Originally posted by VanillaSkyBesides, we all know that Final Fantasy isn't what Square does best...it's the Chrono games.
Except for Tobal 2, which always goes first on the list.
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I'm sorry, while Chrono Trigger stands as one of the best RPGs ever, Chrono Cross just blew hard. Here's 48 different characters that you have no reason whatsoever to care about. Here's a complete retelling of the Chrono history. Here's a plotline that makes you feel bad about being a human. The game started good but just kept going downhill.
i wont lie i shed a manly tear at the end of FFVII, and i asumed laguna had a kid named squall, that would explain all the big sis comments squall made, geez its been a while ive forgoten the characters names, hmmm i guess its time to dust it off and give it a shot, and btw FFVI was the best of the series, and i did get shadows secret ending
IMHO, FFVII had a really lousy ending. I liken it to watching an awesome, explosive, emotional spy thriller, only to find out the masked enemy is Pauly Shore. Rrrrg.
I believe that a RPG should tell a story, from beginning to end. We start FFVII at the train station in Midgar, where Cloud joins Avalanche. We delve into his past, into Vincent's past, into Tifa's past, into Aeris's past, into Barrett's past...you get the picture. However, after Sephiroth is defeated, what do we get?
A picture of Aeris, the Meteor getting destroyed by Holy, and Red XIII or whomever else heading up a hill to see what used to be Midgar, totally encompassed by vines and greenery.
So, that leads me to a good number of questions, that can all be summed up with one word:
I remember my disappointment with the game. I spend 65 hours give or take, to defeat the game. The main enemy alone took me almost an hour to beat. I wanted an ending that would satiate the questions that I had concerning the characters I'd spent 65 hours getting to know. What ever happened to Barrett and his daughter? Did Tifa and Cloud ever go on a date? Whatever became of Yuffie, Cait Sith, Vincent, etc. etc. etc.
The ending of the first CD (where Aeris gets murdered) was easily the most emotional moment in video game history. They followed that up with a great tale of revenge and retribution...and a lousy ending.
IMHO, the best Squaresoft RPG would have to be Super Mario RPG. I loved every moment of it. That game had a great ending, and it had *gasp!* and epilogue that explained the following days after Mario, Luigi, Bowser and everyone beat the evil Wizard and those power ranger clones...
You can't exactly fly but you CAN sort of... glide a bit if you've built up the "P" meter. The one-frame-per-second deal and the liberal saving/loading explains a ton... like SSS's noting of the inconsistent time, for example.