I’ve never played the Final Fantasy games (except for Final Fantasy Tactics Advance), but I know of the crazy weapons that Final Fantasy has from both FFVII: Advent Children and, well, surfing the internet. The Gunblade is one of those weapons I’ve seen in the Advent Children movie, and it’s obviously as silly as it is cool. So it’s great to see it being forged.
I can’t say I like Man At Arms: Reforged better than the original series though. The combination weapons that they come up with aren’t exactly the most interesting. But then again, I’m the kind of guy who likes the original stuff, so maybe I’m biased in that regard.