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Whatcha Been Playing?
I've been playing a couple of games lately, just a handful.

Dungeon Fighter Online - Neople brought this back from the clutches of Nexon and it's currently in alpha. I decided to give the Elemental Bomber class a test drive and ended up liking it a lot. It's not final but they're trying to launch a global version of DFO and it seems like reception to the alpha hinges on it. It's the same build Nexon abandoned except the rest of the world isn't IP blocked anymore (and you can buy cash shop items with gold).

Diablo III (360) - Got to Act IV, really glad I don't have to deal with the bullshit the PC version went through. I've made a Barbarian and a Monk, both of which seem slightly overpowered for different reasons.

Lord of the Rings: War in the North - Game was pretty fun from what I've played, reminds me a bit of Hunted: The Demon Forge but with less difficulty/bullshit. And then the game started to freeze perpetually at the load screen. Seems to be a common problem, and yet there is no patch or solution. Awesome.

Final Fantasy XIII (360) - Now this is the one I really wanted to talk about. I've been playing this for the past couple of weeks and am currently in the middle of Chapter 11 (of 13). Let's get the quick bits out of the way:

Pros
* The soundtrack is great
* The game looks great most of the time
* The battle system is on point

Cons
* Terrible pacing
* Non-existent level design
* Incompetent planning and execution pretty much defeats everything the game tries to do
* Combat is very rigid in how you're supposed to "win" for at least half of the game

When people call this a corridor simulator. they aren't using hyperbole. You are literally being funneled down corridors all the way up until chapter 11. Sure, the environments change, but that's about it. You'll keep coming across a branching path with a chest and a monster guarding it. I actually found the map hilarious, with an arrow telling you where you need to go next. It's literally impossible to get lost; there's only one direction to go! I can sort of understand why SE was caught off-guard with the reception though. There are MANY shades of the corridor->battle->cutscene gameplay in FFX and Kingdom Hearts 2 and yet those games were loved and sold millions. This is just an extreme end to what they started.

The battle system is great and switching the paradigms on the fly works, but at the same time I still feel those roles are limited in scope, especially when compared to jobs in previous FF games. It starts to wear out its welcome with overly long "dungeons," mostly because the game artificially handicaps you by withholding abilities and a full party for half of the game. It's like one long tutorial.

Lightning being the "break out" character is also hilarious. She has the personality of a cactus; if she wasn't Toriyama's waifu I really wonder if there would have been any sequels. Most of the characters range from terrible to tolerable, though I will admit that they get better as the story moves along since it actually attempts to develop some of them. There isn't a whole lot of story though...most of it is basically character revelations and motives revealed in flashbacks. Chapter 11 felt like a breath of fresh air not only because the gameplay opened up but because the story changed gears. It's sort of like when you first leave Midgar in FF7, except way more happened in that game in less time, and that isn't even close to being the end of the game.
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