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Topic   Final Fantasy

MrBean
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11-Jun-2019(#1)
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Rebranding for all things Final Fantasy
Shane12m
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21-Jun-2023(#2)
MrBean wrote:
> So tempted to start at midnight tonight ...
>
> Anyone else taking some time off work for this one? I am!

It will be 9pm for me :)
I’m off for summer break (work at a school district) and I’ve been playing TotK with my son this summer. Gonna he hard to peel me off Zelda but gonna try it out tonight
Shane12m
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21-Jun-2023(#3)
ued222 wrote:
> According to leaks the late game is somewhat bad. There is a random powers given
> arena like place where random bosses appear and a new game+ where enemies increase
> in level and drops change. There is a higher difficulty sort of but apparently timely
> rings make the game super easy. 30 hours to beat the game if you rush and plenty
> of side quests. One person apparently streamed them taking around 50 hours with some
> side quests completed. Going to assume Square Enix's estimated completion time of
> 70 hours with side quests done is accurate. I am worried enemies will become way
> to damage spongy later on.

Why bring up leaks for the end of the game?
Kommie
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* 21-Jun-2023(#4)
Because he's the type to just bum rush through a game just to sell it at a semi-highish price and get to the next one as fast as possible.
brian9824
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21-Jun-2023(#5)
I'll be waiting until this comes out on PC to play
ued222
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* 21-Jun-2023(#6)
Kommie wrote:
> Because he's the type to just bum rush through a game just to sell it at a semi-highish
> price and get to the next one as fast as possible.
If I truly enjoy the game I will 100% it but ya pretty much true. Besides Resident Evil 4, Dead Space and Kirby there hasn't been anything I wanted to 100% this year and even then with Kirby I couldn't stand to do the extra hard Magalor challenge mini games so i didn't really 100% it.
ued222
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* 21-Jun-2023(#7)
Shane12m wrote:
> Why bring up leaks for the end of the game?
Didn't mean to spoil it for you or anyone. Figured if it wasn't story related it wasn't a big deal to post. My bad.
Shane12m
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* 21-Jun-2023(#8)
ued222 wrote:
> Shane12m wrote:
>> Why bring up leaks for the end of the game?
> Didn't mean to spoil it for you or anyone. Figured if it wasn't story related it
> wasn't a big deal to post. My bad.

Was just curious, not upset :)
But yeah I am a little weird about spoilers. Will probably steer clear of this thread for awhile. I hate when I know that any given media has a great twist or an amazing or bad ending, I consider those spoilers haha
MrBean
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22-Jun-2023(#9)
Holy crap the start of the game was fantastic!
MrBean
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22-Jun-2023(#10)
Ok... Wow, just made it to the splash screen. What a fudging awesome start!
MrBean
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22-Jun-2023(#11)
Is it me or does Cids voice not fit his physical appearance?

By far the best voice acting in any FF to date.
MrBean
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22-Jun-2023(#12)
F'ing Best Buy ... Deluxe Edition shipped in a bubbler, and the box is jacked up - and they're sold out, fun.
benstylus
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22-Jun-2023(#13)
Any companies that do mail orders really need to start offering a boxed shipping option. I have had to return so many things to Amazon or Deep Discount because they just toss them in the flimsiest mailer they can and ship it out.

On the other hand, it's a rare occasion I have to contact RightStuf's customer service (and they pretty much always ship in a box).



nonamesleft
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22-Jun-2023(#14)
MrBean wrote:
> F'ing Best Buy ... Deluxe Edition shipped in a bubbler, and the box is jacked up
> - and they're sold out, fun.
So dumb. Reminds me of my friend's Zelda switch OLED. In a box with an air cusion sitting neatly on top. It's either that packagers don't care or don't understand what it means to package an item adequately.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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22-Jun-2023(#15)
FFXVI is really good so far. I’m already drawn into the story. I prefer the more serious/dark tone, although it’s impossible for me to not laugh when people are riding off to war and giving heroic speeches while riding chocobos.
theJaw
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22-Jun-2023(#16)
I do wanna give this game a go pretty bad having seen reviews & reactions, just still need a friggin PS5.
Kommie
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22-Jun-2023(#17)
theJaw wrote:
> I do wanna give this game a go pretty bad having seen reviews & reactions, just still
> need a friggin PS5.

