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You've played a bunch of these, admit it. I'm not including X-2, Crisis Core or the ones that don't have Roman numerals in their name.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Final Fantasy VI 13
Final Fantasy VII 8
Final Fantasy VIII 3
Final Fantasy I 1
Final Fantasy IV 1
Final Fantasy XII1
Final Fantasy V (BUTZ) 0
Final Fantasy III (famicom again. the one with kefka was VI) 0
Final Fantasy II (the famicom game. the SNES game called II was based on IV) 0
Final Fantasy IX 0
Final Fantasy X 0
Final Fantasy XI (the online one) 0


abanana, Sunday, 11 November 2007 02:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

lol remember when these took like maybe 20 hours to beat?

El Tomboto, Sunday, 11 November 2007 03:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

iv

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Sunday, 11 November 2007 03:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

jon have you seen the newest remake?
http://www.jeux-france.com/blog177998_Alexkidd
http://robotbling.gametrailers.com/gamepad/index.php?action=viewblog&id=163016

abanana, Sunday, 11 November 2007 12:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Dancing Mad for the win.

Nhex, Sunday, 11 November 2007 17:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I've never played any past IX. If they ever put one out on Wii, I'd probably play that.

I went for VI (US: III)

Z S, Sunday, 11 November 2007 18:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Don't think a proper numbered sequel will show up on the Wii, unless they pull a Dragon Quest for XIV or something.

marmotwolof, Sunday, 11 November 2007 20:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

no x-2, no credibility

webber, Monday, 12 November 2007 03:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

jim otm. not that i've played any of the others.

gff, Monday, 12 November 2007 05:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

vii, because he am the besht.

darraghmac, Monday, 12 November 2007 10:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I still haven't voted, I can't decide.

El Tomboto, Monday, 12 November 2007 16:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

VI for sure

ciderpress, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 00:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

VI, but the fan-translated ROM of IV hardtype is a close second

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 04:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

VII for no other reason than it was probably my favorite thing ever for 8 or 9 months in 7th grade

max, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 04:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I voted for VIII because of the tricks it played on VI/VII players. Levels? Useless. Magic? Useless. Gil? You'll never use it. Equipment? No equipment; equip your magic instead. The big military corporation? Good guys!

abanana, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 04:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

my favorite thing ever for 8 or 9 months in 7th grade

haha, the rest of us were in college n' shit.

kingfish, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 06:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Well maybe you were, gramps.

marmotwolof, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 06:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

hell, when even my BROTHER was in college. He would talk about how the guys on his football team got hooked on this game, even tho they(business school types playing for a Div II school) were not really the JRPG type.

kingfish, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 07:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think I was in grade 8! I am not the youngest! Yay!

I think I picked VII, but I am waffling now. I think VIII was criminally overhated (the battle system was one of my faves!) and XII was really, really amazing as well! Plus, five was really awes too. Good thing Tactics wasn't in the running though, it would have been no contest imo.

Will M., Tuesday, 13 November 2007 15:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'd like to vote for I or II/IV for enthralling me as a kid, but I got the most thrills and replay out of VII for sure.

VIII was eh, okay. I sped through it in college, got to the last boss and couldn't beat it.

Jordan, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 15:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i even bought the score on CD as performed by some symphony orchestra

max, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 17:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

wth? I thought I'd be haha contrarian look @ me by voting VIII but other people dug it too?? :(

Leee, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 17:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I only ever played VII; I was more of an Ultima guy.

HI DERE, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 20:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 00:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I was in 4th grade when FF7 came out, I wasn't allowed to get it because it was rated "Teen"

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 04:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

vii is the best game ever

r1o natsume, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Also JESUS FUCK YOU PEOPLE ARE YOUNG

HI DERE, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i remember playing ffvii once in high school and once my senior year of college (after i had ceased giving a fuck)

Jordan, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

7 was my last year in college and I stayed more focused on that than anything else in my life.

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 16:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

co-sign HI DERE. When I was in the seventh grade I had nothing to play but Forgotten Worlds, you little brats!

I don't know if there have been better RPGs since VII, but that was the last one I had time for. I'm trying to fuck with Oblivion and Mass Effect right now and I can see right away that there is NO WAY I can put in the hours for these games.

antexit, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 16:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The best RPG I've ever played is probably still Planescape: Torment, with Baldur's Gate II as a very close second.

