I know why you’re here. And I don’t blame you for it.
It’s Final Fantasy. You can’t turn away from it. I can’t turn away from it. Anyone who’s ever jumped on a Goomba can’t turn away for it. The franchise keeps pulling in gamers across the board, whether they’re diehard fans or furious detractors. And with FF15 -- formerly Versus 13 -- being an upcoming title for nearly a decade, all eyes are on Squeenix’s latest.
Not to generalize, but I’m guessing you’re here so you can see me deliver some bad news. I don’t blame anyone for it; The Lightning Saga practically ran the franchise’s name into the ground, and it hasn’t exactly been soaring in the sky since…well, maybe as early as FF8. Couple that with the slew of disappointments in the eighth-gen console/AAA space recently, and any given gamer has the right to suspect -- if not expect -- another debacle. This spiffy new demo is going to be all the proof we need to skip the full game. At least, that’s the fear. People are just waiting for confirmation.
I know why you’re here. And guess what? I’m not here to tell you that the game -- Duscae or otherwise -- is terrible. So breathe a sigh of relief.
Unfortunately, I’m here to give you some bad news.