Originally Posted by Freeloader
I haven't used my Wii in 6 months at least. Maybe longer. I'd consider playing this game if I could clear some others out of my list first. Still working on Radiant Historia for the DS.
For those who played this - how similar was this to Final Fantasy?
I can only speak for myself here, but it definitely reminds me of FFXII. The battling, the setting, even videos I saw beforehand gave me a FFXII vibe. For a game made by developers which I hadn't even played a game of there was a definite sense of familiarity at the title screen.
It is however its own game. If we're talking scope, then to me it feels like what modern FFs should be like. As Sephiroth said the game is big but it doesn't feel drawn out and they somehow keep me wanting to know more. They don't force any of the sidequests down your neck either, you can do them if you like, leave them if you can't be bothered. The rewards are great though, I've never managed to get 500,000 coins in an RPG just from SQs.
So yeah, buy the game