I don't understand why FF games ever get good ratings. I guess its because the RPG genre is always starving for titles plus the fact that Square/Enix always pay publishers well to advertise and market it before it drops. The only FF game I ever liked was Tactics (a classic). I hate the ugly characters and graphics, the horrible battle system. Square/Enix characters are the only ones where at some point I say "Hmmm, they make her look pretty good," and then an hour later I find out that she is a he. Try Rogue Galaxy for great graphics, characters and battle system.