Final Fantasy XIII (13) is a science fiction role-playing video game created by Square Enix. There are two versions of this game, one for the PlayStation 3, and one for the Xbox 360. The game I had played was the version for the PlayStation 3, so all information will be based on that. The game was released in Japan a bit early, in June 2009, while released to the rest of the world in March 2010. This is the thirteenth game in the main-line of Final Fantasy games (does not include side-stories).

Development for the game began way back in 2004, and was finally announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in 2006. This game received mostly all positive reviews from video game publications. Overall, the game was praised for its graphics, presentation, and battle system.

At the Square Enix official store, you can currently purchase the game for $14.99 in USA dollars. It also has an official description of the game:
"Players will follow Lightning, Snow, and the other heroes who are dealt a hand of fate by the god-like fal'Cie. Cursed and regarded as enemies of society, they have the world against them and nobody to rely on but each other.
Will they find the strength within themselves to break free of their curse and determine their own fates, or will they succumb to this higher power? With a story that is sure to connect with players' hearts, diverse new characters from world-renowned creator and character designer Tetsuya Nomura, and exciting new gameplay features centered around an evolved Active Time Battle system, FINAL FANTASY XIII will be the pinnacle in gaming experiences."

- features - special game features
- storyline - basic storyline to understand the game
- characters - important characters you will interact with
- setting - the world behind the game
- mythology - to understand the game better
- Defiers of Fate - Larissa's general FFXIII/2 fansite will give you even more details about the series than I will here. Feel free to check her site out! <3

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