Yes the game has some classic elements of Final Fantasy that I recognise and it makes me feel happy playing the series again but for the most part, it seems as though people brush a lot of stuff under the carpet because it's Final Fantasy.
Anyway - can anyone help me with some stuff I'm struggling with?
- I'm in a fight and Noctis is low on health. I don't want it to be 'game over' so I open up my items, select a recovery item, try to use it but all character names are in grey, despite all of them having lost health...I'm fighting in tunnels so I can't warp point...I dodge a couple of times but am then killed by a little goblin. Ridiculous --- (forget this one - I figured it out...)
- I hate the combat system, despite being repeatedly told by reviews it's fantastic. It all feels too 'hack n slash', especially in cramped environments. I appreciate the "wait mode" tried to reach back to the strategic combat system of previous games but it's just not enough for me :(
- I remember the old FF games where there were many things that kept me excited as I increased through the levels - especially the sphere grid (e.g. FFX). I could see a certain power/ability that I wanted and looked forward to it. The Ascension Grid in this game is shit. Simple as that. Shit. I like magic so went there first. "Absorb more energy from deposits"... next... "absorb a bit more.." ... next.. "absorb a bit more than the last one" ... ?? Lazy. Nothing exciting in terms of Magic. And I agree with a review I watched a week or so ago. There is no magic, just grenades. I don't want grenades, I want magic. I want the freedom to make my main character a wizard. Oh well.