Feb. 7th, 2017
I don’t understand people who think time sinks in RPGs aren’t time sinks at all. Obviously these people have much more time on their hands to do those tedious side-quests than I do. Like the people who think dodging 200 lightning bolts in a row in FFX isn’t hard or isn’t time consuming in the slightest. That’s fine if you feel that way but I did that myself and I absolutely would never ever do it again. That was probably the worst thing I did in a video game that was also totally optional. Onion Knight isn’t even that great of a weapon because Lulu is barely useful for the endgame side quests which are also annoying and tedious. Almost every optional boss in that game was a stat wall and it wasn’t very fun to me. Even fighting Nemesis (strongest possible boss in the original version) wasn’t all that rewarding. Then there is the other version which has the Dark Aeons and Penance which is just more of the same stat wall bosses that were present in the Monster Arena. Yuna’s weapon is easy and Auron’s is not that bad. Wakka requires you to play blitzball which I don’t really like, Kimahri has that godawful butterfly catching game, and Rikku has an annoying sidequest involving Cactuars. But they all pale in comparison to what you have to do to get Tidus and Lulu’s weapons. I already explained why lightning dodging is stupid but Tidu’s Chocobo racing thing was absolute bullshit. All of FFX’s side quest are not fun in the slightest.