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Annubis
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« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2014, 11:10:18 AM »

I always hear about how BoF3 is a great game... but I've never been able to put more than 3-4 hours into it.
I just don't like it.

I've played and finished 1, 2 and 4, but 3... I just can't.
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« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2014, 11:26:25 AM »

And PS4 is almost straight up playable by today's standards. It's roughly at the same level of quality as FFs IV and V and BoFIII (actually, PS4 is easily better than BoF3).

 This. I never beat it, but have started it and got to some cave where I would get owned over and over.
 Remember the desert and the mistranslated signpost in BoF3? That alone makes PS4 better than BoF3, imho.

Funnily enough I never had problems with BoF3's desert. I went through it in like an hour. Later I discovered you could simply walk in the same direction(northeast?) forever until it ended.(and essentially get past it in 5 minutes.). I remember when I was like 3 years old and I have memories of watching my brothers trying to get through it, they were pretty stuck but they seemed to be having fun and they eventually fnished the game.
I never played PS4 but I doubt it's more playable than BoF3 because to me it is extremely smooth, enjoyable and hassle free. At the same time, I pretty much know that game like the back of my hand. Then again, I might not have the most unbiased judgement here.. BoF3 is afterall one of my favourite rpgs of all time.

Annubis, BoF3 has a rather boring early game, have you ever gotten past the Teepo and Rei section of the game? That part is basically a prologue(it's still highly enjoyable for me, especially with things happening like killing a huge monster only to find out it was only trying to protect it's dead cubs(I cried), not to mention the awesome OST, it gets reallly good after that but it only gets awesome after Wyndia I'd say. The 2nd half of the game is masterpiece. It's fairly short, shouldnt take more than 25-35 hours to beat overall.
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« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2014, 07:28:22 PM »

The reason why I went and said that PS4 is better than BoF3, is that, for me there are some really annoying bits to the game like the Baldo and Sunder arc, the Lighthouse, and the Desert, and the fact that the party is nowhere nearly as well balanced as PS4's.

The Baldo and Sunder arc just takes way too long and it feels more like an extended version of Ryu's Terrible, Awful, No Good, Very Bad Day, especially once he gets roped into babysitting a princess. And even when you're not talking about the game's sticking points, its got pacing issues with stuff like Garr's village, the Plant (both times), the Tournament Arc, any time Windia is involved, etc. Meanwhile, your party will typically consist of Ryu, Rei, and Momo at the end, and not just because Rei makes Ryu faster and Momo takes over Ryu's duties as team healer, but because none of the other characters are any good at making Ryu better than he already is without tailoring them specifically for it.

Meanwhile, with PS4, the most throwaway plot arcs are ones that typically involve major throwbacks to earlier PS games or involve Alys and Chaz's misadventures as hunters. And nobody in your party is truly useless, mostly because of the way the game is structured that give specialists their time to shine or to change up the party to let you try out different combos (well okay, there is that one guy, but then again he doesn't have long to be useless in), instead of just being the Chaz power hour, all day, every day (even if he is built like your typical JRPG protagonist, at least he's well rounded rather than being straight up better at everything than everybody but the speedster). Also you can preset combos or auto-battle with custom macros much like how you can set up easy to activate Genome combinations in BoF3.
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