4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
JRPG minus the fat,
This review is from: Final Fantasy XIII - Platinum (PS3) (Video Game)
I'm a big fan of Final Fantasy from VI through X-2, so playing this was like taking a sucker punch.
The biggest differences are how streamlined the whole game is. There are no town hubs, no world map, no Hildergarde/Highwind/Ragnarok to get around, no backtracking to most areas. Just corridors, labyrinths, enemies, and kiosks
Also, the difficult is spiked by the new combat system that lets you know if you've made a mistake very quickly. Oh, and I found myself level-grinding more than I'd like to towards the end.
On the whole, it's a lengthy challenging JRPG that I'd recommend especially now it's Platiunm edition