For geezers like me it was, back when they had to make an engrossing story and actually reward you for beating the game. These days the story line comes second to flashy graphics and actually having an ending that runs longer than 2 minutes is a huge bonus. I'm sure there's exceptions now but back when they couldn't do alot with the graphics they had to make up for it with all the other elements that make for A+ game material. Plus having world class artists and musical composers help the equation. God Bless the Halos and the Grand Thefts for their mindless fun and cheesy retro music but sometimes I want to fall in love with a game, fall in love with its characters and really feel what they feel. I know that sounds a little weird but some of the best games I ever played did that to you. Can't wait to fire up Final Fantasy 3 again. Like the sig?