Summary: This is a fun and interesting installment for the series. Developers at Square Enix drop the classic RPG style of play that blended so well in the past for a more linear approach, much like an Action RPG (God of War, Heavenly Sword).
Summary: Definitely not the best Final Fantasy, but definitely not nearly as bad as XII (which was unbelievably horrid). I'll never understand why Square thought they needed to scrap their old formula for this franchise. Getting rid of Nobuo Uaematsu, was one of the worst decisions.
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.
Summary: So much has already been written about this game that reviewing it at this point seems unnecessary. However, as an exercise in hindsight, especially with Final Fantasy XIII-2 a month away as of this writing, I hope you will refer to this review if you want the opinion of someone who has played...
Summary: I get that there are already plenty of reviews for potential buyers to gather their own opinion of the game, but I just thought I would weigh in on a few things that people are saying are bad about this game. Spoiler free, of course.
Summary: Okay, I'll admit that this particular title was something of a deviation from the Final Fantasy series. For whatever reason, the Square Enix team decided to steer FFXIII in a bit of a different direction. It's more heavily focused on the battle-system and things like equipment synthesis.
Summary: Graphics: 10/10 As one would expect, this is a gorgeous game. The places you go a varied and detailed. The characters are lovely and distinctive (although Snowe looks like a re-hash of Seifer from FFVIII). Sound: 10/10 Voice acting is spot on. Emotion is well conveyed.