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Final Fantasy XIII is (by concept) to a large degree a strictly linear game. Most of the time (with the exceptions given below), the levels are a simple "tunnel" with no forks. You will only be able to stray off the path for some meters to find hidden treasure spheres or optional enemies. There are no side-quests in the traditional sense and you will only ...


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The main strength to Eidolons is raising the chain gauge while being able to avoid damage and ressurect your party (When Eidolons leave you are left with full health even on previously KO'd members). As identitycrisisuk said, If you summon an Eidolon during a fight with an Adamantoise, It will cause the legs to die, which makes it fall on its face. During ...


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First of all, the FAQ of IceQueenZer0 and Split Infinity from gamefaqs.com is quite helpful. I found most of my information there. Concidering Orphans first form, this is to a large extend a matter of staying alive. Be prepared to always heal and debuff the party completely, since a weakened party can be wiped out by a single attack (so you should bring ...


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There are six roles: Commando, Ravager, Medic, Sentinel, Synergist, and Saboteur. Commandos (COM) are your fighters. They attack with their basic weapons and they keep the chain gauge from draining, but don't increase the chain gauge much with their attacks. Most useful paradigms have at least one Commando, although there are some special circumstances ...


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Two of the best weapon components you can buy (cheap and effective) are Sturdy Bone (80 Gil) and Superconductor (840 Gil). All you have to do is continuously pour Sturdy Bones into your weapon, until it tells you that you have a 3x bonus (should take at least a couple dozen). When this happens, pour as many Superconductors as you can afford into that ...


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Orphan First Form The biggest challenge in this form is keeping your hit points at almost maximum, while dealing enough damage to defeat Orphan. The Merciless Judgement attack will almost completely deplete your hit points and there is no warning before it occurs. From my observations, the attack always occurred near the end of the stagger period, but ...


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On this page it lists them: Unlockable: Dashboard Themes Win the Trophies below to unlock dashboard themes. Fang - Get the "Treasure Hunter (Gold)" Trophy / Held every weapon and accessory. Hope - Get the "Instrument of Change (Gold)" Trophy / Witnessed the dawn of a new crystal legend. Lightning - Get the "Superstar ...


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Filling the ATB bar is the expected action during Paradigm Switch - it's the ATB bar reset that's deliberately added. This is to keep you from liberally switching between paradigms too often. Constant switching without a penalty would essentially allow you to access all characters' moves at all times.


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There's a gil farming guide at gamefaqs, but it deals with near endgame, endgame, and postgame farming. In the beginning of the game there's not really much you can do to farm gil other than selling components. Most components sell for a pittance relative to the cost of anything you might actually want to buy, so it's generally more worth it to use them to ...


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Each character has one unique ability that none of the others have. The AI will never use them, so they're only available if you're controlling the character and you use them manually. Vanille: Death Fang: Highwind Snow: Sovereign Fist Lightning: Army Of One Sazh: Cold Blood Hope: Last Resort This is kind of unfortunate for Vanille, since if you like to ...


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You are hugely underpowered for the majority of the enemies on Pulse, since Pulse is the end game location - your characters have access to that area and all the missions after the main story of the game is completed. At this point, you should just finish the missions you need to move the story forward and don't worry about any of the enemies that are too ...


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Other than using a guide, you basically need to wander around, though all the mission stones are marked on the map, so you don't have to wander too much. Keep in mind that a number of the missions are not in the main Gran Pulse area, which includes mission 4 - it is in Yaschas Massif.


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According to the developers, FFXIII: Versus is set in the same universe as FFXIII, meaning they will share some common mythology. However, there will be no characters, worlds, or stories referenced between games, and Versus is neither a sequel nor a prequel to FFXIII.


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As Kevin Y said, you need to unlock then beat mission 14 to unlock the chocobos, which requires you to beat 13...this is the chain: 1->2->3->5 and 7->12->13->14. The link has all the location maps for the Bosses+Cieth Stones. After you beat 14 you will find Chocobos scattered throughout the Archelytte steppes. Hope this helps.


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From the official Strategy Guide ... Leveling Spot # 3: Eden - Leviathan Plaza Spot Details: The Adamantoise offers some of the best rewards in the entire game: 40,000 CP, a Platinum Ingot as its normal drop (sell price 150,000 Gil), and a Trapezohedron as its rare drop. The latter component has a resale price of only 10,000 Gil, but is essential to create ...


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If you are patient, and don't mind getting really bored... Setup Vanille as your party leader, preferably with the Improved Debuffing weapon, and a whole lot of haste. Pick a fight with the big adamantoise right outside the Eden Palace, immediately summon your Eidelon to take out the legs, then send the eidelon home and spam the Death spell. I usually ...


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AFAIK, comparing final stats of weapons isnt possible ingame, although after upgrading a weapon once or twice, it is not difficult to see what the stats will be close to (i.e. strong magic, medium str etc) Now being gamers and perfectionists (and lazy) this isnt the best thing. So i recommend using this guide to help you make your decisions. It has the base ...


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Simple. Press R1. That will give you any information you've gleaned on the current enemies. You can cycle through your current enemies by pressing R1 or L1. If you don't have anything on them, cast Libra on them, and then press R1. That will do the trick.


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That depends on your style of playing. If you try to master everything, I would say about 80-100 hours of total play time, though I'm pretty sure someone has already done it in 20 or 25 :-)


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I went with the Death strategy featuring Vanille as leader. Death has a low chance of doing an instant kill (15%) but this gets higher if you use Vanille's Malboro staff (improved debuf). This tactic involves luck but is the easiest way. My recommended setup is: Vanille/Hope/Lightning Sab/Med/Med <-- start in this one. Sen/Sen/Sen Rav/Rav/Com As ...


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The only use I know of is to take down the giant-tortoise type creatures - I haven't beaten any others than the one's you have to during the story though. The advantage here is that you can call in your summon right at the start and it should take out their front legs much quicker than if you tried to do it with normal attacks. This means you can avoid their ...


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In similar fashion to most other Final Fantasy games, there is no way to simply watch the cutscenes on your console after finishing the game. Short of saving before every cutscene, no method exists to replay them without replaying the entire game. However, many of the cutscenes are posted on YouTube, and are available in 720p (HD) quality.


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Yes, you'll have a chance to return to Pulse to finish sidequests, explore, and generally goof off just before you fight the last boss. Beating the game will also unlock the final level of your Crystarium, at which point you can grind to your heart's content to max out your party.


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It is even MORE linear than FFX, the story is in my opinion worse than in FFX, however, the fighting system is very dynamic and fun so I would still recommend it. XIII consists of 13 chapters, for the first X you cannot walk further than a couple of steps from the path, it gets better in the later chapters but to be honest there is just one big plain that ...


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Gran Pulse is a little different to the other areas of the game, in that your stats start rising much quicker and it's fairly easy to get yourself caught up in a fight you can't really win. Pushing forward can cause problems, because there's quite a few chokepoints where you'll be required to fight very strong enemies. While FF13's battle system is much ...


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I found party composition to be a major MAJOR issue with fighting Cid. I tried it at first with Hope, Vanille and Lightning and Cid mopped the floor with me. I tried again with Lighting, Fang and Sazh and had much better luck. Standard assault paradigm with Com/Rav/Rav, but be sure to have a medical paradigm to heal, and BE SURE to make use of Fang's ...



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