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Final Fantasy 13 comes to PC, but it's not getting a great reception

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Square Enix released the Windows PC version of role-playing game Final Fantasy 13 through Steam and the publisher's own online store today, but response to the port isn't great so far. PC gamers, accustomed to having a variety of graphics options, don't appear too happy with Final Fantasy 13's straightforward port.

Final Fantasy 13 runs in full screen at 60 frames per second, Square Enix says, but the PC version's resolution is set to 1280 x 720. There is no in-game option to change that, early adopters on NeoGAF and the Steam forums are reporting. The game's cinematics also appear to be more heavily compressed than the game's PlayStation 3 version, which was first released in 2009.

Another quirk: The game immediately quits when hitting the Esc key.

Some users are forcing graphics options like anti-aliasing and supersampling via their graphics cards, and infamous PC port fixer-upper Peter "Durante" Thoman is attempting to improve the game with his GeDoSaTo tool.

We've reached out to Square Enix for comment on Final Fantasy 13's PC port and the possibility that graphics options will be added to the game at some point. The next two games in the Lightning trilogy, Final Fantasy 13-2 and Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy 13, are slated to come to PC by spring 2015.

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