HI DERE, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 21:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

HI DERE: Planescape :: GZeus : Chrono Trigger

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 21:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

(sorry that was mean)

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 21:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I voted for I, actually, because none of the others ever felt quite as amazing. #1 felt completely Epic and New and Holy Shit, everything afterwards felt like formula (I know it's all really a bunch of dragon quest clones but I didn't get my own copy of the first dragon quest)

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 21:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

trying to get the rat tail and squeaking out of the dungeon with like one dude left with 2 hit points is def. in my top 5 most intense gaming moments

(and then having all my dudes hit puberty!)

Jordan, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 22:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

and you missed out on it because you were at home playing video games?

antexit, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 23:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Thursday, 15 November 2007 00:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

holy shit 6 for the big win

El Tomboto, Thursday, 15 November 2007 00:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i woulda voted X but these games are too exhausting to even think about. I spent easily 12 hours on the soccer side mission on that one.

bnw, Thursday, 15 November 2007 03:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

there was one after X where you could only play the girl chars and their outfits got +5 points in slutty.

bnw, Thursday, 15 November 2007 03:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The fuckin' CARD GAME! And the arcade in seven! I spent WEEKS.

forksclovetofu, Thursday, 15 November 2007 05:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

VI for the low-level game alone. Best game ever.

All Final Fantasies after IX have been awful.

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 21 November 2007 03:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Shit I missed this poll! 7 was the last one I ever played; you guys know they made a Cloud/Tifa/etc MOVIE right?

Every time I've played FFI I named my white mage a girl's name at the start, then spent the last half of the game trying to force myself to pronounce it in a manly way, once they adulted up and I realized it was obviously a dude.

nickalicious, Wednesday, 21 November 2007 14:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Snrub so wrong on XII. That game is actually phenomenal and I wish I had voted for it.

Will M., Wednesday, 21 November 2007 15:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Actually, when I really give it thought, for me it's something like...

12 > 7 > 8 > 5 > 6 > 1 > 4 > 10 >>>>>> 9 >>>>>>>>> 11 >>> 2 > 3

I can't believe I have played every FF. :/

Will M., Wednesday, 21 November 2007 15:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

You ranked IV below I and VIII? Damn. The first one, I can maybe understand, but VIII? Ugh. Even VII doesn't always hold up as well as the SNES-era games.

I'm guessing by the poll results, most of the voters here are in their mid-20s or older (like me).

Nhex, Wednesday, 21 November 2007 19:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

IV failed to grab me every time I played it. In fact, I have a mild vendetta vs. 6 and 4 for being overloved in comparison to, well, pretty much every game ever. But particularly V. That game is so overlooked!

Will M., Wednesday, 21 November 2007 20:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

As someone who hasn't played a mainline FF since VIII and gave up, do I want to play FFX and/or X-2 for historical interest, or is it not worth it and should I skip to XII? Would you consider these games still fun and worth playing in this day and age, or are they relics by now, having relied on graphical wow of the time and cutscenes?

Since you dudes voted VI as the best you are hereby trustworthy. I don't think I've played a traditional JRPG since Tales of Symphonia. not counting RGC's Guadia Quest. (Also, I heard X-2 is actually pretty enjoyable if you can roll with the sass.) But what say you all?

Nhex, Thursday, 11 February 2010 13:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

Some short reviews of the FF games I've played so far:

