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Postby palmer eldritch » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:48 pm

I got to the train the other night.

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this game is really great. I lost to the fake president. it's nice to lose to a boss fight. a lot of status ailments for so early in the game.
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Postby mcwop23 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:09 pm

Durham wrote:Doin 4 and 12 simultaneously now. Just finished Mt Ordeal and just got out of the mine at Bhujerba. Is it fair to say I’m halfway through 4 and a third through 12?


you’re not even remotely close to halfway through 4, maybe 1/5
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Postby Viz » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:11 am

I decided that I'm not going to finish FF9. The story was only alright, and I get that Zidane was supposed to be a breath of fresh air after the sullen Cloud and Squall, but in the end, I just couldn't get into these characters.

Cut scenes were way too long, button mashing text boxes indeed. The game just doesn't want me to have fun with the enemy encounters it seems. I'm constantly on the defensive, frantically trying to revive dead party members. Even at this late point in the game, I never found an "All" modifier, so it was a constant, Cure one person, another one dies, repeat repeat. I could have used the 9999 hit modifier, but then that's the other extreme of No Fun. It really made me appreciate how balanced FF7's combat was.

So yeah, on to the Switch FF X, I guess.
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Postby deadbass » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:21 am

mcwop23 wrote:
Durham wrote:Doin 4 and 12 simultaneously now. Just finished Mt Ordeal and just got out of the mine at Bhujerba. Is it fair to say I’m halfway through 4 and a third through 12?


you’re not even remotely close to halfway through 4, maybe 1/5


I'd say you're also 1/5 through XII.
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Postby dusky » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:24 pm

eeesh.. i am struggling with ff14. i'm level 23. should i give up on it if i'm still not feeling it... like, at all?
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Postby hector doepos » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:24 pm

Ff6 question: So I saved my game after walking through the imperial observation post only to realize I’m way under leveled for the passage to the sealed gate... is there any way to exit the imperial observation post??? Seems like I’m stuck in here. (Previously when the soldiers were around they would kick me out if they saw me but it’s empty now)

Edit: whoops there is a little door to the left I missed
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Postby Meeps » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:26 pm

Viz wrote:I decided that I'm not going to finish FF9. The story was only alright, and I get that Zidane was supposed to be a breath of fresh air after the sullen Cloud and Squall, but in the end, I just couldn't get into these characters.

Cut scenes were way too long, button mashing text boxes indeed. The game just doesn't want me to have fun with the enemy encounters it seems. I'm constantly on the defensive, frantically trying to revive dead party members. Even at this late point in the game, I never found an "All" modifier, so it was a constant, Cure one person, another one dies, repeat repeat. I could have used the 9999 hit modifier, but then that's the other extreme of No Fun. It really made me appreciate how balanced FF7's combat was.

So yeah, on to the Switch FF X, I guess.


I’m sticking with it, but I agree with all this. I have 3x speed on pretty much constantly and it still takes forever to get through all the dialogue.
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Postby Meeps » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:39 pm

VIII was harder the first time I played it when I had no idea what the fuck I was doing. I got all the way to the boss at the end of disc 3 and had to start over because I could no longer win by spamming GFs. Now I pretty much only ever die against Malboros, though
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Postby my piano » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:38 pm

i started making an overly ambitious final fantasy progress tracker/guide/omnisheet in google sheets if anyone would be interested in it when i reach a working model.
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Postby my piano » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:04 pm

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cool, right now i'm mostly just scraping reference materials so i can have an easier time building out the tables i need to track stats per game, etc. but some of my formatting work is already done.

if you front level save data like my second image there i could incorporate it into my sheet right now and use it for examples to build out the working model of the absurd vision i have for this thing in my head
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Postby my piano » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:05 pm

that bottom image got some weird compression going on, my actual sheet looks crisp
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Postby struttin' evil mushroom » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:05 pm

well they blew up the sorceress in her castle last night
blew up her GF too
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Postby VHB » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:09 pm

struttin' evil mushroom wrote:well they blew up the sorceress in her castle last night
blew up her GF too
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i hope you enjoyed the ending, it's one of my favorites
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Postby Viz » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:11 pm

I've reached the Guadosalam area in my Final Fantasy X replay and yeah, being able to swap out any character and not losing a turn by doing so is an amazing combat mechanic.

It's funny to me that the main party look detailed and amazing in this remaster, but every NPC (with a few exceptions) looks like crappy PS2 sprites. In fact, since I sometimes play this during my lunch break at work, I sometimes have to look over my shoulder cause I'd be pretty embarrased every time Lulu is on screen.

I'm liking the chill vibe of the story so far. Just following Yuna from temple to temple on her pilgrimage, picking up Aeons.

