By cann3dheat 0 Comments
It's not that I'm lazy, or that I all-together hate fighting in RPG's. No, it's not that at all. I've plugged away plenty of hours pressing buttons and waiting for the corresponding animation, but that's just the thing. There's very little user interaction. I select the attack and that's the end of it. This is why I loved Paper Matio (or should I say, why I still love Paper Mario), is that it at least required you to sit around and help out, even if you just did the same motions every time. Like I said, maybe this is a feature that's been implimented in games before, but Final Fantasy IV takes the monotomy out of fighting in turn-based RPG's, and for that, I'm thankful.
Outside of loving auto-battle, I've just been tweaking the settings to enjoy the game more. For some reason, I thought six was the fastest battle option, which turned out to be the slowest after bringing the fighting speed down (up?) to one. Believe me, that is the only way to play this game. Otherwise, you're just waiting forever between each attack, and it just gets boring.
I've also gained some new characters in my party, as well as drew a giant penis on the face of Whyt, my little helper which requires me to train it via (what I assume to be) DS exclusive brain-puzzles. The intelligence puzzle was actually quite challenging, and I found myself getting somewhat frustrated. Granted, I had the TV on while I was trying to complete the puzzle, but the highest score I could manage was only 1,000 after about 10 minutes. I probably could have gotten a higher score if I had gone at it longer, but I can only take so much addition and subtraction.
At this point, I'm really just deciding how good of a game this is. It's good, but it's not exactly a game for everyone. The auto-battle function really opens the game up to a wider audience, but at the same time is a strike against the game, and the genre as a whole. The visuals are great, and are honestly the best part about the game. The gameplay is the same, so there isn't much to talk about there, but the translation as a whole is what I'm really focusing on. Expect a review after the weekend is done, along with a video review. Maybe. If you're lucky.