first off, this is in no way an attempt to belittle any reviewer. I no longer use sites like IGN for Jrpg reviews. They give everything a 7. Its like they dislike Jrpgs in general and just give them all the same score.
anyway, was reading some old reviews and found some good quotes. Its funny to look at how opinions may change over time.
Stephen Harris on Star Ocean Till the End of Times story,
"The story of Fayt is one of the most remarkable adventures ever to grace a console RPG in recent memory. "
that twist at the end didn't do it any favors!
Kyle E. Miller on FFXIII's story
"The developers seem to think FFXIII has a good story, which only shows all the more that the writers at Square Enix are a panel of boobs with no conception of good storytelling."
couldn't agree more.
Ashton Liu on final fantasy 2,
"Perhaps in the course of the nearly 30 hour romp I had through Final Fantasy II, I missed some mystical item that magically makes the game fun and so I was never able to actually appreciate the full worth of the game. But the possibility of anything of the sort is slightly below my chances of winning the lottery"
Esque on Squall lead character in FFVIII
" I've rarely had as strong a connection with a character in a game. His soul is laid bare before us and the game's story takes on a much more personal feel."
we'll have to agree to disagree on that one.