Today's Top 10 list "Things we didn't care about 10 years ago" featured Final Fantasy XIII. The list is over all completely bogus and I believe technically it is written backwards, but it brought up a point about how linear Final Fantasy XIII was.
Arguments against this include the hunting side missions and getting everyone to max their crystarium out. Which is not that different from other Final Fantasy games that include optional bosses and getting every character to level 99/ job points max.
While I'd love to discuss the above more, this is our Versus XIII board. How linear would you like Versus XIII to be? FFXII or more FFVII like. Or even more like Kingdom Hearts (though we supposedly have way more freedom than that)?
"Fools set the rules in this world. Just take a look around. It's Undeniable." Self Proclaimed Matt of your board