So, I think the only reasonable thing to do is to experiment. Try writing a “recap review” next time, and give us a chance to voice our opinions on it.
I’m sure page views aren’t a bad indicator of its success, either.
Did you use the Expert Sphere Grid?
I’m really curious as to why this game got an 8/10 and not a higher score.
I generally think that scores are kind of silly, given how subjective game experiences are, but if you’re going to give out scores you need to justify them in the text of your review somehow.
Phil does nothing but praise the game. He notes, briefly, that the remastering wasn’t extensive and therefore the graphics and animation could have been improved, but fails to provide any other criticism.
Is the gameplay dated? Too linear? Is the plot ill-conceived?
What doesn’t really get enough attention in this review is the value proposition this game makes. Two excellent 40+ hour RPGs in one package for $40.
I guess what I’m getting at here is, Phil, you don’t really justify the missing two points. I’m not arguing that the game is a 10/10, but based on the text of your review it sounds like it should be closer to it. I don’t think the dated PS2 graphics account for both of those missing points, do they?