At 12/18/10 09:46 AM, Bahamut wrote:
I keep hearing FFXIII gets good at a certain point. That doesn't sound good if the first half or whatever is bad. However, I can only decide all of this myself whenever I play the damn game and considering it doesn't quite meet its expectations, I can easily let it wait. For PS3 games, I'd rather prioritise Uncharted 1 and 2 and Assassin's Creed II over FFXIII.
I will still stand by my firm belief that FFXIII is one of the best games in the series.
The reason people say it doesn't get good until a certain point is because the first half of the game or so is entirely linear, but at least it makes sense and isn't the result of laziness. I for one had no issue with the linearity because at the very least the locales, and characters were switched up often enough to keep it interesting.
Another point people like to bring up is the cast. Without spoiling anything I can say that the majority of the cast is actually quite good. I think this time their design is more focused on their personalities rather than some kind of outlandish character design that has merit only in how weird or cool it looks. Again, I think the characters all make sense in the story and aside from a few they are all good in their own right.
Story wise I again assert that FFXIII is better than it is given credit for, it dares to do things differently in an age where most people are fine with recycling and reusing.
So yeah, don't come into this expecting the FF you've come to know and love, but instead as a game that stands alone in its own right as something of high quality and character.