Originally Posted by adamclark52
I liked the combat in XIII, it was fast, fun and easy. The music was good too, and the graphics were, of course, beautiful. But the terrible characters (Vanilla and Snow especially), linear gameplay of the first 80% of the game and poor story killed it. I still was never sure why we were fighting Bartaneous or who/what the Orphan was.
I went in expecting not to like it so that probably hurt it. And it had to follow up my favorite FF of all time; XII.
13 had all the ingredients, it just lacked serious depth, and the gameplay was too linear. It was beautiful, and the soundtrack was phenominal as always, it just was a total let down, because, as it was a video game, the gameplay not being there completely crippled it.
12 is absolutely perfect in my opinion, that top 5 are virtually untouchable in my opinion.