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Wolf Kanno
07-20-2017, 05:02 AM
You've seen these threads around, so let's talk about the other black sheep in the franchise.

I actually like the leveling system, barring magic, which leveled up way too slow, even with the cheats.

Bubba
07-20-2017, 07:35 AM
I loved the mission to destroy the dreadnought. The story, while obviously not touching the later entries, was such an improvement on FFI.

I won't discuss my feelings on the levelling system here but yeah, the destruction of the dreadnought was epic.

Galuf
07-20-2017, 11:11 AM
I wouldnt say I loved it. But alot do hate the leveling system. I thought it was pretty cool, least it had cool ideas. Kinda reminded me of how you level in Skyrim so yeah.

maybee
07-21-2017, 08:45 AM
Basically the whole game Lmao. Loved the characters, the soundtrack, the story has good depth for it's time, and the villian is one of the best. Don't mind the unique battle system either.

Peter1986
07-31-2017, 03:48 AM
I think the battle system is very addictive.
However, it works the best during the first half of the game, since at that point the enemies actually cooperate and throw just the right status ailments to let you level up the HEAL spell.
This is particularly noticeable in Kashuon, where enemies throw Poison and Dark all the time, allowing you to quickly boost HEAL without cheating.
But later in the game the enemies suddenly start throwing all kinds of ridiculous nonsense that you haven't had much of a legit chance to prepare for.

But most of the time, the battle system in general is pretty cool.
There is a very special sense of satisfaction in powering through a cave until you are worn out, then go and rest and notice that your HP, MP and several Stats are suddenly much higher than the last time.
Then you plow through the cave again and feel a lot stronger this time, etc.

Oh, and also, the early parts of the game actually give you several great incentives to naturally level up the elemental black magic.
I like to start off with Ice, then use that in battles until it reaches LV2 which is very useful against Land Turtle.
Then after that I start leveling Fire, which is very handy in Ice Cave, and after that I focus on Bolt a bit, since that's quite useful against the water enemies.
And after that I level up Aero for a while, since that thing is extremely useful against the annoying Stalactites on Deist.
This gives me all the 4 basic attack spells at LV2, which is surprisingly useful at that point.

As for the white magic, I just use Cure and Life whenever I need them, and I also throw Safe, Shell and Blink in every single random encounter on the world map just to build them up (basically, if my healer has nothing to do then I will have him/her throw one of those spells on someone).
I always make a point of walking on foot to every destination in the whole game (I never pay for the boat or airship rides), so I have a lot of time to build up spells on the world map even though I never use the leveling bug.

Berserker[Red]
08-01-2017, 05:55 PM
What I liked was to be able to "explore" the map further, and globally the freedom feeling (including the leveling system). Besides the whole quest is about seeking some clues to advance (like any RPG will you tell me): I remember to have been stuck more than one time :p
Except this, it remains a classical game at all (in my opinion).

Skyblade
08-02-2017, 01:02 AM
Minwu?

I mean, no one hates Minwu that I know of, they just don't know him. But they tend to hate the game in general, and he's the one part of it I really liked unequivocally.

Peter1986
08-14-2017, 10:57 PM
;3671966']What I liked was to be able to "explore" the map further, and globally the freedom feeling (including the leveling system). Besides the whole quest is about seeking some clues to advance (like any RPG will you tell me): I remember to have been stuck more than one time :p
Except this, it remains a classical game at all (in my opinion).
First time I played this game I kept wandering off into the Mysidia and Warship regions, and I was like "what? are you kidding me?" and gave up. xD
Then after getting some experience with old-school RPGs I learned that I was not necessarily supposed to wander around everywhere just because I could.

Nicol Bolas
11-20-2017, 07:13 AM
Spending the time to run into Pink Puffs in the hopes of getting the pink tail. My brother tried it also but after a few hours of running around and no luck, he said: fuc^$$%^&*^k this and threw the controller at the heater. This reply reminds me of a somewhat embarrassing story I have to tell in the appropriate section.