Early Final Fantasy XIII reviews disappointing?

The highly anticipated next outing in the Final Fantasy series, which is due for release in March, looks like it could disappoint some fans if early reviews are to be trusted.

Some of the first opinions on Square Enix's role-playing game have apparently landed and rather than creating the hype we expected, they've instead brought Final Fantasy fans crashing back down to Earth.

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NateNater3672d ago

Hopefully VS13 will score better than what FF13 has received so far.

Vivi3672d ago

What a joke of an article.

Thats it ignore the 9/10 from Official Playstation Magazine, the 9.25/10 from Game Informer and the 9/10 from Gamingbolt.

I guess everyone paid attention to the 6/10 Heavy Rain got from Gameuklt and not all the other great scores?

Noct3672d ago

The PSM3 review is an IMPORT review of the Japanese version.

I bet the reviewer had no ******* clue at what was going on and just blagged the whole thing. The review sounded like he had never played a JRPG in his whole life.

Bodyboarder_VGamer3672d ago (Edited 3672d ago )

Let's forget about scores and just focus on one thing. Your own personal taste and experience with the game. Based on reviews/previews I think the game could have been better if they included towns and many other elements but their lazyness... But I still believe that FFXIII will be a great game in its own right.

Let's just wait to play a demo, rent the game or whatever to create your own personal opinion before start saying that the game's crap/flop just based on others people opinion.

Michael-Jackson3672d ago (Edited 3672d ago )

From what I heard this game is a mixed bag. Plot is weak/strong, battle system good/bad, no towns, no shops, easy/hard, no mini games, no replay value besides trophy, Linear - TOO linear, the most linear final fantasy game eva??? I think people should experience this game before judging, really. I'm more interested in Versus even before FFXIII Versus going multi-plaform, like most people.

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BeaArthur3672d ago

I'm waiting for legit reviews. Game Informer gave it a 9.25 so that is a good start. Some sites just want the hits that come with giving a controversial score. I'm waiting to see what the usual suspects think of it.

Baba19063672d ago

who cares im not missing out on any ff ever as long as i can. =D

almasy9193670d ago

The usual suspects. If the game gets a high score, it's a reputable source and others should listen to the reviewer cause they know what they're talking about. If the game score is average, it's just baiting for hits (god forbid the game was actually mediocre or as stated 'style over substance').

From all I've heard, it doesn't sound like my cup of tea so I'm going to rent it first but I admit I currently have a negative mindset about it. But I'll eat my words if I actually like it once I've played it.