Hmm, maybe I'll check out Abyss. That's the one they ported over to the 3DS, right? Has anyone played that version? Is it worth getting?Shameless self plug time
And on that: I feel like a lot of Abyss' battle system is a wasted opportunity.
FOF was best with Jade in the party, but only with a high level spell (I still find the trade-off between how much damage they can deal vs. time spent casting
a dubious matter for mages). Made worse that only certain skills worked for them which would limit the artes you have equipped to a set that catered to FOF's.
Free run makes a lot of even the hardest bosses a mere exercise in running circles around them.
The 'Chambers' (forgot their formal name) are way too few and take way too long to build up and experiment with.
And unless you're planning on carrying over capacity core's or using 2x EXP in New Game+ then building AD skills just sucks butt.
I'd kill to see a proper remake of Abyss, graphically I think it would be stunning, but also to give a battle system that had tons of good ideas a new opportunity to shine.