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January 28, 2012 2:36 PM   Subscribe

Please spoil Final Fantasy XIII for me in advance of the sequel!

I got most of the way through the game but never finished it and have no interest in doing so. But I probably will end up playing XIII-2 soon, so I'd love to know what went down with those crazy kids, what secrets were revealed, how it ended and where they are now. Any spoilers or links to well-written synopses are welcome!
posted by yellowbinder to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Well, first off, it really makes no sense. None at all. So if this sounds like a mess... it's as clear as I could make it.

The basic plot is they all have a "focus" to complete, but they don't know what it is.

Basically, they have to rampage into Cocoon and then toward the middle where you'll fight some stupid thing called Orphan. You know this because a boss you just beat before the final area revealed that he had orchestrated it all. "He (the evil guy "Cocoon fal'Cie ruler Barthandelus") tells them that their Focus is to transform into the beast Ragnarok and slay the sleeping fal'Cie Orphan, who keeps Cocoon afloat above Pulse." So they have to do a bad thing or turn into C'ieth.

Things go poorly, the cast was supposedly racing against time to complete their missions before they turned to C'ieth. Fang is going to transform into Ragnarok to save everyone else who appears to have finally turned C'ieth. They turn human again.. somehow, preventing Fang from sacrificing herself, and then you have a biiiiiiig fight that also makes no sense.

So you just beat the final boss called Orphan. Here's what happens after from the wiki:"The party engage and defeat Orphan and escape Cocoon, which is now falling towards Pulse. As the rest of the party turns to crystal for completing their Focus, Vanille and Fang remain on Cocoon and transform into Ragnarok together. They prevent a collision between Cocoon and Pulse by turning themselves into a crystal pillar between the two worlds. The rest of the party awaken from their crystallization on Pulse and find their l'Cie brands gone. The game ends with Lightning and Snow reuniting with Serah and Sazh reuniting with Dajh."

Then you watch this cutscene and you spend a few minutes wondering what the fuck that was all about.

I'm a sucker so I'll be playing the sequel in a week anyway. :)
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 3:13 PM on January 28, 2012

Here's the cutscene right before the Barthandelus fight.

He reveals that he's not just the leader of Cocoon but some sort of wacky demon god fal'Cie. They built cocoon to create humans so... uh... well, i dunno. Slave labor?
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 3:18 PM on January 28, 2012

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