-Unacceptably long load times and poor frame rate
-Protracted battle intros and other frustrations break up the pace
-Some nonbattle gameplay elements are boring, pointless, or needlessly frustrating
Didn't even get to fully address and edit the reports before approval. Slow down N4Gers.
I see what you did there!
i think you forgot to copy and paste the "good"
haha yeah, i was just about to say that
I stopped by the store today to buy it but gamecrazy did not have it I phoned a friend who works at gamestop they didn't either.
I don't know why you guys always have such trouble finding a game on the 360 when they are in stock everywhere online. http://www.google.com/produ... Just order one at CC or BB for pickup in store.
I've never been into JRPGs and judging from general consensus I won't be missing much with LO.
hmmm, the description seems a bit one sided......
Aww i really wanted this game. Well next time will be...7 secs per batle in a turn based RPG with random battles is really unplayable for me, i am sad, i really wanted to play this.
i would've guessed that this game would've gotton a 5 or something along those lines.
well if microsoft would have made 360 disks hddvd or "bluray"(hint hint wink wink) then those load times wouldnt be a problem.
BUT i guess everyone doesnt think ahead......................
and who cares really, i mean DVD9 is TRUE next gen.............
Those drives and especially Blu ray have data transfer speed lower than that of DVD. The thing they could do tfor betterment is to get data from HDD to stream but I dont think that would also be important since games like Gears, R6vegas, Cod4, Assassin have done better or atleast equivalent job in graphics than LO on 360 without much loading or framerate trouble.
Also I found that the loading time is different in different consoles in my its 5-7 secs for battle and 10-15 secs for new area loading whereas my brothers 360 just take twice of that time. I have to tell you that I had overhauled my 360 compoletly recently cleaning every part of it including the drive.
It's still probably worth a rental.
minus the pros subtle
Noooo! WHY IS GAMESPOT LISTING STUFF UNDER "THE BAD" FOR ONE OF MY GAMES? Damnit Micromoneybags, you didn't send this week's $80,000 check and a new BMW M6!
Man you guys have to slow down blademask was still updating it.XD
Every review I read like the text flashbacks/1000 Years of Dream thing. I want to read those.
Stand right next to heavenly sword in the "interactive movies" section of your favorite game store.
rpgs do not belong on the 360. I was jealous for awhile and although i would still play this game i don't really feel like im missing out anymore.
Still looks like a good RPG, I'll get it some years down the road when the 360's problems have gone away.
It's a Gamespot review...nuff said.
360 only has shooters, its not a system for jrpgs *shrugs
So instead of getting a great rpg, the 360 ends up getting a good rpg. I guess that calls for a celebration amongst playstation fans. I hope Final Fantasy 13 lives up to your expectations. In the meantime, I will play through this enjoyable, yet not mind-blowing rpg. A very dark day indeed for xbox fans.
i dunno wether to get it or not. i was gonna buy it for shure but after all these reviews im not too shure.. everyones complaining about loooong loading times in between random encounters and areas.. they shoulda installed the game onto the hdd ftw!
This game got great reviews in Japan... and not really on the west... mmmm... I wonder why... maybe because is a Japanese RPG game?... what do you guys think about Final Fanstasy XIII when release... will sell more copies than Gears, Halo 3 or even Metal Gear in the US?
doubt it... I'm an RPG fan... so I enjoy most RPG games including final fantasy... but I also understand that JRPG games are called JRPG games for a reason... not as popular in the US... specially now that a new breed of RPG games have arrived... WRPG.. like Mass Effect, Ovblivion and others... will always have the upper hand against JRPG in the west.... a game can be rated 9 or 10 in japan and still be a 7 in the states... by the way I pre-order this game... for one reason.. I'm into RPG... sadly 95% of my friend arent.
No argument there. I love RPG's and I was really looking forward to this game. There seem to be alot of complaints about the game but I don't think many of them will detract from the experience of the game. If you love JRP's then ignore the reviews and get the game, I doubt you'll be disappointed. Also on a side note I can't stand WRpg's.
people still listen to reviews from gamespot? Didn't you people learn your lession from the last good game they reviewed?(R&CTOD)
Howdy, long time reader first time poster. And I have a 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, Gamecube etc... I am a fan of all those systems; so this isn't a fanboy or one sided post but I feel like all of the mediocre reviews LO is getting are not Accurate.
I have this game in hand and I can tell you that most of the reviews are not as high as they should be. This is a GREAT game and besides the load times which unfortunately are a little longer then they should be, and a few framerate hiccups (show me a game that doesn't have any sort of framerate issue on the PS3, Ratchet and clank gets terrible in a few places,) most everything else is great.
I guess I should stop playing final fantasy 7 (one of my favorite games) because it is also turn based and has random encounters. JRPG are supposed to be turnbassed, its a certain style of gameplay. (by the way, I don't hear people complaining about all the rpgs that PS2 gets that are turnbassed or calling them tired dinosaurs.)
The voice acting is good and it doesn't feel like it was over the top (aka enchanted arms for example) I had great expectations for this game from the get go and so far, they have been met. Without going into a whole review, I would give it a 9/10 and not just because its one of the first true Jrpgs for the 360. I for one am going to ignore the Mainstream reviews and enjoy the game and I hope many others do the same.
there are places that get games on the actual ship date and most everyone else gets it the next day. I am about 3-4 hrs into the game myself
You should rewrite the summary to include the positives as well. 7.5 is pretty playable.
Another crap Asian game. Keep them on PS3rd, please.
haha sore loser. PS3 is beating the crapbox non stop little kid every week. LMAO. What 3rd beacuse Microsfts console has been out twice as long? Too bad they are still going to lose.
Never noticed them. Solid 30FPS and 4-5 seconds loadings. Maybe later some problems occur :S
I can't wait to get this game today.
What a shame. I just play my past jrpg.Atleast they give me a better story, gameplay, lesser loading itme. :)
Too bad I was hoping 8.5+ for this one but fall quite short on the score. too bad isn't?
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