Crazy Grandma: Requiem For An RPG
Let's face it, she's jonesing for some Role Playing; which is why she was disappointed to see that Lunar Dragon Song is coming only for the DS, and that little Nintendo gadget just isn't Grandma Compatible(tm). "Too damn SMALL," she says. She wants to form a party, she wants there to be at least one mage, she wants HP and MP and she wants two-dimensional art panels depicting her characters to pop up with inappropriately emotional dialogue boxes. She wants to play a flute. She wants to meet someone named Cid somewhere in the game. It's just not going to happen for a while.
Here, read this review of EDSR from GameCola.net...
Okay, notice the part about "hierarchies" and "spells?" Grandma is trying really hard to project her RPG desires onto this game.
Grandma: "So it's sort of like an elemental attack; you have to figure out different creature's weaknesses and try to exploit that with the ability to enchant your weapon. At the beginning, when you're ...well you're Roman I guess; you have the choice of three different artifacts that affect the rest of the game, it's like... choosing your strength. They were right, it's like... Rock-Paper-Scissors. I'm the paper I guess... I chose BLUE."
Everyday the internet and magazines tell Grandma that March is soon on its way, and that Zelda and Final Fantasy will once again make us forget to feed the children and pets and make- nay, force us to cough weakly into telephones connected to the ears of our employers for there is leveling up to be done. November comes first, as you standard calendar aficionados will notice, and King Kong and Stubbs The Zombie and others will be treats on an otherwise unwavering RPGless vector.
Only time will tell.