The clumsy, and boring combat mechanics are exactly why I canceled my pre-ordered, i hated FF12, and I hated WKC slow clunky mechanics.
Combine with the facts they they TRY to improve upon some of it, but in turn only make more problems, it's really what break the game from being a true master piece. I can go into details about why I hate it, and I'm sure rabid fanboy's trying desperately to justify the purchase would find something wrong with it.
It just takes alot of the worst ideas for combat and makes them worse.
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