That is shitty to hear.
I'm in the world with the districts now. I'm running around trying to find Donald and Goofy and all I'm doing is getting constantly attacked by those stupid black shadows. That's one of my biggest pet peeves. If I'm trying to do something or find the next place to go, *don't* interrupt me with constant random battles that prevent me from doing what I want to. It's incredibly irksome. This game is checking all my negative boxes all at once.
Edit - I gave up after three hours. I just couldn't take any more.
At least instead of saying I refuse to play KH because I hate Disney, I can at least honestly say I tried KH and it was just a shitty game.
That was my experience too... my compulsive nature bested me eventually and I got back to it. By the end of the game I actually really became addicted. While some may argue the experience does not drastically improve much, I found it to be quite the opposite. Once I acquired various battle skills that amended the gameplay somewhat, the game become far more enjoyable for me. I will say that the camera did perpetually piss me off from beginning to end.
The real problem I had with KH was how much it made me wish they continued the Mana series with something along these lines as opposed to creating the Disney/Square mash-up franchise
. I freakin' hate disney. I'm actually amazed I got past that aversion to play through KH.
In my personal gaming realm I've been doing BIG things.Wind Waker HD
/ BEAT!!! Take that Son-Ganon-Samurai of hyrule!Chrono Trigger/
BEAT!!! Good god playing through this was nostalgia at its finest. I forgot how epic the final, seizure inducing, boss fight could be.
And thus, in the wake of completing those two last week, this week I decided to sample a few before settling on what was next.Ar Tonelico 3
/ I will NOT shake my controller.... To expand on that point.. I WILL NOT SHAKE MY CONTROLLER TO MAKE A CARTOON STRIP. I had this LE on the shelf since release and was really stoked to get to it. Disappointment does not apropriately sum up my feeling for this title. I don't care if I played the first 2 and loved em. The gameplay here felt inexcusable to me.FFXIII-2
/ Played the beginning, very enticing. Unlike XIII I am going into this without any "Final Fantasy expectations". I tend to think it will make for a more enjoyable experience if I pretend the game is called something else entirely...
However I will not be immediately getting to XIII-2 because for this holiday season I am treating myself to...Suikoden 2/
I only played through this one once when it was first released. I essentially remembered nothing of it aside from the MC's weapons and outfit color. I'm only 4-5 hours in and I can safely say I'm pretty in love with it. Flik was one of my favorites from Suikoden 1 so seeing him amongst so many others within the first few hours of the game grabbed me immediately. There is also something really odd about the setting and "mood" of Suikoden 1 and 2 that is absent from 3 and beyond to me... I feel like if J.R.R Tolkien was a japanese game designer he would have made something of a similar tone or "feel" to it. That is a GOOD thing to me BTW.
Lastly, I am REALLY aiming for 108 stars but will not indulge spoilers... does anyone have any spoiler free tips on achieving this? I'm too afraid to look at any faqs or anything.