Review is opinion and all that. But when you have one of the first English language reviews of Final Fantasy XIII, it's certainly worth sharing. And, sadly the review echoes many of thoughts filtering out of Japan over the past few weeks: Final Fantasy XIII is pretty good, but not as great as expected; earning itself a respectable, but generally not amazing 7.9/10.
Their final verdict assumes: "A game that never comes together properly. However, the certain individual aspects of the game and its battle system are of such high quality that its still engaging and fun to play... most of the time."
We'll let you know what we think it little over 3 months time.