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#1 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -

So far, I'm having a great time with this game. It's far from perfect, but the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The combat is fun, even with too many moments of chaos and a terrible camera. The characters are great, even if I don't think they really fit with the rest of the game aesthetically. Questing is fun, even if the quests are bland. The music is stellar. So far, I don't find the story compelling, but I think that has a lot to do with how it's told. Much of the emotion is lost when (spoiler?) so many revelations are made via cellphone conversations.

@lawgamer:Change the control scheme. Scheme B is far better, and binds attack to the square button.

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#2 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -

Ten years ago - I was in High School. I was a big fan of Final Fantasy, just beginning to finish each game in the series for the first time. Maybe eleven or twelve years ago I decided that if I couldn't see even one game in the series to completion, I couldn't claim to be a real fan. By this point, I'd maybe completed IV, VI, and XII, maybe VII or IX, too. Since then, I've completed every main numbered single player entry except I and II.

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#3 Edited by BoG (5390 posts) -

@steadying: That's what I've got on my mind. I'd prefer they stick to classic Final Fantasy with whatever enhancements don't ruin it.

Whatever the case, I'm not going to be able to help but buy and play the game. I'm not even a huge FFVII fan, I just can't say no to this franchise.

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#4 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -

Unexpectedly, that event evoked an excitement for gaming I haven't felt for a nearly decade. Mario Maker looks like something special.

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#5 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -

Nobody is talking about this one? Some of the most fun I've had this year. It's rather simple, but it all works together quite well. I've noticed that character mobility is an important piece of strategy, which separates it from a lot of other tactical strategy games. Recommended.

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#6 Edited by BoG (5390 posts) -

As others have already said, it doesn't feel complete when compared to Civ V with 2 expansions. Perhaps that's not a fair comparison, but after playing two games of BE, I'm ready to play Civ V until BE gets a few more expansions.

Some of the new elements are neat, but need to be reworked. It was a bad idea to implement the optional functions of each building as quests. It's confusing, and makes it difficult to plan ahead. Overall, quests are just poorly implemented. Most of them are simply associated with doing what you would normally do in a Civ game. In the future, options for buildings should be separated from interactions with other players.

The tech web is also really confusing. They need to make it easier for decisions to be made at a glance, and make it clearer what research leads to what benefit. I get that it's impossible to make research as intuitive as it is in history-based Civ games, but there has got to be a way to improve it so that I can look at a tech and know that it's going to help me improve my civ's health, or power generation, or whatever. So far, I spend way too much time trying to navigate the web to figure out what branch grants me a certain benefit.

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#7 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -

How did I miss this topic? The matter is resolved, but I was quite involved in the process. I'm an American who was working for the Scottish Parliament, in an SNP office. My old boss was, as you might expect, heartbroken by the result. It was a very decisive vote. I think it's very positive that, in the year 2014, a nation was able to vote on its own independence, and then peacefully accept the results. Furthermore, a yes vote could have been destabilizing for all of Europe, so I think this might be for the best.

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#8 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -

I respect anyone who defines what "Final Fantasy" is a bit more liberally than I do. I've been waiting a while for a game that aligns with my own definition though, and it has been a bit of a lonely wait. Watching this trailer, I felt like I was watching a trailer for a Final Fantasy game. The visuals, the character designs, the monsters simply look like the next Final Fantasy game. I like how Encephalon put it:

Reminds me of FFVIII, with its breezy euro charm. I much prefer a more grounded riff on real-world architecture to the neon future stylings of FFXIII. The character designs are a bit much with everyone in color-matching black leather, but it's a welcome come-down from Kingdom Hearts' unbridled gaudiness.

Agreed on every point.

And then, when that prelude music starts at the end...

I'm looking forward to this one.

Oh, and one final note: They had better work in the victory fanfare. XIII didn't and that me the biggest of the game's many flaws.

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#9 Edited by BoG (5390 posts) -

Just sent a request to Join NA West as BoG.


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#10 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -

The Ice Climbers! No! I will miss them. I played them a lot in both Melee and Brawl. Doesn't make sense they would go... It's a huge bummer Snake is out, but at least that makes sense.

Anyways, I like the roster. I'm glad my Brawl fave Ike is back, I didn't see that coming. Robin looks really fun to play as, and the Duck Hunt Dog is more than a pleasant surprise.