The ten best experiences GameCritics.com staffer Jarrod Johnston had in 2017
Tag: Final Fantasy
HIGH That soundtrack!
LOW Hitting level-locked story beats and having to grind for hours to continue with the game.
WTF The writing in an online MMO is significantly more accomplished than in the entire FFXIII series.
Wasn't Worth The Wait
HIGH It comes with a demo for Final Fantasy XV…
LOW Listening to another FF filled with nonsensical gibberish like "l'Cie"
WTF Why are we still in the Final Fantasy XIII
A musical journey through multiple worlds
High: Tapping and sliding along to favorite Final Fantasy songs
Low: The story is as weak as wet tissue paper
WTF: Why are the character models so creepy?
Awkward Laughter in My Pocket
HIGH The new, more expressive character models.
LOW Jumping through ridiculous hoops for 100% completion.
WTF The new quick recovery feature pauses the game everywhere except the Thunder Plains in FFX.
HIGH The music during the Ultima Weapon fight.
LOW Lag death.
WTF Someone needs to give Square-Enix an intervention for their crystal addiction.
All dressed up with no interesting place to go
HIGH The combat system and outfit switching are mostly great.
LOW Fetchquests and item hunts make up the bulk of playtime.
WTF Who approved all these tedious quests?
We Battle Together with Friends… but Why?
HIGH Replaying classic Final Fantasy moments with the accompanying soundtrack.
LOW Having to play the same tracks over and over to unlock new features.
WTF The nonsensical phrases characters say before a stage begins: "Friends, now we joke eternally in vain…"