They're not hard to get anymore
theJaw
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22-Jun-2023(#18)
Kommie wrote:
>
> They're not hard to get anymore

They are if you’re on a budget.
MrBean
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22-Jun-2023(#19)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> FFXVI is really good so far. I’m already drawn into the story. I prefer the more
> serious/dark tone, although it’s impossible for me to not laugh when people are
> riding off to war and giving heroic speeches while riding chocobos.

Absolutely. First time in awhile that I felt more engaged in the story and characters. They haven't (yet) gone in any crazy complicated/oddball direction that they tend to do.
MrBean
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22-Jun-2023(#20)
Another FU to GameStop. Their prebuy bonuses have to be claimed in store. Didn't know this until I got an email late today saying my game is delayed. They truly are the worst. I bet they are all gone, just like the TotK stuff. Frustrating.
theJaw
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22-Jun-2023(#21)
Gamestop will never get my business again. Still salty about their handling of my TOTK preorder. Not even sure if I ever got the money back for that.
Feeb
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22-Jun-2023(#22)
The GameStop employees very obviously were keeping the Diablo pre sell items. I heard one of them ask “how much do you think we can sell them for?”

Renaissance2K
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23-Jun-2023(#23)
Feeb wrote:
> The GameStop employees very obviously were keeping the Diablo pre sell items. I heard
> one of them ask “how much do you think we can sell them for?”

I've probably told this story on here before, but the TL;DR is that I pre-ordered Diablo III with them, stopped by the store after work on the way home the day that it dropped, and they seemed absolutely dumbfounded/annoyed that I was there to pick it up. "We didn't think you were coming in..."

It's 6PM on release day. Why the fudge not? We're not all poopsocks that are going to show up at midnight. Couldn't be that you wanted to flip it on eBay for $300, could it?

theJaw
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* 23-Jun-2023(#24)
I just found out that an FFIX remake is real and happening. That gets me pumped.

I friggin need to finish the OG game. I've mentioned it in this thread before, but I played the first 1/4 or so of the game like 50 times (which was enough to solidify it as one of my favorite games of all time for the world building alone), then played like half of it on my OG PSP 1000, and finally made a big ol' dent in it when it released on Switch before taking an extended break and having no idea what I had to do when I returned to it.

This was the last time I played, from last November:

theJaw wrote:
> Alrighty finally back in the FFIX swing. Just beat the Taharka boss from Ispen’s
> Castle before saving. Gonna finally plow through this thing.

Turns out I wasn't entirely back in the swing haha. Hopefully when I throw it back on sometime this weekend, I won't be completely lost again and will ACTUALLY finally "plow through" that thing.
MrBean
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23-Jun-2023(#25)
theJaw wrote:
> I just found out that an FFIX remake is real and happening. That gets me pumped.
>
>
> I friggin need to finish the OG game. I've mentioned it in this thread before, but
> I played the first 1/4 or so of the game like 50 times (which was enough to solidify
> it as one of my favorite games of all time for the world building alone), then played
> like half of it on my OG PSP 1000, and finally made a big ol' dent in it when it
> released on Switch before taking an extended break and having no idea what I had
> to do when I returned to it.
>
> This was the last time I played, from last November:
>
> theJaw wrote:
>> Alrighty finally back in the FFIX swing. Just beat the Taharka boss from Ispen’s
>> Castle before saving. Gonna finally plow through this thing.
>
> Turns out I wasn't entirely back in the swing haha. Hopefully when I throw it back
> on sometime this weekend, I won't be completely lost again and will ACTUALLY finally
> "plow through" that thing.

Wait what? Where?!? Details man!
theJaw
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23-Jun-2023(#26)
Not confirmed, but reported just earlier this month: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/a-final-f...
MrBean
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23-Jun-2023(#27)
XVI story and characters are absolutely fantastic, probably some of the best in the entire series. The more mature and dark theme is a welcome addition. Top notch voice acting really helps the story engagement.

