16 December 2003 | cptrugged
Fun, not too bad
Yes, this is a Final Fantasy, and yes it is a sequel to FFX. However, No, it doesn't have the linear hardcore drama that has been in other Final Fantasy games. Good God, some people put waaay to much credence in a game name. IMO this game makes no more travesty of FF than Crystal Chronicles is Precious Moments the game.
For one, people all complained that the weakness of FFX was its linear storyline. No real choices. So for the first time in an FF, they gave you the airship at the beginning and a storyline that isn't so involved that you can't do things in your own order.
Second, playing dressup? Any less than you were in FF4 or Tactics? Would you have felt better if there were some guy characters changing "uniforms"? Reminds me of the difference between action figures and dolls. This game was not made by prepubesent teens.. but old japanese guys.. is there a difference? who knows.. but always remember that none of these games are made with US audiences in mind. You just happen to be in a world were someone will translate them and let you play.
Honestly, this game is just girlie. No, instead of FF6's opera, you get a JPOP concert. Instead of Auron you get Paine. Instead of deep drama, you get wacky hijinks. This game is fun. The battle system is nice as it lets you customize your strats regardless of characters.. I can now have 3 black mages when fighting something weak to magic. Any character can do anything. I don't think its as good as X, but its enjoyable and not a waste of money at all. This is just my opinion however.. and personally thought FFVIII was the travesty.