To be honest, I forgot it even existed until you mentioned it.
Haha, I think most people don't remember LOL exists.
Oof. THis is one of those games which is good...but getting "stronger" meant longer and longer attacks and battles just went on forever.
Yeah they did get long. Would have been nice if there were a 'shorten animation' feature for attacks and summons. I love it all the same though.
That game is among many, many titles in my undocumented back log. I had rented it back when it was new, but couldn't finish it before having to return it... I remember not hating it, so hopefully someday soon I'll come back to it.
You should. It's really fun. There are some good gameplay vids of it on YT too. Because of the flashy battle moves it's one of those RPGs that's also fun to watch.
I got Legend of Legaia at the same time as Final Fantasy VII and actually finished it first because I liked it a little bit more. I can't even remember exactly why, maybe because the world felt a little more cohesive and Final Fantasy VII was a lot of "Look at the awesome shit we made! Sure, it makes no sense, but it's awesome!"?
I played FFVII before LOL and liked it less even though it's considered a better game by pretty much everyone. I loved the battle system and the post-apocalyptic setting was pretty awesome. Plus Seru are like evil Pokemon and that adds a certain appeal.
It's too janky for most to consider top tier, but not janky enough to make it onto my joke list.
Like seriously, the game doesn't have a difficulty curve so much as a series of valleys and peaks (especially if you know what you are doing and get that card at the start of the fucking game).
Speaking of difficulty curve, a big problem that people had with LOL (mainly being that it's a grindfest because of certain bosses being tough and equipment being so expensive) seems to only be present in the US/PAL versions of the game. In the original JP release the enemies and bosses have less defense, which makes them go down quicker, and the enemies killed give you somewhere around 1.5x as much gold and exp after killing them, meaning you can get the best armors and beat all the bosses with almost zero grinding. If they left it with the original's stats it may have been better received slightly.
Strange how they mess with the stats between regions though. The same thing happened with The Legend of Dragoon, except in reverse so that the US/PAL releases were actually easier than the JP release.