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Videogamers: Any one of you excited about 'Final Fantasy XIII'?

That small (and seemingly ever-shrinking) segment of ‘gamers who still play RPGs might enjoy this extended preview clip of Final Fantasy XIII that features a lot more footage than was previously seen in the E3 2006 trailer. Me? I’m not sure what to make of this — there’s simply too much going on (making it hard to separate the in-game footage from the cut scenes). And I’m sorry to see that the developers can’t seem to get over their fixation with Jennifer Aniston-esque character designs. Or sticking them with impossibly large and unwieldy weapons. (I love the series, but perhaps it’s time for a major re-boot.)  Right now, I’m not so sure I want to play the game (when it finally makes it to our shores some time, well, after March 2008). Of course, I may be singing a different tune in a few months…

Sooo, any RPG fans out there? What recent titles have rocked your world? And if you were once a fan of the genre, why did you stop playing?

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