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Vaan was just a terrible character, and felt painfully tacked on. Having the game center on Balthier or Basch as the main playable would have helped my opinion of the game a lot. I know people insist Ashe is more or less the main character, but when I'm in a city, I see and control Vaan. He's got a decent enough design, but is just way too young, and thus, ANNOYING. Coming right off Tidus in FFX, this really grated on my nerves.thunderf00t
Although I enjoyed the game, I have to agree with that. Vaan was really weird looking.. his nose was all funny and his voice was kinda girly. xD Another character I didn't care for was Penelo. Then again, I always stuck with Vaan, Fran and Ashe in my party.. so I never had to deal with her much (thank goodness).
Oh man. I know exactly how you feel.
I bought FFXII for my PS2 a long time ago, it was 20 bucks brand-new at the store and I remember that I didn't play that game until an entire year had passed. This was odd, considering I'm a major FF fan (I own VII, VIII, IX, X, etc.) and I had taken the time to beat all the ones I owned at that time. FFXII is a game that you have to "adjust" to so to speak. I went into FFXII thinking it was going to have a battle system similar to FFX or FFX-2, but I was really surprised to find out that it was completely different. Although you may hate the battle system at the beginning of the game you'll learn to use it better and to love it in the end. I find that they did the right thing with the battle system, it makes battles easier because you can have each character doing separate actions all at the same time, so someone could be charging Curaga to cast on the entire party while the other characters continue to attack and defend against the enemy/boss. My advice to you is to take the game slow at first and just get the feel of it. Try to take on the easier enemies and slowly level up so you can defeat the tougher ones. Oh, and most of all.. Never attack the T-REX in the desert outside of the town. He will stomp you and have you for dinner. :[
Just keep playing the game, you'll learn to love the battle system and the story behind it is actually VERY good once you get going through the game. I remember hating it at the beginning but I pushed on and in the end I was really glad I finished it. Since you're a big fan of the FF series, you'll probably be glad that you finished it as well. As for the issues with the battle system, that's just how it works. It's much like how your character is slow in the beginning because his speed hasn't increased at all due to no leveling.. So you're not going to always attack right away when you choose to 'attack' an enemy. Just be careful of which enemies you fight because even though some of them may seem small and helpless, sometimes the smaller ones can really pack a punch. Lol.
So, I say keep going. I give it a 9/10.
You bought Vagrant Story since launch and only played it now? >_> Dude, you missed out.
Yeah, unfortunately, I've done this with a lot of games. To name just a few: Final Fantasy IX, X, X-2, all the Xenosaga games, Chrono Cross, Zelda: The Windwaker. I could go on...but it's really pathetic.Don't feel too bad about not playing games you've bought and left on the shelf. I have a lot of games that I've picked up over the years that I still haven't completed -- Namely, Threads of Fate, Dino Crisis 2, Silent Hill 2, Wild Arms 3, FFX-2, Xenosaga Ep. I Der Wille zur Macht , etc. etc. I've only recently begun to play them.. I'm hoping to get through the majority of my "unbeaten" games before I purchase anything like a 360 or a PS3. Also, I'm surprised that website gave it a -30. I've only heard great stories about Vagrant Story, some from really good friends of mine.