I've always thought it was the writing that was more at fault and that that scene couldn't
have been done well.
But my god that was awful.
I've love to have an official western release of International Zodiac Job System.
I've considered the not so official version a few times and oddly get turned off by it. I generally hate the give everyone everything 'customization' and the licence grid is the worst of the offenders. But that's what the game was made around. So I might look at gamefaqs and go 'what do I get for being a archer' and find the answer is..nothing really. You get a bow. There's no bow specials or anything because you're still playing ff12. It just comes off less as being a specialist and more as limiting.
Who knows though, on paper it doesn't look so hot, but maybe I'll play it one day and it'll win me over.