>have to keep my characters at the lowest possible level ecause the only way to gain stats that aren't hp or mp is to have the appropriate magicite equipped
>start over 2 times because i accidentally put myself in a position where i had to eat a wasted level up
>end up beating the game mostly with a lvl 24 gau because i couldn't decide how to allocate my stats
>none of it mattered anyway because attack damage scales linearly with str while magic damage scales polynomially with mag
>none of it REALLY mattered anyway because the only stats that are worth anything are str or mag and you can get one to 128 and the other really close to 128 at lvl 99
>none of it REALLY REALLY mattered anyway because this game is so janky that you take no attack damage whatsoever at 255 def and you evade all magic at 128% magic evasion, both of which are easily doable with equipment alone
i'm so fucking tired, bros.. why did squaresoft make a stat growth system like this
this is seriously worse than random stat growth because at least i can just enjoy the story since i'm not going to sit there reloading saves until i get the perfect levels.