What are some thing that a game or game genre does/did that you hated or were annoyed by?
Time to roll back the clock the year was between 1998- 2000, the dragon king was just a little dragon prince who started playing a little game he would for ever fall in love with called final fantasy tactics. The first game in the FF series that he had ever played and will play yo this day without getting bored!
Still wish I had my psp that was stolen with the lions war remake, miss it so
Anyways, fft did something that i just absolutely hated, it's something that continues to this very day...NPC ONLY CLASSES!
After you turn on the game and go through the opening sequence, you get tossed into your first battle with no actual hand-holding (there was a tutorial with a crap ton of reading on everything at the main menu, but I was a kid.. Yeah, that wasn't happening it was sink or swim for me.)
So you get tossed into your first match, 2 knights, 2 squares, but wait there's more! 2 guest not fighting for you... And their classes was very specific, holy knight and dark knight and low in behold they were dropping dark energy and crystal structures on our enemy and i WANTED THAT!
So being a child of the rising age of the internet, when i went to school and searched how to get those classes, i found constant nonsense. Note i also call this the age of online gaming lies because you could find constant bull crap being said about every game! Don't get me started about the lies on how to unlock goku AND megaman in the original super smash brothers that i fell for.
Moving on, i did every little thing this articles told me to unlock these class until eventually i found people saying they were npc only classes and can't be unlocked with a mything less than a game shark... (Haven't used those words together in a very long time).
So i gritted my teeth and bared with it, continuing to play the game, keeping my mc going mastering all the classes, focusing on magic first but eventually i hit them all.
But then the game hit me with the biggest f-u. It introduce one npc class i wanted above all others. Was it more powerful than the assassin class? No, that class was in godly broken, a 100% instant kill ability, a 100% stop ability, 6 Square movements...ef the assassin class!
Some of you know me a little by now so you can probably guess what type of class it was, it was the sorcerer class.
"A magick user with countless incantations at his command. His powerful spells make all those who oppose him suffer."
If you look at the game files it's not that impressive seeing how it only has about 5 active skills and that's it (npc only class remember, you only fight one once in the entire game.)
But i wanted it for the MC!
There was another class, i can't remember what it was called, but it had a job command called "all magick" the enemy casted both black and white magic from that one command...
There was also many npc teammate who had classes i wanted for the MC, Beowulf who was a framing template/temple knight... They are basically orators/mediators that carry swords, wield shields and can wear for, but due to their sword skill being magic based they were better off with robes that increased their mp and ma.
Then there was Reis' class... It was basically a freaking dragon born styled class, 4 different breath attacks, fire/ice/lightning/holy and a lot of dragon specific abilities!
While I'm a little more forgiving when it comes to npc only classes that you get access through by playing specific npc characters, but it urks me when extremely awesome classes are made simply for npc only.