Hey guys! I'm on spring break! While usually that would mean I have a lot of free time to blog, unfortunately I went out and bought Final Fantasy XIII. If you don't understand what that means, you need to read this (multiple friends said they immediately thought of me):To illustrate how much of an FF addict I am, my first thought was "That's so stupid of him! You rarely use phoenix down, especially if you're a good player. He should have picked potions or something."
...Yeah, I'm a FF geek.
Anyway, some preliminary thoughts about the game for those of you who got it or are thinking about getting it (don't worry, I'm not far enough to really know spoilers yet):
1. The dialog is cheesy as hell. And I mean, cheesy compared to other FF games, even. It's like watching Final Fantasy Days of Our Lives. I almost vomited during the lovey dovey fireworks scene.
2. Making up for that is the graphics. Oh my god. I'd all HD, and the gameplay looks just as high def as the cut scenes. I'm constantly having an eyegasm.
3. Speaking of cut scenes, wow. I know FF is notorious for them, but so far I feel like there's a cut scene ever five seconds. Of course, it's so pretty that I don't really care.
4. I kind of like the new battle system. I was a little worried since I'm one of those n00bs who like turn based and active time scares me, but I think I'm getting the hang of it. It makes the battles feel a lot more real and important since you have to keep making quick decisions. The in-battle graphics are also great, it actually looks like a real fight instead of someone swinging a sword and a monster that's a mile away going "ouch."
5. The black guy is comic relief. Again. Oh, FF. Though his baby chocobo is kind of the cutest thing ever.
6. And finally, Vanille is the girliest girly girl ever. When she's running she literally skips and prances with her arms up in the air. While in a scary dungeon. Wtf. I mockingly yelled "Yaaaay!" when she was running, and then a half second later she went "Yaaaay!" She's predictably cute.
Other character: Where's your mark?
Me: *girly voice* On my butt!
Her: Teehee, here! *lifts up skirt to show the mark on her butt*
Alright, back to playing!