Gamasutra's Christian Nutt has posted an excellent article on the role of the Digital Mind Wave (DMW) in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. As many of you know, this was my favorite game of 2008 and I think it's pretty underrated. Christian feels the same way and he chalks up the lack of dialogue on the game to Crisis Core being a PlayStation Portable (PSP) title. Another reason has to do with a lot of people outside the fan base not caring about the numerous Final Fantasy VII spin-offs.
Personally, I think the DMW was extremely creative, but often misunderstood by players (some people believe that random DMW spins result in level ups, which is not true at all). For a while there, I thought I was insane, so it was nice to read:
The editorial is smart and does a great job at conveying how the DMW is used to expand on the game's narrative and the connection between the player to the protagonist.
For you Crisis Core players out there, what did you think of the DMW? Do you agree with Christian and me that it's an ingenious storytelling device? Or do you think it's a stupid gimmick that resembles something you'd see in a Macau casino?