24 July 2010

An open letter to Square Enix

Dear Square Enix,

You don't know a rat's ass about role-playing games. In a computer RPG, you, the player, create a character and play his/her role by choosing his/her actions and conversation choices in different situations you meet during the course of a game. Take BioWare's epoch Mass Effects; perfect computer role-playing games, where you create a character and play his/her role by choosing his/her actions and conversation choices in different situations during the course of a game. Simple, eh?

You, Square Enix, have never allowed any of this in your so-called role-playing games. In your Final Fantasy series, the player is given a role of a main character and just run through the game without affecting the outcome in the slightest. But in Final Fantasy XIII, you don't allow even this! The least you could is to let the player play the character he/she wants. But no! In your infinite wisdom, you have divided the game into parts in which one must play characters one absolutely doesn't want to play!

I don't want to be Sazh, I don't want to be Snow, I don't want to be Hope, I don't want to be Vanille! All I want is to be Lightning from beginning to end! But I friggin' can't do that! Damn you! So dear Square Enix, how... how on earth do you suppose I have the stamina and endurance to bear your atrocity of a game till the end?

Yours truly,
- Pissed-off Shunichiro

You know, if I could, I'd turn around and chop the heads off of everyone behind me!

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