They have done it again. Setting the bar higher and higher for in-game graphics and immersive story structure. Though some have dubbed Final Fantasy XIII ‘Final Corridor XIII’ due to its very linear gameplay style, I feel this works in the game's favour. Being an intensely story and character driven game rather than a player driven game linearity was a given. Featuring a brand new battle system called ‘Paradigms’ Final Fantasy XIII brings combat strategy to a whole new level. Want a party that can heal, buff and tank damage, but can also debuff, cause elemental damage and get in nice and close for a sword to the throat? FF XIII has that covered. Each character can assume any of the roles (but still favour 3 in-particular) and these roles can be swapped IN BATTLE! Though limited to 3 Active party members, who cannot be swapped out in battle, they all gain experience from battles so out-leveling is out of the question. Well worth the time and definitely worthy of becoming part of your collection.