The Blogging Gamers own Grasshopper101 seethes over the archaic use of level grinding in today's RPGs.
If you dont like grinding, u shouldn´t play RPGs!
Level grinding was one of the best parts of all the old school rpgs. Im so sick of the casual crowd, their opinions shouldn't even matter. Ive been buying rpgs since I was sh*ting green back in 1988. My fondest memories for me was not going outside to play, because I lived in a rough neighborhood. It was killing slimes, wyverns, and gold golems that filled my mind with all the fantasy and adventure that I feel that aren't in todays rpg's. I crave to get the same feeling from an rpg that I used to get as a kid. I think I will have to invest in some older consoles soon if todays rpg's dont get dramatically better. People like this article writer is part of the reason why squeenix trys to cater to because they are noobs that need somebody to hold their hand while they play their game. FF13 better include the infamous Weapons with the Million hp health bar. I will never buy a FF13 again if they don't do at least a little fan service in the new Final Fantasy's. Nostalgic is what they need to get back into for the series. Cactur's and Moggles FTW!
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