Final Fantasy XIII-2 scores perfect in Famitsu - Gematsu
Final Fantasy XIII-2 scores perfect in Famitsu
posted on 12.06.11 at 09:18 PM EST by (@salromano)
Final Fantasy XIII-2 awarded 40/40.

Famitsu’s awarded it’s eighteenth perfect score only one week after its previous – something it’s never done prior. Final Fantasy XIII-2 scored 10s across the board in Famitu’s Cross Review section this week.

To compare, Final Fantasy XIII scored 39/40.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 also fared well with Dengeki PlayStation, which awarded the game an S (it’s top score following A+) in this week’s Buyer’s Guide.

Here’s this week’s full list of scores. We’ll update the list as new scores come in:

  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3, 360) – 10/10/10/10
  • Monster Hunter Tri G (3DS) – 10/10/9/9
  • New Kamaitachi no Yoru: The Eleventh Suspect (PS3, PSV) – 9/9/9/10
  • Lord of Apocalypse (PSV, PSP) – 9/9/8/8

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  • FaithlessMr

    Not that Famitsu Perfect scores still have that whole amazing aura to them (they seem to give that to a lot of games nowadays), but it’s still quite an amazing achievement.

    The game does seem to improve on every front, so I’m sure it will be better than the original XIII. Bring it on, SE!

  • Sal Romano

    So many high scores this week.

  • Kougeru

    Hm. I’m taking their reviews lightly after the Skyrim score but at least this shows improvement over 13, which I did enjoy for the most part. I planned on skipping this one but I guess now I’ll have to pick it up eventually.

  • zerolegacy0

    Well I guess I’ll pick it up eventually when the price drops, since I was disappointed after I bought FF 13 on day 1.(Japanese release at that.)

  • Arcanenix

    And it begins

  • Genesis

    Even though the DLC thing kind of made me angry, I am still buying it day one

  • vertical09

    So what was the score before SE bribed them?

  • Chaos Raiden

    Awesome. Now FFXIII-2 will be day one purchase for me.

  • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

    =\ the first one sucked and got a 39,thats why I dont car for famistu anymore

    • Luccie85

      @KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler: same here, until I get my hand on it. Not going to be fooled 2 times. This is Square Enix not Square.

      • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

        @Luccie85: Oh square soft,I miss you so.

        Back when the companies name even got me excited

  • Sovereign Gale

    If the score is high, the developers MUST have paid for it.

  • chinglee

    If anyone else cares for the less important stuff like what the reviewers actually said about the games then you can have a read of this:

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 (10/10/10/10, 40 points): The 18th game in Famitsu history to land a perfect review score (on both the 360 and PS3 versions, no less). If Famitsu’s reviewers can be trusted, then Square Enix has apparently done a fantastic job of improving over the previous FF. “The setting and presentation is fantastic,” wrote assistant editor Norihiro Fujiwara, “and the issues people brought up with the first game — its linearity, its lack of meaty gameplay — are a thing of the past. You’re sucked into the game right from the beginning, and the story’s very easy to get into.”

    “I have to take my hat off to the staff for being so open and thorough with responding to the feedback they got from FFXIII,” added reviewer Ranbu Yoshida. “It feels like a very different game from its predecessor; the story changes depending on where you choose to go in your time-traveling journey, and it’s easy to lose yourself in changing and redoing areas you’ve previously finished.”

    Although the adulations were laid on thick for XIII-2 (the second FF after XII to score 40/40 in Famitsu), the review text did offer one or two caveats. “The battles are very strategic in nature,” Fujiwara wrote, “although you can adjust their difficulty to suit your abilities. I think some people may not be fans of how the party is locked into Noel, Serah, and your monsters.”

  • Azure’Sora

    Nothin surprisinly :P

  • now IGN will give 10/10 soon