PSXE Poll Update: Gamers Split On FFXIII Skepticism
The news has been bombarded with disappointment and negative feedback concerning Final Fantasy XIII, although there remains a strong, loyal following that claims the skepticism is unfounded.
Depending on how you interpret the poll results, it seems our readers are mostly split on the issue. While the majority say all that bad talk hasn't affected them in the slightest, the remaining votes were split almost evenly through the three remaining options. This can only mean that the negative articles have indeed had an impact; without such questioning commentary, it's almost inevitable that just about everyone would've remained totally psyched for the game's US release in March. While we believe some of the hate really is unfounded, the loss of towns is especially irksome and we're actually starting to wonder what makes FFXIII an "RPG" besides gaining experience. Following a story, no exploration of a world map or towns, gaining abilities at various points (save points, in this case)...how is that much different than God of War or another action-based game? We're not saying it doesn't deserve to be a role-playing game but it almost appears as if Square-Enix wants to leave those distinct RPG elements behind...
Heavy Rain will be a hot topic this week - the embargo lifts on the 10th - so we're wondering if you think the anti-game freaks will crawl out of the wordworks. As we know, there's almost full nudity in the game and of course, because only kids play video games, we just can't have this. So, have the naysayers grown up or are they going to have a hissy fit?
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII
2/7/2010 9:24:26 PM Ben Dutka