Polarizing Game Play Detracts From a Beautifully Rendered Story and World
Girl Geek "S. Smylz", Amazon
20 October 2014
Summary: Final Fantasy XIII (FFXIII) is my first adventure into the Final Fantasy (FF) franchise. I think I'm lucky in that aspect, as I don't have anything to compare it to. For me, this game is one of the few that manage to completely engross me and pull me in. But, it's not without flaws.
Summary: "Final Fantasy XIII" has terrific production values, a fun combat system, and an inexplicable story that I couldn't have cared less about by the end. The story starts out OK if not great, with the introduction of Lightning and Sazh traveling on board a train whose passengers are about to be purged...
Summary: The announcement of release of any new installment of Square-Enix's Final Fantasy series always brings about divisive discussion of major elements such as the battle system and plotline to even minor elements such as the character designs.
Summary: Good game with a good story and lore, even if you have to find most all of it out in a datalog. The real high point of this game is it's awesome battles, very fast paced and strategic, yet accessible even to newcomers to the franchise or rpgs in general. Wonderful graphics.
Summary: This is the bread & butter of the FF series. With each installment, we (fans) expect an epic story with incredible characters that we get emotionally attached to. This is probably where I felt most 'robbed' when playing FF13. The story is the cookie cutter save the world with little to no twists.
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