■ Publisher: Square Enix ■ Developer: Square Enix
Final Fantasy XIII is a fairly basic affair. The focus of the game are the graphics and the story. Every chapter is summed up in a journalesqe entry, and the history is logged in a constantly updating Codex. The game play is basic: your party consists of 3 characters, only one of which you control, the rest are maned by an AI. As the game progresses you gain the ability to switch tactics, called Paradigm Shift, allowing you to switch any team member from an attacker, to a healer, or even a mage, adding an element of strategy to the game.