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zexen_lowe said:
Torillian said:
zexen_lowe said:
Torillian said:
hatmoza said:
ItsaMii said:
Chrono Cross
Eternal Sonata
Grandia 3
Persona 3
FF 8
Ff 12
Blue Dragon
Infinite Undiscovery
Kingdom Hearts 2
Tales of Abyss


God it was so hard for me to avoid this post, but I did . I guess I'm maturing a bit.

Yeah, honestly if someone doesn't like all of those stories they probably shouldn't play jRPG's in general.

Or games

now now Zexen, we can't hate on the guy just because he doesn't like some fantastic stories.  Could just hate the genre, and for some reason he just keeps bringing himself back to it.

Oh, come on...don't ruin my fun

oh alright, please continue the hating ^^



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Torillian said:
zexen_lowe said:
Torillian said:
zexen_lowe said:
Torillian said:
hatmoza said:
ItsaMii said:
Chrono Cross
Eternal Sonata
Grandia 3
Persona 3
FF 8
Ff 12
Blue Dragon
Infinite Undiscovery
Kingdom Hearts 2
Tales of Abyss


God it was so hard for me to avoid this post, but I did . I guess I'm maturing a bit.

Yeah, honestly if someone doesn't like all of those stories they probably shouldn't play jRPG's in general.

Or games

now now Zexen, we can't hate on the guy just because he doesn't like some fantastic stories.  Could just hate the genre, and for some reason he just keeps bringing himself back to it.

Oh, come on...don't ruin my fun

oh alright, please continue the hating ^^

Sir, yes sir! The hating will continue as planned, sir!




I don't know how I didn't think of this last time, easily the WORST story of any RPG, let alone a high profile one: Final Fantasy VIII. What an overambitious, clumsy, convoluted, turgid mess Square cooked up for that game's story.



Crusty VGchartz old timer who sporadically returns & posts. Let's debate nebulous shit and expand our perpectives. Or whatever.

Wait, you didn't like the first SeeD mission? And the part with the two Gardens fighting? And the Lunatic Pandora part? And...

Wow, I have to replay FF VIII because I only have good memories of that game. Maybe I was too young to understand much of the dialogue at the time?



Random game thought :
Why is Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 getting so much hate? We finally get a real game and they're not even satisfied... I'm starting to hate the gaming community so f****** much...

Watch my insane gameplay videos on my YouTube page!

zexen_lowe said:
Torillian said:
hatmoza said:
ItsaMii said:
Chrono Cross
Eternal Sonata
Grandia 3
Persona 3
FF 8
Ff 12
Blue Dragon
Infinite Undiscovery
Kingdom Hearts 2
Tales of Abyss


God it was so hard for me to avoid this post, but I did . I guess I'm maturing a bit.

Yeah, honestly if someone doesn't like all of those stories they probably shouldn't play jRPG's in general.

Or games

I agree here.



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i choose to blank games with poor storylines out of my memory as i tend never to finsih them... but the last game i played that i absolutely hated the storyline was last remnant... i thought it was beyond bad



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blaydcor said:
I don't know how I didn't think of this last time, easily the WORST story of any RPG, let alone a high profile one: Final Fantasy VIII. What an overambitious, clumsy, convoluted, turgid mess Square cooked up for that game's story.

It hurts to admit that that story was as bad as it was. I chose to interpret it in a compelling way for a very long time.

FFVIII is definitely the worst Final Fantasy in terms of narrative.



SHMUPGurus said:
roland32 said:
MonstaMack said:
Damn is Star Ocean that bad?
My wife loves WRPGs (and of course Oblivion) so she went to go play Tales of Vesperia, but Star Ocean is next on her list. She's gonna cringe to hear my fellow VGCharters detest the SO4 story. Hopefully the combat is still good.

Maybe the thread should have been called let's hate on Star Ocean. Personally I enjoyed the game. I've played it for over 160 hours and the characters really grew on me. The story may not have been anything groundbreaking but it doesn't strike me as anything worse than a B scifi movie. I think a lot of hate for the game exists due to Lymle. She is an odd choice for a character and her voice acting is more or less universally hated. However killing things with an exploding fire dog=Win. I also loved the battle trophies they are like achievements inside achievements. Again I am not saying the story is the best ever but what is it that is so much worse than other RPGs kay? I see no reason why your wife would dislike Star Ocean.

Thank god! I mean, when the story of a game makes you like the characters after a while, you know it's not bad writing at all. I think people who hated the game are just too rational and never really liked Star Trek in the first place. It's not a fantasy game so much, and it has good sci-fi elements in it. That's instant win in my book. The character interaction was fine, I mean you know what you have to know about every character in the important cutscenes, then you can do the sidequests to learn more about the world you're visiting and stuff. It's typical JRPG stuff, but it's good.

At first, I hated Faize because I thought he was "kind of girly" (yeah, believe it or not. I have nothing against those people though), but then you grow to like his character more and more. I have to admit Sarah shouldn't have been included in the game. She's the only one I didn't care about even after completing the game (it seems like they didn't really emphatize on her character so much).

 

On-topic: I have nothing to contribute to this thread! I mean, I can't really choose one. My main problems I have with RPGs are mostly gameplay-wise. So, I question myself, did anyone play a bad RPG? I mean a REALLY bad one?

Oh wait, scratch that: Add Oblivion to that list. You want a plain world and a game that lasts 4 hours and then you're done with nothing interesting to do but get achievements? That's the game for ya!

I admit the characters do grow on you, but I didn't even mention them in my critique. They are about as cliche as can be.



outlawauron said:

I admit the characters do grow on you, but I didn't even mention them in my critique. They are about as cliche as can be.

When you play a game, do you even realize they are cliched? I don't, I just watch the cutscene and then read what the characters are talking about. Then, later on, I go on forums and people come up with so many excuses to hate on a game, it makes me wonder if they enjoy gaming or they just like criticizing about games...

Recently, The Conduit is said to be generic... But c'mon, who seriously cares? If the generic stuff is done well, then I say why not! I know FPSs focus on gameplay, but my point with story in RPGs (which should be the main focus) also makes sense here. In other words: it doesn't have to be revolutionary all the time!



Random game thought :
Why is Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 getting so much hate? We finally get a real game and they're not even satisfied... I'm starting to hate the gaming community so f****** much...

Watch my insane gameplay videos on my YouTube page!

Final Fantasy 2?



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