XIII is still sitting in my backlog. I got the CE from best buy real cheap over a year ago, and my biggest worry is how much of a time sink it's going to be. How many hours did you put in for the game and the platinum?
The pacing is roughly 70-80 hours, the majority of which you can amass once you beat the game once and get the ability to complete all the hunts, expand out the Crystanium to full, visit Gran Pulse in the end-game, so on. The thing that really factors into the game is mostly grinding for CP to get one of each class up to Level 5, then completing all the hunts, completing all the hunts with 5 star ratings, completing the last battle with 5 stars...stretched out over 3 and a half years of ownership, I only felt the motivation to see it done cause of Lightning Returns coming out. And it was painful to do for an old fashioned grinding session.
I had yet to buy XIII-2 cause I was leery...but with how cheap it is now, I'll wait until LR is dirt cheap before I look into playing both for more trophies. The story lost itself across 3 games, but the mechanics built into the game for battles and such are what make it fun.
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