Wait, I forgot. There was ONE other game I had played when I took time off with the baby. Or at least I TRIED to play it. But I just could not get into it at all. So Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales (how's that for a title?) is... a game... for the DS. I'm not even sure where to begin.
Okay, how about if I go back a bit. I'm a fairly big fan of the Final Fantasy series. I like some games more than others. And I haven't played them all. But I've played more than my fair share. Like, I've ventured out into the Final Fantasy spin-off games over the years plenty. And I've enjoyed a lot of them. I LOVED Final Fantasy Legend on Game Boy. And I played the entire Final Fantasy Legend trilogy as well. The first one was my first import game EVER. I'm even one of those nuts who swears that Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest on SNES is totally a game worth playing, and is a bit of a misunderstood gem that deserves a modern remake. So yeah. Oh, and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance was totally my jam on GBA.
So when I had heard that Chocobo Tales was a kinda-sorta card game, I was intrigued. That's the other thing - I like card games a lot. So I scooped up a copy via trade a while ago and when I was home hanging out with the baby I figured that it'd be convenient to just keep the 3DS on me, and that a slower card game would be good for pick-up-and-play sessions. But...
Yeah, I don't even get what this game is.
Or rather, this game doesn't even know what it is. So it's sort of like an RPG, but one where you control everything with the stylus. (Strike one). It has some kind of weird inane plot, which isn't really anything new for a Final Fantasy game. But do I really need that in my card game? Nah. But the thing is, it's not JUST a card game. It's also some kind of wacky mini-game thing. An early example found me using the stylus to try to guide a turtle up a mountain by making circular motions and taking the stylus off the screen caused the turtle to go in its shell and avoid taking damage AND ALL OF THIS WAS WITH A TIME LIMIT and ugh. Yeah. This game is just definitely not interesting to me.
I'll be honest, I probably didn't even give it a fair shot. I probably played about thirty minutes and just tossed the DS aside on the couch. I'm way too tired for this.