Also, it is my understanding that the game came with some guide or something; you might have had that guide.
Interesting, I didn't know it came with a guide. But no, I didn't have that, I didn't even have a manual. All I had was the cartridge itself. I got the game from my crazy uncle who was a magnificent influence on me as a kid (gaming wise). He also gave me Phantasy Star I
, but again, only the cartridge. I have no idea what he did with the cases and manuals.
I'm finding it hard to believe you didn't t least draw maps.
Not trolling you man, I just kept it all in my head. I also beat Phantasy Star I
without drawing maps. I am really good at creating short term memorized 3D virtualized spaces mentally. But I bet you can kick my ass at calculus.
I'd like to play Xenoblade first...
Yeah my copy is sitting on my Wii shelf right now... just staring at me every time I'm around it."Hey man, wtf? You were all piss your pants excited to play me, and yet... here I sit, unmolested."
The reason being is that Xenoblade
is considered my many to be the best MMORPG-ish JRPG, which relegates FFXII
to being "second best" then. So I figured if that was true, it'd be easier to go from FFXII
, then the reverse. Hence I started playing FFXII
first. Of course I had no idea that FFXII
would make a crack addled fiend out of me, and I'll probably put 80-100 hours into it. Which means after that, I doubt I'll feel like immediately starting yet another epic JRPG directly afterwards... which means Xenoblade
will have to wait even longer. (Might do Earthbound
and Cyber Knight
Anyway, while we're on the subject. I read some excellent Iwata Asks interviews concerning the creation of Xenoblade
, you guys should if you haven't yet:http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/wii/xenoblade/0/0
There's 3 volumes of interviews concerning the OST creation, the plot creation, and the actual gameplay creation. Truly fantastic reads for getting into Takahashi's head, as well as Monolith's design structure. Iwata always impresses me with his attention to detail and quick wit.