I just noticed the price drop at Best Buy and Circuit City. I still don't own a single PS3 game (worth it as an upscaling DVD player, Blu-Ray player, and my first PS2 for me), but I have rented. None have approached a price I'd consider "worth it" for any particular game. With that in mind, should I start it off with Enchanted Arms? I usually buy to own, but I'm willing to "pump and dump" if this game is worth a play-through at $20 - trade in value.
Japanese role-playing games tend to be fairly linear in terms of narrative and feature a ton of strategic combat. These are genre staples. If you don't like those things, or if you wish they were something else, that isn't really the genre's fault. If you told me that you weren't fond of turf or kicking, I would hope that you'd have the wisdom to avoid soccer.
I "tolerate" turn-based JRPGs, though I consider the formula flawed and the fans (Ash_Ketchum
) a little close-minded (that forumla is not what makes a game "good," so stop harshly judging the RPGs that deviate from it). I hate Golden Sun because it's an obligatory JRPG with an infantile presentation, but I played through the series. I absolutely LOVE most SRPGs (Fire Emblem, I'm looking at you).