Originally posted by: Grey Ninja
You know what? I constantly hear people around here saying that they might be interested in purchasing a copy of Pacman GCN/Tetra's Trackers/4 Swords GCN if they were priced appropriately, as the graphics are too simple, and the gameplay doesn't look deep enough to warrant full price.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is everything those games are and more. The graphics are superb, it's got a fairly deep story, and the gameplay seems fairly complex. It takes full advantage of both the GBA and the GCN. Contrary to Pacman or Tetra's Trackers, the game also features a great single player campaign that requires no GBA.
I'm still seriously confused about why Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles isn't accepted, simply because it has an OPTION for 4 player cooperative play via GBA. It's the ultimate connectivity game, and people don't like it because... it features connectivity.
Please, just give some thought to this. Being angry because it's innovative is not a good thing. Everyone who has PLAYED the game says that they can't see it working without the GBAs in multiplayer. I think that's a good thing, as it shows that gaming is advancing. (no pun intended. )
Er single player does require a GBA. Otherwise, you're screwed there buddy.
Furthermore, the emphasis of this game is the multiplayer aspect of this game, not the single player. Meaning, I'm sure playing as 4 players is A LOT more fun than playing as single player. However, many of us don't have 3 other people with a GBA and can meet regularly just to play this game. So now the multiplayer aspect is basically gone. Instead of somone over at the time and being able to pick up a controller (which are the best and most popular multiplayer games), they can't play at all.
Pacman only needs/requires 1 GBA which could much easily work.
The only appropriately priced Tetra's Trackers/4 Swords GCN I can see is if they came for free bundled with another game or for possibly $10 each at most. Because heck, even if I did buy it I would rarely be able to enjoy them (if ever). True, it's my problem not theres. But hey, if they want to limit their user base and their sales go right ahead, but it makes no sense... don't expect to see great numbers at all on what could easily been a system seller.
It is true that being played through connectivity is how it is best done. However, removing the alternative of NOT using a GBA (if necessary) is absurd. The fact that it is already there but they plan to remove makes it even worse. It's nothing more than trying to be a cash cow, with no consideration to the gamer.
The necessary hardware requirements of this game is just so incredibly tough that it will be virtually impossible to enjoy as 4 players (which it is how it is meant to be played). The main reason for purchasing of this game has become pointless if you don't have all the necessary hardware.