I side with BrandX. While games may base on realism, the end result is far from that. Cutting down hideous, towering monsters with a sword-attack with which I shoot a planet-broad laser from the tip...I don't see how random encounters are a problem in that environment. On a sidenote, I like this form of combat, because I puts me in an enclosed arena, which I prefer over real-time combat, out in the open.
I prefer the 'touch-battle' form of combat because the player is given the freedom of whether or not to battle at certain times. It's a lot less time-consuming and makes navigating/backtracking simpler.
That's not to say I totally detest games with random encounters in them; I just have a preference of touch-battles over random battles.
*Sigh*, yet the cultural barrier, complemented by the dick-waving competition between nations makes it so that this title will NOT feature dual audio....interest in getting this title had decreased by 50%.
- Lith. ...Devastate.
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