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GF Rating
6.5

425 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Its tough to wrap your head around.

posted by alaskanassasin (ANCHORAGE, AK) Apr 14, 2014

Member since May 2013

I've been hearing a lot of bad reviews cause the games throws alot of the original elements away apart from past series. I think they are just trying to stray into a different gameplay feel to attract a newer crowd. I haven't played any other series beside the Lightning series.

In my own opinion i found it hard at first not know where anything is or what to do half the time especially with the time limit an only having limited time to do certain things like side quests. The only thing that help my case was constantly looking online for help via guides an youtube. Though Once i did start managing the time an making use of cronostasis an getting use to the play style i actually found that i liked it. The new battles mechanics are pretty cool further in the game when you actually have abilites(But that takes finding them which isnt easy). I enjoyed the fast pace feel to the fights an how you can customize schemata an map abilites the way you want. Though it would have been nice to have people to party with other then Fang an chocobo for a limited time only. Now that atleast i know what to do an where a majority of everything is i can see replayability in this now that i have countless garbs, accs, weapons, an so on but in a harder difficult.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

6/10

posted by KnightofPoo (BALLWIN, MO) Mar 28, 2014

Member since Mar 2014

Love what they were going for.

Story makes no sense or only goes in one direction.

Dialogue when chatting with NPCs can be awkward.

Quests (Sidequests) can be confusing and unclear.

S3x appeal only goes so far.

Characters have very little motivation for their actions.
(Snow)

Ark makes no sense How can you stop time?

Overall people with little patience shouldn't play this game. It's a confusing mess and Battles can take a very long time. Quests are long and theirs a overall time limit put in the game forcing you to rush through every quest instead of admiring the environment.

Atleast Square Enix tried. 6/10

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Better in theory than application

posted by Dookiesan (BUFFALO, NY) Mar 27, 2014

Member since Mar 2014

Stunning graphics. Confusing schematics, Get rid of the day counter. This game could have been awesome if it followed the original game play.

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