||[Apr. 7th, 2010|01:13 pm]
OK so I can't figure out how to make this computer get screencaps of mp4 files without downloading more software, which I don't feel like doing because I like this computer to be Lite.|
So FFXIII is awesome, because the characters are awesome and the plot is intriguing and the battle system doesn't suck ass like the 12 battle system, BUT...
- there's no NPCs. "What about [that guy]! Or [that guy]!" yeah those guys have less screen time than Lani in FFIX. There's nobody that you can talk to or hang out with. There's no towns to hang out in. There's just no NPCs, and that means there's only the 6 main characters.
- You can't use all 6 characters. The walkthru and everything else says "Use [these three] or you won't make it!" Ok why give us 6 characters if we can't use them? Why create 6 characters that are completely not equal? Why not make all the characters equally good?
- The characters have max stats and there's no getting around them. Maybe SQenix things it's not cool if we level up a bunch and then just cruise thru the main storyline enemies. I was so excited about the levelling system because it seemed similar to 10, but then you can't add anything so once you fill that up, you're done. Maybe they didn't like that we gave every character max stats in FFX. Why?
- I'm about ready for a standard RPG battle system again. OK I was ready for that after 12. I've gone back even though I have this shiny new PS3 game, back to old awesome FF games like... everything except 1, V, VI, because I don't have my own copy of those.
SPEAKING of old awesome games, check out this artist:
One of my favorite artists, this is from a new album that came out today, and the album cover is drawn by the artist who did FF tactics art! It's adorable, here's a good pic! There's chibi-types on the inside cover (not pictured, sorry my scanner isn't behaving so I can't share) that look like the cuties from FFIII DS.
The musician is De De Mouse, he does electronica, with voices from sampled Mongolian traditional singing. But that is my memory of what I read years ago, and I can't find the source now, so that might not be right. But he's definitely De De Mouse, and he definitely has a new album out, and it's awesome :D