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Saving a World That Hated Them by Robaato Saving a World That Hated Them by Robaato
2010 Print Number 3!

Final Fantasy XIII.

I picked 13 because even though so many people bashed it, I LOVED IT. The story wasn't done before, the premise was new, Vanille's squeeks and grunts, it didn't FEEL like a Final Fantasy game (and it's still a top-tier Square title), and the character development is one of the best I've seen- all while on the run being fugitives. Definitely will go down in history as a cult classic, I think.

I tried my best to capture each character's persona in my style. :nod:

Enjoy, folks.

TOOLS: SketchbookPro2010(Sketch&Drawing)/PhotoshopCS4(Colors)

FFXIII © SQUARE-ENIX
Art by :iconrobaato:

IF you haven't played the game (or been bothered to play through the rest because of its departure from the series mechanics), watching this will make you wish you did: [link]

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:iconnahxiii:
NahXIII Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It was that song that I remember had sold on wanting to play XIII, that trailer showing the actual premise Intensifies my need to play this game again.

And to be honest If theres anything XIII gets right was the character development (though the whole series) Motivations, Hopes, Back-Stories, and the growth of each. Yeah it was all there, but the voice acting was....well it did had it moments (another reason I support Japanese acting over english). Then theres the Presentation, say what you want but you'd have to be blind to not appreciate the graphics, Character and Environment design was top notch, I for one love the mix of sci-fi and fantasy  The Command Synergy Battle itself was great & complex on its own but had alot of potential to become even better than our well missed ATB. The music is just on another level, whether its battle, overworld, cutscenes, or even the start screen. On the realest shit, hearing "The Promise" and "Wish"(?) in the start screen....the feeling knowing theres a story waiting to be told, an vast world to be explored (on rails), an fantasy that awaits for you to experience. and that was just the freaking start screen, I wished 13-3 continued that. While I would have appreciate not having 2 sequels, the plot, as complex and sometimes stupid it was, is one of the best storylines I've seen in gaming. Theres a shit-ton of faults, yes, but by its own right its a masterpiece, not the best FF but the XIII trilogy definitely earns its title as a mainstream Final Fantasy game.
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:iconwoodspider:
WoodSpider Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Soooooo the Xmen?
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:icontamashixiii:
TamashiXIII Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I loved this game so much. I could see why some people hated it, but it was personally one of my favorites. Wonderful picture!
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:iconartsyvana:
ArtsyVana Featured By Owner May 5, 2012   General Artist
Very nice!
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:iconcharliewilcher:
CharlieWilcher Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011   General Artist
I don't really like turn based RPG's (so the gameplay got pretty boring for me), but I absolutely loved the characters and the art style. Honestly I wish it was a movie, I would have loved watching it.
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:iconblackapostate:
BLACKapostate Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Lovely, absolutely lovely :) :)
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:iconpr0j3ctfr33lan3r:
Pr0j3ctFr33lan3r Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This drawing is amazing and I love how poetic the name of this is.
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:iconebrithil-skulblaka:
ebrithil-skulblaka Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Daww.....Hope's face is all pudgy and cute! And Sazh has less wrinkles while Lightning is <3
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:icondagoth-jeff:
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nice one!
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:iconistriel:
Istriel Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
You have a very interesting style ^^
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:iconprocrastinate-inator:
procrastinate-inator Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
This makes me wish they'd make an anime of FFXIII
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:iconbankaisu:
Bankaisu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
It's nice to hear that there are others that enjoy Final Fantasy XIII as much as I do. :D Great Job on getting the cast in those poses.
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:iconstryfers:
stryfers Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
great artwork man. Yeah, I gotta agree with vanille's voice work. She sounds like she's moaning or something. And I really don't find her cutesy movements cute like rikku and yuffie were.

But I love the game. Too bad I have to finish it again since my first save file with almost max stats and items got corrupted after a sudden power outage. T_T
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:iconjdouglas9:
JDouglas9 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I also loved XIII...

What a great piece of art!
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconce-rap:
CE-Rap Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
very, nice, man---very nice
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:icondivine-hearts:
Divine-Hearts Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Wow, this is very nice! Glad there's others that love this game too! =)
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:iconmumpo:
mumpo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, what a wonderful group shot! Great job rendering all the tiny details on their outfits with precision, and keeping the piece very fluid and cohesive at the same time :) Gorgeous tribute to an awesome game!
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:iconrichardalexander:
RichardAlexander Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH *fangirls* O__o ,this is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVES <3
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconrichardalexander:
RichardAlexander Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
no problem :3
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:iconxmottax:
xMottax Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOOOOOOVEEEEE ITT!!!!
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:iconboolinov:
boolinov Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
impressive
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:iconlizthatsme:
LizThatsMe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student Photographer
nawww Hope is cute :))
love how serha is in the background crying :)
such a beautiful picture
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:iconultimatesketchqueen:
UltimateSketchQueen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, that is amazing!
Hahaha, Honestly, I loved ff13 too, I just disliked how linear it was >w>
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:icondeltaforce11:
Deltaforce11 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you should make a tutorial on coloring on photoshop Cs4, because that was beutifule!

i think everyone agree with me.....
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I put up a video though on coloring! :)
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:icondeltaforce11:
Deltaforce11 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
do u have one about lines and other technics in photoshop?
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:iconorangepickles:
OrangePickles Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Best FF since 4

FUCK 7 and 8
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:icondeltaforce11:
Deltaforce11 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
loved the nr 9 thou, Vivi forever
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:icontasunara:
Tasunara Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
This was definitely my favorite, which is funny, because I was ADAMANT that it wouldn't be as good as VII, but Square had proved me wrong.
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:iconwinged--icarus:
winged--icarus Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome! great work!
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^____^
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:iconwinged--icarus:
winged--icarus Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
my pleasure!
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:iconrinoa-light-leonhart:
Rinoa-Light-Leonhart Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist
:heart:
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:iconmegajay210:
megajay210 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!!!
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconhubby-n-dad:
Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Haven't played yet, but I will.... this is great fan-art however.... nice work.
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, sir! :D
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:iconarcblasterblitz:
arcblasterblitz Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
good job! I loved ff xiii :heart:
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconrebellion-leader:
Rebellion-leader Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
very impressive!it is very awesome!i wish you luck,dear deviant! :heart:
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you think so! :3
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:iconrebellion-leader:
Rebellion-leader Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
of course i do!keep it up!
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:icondementiaz:
dementiaz Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconxenosagafan152:
Xenosagafan152 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Very pretty!
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:iconrobaato:
Robaato Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconshadcheemz:
ShadCheemz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Agh, i wish i could play this game, i do not own a PS3 D: However I'm watching a playthrough and it looks so good ;A; I love Snow! He's so cool.

Ah, while I know very little about the plot so far, I love the characters. They remind me of another Square title, The World Ends With You, which is my favorite video game of all time. Especially Snow.. I think he reminds me of both Sho and Beat from TWEWY.

Oh Square, sometimes you make absolutely wonderful and fresh things, and no one appreciates it.
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:iconxenosagafan152:
Xenosagafan152 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
It's on Xbox: 360. Do you have that?
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