Post by **Ranpha** on Jan 19, 2005 14:30:56 GMT -5
I like action/adventure RPG's (Ys) and Turned Based RPG's (Final Fantasy VII)...and normal action/adventures (zelda, metal gear solid), and horror (resident evil rules)
Just listed all my favourite games.
I SO agree with the tactics part. I too prefer to see the smashin' and bashin' on the screen. Like Final Fantasy Tactics wasnt exactly what i had hoped for (yes, i bought it even thought it had "TACTICS" written in gigantic letters ), even though overall it was pretty good
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You think this is caring? No, I only know destruction.
You think I am alive? No, I am already dead inside. ^**
I lie here, blood filling my mouth. I know I am dying, but I won't say a word. And no one will know I am dead. Only you.
Post by Gamemusicfreak on Apr 19, 2006 23:00:31 GMT -5
So! As I asked in a Hijacked Thread
FF: Mystic Quest. Does playing and enjoying it make me a stooge?
Absolutely not, I love that game too, especially the soundtrack. Pretty unique, with the visible monsters. I used to think such an easy game didn't deserve such a good musical score, but I love it for what it is.
Post by Gamemusicfreak on Apr 20, 2006 1:28:16 GMT -5
This is what gamemusic.com says about Final Fantasy: "before you ask (and we've been asked many times,) our all-time favorite game music is Final Fantasy VI Original Sound Version. Game music just sounds so right when it is coming out of a SPC700 sound chip in a SNES. Besides, FF6 is also the best FF ever! ".
Post by Falcom Director of Fanservice on Apr 20, 2006 5:07:55 GMT -5
X-2 requires you to have played X, pretty much. Without doing so, about a thousand and one things won't make any sense at all, and a lot of the joy will be lost. The whole thing is pretty much about the world adjusting to what happened after X, and the fallout of the some the things the group did in X.
It is pretty different from the other FF games. Fairly lighthearted, though some parts are less so. Has a very lovely seventies movie vibe, which thrilled me to no end. Combat is quite fun, to my mind.
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Post by Gamemusicfreak on Apr 20, 2006 6:35:53 GMT -5
I have enjoyed FF X-2 myself, although I haven't finished it yet. When I first played it I was like, oh no, it's ruined, then I played more and more of it, and as it turns out, the game begins to get very dark. I was amazed. But I'm a big FF nut, I pretty much love all of them. So far, FF V was my least favorite, but I didn't hate it in the least, I just thought I-IV, and VI-X were so much better.
Almost forgot! I don't think I ever mentioned I'm part of the "FF VI is the best one in the series" crowd.
You guys heard of the Final Fantasy VII movie? Is it a movie or will it become a game? I got confused, but the graphics are pretty nice eventhough Cloud looks like some Jrocker singer, lol.
Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children actually is a continuation of Final Fantasy VII's story. It takes place 2 years later.
And this one's definately cool, trust me
I didn't think the first Final Fantasy movie really sucked probably because I looked at it as SquareSoft saying "Look what we can do with CG animation". Look at the goofy CG movies that came out before then, nothing with a serious story. Toy Story? Antz? A Bug's Life? All kid movies. They were proving a point - that you can make a CG movie, and have a serious story to it. It looked awesome, granted the story was very "blah" and the ending had its typically bizzare anime-ish ending.
As for as my exposure to Final Fantasy:
FF7, IMO, is the best turn-based RPG ever. Period. Greatest story ever told if you ask me, best combat engine, cooleset implementation with Materia, and all of the side quests. That's the only RPG that's ever gripped me and wouldn't let go. Granted, this was before I played Ys II, which had the same effect. But I consider them different categories - Action/RPG vs Turn-Based/RPG.
I've heard, that Final Fantasy III, as well as Chronotrigger both surpass FFVII storywise, but those were before I really got into console gaming. I've thought about picking up a SNES just so I could go through them and see for myself.
Final Fantasy X I'm currently working on, and I don't think the story is bad at all. I think they're over emphasising some things, and some of the dialogue seems forced but the core of the story, defeating Sin to me is pretty cool. I like the direction they've gone with it.
However, square needs to stay away from making sports games because blitzball is probably the worst sports game ever. Blitzball is to a sports game what Zero Wing is to an English translation.
And.. if I said I wasn't excited about Final Fantasy XII, I'd be full of crap. I think its going to shock everyone, especially with the changes to the combat engine and they've gone to a simpler story of 2 warring nations. It really looks like they've cast aside the bad guy, working for a bigger bad guy, working for a worse bad guy, working for an even bigger bad guy, who's working for the worst bad guy. And you kill all of em. I suspect the FFVII story will have betrayal, romance, action, awesome scenes - all the good stuff any war story can tell.
The thing you have to remember about the Final Fantasy series is that its not really a series, per sae, as it is a set of stories in a certain universe. Chocobos, summoning dieties like Ifirit, Bahamut and Shiva are all part of that universe and are a common theme in all of the games. I thought Materia was a great concept, though it seems to have been befuddled in the later series with the ever-confusing sphere grid that I still am kind of stuck on. I heard FFX and X-2 had the same thing but never played them though eventually I will.
Anyhoo, there's my $.02 with intrest.
Last Edit: Apr 20, 2006 8:18:44 GMT -5 by cmdrmarkus