We bought Final Fantasy XIII the moment it was released. Normally, J and I fight over who will play, but, still busy with Final Fantasy XI, I let him go and I just watched. And watched. And watched. When he finally got through the 20 hours of cinematics and into the world, I was well bored. Not even him obtaining my beloved and ever gorgeous Shiva could compel me to continue watching. Soon, he gave up too, despite hopes that the free play would improve the game. This is pretty much the story of everyone who played that game.
Enter its sequel:
I also know that I am a ridiculous sucker for Square Enix and for Final Fantasy, ever since I fell in love with Sephiroth. And the pretty. The oh so pretty that Final Fantasy never fails to deliver:
After 4:40 minutes of fighting a giant hand and really disliking the Paradigm Shift as much as J did previously, I got bored again. I suppose it's something I'd have to look into, but my shifting just resulted in a lot of attacking and potion drinking. Then came more cinematics. But unlike the last game, you can now play along with the cinematics! Oh boy! Push the button to make the cinematic even better! So much for skipping.
After finally defeating the giant hand, I wondered around the city for all of 2 minutes before giving up. Bored. Watching the review above tells me I missed a lot, and I'm sure I did, but as far as demos go, this one failed.
Of course, as I said, I'm a sucker for Square Enix and Final Fantasy. I'm pretty sure this is going to end up in our collection anyway....