FFTA2 opinions.

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Nov 30, 2008

FFTA2 opinions. by Galacta at 5:02 AM (2,074 Views / 0 Likes) 26 replies

  1. Galacta
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    Well you know FFTA2 right.
    Tell me what you think about it. [​IMG]
     


  2. Vulpes Abnocto

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    Well, I think you know my opinion of it.
    I feel like it's one of the best games of 2008.
    As far as tactical strategy games for the DS go, it's only surpassed by DisgaeaDS.
    I spent over 130 hours on the game.
     
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    It doesn't surprise me. the game is tediously slow.
    Battles take forever and classes take multitudes of forever to unlock. The resulting abilities hardly feel worth all that wait. The story takes forever to get going.

    Disgea and the new Valkyrie Profile game seem chock full of excitement by comparison, with their flashier/exciting takes on the SRPG battle formula.

    If its classic srpg flavour you're after, Fire Emblem is due out this week isn't it?
    Though it has a bit of the 'uncanny valley' about it with the 3D model pre-rendered sprites and highly shaded '3D like' character avatars that still shockingly use the wooden ventriloquist dummy mouth animation. I love the look of the GBA fire emblems to bits so I found the new look a bit striking mind you.
     
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    I didn't really liked the second game, I spent a whole summer and more playing the first one, it's simply lovely.
     
  5. Galacta
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    Argree. A2 Has a "Law System" That will piss you off so much, that A1 is better.
    Just takes 30 Hours to finish the game. [​IMG]
     
  6. Vulpes Abnocto

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    If we're going to get into which FFT was best, go back to the source.
    Final Fantasy Tactics on PS1
     
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    Hmm... PS1 Tactics was the original and the best...
    The remake wasnt as good as the original...
    And A2, It pretty good. The 3rd best Tactics Game. LD
     
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    If it had a better story and maybe improved battle speed then it could have been better.....
     
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    agreed,especially battle speed.
    laws should not have exist.
     
  10. Shadz

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    200 hours play time. Great game. Really fun to play, good storyline imo and good characters. I thouroughly enjoyed it and would strongly recommend it.
     
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    The main character in FFTA2 had got to be THE most obliviously stupid and shallow main character in any rpg ever. It's idiots like him that make me think that there IS something good about silent protagonists after all.

    The gameplay was horribly slow. The skill animations got on my nerves after a while. Story was meh. Look and feel was (dare I say it?) a tad too kiddy. Law system was infuriating.

    All in all, one is better of playing FFTA1, which was actually superb. (Or Tactics Ogre: Knight of Lodis)
     
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    edit: Whoop. thanks a lot, IPS driver error.
     
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    I played FFTA1 for more than 150h, but I can't get started on the new one. It just doesn't feel the same [​IMG]
     
  14. BORTZ

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    The game is good. the problem is that it looses so much ground between the titles. A2 by its self is lovely, but compairativily it makes me want to go back to FFTA.
     
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    lmao. Yeah. There should've been a better character than him.
     
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    Shitty storyline, zetta slow gameplay, poorly used touchscreen, and the new law system sucks.

    There's still some good sides to it, like massive amount of unlockable classes, long and lengthy story, and there's lot of options when it comes down to customizing classes and such.

    But I feel that the first game was much better than this.
     
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    Yarg! The new law system makes me want to punch babies! The old one was a pain, but it could be used to your advantage too. This one is terrible.
     
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    The laws are the least of this game problems.......
     
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    I like this game's deep customization about the class, races, equipment, abilities & shops.

    However, what is missing is the lack of difficulty in battle, long boring battle. Damn those characters, they move so slow, attack so slow.

    I like the zodiac compatibility system in PSone FFT, as well as the wait-for-several-turns-for-magic-to-be-casted system. And in FFTA2, arrows can went through wall, what the hell. I also hate FFTA2 for almost 100% accuracy of every attack & magic no matter which direction you are attacking the enemy...
     
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    Good game, though a little bit annoying. Laws can be fustrating, story line slow and predectible. Is so hard make another FF Tactics with a deep plot like the first one?

    Anyway i enjoyed it. Nice look and challenger. Grias Rlz!!
     

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