Let me set the scene for you. You just paid $3 to add the Lightning and Amodar battle to your Colisseum in Final Fantasy XIII-2. You put together perfect paradigm schemes, did a bit of level grinding and even found a Pulsework Knight to max out with Vitality Bolts for the battle. It takes over 15 minutes and you finally win. You wait for that Spoils victory page to show up so you can see your brand new Lightning and Amodar monster crystals.
They don’t show up.
In a panic, you check your Monsters in the main menu. Maybe you got them, but they didn’t trigger. You run to check the sealed, floating cube in the Colisseum floating near the entrance crystal. Nothing!
That’s because the Lightning and Amodar crystals aren’t guaranteed drops. Congratulations, you just paid Square Enix $3 for the honor of maybe being lucky enough to beat Lightning in Amodar in battle and getting their crystals so they can join your party.
I just encountered this myself and, in a bout of rage and frustration turned to the internet to see if perhaps my experience was flawed or glitched. Sadly, it wasn’t. This is typical for the game and looking to various message boards shows that it isn’t uncommon for people to attempt the fight two, three, ten or even over twenty times without obtaining one or both characters.
If you want the characters, you have to fight for them. Repeatedly. Maybe if you’re lucky, one of the times the stars will align and you’ll acquire them. Apparently, finishing them off with a monster’s Feral Link attack is supposed to increase the odds of getting a crystal.
Am I going to try that battle again in an attempt to recruit either Lightning or Amodar? Sure, I’ll give it one or two more tries. Would I have bought the DLC if I had known Lightning and Amodar wouldn’t instantly join if I won? Nope. For $2.99, I want a guarantee that both characters would be Serah and Noel’s new BFFs after I beat them!
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