*sigh* I've been thinking long and hard about this. Even games that everyone generally assumes to suck has SOME kind of fanbase. Granted, it's the minority. But where does that leave the majority?
Case in point: Final Fantasy VIII (I apologize in advance to anyone who gets offended by this...only not really)
Personally, I. Cannot. Stand. This. Game. BUT, there are some people that swear this game is actually good! Don't believe me? Go to any game site, and I do mean ANY, and you're sure to find that one outcast who has convinced themselves that Final Fantasy VIII is THE best of the ENTIRE series. (What a concept right?) Granted, I've played through the whole thing a grand total of one time, but I've made several attempts to play it once more, only to eventually abandon my playthrough because of lack of......any feeling other than irritation to be quite honest. (Usually revolving around D-District Prison)
Above: This is one floor in the D-District Prison. Which floor? I don't know...because all 12 floors look the exact fucking same!
But all of that changes now dammit. For some reason I can't pinpoint, (call it desperation, possibly for lack of anything better to do) I've decided to put myself through 7 days of hell. I'm going to force myself to play through the entirety of Final Fantasy VIII. Why? To see if I can convince myself to become part of the minority.
Throughout my time with the game, I will be blogging on the initial thoughts I had when I first played the game, and why my opinion has or has not changed after playing certain sections of it.
Call me crazy, but I welcome the challenge. If other people can look past the grating characters, nonscensical love story, contrived villains, absolutely piece of shit card game, and convoluted battle system, why can't I?
Pray for me. If you're into that sort of thing.