just got through FFXII, and it was just about the best game I've ever played.
It had been a while since something had come close to how much I enjoyed FFII and FFIII, recently, the Ratchet & Clank series became some of my favorite games, but this nweest FF installement solidified FF's place in my heart!
The gameplay is great, and different from any other FF. The fights are in realtime, but you still have the "gauge" that fills out before you can do another attack/action. It flows nicely once you get the hang out of.
Your other characters are controlled with what they called the Gambit System, which is essentially preprogrammed conditions you give them. You can make them do another action at anytime, but this allows for a lot less wasted time selecting "fight" over and over.
The game is long, and the side quests are plenty, and unlike most games, don't feel forced at all. Everything flows nicely.
I ended up with 60 hours before heading to the final boss, and didn't really feel like I'd wasted any time doing random side quests that gave me nothing in particular (although some don't give much, it never really feels wasted).
I made sure to finish it last night, because I know I coul djust easily put another 30 hours in doing everything, and I wanted to get the end out of the way before I go enjoy the rest
Has anyeone else played it? Anyone thinking of trying it?
Congratulations on beating FFXII, you're the first person I know to do it!
I didn't play it beyond the demo, I thought it was okay. Probably gets much more engaging as you play like like most FF games.
I still think RPGs are awesome but I don't seem to have the time or patience for long RPGs anymore, not sure why.
The demo really really had me reluctant to play the actual game. The system is (gets) so much better than what you can play on the demo. Once you get the hang/idea of it, it works great.
Some people complained about the license system too... but I think people like to bitch/nitpick, because you can make it so unimportant that I don't see why you'd bother bitching about it. It takes two seconds to use most of the time, but adds a limited about of customizability to the game if you want to really bother with it.