On a side note, I always considered it funny that some games came packaged with a guide book in Germany, like Secret of Mana or Terranigma. Even FF: Mystic Quest came with one.
And it's looking like you never took a look at them because you didn't search for the "Rubinen Diadem/ Ruby Armet":p
Quote from: ded302 on February 14, 2012, 11:59:59 AM
They should of made an official sequel that had nothing to do with cross. Like the original characters visiting the future and having to deal with a problem there.
Like stopping the team behind the extra content in Chrono Trigger DS?
That's mean stopping the original team from making BS- Chrono Trigger Music Library and BS- Chrono Trigger Character Library because they are the original of the extra contenent and if my memory is not wrong, they are present on the PS1 version as well.
Anyway, secrets or not, all depends on the balance.
I never played any of the PS1 Tomb Raiders because you had to dream what to do/where you could go or was forced to buy the player guide and I can't think of any of my friends that didn't have the guide.
Other secrets like the "master black bestia" (The Richter if my memory is not wrong again) are ok but almost all my friends got stuck on FFX and when i compared the playtime between them and me, I had the double of playtime and naturally of levels. After spending 180 hours (probably half of it for the story and half of it collecting monsters) and still have only 1/4 of that sphere board and reading that for that monster i need to have all to the max with complete sphere board and even exchanged most of the "bad" spheres with better ones. I just said fuck you FFX. Would it been better if I didn't read about the Richter?? I can't really say it but I was starting to be tired of that game already so I would had probably not spend more time with it.
I believe that here again the problem is just not one side, it's not the game industry that want the money, the programmers that can't or hide to well some things and last but not least, it's the player, we have an overflow of games and we can't spend so much time like we used to spend in the old days.
I am sure there are a lot of readers that played Secret Of Mana and probably searched for the Ruby Armet (like myself and because I played it in german) but not just that, we searched and leveled all orb and weapons because we hoped that there would be a final form to magic spells that is not listed in the manual.