It's a matter of preference, really.
In the Final Fantasy games in which the option comes standard, the default option is Wait.
A lot of people find the game to be too easy in general, and Active mode does add an extra element of challenge.
Personally, I'm a pretty big Final Fantasy fanatic, but I tend to opt for Wait mode.
I don't think the choice really has any serious implications on your overall game experience.
Thanks for the insight, I just wanted to make sure it doesn't dramatically alter the experience in any significant way; Wait mode it is!
January 08, 2015, 08:32:16 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
I have a question for the translators and makers of this awesome patch. I just got to Fabul, and added Yang to my party. This guy seems absolutely Boss, right up my alley- only there's one small problem. He's listed as a "Black Belt" for his profession, yet from what I gather, he was originally called a Monk in the US Final Fantasy II.
Now, I'm aware of the black belt class from the original N.A Final Fantasy, but to me, this re-translation for Yang is not fitting in tone or context at all. His character, both physically and emotionally, is clearly modeled after that of a Chinese Shaolin Monk, a monastic order originating in mainland China. Practitioners of Kung Fu, particularly of the Shaolin monastic order, don't adhere to the martial conventions of Japanese Karate (which are completely disparate), where the title of Black Belt would be more apt.
I must say, as someone who studies various martial disciplines, this incongruity is quite glaring to me. If this character was named Yoshi, and trained in a Dojo with other karateka (practitioners of Karate) in a Gi, and cut his Shaolin braid, I'd be cool. As he's represented in the game, Yang is clearly based on an ethnically Chinese Shaolin Monk practicing Kung Fu, not a Japanese Karateka practicing Karate.
I'm curious as to the reasoning behind the translators decision to change "Monk" to "Black Belt". I apologize if this seems like nit picking; I'm genuinely interested in making this suggestion as an effort to potentially improve this phenomenal patch however slightly.