Today director Tetsuya Nomura posted an entry in the official KH blog "Message from the KINGDOM". He writes:
December 30th 2009
Creator Message (Tetsuya Nomura)
Are you all having fun with FFXIII?
I’m Nomura, and this is my second time appearing here.
They suddenly told me that I had to write a blog entry after they’ve put up the new trailer.
But I was late with it again.
So what did you think of the new trailer?
There is quite a lot of stuff we packed into it. We even included some scenes from a secret event.
This time we thought we shouldn’t put too many of the best scenes in the game in the trailer, since that would give away too much. So instead we took a little bit from a secret scene instead, as a last resort. I hope you’ll watch all of the main scenes of the game for yourself.
Also, I feel that this time we’ve created quite a good game.
How you’ve arranged your Deck Commands will play a big part in how you get through battles. So collected a lot of Commands, and try out which ones work best.
For me, the first time I had trouble was in Olympus Colosseum.
In the tournament you have to fight a series of battles under a time limit.
There is an Unversed called “Buckle Bruiser” that, well... keeps repelling your attacks.
It’s even more irritating than the “Large Body” Heartless....
Once the time limit was up, I switched around my Deck Commands and tried again.
So everyone, please be careful of the “Buckle Bruiser”.
Also, watch out for the timing on your Shoot Locks. You’ll need it.
One special feature in this game is the “Command Board”.
It’s different from the rest of the game, and will give you a nice break.
I’m really happy we put it in.
Even if you don’t win, you don’t have to reset. You can upgrade your Commands and play as many times as you want. So you can just take it easy and have fun with it.
We’ve put a lot of different elements into this game, and I really feel that we’ve made an interesting one. We only have a little longer before it releases.
So you better invite your friends while you can, since you can play on adhoc.
I’ll see you again next time, when they make me write another entry on release day.
I hope you have a good New Years.