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6. Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 19, 2013, 00:05 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Jan 18, 2013, 22:51:
I actually thought FFX was the best since FF3, even though it was terrifyingly linear. I just really loved the setting, the story, the characters. It all clicked for me.

12 was a massive drag though (I KNOW! LET'S MAKE OUR SP RPG LIKE AN MMO, SO THAT PLAYERS HAVE TO GRIND MOBS TO HOPE FOR THAT 0.000004% DROP RATE FOR AN ITEM THEY'LL NEED TO MAKE SOMETHING COOL! WOOOO!) and I've yet to play 13, though I have to admit that I like the look of Lightning Returns. I'm holding off on it though until I know for sure that you can actually SAVE the world you're playing in, or if it's always doomed after 13 days.

Creston

FFX had really approachable but well realized mechanics, the stories and characters are totally cringe worthy though.

You're way off base about FF12 though. The game has its flaws but the meta-game stuff isn't one of them, it's strictly there for completionists and is totally optional, you have to go out of your way to find it. It's great because it gives the game a lot of replay value and stuff to do aside from the main story. Sure theres some grind and Strategy Guide type stuff but that's what most players are looking for from an FF game.

If we're gonna ding FF12, it should be about the story that starts out with a really interesting Star Wars vibe and literally dies halfway through the game. The shoehorned kid characters that Square put in strictly for the NA release are another contrivance, the main character was supposed to be Basch initially. Ye Olde English dialogue would be another one of my complaints and some very punishing late game level design was a constant annoyance. The game had its problems but the typical FF meta game stuff wasn't it.

FF13 is balls, everyone has their own Best/Worst One In The Series but this was the first time I've seen so many unified in their dislike. I have to agree too, it was not really a game at all. You moved down a literal corridor at times through a mind numbing amount of cutscenes, characterization and story were awful and practically incomprehensible without reading the in-game encyclopedia and the battle mechanics weren't interesting. They are really in trouble if they think this is what people want from a FF game.
 
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