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Final Fantasy - am I missing something?

03-29-2011, 04:48 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 5
Final Fantasy - am I missing something?

I splashed out on FFI and FFII a while back and only recently started out with I and I've been left wondering "Is this it!?".

I've deliberately avoided looking at spoilers, but it seems that I'm just wandering aimlessly around an almost featureless game world being hit by random encounters every 20 pixels, it's just annoying!

So - am I missing out on a great adventure, should I just go for a walkthrough or just forget it and bin it as it's really not going to be my cup of tea?
03-29-2011, 06:11 PM
#2
You are missing something, but you should need a walkthrough to connect with the story -- particularly with FF 2. You need to talk to people in the towns, etc.

03-29-2011, 06:25 PM
#3
Back then games didn't really hold your hand like they do now, for better or worse. Just keep talking to people in the towns and castles, especially the dancing lady in the first town as she will tell you what you need to do next most of the time.


But part of the fun of the early Final Fantasy's is figuring all of that out. If you aren't finding it fun it may not be your cup of tea.
03-29-2011, 06:33 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 334
Yup!

You have to be smart enough to figure it all out by talking to people and exploring.

Having a good long attention span is also required.

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03-29-2011, 07:22 PM
#5
Hah, in my opinion they don't really stand the test of time. The story is pretty generic. Also, random encounters every few seconds is a Square trademark, so get used to it.
03-29-2011, 07:31 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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The game is about battling. If you don't like battling, don't play it.

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03-29-2011, 07:46 PM
#7
Quote:
Originally Posted by V3RMILLION View Post
Hah, in my opinion they don't really stand the test of time. The story is pretty generic. Also, random encounters every few seconds is a Square trademark, so get used to it.
The story on FF1 and FF3 are fairly generic; I wouldn't say the same thing about FF2 (or 4, or FF6).
03-30-2011, 04:30 AM
#8
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 103
Quote:
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
The game is about battling. If you don't like battling, don't play it.
That's the point.

now playing Tiny Wings, Fruit Ninja, Real Racing 2, cut the rope & Mission Europa
03-30-2011, 05:07 AM
#9
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,737
I'm going to wager a guess that JRPGs aren't your thing.
03-30-2011, 05:41 AM
#10
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 210
Talk to people in town. There should be clues on what you should do.