While it (so far) isn't the typical weird and complicated story (yet), there's a surprising amount of depth in the history of the people and land that comes through really well in the little snippets of interactive reading through each section (accessible elsewhere as well). Even though it's easily accessible, I do find myself getting some of the background and families mixed up. Has a bit of a Game of Thrones like feel to it. I just keep smiling and noding, hoping it'll click soon, haha.

The fast pace is fun and all, but honestly... Not digging the linear elements nor the action fighting. It's an evolution of XV and all, but I want more turn base or something even closer to X/XII. Just finding that the button mashing is getting a bit old.

Still, it's a damn good game overall (so far)! It absolutely feels like it's going to get continually better and better.
MrBean
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* 23-Jun-2023(#28)
I will say this has had my second favorite summon moment, next to IX. Hell of a scene/gameplay early on, just had my second and WOW so amazing!

Probably one of the better evolutions of summons, at least in modern installments.
Renaissance2K
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* 24-Jun-2023(#29)

"Couldn't hold a Moogle's fart

is a sentence I never thought I'd hear. Even in a Final Fantasy game.

Also, I agree with the earlier sentiment about Cid. He's an awesome, grisly voice in need of a more interesting character model.

Kommie
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24-Jun-2023(#30)
So I beat the demo. Pretty cool so far. Definitely way better than the demo I played for XV.
Feeb
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25-Jun-2023(#31)
I haven’t heard an overly negative opinion on this. Got to find time to spend 200 hrs on it.
Kommie
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25-Jun-2023(#32)
Feeb wrote:
> I haven’t heard an overly negative opinion on this. Got to find time to spend 200
> hrs on it.

I've heard complaints that performance dips to 720p or something. And one complaint on something semi story related.
Feeb
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* 25-Jun-2023(#33)
I saw overly recommended performance mode. if a game doesn’t slow down not enough action
MrBean
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25-Jun-2023(#34)
I haven't seen a single performance issue.
Renaissance2K
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25-Jun-2023(#35)
The big battle before the title card had my PS5 wheezing, but not bad enough to ruin the experience.

Did we know that Cid's voice was in Diablo IV as well?
https://twitter.com/ralphineson/status/16722444690...

MrBean
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25-Jun-2023(#36)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Did we know that Cid's voice was in Diablo IV as well?
>
>

Well, that makes sense, haha, didn't think about that.

I hate that these games are out at the same time. I am not putting nearly enough time into FF because of D4.
MrBean
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25-Jun-2023(#37)
L3+R3... Welp, that was awesome!
ued222
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26-Jun-2023(#38)
Going to take my time on this game. I am finding it enjoyable though the early side quests aren't great they do get better. I found it odd that some dialogue has no audio but that isn't a major issue and enjoy the inclusion of a library since I didn't get some concepts from the demo as much not that it is important. Combat is proving a bit odd to me square and triangle for magic bursts and lunge while using high DPS cooldown specials seem to be the strategy. Using the dog in combat seems difficult though as I am finding myself just spamming the same directional arrow unless my HP tanks for cure. I know there are timely rings but those seem overpowered.
MrBean
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26-Jun-2023(#39)
The dog timely ring is fair game and just avoids another finger smashing session. The combat is fun and all, but I wasn't wanting Devil May Cry. I wouldn't pick this style of combat over others but it's what we got.
Best1989
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26-Jun-2023(#40)
We need to accept in our hearts that mainstream big-bucks turn-based games are a thing of the past.

Nice to see a main FF game getting all those positive comments. XIII and XV are infamous for all the hate.
MrBean
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26-Jun-2023(#41)
Thankfully the game does get a bit less linear.

I'm legitimately impressed with this one and absolutely enjoying it.
ued222
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27-Jun-2023(#42)
Bravely Default, Triangle Strategy and some others are turn based and likely cost a pretty penny to make. Super Mario RPG is coming out to alongside a ton of other turn based RPGs. I am unsure if any of them are Triple A in cost though. I am finding it is going more indie as of late and many of the games only require 10k-1000k to break even nowadays for the genre. I fear the availability of online guides and builds ruin the strategy involved.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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1-Jul-2023(#43)
The All Bark and Playthings side quests in FFXVI are dark! I’ll give them credit. After the worst set of protagonists in FF history in FFXV, they got the tone right this time for the most part.
benstylus
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2-Jul-2023(#44)
ued222 wrote:
> I fear the availability of online guides and builds
> ruin the strategy involved.

