Final Fantasy XIII
It took nearly four years to develop the latest Final Fantasy game, and to answer fanboys everywhere: Yes, it’s worth the wait. This time, the role-playing juggernaut introduces a fresh set of spiky-haired, androgynous protagonists in whose hands the fate of the world balances. To get the job done, players must skillfully employ the improved Active Time Battle system, which now allows you to chain together attacks for a combo bonus. Balancing tactics with the new Role and Paradigm systems, players can fine-tune their party to unleash deadly barrages on enemies and alter strategies on the fly. You’ll come for the fantastic creature summoning sequences, marvel at the unparalleled cinematic presentation, stay to unlock new abilities, and remember the flat-ironed hair and leather jackets.