Final Fantasy - Turn based at its worst
I swear to God, if I have to sit through another hour of watching my friend play Final Fantasy XIII, I think Iíll put a gun to my head and let him watch the pretty pattern my brain makes on the wall. I honestly think Square Enix has thrown their hands up and said: ďFuck it!Ē
A twenty-five hour long game should have at least some playable action which is at least enjoyable, but no; they just seem to like watching their customers bang their heads against a brick wall as they attempt to fight a turn based battle and then listen to some random kid named Hope complain for the entirety of the game. Itís like a twenty-five hour long movie with the worst gaming system ever.
Donít get me wrong, Square Enix has made an awesome series of Final Fantasy; they donít make the horrid mistake of following the same story line and the same characters for thirteen long and tedious games; they create completely new worlds and completely new characters as the games develop. They have very good stories and spend so much time on the plot lines, it seems as if once everything to do with the story and graphics is finished, they throw the towel in and do the absolute minimal.
Personally, I donít hit someone and turn around and say: ďI hit you, so itís your turn to hit me back!Ē no, thatís not how I roll. I would hit them again and again and then I would attempt to dodge whatever they threw at me. I think I sat there for most of the game saying to my friend: ďIf you were able to dodge that, you would have won,Ē
Honestly, whoever came up with the idea, Final Fantasy should be a turn based game, is a ĎClass a Prickí or a sadistically challenged bastard who very well may be the Devil himself. I donít care whether it was you or the richest person in the world, whoever thought of that, should be taken to the backyard and shot.
I canít say I hate Final Fantasy, but Iíd spend a lot more time playing the damn game if it werenít turn based or I might even watch it if it were a movie. For example, Final Fantasy VII, Advent Children Ė it was a good movie, good graphics, good story (for those who could understand what the hell they were talking about) and a well thought out set of characters. The only thing that needed fixing, I could pick out was the fight scenes; although they looked good and were well timed, they were very jumpy Ė flashing back and forth, making it almost impossible to tell who was winning until the end.
All in all, Final Fantasy would make a good series of movies; but you, yes, you the consumer, keeps investing in the bloody games, which makes Square Enix turn back to the gaming side, rather than sticking with what theyíre good at; making Final Fantasy movies. Youíre basically watching a long movie anyway, just carting the characters from one spot to another just so they can talk some more about their feelings until the plot actually kicks in ten hours down the track.
That is all.
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Nostalgia, Naivety and a Game of Pass the Blame
I honestly have no idea what our world is coming to Ė Ben 10, The Secret Saturdays, really? Children these days have become so sheltered, so overprotected itís suffocating for even me. I mean seriously Ė watching a fight thatís not even violent; where does that get fun?
When I was six I was watching Dragon ball Z and pretending to use the Spirit Bomb in the playground; when I was six I was watching Pinky and the Brain and coming up with my own plans for world domination; when I was six I was watching Tom and Jerry, The Looney Toons and other funny, wacky, violent, sadistic and wild cartoons Ė not this turning into alien crap!
Maybe Iím just nostalgic, maybe I was one of those few kids who had the common sense not to run off the edge of a giant cliff, because I knew I would get hurt, unlike Wylie Coyote who seemed to be indestructible in every way possible. Maybe I just find it unfair that kids these days donít get to see what we saw, get to laugh at what we laughed at... God I feel old, ranting about this sort of stuff.
I want the originality of childrenís cartoons back! Ben 10 is like a boyís version of Sailor Moon, and you want to know a secret? That had already been remade! It was called Mew-Mew Power, and it was on the air for a total of twenty-something episodes before it got shut down because of its low ratings.
You know what annoys me the most; all these TV showís Iíve mentioned are hardly ever showed anymore due to the amount of violent content in them. Looney Toons is hardly shown on the air anymore, and when it is, itís when the kids are in bed or at school. I want to know why kids arenít allowed to watch things like Dragon ball Z anymore, simply because itís ďtoo violentĒ.
Fuck that! You canít blame the violent culture of today on TV; you need to start blaming the things which deserve to be blamed: bad parenting, bad society, bad communities, the war, the hatred, the gangs, the rapes, the murders which take place in our world today Ė ourselves. You canít blame the disoriented morals and the twisted views of right and wrong on kids TV!
These days you canít even tap a child on the hand without going to court; where is the discipline Ė within words? Iím sorry, but sometimes actions speak louder than words Ė and you people sit there and blame the crime today on TV. It just shits me to see people blaming everyone else instead of taking responsibility for their own mistakes.
Did you know Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street were supposed to be banned because they implied homosexuality? Who cares if people fight on a cartoon? Who cares if two of the characters are gay? The only people we can blame for the rise of crime and corruption are ourselves and our parents for the neglect and lack of consequence.
That is all.