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1126  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst Final Fantasy game (No online games) on: January 07, 2012, 03:12:21 PM
Final Fantasy III,the DS one.

Awful game,I still find myself puzzled why they bothered to remake it.

What exactly was the problem with it?
1127  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst Final Fantasy game (No online games) on: January 07, 2012, 11:17:33 AM
I'm just gonna throw down the whole order and the worst is the one on the end:

V, III, XI, VII, I, IV, II, IX, XII, X, VIII, XIII, VI

No Obviously I can't get away with just saying VI is the worst and leave it at that, so let me explain - I just couldn't get into the story, which was far simpler than I expected. I also couldn't get myself to care about any of the characters, which is weird for me. I think it has to do with how it all started off, It put me in a cynical mood. Then there's the gameplay, which I found to do too easy and unbalanced; I found myself relying on certain moves and patterns that seemed to be working for nearly every enemy I encountered. I think the biggest problem, though, was the pacing - everything just seemed to happen so fast and it would introduce one bewildering gameplay element after another, most of which would never be seen again. So yeah, that's why I think FFVI is the worst Final Fantasy IMHO.

I'm honestly more interested why you'd put II towards the middle, above a good deal of the games that are considered excellent, or at least, good. I mean, I can understand V, III, and XI (Job system), VII (groundbreaking), and I and IV (challenge and nostalgia), but II? That just boggles my mind.

I only played the PSP version, but I enjoyed it quite a lot. I loved absolutely loved the way the leveling worked, and by extention love every game that uses a similar system, like Skyrim. I also enjoyed the more open ended exploration. Sure some of that was reduced by powerful monsters being in certain locations, but with a little grinding, you could go anywhere. The story wasn't that good, though, and of course I didn't like most of the characters, since they could hardly be called that, but ultimately I found it to be a very enjoyable game.
1128  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst Final Fantasy game (No online games) on: January 06, 2012, 10:48:03 PM
I'm just gonna throw down the whole order and the worst is the one on the end:

V, III, XI, VII, I, IV, II, IX, XII, X, VIII, XIII, VI

No Obviously I can't get away with just saying VI is the worst and leave it at that, so let me explain - I just couldn't get into the story, which was far simpler than I expected. I also couldn't get myself to care about any of the characters, which is weird for me. I think it has to do with how it all started off, It put me in a cynical mood. Then there's the gameplay, which I found to do too easy and unbalanced; I found myself relying on certain moves and patterns that seemed to be working for nearly every enemy I encountered. I think the biggest problem, though, was the pacing - everything just seemed to happen so fast and it would introduce one bewildering gameplay element after another, most of which would never be seen again. So yeah, that's why I think FFVI is the worst Final Fantasy IMHO.
1129  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Games You'd Like To Give Another Chance And Why? on: December 31, 2011, 09:59:56 PM
Wait!? Which one was the one that had the sucky combat?

Seeing as it's the only thing FFXIII did right at all gameplay-wise I'd say LoD.

And yet the combat in Final Fantasy XIII was the thing I disliked the most.:P
1130  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Games You'd Like To Give Another Chance And Why? on: December 22, 2011, 05:02:59 PM
FF6 is one of mine because it feels like it takes forever to get started.

It does take forever to get started, that was one of the things that put me off it at first. Personally, since I put up with Final Fantasy XIII, which takes far longer to get started, I'd probably be able to get over that. I dunno how you'd feel about that, though.
1131  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Games You'd Like To Give Another Chance And Why? on: December 21, 2011, 09:10:50 PM
After playing Dragon Warrior again and actually enjoying it the second time around, I've been thinking a lot about games I should give a second chance. It's interesting how going into a game with a different mindset makes it so you enjoy games differently. Basically, the idea here is what games didn't you like the first time you played it that you think you should probably play again? Why do you think you didn't like it the first time, and why did you think you'd think differently now/later?

For me it's mostly RPGs I played when I was new to the genre, like Final Fantasy 6, Final Fantasy 1 (GBA/PSP), and Golden Sun, as well as some non-RPGs like Banjo-Kazooie:

Final Fantasy VI - Every time I've played this game, I've found new reasons to dislike it, from the story, the characters, the combat, ecetera ad nausium. However, I think I've finally come to term with most of it's problems, especially when I think about how I've put up with far worse in Final Fantasy 1 for the NES and still greatly enjoyed it. Compared to that, FF6's problems seem incredibly miniscule.

Golden Sun - It starts out very slow and there's too much dialogue, but the biggest problem was that it was too easy and the combat's too simple. However, after playing the Xeno series, which has far more dialogue, and Breath of Fire GBA, which has even simpler gameplay and a similar lack of difficulty, yet I enjoyed both games immensely, I think I could easily forgive Golden Sun's shortcomings now.

Final Fantasy 1 (GBA/PSP) - Like with Golden Sun, it was too easy and too simple, but once again, Breath of Fire, while not quite as simple, was similar in most ways, and I've been hooked on that game for quite some time. I think if I came into it with the same mindset I brought to BoF, I could easily enjoy it and maybe even come to love it.

Kingdom Hearts II - I went in expecting it to be exactly like Kingdom Hearts 1 and was extremely disappointed to find it very different. I think if I just go in expecting an enjoyable game, I'll be pleasantly surprised.

Super Mario RPG - I expected it to be as top-notch as Paper Mario, only to be disappointed. Again, I think I shouldn't hold it to such high standards. If I just expect to enjoy it, who knows, maybe I will?

