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3 years ago#1
C'mon people! The story was great, voice acting, presentation, graphics, all awesome. But why has no one mentioned the linearity of this game? It literally has no exploration besides unlocking a few hidden doors with shivs. Am I missing something here? But when FFXIII is a game by Enix, everyone bashes it considerably. What gives?
3 years ago#2
TLoU is not even close to the same level of linearity. And FFXIII is nearly thrice as long.
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3 years ago#3
RPGs aren't supposed to be so damn linear.
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3 years ago#4
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3 years ago#5
spacejamjordanz posted...
RPGs aren't supposed to be so damn linear.


This...and I actually liked 13 a bit...not my favorite by any means, but not the worst
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3 years ago#6
Linearity is not a bad thing if the game is good. I'm not saying FFXIII is bad but I just didn't like the gameplay.
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3 years ago#7
Great graphics, great characters, but the story felt lackluster. The battle system was something else as they had a good idea but turned into something unexpected. I like the ideas of the monster roaming around but hated that I was only able to control one character through battle. Plus I would think they learn a thing or two from the KH series battle system.
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3 years ago#8
If a game is going to be linear it better have a plot and characters I give a damn about or gameplay that is good. FFXIII has neither imo.

Really, TLoU just uses linearity to its advantage and creates a really strong bond with its narrative. FFXIII tried that but it never had a story worth focusing on to begin with so it just falls flat.
3 years ago#9
No exploration besides a few hidden doors? Have you even played the game?
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3 years ago#10
Its not just FF....this is a very common complaint with so many whiners and haters around here lol.....games that were even more "open" thn TLOU have been bashed for being linear......along comes a super popular AAA linear game thats done really well in reviews and all the sudden all those l"linear sucks" complaints are all but gone all of a sudden.....its hilarious lol.....you gotta love GF....whoever cant see this is blind or a part of the nonsense....
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