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    Default Do you feel this game would have benefitted from having a smaller cast?

    VI has the largest playable cast in a numbered entry, and while some praise that mechanic, others feel its a detraction. Would you like to have dropped a few characters or keep it the same?

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    I feel most of the characters were pretty well fleshed out considering the size of the cast and the time it came out. They could have reduced the cast and expanded some stories, but it doesn't seem like it's needed to me.


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    From a gameplay standpoint the biggest flaw is that once you have magic, there is no sizable difference between most characters. You even get three different "berserker" style characters with Mogs dances, Gau's rages, and Umaro Umaroness. The large cast would be greatly improved if they were kept more unique during the world of ruin part of the game, and you would use different character parties for different challenges. Like Celes would be vital for a boss who would use strong spells on you.

    I also love the dungeons that involve multiple parties.

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    No, I don't.

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    I feel it would've been better if they dropped a few characters. I feel like the character development was spread a bit thin. I prefer more tight-knit smaller casts.

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    I wouldn't have minded if they dropped a few characters, but I don't think doing so would have made the game stronger.

    Cyan could have been taken out. I don't have the dislike for him a lot of others here seem to have, but he's not exactly a strong character either. His scenes would have remained just as relevant had he been an NPC.

    Relm and Strago could have been taken out as well. Some would lament the loss of a blue mage, but honestly, it didn't add anything to the game. The scene in Thamasa could have played out without adding them to the party, and the Ultros scene would have just been focused on another character.

    Gau could have remained a wild child in the veldt. Maybe they could have tacked it onto Terra's story, as another child she takes care of in Mobliz. That way the old man in the shack story would have been preserved.

    I was tempted to put Mog on the list, but that would also mean no Umaro, and we can't have that.

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    I imagine if we had less cast theyd still give us the same amount of story for the others. So we'd just be screwing ourselves.

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