The story isn’t 100% clear yet, but apparently some lucky chap got their hands on the demo for long-coming Final Fantasy XIII. The user streamed themselves playing the demo on Justin.TV for as long as he could, and a decent amount of demo footage is now all over the Inter-webs.
Personally, I’ve never liked the Final Fantasy games. It could just be ignorance on my part, but the idea of players actually taking turns trying to kill each other instead of just having at it…well, that just pisses me off thinking about it. One thing no one — including myself — can deny, is how amazing the games have been visually. Final Fantasy games have always set the bar for graphics, visuals, and landscapes at unbelievably high levels, and this one doesn’t look to have walked away from those standards. Coming from me, a non-fan, trust me when I say, this game looks really beautiful.
I have no idea how long these videos will stay available to watch, so jump at it immediately. I’ve included a much higher quality version video which shows a few minutes of pre-game movie footage, as well as the first two or so minutes of the demo. After that, there’s also a few videos which hold a hell of a lot more footage, including gameplay! Might I suggest watching the first high quality version to get an idea, and then skipping ahead on the next video to where you left off.