In one corner, we have Square-Enix with Final Fantasy XIII-2. In the other, we’ve got 38 Studios’ Kingdoms of Amalur. So what’s the difference? I suspect it might have something to do with armor class.
But that also doesn’t mean that other designers can sometimes have the same opinion and vice versa as Ayumi from X-Blades and Lenneth from Valkyrie Profile demonstrate below.