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Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:57 pm
by mcwop23
i gotta admit at first i was like whatever about the replay until i was running from that ATOM machine or whatever and that goddamn classic reel of squall running and jumping onto the hovercraft got me feeling all the fuccin feels

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:34 pm
by Meeps
mcwop23 wrote:i gotta admit at first i was like whatever about the replay until i was running from that ATOM machine or whatever and that goddamn classic reel of squall running and jumping onto the hovercraft got me feeling all the fuccin feels


I noticed that particular fmv was way more compressed than the others in the remaster. I wonder why.

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:13 pm
by Durham
The MIDI music confused me too but it was an interesting change of pace

With 3X I’m tempted to just play this game again forever

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:23 pm
by Infinite Jost
i blew my low level game because i forgot about both the required encounters in the deap sea research facility and the card ability
i'm "only" like level 40 and i probably will gain a couple more levels grinding cactuars for AP
horrible
i knew i'd find some way to screw it up
at least i can just farm the Elnoyle for the last energy crystals i need
i'm gonna try to stay under 50 and make sure i get 100 auras and start using Irvine since he's still pretty low level
got all the GFs though and I have to platinum the thing so I had to level up for my SeeD ranking
that's how I justify it
not that I messed up

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:55 am
by brent
i know i've asked it before, but does anyone here like ffxiii

dusted off my ps3 a week ago and thought about getting it lol

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:57 am
by mcwop23
i didn’t like it at all

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:00 am
by brent
it definitely seems like the most widely hated in the series, but from what i can tell it's also partly due to linearity which doesn't necessarily bother me. i also really liked playing through ffxii for the first time earlier this year and i think it was not received well initially

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:03 am
by Durham
Squall being a much higher level than everyone else is kinda annoying but inevitable given the story. Does any game do battle and party stuff better than FFX?

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:18 am
by my piano
FFX is the best battle system far and away imo, you can swap party members in battle without losing a turn

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:21 am
by techno beats
brent wrote:it definitely seems like the most widely hated in the series, but from what i can tell it's also partly due to linearity which doesn't necessarily bother me. i also really liked playing through ffxii for the first time earlier this year and i think it was not received well initially


The storyline in the first one is borderline incomprehensible due to all of the proper nouns they throw around, but I remember thinking the battle system was very fun.

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:42 am
by Infinite Jost
I started replaying XIII on PC and its....fine
It is definitely the worst since the 8 bit era (and then not counting remakes) but it wasn't as completely hateable as it was the first time
The cast sucks but I like Lightning's design and a lot of the music and environments are gorgeous and the paradigm system is fun when you time a switch just in time to avoid instant KO attacks
I dunno

I still burst out laughing at other "moms are tough" moments that dead goofy wife keeps mentioning
The dialog really is rough but it might be more hilarious now than just annoying

Snow is the single worst FF character ever

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:45 am
by Infinite Jost
Honestly feel bad for the composers that they had to waste some material on that whole trilogy (I will note that I thought Lightning Returns was genuinely good which may invalidate any opinions I have)

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:53 am
by palmer eldritch
ff8 day 2 report: the battles are really smooth but I don't want to play the card game really

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:41 pm
by Buddy Knox
I did all the Triple Triad stuff the first time I played the game but I've avoided it on all subsequent playthroughs because it is just too frustrating.

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:45 pm
by mcwop23
i cheat by just restarting if i lose

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:18 pm
by Viz
My Final Fantasy IX playthrough is getting pretty rough and I have to really convince myself to play it through to the end.

I didn't pay attention to the Zombie status so I had no clue why I couldn't use Phoenix Down or Life on dead Eiko.

Random enemies with instant kill attacks are the worst.

I'm pretty far into the story now (I think. I just defeated the boss at the life tree) and I still haven't been given free reign of the map so I can at least try to grind and level up so I wouldn't worry about random instant kill enemies.

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:19 pm
by mcwop23
yeah i completely abandoned my last ff9 playthrough because of my kid, feel like it was a lot harder than i remembered, i’ll go back to it after 8

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:43 am
by palmer eldritch
mcwop23 wrote:i cheat by just restarting if i lose


too much work

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:46 am
by palmer eldritch
day 3 update: I beat the town and I think I graduated or whatever. the battle theme is really good, which is important. overall I like the mechanics and mostly the innovations relative to FF6 and FF7 work. love to obsessively draw spells from enemies (well so far). what really killed FF9 for me is that the battles are just fucking terrible. and the cutscenes just go on forever. mashing text boxes.

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:47 pm
by mcwop23
love junctioning water early

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:14 pm
by brent
really wish i could get into 8 but it just isn’t clicking at all, i just feel like the battle systems in 7/8/9 are all so antiquated and boring now. maybe i just need a break from ff games

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:15 pm
by Infinite Jost
mcwop23 wrote:love junctioning water early


nothing compared to tornado :twisted:

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:26 pm
by dusky
finally playing ff12 for my first time and I’m only like an hour in and feeling so overjoyed. I haven’t felt like this playing a game in a while.

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:50 pm
by shame dawg
That rules. I love 12, considered buying the switch version on sale even though I’ve already bought it on ps4.

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:51 pm
by mcwop23
12 rules

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:50 pm
by Durham
Viz wrote:My Final Fantasy IX playthrough is getting pretty rough and I have to really convince myself to play it through to the end.

I didn't pay attention to the Zombie status so I had no clue why I couldn't use Phoenix Down or Life on dead Eiko.

Random enemies with instant kill attacks are the worst.

I'm pretty far into the story now (I think. I just defeated the boss at the life tree) and I still haven't been given free reign of the map so I can at least try to grind and level up so I wouldn't worry about random instant kill enemies.


just finished IX and man, it sucks aside from the first disc

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:51 pm
by Durham
palmer eldritch wrote:day 3 update: I beat the town and I think I graduated or whatever. the battle theme is really good, which is important. overall I like the mechanics and mostly the innovations relative to FF6 and FF7 work. love to obsessively draw spells from enemies (well so far). what really killed FF9 for me is that the battles are just fucking terrible. and the cutscenes just go on forever. mashing text boxes.


are you doing speed x3 for drawing or sitting through everything?

not loving triple triad is bonkers to me

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:13 pm
by palmer eldritch
me will never fast forward rpg

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:15 pm
by palmer eldritch
triple triad is fine but I kept losing my cards and resetting and it just takes too much time

but then on the other hand I beat that dinosaur in the training garden last night and it took forever and had no real point to doing it as far as I can tell

Re: how are you doing your current final fantasy replay

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:17 pm
by Meeps
If it dropped any Dino bones you can refine them into quakes