Final Fantasy XIII Seeing Mixed Responses From Critics
By now, you've probably been perusing the 'Net, checking out the various reviews for Final Fantasy XIII. And if you've looked at enough of them, you'll probably notice the relatively large discrepancy in review scores.
Historically speaking, this franchise typically scores in the 9s from just about every major source but FFXIII currently has a range of scores that quite literally go from 6 to 10, counting both North American and European sources. In reading many of them, we've come to realize that some complain about the linearity, some complain about the distinct lack of a "role-playing feel," and others simply say the gameplay feels too automated and not quite up-to-snuff. As one of the biggest titles of the generation thus far, this is making it difficult for some gamers to settle on a purchase decision. If you're on the fence, you could read one review that says the game falls well short of expectations, then a second later, switch to a review that says the experience is everything it could be, and more. So what to believe? Well, if you're an avid fan, you're on board regardless, right? And we'll try and help a bit as well, by providing you with two separate reviews for the game...oh wait, maybe that'll make things all the more difficult if one of us gives it a 7 and the other gives it a 9.
Well, we just want to give you a couple looks at this one, because we want you to have as much info as possible. If you've already decided one way or the other, that's fine. This approach is mostly because the game is super huge, and also for the readers who are still hemming and hawing about the $60 admission fee.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII
3/7/2010 9:28:50 PM Ben Dutka