Originally Posted by b.walker36
you liked 12 better. I still havent finished it. I cant really get into it. I just liked the random battles and turned base combate. I will finish it sometime though. And i think 13 is gonna be more like 12 so ill have to get used to it. another thing i didnt like about 12 is all my character have like eveything lol its no fun when all the chars can do the same thing.
You may be the first person to ever say that liked the random battles.
I'm playing FF3 on the DS now, and man, random battles are annoying the heck out of me.
The gambit system in FF12 is very different from turn based combat, but once you get used to it, it's awesome. Turn based is still fun, but I think I like the new system better.
The complaint about all characters having access to the same abilities is valid, but on the other hand it lets you play any way you want. Maybe you want to use three tanks...fine, you can do that. It's a little more customizable than forcing you to develop one tank, one black mage, one white mage, etc. In the end, I found myself kind of defaulting to one tank, one red mage favoring black, and one red mage favoring white...it worked pretty well. Of course, I put in so many hours that by the end of the game everyone actually could do everything...every square on the license board was filled in. The only difference in the characters were equipment bonuses/penalties.