Lightning and Amodar DLC Not Quite What You Think It Is

on February 14, 2012 9:00 AM

If you’re planning on buying that Lightning and Amodar Coliseum battle DLC for Final Fantasy XIII-2, don’t open your wallet just yet — you may want to reconsider.

My guess is your intent to purchase balances on the pros and cons of having Final Fantasy XIII‘s pink-haired fem fatale and her commanding officer as available party members. Initial descriptions from Square Enix stated that the pair would drop recruiting crystals upon defeat. But a cursory jaunt through the internet has revealed that mostly everyone else who dropped $2.99 for the DLC is having the same problem I am: Lightning and Amodar won’t drop their crystals.

Recruiting them is not a given.  I have fought the pair three times since I purchased the pack, and despite claiming victory under the time limit the latter two times they have yet to drop their crystals. Use of a Librascope reveals that they are both tameable — so what gives?

It turns out it’s normal to have to try up to twenty times to recruit the pair. If they’re this hard to catch, let’s hope they really pack a punch when you actually get to use them.

I’m pretty sure all of the press attached to this DLC stated nothing about a percentage chance of recruiting them, with all of it simply stating that the two will be made available “after defeat.” I just paid Square Enix $3 for an additional several hours worth of frustration and gamer rage. Do let me know if you manage to recruit them, and I will vice versa.



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A High Summoner from the Woods of the North (read: New England), Alexa and her ragtag band of comrades have saved the world from cataclysmic destruction countless times -- you just didn't notice. When she isn't writing or gaming, she enjoys baking, long walks at dusk, and cosplay.