The thing I love about FF games are the stories. I rate my FF games on how much it felt like I was on an interactive movie. And I have to say, this is one of the best stories so far! Didn't think they could top Cloud Strife, Sephroth, and the Soldier program they had in FF VII, but in my opinion the did!. I cannot wait to try the next to titles, and I am actually happy I tried this game so late because I don't have to wait for the other 2 titles to come out!! I would also like to add 2 more things:
1. The ending movie of this game is TRULY EPIC!! If you haven't seen it, You are missing it, but you would have to watch every prior movie in the game to get the full effect of emotion! So I suggest you play it!.
2. I have read that the game is too linear and there is not enough open world so the game sucks. In this I DO NOT AGREE. I think the developers were right when they said to have the open world would have taken away from the story they wanted to tell. The game is very linear, like I said previously, its like an interactive movie. However toward the end, it does open up. And I did not like it. Until that point it was a steady progression of fighting and movies! Then you get this big pause in the movie storyline as you go thru this section of game. I did not like that. So like I said, the fact that the game is linear is great. But try it for yourself, that's why the made Gamefly lol!