has anyone else beaten Skies of Arcadia?Yup. I had the Dreamcast version, but didn't finish it there. Did on the GC. It's good stuff. Straight JRPG, of course, and there are a few things that can get annoying, but honestly it's a really, really good take on most of the genre tropes. It just executes the vision of a JRPG so well that it's hard to find fault.
Mine would definitely have to be Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals. That game is a brilliant masterpiece.Oh, wow, rolling with the DS version? Interesting. I enjoyed it, too, although I still liked the SNES version better. But Curse was great fun, and much more than I was expecting, especially after I let go of my fanboy rage that it would be an action-RPG instead of a straight-up remake. Worth every penny I spent on it.
I'm probably alone when I say Star Ocean 3.I loved it until I hit the last third of the game, and the difficulty went absurd. Seriously, guys, what gives? Took me a lot of abusing the crafting system, and then I was nearly untouchable for the end run.
I'd also say that my ranking of FFs is unconventional as well (but I guess not unheard of). It goes like FF6=FF7>FF10=FF12>FF8>FF13>FF9>FF4>FF5>FF3>FF1>FF2.If there's anything I've learned, it's that pretty much everyone's is unconventional. I think to be truly weird, you'd have to put FF2 at the top. (But then, the Dawn of Souls version is actually pretty good, so... maybe it's conceivable.)