Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster
FF13 on my PS3.
Im not sure what to think. On one hand, its quite linear which kinda stinks.
On the other, Im actually enjoying it quite a bit. I know many may disagree there from what Ive read elsewhere but ....
About 50 hours in now and still going.
Final Fantasy XIII - Where do I start?
The Combat Mechanics (at least after about 12 hours in and they finally let go of your hand and allow you to experiment
), Graphics (for a console
) and 1080p CGI are some of the best ever made at that time from Square Enix. But that's where the positives end for me. CONS:-
What irks me is that the plot
goes meandering for the longest time, most of the main characters never seem to have motivations I can relate to, so by the end of the game I just couldn't care about their conflict resolution or the "payoff".. It all seemed very superficial, with no heart in my opinion. It had the weakest story
ever told in a Final Fantasy mainline series. Lightning's
(voice acted by the usually superb Laura Bailey (mass effect's Liara)) cause didn't pull me in at all. Hope
was just the Squee emo kid, and Snow
was the usual Japanese hobo-looking tough guy who's also the punching bag of the group.
The other two female leads (whose names escape me at this moment) were also imho unremarkable, although the one with the aussie accent was hands down the best voice acted female lead in this game.
main protagonist I felt the slightest connection to was Sazh
(dude with the baby Chocobo in his afro) who was in the whole mess because of his little boy.
He had real motivations for doing what he did and the scenes with his son were very heart rending and emotional. He was voice acted superbly, and I was rooting for him the whole way.