Just going to leave this here:
He, he. Well, actually, I could care less. I think I care 5 out of 134.
FF13 is a rpg, that's for sure, but I never got the classic jrpg impression watching those trailers.
If I marketed a product as a car but it turned out to be a phone, should it be used as a car because it was marketed as a car? It would cause confusion and disappointment, but people would not try driving it on the highway.
lol if it's a fact that FF13 is bad, why are there so many diverged opinions?
Absolute facts are ultimately provable, by logic, science or other means. Criteria/guidelines for a "good" story are not absolutes. Most of them are dependables, like: what are you trying to tell, and whom are you telling it to? Depending on the level of terminology, no such thing as a good or bad story exist. One can't put a story under a magnifying glass and say, "LOOK! darr is good". Then, on this level, what do you mean by good?
There are stories that can capture and compel you to a state you like, thus stories may bring forth good (or bad), in a sense. How the story is experienced is highly dependable on the person experiencing it. The story itself is not experience. If it's a fact that a story can be 100% good by an ultimate standard, then that story couldn't possibly produce diverged opinions. In fact, it couldn't even get opinions, it would be known to all that it's a good story. No one would question it, like no one questions if a tree really is a car. Even the most experienced critics gives diverged opinions on about anything that can be reviewed.
Besides, FF13 have received good reviews overall. In other words, I wouldn't use that as an "evidence" against the game being good. Now someone will probably mention you can only trust certain critics. I think even if that's true, all of these would not agree 100%.
Again, I don't try to defend FF13 here. I think people feel the urge to voice their complaints; fair enough. I also believe some people honestly thinks it's a good game, without making excuses.