A lot of exciting things going on in the writing front. I took a quick breather to write a preview for GameDynamo about the game I’m most looking forward to in the Final Fantasy series:
Are older RPGs really better, or are we just nostalgic? By we, I mean the generation of gamers who long for the old Final Fantasys like VI or VII. Yes, I’d gladly take even Final Fantasy VIII with all its flaws, because it was compelling and bold, if melodramatic.
A couple months back, I wrote an article on what I thought was the recipe for the perfect Final Fantasy game. I was surprised when several readers commented that Final Fantasy Versus XIII was going to be that “perfect” FF we all longed for. Airships were back, so was an overworld map. But what really caught my attention was the fact that Versus would have a big emphasis on story. Yes, story, the most important ingredient of any FF, or any RPG for that matter. Complain all you want about Final Fantasy XIII‘s linearity and lack of towns. If it had a riveting plot, all would have been forgiven. So can Final Fantasy Versus XIII deliver and save the franchise?