I would advise against taking advice from pre-teens on anything. The game was fabulous.
They do have a point, even though the game is good. I haven't gotten very far, but thats mainly due to the unbalanced gameplay. There are literally times where you or your allies will die in the first few seconds of battle unless you heal a lot. The AI always gets hurt and dies on this boss if you don't heal them.
Last time I played was a few months ago and I was stuck here
trying to get passed the overpowered enemies. It just gets frustrating because the game is more about running/healing than skill. Rather than blocking and dodging, you have to heal a lot
of places or else you're guaranteed to die. When you're not up against cheap enemies, it's actually a lot of fun. Sometimes, though, you're up against brain dead enemies/bosses that are just boring to fight like this guy
The environments are also way bigger/wider than they should be, as you can see in the videos. I also thought the story sucked, but I don't really care that much about stories. I'd say if you're a fan of RPGs, you should get it; Otherwise, watch/read some reviews and decide for yourself. From what I've played, I'd give it a 7.5-8 out of 10.
DQ8 also has a problem of being unfairly difficult in the beginning. I just gave up when I couldn't even get that far into the cave in the beginning of the game. BTW, I think DQ8 can be found for $10, and I think it was at that price before at a few stores and on Amazon.
As for the Sly series, I got both Sly 2 and 3 for $10 each and they were well worth $20+(for someone like me who usually buys games at $20). I think the only problem someone may have with these games is that they have a type of mini-game feel at times because you do a lot of different things in them. Also, I found that Sly 3 ended a lot sooner than I expected, but maybe that's just me.
Are these greatest hits versions?
I'm sure they are.
Edited by Crusher09, 18 January 2010 - 02:40 AM.