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XIII-2 Yeul Datalog

The data of Yeul in Final Fantasy XIII-2 Datalog.

A digital journal that autonomously streams potentially useful data.
—Description for the Datalog item from Final Fantasy XIII.

The Datalog (オートクリップ, Ōtokurippu?, lit. Autoclip) is the digital journal for plot and events surrounding Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

The datalog is accessible, in all three games, from the menu, and is frequently updated as the story progresses with information on events, enemies, characters, and gameplay. A prompt blinks on the upper left-hand side of the screen whenever the datalog is updated.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

XIII The Datalog has thirteen submenus:

Events
Chronicles the events that took place in the game, chronologically listing them by Chapter.
People
The foremost resource for character profiles, this submenu updates itself with revelations about a certain character as the story progresses.
The Thirteen Days
A special submenu recording all the events that happened thirteen days up to the prologue.
History and Myth
Explains details on the history and mythological aspects and beliefs of the entire game world's society.
Locales
Records profiles of the locations traversed or mentioned by the characters in-game.
Cocoon Society
Provides information on Cocoon and its denizen's social development aspects.
The Fal'Cie
Keeps track of information of the fal'Cie mentioned within the game.
Analects
Records all the terms which are prevalent in the creation myth of the game's world.
Primers: Gameplay Basics
Explanation of basic game navigation and controls.
Primers: Battle
Explanation on the game's unique battle system.
Primers: Exploration
Explanation on the game's navigational systems when traversing the World Map.
Primers: The Main Menu
Explanation on the Main Menu and its submenus purpose and function.
Enemy Intel
A Bestiary of sorts, listing statistics on the enemies as well as bosses encountered in-game.

Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

XIII-2 The Datalog has ten submenus:

Significant Persons
The entries gather information about notable people providing story background as well. Most entries update during the game.
Paradoxes
The entries gathers information about paradoxes, time gates, artefacts, Fragments, and such.
Society
The entries give information about technology, as well as parts of mythology and events.
Locales
The entries provide information about locales along with their history, background, and events connected to them.
History and Myth
The entries provide information about myths and past connected with mythology, covering the goddess Etro, Valhalla, chaos, and such.
Primers: For Beginners
The entries briefly covers various mechanics of the game, such as basic controls, jumping, and battle difficulties.
Primers: Gameplay Basics
The entries covers mechanics like Live Triggers, and Cinematic Actions.
Primers: Battle
The entries covers information regarding battles, such as roles, wound damage, and summoning.
Primers: Exploration
The entries covers information regarding exploration, such as maps.
Primers: Casino
The entries describe mechanics of the games available in Serendipity, the game's casino.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

LR The Datalog consists of ten submenus.

Characters
The entries provide information about notable people and story background as well. Most entries update during the game.
Story
Chronicles the events that took place in the game.
Mythology
The entries provide background information about the mythology, covering the god Bhunivelze, the savior's mission, the relationship between the gods and fal'Cie, and such.
Locations
The entries provide information about locales along with their history, background, and events connected to them.
Legends and History
The entries provide information about the history of the world and the myths connected to it, such as the creation of Nova Chrysalia, the religious groups that have formed, the Chaos, and such.
Primers: For Beginners
View helpful tips for beginners.
Primers: The Savior
The entries briefly covers various mechanics of the game, such as basic controls, jumping, and battle difficulties.
Primers: Exploration
Explanation on the game's navigational systems when traversing the World Map.
Primers: Battle
Explanation on the game's unique battle system.
The Outerworld
Review entries related to the Outerworld.
Bestiary
Review entries related to the enemies fought.
Battle Scores
Review scores from battle.

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