Avalon said:It's understandable. DDS really isn't unique... in fact, it's the opposite of unique. It's generic.
Going from an experience like Nocturne to DDS can really leave a lot to be desired.
But DDS was far more enjoyable to me, personally. Although it didn't really strike the "customization-nerd" part of me as hard as Nocturne did. Also, DDS had a fairly novel plotline for myself...
DDS1 ran along something like a Matrix template plotline, while DDS2 had very strong Buddhist/Hindu themes that ran all the way to its ending. Watching the DDS2 ending was seriously mind boggling to me, because I'm seeing an attempt to deliver a message that is really profound and not at all easy to understand. It also was not at all explicit, with some of the messages being given through the visual presentation of things.. The content was really quite asian in considered thought; and I fear the message came across cheesy or typical for westerners.
It's also one of the reasons why DDS stands alongside Breath Of Fire V, for me, as some of the greatest RPGs for the PS2. But then again I considered FFX to be quite amazing, so my opinion may be discounted