrade all the weapons/items to hold every item possible in the game. I'm wondering where I should take my ...
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What is the quickest way to get a trapezohedron?

They're 2M when bought - is there a faster way to gain/earn/find a trapezohedron other than grinding for the gil necessary to buy it?