(Also, a major reason I have been MIA and probably will be for the next week or so…)
Final Fantasy XIII was released earlier this week.
I have only had time to play two days, but in those two days I managed to log over 26 hours of gameplay. I officially reached the halfway point (according to the guides) tonight and managed to let J pry the PS3 controller out of my fingers — which are stuck in nasty claw-like grips — for him to start playing too.
J forwarded me this comic on Tuesday, right before he came home with the pre-ordered game, and I found it hilarious and extremely fitting:
I’m loving the game so far. It started slow with a slightly confusing plot, but as I continued to play and the pieces of the story fell into place, I simply became addicted. Just like a good Korean drama. In addition, the graphics are simply amazing with no dip into the uncanny valley at all.
However, I must say that FFXIII is still no match to what I believe to be the best Final Fantasy game to date: Final Fantasy VII. There is a reason Square Enix decided to make a feature movie out of it. It’s just that good.
I had a crush on Sephiroth (I tend to have crushes on animated characters. Others have included Gambit of X-Men fame and Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid.) and I cried like a baby when Aeris died. And Cloud! My my what big hair…and sword…he has!
FFVII is also the driving force behind my famous 36-hour game binge. I’m being completely serious here — I really did play for 36 hours straight!
Is anyone else a devoted Final Fantasy fan? Anyone else enjoying FFXIII at this moment?