KingBroly wrote:Game Informer gave it a 6.5 I think. I recall it not talking about the gameplay much though, and just harping on the story.
- Graphics are pretty good
- Music is okay
- Camera control is...terrible. It's a physical camera, so it gets hung up on things >_<
The game also has this tendency to tell you things once, and never tell you again. There's literally no way to get a hint a second time from what I've played so far, and it was only 30 minutes.
And Game Informer didn't give Final Fantasy 13 a 9/10. They did for RE5 though, but every journalist is so smitten with Resident Evil, they eat up every numbered Resident Evil game.
Do keep in mind that Game Informer has always ever been anything BUT "fair and balanced" in their coverage of most games to hit any NIntendo platform, let alone the "casual and childish" Wii.
Vandal Online - 92
Nintendojo - 91
Nintendo Power - 91
Gamespot - 90
Eurogamer (various countries) - 90
Cubed3 - 90
XGN - 90
Official Nintendo Magazine UK - 86
IGN - 85
NZGamer - 84
Joystiq - 80
Edge Magazine - 80
EGM - 70
Point being, with only 8 pro reviews that register under a score of 76, three of them being EGM, GI and Dtoid, as well as the fact that out of the 48 total reviews registered, that nearly 40 of those (about 37) were scores of 80 or above.
Considering how harsh, in general, gaming media usually is on Wii games, I'd consider that a pretty strong consensus that while the game isn't "perfect", that it is a really good game, worth owning or at least playing. Pro reviews are not something to put TOO much stock into, true, but when SO many outlets all give a game positive marks (and you know many of them are not being bought like some of the mainstream publications likely are for games like Halo, CoD, etc), I'd say it's a safe bet that they can't all be full of it.
So I'll trust that Sakaguchi still has that old magic. And considering I have never owned an Xbox, I was unable to play his first post-Square games. This game I've been stoked for since I first heard about it, and considering it's made by the man who made my fav. rpgs of all time on SNES (FF IV-VI, Chrono Trigger), I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
I think part of the few negative reviewers' problem, is that Sakaguchi stated that he set out to try something very different with this game, I believe his exact words were that he "wanted to create a new type of rpg". So with that comes experimentation, and I think perhaps there are some gamers who would have rather that he just do what the FF series has done, and stick to the same basic old formula (that Sakaguchi himself started long ago).