31 January 2006 | hikaruyui
Wonderful game. Worth every cent!
I was really iffy about buying this one (this was when it first came out), but Final Fantasy hadn't come out with a new one, so I desperately needed something to do! So I bought it and popped it in the PS and WOW. Man, I fell in love with it! The Japanese voices were done way better, but hey, I really don't care at this point. The story, the characters and how everything is set up. It maintains the traditional feel of the RPG 'species' of games, yet it adds a little bit more, just to keep you entertained.
The battle system, like everyone here talks about, is very useful. Sure you may not get the Additions correctly all the time, but sometimes I tend to WANT to miss. Why? Training. It's nice to be able to control how much damage you want on your enemy. Also the fact that your 'resting' characters can level along with your active ones.
The characters are amusing too. Sure there are some clichés. The strong big guy, main pretty boy, one of royal blood, a woman of mystery. But how this game puts it all together, it's like something completely new. It gets tiring summoning Aeons and monsters all the time, Dragoon transformations opened a new 'door' into possibilities.
The graphics aren't thrilling, but sometimes you need to see beyond the outer shell and dig into the juicy stuff inside! Recommended to anyone interested in RPGs.