I can’t remember the last time I did a game related tag if I ever have, and this one comes from one of my favorite bloggers Drakulus whom I helped convert into a Final Fantasy fan yass. Nah, he’s an open minded guy who, along with other blogger buddies, has helped convince me to give FFXV a chance. ANYWAY, this looked like fun so I snagged it.
A game everyone loves that you can’t stand
“Can’t stand” is kind of harsh. I don’t hate this game, but I certainly didn’t love it as much as I thought I would. It seems like something anyone into Zelda would adore, but I just couldn’t get past the annoying bug helper character and the weird vocalizations. I loved the wolf though.
A game that you love, but no one else seems to
It has less than a 3.00 rating on Grouvee, and everyone just tends to hate freemium games. This is the only one I’ve ever played, but apropos of them, it doesn’t seem that bad. You don’t have to spend any money in order to play, though you’ll get some perks if you do. The music is arguably the best of any Final Fantasy (I’m actually serious. The composer isn’t Nobuo-san, but FFBE’s did stand on his shoulders to make the soundtrack); the characters are complex (and of course pretty); the story is intense, in depth, and interesting, and there’s a shit ton of extra things you can do. My major complaint is that there’s no real way to get your favorite characters except by chance, and I really wish they’d change that.
An older game you haven’t finished, and probably never will
The first three Final Fantasies. The original FF is much harder than the later ones, plus I messed up royally in the beginning by not equipping any weapons (didn’t figure out how to do it properly), and I just finally said the hell with it and watched a Let’s Play. The second one had that shit leveling system, which is a shame because the story was engaging, and I guess I shouldn’t even count the third Final Fantasy since I didn’t have an adequately translated version of it to play.
A guilty pleasure game
I don’t really believe in “guilty pleasure,” because I feel zero guilt playing games like this and DDR. Yeah, the music might be what those infernal kids are listening to these days, *shakes cane and inspects lawn* but these are fun as hell when I have the energy to do them.
A game you really love but haven’t played in a long time
Y’all already know. P.S. The Remake is never coming out. I pre-ordered it, too (as Amazon likes to continually remind me). TBH any Final Fantasy from IV to X (omitting V) could answer this question.
A game you never play seriously but others do
I don’t want to use the same answer twice, but it would be Brave Exvius. My one friend will text me paragraphs about shit I neither understand nor care about lol. I enjoy the game greatly, but I only play it semi-seriously when I don’t have anything else to play…which right now I do (i.e. Octopath Traveler).
A game you completed but hated it by the end
“Completely hated” isn’t really accurate, but I never got to the end of this even after spending months using the leveling trick to get my characters up to 99. The characters seemed indistinct from each other, and if I’m going go play an action RPG it better be worth my while. I do have this on my list to watch, so I didn’t write it off entirely.
Addendum: So I read this question wrong. It says “a game you completed but hated by the end. I thought it said, “a game you completely hated by the end. Oops. I guess this might be the best answer though, because I’ll usually stop playing a game if it no longer holds my interest.
A game you thought you’d enjoy, but didn’t
A coworker lent/gave this me, and I thought I’d really be into it. I’d never played an SRPG before, and I’m open to new things. I liked that the story took place in the real world during one the real World War, but I just wasn’t into the battle system. That or I was pissed I got annihilated by a tank.
Oh! If you’re interested in this game as in you want it, let me know and I’ll figure out a way to get it to you 🙂
A game you didn’t think was for you, and then loved
Look I’m tired. I could’ve switched up the other question where I had this, but that would take work I’m not willing to put in at this juncture. This is also really true. I didn’t think I was going to like VII because it seemed too science fiction-y, but it turns out I really love the fusion genre of science fantasy, and it was this game that made me realize that. It’s my favorite for a reason.
A game you are still excited for that hasn’t come out yet
I cannot wait for this to drop. Honorable mention: Chapter 5 of Bendy and the Ink Machine, which I’m hearing should arrive in October but not around Halloween because the new Red Dead Redemption is coming out then. I just watched the first four chapters as played by CaptainSauce, and it was freaking awesome.
Tag you’re it. There are a few people I’d love to see do this (if they haven’t already)!