These are really easily avoided though. Just don't read/ watch them.

It's not like plot spoilers which you can casually read mid paragraph (he's Luke's father!)... a strategy or build usually will take a bit more explaining.

Chocobo
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7-Jul-2023(#45)
Is it worth it to go through arcade mode?
Chocobo
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7-Jul-2023(#46)
Best1989 wrote:
> We need to accept in our hearts that mainstream big-bucks turn-based games are a
> thing of the past.
>
> Nice to see a main FF game getting all those positive comments. XIII and XV are infamous
> for all the hate.

My opinion, but 12 is the best FF. 8 is my favorite, but 12 does so much right.
Feeb
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7-Jul-2023(#47)
12 is the best combat. 4 and 6 (us) best overall.
brian9824
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7-Jul-2023(#48)
Beat FF1 Pixel Remaster and started 2, never played some of the non US releases so looking forward to playing thru 1-6.

I might need to play 7,8,9,10,10-2, and 12 on switch and just go thru them all in order as I havent played most of them for years.
ued222
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8-Jul-2023(#49)
This game needed a deeper system. Weapons don't have additional effects that changed combat and just increase stats. I would have liked going for a more ranged build possibly instead of being forced to go more close combat all the time. I don't feel like playing the game again. Not to say it is a bad game but it is lacking in replayatability to me and customization which I feel RPGs need. It also is mostly depressing most of the game minus some moments. I don't like some combat elements. It reminds me of Nier where I tried to shoot and hack and slash at the same time which I found extremely difficult. I like doing the most amount of damage possible with the dog and just find me button mashing.
MrBean
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* 9-Jul-2023(#50)
ued222 wrote:
> This game needed a deeper system. Weapons don't have additional effects that changed
> combat and just increase stats. I would have liked going for a more ranged build
> possibly instead of being forced to go more close combat all the time. I don't feel
> like playing the game again. Not to say it is a bad game but it is lacking in replayatability
> to me and customization which I feel RPGs need. It also is mostly depressing most
> of the game minus some moments. I don't like some combat elements. It reminds me
> of Nier where I tried to shoot and hack and slash at the same time which I found
> extremely difficult. I like doing the most amount of damage possible with the dog
> and just find me button mashing.

I agree, the overall gear/inventory was just ... weak. You pick up tons of mats throughout the game, skip 80% of the new store inventory, for a random upgrade that never really feels like anything changed, sans the sword appearance. I haven't changed any of my accessories in ages either.

Really feels like they could have a much better craft/upgrade system. Like they tried, and then cut it short due to time/budget, something, and left it half done.

I was at like 250k in gil and like, what the hell am I supposed to do with this? Seems like it serves no purpose, except to buy the soundtracks ... which I finally started doing, hope this doesn't bite me.

Overall, the game feels more like a walking sim to be honest.
Chocobo
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9-Jul-2023(#51)
MrBean wrote:
> ued222 wrote:
>> This game needed a deeper system. Weapons don't have additional effects that changed
>> combat and just increase stats. I would have liked going for a more ranged build
>> possibly instead of being forced to go more close combat all the time. I don't
> feel
>> like playing the game again. Not to say it is a bad game but it is lacking in
> replayatability
>> to me and customization which I feel RPGs need. It also is mostly depressing most
>> of the game minus some moments. I don't like some combat elements. It reminds
> me
>> of Nier where I tried to shoot and hack and slash at the same time which I found
>> extremely difficult. I like doing the most amount of damage possible with the
> dog
>> and just find me button mashing.
>
> I agree, the overall gear/inventory was just ... weak. You pick up tons of mats throughout
> the game, skip 80% of the new store inventory, for a random upgrade that never really
> feels like anything changed, sans the sword appearance. I haven't changed any of
> my accessories in ages either.
>
> Really feels like they could have a much better craft/upgrade system. Like they tried,
> and then cut it short due to time/budget, something, and left it half done.
>
> I was at like 250k in gil and like, what the hell am I supposed to do with this?
> Seems like it serves no purpose, except to buy the soundtracks ... which I finally
> started doing, hope this doesn't bite me.
>
> Overall, the game feels more like a walking sim to be honest.