Final Fantasy I - Great game! It's kind of amazing how much of FF is all laid out in this first game. Fighting is super slow though. Wwhen u fight 6 bad guys and they all attack and you have to wait for each one to hit, you may fall asleep before it's your turn.
Final Fantasy IV - My introduction to the series. Wonderful gameplay, pretty streamlined story, music and graphics are great.
Final Fantasy VI - Easily the most epic game, with the best stories, the best character selections, and the best open world. You could probably play this over and over and over and have a different experience each time.
Final Fantasy VII - The first half of the game is like the newer FF's, all linear and plot-based, yet the open-world second half is a nice continuation of FFVI. The shift to 3D results in the best summons EVER (seriously this is one of the main things that makes me want to replay it), and I also think this game maybe has the best enemies ever, just such a huge variety of random encounter models. After this one I think they dropped the ball on the enemies and this is the peak. Story is kind of meh and confusing but the sense of humor and off the wall goofiness (Chocobo races, the Gold Saucer, snowboarding mini game) paradoxically bring things down to Earth.
Final Fantasy VIII - Eh.....the combat is dreadful, and the enemies are so scant. Feels like 1/5 the amount of unique bad guys that were in VII. Fighting fucking caterpillars for 40 hours. Also by the time it gets to the end game it's clear they just kind of gave up w making new environments (except for the sweet final castle). Main character sucks, but the music is nice, and the lame story does have some incredibly cool setpieces (fighting zombie president on a train). Triple Triad is probably more fun than the rest of the game, at least until you get drowned in a pile of confusing rules. It's worth owning this game solely to bring up Triple Triad and just leave the music playing while you clean your room.
Final Fantasy IX - Haven't played more than an hour or two but the art direction turns me off. I do think I'll get into it in earnest some day but I want to find a nice mod that speeds up combat when I do.
Final Fantasy X - Combat of the Gods. Storyline is pretty great too (Yuna's character, despite being kidnapped every other scene, has a really interesting arc to it). If they ever do an HD remake of FFVII they need to use this combat system so you can just switch out Tifa and Vincent et al in the middle of battle.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 29 June 2014 17:38 (four years ago) Permalink

I decided to try winning one of the butterfly catches during lunch, just ended in complete and total frustration. You have tenths of a second to spare in this, it's so ridiculous. Why couldn't we have a full minute to do this in? Anyways after a dozen tries I started using save states and even then it was nearly impossible. After a bunch of tries I finally caught the last butterfly and a treasure chest appeared and.... dropped... off the map.... Eff this I don't have time for this. Eff the celestial weapons, eff the Omega Ruins, I'm just going to beat the game and move on to something sane.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 7 July 2014 17:48 (four years ago) Permalink

My favourite Final Fantasy game is Fire Emblem: Awakening.

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 9 July 2014 01:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Ok I figured I'd give FFX another shot wrt to post-game bonus stuff, did some grinding in Omega Ruins, then decided to go get the remaining Aeons. I had to go into 2 temples and find the destruction spheres, which was easy to do in Zanarkand but I couldn't go into Macalania because Dark Shiva was waiting for me and INSTANT DEATH. So I decide to track down Yojimbo first and his BFG attack is instant death to even a dark aeon. So Dark Shiva gets whiped out, I get that last destruction sphere, go to Baaj and collect Anima for my troubles. One of my main goals at this point is to take out One Eye so that I can get Triple AP weapons, yet I can't really take on any Monster Arena bosses without dying. That is, until I get Yojimbo and Anima. So I finally start getting these Triple AP weapons and I captured a Don Tonberry earlier so I have been doing the AP farming trick to level everyone up ridiculous amounts.

So yay life is good.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 14 July 2014 00:40 (four years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

so is anyone going to get type-0 HD? wasn't thinking about it but annual bonus is making me have dumb ideas~

GGGOAT: greatest goat game of all time (Will M.), Tuesday, 17 March 2015 15:24 (three years ago) Permalink

i feel like i'm going to google what that is and end up spending half an hour on wikipedia following all the links i need to understand and then despise myself

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Tuesday, 17 March 2015 16:36 (three years ago) Permalink

someone make a best final fantasy trilogy poll i am curious how that would pan out

-- NES ones
-- SNES ones
-- PSX ones
-- Tactics / Tactics Advance / XII
-- X / X-II / ... something else
-- XIII / XIII-2 / Lightning Returns

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Tuesday, 17 March 2015 16:39 (three years ago) Permalink

tactics/tac advance/ and then not tactics advance 2?

also xii could get paired up with revenant wings haha did anyone else play that :/

GGGOAT: greatest goat game of all time (Will M.), Tuesday, 17 March 2015 17:06 (three years ago) Permalink

actually i think maybe

tactics / vagrant story / XII

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Tuesday, 17 March 2015 18:29 (three years ago) Permalink

trying to split the non-trilogy games into trilogies kinda feels like a square peg problem... 1/2/3 and 4/5/6 and 7/8/9 works but after that... 10/10-2/12 maybe? and then fft/ffta/ffta2? then 13/13-2/13-3... and then i guess like xi/xiv/mystic quest

GGGOAT: greatest goat game of all time (Will M.), Tuesday, 17 March 2015 18:50 (three years ago) Permalink

I started playing the first FF a little while back. It's inestimably comforting. At least partly because it bears such a strong resemblance to Sword of Vermillion (which I played a ton when I was younger and which is basically a carbon copy of FF1). I plan on slowly working my way through all of the ones that are available on PS3 & Vita.

