K, let's see, probably will forget some.
I don't like Persona, tried to get into it with 3 different games, but it is just bland and boring for me, way below the quality of the SMT games pre-IV. On that note, Atlus has gotten lazy with the SMT games, IV was a fine game when I first played it but it felt, somewhat lacking, going back to the first three games and spin offs like DDS and Raidou I can find that passion that IV was lacking and I'm not even going to get into Apocalypse or the treatment of remakes and Kaneko's character design.
Find Sony's current first party output to be boring, with some exceptions like Gravity Rush, cause I feel like I'm playing a videogame.
Fire Emblem Fates Conquest is the best FE, mechanically and level design wise, we have gotten since Path of Radiance.
I enjoy Xenoblade Chronicles X more than 1 and 2 despite its clear issues. Also its OST is one of my absolute favorites of all time.
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon is my favorite metroid styled one of the series, combines well the classic difficulty with exploration, also don't find Symphony of the Night that enjoyable.
Hate Kingdom Hearts, if is not its simplistic combat, it is the terrible representation of a lot of films I really like. Also from what I have listened of its music from the games I played, really weak work by Shimomura, doesn't reach the quality of a Mario and Luigi game personally, or Smash Bros. remixes for that matter.
Federation Force was a decent game, they really should have released this between Samus Returns and Prime 4, is a fun time and a more respectful title to its franchise than Other M.
The first Paper Mario has better gameplay flow, pacing and structure than Thousand Year Door, the latter also at fault for a very forgettable OST.
Bravely Default and Octopath Traveler are soulless games, their gameplay is good and all, that I won't take away from them, but their stories and characters are so badly structured and constructed, is an insult to the really good examples of their genre back in the 16 bit era.
Cloud and Joker are a waste of slots in Smash Bros. Cloud isn't the best choice for FF rep and even when he is in the game, is such a lazy effort in terms of music, stage, spirits, feel like some bad blood between Nintendo and Square is still stuck there. Joker is also not the best for either Persona or its older more deserving father Megami Tensei, felt a demon would have been better to represent the series, feel he is just there for the memes more than anything, like if Sans from Undertale were to be a fighter, also the fact that I feel there are RPG series that deserve the slot before Persona or in this case for worse, just Persona 5 as indicated by their crossover logo.
Also feel characters like Falco, Pichu and Dr. Mario should be reworked as skins or echoes, feels wrong to just have them being their own thing, like we could have better Pokemon Gen 2 rep, but we only have Pichu, I really hate Pichu.
Think that is enough for now, feels nice to vent once in a while, thanks for the thread.
Last edited by ARamdomGamer - on 04 February 2019