Zhuanyong wrote:plunged wrote:I kind of didn't like FFVII as much as I thought I would
I'm interested in why you didn't like it? Most people I've read state they didn't like it have cited a different range of reasons, unless they are of the younger gamer generation that cite FFX or later as their first FF game. Then it's usually that they hate the graphics...
Well FFVIII was my favourite for a long time, probably because it was my first. FFVIII had that triggering mode with Squall and it had rumble and joystick support. I really missed that when I realised FFVII didn't have it. Graphics-wise VIII was better and more realistic. In FFVII the characters only looked somwhat realistic in (few) FMV's and battles, but not in 2D view, where most of the dialogue took place, so I cared less for them. In FFVIII they looked realistic all the time. In VII I did like the hunt for Sephiroth, but overall I never considered him as bad-ass as most people did. Dunno why. There were some scenes with him which I didn't like. One was in a cave and it starts quaking... not the scene with Aeris. I remember it was a side-view area, where you walk Cloud from left to right and *poof* suddenly Sephiroth appears. I don't know what he said, but I do remember that scene turned me off and made me not like him. He probably did/said something lame or over the top. And all those spin-offs of VII didn't do my opinion of the game much good either.
I think with most of these Japanese games that are, gameplay-wise, more or less the same with every installments (FF and DW for example) the first one you play is usually the best.