The walking sim is how I felt early on. I don’t mind the story, but they need to take a note from Tales of and provide more areas to explore.
MrBean
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13-Jul-2023(#52)
Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis came out today on mobile.
Renaissance2K
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15-Jul-2023(#53)
I was cautiously excited about this until the preview that came out a few days ago. The game presents too little of the story content, and you need to pay to progress through the chapters at a decent rate, after the "honeymoon period" at the start of the game.

MrBean
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* 19-Jul-2023(#54)
49 hours into XVI. Feels like I'm nearing the end (just collected my last power, all side quests and hunts completed up to this point). As expected, story went a little into the deep end but honestly not bad. The overall story, acting, character development has been surprisingly good. I'm actually really interested to see how they conclude the story and the reasoning/drive behind the main antagonist.

My biggest gripe is that the combat is just so insanely repetitive at this point with no real creativity or fun anymore.

Still, enjoying the game. Looking forward to wrapping. Haven't looked at the trophies yet, not sure if Plat is insane or not. Honestly I just hope there's some kind of end game big challenges in store.

Getting the urge to go finally play the Zodiac Age.
Feeb
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* 20-Jul-2023(#55)
I just fought very early boss marboro man plant guy- the music is great. If this is the boss combat song I’m psyched to continue. It feels very generic ARPG excepting the clearly FF music. I definitely prefer ys IX gameplay.
MrBean
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20-Jul-2023(#56)
@Feeb glad you said that. I picked up IX but totally forgot. Crap, gotta figure out how to get that in the queue.
MrBean
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29-Jul-2023(#57)
Well, damnit. Almost end game in XVI. Looking at trophies, got everything I can do... Two require a NG+ play through. How dumb, thats gonna be a hard pass.
Feeb
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* 29-Jul-2023(#58)
I’m just really getting into it and… it’s very boring. I like the music and… the … music. Gameplay is very shallow, feels like a boss fighting game with walking in between. Only 4 hours in and not understanding how this met acclaim yet 15 got trashed. It makes me want to shelve it and put the time into XIV instead. And I just may.
MrBean
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29-Jul-2023(#59)
@Feeb it will get better. There's definitely a lot of drag, but overall, I'm pretty happy with it, I think. Rolling into the last area right now.
MrBean
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29-Jul-2023(#60)
I will say that this game may have the best trophy name ever "Such Dodge, So Mega".
MrBean
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30-Jul-2023(#61)
XVI may have the longest credits of any game. Sooooo many names, how the hell do they turn a profit when paying this many damn people for multiple years? My God.

Overall, I really did enioy the game. Combat got boring, lots of really slow walking Sim areas, but the story/world/characters, made it worth my time.

47/50 trophies, can't get the other two unless I do NG+. Wrapped up in 57 hours (truly felt ike double that).

I debate NG+, but realistically... Maybe in a year or two. Happy to be done. Time to move onto Aliens, Calisto, Hogwarts, TotK... And then Spiderman, Wonder, Mortal Kombat, Jesus too many still.
theJaw
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30-Jul-2023(#62)
FFXII The Zodiac Age is free on PS Plus. Think I’ll finally give it a fair shot sometime soon.
Renaissance2K
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30-Jul-2023(#63)
MrBean wrote:
> XVI may have the longest credits of any game. Sooooo many names, how the hell do
> they turn a profit when paying this many damn people for multiple years? My God.

Spider-Man PS4 has three hours of credits. I think the only games that can top that are those Kickstarter projects that thank all the individual donors.

MrBean
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* 30-Jul-2023(#64)
theJaw wrote:
> FFXII The Zodiac Age is free on PS Plus. Think I’ll finally give it a fair shot
> sometime soon.

I recently restarted this (second time), really want to commit to it. Finished original back on ps2, but never Zodiac. Seems like it's totally worth it.

I remember enjoying XII back in the day, but explicitly remember not using the combat system as intended as I wanted to keep everything manual. Really need to get this on the priority list.

