Eiko vs Garnet: A hard one, I always preferred Garnet (Is it weird I've always thought of her as Garnet and not Dagger, even though she is called Dagger for much longer? Though in most of my runthroughs I now call her Garnet. "Don't call me Garnet, my name is Garnet now!"). Eiko has better White Magic and has Holy butttt, summons look cool dammit.
I think I slightly prefer Eiko for the better magic... her summons are a bit weirder though aren't they? I may bring Eiko because I'm a big wuss who doesn't wanna do item healing... :(
Amarant vs Steiner vs Freya: Steiner. No question.
Yeah, I think I'm starting to see that. Which makes me sad, because Steiner seems to have less variety than Freya, but she really can't take the hits (though her jumping in the air is great when in a pinch). Amarant....he feels like a character that shouldn't suck, but he's just not up to snuff.
One flaw with the game I find is making the lead character a thief. So not only are Zidane's stats better than the lot (the way most game heroes are), but you're usually wasting his precious turns trying to steal shit.
Anyways, oddly enough, I find Vivi too boring to tag along with the rest of the party... He's token black...mage. (ok, bad joke).
Quina vs ??? = BITCH BE UNRELIABLE AS FUCK WITH HER/HIS RANDOM DMG AUTO ATTACKS.
S/he is handy (I'm levelling up against the grand dragon; Level 5 Death, insta-kill!!!), but I can't say I "get" him/her. Like the Dag/Gar nuance, I usually just call Quina a girl. Quina's apetite reminds me of mine: if I smell steak, I chase after it. Mm. Also wondering if catching 100 frogs is worth my precious life the same way dodging lightning in FFX wasn't
As for the Mognet sidequest: All you get is a fucking Protect Ring. Get that shit at the auction.
But they're so cute. D:
But yeah... I'm not feeling it to go search. I'm just kinda blue that this being my third run and I still haven't really done it.
Just as an aside: I could talk to the people in Conde Petie all day. It's so fun to read their text out loud.