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post #31 of 50
The way some people feel about FF is the same way I feel about Zelda. The game just allows you to immerse yourself and (sort of) forget about your real life -- as sad as that sounds. If I played a game (RPG) long enough, I actually felt like I was living it, which is what I liked about it so much.

The only other way I know how to describe it is that it's like a really good book. When you find a book you really like, you can't put it down because you just don't want to come back to your reality.
 
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post #32 of 50
WHat other games give you quality one liners?

"Sun of a Submariner!"

"Spoony Bard"

My personal favorite:

"I used to OWN a turtle!" - Edgar in FF6, when the Returners are getting chased buy the baddies from Vector. To this day I have no idea why he said that

What other game series makes you dress your character up in drag so you can infiltrate a club, fend off gay wrestlers and save your friend?

Epic I tell you.
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I never liked any of the FF games, even when they were released. You're not alone OP.
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post #34 of 50
Stories, characters, worlds, music, etc. have all just been fantastic. The stars aligned and a game company was formed of many who would prove to be the industry's greatest talents.

Final Fantasy (along with Dragon Quest) introduced/improved on many of the elements that consoles RPGs would follow for the next two decades, and while the series has fallen on hard times in recent years, it still boasts a certain feeling that very few other JRPGs have ever been able to capture (and many of them were also Square's creations).

I'm probably more of a fan than most folks, especially these days, but Final Fantasy basically defined my taste in games and continues to do so. XIII was a disappointment, though still an OK game, and XIV was a gorgeous disaster, but 2/14 doesn't spell the death of such a successful series.

At the end of the day it just comes down to the fact that not every game/series/genre will appeal to you. It's not that you're missing something that everyone else sees, your tastes are just different.
post #35 of 50
The random encounters are just to much at this point. As I get older I don't have the time to do massive amounts of mindless grinding of mobs. I would rather spend my time enjoying a well paced adventure. Another problem with the more recent games is that they went from an open world to linear world. Growing up playing FF with open worlds kind of turned me off to the newer ones.
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post #36 of 50
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Originally Posted by mothrpe View Post
I don't mind old graphics, the stories were decent so far, just nothing I found terribly compelling.. That said, a slightly more polished version of FF7 would be nice. I find overall the FF4 psp game looks better simply because its cleaner looking.

They should really make a widescreen FF7 with some polished up models.


Also, if you never left Midgar, you never even got out of the "tutorial" as far as I am concerned. The game starts after the motorcycle chase.
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post #37 of 50
they suck you in easy, mostly because they're not stupid.. there's just nothing actually wrong with them (well, maybe since FF6) and a lot of work had been put into each, and although whatnot site rankings might suggest otherwise, true high quality games ARE RARE.

not sure thou, do you like jrpgs? or is this your first try? this genre might just not be your thing.
post #38 of 50
Ah yes the fond memories of playing FF 7 on the ps1. I really miss the level of story telling and the length of the old FF games. Last good one was FF X then came X-2 and you could tell the era of great FF games was over
    
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Ah yes the fond memories of playing FF 7 on the ps1. I really miss the level of story telling and the length of the old FF games. Last good one was FF X then came X-2 and you could tell the era of great FF games was over
why no one likes FF12? It was rather MMO inspired but I througly enjoyed it.. I think theres hope for 15, the've learnd thier lesson with 13..

still waiting for 13 versus!
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why no one likes FF12? It was rather MMO inspired but I througly enjoyed it.. I think theres hope for 15, the've learnd thier lesson with 13..

still waiting for 13 versus!
12 is one of my favorites. I just played through it last year and loved every minute of it. 13 I hate so much lol. I just get bored. I really will push through it though since I want to beat it.
   
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