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    Default Magic vs. Physical - Which attacks do you prefer using?

    Simple as that! Personally, I prefer physical attacks.
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    Would guns count as a physical attack?

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    I like blunt force. I also like to hit things hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToriJ View Post
    Would guns count as a physical attack?
    Yeah, bullets are physical, as are arrows/bolts/darts/etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ToriJ View Post
    Would guns count as a physical attack?
    Yeah, bullets are physical, as are arrows/bolts/darts/etc.
    Then my vote goes to physical. I prefer to fight at a range so guns are more my preferred weapon than something where I'd have to get up close and I never could write with magic that well. The closest I come is the manipulation of a specific element; fire, electricity, earth, etc.

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    I assume we're talking about computer games and not real life? I don't think attacking someone with my Paul Daniels Magic Set would be particularly effective.

    In games, I like to beat the crap out of stuff so yeah, physical attacks.

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    Tank all the way.

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    In party based RPG's Physical, less button presses in general
    In single character RPG's Magic, more variety.


    When magic can only be used during combat then Physical, less button presses in general.
    When magic can be used outside of combat then Magic, more variety.
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    I really like Katana, especially like Kadaj's Souba. This Kadaj's SoubaKadaj-Souba.jpg
    And it would be better if there are dual wield of Souba.
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    So physical for me. But I like magic that does massive amount of damage with wide range area. Or maybe close up with somekind of teleport magic like Noctis power. This should explain what I meant Noctis Warpits called warp right? Then physical in the end. So a bit of both.
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    It can vary. Magic can sometimes seem a little too weak and unnecessary.

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    Magic. Sadly, magic uses MP so I can't solely rely on it

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    Magic is awesome. Which is why it's sad that it sucks in a lot of JRPGs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forsaken Lover View Post
    Magic is awesome. Which is why it's sad that it sucks in a lot of JRPGs.
    It really varies on the game. I mean, offensive magic in FFXII is mostly ineffectual compared to physical attacks, particularly in the later stages of the game, so physical attacks there win hands down. But in other games, I like using magic. Magic gives variety, dynamic, strategy. Anyone could hit an enemy over and over. It gets boring after awhile, even if it is many times quite effective.


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    XIi was all about buff/debuff magic though.

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    I like magic. That's part of why I like FFX so much, it's balanced out so Lulu is an effective fighter with a large enough MP pool to use magic every turn and she isn't overpowered.

    Magic was pretty useful in FFXII for specific situations and there were plenty of opportunities to use it effectively, but it wasn't something you could really use in place of physical attacks.

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