Do you think LR world is better with a FF7 world map instead of painting?
Actually, it is quite clear that they DO care what made the great FF's great.
Those don't make a RPG great. Infact the "traditional leveling system" is pretty poor because it's taken from a structured game(DnD) that's structured around providing a suitable challenge for the players level at any point.
I mean could you explain what makes a traditional level up system great in context of Final Fantasy and not actually detrimental because rather than getting better at the game a player can simply gain some levels.
You can go to whichever continent you want whenever you want.
destiel is the bestiel
at least FF8 world map should be standard for modern FF RPGs.
Look, they're not lazy, wacky, or anything because they are working so hard to make a better game. You can't blame them if they don't need a world map or "TOWNZ!". If they want their dev team to make that, that's fine. But how long do they work on the world map merging into anything? Hours? Days? Weeks? Years? If Toriyama, Kitase, and other had more or less 500 developers to make the game faster, it'll be two or more years. But you can't expect that they put everything you wanted. They are doing their best they can.
"Get up!! Show me your true power!" Ryu's victory in SF3