Meh, i know like all reviewers thought that Bayonetta was the second coming of video games.
I guess im not too dissapointed by FFXIII , mostly because i expected it to be linear. Actually i was hoping it would be this way. I recently bought Fallout 3, and i can't really get into the free roaming, open world stuff. Great game, but it can't hold my attention like a tight narrative. Which i get in droves in FFXII. I'm really enjoying the story, and the characters are fantastic. I miss towns, and i wish the story had a bit more focus at this point( I'm in the forest with Vanille and Sahz), but i get annoyed with these bloggers that think they have a legitimate gripe about the actual quality of the game. This ire is more directed at the hack job Destructoid did. They gave it a 4 so that people reading metacritic would scroll to the lowest score and see their outrageous score, and check it out. I think thats bullshit, and this toplessrobot article reminded me of it.
That said, the toplessrobot guy has vastly different tastes than i , so i don't mind.
That's a legitimate gripe. I've found that I really like the free roaming aspect of Western RPGs, and that I have a hard time playing more linear games now. I've enjoyed FFXIII for what it is, but it's by no means one of my favorite games, or even one of my favorite RPGs.
After playing a bit of Bayonetta, I can't understand why anyone thought that was anything more than a mediocre game. Decent combat, sucky everything else.