I've been playing a lot of modern JRPG games lately, and I've been wondering how different it is playing a game is now compared to when I was young.
Back in the day, you only had 1/2 games, so you proper played them to death. But I was thinking lately:
"How the fuck did we EVER discover X?"
Take in point: I've recently been playing FF12: Zodiac Age on PS4. But after just finishing it (Finished main story and the Gilgamesh hunt which was an awesome throwback), I wondered how the fuck were you meant to discover some of the shit in this game without using a guide.
Some of the hunts are SO OBTUSE to discover. Even after a few hours searching, I had to look up where X hunt was, and it was TOTALLY off where I was looking, in a hidden area I didn't even know existed.
So I guess my question is this lads:
How did we ever manage JRPG optional content/side bosses before the internet became widespread? Was it official guides? Playground rumours? I'd love to hear about your experiences.
To add a little context: I'm 28 and grew up playing SNES and PS1.