I know you're thinking what does this have to do with video games, and I say to you PLENTY SIR. There are times in a man's life when he thinks of all the great things he'd love to do with his life,and I'm about to tell you mine dear friends.
At the tender age of 8 I wanted to be Batman. So I collected Batman action figures. At 10 I moved up in the world and wanted to be in a band, So I Collected cds, But I soon noticed I sucked balls at making music, So At 14 I Decided to make Video games. But not just any game, I wanted to make RPGs. So I began Collecting the Great RPGs of the playstation era and before. I created a list and searched Bargin bins for calssic hard to find titles, and soon I had amassed a giant horde of rpgs.
What game was my first rpg that sucked me in you ask. Well I'll tell you Breath of Fire III.
I loved this game and after defeating the goddess I got BOF and BOF II , and in simular fashion I destroyed them. Soon after I waited on pins and needles for BOF 4 Which i preordered from capcom.com and got the first day it came out. I played it non-stop beat it and loved it. So when I heard about Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter for ps2 I got excited i preordered it and when it came out I got it , came home and vomited.
It sucked. Vast amount of awesome characters: Gone. Long intriguing story: gone. Any Form of rpg awesomness: Gone. That day my childhood died and I vowed to only play RPGS from before this new era of graphics and asshole eating.
Because to me what makes a RPG great is not graphics it's STORY. All a great RPG needed was 2-d graphics and a awesome story. Game companies have seemingly forgot what the word story means and put all their effort into "graphics". This Saddens me, So to heal the pain I Will bring back into view the great RPGs of generations past.
So.....My question for you guys is what game to start with?:
2.Secret of mana
3.Breath of Fire 3
666.Your own Suggestion (keep it 2-d and no final fantasy bs if you want to read about a final fantasy game goto one of the 400 million FF fan sites and read some yuffie fan fics) read