I have in fairness heard people say it wasn't until the Snes that the final fantasy series really took off plot wise, ---- in fact that from all the plots of early games I've seen, the limitations of the power of the machines basically meant they had as much plot as the average roguelike.

i remember once my brother briefly playing nes zelda, I saw the introduction text and said "the evil wizard gannon has knicked off with the princess and the tryforce, --- you must go through innumerable dungeons to stop him!"

My brothers' comment was "wow! you read that screen really well!" ;D.

It was probably the time when I grew up, considdering my brother was an rpg freak, and ff7 was released when i was 14 in 1996, but it's the genre of games I've most wanted to play for the exploration of world, it's characters and back story, the chance to just wander around freely.

In fact, when I've finished my phd, I am seriously considdering learning sufficient amounts of programming to create my own text rpg, ---- though sinse this will probably take tuition and certainly will take time (judging my bgt experiments that's fairly certain), i can't do that and! write a seventy thousand word thesis without dying!

Btw, please ignore the Xenogears novelization. It was really a training for me in how to write, and there's so much of it I now want to change it's unbelieveable! I stil love the plot, ---- but not quite enough to read through about a thousand odd pages of my own drivel to fix it, ---- much less write the other several thousand pages it'd take to actually finish the damnable thing!

Beware the grue!

----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Types of RPG Games

Well, I did read one of the Xenogears books, plus some of the fan
fiction, and you are right about the story. The back story for
Xenogears is pretty good. However, I've never been able to play the
game as it was too focused on graphics etc and I could never do
anything constructive with it. I guess that is why I'm just  not too
pleased with the game itself, but I do like the story as far as it
goes. I also am a fan of the music and am glad to have the Xenogears
fan collection in mp3.
As for Final Fantasy I remember  playing at least one of them on the
original NES, but never got into it much after that. For some reason
Final Fantasy never got my attention like it did everyone else.
Probably because after I lost my sight console gaming never was the
same for me.

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