Square Enix are well known for their amazing CG cut scenes, having produced two feature-length films in their time. FFXIII stays true to form. The in-game graphics are nothing to sneeze at either. It's the best looking Final Fantasy game to date.
After one of those famous cinematics, the game starts with some Helghast-looking bad guys aboard a train. Soon you're thrust into a battle against a flying machine. After which it opens up to a third-person view behind Lightning, a young female solider who'd probably kick the crap out of you for just being in her way.