Infinite Undiscovery

 So I picked up Infinite Undiscovery down at the local Gamespot, mostly because it was used and cheap (oddly enough, used and cheap is the way I like my women as well...Zing!). I had read and watched some reviews on the game and it received above average scores, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Played it for a good five hours and couldn't get myself to play anymore. Now, back in the day, in my formative RPG teenage years, I would have tore through this game despite its mediocrity. My PS1-2 library is filled with sub-par games which I drudged through for sake of finishing because even average games have their sparkling moments that almost make the whole experience worth it. However, maybe I've grown jaded with age, because I can't for the life of me put Infinite Undiscovery back in the disk tray. The game could be a slow burn and eventually intensify to an exciting adventure, but I just don't have the time or patience to get to that point anymore. I dread to think that I've fallen into a category of shallowness and microscopic attention spans, but I won't take the time to indulge in bad pacing and narrative to get to better bits as there is no reason to test my dedication as gamer in order to get to better things.

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Posted by HPandMP

 So I picked up Infinite Undiscovery down at the local Gamespot, mostly because it was used and cheap (oddly enough, used and cheap is the way I like my women as well...Zing!). I had read and watched some reviews on the game and it received above average scores, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Played it for a good five hours and couldn't get myself to play anymore. Now, back in the day, in my formative RPG teenage years, I would have tore through this game despite its mediocrity. My PS1-2 library is filled with sub-par games which I drudged through for sake of finishing because even average games have their sparkling moments that almost make the whole experience worth it. However, maybe I've grown jaded with age, because I can't for the life of me put Infinite Undiscovery back in the disk tray. The game could be a slow burn and eventually intensify to an exciting adventure, but I just don't have the time or patience to get to that point anymore. I dread to think that I've fallen into a category of shallowness and microscopic attention spans, but I won't take the time to indulge in bad pacing and narrative to get to better bits as there is no reason to test my dedication as gamer in order to get to better things.

Posted by Fjordhermit

It does get better, particularly during the second disc.  The first disc was relatively short, approximately 8 or 10 hours.  I agree with you, I thought the opening couple of hours were pretty sketchy, and the fields you had to traverse were  barren and dull.  Once your party is full, there's a good variety of characters as well as items you can craft.  I thought the music was some of the best I've heard on the 360, and the whole "chained moon" concept was pretty cool.   The story picks up steam throughout, as well. 
 
So, I dunno..  It definitely picks up if you're interested, but if time is short these days then I wouldn't say you're missing too much.