Just a little Final Fantasy 13 note regarding Lightning and her Gunblade
Ok… she has a gunblade.
A gun blade. READ THOSE WORDS.
Gunblade ala Final Fantasy 8. Now Square, thank you for listening – yes we did want gunblades back because they are fucking awesome, however – seeing as I can only control one player, why not do what FF8 allowed you to do?
In Final Fantasy 8 for any readers who are not aware, the lead character Squall had a gunblade, which if you timed your attack correctly meant you would slash and then fire off a shot. So in this game, where you only control one character and most of the time auto attack will do everything for you faster then you could have thought anyway, maybe some form of timed attack would have helped keep interest? I am currently sat back just mashing attack, if I had to actually pay attention to pull off the gunblade shot or something similar – maybe even just time a button press to pull of a critical hit, then maybe I would hold interest a bit faster.
I finally have 4 ATB gauge slots now, so Lightning does three slashes and then a shot of the gunblade from distance- why can’t the shot button be one of my attack options? This game is so stripped back it is unbelievable to be honest. The way this is handling the parties and characters is awful and my casual boredom is quickly turning to rage and hatred, this better pick up soon.
I almost shouted with joy when Lightning shot something with the gunblade, confirming that it was actually a gunblade- my favourite sci-fi weapon of all time, sadly with no control what so ever over using it and no way to use the gun portion (not yet anyway) it ends up being pointless… how can this have less interaction then a game that is over 10 years old? Cmon Square, just do something to keep me interested in your god awful battle system…please.