For the last many months, I have been playing nothing but RPG’s, and I’ve learned something.
They are really exhausting.
You see, I decided it was time to catch up on all the old Squaresoft games I had missed, or at least, most of them, namely the “Final Fantasy” games number 4-9 (except 7), with 1-3 possibilities in the future, and “Chrono Trigger” and “Chrono Cross”, and after playing through about half of them, I have found that RPG’s really take a lot out of a person, especially someone who doesn’t have as much time for endless hours of random battles and leveling up as they used to. (That person was me, in case that was unclear.)
While I love RPG’s for their wonderful stories and characters, the gameplay can be positively tiring, as fun as they (usually) are, because these games are just so long and involved, and it’s not so easy to take a prolonged break from them and pick up from where you left off as you can with other genres of games. And what makes my gaming situation even more sleep-inducing is that ALL my unplayed games are currently RPG’s. In addition to these old PS1 games, I have three more RPG’s in my future, “Ni no Kuni”, “The Last Story”, and “Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns”. (Yes, I am still playing through that trilogy.) And do you know what I really need right now? Before my brain spontaneously combusts and becomes all crispy and delicious?
I need a “Mario” game. Or a “Zelda” game. Or something. You know, games where I can mindlessly jump on turtles and whatever the heck Goombas are or a game that allows me to actually skip all the enemies I want, with none of the consequences of not being on a level strong enough to beat a boss. I need a game that’s just…not an RPG. And fast. Or I may very well die. That’s how dire my predicament is. Too many RPG’s equals death. I bet you didn’t know that, but it’s true. It’s not an exaggeration at all. Nope, it’s not. Stop looking at me like that.
Anyway, yeah, yet another random post, courtesy of the nutty duck. You have no idea how much I’m looking forward to that next “Zelda” game. That is, if I survive that long….
The Duck Who Now Cringes at the Mere Mention of Those Horrible Initials…