FFXIII Advent Children Demo: Not Worthy Of The Fans?
Many gamers in this country were upset when they learned that the one-hour demo of Final Fantasy XIII, which would be included in the Blu-Ray release of "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children," would only be available in Japan. Well, perhaps they won't be so annoyed when they read this.
According to FinalFantasyUnion and an article that doesn't pull any punches, Square-Enix has said that the demo in question won't be "reflective of the game's current build as it was built using an older version of the engine that was used during 2008." Therefore, we have to realize that whatever you see in that demo isn't indicative of the final build, which may really get under people's skin. There's also the question as to why Square-Enix would even release this demo so early; they did it with the playable demo of Final Fantasy XII that came with Dragon Quest VIII, but that demo turned out well. This time, with a demo that isn't even using the same technology Square-Enix is currently utilizing to complete development on FFXIII, the fans are a touch irritated. On top of it all, if you want the version of "Advent Children" that comes with the demo, it'll cost you an additional $10, so that's not helping in terms of incentive. Perhaps the bottom line is simple: really, what's the point of such a demo if we can't even get a good idea of the final product?
Well, let's be optimistic. Let's say the demo is great and everyone seems to love it. Doesn't this mean that the full game will be that much better, considering Square-Enix's usage of a more refined tech? Maybe it's best to view the situation in this way, but even so...
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII
4/13/2009 Ben Dutka