Let me start by saying i am a huge FF fan, Nothing will come close to the legendry 7 but i think square enix's last good final fantasy was 10,
Some may say im reviewing this early but i cant see it getting any better than what im currently seeing, im about 20hours in and so far its been a never ending line of run a couple steps fight a few mobs cutscene rince and repeat for 20hours solid!, theres enough savepoints to shake a cat at and its always confusing to players who have played Final fantasy in the past.
The combat system i feel has its benifits but overall its been stripped off anything tactical and just been put into babysit mode, and by that anyone who is a veteran of final fantasy will see how easy it is, the majority of trash mobs can be killed basically pressing A button once or twice and letting the computer do the rest its so so easy its untrue, the only thing that makes up for it is when you finally get to a huge boss fight but its not enough to save the overall gameplay of the game.
This game has superb CGI effects but then what game doesnt? and that to me is not enough to say its excellent because CGI cuttscenes do not make up for lack of gameplay, the music is unforgettable the story is confusing, theres no clear villian, infact nothing is memorable about this game other than how dull it is,
But alas i am still playing as im an achivement hog and i'll give its due course, In my own opinion If your a massive final fantasy fan and CAN wait then wait till price drops as you will be greatly dissapointed anything you loved from recent titles has been stripped away for new generation.
Give it 3/5 stars based on the fact nothing is memorable and the gameplay is far to easy :(,