Ok, so you really did misunderstand. Generation means the current consoles (PS3 and 360) and the games being released on them. XIII has amazing graphics yes, but it is not blowing away everything on the shelf. MGS4, CoD, Uncharted, Assassins Creed 2 and GT5 are all comparable or better in the graphics category to name just a few. All but GT5 are on the shelves already.
No, I think you are misunderstanding. First off, I own all of those games but GT5 and Uncharted. I know for a fact that none of those games beat FFXIII graphics wise. Now, while they are nice, they still don't compare even close. FFXIII blows them all away. You must have not seen FFXIII properly or are blind. I own a PS3, Xbox360, Wii, two PCs, DS, PSP, and pretty much every main stream console made from 1985 and up. I got 32 PS3 games and 54 Xbox360 games. Probably well over 500 games with all my consoles.
Its all a matter of preference when you're talking about what you like and what you don't like in a game, but if you take away the sound, the storyline and the gameplay then the graphics are all that is left. You completely missed the point.
Would you rather watch a cinematic cutscene all day or play a game with immersive sound and graphics that adds a deep and engaging storyline and mixes it together with interesting and addictive gameplay? SE rarely if ever fails to deliver when it comes to amazing cutscenes in their videogames. What about the rest?
I think that SE nailed it out of the park with FFXIII in all areas. I find most of the people that don't like this game just don't understand FFXIII, haven't given it a fair chance, or personally don't like it for their own reasons. I mean, I believe I read somewhere that you said you haven't even played the game and just had some friends tell you they didn't like it. I find it kind of silly to post on forums saying that Square Enix did a bad job on FFXIII with gameplay, music, and storyline when you haven't even played this game and are bashing this game only because a few other people don't like it.
Edited, Mar 11th 2010 4:47pm by AeramisWolfLord
I do have friends I talk to about games and play games with. They pick this up and tell me its not worth it so I'm not shelling out. Doesn't mean I don't have an opinion or that it might differ from someone else, but when its someone you know and who knows you... you take it a bit more seriously.