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what battle system?
I'm 15 hours into Grandia II and this game fascinates me for one reason: Every battle can be won with a single AOE spell cast. That's literally all it takes. The battle screen loads, my mage character casts the big one, and we move forward. No penalty to this at all and no real concern of running out of MP, either. This has been the entire game so far, save for bosses where everyone needs to cast AOEs.
I mean, I wish I could tell you guys about the intricacies of the battle system (and from what I've read it's quite good on paper), but so far I haven't gotten the chance to use it!
I just can't do this game.
This is a series I've given earnest attempts to enjoy and yet simply cannot, installment after installment. I love its setting, universe, music, art, creatures -- pretty much everything conceptually. But I cannot fool myself into thinking I'm having fun with it.
Yo! I wanted to share a new podcast about JRPGs that I've been working on. I launched it a while back but my co-host actually quit on me, so I've had to scrap the show and reformat it as a solo operation. It's been stressful but I'm excited for to get it off the ground. And I'm happy to say that iTunes just approved it!
It's an educational kind of show, covering news and upcoming releases. For each episode, I also spotlight a specific JRPG and give it some in-depth analysis. For this first episode, I spotlight Front Mission 3 (1999), the tactical RPG on the original Playstation. Next week, I'll be covering Atelier Rorona Plus.
Any feedback would be really valuable at this early stage of the podcast, so I'd be grateful for suggestions. Thanks guys.
Cool to see the usual crew still around
Been a long time since I've written anything for this site or others. Last summer I took on a freelance gig as a copywriter where my main subject was loans and I think I burned myself out since (140 articles over 4 months). Cool to get paid to write for once, though.
Right now I'm trying to get back to doing what I enjoy most: reviewing and talking games. My buddy and I actually just launched our own podcast about JRPGs and it's been real fun.
Anyway, how ya'll been?