Some of the first opinions on Square Enix's role-playing game have apparently landed and rather than creating the hype we expected, they've instead brought Final Fantasy fans crashing back down to Earth.
A poster on the official PlayStation forums says PSM3 has scored Final Fantasy XIII just 70 percent, while Gamemasters described it in its review as 'a classic example of style over substance'.
Though review scores are just one persons opinion, it's not a great start. Like many fans of the series, we're hoping these reviewers have just had a bad day.
Final Fantasy XIII is due for release in March on Xbox 360 and PS3.