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LunarWeaver
07-18-2017, 03:26 PM
You know, for those playing The Zodiac Age.

I always liked it, but now I'm loving it. I don't know if it's a change in me or the game.

Edge7
07-18-2017, 04:38 PM
Since 2006? Hoo boy

So, prior to playing TZA, I actually played this game 3 different times. In 2006, I enjoyed it until the story thinned out at the Nam Yensa Sandsea. I got bored with the game and dropped it. I picked it up again maybe a year later and hated the game's offline MMO gameplay, and how slow it felt when I needed to heal up (silly me never thought to turn the ATB speed up). I eventually rage quit in the Ozmone Plain looking for Mjrn. I played it a third time after graduating High School (around the same time I picked up Vagrant Story) and I fell in love. I took my time, read all the flavor text from the bestiary and NPC conversations, took hunts and utilized the loot chain system. I had to realize that FFXII is just a slower experience.

ANYWAY, TZA pretty much took one of my favorite games in the series and made it better. Picking a job for some characters was intimidating, but having each character feel totally unique is a really great feeling. I don't really get why the more physical combat heavy jobs have skills the recover MP at this point in the game tho.

maybee
07-19-2017, 02:37 AM
Yes, very much ! FFXII used to be my least favorite Final Fantasy. I used to very strongly despise it. Now those feelings are more aimed at FFIII lol. I love FFXII's cast of characters, and gameplay. I don't strongly love FFXII - but it's a very warm okay. Still not a fan of the governmental plot and the sandy, dry atmosphere of the game and FFXII lacks a solid main character.

Yar
07-24-2017, 10:37 PM
Yes! This game was definitely an acquired taste for me. I grew to like it over time. In fact I didn't finish it until about a year or two ago.

I am having a lot of fun with the job system, but it does seem a bit too easy at times, so I plan to do a run without second jobs. I think that may a bit more pure to the original intent of the job system and also provide a more enjoyable challenge.

Kibbs Kibbard
02-16-2018, 08:18 AM
I thought the job choice addition was fun, I've always enjoyed assigning jobs and task of that nature. That's really the only difference I've noticed so far, but I haven't gotten to far through it. I'm maybe a little bit farther than my 2006 play through only because my PS 2 at the time gave up on me and took a while to purchase a new one, being fresh out of High School at the time it didn't take long to get a new system.

Mr. Carnelian
02-17-2018, 12:54 AM
I always liked it, but now I'm loving it.

These are my feelings exactly.

Fynn
02-17-2018, 05:58 AM
Not really. Itís still probably my favorite numbered FF.

ReloadPsi
02-19-2018, 12:16 AM
It took me about five years (no joke) to decide I liked the game, so I guess the answer is sort of yes?

Zodiac is a huge improvement and I don't know what the frack was keeping them from releasing the PS2 version outside of Japan way back when.

maybee
02-20-2018, 02:33 PM
Not really. Itís still probably my favorite numbered FF.

Fynn is going to have " Final Fantasy 12 was the best one " written on his grave.

Fynn
02-20-2018, 03:34 PM
Not really. Itís still probably my favorite numbered FF.

Fynn is going to have " Final Fantasy 12 was the best one " written on his grave.

But whereís the lie

Slothy
02-20-2018, 03:39 PM
TZA is so good I might be starting to agree with him. So I guess my opinion of the game has changed since it was maybe number 2 or 3 at best for me before. I'm just really loving this.

Wolf Kanno
02-23-2018, 06:10 PM
Not really, but I enjoyed the original back in the day as well. I will say that TZA is a great improvement over the original, but there are still things kept in both games that were pretty groundbreaking even now.

theundeadhero
02-23-2018, 07:37 PM
I enjoyed it the first time around, and TZA made several improvements, but I really dislike how much LP is wasted once you max your two boards. Its hard to tell which I prefer more, the speed boost from TZA or the open board from the original. Probably the speed boost.

Fynn
02-24-2018, 05:21 AM
Even with the previous board, you maxed it out a long time before the end of the game.

Slothy
02-24-2018, 02:21 PM
Yeah I remember maxing it out pretty fast back in the day.