The Battle system is just unrewarding, like you said.
Going back to my "Just like Megaman Battle Network" thing,
The Battles give you coins, something you'll be blowing a lot through. I blew through almost 2K coins in one run to the town for some of those Things. Not only that, I tend to get rare Stickers from battle too.
Battles give you great Stickers, and Coinage you'll need. I guess you could make the argument "go into place, get stickers, sell" but the coin count is so low, battles are much more efficient. Yo ucould also just use the Jump stickers you find to get 3+ coin overkills and save time.
I dunno, maybe I just look at things differently than most. I know I'm already a huge minority in the game industry as far as taste goes. XD
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I honestly think it's great. I love the bold new direction, but I can see why traditionalists wouldn't.
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Fighters are typically for the hardcore crowd. Once their crap practices bombed they had no casuals to fall back on for a quick buck.
Meanwhile theres a random Mom somewhere in a Gamestop right now buying a Nintendo title because its "Mario".
I love how you people seem to believe that the world only works in extremes.
Clearly the only two choices are "barely add anything new at all" and "throw out everything and start over from scratch."
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