free run did kinda break the game and made it way easier even on unknown (where the other party members actually just get in the way).
I never even use free run because it didn't seem useful. What am I doing wrong :(
I'm not really likely to get back to TotA though. Load times for battles are generally longer than the battles themselves. World map camera also rotates way too slowly, and GrimReality's post is making me more convinced stuff is way too easy to miss. Also wish cooking was useful (and it apparently might've been except I just missed all of the decent recipes I could expect to get in the next ten hours).
LoM: Up to the dungeon crawling bit on Flame of Hope. Enemies in Gato are pretty low level. Snakes seem to be the turnips of this area -- they gang up and can kill you really, really fast.
Arc 2: Did some stuff in Hohn. Considering levelling up Lieze's pets because I can. Also trying to remember what the hell was going on in Arc 1's story. Did it just amount to Andel trying to get Nature Spirits for ultimate power or something?
Divine Divinity: Dungeon crawled for a bit. Controls are pretty wonky. And they're just point and click mouse controls so maybe I should say pathfinding. I don't know. The game has this annoying thing where enemies can still attack you during conversations or something. So in one part of this dungeon I was in, I climbed a ladder, ended up in an orc camp, and got insta-killed without any chance to intervene. I also got one-hit killed by a giant skeleton somewhere else in the dungeon without much chance of doing anything.
There's also this really horrid fog of war effect, and I'm not sure if it's just my computer's lack of hardwar T&L support but it's annoying as hell -- I mean, it literally blacks out areas you haven't walked to yet. I mean, from a gameplay standpoint, it doesn't serve any purpose. From a logical standpoint, I think the developers assumed that every character in the game must be extremely myopic or something.
Oh, and monsters apparently can see where you are from anywhere.
It just sort of feels like I should be playing Ultima 7 instead because that was better.