Thanks to the strategy guide, I’ve had very little difficulty getting through the Final Fantasy X epic, which I’m loving because I love this story so much. I see the game as more of a beautiful story with some turn-based play in the middle. However, I can’t look at the game like that for too long or I get bored.
This past weekend, I ran into my first real snag. This one boss fight is a doozy with about four or five different bosses to fight at once. First I have to defeat two guards. Then I have to defeat this monstrosity of a summoning. When I’m finally able to do that, the main boss rains down a multi-spell and wipes out two of my party members. I can rez one, but then the one I rezzed and my lone survivor will get wiped out in the next turn. The most frustrating thing is not the fact that I failed three times in a row in practically the exact same way, even though I changed up my strategy each time, but that it takes 15-20 minutes to get to the killing point.
It’s such a beating, and it’s the biggest reason why I prefer action-RPGs over traditional turn-based games. I dug up some new strategy ideas from GameFAQs on Sunday night, and I’ll give myself a few more times to try to implement the strategies correctly before I restart at a really, really, really old save point and try the leveling up track. I really, really, really don’t want to do that, because I think my last save point was over 7 hours ago. That’s a lot of game time to repeat.
Whether I have to back track or not, I’m definitely taking this experience into account and incorporating a new saving plan.
So frustrating. The ending better sooooo be worth it.