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FFXIII isn’t an RPG, says BioWare

There’s nothing quite like the scent of controversy in the morning, eh? In this case, it arrives courtesy of Daniel Erickson, writing director on Star Wars: The Old Republic, who has revealed that he doesn’t classify Final Fantasy XIII an RPG.

Speaking to the chaps at Strategy Informer, Erickson commented, “I just want to take a slightly more controversial route: You can put a ‘J’ in front of it, but it’s not an RPG,” adding, "You don’t make any choices, you don’t create a character, you don’t live your character… I don’t know what those are – adventure games maybe? But they’re not RPGs."

Regardless of any criticism directed at Square Enix’s latest entry in this venerable franchise, we were quite impressed with the game, as you can see from our review here.