Before you all think that I have given up my endeavour to play the top rated RPG games of all time (as chosen by Jodi and Mariona), you are wrong! I have been constantly playing a variety of games at the same time, hence why it’s taking me so long.
So firstly, I am proud to announce, that after 30 solid hours of game play, I finally managed to stick it to Lavo’s rear-end and complete Chrono Trigger!
I must admit, it’s possibly one of the best games I have ever played. The storyline and dialogue are pure awesomeness, and although the graphics are dated, it is extremely addictive. I think it says a lot if an RPG game can get me hooked, and so if you haven’t played it, I suggest you go out now and BUY BUY BUY it! (Yes! Buy it THREE times).
In other news, I finally managed to get hold of a PS3 (for my birthday, thanks to my brother), and I downloaded Final Fantasy VII. After a couple of hours, I realised there was no way I could play this game on a home console. It is far too dated, with (by today’s standards) terrible graphics. Instead I decided that if I was ever going to play this game, it would have to be on a portable device.
So, managed to procure a PSP (thanks Kate), I downloaded the game again and continued where I’d left off.
After 10 hours of playing I have decided that I can’t take any more. There was one point in the game, where I had it on for nearly an hour without playing, simply because it was cut scenes and dialogue. I nearly fell asleep.
I think there’s some RPG games I can handle (Mass Effect, Fallout 3, Chrono Trigger), and some I can’t, and Final Fantasy most certainly falls into the latter category.
I know that everyone waxes lyrical about how amazing it is, and how FFVII is possibly the greatest game of all time… but it’s not for me. I tried it. I haven’t quit yet though. I will stick out the 20 hours, as much as it may kill me, but as soon as that’s done, I’m moving onto something far more interesting.
In other news, I’m still playing Knights of the Old Republic (which I love), and I’m still waiting for people to play Diablo 2 with online – please submit your applications.