Zen this situation is alittle different, its not about a different Xxperience.... SE took the RPG elements out of a RPG!!!
Bullshit, it's the exact same. In every FF since IV, "Square took the BLANK out of a RPG!!!"
You don't know if what they added or what they took away is to the credit or debit off the game in your opinion, and basing your opinion off of bullshit like this PREVIEW is just plain lazy. Think for yourself, form your own opinion. Every FF has differing views and this is no different. Many love this game and not all of them love it just because it's called Final Fantasy. If you just want a remake of VII, then wait until they release that, but give SE a chance at least, because they are one of the only companies with the balls to try something new with their main franchise, everytime. You're prejudging them already, just because you WANT it to the be same, and it wasn't. Hell, I could have told you that, 5 years ago.
NEWSFLASH, this previewer got upset because Sqaure took things out of the game. WTF? There were never things in the game. There are no staples of the series, besides generic names like Sid, Chocobo, and the fact that it has some sembelance of a story. The last game was a damn single player MMO, the one before that WAS a MMO. They don't take things out and add things to a tired formula, they created a new one, with each entry, and we classify it. Give them a chance. It's good for gaming, it's good for the franchise, and who knows, this might be your favorite entry in the series. Do not let a guy who played less than half the game at review speed in Japanese, dissuade you about the game, if he was any kind of decent journalist, he would have waited until he had something to report before spewing ignorant presumptions about how much he likes the game, because he doesn't even know the final answer to that question yet.
Come on bro, think for yourself.