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Why is modern Tales better than modern Final Fantasy?

#1Ghost_BeastPosted 6/30/2013 11:49:27 AM
We all know it did not used to be this way. Fact is that Final Fantasy has lost its magic for a long time now. There has not been a great Final Fantasy since when? (I'm neutral on 12 since I liked it but it's not exactly traditional FF). I remember my time with Final Fantasy XIII was pure agony. Playing through FFXIII was pure torture, so monotonous, tedious and bland. In a whole different light, playing through the modern Tales games have been a blast, and remind me more of what JRPGs are supposed to be like (minus the traditional turn based combat).





Please list the reasons why modern Tales is better than modern Final Fantasy. I want to hear why you personally like the Tales series more than modern Final Fantasy.


and...GO!
#2WildsparkPosted 6/30/2013 11:52:59 AM
-Tales is bright and refreshing while FF is dark and bland
-Tales gives you more freedom while FF is really linear
- Tales has better gameplay mechanics and stories
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#3servb0tsPosted 6/30/2013 11:55:56 AM
Because Bamco listens to its fans unlike Square/Enix.
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#4mgs4fan540Posted 6/30/2013 11:55:56 AM
Wildspark posted...
-Tales is bright and refreshing while FF is dark and bland
-Tales gives you more freedom while FF is really linear
- Tales has better gameplay mechanics and stories


lol wut.
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#5jammiesPosted 6/30/2013 11:57:23 AM
Ghost_Beast posted...
We all know it did not used to be this way.


And so the trolling begins.

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#6Ghost_Beast(Topic Creator)Posted 6/30/2013 12:05:14 PM
servb0ts posted...
Because Bamco listens to its fans unlike Square/Enix.

Agreed


Wildspark posted...
-Tales is bright and refreshing while FF is dark and bland
-Tales gives you more freedom while FF is really linear
- Tales has better gameplay mechanics and stories

Agreed

traditional Final Fantasy games were not linear though. It is a new trend for modern ones.


So, do other people think that the Tales series has improved a great deal, or is it just that the quality of Final Fantasy titles has gone down, being the only issue?
#7WildsparkPosted 6/30/2013 12:05:51 PM
mgs4fan540 posted...
Wildspark posted...
-Tales is bright and refreshing while FF is dark and bland
-Tales gives you more freedom while FF is really linear
- Tales has better gameplay mechanics and stories


lol wut.


Lol wut.
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#8DragoonGriffithPosted 6/30/2013 12:08:51 PM
Because they are fun to play. It's as simple as that.
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#9TiaelPosted 6/30/2013 12:18:50 PM
DragoonGriffith posted...
Because they are fun to play. It's as simple as that.


And I found them plenty fun to play in the early days of Tales, from Phantasia/Destiny to Eternia, Symphonia and beyond.
I still prefer it over FF, even in the "golden age" of FF.
I'll continue enjoying both series, and don't get people who say it's "ruining" the genre.
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#10Ghost_Beast(Topic Creator)Posted 6/30/2013 12:29:14 PM
Tiael posted...
DragoonGriffith posted...
Because they are fun to play. It's as simple as that.


And I found them plenty fun to play in the early days of Tales, from Phantasia/Destiny to Eternia, Symphonia and beyond.
I still prefer it over FF, even in the "golden age" of FF.
I'll continue enjoying both series, and don't get people who say it's "ruining" the genre.

Nobody ever said Tales was ruining the genre. However, what I did say was stuff like the Final Fantasy XIII series IS ruining the JRPG genre. FFXIII is making JRPGs look like a joke.


Anyhow...

Symphonia was my first, but I have played a little bit of the older ones, and I want to finish a few of them at some point. Was the series ever turn based or did it start out with 2D action combat?