Today, my little FF app reminded me it was the release day for Final Fantasy Explorers. I’ve been on the fence about whether to pick it up or not, so I was waiting for the reviews.
But now that it’s released, I’m hearing there’s a shortage of physical retail copies. Amazon has apparently over promised their pre-orders. So if you weren’t one of the early preorders, your game isn’t in your mailbox today. Bummer.
Reports are coming in that other b&m stores are selling out or have very limited supplies. I went to Target to do my weekly grocery shopping and stopped by the games section to see one copy left. I picked it up there, where the guy behind the counter told me they only got two copies in, and his scanner had no idea when they’d get another shipment.
So, reviews are sorta mixed on this. People are comparing it to the obvious – Phantasy Star Online and Monster Hunter. Some people are knocking it because they say it’s much, much easier than Monster Hunter. But you know what? That’s alright with me.
I’ve only played Monster Hunter 3 for the Wii, and that was about 5 years ago. I remember the difficulty being pretty tough for me, though I did learn and get better, despite the challenge. So, if this game is a fun romp that’s similar to MH, but with a FF twist to it… and it’s a tad easier? Well, then it sounds like a game that’s fun to me!
I’ll let you know what I think once I’ve got some time under my belt! Anyone else picking this up?