FFXIII-2 || Valhalla

This post is dedicated to Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Steam) gameplay. If you’d like to see more FFXIII-2 posts, please click here.


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||                                                                        Prologue
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||  Learned:  ||  Battle Basics  ||  Cinematic Actions
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||  Character(s) Introduced:  ||  Caius  ||  Lightning  ||  Noel
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||  Enemies:  ||  CHAOS BAHAMUT (x2)
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Let me begin by saying this: I’ve never played FFXIII before, haven’t even read up on it before buying this game (or even after buying it), so for the most part, I’ve no idea what’s going on. I just sort of have to go along with the plot and what the characters say and do.

Pro tip: Got a saved FFXIII file on hand? If so, you’ll get a notification of some bonus content.

The beginning of the game has a stellar cinematic going on, which I expected no less from the creators of FF.

During the Prologue, you’ll get to meet three people: Lightning, Caius, and Noel.

Aside from meeting them, you’ll also learn about battle basics as well as cinematic actions thanks to a few fights featuring none other than Caius’s not-so-human form: Chaos Bahamut.

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||                                                                        Boss Fight!
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||  (1) CHAOS BAHAMUT
||  Spells  —  Inferno  ||  Umbral Vise  ||  Melee
||  Explanation:
Bahamut’s Inferno and melee attacks don’t do too much damage, but once Umbral Vise comes into play, you’ll want to be aware of your health bar.

You’ve got two attacks you can use (Snipe and Lightning Strike), as well as a healing skill: Ullr’s Shield. If your health dips down into the yellow, use the shield, PRONTO. Otherwise, you can choose between auto-attacking, or setting specific skills to take him down.

Yes, you can die in this prologue area.
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Once you’re finished with that fight, you\ll enter another intriguing battle where skills aren’t necessarily needed, but your button-pushing reflexes might need to be ready. This is where the cinematic actions begin.

SEQUENCE: (Xbox 360 controller)

  • Left analog UP
  • press X
  • mash SQUARE
  • press SQUARE (or) CIRCLE
  • press SQUARE (or) CIRCLE
  • Left analog UP
  • press SQUARE (or) CIRCLE
  • mash X
  • Left analog RIGHT
  • press CIRCLE
  • press X

Pressing either one of the optional buttons will result in a different kind of reaction from the characters, but the end result will still be the same.

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||                                                                        Boss Fight!
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||  (2) CHAOS BAHAMUT
||  Spells  —  Inferno  ||  Umbral Vise  ||  Megaflare  ||  Pulsar Burst
||  Explanation:
Here’s the second battle with Bahamut, and last (for now).

There are now two powerful spells you’ll be watching out for: Umbral Vise and Megaflare, so make sure you keep an eye on your health. Otherwise, you’ll have acquired a couple of new skills yourself since you have Noel with you!

I don’t really mess with Focused Bolts; instead, I go with Graviton Mines all the time, while healing with War’s Benediction.
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Once that fight is over and done with, GG.

Enjoy the rest of the cinematic before heading to Episode 1.

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