Just so hard to replay something when there's so many huge games on the backlog these days.
Feeb
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30-Jul-2023(#65)
Playing FFXII correctly feels like playing all characters in an mmo with no noobs that stand in fire. You can setup how the heals are done and when / which status effects are removed, which DPS is used, who they focus etc. it feels really well done but you definitely have to commit to understanding and setting it up. I know other games have tried this but it just looks and feels perfected here.
Chocobo
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3-Aug-2023(#66)
MrBean wrote:

> My biggest gripe is that the combat is just so insanely repetitive at this point
> with no real creativity or fun anymore.
>

I can't stand it at this point. There's no variation and it's driving me insane.

> Getting the urge to go finally play the Zodiac Age.

Hands down my favorite FF. I'm not sure at what point it surpassed 8, but everything about 12 is perfect.
MrBean
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* 2-Sep(#67)
I never went back to the XV DLC. Wonder if this will be worth it. I enjoyed XVI but wasn't everything I was hoping it'd be.

https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/169813307141172...
MrBean
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* 14-Sep(#68)
Welp, this is exciting, Feb 29th!

This looks pretty great already. Supposedly 100 hours!

Safe to assume we'll have to wait another 3 years for the third part, on PS6.

https://youtu.be/lNVL-ygqw3w
MrBean
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* 21-Oct(#70)
Man, I really wish I could play XIV... But alas, I enjoy being married with kids.

https://youtu.be/fhqHwPPcWN4
lordkaosu
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22-Oct(#71)
Been playing XIV since the 2.0 beta with the wife, we find it pretty easy on our time and no worse than other games unless you let it be (it can be more time consuming than playing Cat Quest in co-op for instance).

brian9824
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3-Nov(#73)
MrBean wrote:
> Time to buy a Butter Finger.
>

Funny enough they give you all that but no system to play it on
lordkaosu
Gold Global Trader (8)
(frozen)
3-Nov(#74)
You're trying to say that bundle isn't so ultimate after all?

brian9824
500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 3-Nov(#75)
lordkaosu wrote:
> You're trying to say that bundle isn't so ultimate after all?
>
>

It should come with a lifetime of hair gel so you can pretend you are your favorite final fantasy char. THAT would be ultimate.

Or a life sized Barett body pillow
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
8-Nov(#76)
Question its legitamcy, but wow a IX remake would be amazing. Hell, just a proper remaster would be plenty awesome.

Still, sad that we have to get so excited about the old games vs. building new ones that are worthwhile.

https://www.gfinityesports.com/news/final-fantasy-...
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
8-Nov(#77)
How on Earth are they going to do a decent remake of IX when VII is going to take half a century to finish? I'm worried this is going to be like the FF8 Remastered release, where they AI-upscale some textures and squeeze it into an under-optimized PC port.

Shane12m
Triple Gold Good Trader
8-Nov(#78)
MrBean wrote:
> Question its legitamcy, but wow a IX remake would be amazing. Hell, just a proper
> remaster would be plenty awesome.
>
> Still, sad that we have to get so excited about the old games vs. building new ones
> that are worthwhile.
>

But they are doing both. Ff16 just came out
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review
8-Nov(#79)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> How on Earth are they going to do a decent remake of IX when VII is going to take
> half a century to finish? I'm worried this is going to be like the FF8 Remastered
> release, where they AI-upscale some textures and squeeze it into an under-optimized
> PC port.
>
>

Yep. VIII was disappointing, that was just a quick money grab.
justin_credible
Gold Good Trader
* 9-Nov(#80)
So I'm guessing 9 will be a game "remade" with graphics on par with about Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles on Gamecube and not Final Fantasy VII Remake.

I would rather they turn that 9 upside down and remake 6 from scratch. (it was 6 for PS1, originally known to North America as 3 for Super Nintendo) I'm wondering why they never did it. Are they afraid it won't sell well enough when the word of mouth would be they're remaking one of the greatest Final Fantasys of all time that several generations of gamers never played? I find that hard to believe. Instead the ones that were already developed in 3D are the only ones to get any love.

Topic   Final Fantasy