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I loved final fantasy seven. It caused me to go from a Nintendo only player in N64 days to a playstation player. I sold my gigantic N64 gear to play final fantasy seven.

But, now after years of gaming I have changed and can no longer enjoy Final Fantasy. As the series has gotten worse and worse since seven. In fact,  I would say the game has become boring its game play makes you feel like a baseball manager who gives orders and doesn't actually participate in the action. You use the same techniques over and over to win, basically it is redundant and boring. The story of final fantasy remains good yet, you keep playing your boring manegorial duties to advance an only average story.SHIT I might as well watch a movie.

 

Perhaps modern games have changed me, I used to mostly play only JRPG's during the PS1's late and the PS2's early years. I used to laugh at my step-brothers playing of games like Rachet and clanck because they were so fast paced. Now every game I love is fast paced.

 

Little did I realize that fast paced Games that actually requiire skill verses endless, repetitive, manajorial duties. AM I ALONE ON GIVING UP ON THE JRPG OR DO YOU  STICK TO WHAT IS KNOWN AND COMFORTABLE ONLY?

 



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Probably around FFX, that's the last one I can remember being excited about.

I also think it comes with getting older and just having less time to play games.  I more and more prefer short games and games that total take less than 10 hours to complete.  It's incredibly rare that I sit with a game longer than that and if it's a game I can't sit and play for less than an hour at a time I'm probably not going to bother.

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And I realize the last three games on my 360 card go against the above.  Mass Effect is one the few exceptions and Deadly Premonition just had me curious.  :-p



well i still love jrpgs and to me not every jrpg is the same as the next and to categorize it like that is a lil crazy. There are fast paced jrpgs ya just gotta look for them still if ya dont like them anymore then ya just dont. Also most games take some kind of skill may it be minimal or large and some rpgs have a difficulty much higher than games such as god o war and ratchet and clank.



Hmm... somewhere around 2014, after Square Enix went bankrupt after getting harshly reviewed by Destructoid too many times, the Japan game market collapsed, and the only jrpgs left were Pokemon clones and anime tie-ins.

Don't get me started on WRPGs. They all went downhill after Dragon Age, let me tell you.



 

lmao @ Alic0004



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^^ In hindsight, the addition of bolt-action rifles to Dragon Age 3 was really the beginning of the end.

 

One shot kills in FPS mode, while technically realistic, really took the strategy right out of the game.



 

chocoloco said:

I loved final fantasy seven. It caused me to go from a Nintendo only player in N64 days to a playstation player. I sold my gigantic N64 gear to play final fantasy seven.

But, now after years of gaming I have changed and can no longer enjoy Final Fantasy. As the series has gotten worse and worse since seven. In fact,  I would say the game has become boring its game play makes you feel like a baseball manager who gives orders and doesn't actually participate in the action. You use the same techniques over and over to win, basically it is redundant and boring. The story of final fantasy remains good yet, you keep playing your boring manegorial duties to advance an only average story.SHIT I might as well watch a movie.

 

Perhaps modern games have changed me, I used to mostly play only JRPG's during the PS1's late and the PS2's early years. I used to laugh at my step-brothers playing of games like Rachet and clanck because they were so fast paced. Now every game I love is fast paced.

 

Little did I realize that fast paced Games that actually requiire skill verses endless, repetitive, manajorial duties. AM I ALONE ON GIVING UP ON THE JRPG OR DO YOU  STICK TO WHAT IS KNOWN AND COMFORTABLE ONLY?

 

Have you given games like Tales of Vesperia or Valkyria Chronicles a try? There are more then just regular turn based battles systems in JRPGs out there you know.



I have never given up on JRPG's although I do play them a lot less now a days form not enough time. I have recently been playing Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier about an hour or two at a time on the D.S. and before that KH 358/2 days. I do not really play the newer FF's anymore I started losing interest in then after 9 and the fact I hated 11 and 12.



twesterm said:

Probably around FFX, that's the last one I can remember being excited about.

I also think it comes with getting older and just having less time to play games.  I more and more prefer short games and games that total take less than 10 hours to complete.  It's incredibly rare that I sit with a game longer than that and if it's a game I can't sit and play for less than an hour at a time I'm probably not going to bother.

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And I realize the last three games on my 360 card go against the above.  Mass Effect is one the few exceptions and Deadly Premonition just had me curious.  :-p

Thank you twesterm, because this is why I initially quite JRPG's, due to lack of time. Yet, I still find myself enjoying and finding the time for WRPG's.

I still remain by my point that the faster paced part of games eventulually becomes more ingaging. 

Life becomes more complicated and you need a fun time fast and furious.

 



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