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Old 01-02-2009, 08:37 PM
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Default Why don't developers use good fighting systems from bad RPGs?

I love the fighting system in Eternal Sonata, but the story in that game was just blah! It isn't good IMO.

Also, I love Grandia's fighting system. It's amazing to me, but we'll never see systems like that again.

Both these games are very under the radar. If they said Eternal Sonata 2 or Grandia 4, I think only fans will get them.

But I think a FF with any one of these fighting systems would kicktotalass , but seriously I really do think it'll be awesome if good fighting systems got thrown on a good story game like FF or something.

*edit* and the title should have said, "Why haven't we seen good fighting engines from bad RPGs used in other games"

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Old 01-03-2009, 12:41 PM
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Legaia had an awesome fighting system. As well all the Star Oceans.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:28 AM
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I love the fighting system in Eternal Sonata, but the story in that game was just blah! It isn't good IMO.

Also, I love Grandia's fighting system. It's amazing to me, but we'll never see systems like that again.

Both these games are very under the radar. If they said Eternal Sonata 2 or Grandia 4, I think only fans will get them.

But I think a FF with any one of these fighting systems would kicktotalass , but seriously I really do think it'll be awesome if good fighting systems got thrown on a good story game like FF or something.

*edit* and the title should have said, "Why haven't we seen good fighting engines from bad RPGs used in other games"
I hated the fighting system in Eternal Sonata. Give me turn based ala FFX or Lost Odyssey back!!!
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:36 AM
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Someone said this before, but the battle system form Crisis Core: FFVII would be a perfect example for this thread. JUST DON'T GIVE ME THE SLOTS FOR LEVELING! If I want to gamble, I'll go to Vegas.

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Give me turn based ala FFX or Lost Odyssey back!!!
For some strange reason, I started playing a new game of FFX this weekend.
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:02 PM
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I hated the fighting system in Eternal Sonata. Give me turn based ala FFX or Lost Odyssey back!!!
I thin kLost odyssey was way underrated. It and FFX had the same type of familiarity for me when I play it.
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:26 PM
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Someone said this before, but the battle system form Crisis Core: FFVII would be a perfect example for this thread. JUST DON'T GIVE ME THE SLOTS FOR LEVELING! If I want to gamble, I'll go to Vegas.
That was me, and yeah - that's what we need on the new FF games. From the tiny bit I've seen in the trailers, it looks like that's what we will be getting.

vahdyx: I think we could ask the same thing of western developers when it comes to 3d Action games. How come every awesome looking title these days has to be ruined by Quick Time Events? Why can't western developers let this horrible mechanic die in favor of something better? The "block" button and spcial moves were created how long ago (hint: 15 years +)? And yet hot new titles such as Prince of Persia are still using QTEs???!?!?!?!
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:38 PM
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well for one thing if it had a GOOD fighting system, it prolly would no longer be a BAD rpg...no??
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well for one thing if it had a GOOD fighting system, it prolly would no longer be a BAD rpg...no??
Depends. A rotten plot with annoying characters can ruin anything.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:44 PM
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Depends. A rotten plot with annoying characters can ruin anything.
i always overlook that if the battle system is good. ie Legaia.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:45 PM
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Depends. A rotten plot with annoying characters can ruin anything.
*Cough* FFXII *Cough*

And I'll defend its battle system. It's a good change of pace, made grinding less of a pain in the ass, and you don't have to use the gambit system at all if you don't want to.
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