in my opinion ff13 is a serious disappointment not just as a final fantasy game, but a rpg as well. it’s missing almost everything from the rpg template. it feels more like streets of rage/final fight with phantasy star online bosses.
it’s the first game in the main series i couldn’t bring myself to purchasing. i need to feel like im a part of the game’s world and not just going through the motions. the characters lack depth, there’s no motivation to save it’s world, no diversity in the gameplay, no puzzles, mini games, secret weapons/items/areas/bosses/eidolons ect. it’s just extremely streamlined to try to lure in as many non-rpg gamers as possible. it was designed and cut(the extra content) just for them and to fit on 3dvds.
if you like the game, that’s perfectly fine. we all have our own taste. if you’re in the same boat with me though; don’t let it get to you. why? if you don’t already know about it, check these links out: