As the fundamentals of the game suffer from the aforementioned screen tearing and FPS drops being quite common, it really impacts the overall enjoyment one can experience. At first, I thought it was my console or monitor playing up, as I have never encountered a title with this many issues. However, upon booting up a different game on the same console with the same monitor I, unfortunately, confirmed the worst – that it was indeed XIII that was poorly optimised. In 2020 it is really jarring to see a title have so many technical issues.
This by far has to be one of the worst games I have played this year, and we have been treated to quite a few stinkers like Fast and Furious: Crossroads, yet even then, XIII had decent foundations on which to build itself, but somewhere along the way the magic was lost resulting in an almost unplayable title.