Just attach the opposite element properties to your team after he casts a spell. Then pair attack him for heavy damage. I would recommend grinding a little bit if you're having a ton of trouble with him, too. You're gonna need to be a decent level when you hit the arena. It wasn't an easy fight. I'm with you though. I love this game. I hope square keeps pumping these out. I've put more hours into this than i care to admit. Easily worth it's price tag.
@tdk08: It's really really good. It actually gives me hope for the iPhone as a good RPG platform. I never felt like I was fighting the controls once. Especially with the joystick appearing where ever you hold your finger. You will fight the map, but the maps aren't that large or confusing. It does have a nasty little feature of sending you back to the beginning of a dungeon if you die, but if you save before big monster fights and arena battles, you should be just fine. Visually, it's stunning. Looks better than FF IX, IMO, but not quite as good as the ps2 games, almost though. I've sunk enough hours in this thing to justify the price tag. This isn't a bullshit iPhone game, so I'm fine paying the premium price for this full fledged RPG. I've gotten my money's worth already and I will still keep playing. I'm hooked.
Ps: it has a decent story line as well. Quality product all around. Definitely recommend purchasing it.
If you want to know specific instances of texture pop in, score a touchdown and watch as the player and background take a second to load. Also, whenever they show the quarterback talking on a headset on the sidelines, there's some pop in there too. I've noticed frame rate drops after the whistle is blown on plays. I'll have to got play some more to get more specific examples, but those are a few that come to mind. Also, even if you have the game already (on ps3), try the psn demo. I can guarantee you that it looks a lot better than what you have.
Ok boys and girl's here's the skinny. I am a pretty big football fan, but not a big Madden fan. I have always kind of had the urge to pick up Madden when it comes out, but have only succumbed to that urge every three years or so. Anywho, this year I picked it up after playing a really incredible demo I downloaded from the PSN store. I was absolutely blown away. The graphics looked gorgeous, like really gorgeous. It was a huge improvement over '09! The game play felt better and tighter and there really weren't a whole lot of flaws to speak of. So, I decided that because there was such a huge change between this and last years' model, I was going to get Madden. I went and got it and as I started playing, I started to realize that EA had flat out tricked me. The game looked terrible! There was all sorts of problems with texture pop in and frame rate issues. I have a nice hdtv and I was seeing a lot of jaggies as well that definitely were not present in the demo. There was also atrocious loading times. The game play still felt better than last year, but there is a nifty problem with penalties and injuries that you have to deal with by turning them down to a bearable level through the options menu. The default levels for injuries and penalties obviously weren't the same in the demo as in the final game because I don't think I encountered one during multiple play throughs of the demo. Anyway, the point of the story is that EA put up a Madden demo that completely misrepresents the final product and suckered me, as well as others I have talked to, into buying Madden this year. I feel pretty cheated and will probably never touch Madden again unless they go to a subscription based version or something. If this has happened to you as well, please make your voice heard! This kinda bullshit is completely unacceptable and EA deserves all the bad press they get. C'mon Peter Moore, you're better than that. Using used car salesman tactics on loyal fans, most of which buy your game every year, is pretty low. /Rant
1. When you hold the door open for someone and they don't say "thank you." (I should have slammed the door in your face dick!). 2. Automated voice messages for customer service phone numbers. (I just want to talk to an actual person, how hard is that!?). 3. People who play the race card first in every scenario possible. (There's more to a situation than just skin color jackass).
I can't remember to be honest, but I don't think that it was any more expensive than a good steak at a restaurant, and keep in mind, this is something that you will want to eat with at least one other person.
I really want this game. Here's what I think they should do. They should just release the game as is right now and if anyone has a seizure this is what they say, "The game is so incredibly good that some people may be thrust into a 'fit of joy'."