The World Ends With You - I'm gonna have to ignore the hipster atmosphere, hope to G-d that the angsty teens get better towards the end of the game at least, and that I can get a handle on the gameplay, but all that does sound doable...just...it's work...
1132  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: the next big Jrpgs on xbox and ps3? on: December 21, 2011, 09:08:12 PM
Nobody is forcing you to buy the game. 

He's forcing himself to buy the game, out of the vain hope that he'll actually enjoy it.
1133  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atlus Game Announcement Thread - Mark 2 on: December 21, 2011, 07:48:47 PM
My wallet can't take this...
1134  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Kim Jong-il dead on: December 20, 2011, 10:40:10 PM
I see somebody's grumpy today.^_^;

Anyways, I agree with some people are saying that it may not change anything, but at least now there's some ray of hope, as faint as it may be.
1135  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Looking for turn-based RPGs on: December 20, 2011, 04:14:51 PM
PC is outside my area of expertise, but I do know of a decent free game: Ahriman's Prophecy. It's the precursor to Aveyond, so if you like Ahriman's Prophecy, you'll have a whole series to look forward to. You may also want to check the PC section of the reviews, since this site does handle some lesser known PC RPGs, including traditional ones. Already I'm seeing 3 Stars of Destiny and To the Moon with high ratings.
1136  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts Series Discussion on: December 20, 2011, 11:04:05 AM
I'm very fond of the first game (sans unskippable cutscenes) and the GBA one. It was a lighthearted adventure with very little doses of melodrama and the plot integrated really well with the Disney cast. It's a shame the series is dead to me after the trainwreck called KH2.

Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one who enjoyed the first KH battle system. You could block, glide, roll, counterattack, everything without the need to be in one of those "fusion forms" gimmick (don't remember what the game called it). How disappointed I was when I discovered I couldn't freely glide anymore, because Sora had to be in a certain form. To add salt to the wound, the game was composed of large rooms without treasures you had to jump around/glide to get. Everything was in plain sight. Not to mention the craptastic story, weak soundtrack when compared to first one. Rant, rant, rant...

Nope, I loved the KH1's battle system too, for all the same reasons. And you pretty much spelled out why I disliked KH2 so much, sans the already-talked-about button-mashing and the new art-style (the FF/KH characters no longer blend with the Disney characters like they used to).
1137  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts Series Discussion on: December 19, 2011, 11:37:51 PM
KH2 was a step forward in every aspect of the gameplay.

Unfortunately the story turned to shit.
And button mashing was the way to go, mostly.

Heh, just about to say that. I had to put KH2 on Proud before I was able to enjoy it. It was too easy to fall into just mashing the X-button, otherwise. Even then, when things got hectic, that's what I tended to do. And for the record, I never found mashing X to be very effective in KH1, especially since Magic was more important in that game.
1138  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts Series Discussion on: December 19, 2011, 08:54:33 PM
I thin it's stupid that Nomura is acting like a pisshead about KH3 because the handheld's haven't sold up to snuff... but I do say that Birth By Sleep is not only the best in the series (weird for a spinoff), but one of the best games I played that entire year.

This. This this this. BbS was surprisingly and quite unexpectedly beautiful.

I like this series. I think KH2 was this incredible step forward, and then most everything after that was steps backward (until BbS).

Just curious (since nobody's actually explained it to me before) but how did you think KH2 was a step forward?
1139  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts Series Discussion on: December 19, 2011, 08:04:10 PM
Am I the only one who hates cross-universe stuff? I mean I just can't stand square + disney..... not saying the games are bad, in fact in all honestly I can't give em a fair shot because square + disney is like dipping chocolate in ketchup to me.... in other words, its something I would never think to do and doesn't appeal to me in the least....

Yet it tastes delicious (okay, not really, but KH does work).

Anyways, KH1 is my favorite RPG of all time, and unlike some people on this board, I haven't lost my love for the series. KH: Chain of Memories was great, and tied the first two games quite nicely. KH2, as I've mentioned in my first post ever here, was the most disappointing game I've ever played. Luckily Birth By Sleep and 358/2 Days made up for that. 3D looks like it could top both of them and I'm really looking forward to it.^_^
1140  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: the next big Jrpgs on xbox and ps3? on: December 17, 2011, 06:43:50 PM
I still feel that the "just ok" games get elevated to awesome status because of the general lack of any real competition.

I think I know what you mean. I have a friend who says the PS3 is a must-have if you like JRPGs, but when ever I ask him what great games the PS3 has, he tends to list stuff like Ar Tonelico Qoga, Trinity Universe, and Hyperdimension Neptunia - games that are okay in most respects, but not really that great.

Man, I don't want to sound like an asshole but how old is he? I can't imagine anyone that has played RPGs since at least the PSone and/or PS2 days saying that those games are great. Personally I think that those titles are garbage, but hey, there is an audience for those types of RPGs and there's nothing wrong about that. But what happenned with games like Valkyria Chronicles, Nier, Demon's Souls or even Disgaea 4?

He sometimes lists Nier and Demon's Souls too, it's just that he seems to put those other games on about the same level as Demon's Souls and Nier. As for his age, lets just say he's been playing RPGs since the NES era, yet he doesn't seem as tied down to the past as most. Hell, last time I asked him what his favorite RPGs were the oldest game he listed was Morrowind and King's Field IV. Granted, he seems to see the good in all RPGs, I think he's definitely exaggerating the quality of most PS3 JRPGs just because there aren't as many to play. Even if they are his kinda games, there are better games in those niches, some of which I'm sure he's played.
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