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An essay on Galaxies. Rogue ones.

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Me and sekai sat down and finished playing Rogue Galaxy. I’m not sure what compelled us to play it initially, but I wish it hadn’t shown itself.

Being candid, the game sucks. I can’t fathom how anybody thinks its good. It’s problems are legion, to the point that I’m unsure of whether the game went through a quality checking phase at all.

The interface, and the menu in particular, is unintuitive and feels like walking through molasses. Getting to even the simplest of windows that you access more or less constantly, requires the traversal of a minimum of two sub-menus, which in itself isn’t good design, but compounded with the dead time after pressing X where no inputs are sensed this becomes a very real and very  annoying problem. At least once every time I went into the menu, I ended up going into the wrong submenu because I didn’t wait for the dead time after the transition animation. The item menu also lacks tabs sorted by item type, and so ‘clusterfuck’ doesn’t even begin to accurately describe it.

Now for the big failure.

Rogue Galaxy is the most unbalanced game I have ever played. Never before, and hopefully never again, will I play a game balanced as horribly as this. There are so many things wrong with it that I’m having trouble knowing where to start or how to organize it. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by PIR

January 11, 2010 at 10:16

Posted in Games

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