I hear that Final Fantasy VIII’s junction system “lacks balance”. If you draw too much magic, you’ll kill. If you draw too little, you’ll die. But balance is circumstantial in Final Fantasy VIII.
It isn’t about how much but the placement of magic (according to encountered enemies).
Fight a fire-elemental monster, junction fire magic to the Elem-Def-J slot and ice magic to Elem-Atk-J. No need to draw all at once, max out or break the game to continue. And why would anyone want to do all the work to do so? For me, the game wasn’t THAT hard where I needed to break it.
- I love the options Final Fantasy VIII gives:
- grinding for levels (needed for bosses),
- drawing and carding (for magic/items),
- test taking for money to purchase items (magic refinement).
Why desire options, only for the game to “do it for you”? Final Fantasy VIII is for those who want to figure out their own personal balance. I still think the game is ahead of its time and really changes how we think of grinding.
Sorry, just something I noticed in a previous post of mine. What do you think? What’s your best defense of the junction system?