BioWare’s writing director Daniel Erickson has stated that Final Fantasy XIII is not an RPG.When Strategy Informer discussed the importance of story with the BioWare man, they segued onto a discussion about the importance of gameplay in addition to story, with reference to Final Fantasy XIII.“Well, before I address the main point I just want to take a slightly more controversial route,” said Erickson. “You can put a ‘J’ in front of it, but it’s not an RPG.””You don’t make any choices, you don’t create a character, you don’t live your character… I don’t know what those are – adventure games maybe? But they’re not RPGs.”We were a little, reckoning that fast-paced combat and a good story couldn’t save it from poor pacing and disappointing linearity.
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