Even though everyone knows FF reached its zenith at 7, I enjoyed 8 a lot and even 13 was decent, but I'm afraid it's time to face reality.
The paradigm battle system is brainless. I can set up a paradigm, give the controller to a 4 year old with the instructions to just keep hitting X and he could clear 90% of the game. How can anyone over the age of 11 find any accomplishment from getting anywhere in this? Every fight I got into was just wasted time, and the story mode is as bad as the battle system.
There is only one good part of this game, without ruining anything, get a mutant chocobo and turn your sound system up.
Keep your auto-battle paradigm system, give me materia.
If you are into anime you will love this game, because that is all this game is a long anime video that tells you to hit a button or 2 every few minutes. IF you like games where you actually control the Battles in the game and not just spam the X button over an over dont get this game, the fight scenes in this game are so bad all you have to do is select 1 thing and it does all your attacks for you. There is no Strategy other then useing a healing spell when ur health starts to get low, well that and praying your preset attacks do more dammage then whatever your fighting. I had more fun playing FF7 for PS1 then i ever will with this stupid game. Dont waste your time with it
posted by JahSoulSun (LINDENWOLD, NJ) Feb 15, 2012
Member since Feb 2010
gamers (38%) found this review helpful
The combat has been fine tuned, and the game is no longer linear at all. With that being said, the story cooked up for this sequel is terrible. Go forward into time to change the past? Not buying it. Back in the golden day of Final Fantasy (#7-10) in my opinion, you could expect a great story driven experience. Probably some of the best in their times. Now, with an already mediocre plot from the original ff 13, we get a tighter gameplay experience and are once again sacrificing the plot.