FFTA2 - My ImpressionsI know I talked about having so many games I haven't played, but I went out and bought FFTA2 anyway. The way I see it, Final Fantasy games do not fall into the same category with other games, so that's all right.
Plus, it helps that I'm a total hypocrite and routinely make poor decisions.
First, a little background.
I loved the original Final Fantasy Tactics. It was my first real foray into the tactics genre and has since become the measuring stick against which I judge all other strategy RPGs.
It had everything. Deep gameplay, enthralling story, memorable characters, a giant robot.
Plus, you could use chocobos as party members. Any game where you can kick someone's ass using a chocobo is okay in my book.
So, when I heard they were making a sequel for the GBA, I immediately went out and bought it.
Even though the story wasn't as deep and complex as the original, I still loved the game. It was obviously a game tailored more towards a younger generation, but it still had enough substance to keep me hooked.
I honestly thought I'd kicked the addiction. I hadn't played either of the games in almost a year.
Sure, I'd have my bad nights when I'd wake in a drunken stupor only to find my GBA in my hand and the screen still flashing with images of my Bangaa Dragoon.
But I thought I was over the worst of it.
Then... They made a new one.
It was everything I could do not to just tear the package open right there in the store.
Daddy needed a fix.
I. Love. This. Game.
I realize this is like a junky giving you a review of crystal meth, but damn.
Your character is possibly the worst dressed Final Fantasy character of all time. He looks like his clothes were picked out by a group of blind clowns.
Now, you might be asking what my favorite part of the game is.
My favorite part: the Judges.
The Judges in this game are amazing. They randomly punish the player and make almost any action against the rules.
No fire. Okay, so I can't use fire this time. Not so bad.
I think I'm going to sit down and make a list of all the laws I've seen in the game and then try them out in Vana'diel.
You know, some days this blog just writes itself.