From the Gaming-Age forums: http://pub37.ezboard.com/fgamingageforums2frm0.showMessageRange?topicID=10069.topic&start=1&stop=20 FFX - 6/10 Wipeout Fusion - 5/10 The FFX review is well written and here are a couple of snippets. "And for how much longer can the Final Fantasy series be held up as a model of game design inthe face of evidence completely to the contrary?" "Following the same formula as the previous playstation adventures, but exaggerated with next-gen insensitivity, the FFX feature list runs as follows: puzzles which involve little thought, but rely on systematic time-consuming trial and error, unbreakable animation sequences thta initially impress, then subconsciously irritate; interminable FMV sequences immediately before unpredictably deadly boss encounters; infinite numbers of unavoidable, non-threatening random battles; an utterly linear room-by-room progression mechanism; and, in Tidus, perhaps the most irritating lead character Square has ever conceived, a squawking, petulant teen who it's near impossible to care for." "While the plot's reasonably considered, the dialogue, both textual and verbal, is nauseating. Edge isn't aware whether this comes from the original Japanese script or just a mundane, foolish translation, but the voice acting, which is passable at best but risible in the main, only emphasisese every clumsy syllable. It renders the pathos comedic, the comedy dead, and since emotion is meant to be the series' driving force, it butchers the whole game." "It's a matter of perspective, devout Square followers will spend 40, 50 hours inside FFX'2 Spira, and hail it as the tenth coming, when all Edge sees is another bloated false prophet come to steal away your time. But poor scripting aside, the question's still worth asking. If enough people worship something, does it matter how worthy it is? Edge's opinion: yes, it does, and ignore the acolytes. Some idols aren't worth building religions around" "Edge rating: Six out of Ten" LOL! Is this magazine available in the States? I want it!