Despite its shortcomings and divisive reception, no one can deny how gorgeous XIII's cutscenes are. Furthermore, no other Final Fantasy (and arguably no other JRPG) before it did such a superb job in closing the gap between the visual fidelity of pre-rendered cutscenes with the real-time ones. These are the kinds of scenes that make gamers consider revisiting XIII in order to cross it off their backlogs of shame.