The boss battles are pretty fun and I like how all of them so far are just massive characters.
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Postby doublethink0 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:24 pm

my piano wrote:i started making an overly ambitious final fantasy progress tracker/guide/omnisheet in google sheets if anyone would be interested in it when i reach a working model.


one of my first experiences using Excel was plotting out my rosters/equipment for Kefka's tower in FF6. I feel like I have a Word doc journal too with check-offs for key items and notes about dungeons. I was obsessed at 12

I would also be interested in seeing your work
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Postby my piano » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:51 pm

doublethink0 wrote:
my piano wrote:i started making an overly ambitious final fantasy progress tracker/guide/omnisheet in google sheets if anyone would be interested in it when i reach a working model.


one of my first experiences using Excel was plotting out my rosters/equipment for Kefka's tower in FF6. I feel like I have a Word doc journal too with check-offs for key items and notes about dungeons. I was obsessed at 12

I would also be interested in seeing your work


my idea is part omni-guide hoovering up every piece of reference/guide material available and making it cross-referenced/consolidated etc.

another part is determine what sort of progress/stat tracking is feasible to create a framework that isn't taxing for other people to dial their things into. right now i'm laser-focused on ff1 to keep things somewhat limited, since it's been pretty well picked apart by romhackers - medium-term i'm looking towards trying to figure out lua scripting for automatically kicking out data, possibly importing it in later on but that's way way down the road.

the ultimate synthesis idea i have in my head is to make 'how are you doing on current final fantasy replay' into sort of it's own modular, optionally social metagame outside the game. like some data/formula-driven semi-DIY achievements layer for all the save games we've left behind.
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Postby dusky » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:42 pm

i think ff12 might have my favorite art direction of any ff i've played. just received the treaty blade, and wow, just blown away by how beautiful this game is.

i'm planning on a replay of 8 or 10 hopefully before Shenmue + Death Stranding next month. it's been a long time, though. any suggestions on which to go with?
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Postby brent » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:53 pm

viz’s post absolutely makes me want to do ffx again even though it’s probably one of the most familiar to me

it is a very chill ff
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Postby my piano » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:25 am

started a 4x thief save in FF1 mostly to test and work through framework, etc. but i went ahead and made custom palette-swap sprites for my characters Zidn, Lcke, Yfie and Riku so i can tell them apart easier outside of the game and also just because

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Postby Durham » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:20 pm

At the final dungeon in 4, it’s a good game

12 battle is fun with the gambits and speed x2, just plowing through monsters with ease

the story and voice acting is straight up Star Wars prequel garbage though
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Postby dusky » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:51 pm

i really enjoyed fran's bjork voice
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Postby Viz » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:44 pm

I really don't get the whole sending/unsending/fayth aspect of Final Fantasy X. I just "killed" Seymour for the third time, and I'm sure he's going to be back again. No One Ever Dies, I guess. And the whole explanation of what Zanarkand and Tidus are, just went over my head and I'll just let the game continue leading me from place to place now until I finally unlock an airship.

I've avoided using any Level Sphere unlocks, so my characters are pretty locked into their classes, but I like the options I have by being able to switch out characters without penalty. Delay Buster and Dark Buster are my main friends. I really enjoy the combat in this game. There was some jar thing where I tried to steal from it but it killed my entire party in retaliation, but other than that, most of the attacks have been fair.

Kamari is pretty useless unless you find those Lancet attacks huh? Which I haven't.
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Postby endless dave » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:00 pm

dusky wrote:i think ff12 might have my favorite art direction of any ff i've played. just received the treaty blade, and wow, just blown away by how beautiful this game is.

i'm planning on a replay of 8 or 10 hopefully before Shenmue + Death Stranding next month. it's been a long time, though. any suggestions on which to go with?


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Postby domesticwhite » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:23 pm

palmer eldritch wrote:I got to the train the other night.

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this game is really great. I lost to the fake president. it's nice to lose to a boss fight. a lot of status ailments for so early in the game.


you can kill him with one phoenix down, he's a zombie
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Postby Stuntman » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:37 pm

God I love FF8 so much but the fact that there is a lengthy final dungeon past the point of no return is the reason why I've never been able to beat this game on replays. I just know that I'll get to the castle and I'll want to turn around and won't be able to.
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Postby it's the suspense that gets me » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:39 pm

fuck i stalled out on ff8 immediately after getting to esthar, which i feel like happens everytime i try to play this game. i'm sucked into my playthrough of shenmue 1/2 before the third game comes out too.
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Postby it's the suspense that gets me » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:40 pm

coincidentally, i'm at the exact same point of shenmue 1 i always stall out at (working the forklift job, think i'm nearing the end of day 3 so there's an end in sight there at least).
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Postby palmer eldritch » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:41 pm

domesticwhite wrote:
palmer eldritch wrote:I got to the train the other night.

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this game is really great. I lost to the fake president. it's nice to lose to a boss fight. a lot of status ailments for so early in the game.


you can kill him with one phoenix down, he's a zombie


I'm not a speedrunner mate
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Postby palmer eldritch » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:44 pm

I made it to what I think is probably the Disc 2 transition in FF8 and I haven't had a good time to play for a while but I will return
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Postby mcwop23 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:25 pm

yeah i’ve been slacking on 8 the past week
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