By Timma1083 6 Comments
With the recent news that people over here in the US won't be getting FFXIII until 2010, I was pretty pissed. I've been waiting for this game before Final Fantasy XII came out, which is back in October of 2006. So it will be 3-4 years before I finally get my hands on FFXIII, and well...I'm pretty pissed as I said before.
So, my only alternative is to play plenty of Rock Band 2 and find other RPG's to hold me over. So besides me debating over the fact of whether or not Persona 4 will work on my 60GB PS3 (Which I'm still unsure of), my only option is to look into new RPG titles that are coming out this year. Star Ocean looks pretty sweet, and I have high hopes for White Knight Chronicles, but once again, I won't be holding any of these in my hands for a few months, so it got me thinking of going back to some of my old PS2 RPG classics I still own. I've beaten FFX oh about 8-10 times in the past 3 years, and I've done everything in Kingdom Hearts 2, but that leaves me looking at Final Fantasy XII.
While I totally love FFXII, I have a pretty bad memory of it. For starters, I put something like 100+ hours into that game, since that game was pretty hard, and over half of that time was training. I was just about to the end of it too, not quite to the final boss, but at the point where if I beat the 3 or 4 bosses (all in a row may I add), then I would be at a free point where I could battle the final boss at any point. So what happens? I get the first of the bosses in the 4-chain of bosses, and he totally owns my ass, to the point where I lost any will to go back and try again. His name? Hashmal, Bringer of Order.
With that, I left the game alone for a while, but decided to go back to it when I had my PS3. However, I found that I couldn't. Because I had this 3rd Party Memory Card, for some reason it just wouldn't work with the transfer cable to the PS3, so I lost all my data for FFXII. So not only did I get owned by the game, but I got owned by a memory card.
Since then, I haven't touched the game, but now that it's winter and there is absolutely nothing to do, I feel a little motivation to go back, start from scratch, and really work at beating this game, since it was a really great game. A few little mishaps shouldn't get in the way between me and a great game right?