shrugs They have to maintain the servers somehow. RO’s actually one of the few fully downloadable mainstream MMORPGs from what I’ve seen. Most others require you to buy a disk first just like FFXI does since (also) there’s a lot more players than on RO and other games. So I see it as being perfectly understandable really.
And yeah, the only FF’s that didn’t really work on was the first one if you weren’t properly leveled. Some monsters would knock you around a bit then =P
I can understand charging to buy it, but it is one of, if not the, most expensive PC games on the mainstream market, and then there’s a monthly fee on top of that. At least it’s dropped in price now from when it first came out, though.
If you are talking about the actual FF3, you won’t find a copy. It was only released in Japan. If you are talking about FF6, released as FF3 on the SNES in America, well tough luck. I’ve found it pretty easily at several places that sell used games.
FF8 had a game system couldn’t get into and it drove me nuts, bt it had a good story, and a game system incompatible with me isn’t a fair reason to declare it the worst.
FF7 I could write a 10 page paper, single space, typed on all the things wrong with it. Needless to say, since the week I bought it (and beat it) I have not even looked at it, and couldn’t even say where my copy is right now. My simplest complaints are that it was significantly less challenging than waking up for work in the morning, and that the character depth barely passed the chars from FF1.
I have many more complaints that aren’t as simple, and I could go into great depth on the 2 I already mentioned, but I don’t feel like typing that much.