I'm a big fan of the original two games and was excited to play a new entry which promised to refresh the series. The gameplay mechanics are still as satisfying as ever, but the long-winded nature of all the dialog in this game ultimately forced me to put it down. Both the story and characters are utterly generic, especially for an RPG. So when you get in a dialog scene where all 5-8 characters in your team (and the additional 2-3 tag-a-longs) HAVE to say at least one thing each, these worthless, uninteresting conversations become unbearable. The last time I played the game, I spent 5 minutes not looking at the screen just mashing A hoping to skip through all the talking as quick as possible (again, because it is so boring and unoriginal). Even after 5 minutes of not actually playing the game, the scene was far from over, as everyone in my party continued to share their 2-cents. There is no way to flat out skip these scenes, and the text scroll is never fast enough. The first 2 games were verbose themselves, but it was never as unbearable as this. It's such a bummer to realize what was once one of my favorite gaming franchises will never again be for me.
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