Great idea, just poorly implemented and realised I constantly found myself cussing as I was waiting for the timer to run down while 5 - 0 up, Jecht Shot combined with Tidus'es high End and Shot stats make it far too easy to win.
Blitzball has got to be the worst FF minigame ever invented. Not only does your ball get stolen when you throw it in the opposite direction of your opponents, your team mates are very low-level [lvl 1's trying to beat 4's? How unfair!]. Also they're also incompetent in auto mode. And also, I think I've only ever won a game once out of the few times I've played this game through. The concept is interesting and it might even make for a decent actual sport, but I shudder at the thought of having to try to play it again. And also, I'll probably never get Wakka's ultimate weapon because you have to win anywhere between 5-250 games just to get World Champion. No thanks.
Last edited by Nokomis; November 15, 2009 at 11:27 PM.
I was also won over by the opening scene of Tidus kicking butt in Blitzball, so I was excited about getting into the game, but when I realsied that it is more of a maths game than anything, and it was as boring as it was, I was pretty shattered.
I was also pretty frustrated at the fact that the team you play as have almmost no hope against the Luca Goers seeing as theit stats are so low. I mean, could I have a fighting chance here?
(Yeah, I didn't win a single game. I bow down to all those who did taste victory.)
In FFX-2 it was even worse seeing as you have no control over the characters at all. It was like watching a really boring movie that puts you to sleep!
Anyway, yeah, for me Blitzball was a real letdown.
I found blitzball pretty easy after the initial rough levels (1-5 you will spend more time losing and cutting your losses than winning) but once you pass the threshold with skills like venom tackle, super goalie and one of the pass skills on a couple of your characters you should find the learning curve decreases quite vastly.
Although I find it boring, I do it mainly for Wakka's world champion but I do find it fun when you break through an entire team on defence and score with tidus (tackle slip and jecht shot = no defence) not to mention I love how well animated the Jecht shot is even if its pretty much a 90% guaranteed goal everytime.
I loved it, it brought the mini-gaming to another level,
although it easily got boring if you played it over-time,
And I reckon it would have been more sucsessful if it was lets say a seperate game?
if they had made it a final fantasy extra game, including teams from all final fantasy games
it would have been epic,
but for a mini-game i still say its epic!!
i think that if you understood how to play, it would be epic. but for those of us who cant figure it out *cough*me*cough* it's pretty dull. i'm probably never going to get wakka's ultimate weapon becuase I have no idea how to play it
I loved this...When i got tired of random battles and main story i would just go play Blitzball but after having played 201,5 battles it got dull and when i still didn't have Wakkas overdrives i just looked on gamefaqs for a quick way and did it...but overall VERY epic if you challenge yourself and do a Besaid Aurochs only restriction which means not Tidus!! Btw its epic
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Oooh, I just voted and there's a tie, 20-20.
I found it dull, completely boring. After I saw the opening, I was hooked, I wanted to play blitzball asap. But when I actually played it, I was so disappointed. It's so... UGH, time consuming. >_> I only played it when I had to, i was oh-so lucky when I won the first time, but it's just terrible and I'm terrible at it, I just don't want to try anymore.
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Blitzball suked so much. First off no matter how skilled you are the opposing team is so over powering u need extreme luck to win the tourny game (i have a feeling im going to be challenged by this but this is just my opinion). I didnt play blitz after the time where the game made me play and then i had it on auto so i dont know if it gets easier from then on (most likely not).
So to sum it up, if this game required pure skill minus the luck of winning games from the opposing teams cheapness i think i wouldnt mind playing every once in a while. But Sphere Break kicks blitz balls ass! that is all.