It's amazing how the developers of the Final Fantasy titles can make such breathtaking, in-depth role-playing games, yet utterly fail at making halfway-decent minigames.
But I like FF VIII cards!!!
I thought the chocobo racing in FFVII was a nightware, and you needed to do them to get the Golden Chocobo. But come on man, Snowboarding down the mountain was EPIC!
those minigames were actually fun? who wrote this article? The triple triad game from ff8 was sooo addictive a card game on its own. As for the rest were great to?
I agree with you. the writer is really stupid if he thinks that other games have better mini games. Also FFX the ball game was amazing, easily put hours in this minigame.
I loved Blitzball in FFX!
Ya I have to say blitz ball was really good in FFX i was overly depressed that they changed it in FFX-2
yeah i am actually replaying ffx right now and i love blitzball havent lost a single game
Blitzball was incredibly fucking tedious. Only reason I did it was to get Wakka's ultimate weapon.
was 50/50 for FF fans. I actually found it fun but then I just wanted to finish the game (FFX I'm talking about) so I just proceede on with the story and never went back.
Yep, i hated it while playing. It was hard to wrap my head around. While my best friend absolutly loved it. I would say thats right for just about every FF minigame.
I remember having tons of fun (so much fun that I still remember the fond memories some 13+ years ago) with the minigames contained within the Golden Saucer within Final Fantasy VII, the experiences within Final Fantasy VIII (the Battle Card Game), and Final Fantasy IX (underrated, but still classic), that The "author" of this article, does not try to renege the memories of the real gamers that are still present here on N4G. We know what's real, and what isn't. And we know what is "classic" and what "isn't". In case you want to know, All the idiots who claim that "Halo" is the genesis of FPS do not have any real knowledge of the genesis of FPS. Halo on the original Xbox was a great and impactful franchise, I'll admit. But anyone else who continues to claim Halo over other currently-motivational franchises like Call of Duty, Doom, and Wolfenstein are nothing but lonely, idiotic Tools! Halo is a quality franchise, but if you have any impartiality in the discussion of this topic, you will admit that Halo is not the George Washington of the FPS-franchise. If you do, then you should probably shut up and get a history lesson.
Ok, your post makes no sense whatsoever after the first paragraph. Why are you talking about FPSes? No one even said anything about Halo being the George Washington o FPS games. You crazy
Are you fucking kidding me? Blitzball was awesome!
It's one thing to talk about the newer FF launches, that seems fashionably cool lately. But I'll be DAMNED if anybody is going to talk shit about my Triple Triad!
Honestly this sounds like an attempt not only for hits, but more so standing up for the subpar FFXIII and it's horrible lack of mini-games. Honestly I think the ones that bash the prior FFXIII games are those that only like shooters and have ADD, and can't take anything more complex and engaging. Honestly I think this author is trying to stand up for FXIII being completely bare, linear, and beyond boring and simple.
I can't lie, I absolutely hated ALL the FF mini-games...!
At first I detested Blitzball because I sucked badly but once I got the hang of it my team owned everybody.
FFIX Tetra Master and FFX Blitzball was fun...although in Blitzball I got overly annoyed by the way I always lost.
Triple Triad was worthy of its own game!
mini games in ff are one of the best parts
I liked the chocobo hot/cold minigame in FFIX because it was fun and because it rewarded you with treasure maps and such. I did think blitzball could have been better if you were given full control like in a game like FIFA because it was supposed to be a sport, why ruin it with all these numbers? But if you get into it (assuming you've suffered through the agonisingly boring tutorials) it can actually be quite fun and deep, for a minigame. As for the card game, you could spend hours playing that, trying to win all of an NPCs good cards off them. Really good and really addictive. The worst minigame was chocobo racing in FFVII though because it just looked like a pure acid trip and was not fun at all because you couldn't steer. It was a bit like scalextric.
I liked all the minigames in VII. I just thought they were awesome little distractions. Also Blitzball in X is awesome too. I don't care what anyone says.
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