Hating this game is a crime. I don't know how it is possible to hate it. The storyline is amazing. The battle system is amazing. Motoi Sakuraba is a great composer; the music is amazing.The graphics for the time that this came out are amazing. This game has great play-through value. I have easily spent 2000+ hours on this game. In my opinion it is better than the prequel. You get 6 characters to battle with. The first 5 minutes are sort of slow, but it gets going in a hurry. There are also a plethora of side quests to keep one entertained. I have never played a game that was better tahn this. Ocarina of Time may be close, but this game wins.
Oh. Your. God. What a disaster of a game. This game almost made me appreciate Final Fantasy 10 just to put in perspective how bad it is. (don't harp me on ff10, i hated it, but this is about bk:ew-lo)
This game is basically a punch in the groin to anyone who loves either a card game or a good RPG. It has bad combat, lame narrative, terrible characters and above all else, is just plain DRY, in every sense of the word.
Air ships, lame mopey protagonist, a mystical girl with some mcguffin-like purpose......its all been done before. Games like ff10 and skies of arcadia did it so much better and still brought to the table the same things that made this game even get a second look. (We'll get there later)
Ripped off from other games. Bland and 1 dimensional. Just all around UNLIKABLE. I get they were trying to make the protagonist a jerk...but, you will hate him so much by that you will repeatedly let him die out of rage.....you'll think Tidus was like the second coming of Roy Liota.
The Visual Aspect:
Nice too look at, but so is Tara Reid.....until she opens her mouth.
Different, but "different" aint always good. I loved ff12's combat, thought the narrative was subpar, but the combat was good and new and different and.... i digress. The card thing seemed cool, but after the 11th fight, you start to hate it fast. It requires all luck of the draw and no strategy. (although i did like the finishing moves)
Its ungodly amount of letdowns make it a travesty to gamers everywhere. You want good visuals go play go play any recent ff game, you want gameplay, go play chrono trigger, you want the greatest rpg of all time, play Skies of Arcadia.......if you feel like you have run out of RPG's.....buy a SW: tOR scrip, before playing this game. Id give it a zero, but i DID like the finishers, visuals, and score.........and it wont let us give it a zero.