Originally Posted by colima
There isn't much backtracking going on in FFXIII due to how the story plays out. The majority of the game is very linear, and when you can move freely, you can't go back to most locations.
And this has nothing to do with it being multi-disc. As mentioned above, FFVII, FFVIII and FFIX all had multiple discs, even more than FFXIII, and they all had backtracking. Since the majority of the disc space is used for movies, it's no problem at all to have all locations on every disc.
Originally Posted by sika
What problem? Changing discs two times total? Shocking. Really ruins the gameplay. FFVII, VIII and IX all sucked because of it.
And this urban myth of lost content because of the 360 port is just too funny. They just went and deleted the stuff, didn't they? "Damn, we made all this extra quests, additional characters and minigames and now we have to throw them away." - I don't buy it.
Unless you claim that extra content was another few hours of movies (as if the game didn't already had enough of them), there is no reason at all for it to be scrapped to make a 360 port. I repeat: there is no problem with backtracking and nonlinear gameplay and multiple disc, past Final Fantasies are proof of that.
Sheesh, you make me feel so old. :-)
Kids these days, whining about games having multiple discs! Back in ... *grumble* *grumble*