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Anyone who Doesn't like this Game is Either...
on December 7, 2003
Anyone who doesn't like this game is either an idiot, senile, or dumb. Don't listen to the idiot who gave this game 3 out of 5 stars down there. The Geo Panel system is not hard to understand if you listen to the tutorials, ass! Besides, the Geo Panels are a miniscule part of this wonderful game!
Wonderful graphics, an entertaining and often funny story, a great soundtrack, a whole schmorgasborg of side-quests, plus a brilliant fighting system make this work of art a definite platinum-class game!
Probably the best thing about this game is the fighting system. It's basically the FF Tactics engine, but with everything fixed and then some. You get to execute individual commands without having to end your turn, you get an awesome combo system which adds an extra level of strategy that'll have you relishing your carefully planned attacks every time, you get awesome magic and special attacks for each character, and of course the Geo Panels add that little oomph that's a welcome change to this type of RPG.
Another plus is the Master/Apprentice system where you can learn magic and special attacks from enemies you've beaten by making them your underling. You can either amass a huge-ass army of minions or power up a select few. There's so much you can do in this game it's unbelieveable. You can literally spend hundreds of hours leveling up your characters, your apprentices, and your items. But the leveling up is actually fun! I've played so many RPGs where I dreaded leveling up my characters just to fight the next boss, but in this game I WANT to level up my characters. It's so hard to stop sometimes because there's so much you can make your characters do in battle.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that you can level up any item you have by going inside it and defeating the monsters that live in it. There are a hundred levels in each item and each floor is just like a regular battle. The monsters get harder as you go further down, but the item gets stronger, too. And you can level up any item from simple health drinks to powerful weapons and armor. It's way cool.
It really is remarkable that someone could actually make a game this fun and with so much to keep you entertained. Any Tactics fan or RPG fan or any gamer for that matter should definitely own this masterpiece.