It's a story that you remember with characters you remember. And you feel like you have been part of the world
zchek wrote this review on .
I think what makes the storyline good in this game is all the deep themes universal to humans that were present. It played at core human desires and emotions, just like the author of the original James Bond books tried to do. You can tell the producers really put there hearts into the story and wern't just trying to copy popular cliched stories. It meant something to them, therefore is resonated with others.
There is also a great deal of variety in this game (a lesson that could be learnt by many other games). There is snowboarding, an arcade with things to buy after winning games, fighting, fighting arena, gambling, materia developing, secret finding, leveling up, beautiful music and cinematics, beautiful and scary scenery which is hugely varied across a large world which slowly opens up, mountain climbing with wind, path finding, stat developing, secret storyline finding, chocobo catching, training, racing and breeding, roler-coaster with shooting sub game, basketball shooting game, motorbiking, summon finding and armour buying, a real time army strategy game. And all of it is important and serves the narrative as well as character/money/materia/skill development. Basically there's just a lot to do and develop unlike many tedious RPG's (including other FF's).
If I have one complaint its that it's too short (even though it's actually really long) and perhaps a bit easy once you get some of the more powerful stuff. But mind you that takes ages to get anyway and by that stage its about time you should be kicking butt. Oh and there is a ridiculously hard extra end boss or two for you to try out your ultimate materia combinations (which can be really fun to experiment with for maximum awesomeness) on.
To summarize, if your one of the 5 or 6 people who haven't played this game, I would heartily recommend it.