I think everyone at Square Enix wants me to kill them. Final Fantasy XIII started off slowly, but eventually I kind of slept my way through the first ten hours to find a surprisingly tactical core underneath. The training wheels came off to unveil that the “boring” first ten hours, were simply part of a delicately woven difficulty curve to break players into the new ATB system and whatnot. If ten hours of tripe is what it took to teach me the good stuff, so be it. “I have 30 hours left,” I assured myself. “Ten hours of bullshit at the start is acceptable, I guess.”
Andrew Deavin bought the Final Fantasy XIII Special Edition for $110, at the time the same price of the game. It comes with the soundtrack, some postcard-type.. things, and a small 50-page artbook. Only a few months later, he bought the Bioshock 2 Special Edition for $60, which came with a 250-page A4-sized art book, two soundtracks (one of which is a vinyl record), some collector's art prints, a very stylish box, and an actually good game. ZING!