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    Final Fantasy XIII?

    Anyone tried it out yet?
    I've been on the fence about getting it since I started looking into it.
    The lack of free exploration is the biggest turn off to me, as that's what I've enjoyed so much about past entries.

    Though I've been hearing that the world they've created is very interesting.
    Any thoughts on story? Characters? Worth the price tag?
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    I've read that it's 60 hours of game time despite being completely linear. It could be hype, though subtracting a bit from that number is still substantial game time in a generation full of 70 dollar 10 hour games.

    I'll be getting this if solely for the purpose of drooling over the designs. Yeah, open exploration and optional stuff was awesome but I'm not sure I will ever have the time to grind till I can fight with Yiazmat again...

    Sold out when I tried to get it, so apparently linearity isn't much of a problem to most people at least

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    Well, we must consider all angles before making any judgment.


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    No exploration is a bummer, but it still looks like a lot of fun. $60 is too steep a price for any game as far as I'm concerned, but I'm planning to pick up a PS3 when summer break hits, at which point I'll hopefully be able to pick this up used.

    edit: ahahaha, that vid is nuts

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    I'm about 9 hours in the game right now and I still have mixed feelings about it. I'm really enjoying it so far, but it just isn't what it used to be. I was hoping for a game that would beat FF 7 (which IMO is still the best game ever) but for me it doesn't.
    I like the story so far, though a bit confusing at times.
    What I really miss is the exploration. Talking to npc's, walking through towns exploring houses, shops and inn's.
    I don't feel as much affection for the characters as I did in previous games (FF 7 and FF 9 in particular), but they're starting to grow on me. Even Hope does. Vanille is still anoying as hell though. On the other hand I think Lightning is awesome. Probably my new favorite character in the series even.
    I think the new battle system is great. The Paradigm shifts work like a charm IMO. Battles are fast pased although a bit overwhelming at times. I like the fact HP is automatically restored after each fight.

    Overall I'm slightly dissapointed, but it's still an awesome game so far which looks abolutely gorgeous.

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    Gonna get Resonance of Fate over this.

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    So I broke down and tried it yesterday. I love it personally, just for the characters and the cool world they've created. And the combat is actually very fun, to me atleast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudeone View Post
    On the other hand I think Lightning is awesome. Probably my new favorite character in the series even.
    I love Lightning's design, imo she's the coolest looking playable character in the franchise yet.

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