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kkslider5552000

Man, if only they could remake that game...

...would be a funnier joke 2 months ago.

(I love VII but I'm not some weird purist, especially towards the ATB system. ATB was never the best JRPG combat outside of Chrono Trigger, but that's probably because it was Chrono Trigger)

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GrailUK

Game mechanics is how the game moves. Physics etc.

Gameplay mechanisms is usually what folk mean when they say mechanics.

Unpopular I know...but bloody correct lol.

Edited on by GrailUK

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NEStalgia

@GrailUK In the case of FFVII the mechanisms are mostly ok, it's the mechanics that are flat broken.

@kkslider5552000 ATB wasn't great in general, but in VII the story goes to pot not long after "the incident" too.... It was amazing prior to that last portion though.

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RedderRugfish

FFVII's controls definitely felt a bit clunky, but the fact that you could push the select button to see little indicators to show loading zones/ladders made getting around much more manageable for me. FFVIII and FFIX controlled better, but they dropped that feature for some reason, making it even harder IMO to navigate the flat pre rendered backgrounds.

Speaking of Chrono Trigger, that's another game that I liked but still think is overrated. My main thing against it is that it just kinda feels like processed food. Doesn't really do anything really wrong, but is slightly bland and easily digestible. It's enjoyable enough for me to recommend a playthrough, but I didn't really find the battle system or gameplay mechanisms (you're welcome grail) terribly deep or interesting.

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Harmonie

@NEStalgia I feel like if I played one of the newer FF's I might be able to manage it. I think my stress toward FFVII's overworld comes from the random battles (which the newer FF's don't have, I hear?) and the fact that you can see so little of the map at any time and that there's no indication of where I'm supposed to go, and the fact that I don't even know how to refuel the vehicle or if that is even possible.

I have a feeling I may just be better off playing the remake. I'm really looking forward to it, TBH.

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kkslider5552000

I know some people have been dying for SE to bring back ATB (this is an actual unpopular opinion too, I just realized!), but I really don't for the most part. I don't DISLIKE it exactly, but again...Chrono Trigger is the only game I've played with it where I felt it really added to the game. ATB in hindsight is just kind of an awkward compromise between turn based and real time. It sacrifices a couple of the benefits of turn based and most of the benefits of real time, I'd just prefer one or the other instead. Bravely Default, for any problems I have with it, has a fantastic Final Fantasy styled turn based battle system. FFX too IIRC.

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Dogorilla

FFIX is the only game I've played so far that uses ATB, but I didn't really see the point of it. It just felt like a normal turn-based battle system but with an unnecessary few seconds' pause after each turn.

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Anti-Matter

@Dogorilla
ATB was like the speed of your turn to do Action based on your character's speed.
FF Tactics used that speed base formula to determine who will did first.
Just compare the ATB speed from Zidane with Steiner.

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Dogorilla

@Anti-Matter Yeah, I guess the characters having different ATB speeds was supposed to have an impact on battles, but to me it just didn't feel very different to a normal turn-based system.

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@ReaderRagfish CT was a special case of the story, characters, and world being more interesting than the gameplay. Gameplay was an interesting enough experience but it wasn't the hook. The story was.

@Harmonie My unpopular gaming opinion here is that FF needs random battles. I hate random battles. Everyone complains about random battles. They're annoying. But FFXIII clearly demonstrates how critical they are to the FF formula, and how bland the game feels without them. More importantly, after the "off" feeling of FFXIII, FFXIII-2 added them back in, and suddenly the whole game felt like FF again. So as much as we hate them in FF, we need them in FF. XIII has, in my unpopular opinion, the best battle system of any FF to date. But the game world itself felt wrong with narrow roads and no randoms...just walking up to the crowd of enemies, you were basically designed to always fight every enemy in the game, no more, no less....just a progression of battles on a fixed pace. Boring as that was, it also ensured everyone was the same level at a given battle, so it let them tune the difficulty of a given boss to require fixed strategy rather than just overleveling, or risking being underleveled...you had to figure out the right tactics....which made battles better, even if the game world was worse. XIII-2 and XIII-LR felt like a great fusion of traditional FF and something different. We don't talk about XV. Final Fantasy: Monsterhunter's Creed Theft Reddead Auto with Spiky Hair (or Final Fantasy McTRASH.)

Actually it's a decent game as its own thing...but not as an FF game...it should just be its own thing.

Finally the other unpopular opinion: World of Final Fantasy is the second best, if not best, FF game ever. Albeit you get more out of it having played the others and knowing the internet memes/tropes about them.

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RedderRugfish

I think ATB was an interesting concept for the time. But I don't see why it needed to be used in 7+ different games.

Am I the only one who likes Final Fantasy 1 more than many of the newer ones? I played through it on the NES a few years ago and had a great time with it. Sure, it's old, grindy, and many things/spells in the game just flat out don't work, but it really nails the thrill of taking a party down into a dangerous dungeon infested with monsters. So I guess it's more like a mediocre entry in the Dragon Quest series than a "true" Final Fantasy game.

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@NEStalgia
I have ever almost fallen asleep during playing World of Final Fantasy.
Not really sure if i was bored by the mediocre conversations and typical "Dead City" from Tetsuya Nomura games (Dead world = City with almost nobody live on)

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PikPi

@NEStalgia Very well said about the 13 games! Never thought about them like that, but it's a great explanation for why I enjoyed XIII as much as I did. The paradigm system is one I wish we could see another evolution of.

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Dogorilla

This is a fairly niche opinion so I'm not sure how unpopular it is, but I think Crypt of the Necrodancer would work better if it wasn't a roguelike (or -lite or whatever). The rhythmic gameplay takes a lot of getting used to, and that would be easier to do if the game had stages specifically designed to introduce you to the gameplay mechanisms ( ) and didn't send you right back to the start of the zone when you die.

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Rutty_YT

MarioLover92 wrote:

The Switch doesn't need Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, etc. I bought a Switch to play games on it, after all! Similarly, I think the Wii and Wii U did not need a DVD/blu-ray built in.

While it’s a bonus, it’s not required.

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I HATED Rusty’s Real Deal. Fight me.

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Rutty_YT

Magikarp3 wrote:

I think that video game soundtracks should have the same recognition as mainstream music. It should be illegal for composers to work for free.

I think game developers should acknowledge the fact that gaming is male dominated as a huge problem which is their duty to solve. This goes for both cleaning up the online community as well has having proper representation in games.

I think making sequels is a silly idea, unless they're sequels in name only like the Final Fantasy series. Plots which span 5+ games aren't worth the effort.

Agree all the way

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Rutty_YT

Persona 4 music SUCKS. The only good song is the one that they use in all persona games (aka the velvet room), Reach out to the truth and the final song.

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Heavyarms55

New unpopular opinion, I'm still excited for Pokemon Sword and Shield. Maybe not as much as I would have been before the "controversy" but I still very much look forward to playing it.

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Jojabean44

My unpopular gaming opinion is that I think mario tennis Aces is awful. I dont find anything fun about it.

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