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Gil, CP in Final Fantasy XIII… no big deal

Yeah this game can get frustrating especially when you’re weak and broke. Well in fact if you’re weak and broke in anything it’s always not cool. Anyway, the point is gil is really hard to get in this game, also leveling up can be tedious. We call it “farming”. So how do you farm gil and CP (Crystogen Point)?

Give me some gil, fool!!

Give me some gil, fool!!

It’s easier to farm CP first then gil cause once you get stronger, it takes less time to defeat monsters and get those loots you’ve been dying for. So how to farm CP in this game? There’re 3 locations, all of them in Gran Pulse

  1. The Dog and Behemoth King: in the area before you’re going to Vanille and Fang’s home, you’ll see Behemoth King and the Dog (whose name I don’t remember) fighting each other, making it super easy to Preemptive Strike those. When you get in the battle, both only have half of their health bar left. If you’re still weak, stagger Behemoth King first or he’s gonna fully heal himself. After staggering, keep launching him into the air and finish him, then the Dog. Each battle gives you 6.6K CP and double that if you have Growth Egg.
  2. Ochu: you need Chocobo for this, which requires you to complete side mission 1 – 14. The strategy is very simple, go in and kill Ochu first, then Minochus. One battle will give you 13.3K CP although it’ll be tougher than the previous method
  3. Adamantoise (a.k.a big turtle WITH horns): Killing this guy is really hard even when you maxed out, 1 battle will give you 40K CP and Platinum Ingot/Trapezoi… which sells for huge amount of gil. Fortunately you can use the Vanille death trick as follow: Make sure you control Vanille, equip her with Marlboro Wand, which increases Debuffing. Also make sure she has Death ability. Also make sure you have at least 3 TPs for summoning. After that use Aegisol and Fortisol to fully buff youself, jump into battle, summon to kill the turtle’s 2 legs, discard the summon ASAP (press X and then Y). After that keep spamming Death on the turtle till it’s dead. You might have to retry several times but it’s totally worth it and it’s not that hard.

    Farming Adamantoise

    Farming Adamantoise

That’s for CP. For farming Gil, as I’ve said you can kill Adamantoise. The other thing you can do is to kill the big turtle without horns, which is much much easier. That guy drops Gold Dust which sells for 15K/piece… pretty sweet.

You can also kill Cie’th during the endgame area since its loot sells for quite a chunk of gil.

Kk that’s it I’m kinda busy today so I’ll continue on my Web 2.0 series next blog.

Have fun gaming!!

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Final Fantasy XIII (X360) Review

So I have been trying to finish this game before my spring break ends and I’ve somehow completed this task. I’ve only got 2 ultimate weapons out of 6 for 6 characters but more just take more grinding and I don’t have more time for that. Anyway, let’s get to the game. Oh this might contains spoilers so if you haven’t played the game, be careful when reading this. I’ll try not to spoil too much.

Different Paradigm and Roles

Different Paradigm and Roles

Storyline: This is definitely not the best FF storyline I’ve ever played. It’s actually not even my favorite. It’s the typical kind of “saving the world” RPG style with little details and twists. The only notable twist was the ending which of course you have to play through the whole thing. Due to this fact I actually skipped a lot of the dramatic cutscenes during the game as it doesn’t really make it any better other than the fancy graphics. Also the symbol of the game is explained at the end so you won’t be confused why FFXIII intro has an orb. It’s actually **spoiler** Cocoon **spoiler**. Overall, storyline is like 2/5.

Lightning Abilities Screen

Lightning Abilities Screen

Battle System: Fighting in FFXIII is actually pretty fun. Each character can take on 3 main roles and 3 other different roles (which cannot be developed as far). The game has Commando (physical attacker), Ravager (magic attacker), Synergist (Buffer), Saboteur (Debuffer), Sentinel (Defender) and Medic (Healer). Each combination is called a Paradigm and also attached to a unique name, for example Commando – Ravager – Ravager is called Relentless Attack Paradigm. I guess it’s easier to remember that way. The game also do NOT have Defense whatsoever, you have Protect but DEF stat is not explicitly indicated anywhere. Your HP does go up to more than 9999 which helps a lot. The variety of different strategy make this battling mechanic pretty awesome as even when you’re very strong, using the wrong strategy can be devastating. Overall, 4/5

Gameplay: The gameplay is actually very linear, you don’t have an airship. You’re also hardly able to revisit old places other than **spoiler** Gran Pulse, Cocoon, and Orphan Cradle **spoiler**. The game also has only 1 grinding location and that’s where you’ll spend most of your time in, making the game boring after a while. FFXIII does have monster hunting as in FFXII but a bit easier as FFXII incorporated different conditions and weather so making the monster spawn is already hard. Besides, gil does buy happiness in this game. It actually buys everything… literally. You upgrade weapons using loots bought by gil, same with accessories and everything else. However, earning gil in this game is SUPER hard. Without doing sidequest I probably have around 100,000 gil by the end of the game, and 1 Phoenix Down is 1000 gil so you can’t spam 99 of that. Oh you don’t really need Phoenix Down in this game anyway. You level up your character using CP, which is kinda similar to FFX Sphere Grid System. Anw I don’t wanna spoil too much but gameplay would get 3.5/5 IMO

Graphics: Totally top-notch. Apparently it’s on X360 which is 1 of the strongest consoles nowadays. The game does lag during a certain point when the environment is too big but overall very fast and smooth. The previous game by Square Enix was The Last Remnant, which I think was awesome, had some serious graphical issue of image rendering being too slow. Summoning as well as fighting are totally awesome. Hands down!!! 5/5

Characters: I think the characters are average in this game. Each one gets their own piece in the game to tell their stories. The good part is all those stories seem to tie together pretty nicely around a certain event. There’re some good characters like Sazh, a super funny guy with a little Chocobo on his head, Vanille who is super cute and bubbly, Snow who always thinks he’s a hero with a very optimistic attitude… The characters stats and roles in the game also made a lot of sense and fit pretty well to the overall gameplay. Another thing is I guess there’re too many sub characters in this game that it’s kinda hard to keep track of sometimes. But on average I’ll give it a 3.5/5

So in general, the overall score I’ll give to this game is 3.25/5. It’s an average game with some value of replay (probably mainly because of the graphics), definitely not the best in the series.

Chrystarium System

Chrystarium System

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