I'm on chapter 7 at the moment, I actually do love it at the moment, it is a really good game, I like the ideas they've thrown into it, like the retry option, the Paradigms, and the Crystarium, it relates to the story, which is a great story, I love Vanille! She is the only character that I have taken a liking to at the moment, but it might change when I get a bit further!
At this rate, I probably won't even finish the game. I am currently fed up with this "oh heres your boss and a 3 minute cutscene, after that enjoy the legion of monsters you have to kill so you won't be underleveled for the next boss!" routine.
It's broken my patience for this game, I'm pretty sure I'm done with it.
it is better to be hated for who you are, than to be loved for who you are not.
I vote for hate, not that i actually hate it but i don't love it nor will i ever come close to loving it so i guess i tend to lean more towards the hating of it.
Why? Because it's the most linear, basic and boring of all FF's. To put it simply, the game shows you a line: you follow that line. Then, you reach a big open area, you kill a bunch of bosses that become tedious and tiresome and eventually get a chocobo and find treasures then follow the line again.
If you enjoy playing a movie while it tells you exactly what to do and exactly how the story is going to play out, then you should love this game. If you're like me and you prefer a more open playing field with room to explore, towns to visit, side quests that aren't kill a tough monster over and over (not that any monster in this game is tough as all you do is mash A [Xbox players] and press L1 to change to heals wen ur low hp, maybe debuff a lil here or buff a bit there.) and the general things that MAKE an FF game, then don't buy this fancy looking "FF does Heavy Rain".
Sure, there's some good points.
*Battle System (at first)
Mmm, that's about it. No towns, shops @ savepoints, no character customization aside from follow the shiny line in a circle until a line goes off then get some + stats and turn around. Easiest battles ever, it may be more fast paced than others but you'll soon realize that all you need to do is mash A and the game will kill everything for you with it's highly advanced AI. Grats to Square for making a game that plays itself for me, oh they already did that! Hah, this one just has encounter screens.
This game is 100% Linear and imo the worst FF ever.
Well, that's about it from me. I'm totally disappointed with it and wouldn't replay it if i was paid to.
Last edited by -=Sativo=-; March 27, 2010 at 12:52 PM.
I completed it the other day after 87 hours of it (on 105 doing the sidequests now.) Yes I was turtling, reading the guide, grinding and doing other stuff whilst it was still on.
What impressed me the most was how story-driven it was, that's it's biggest asset in my opinion. A very emotional, powerful storyline.
What made it better was how epic the music was/is. The track Saber's Edge gets my vote and it's important for a game to have fantastic music in situations such as fighting a boss. Not only this track, but the battle theme and many others were very exciting like the cavalry theme, as well.
The characters were all so interesting, none of which I didn't dislike. Though favorites? Fang. Also Lightning.
The Padarigm idea was pretty simplistic (with auto-command), especially at the start of the adventure, though gets more diverse as you progress. The fights were fast paced and so Paradigm shifting was constant. This I liked.
So yeah, a brilliant game despite not having as much control as Final Fantasy offers and feeling like a dummed-down title of the series.
Last edited by LittleDragonZ; March 28, 2010 at 10:47 PM.