Excerpt: I started to play Final Fantasy XIII in preparation of the launch of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Put it down to review the sequel, and am now finally ready to review Final Fantasy XIII. This Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 video game is a work of art and modern technology.
Excerpt: When I play a modern Final Fantasy game, I know I'll see production values that are leaps and bounds ahead of just about any other J-RPG. Awesome cinematics and vividly detailed monsters dominate these games.
Excerpt: The Final Fantasy series is one of the most long-running franchises in the video game industry. Spanning fourteen installments, this series has left quite an impression on the youth of many gamers.
Summary: The final taste in your mouth may not be good if you dislike the way XIII-2 ends. However, it does not take away the fact that Square-Enix listened to their fans and gave them the game FF XIII should have been.
Excerpt: The background to the game is crucial, and players may find themselves consulting the Datalog option in the main menu quite often for information. The Datalog contains updated information on the thirteen days that lead up to the events of the main characters’ l’Cie transformation, along with...
Conclusion: As far as brawlers are concerned, Shank is one every fan of the genre needs to play. Unfortunately, if you are not such a keen fan of the genre, the onslaught of repetitive and frantic murder can be a turn off.
Excerpt: . Not being a company to fall into patterns of repetition, SquareEnix took many risks in the new game, grasping the reins of the storyline harder than ever to steer the game in what feels like a movie/RPG direction.
Gorgeous fantasy RPG with combat & some suggestive scenes.
Common Sense Media
29 August 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Final Fantasy XIII is Teen-rated, mostly because the gameplay is combat-heavy. Your party of characters will square off against enemies and engage in a turn-based fights, but with the ability to make some decisions during the battle.
Excerpt: This sequel to the 1988 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) original is testament to Capcom’s and developer Grin’s well-trained eye for delivering superb fan service. While it is a slick, highly-accomplished title in its own right, its painfully steep learning curve may put some players off.