I've just gone out and bought the new Final Fantasy iteration, Lightning Returns
I started playing it and after the usual interminable opening video sequence, and a short combat tutorial,I got into the game.
The story line is based around the world ending in 13 days, I wasn't too worried about that. 13 * 24 is 312 hours. A hell of a lot of game play.
I was wrong.
After what felt like ten minutes, I get teleported out of the game and told one day has gone by. WTF!
Turns out the whole game design is based around time management. You have hundreds of things to do, but not enough time to do them all so you have to choose which quest's to actually complete. 10 out of 10 for innovation, but minus several million for common sense. The whole point of Final Fantasy games is grinding hours away having fun and collecting. They have taken all the fun out of the game for me. I will never play it again.
So what to do with it ? I can't take it back, I've opened the packaging. It has no real resale value. What to do with it.
I am tempted to break the disk in half and send it to Square Enix with a nasty letter, but it wouldn't do any good.
Anybody got any good ideas?