The latest update for Final Fantasy Versus XIII included a very cool 7-minute video , which showed us both story footage and gameplay situations.
And a few more details have been translated from Square-Enix's press event. The info centers on the main character, Noctis, who is a prince; his father rules over a "country that possesses the world's only crystal." For some reason, Noctis can't become king, and there may be some hope for an anti-hero character, in that Noctis might actually be trying to overthrow his father. As for gameplay, Noctis will be able to use "multiple weapons and swords" and although you will only have direct control over one character, you will do battle with different characters as time goes on. Unfortunately, this sort of means we won't have a party; we'll always be fighting solo, even though we won't fight with the same character throughout. As times goes on, it looks and sounds more and more like Square-Enix's Kingdom Hearts franchise, at least in terms of gameplay.
The darker setting and theme is certainly unique to Versus XIII and stands in stark contrast to the colorful Disney atmosphere in KH. But other than that…well, let's just say Versus XIII won't be interesting to those hoping for a more traditional RPG, but the game may still be amazing.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy Versus XIII