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Separate from FFXIII-2, Toriyama said that the upcoming Easy Mode patch for the PS3 version of FFXIII will be just that -- a patch, and not download content (I presume the difference is that a patch is free). In case you're unfamiliar, Easy Mode was included in the Japanese Xbox 360 version of the game. Square Enix is timing the PS3 version's patch with the 7/21 release of the game's Ultimate Hits budget version.

http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/06/14/ffxiii_2_interview/

Since when did Square start doing difficulty levels for mainstream FF games...
sad day indeed...
Edited by Yuzu - 6/15/11 at 4:19am
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wow. i beat it on xbox a few times, wasnt that hard, its just the mission mode that gets a bit scream worthy at times
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I thought that game was easy mode... seriously just stop making games and make more movies like Advent Children. FFXIII was a movie that you hold right or forward while occasionally needed to spam a button to progress in...

Easy Mode Tube Fantasy XIII

I cannot understand how they can bring the franchise to it's knees like this, I was a hardcore fan from 1-10 after that they just get sad.
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I thought that game was easy mode... seriously just stop making games and make more movies like Advent Children. FFXIII was a movie that you hold right or forward while occasionally needed to spam a button to progress in...

Easy Mode Tube Fantasy XIII

I cannot understand how they can bring the franchise to it's knees like this, I was a hardcore fan from 1-10 after that they just get sad.

Tell me about it.

Everything they touch going automatically to Easy Mode these days.

Look at the new Hitman game.

Geez!
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Huh confused.gif Unless you sat around grand pulse for 5 days grinding this game was NOT easy. Clearly a lot of people thought it was a challenge and wanted square to add an easy mode to the game.

SPOILER

I'd also like to mention that having bosses (or random enemies) that can cast literal instant death ISNT EASY.
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post #6 of 61
So long as they dont force you to play the easy mode, why do you care ? Some people are not as good as we are, but does that mean that they should not get a chance to enjoy a great story and game ?
BTW I dont know anything about this game other than what my friend told me, and he cant even get past the content on the first DVD on Xbox
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I found the game ok bit to much griding but it wasnt hard thats for sure.
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This is madness, it should be a hard mode being patched in.

Getting stuck or being unable to beat a boss is part of games, especially RPG's. The harder it is finding a way through, the greater the satisfaction.
Edited by Stance - 6/15/11 at 5:27am
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Dumbing down games seems like the new fab... it's completely insane... as of around 2-3 years ago, I've just got less and less interested in games.. so sad...
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Well, i suppose if there are too many people who don't have the mental capablity to beat it then this is needed. I guess I think there should be one level of diffuculty and then do what they did with FF7 and scatter a few really hard optional bosses that give good rewards. I know all kinds of people who never defeated all of the weapons in FF7 and barely were able to finish the game. If you take out the optional weapons then the rest of the game was a cake walk in my book...you could play most of the game with one finger (hold down the circle button)...dang near all if you had items that autocast regen on you at the start of a fight.
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