It could have been so much more.....
mojothebaboon wrote this review on .
From a story perspective, the story was good , you could see your character evolve along with the story, well basic Square Enix script. One thing did Stand out to me that was completely different from any Final Fantasy that preceded this one was the whole scale of the story for the first time in nearly 20 years Square decided to do something different about their beloved Series.It wasn't about the world but about two country having an all out war. Which bring one question to my mind: " Should we really call it a final fantasy ? ". To me that shouldn't be called FF at all. Its the first time i played a Final fantasy that had some boring dungeon that were included in the basic storyline.
As for the fight, the combat system was somewhat new, felt great at first, but after a while it became pretty boring, true the idea of the gambit system was nice, but it became a problem as the game became way too easy and I did not even feel like i was controlling my whole party anymore, I just felt like an observer.
One thing that really impressed me though was the voice acting and the character cast. It is by far the best voice acting i have seen in a RPG, actually while the cinematics are playing it feels just like a movie which it should probably have been Judging on the theme of this FF. As for the character cast they just Surpassed themselves on this one.
Overall its a pretty enjoyable game because of the 5/5 quality cutscene/video/voice acting but they could have done a much better job about the gameplay.