After a week-long hiatus, I started playing Final Fantasy 13 again. I had basically burned myself out, getting stuck in battles for which I was underequipped or clearly had no chance of winning. I’m going to try to avoid spoilers, but it basically started when the game became nonlinear. It went from this “walk down the corridor” sort of game, to “here’s a big area, go wander around, and maybe if you get bored, go find the exit.” Fairly abrupt shift, I think, and that’s when the frustration started.
You know, I really wanted to like FF13. It’s been eight years since I played a Final Fantasy game, and I had really been looking forward to it. There’s just something holding me back. Maybe it’s their use of apostrophes.