This is a game that made me feel like cutting my penis off and beating the developers with it at some points, and in other points it made be stop in awe to recognise its graphical beauty.
-----What I liked about this game:
(1)The graphics: are really good. Especially the cutscenes, I have not seen many games with similar attention to detail and presentation.
(2)The Music: is decent but none of the themes are as memorable as past FF music.
(3)Customizing: weapons is nice. As well as the crystarium system, it reminded me of FF10's sphere grid. But FF13's version was far more linear and less developed. You didn't get much choices.
That's about all I liked.
-----What I disliked about this game:
(1)The gameplay: is for casual gamers who don't know how to play RPG's. And I am not a casual gamer. One of the main problems is the auto battle feature. I was pressing the X button most of the time as it would play the game for me and choose the most effective attacks against enemies. Some people say you can turn auto battle off, but if you do that the game becomes too hard. Autobattle is the most efficient way to play it.
(2)The characters: are not likeable. I didn't like them, and I didn't like their back stories. Hope reminds me of Justin Beiber, someone I see as a pus*y and whiner.
(3)The story: is terrible. its too difficult to understand and doesnt make sense. I could not understand all the words they threw at me like Falcie, Lcie, Pulse Lcie, Cieth. Like WTF, stop telling me words without explaining what they mean properly. Some may disagree, but me personally, I found it difficult to follow the story (for me this difficulty didn't happen for any other FF's)
(4)And the most of all, it didn't feel like FF: every FF needs mini games and hard secret bosses (at least Omega and Ultima weapon), they were not there.
What FF game only lets you control 1 character? This game does. Still no world map, when will SE add the world map back to FF games? At least FF10 had a big massive world with lots of different branches.
This game has none of that. This game is as fun as walking forwards for 10 hours, then you must jump off a cliff at the end, and that is not very pleasing. ITS PAINFUL ! Because that's all you do in this game !
The FF series doesn't deserve this. FF fans don't deserve this. A series as great as Final Fantasy deserves better...