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  • RedSwirl 8:46 pm on January 25, 2012 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo Oh no I enjoyed parts of the game. Otherwise I wouldn’t have finished it. The problem is with how little there is to enjoy and the relative monotony of the experience compared to most RPGs, J or W.

    If you haven’t played it yet, FFXIII’s problem is that the game encompasses an enjoyable combat system… and nothing else. I enjoyed huddling my guys together for a football play with each new fight that actually required me to use my damn brain to finish, especially the final boss, but that alone is not enough to sustain a 60-hour game. You wanna go off and do something else? Go kill these extra monsters. That’s it. At least dungeon crawlers have the decency to make equipment and loot gathering a compelling part of the experience.

    I’m thinking of going back to XII because that game still has the smoothest and most advanced battle system in Final Fantasy (not that XIII’s wasn’t great) and because there is actually shit to do. I miss walking around a map and visiting towns and talking to people in console JRPGs (I’ve been playing all the western stuff on PC). I think XII still represents the most advanced execution of this type of gameplay, and I’m just pissed that Square Enix and FF fandom as a whole treats that game as an anomoly.

    Anyway, if you’re still interested in getting into the franchise proper, you gotta ask yourself what you look for in an RPG. XII is definitely the most similar to WRPGs in terms of combat (which some people compare to Infinity Engine games) and even the world. FFV also offers a combat system that feels fun and liberating to this day. And then of course there’s Tactics, considered one of the deepest console RPGs ever.

    Anyway, game suggestions for the next week? I’m thinkin’ about Sonic CD (which I’ve never played). Actually, thinking about this now, I have very few games that I bought last year and didn’t beat. I think my backlog of new games grew by less than five titles. But there is one other thing I’ve been thinking of getting to… reading a goddamned book.

    If you know me you know I’ve read probably two whole books in the last 10 years. Well, someone suggested me Stalingrad this past week and the sample is already in my iPhone. Anyone read it?

  • RedSwirl 6:21 am on January 25, 2012 Permalink
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    Finishing Final Fantasy XIII feels like being released from prison (not that I know anything about that). Now I’m just thinking about how to spend the week I have left until Soul Calibur V comes out. Anyone gonna be game on PS3?

    I mean, I’ll try my best to give XIII-2 a shot. I got the demo, it’s on my GameFly Que, but I’m tired. I will not be taking it for the long haul unless it immediately impresses me as a sho-nuff keeper. I’m not even tired of RPGs, or JRPGs, or even Final Fantasy, just Final Fantasy XIII and everything to do with it. Tomorrow I’m probably gonna boot up XII just to make myself feel better. I’m even thinking about going back and seeing if I can finish IV to maybe get myself on a roll of numbered FF games.

  • RedSwirl 10:48 pm on January 23, 2012 Permalink
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    I don’t know why, but I’ve chosen to chain myself to Final Fantasy XIII until I finish it. I’m technically at the final boss, but will have to retrain one of my characters in a new class from the ground-up

    Edit: Actually I’ve figured out why – FFXIII is the first console game I’ve played in a while that actually feels like a legit challenge. We’ve said a lot of crap about Japanese games on this page, but on the whole I appreciate most of their games not holding our hands this gen as much as every AAA western game does. I appreciate that I’m actually having to think up various strategies for beating FFXIII’s final boss when in most games today beating it just feels like a foregone conclusion.

  • Pete Davison 10:57 pm on February 13, 2011 Permalink
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    I caved. I restarted FFXIII.

    After 98 hours of PS2 graphics, my GOD it is a beautiful game.

  • RocGaude 9:53 pm on February 13, 2011 Permalink
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    @feenwager @angryjedi Funny, I’ve been considering playing FF XIII, too, especially now that it can be had for a song. Can’t commit, though. Too much going on school-wise.

    Oh, and LBP2 is fun but hasn’t grabbed me. I’m even playing it the “right way” by co-op with Alex. Good show but now’s not the time for whatever reason.

  • Pete Davison 8:57 pm on February 13, 2011 Permalink
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    Here’s my thoughts on FFXII.

    I dug it. A lot.

    Yeah, Feen, I was considering what to do next and FFXIII was a definite contender.

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