-I’m just using FFVIII’s relative brilliance as a reference point for just how bad XIII’s game design is, a game so poorly designed that it only becomes “good” once you finish it …]]>
I did really enjoy playing through the PS2 SMT games this past year or two. Devil Summoner series aside I enjoyed them about as much as I did the late SNES/Square’s golden PSX era stuff.
P4 is obviously very derivative of P3. And P3 and DDS1/2 obviously lifted much of their battle systems from Nocturne. But the characterizations, world, story, character progression, and tweaks to the battle system were all interesting and engaging in the various games.
Also, everyone who hears it thinks I’m crazy, but from what I’ve heard of FF13 it sounds like SE tried to copy stuff from the SMT games. Completely unsuccessfully, but whatever.]]>
-I’ve heard generally good things about Brave Story. I have it, but have only played a half hour, so no firm opinions.]]>
-Yeah, I still have that issue. I bought Brave Story without any research, and I expect to regret that…]]>
-I need to learn to stop buying all the JRPGs that I come across in the hopes that one of them will make me feel like one of the better PS1 JRPGs did back in the day … it just isn’t happening … and results in me owning a bunch of games that don’t get played.]]>