katyazack

katyazack

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5 years ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +3 points

I just watched the first episode and it's just so pure. *squees* Now I've gone back and started watching the original series. Yay! Archive binge.

5 years ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +4 points

I find FFXII to be one of the most replayable FF games. It's probably up there with FFIX for my most played. I'm guessing I've beaten it 10 times (and with all the side questing that's easily 100+ hours each time)? Maybe more. I have an old file where I literally got every piece of equipment in the game (some of which have ridiculous drop conditions)/finished all the hunts/got order of ambrosia/etc.

I find the combat in particular weirdly soothing. It has all the perks of an MMO, but without having to deal with the social aspects that make it difficult for me. And the sheer scope and variety of weapons and areas makes it a little different each time you play it. It is so satisfying to go grab high level equipment and power through difficult bosses/hunts.

Plot wise it's definitely more subtle than a lot of the other FF games. I really like the characters (Penelo's my fav, even though she doesn't have much of an arc) and world (even the graphics on the original have held up remarkably well). The plot as a whole does drag in places (part of the problem of having such a large world is that pacing suffers.)

It was a little odd to play the remastered version, given how much I had played the original. I really liked most of the changes (FF button!, Reorchestrated soundtrack, actually getting the high level black mage spells when they do some good, the voices sounds really high quality now). Most of my problems are just from things they've changed drop and chest wise, which is easily overcome. Oh! and locking some squares on the licence board is not my favorite decision.

I am really annoyed that they put the platinum trophy behind beating challenge mode. I'm stuck on level 97 (due to lack of items) and if I quit to go get more items I have to start over >.<

Overall, I LOVE this game and wish it got more love from the fan base.

5 years ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +4 points

Ah! Congrats on finishing the game!! And yes, this is basically star wars with moogles.

I'm so glad Balthier and Fran were ok. I'd have been annoyed if they died.

5 years ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 2 replies · +4 points

The veggie bosses are soooo cute <3

5 years ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +3 points

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5 years ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +3 points

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5 years ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +2 points

Ha! Yeah, they really try to dissuade entry to the Necrohol. But what's the fun in video games if it's not ignoring warnings and running away frantically when they turn out to be correct.

5 years ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 1 reply · +3 points

Congrats on beating the King Bomb! First time through, he was such a surprise. Like, here, have a boss!

5 years ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +3 points

Agreed. The Salika Wood in particular has always been so amazing, even before the graphics upgrade.

5 years ago @ http://markspoils.blog... - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +2 points

Thirding the "good job".! Gil Snapper is hard to take on at this point.

At least in this version the status blocking accessories seem to be available earlier. Black belts in particular were a later thing in the original version and made this fight way harder.