|Say what you want about gameplay, but FFXIII is beautiful to behold|
A rejected copy of Final Fantasy XIII has laid ignored for months beside me, and so last week I decided to give it a chance. Upon release, Square Enix’s latest iteration of the Final Fantasy franchise was much maligned, among other things, for its linearity. Depending on who you’d believe, the game has what amounts to a glorified tutorial section that lasts between fifteen and twenty-five hours, after which point the real game begins in earnest. Challenge accepted.
|It was unnecessary to have to wait three hours to learn upgrades.|
|The art direction is, as ever, spectacular.|
|I don't much care for Lightning or Snow, to be honest.|
Ideally, I plan to clock the necessary hours within the next two weeks. The task ahead is nothing short of daunting. I have no interest in wasting my time on a game that won’t pay the necessary dividends, but by all accounts FFXIII should be worth the struggle. Here goes nothing.