i got to say i barely played any FF games. the only ones i played were 10 which was good 12 which was bad now 13 freaking amazing it has a great story, great cast which im surprised since JRPG dubs are stupid and silly but this is good now since i really never got a chance to play any of the others i was kinda thought that it would be the same but since 13 is really fast game then the others it took me a while to get used to but then 1 hour later i got it. the characters in the game are a hit and miss but then later i liked all of them. now since it was a linear type game i was kinda disappointed since i played borderlands so much but anyway its not thats bad. now what really disappointed me whs that there were no towns and you can only shop at save points which is easier but donset have that RPG feeling to me. now if your a huge FF fan ether your really love it or really disappointed but its a must buy for the fans now for people who haven't even played the series you shoulda just rent the others or just rent it. now there's one more thing i have to say this game is really hard and i mean hard its probably one of the hardest games i ever played in my life and that's one heck of accomplishment.