In today's fully Fahey-approved edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Paradox Me makes an argument for the greatness of Final Fantasy IX that's more than just saying the name Vivi over and over again.
Why is this game so amazing? These characters, world, music, etc. Shmowzow!
That's what XIII was missing. Characters and a game world like this.
A kind but pervy thief, a princess that forces him to kidnap her, an overprotective knight, a gullible mage.
The bustling cities of Alexandria and Lindblum, mysterious village of Dali and the somber Burmecia.
So good! Compared to previous games, XIII's characters were so uninteresting, and the linear nature left no room for the charm that permeated Square's old worlds. I know it's way too early to start thinking about it, but do this for Final Fantasy XV, Square!