Having been deemed a threat to Cocoon, humanity's floating safe haven, our protagonists need to fight for what they believe in and try to cure their curse.
Gameplay are currently selling copies of the game for £24.98, which is exactly £3 cheaper than Gamestation's next best price of £27.98.
As we've come to expect from the Final Fantasy series, the story is exceptionally well thought out and full of rich well rounded characters that are delivered to the audience in one of the most beautiful games to date.
The combat system has been designed to make you think about the roles you assign your characters and how the many different combinations of these roles will work together whilst fighting. The battles become more complex as you progress through the game and luckily this makes them more interesting instead of infuriatingly difficult.
Unfortunately, the lack of freedom and linear gameplay during the first 15 hours or so is likely to lose the interest of hardcore RPG fans, and by the time the game opens up its very much a case of too little too late.
If you're happy to compromise about having your hand held by the computer throughout the beginning of the game, then Final Fantasy XIII will reward you with a fantastic tale that is brought to life by outstanding graphics.