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IGN's summary of the review

"Its fresh combat system is a great success, and the well-designed world provides more than enough reason to play through the end of Lightning's journey. At the same time, the incredibly inconsistent tone and underwhelming plot caused any story-based satisfaction to completely elude me."

In comparison XIII got a 8.9 and XIII got an 8.0 so not really that great a score. For some reason according to metacritic a 7/10 counts as a mixed review? That's kinda stupid if it were a film they'd be a good review.

I'll still get it.

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/02/11/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-review



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2 more days =D

As expected... Christ... Square Enix knows how to butcher franchises...

This game deserves 1/10

TurboElder said:
This game deserves 1/10


Why? Have you actually even played it?



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Zax said:

For some reason according to metacritic a 7/10 counts as a mixed review? That's kinda stupid if it were a film they'd be a good review.

That's because apparently for films, the whole range from 0 to 100 is used, whereas for games the range is more like 40-100 in practice. You could try putting the reviews of all games in a single chart and there would probably be a peak in the range of 70 to 80, whereas for movies the peak would be lower. I'm saying 'probably' because I don't have any actual research to back up my claim but that just seems to be the way it goes. One big reason is probably that movies are often rated from 0 or 1 stars to 5 stars and a direct conversion gives relatively low results compared to what we're used to with games. Personally I think the game review scale is competely broken when about 60% of the scale is unused most of the time and only 20% are generally games worth getting, and even those not necessarily.



So, in short: great gameplay, terrible story.
Sounds promising, they said the same about XIII-2 and I actually liked the story.

Why do they insist on creatig FF13 crap?



It is obvious that FF13 is not what the fans want at all. I am sure it is like the worst performing FF games since 7. Why keep making them?

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I haven't played, and I haven't even read much about the game.....and I still think a 7 is too high.

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eyeofcore said:
As expected... Christ... Square Enix knows how to butcher franchises...


They are one of the best. I totally agree.



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