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Old 07-10-2007, 03:09 AM   #16
 
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Re: What draws you to final fantasy and rpgs in general?

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yes they it was exciting when you had a new party member like in ffvii it was big gaps in between when you have the characters unlike the newer ones you seem to gain your full party fast like XII and X but i suppose it does make better training thata way
Yeah. it used to be a lot more fun spending a lot of time going through the story before you found EVERY main party character. I didn't like it when you had pretty much everybody from the beginning in X (except for Rikku, she didn't come that fast. XP ) 12 took a little more time to get everyone, especially Ashe and Penelo, but yeah, you pretty much met everyone right off the bat.
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Re: What draws you to final fantasy and rpgs in general?

Yeah I know what you are saying and I would have to agree, I like working my way to the people you are suppose to meet and fight with instead of meeting them like right at the beginning of the game. It gives me something else to look forward to.
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Re: What draws you to final fantasy and rpgs in general?

Dappa gave me the notion to put this here:

My argument for playing them is they're a LOT longer than a movie, and if you play RPG's like we do - they're a lot less expensive per hour too.

XII's cost me < $0.25/hour so far XD
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Re: What draws you to final fantasy and rpgs in general?

What? It cost you to play the game?? I am really confused now.
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Re: What draws you to final fantasy and rpgs in general?

You HAVE to buy the game - right?!
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Re: What draws you to final fantasy and rpgs in general?

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What? It cost you to play the game?? I am really confused now.
What Reason means is that, new, you would buy a game like FF12 for 50 bucks, tops, right? Well, you get 15 times MORE fun and entertainment out of an RPG (assuming that it would take you 50 hours to beat it--it took me WAY longer, because I wanted to get the most out of the game. =} ) A normal film, on the other hand, which can cost 20 bucks or more, provides far less entertainment--only 2 or 3 hours to enjoy it (not counting DVD special features and whatnot.)

But getting directly to the point, when Reason says that per hour of the game it only costs .25 (cents), HE means just how much that you get out of it by what you paid for the game. But you're not really paying for it as you play, silly. XD

Argh, rambling sure is fun.

Which now brings me to something on a similar notion; I have noticed that in a lot of RPG's today, they like to drag ON cutscenes a lot of the time. It feels as if I AM watching a movie sometimes, rather than actually playing the game. And then there comes a long droll point where you're going through the game without ANY storyline, or cutscenes whatsoever. And I have to say, it does get boring and tedious doing nothing but going through places and leveling up, without anything else interesting happening with the characters until you get to a certain point (which takes a very long time to get to.)

I know, I KNOW that in some older games there WAS a more perfect balance of cutscenes and gameplay, and even a cross between the two (where you get to do something during a cutscene, like move around.) Whatever happened to that balance? Or is this all just me? @_@

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Re: What draws you to final fantasy and rpgs in general?

Don't 'ya mean reasoniamalive?

But I understand his logic, and you certainly get your fills worth when you pay. o_O
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Re: What draws you to final fantasy and rpgs in general?

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Don't 'ya mean reasoniamalive?

But I understand his logic, and you certainly get your fills worth when you pay. o_O
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Yeah. Yep. Better than a 2 hour long movie, I say...I think that overall, games are better than movies, length-wise (and often story-wise, too. >^ )
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Re: What draws you to final fantasy and rpgs in general?

Oh yeah okay now I get what you are saying lol. Wow...that went right over my head some how lol.
I like looking at all the unique costumes to that the characters have. They make great cosplay if you have the time :P
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Re: What draws you to final fantasy and rpgs in general?

Even if you don't have time to cosplay (which sadly - I do not) sometimes their costumes can be RLY awesome, I agree.

Yes, What the good Doctor said was correct about paying $50 (or more) and playing the heck outta the game means you actually pay less and less [per hour] than you would if you watched (went to/bought) a movie....unless you buy Waterworld and watch it over and over again (like I do.) = 333
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Re: What draws you to final fantasy and rpgs in general?

That catchy theme song...it gives me goosebumps!
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Re: What draws you to final fantasy and rpgs in general?

Yes, AWESOME MUSICKS FTW!!! ^ ^

When I get bored I still sometimes hum the LoZ theme song.
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Re: What draws you to final fantasy and rpgs in general?

Loz...if only he was a real man. I would already have him for myself! *cough* lol
I like the music and all but don't you kind of think that it can get a little corny from time to time?
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Re: What draws you to final fantasy and rpgs in general?

Depends on the music/game/situation. The Dun-dun-un-dun -duh duuuuun...normal battle music in X can get annoying because that's the only non-boss battle music they play. =( But I could never tire from hearing the 'To Zanarkand' song. <3
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Old 08-12-2007, 04:01 PM   #30
 
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Re: What draws you to final fantasy and rpgs in general?

lol Yeah. Boss music can get annoying especially when you hear it over and over again because you can't seem to beat em. lol
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