If there is one thing I certainly hate in the world of video games, it's the
fans of a certain platform who feel it's necessary to make their favorite
platform out to be far superior than it's competitor. Folks, this is a
useless debate. I've seen several thousand flame wars dating back to the
Sega Genesis vs. the Super Nintendo, and when the smoke cleared, it didn't
amount to a damn thing. The Genesis fans still love and worship their
Segas, and the Nintendo fans still praise their SNESs. So why even bother
even having this debate.
Well, before I start going off on a bit of a tangent, I'd like to point out
that I think that defending your prefered platform is not a bad thing. I
fully realize that not everyone can go multi-platform like I can, so if you
love your Saturn/N64/PSX, hey, more power to you, but that's not an
invitation to make the fans of the other platforms feel like a jackass. Now
on with the good stuff.
I really do respect the opinion that the Saturn wasn't a flop, because it
wasn't..however why did you feel that you had to label most Playstation
games as "FMV Crapola?" I own over 40 Playstation games, and the only one
that even would come close to being label as FMV anything, would be Wing
Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, which is still a very good game. I find
it very hard to believe that you can sit there and label most PSX titles
with such a brand, when there are such Saturn exclusives as Quarterback
Attack, and Double Switch, which *are* FMV Crapola. Of course, we could
always sit down and have a rousing game of Corpse Killer as well. (Luckily,
fans, Digital Pictures, the company responsible for these putrid games, went
outta business a long time ago.) And I'm not going to make excuses for the
Playstation, there are some real stinkers out there for it too, but I can't
help but feel insulted when I have a library of over 40 titles, and you
label it as "FMV Crapola." Sure, there is some crap out there, but the
Saturn has it's crap too. Every platform has it's crap. So let's leave the
crap where it belongs, okay?
Secondly, you bring up the debate of Panzer Dragoon Saga against Final
Fantasy VII. Well, you're certainly welcome to your opinion that Panzer
Saga is better than FFVII, but I feel it is my duty to point out that if it
wasn't for FFVII, you might not be playing Panzer Saga in English at the
moment. FFVII is the most revolutionary RPG of our time, and the doors it
has opened up for RPGers *everywhere* is nothing less than a miracle. FFVII
has caused the release of RPGs here in North America like nothing I've ever
seen before. FFVII's success is why we RPGers have had so many new games to
play in 1998, and 1999. Of course, if would find it hard to believe that
someone so down on FMV would be pushing Panzer Saga so hard. Yes, it's a
wonderful game, but putting it against FFVII just shouldn't be so. You see,
RPG debates shouldn't be like Fighting Game debates.."Which is better?" I'm
sure we've all witnessed a few rounds of the infamous Street Fighter vs.
Mortal Kombat debate, and it was pretty heated there for a while. However,
why do we, RPG fans, feel the need to lower ourselves to that level by
pitting two stellar games like FFVII and Panzer Saga against each other?
Can we not just play them both for what they are? RPG fans are supposed to
be smarter and think more than the typical fighting and sports games
debates, why don't we start acting like it?
I think it's great that you love your Saturn. Hell, I love mine. Is the
Saturn inferior? No, not at all. Is the Saturn better? No, not in the
slightest. There is no "better" platform. All platforms have strengths and
weaknesses, and they all have their line ups of crap, and must have games.
That doesn't make any system better than the other. I just think it proves
that nothing is perfect. You play what you want, I'll play what I want,
everyone'll play what they want, and the world will be