And we quote from Kitase himself:
"It will essentially be a full-scale game for each part of the multi-part series. In XIII, each installment told the story from a different angle. It was kind of like approaching an unknown territory in a sense."
So, essentially a seven hour-long cutscene accompanied by a three and a half hour long hallway. What's not to love? We've got guys like Ryan Melton laying down their opinions on the matter: