4.5 Not impressed. Soulless2k4 | 05/10/2010 | See all Soulless2k4's reviews (26) Let me begin by saying that I am a massive fan of the Final fantasy game franchise and I would normally be biased towards making sure people would see the good in these sort of games.Though, quite frankly, the gameplay in this game is simply appalling. As mentioned in one of the other reviews you are not even given a clue or a map marker (which is neccassary in my opinion) as to where to go next. At the beginning you are simply told to go to a castle in the north, they thank you and then leave you to do whatever you want and though that may sound good, it really isn't cos theres nothing to do because every door needs a key you don't have, every cave is blocked by something you cant move and ever ocean is impassible as you don't have a boat.Its the first game Ive ever considered re-selling and while it is cheap, it really should be.I gave it a 2, rather than a simple 1, because the story, though hard to keep track of as you need to do almost 40 random monster encounters between each part, is actually quite decent.The fighting system is very old fashioned too. Classic turn based FF style with minimal special effects and character animation. On the plus side though, you can speed up the gameplay in the options menu so you can make random encounters a lot faster. This is also good because a lot of the game depends on random encounters to get you leveled up and ready for the next stupidly well hidden part of the game.I don't recommend this game except to the true Final Fantasy fans as it simply does not match up to the other RPGs out there. I say- Bring on Crisis Core.