A Whizzer, A Poo Star (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 17 March 2015 19:33 (three years ago) Permalink

Despite what my shitty username suggests I find FF6 overrated. FFVII is still the best game ever to my nostalgia-riddled mind. Awesome soundtrack too.

As an aside, the next FF needs to be bloody good after two sequels that no-one asked for to a game that no-one liked.

ultros ultros-ghali, Tuesday, 17 March 2015 19:36 (three years ago) Permalink

They really need to ditch the current mythos. I made it through XIII but XIII-2, even though the gameplay was 10 times more appealing, I did not care for that world. Same with Type-0. Here is hoping the "Fantasy based in reality" is actually a real thing and it doesn't start the game with a bunch of capitalized nouns that only reveal their meaning through reading some datalog or wiki entry.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 17 March 2015 20:21 (three years ago) Permalink

For some reason I bought FF Type-0 HD (only in part for the XV demo, mostly jsut because I don't have a lot of PS4 games yet and it seemed like it might be kinda fun and I just got my bonus). Played some of it LATE last night when I was kinda falling asleep, I really don't think I get it yet. Then I played a few minutes of XV and I also really don't get it. I DON'T THINK THESE GAMES MAKE ANY SENSE ANYMORE. (will try both again when less sleepy tho).

GGGOAT: greatest goat game of all time (Will M.), Tuesday, 24 March 2015 14:59 (three years ago) Permalink

XV looks incredible tho, I am legit jell of Ps4 owners for the first time.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:27 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Was playing XIII-2 for a while, and enjoying it, but after I beat Caius Ballad for the first time it opened up some new worlds and they were locked up. Now I have to backtrack and talk to everybody hoping the next story thing triggers. I tried looking it up in a walkthrough but the story is so incomprehensible I don't know where I am in it.

Tried playing IX again, and my PS1 is skipping every time I get to the same part, which is a cutscene in that first forest, after you save Garnet from a carnivorous plant. Is there any way around skipping cutscenes on a real system or am I effed?

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 5 May 2015 16:23 (three years ago) Permalink

tried looking it up in a walkthrough but the story is so incomprehensible I don't know where I am in it

man i just don't know how you manage to enjoy some of the stuff you enjoy

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Tuesday, 5 May 2015 16:34 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kznek1uNVsg

Gonna be crazy.

I think enough time has passed now that doing a straight remake is out of the question, but there is a lot of stuff in FFVII I hope they don't throw out. For instance the crossdressing section that a lot of people think will need to be cut could be spun in a more modern way. It is front page material. As are a lot of themes in this game (terrorism, environmental catastrophes, the military-industrial complex, rising awareness of wealth inequality, etc.). Plus the game had cell phones .... in 1997!

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 17:03 (three years ago) Permalink

i sure do like that game.

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 17:04 (three years ago) Permalink

The scope of this will be insane though. Just imagine going around w the submarine and coming upon Emerald Weapon under the ocean.....in HD!

Hope they do something special for the Chocobo Races, they were the sublime psychedelic Yellow Submarine cartoons of the polygonal age.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 17:08 (three years ago) Permalink

i kinda don't think this game needs super sparkling graphics? it sure hasn't helped the later FFs. Everything looking like a michael bay film is a bug, not a feature.

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 17:14 (three years ago) Permalink

agreed, i'm kinda excited about this because i haven't played FF7 since '03 (and that was a nostalgic 2nd playthrough after graduating college and before getting a job), but it might turn out that block hands were part of the magic.

weirdly i'm most excited for the submarine mini-game.

lil urbane (Jordan), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 18:16 (three years ago) Permalink

kupo

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 18:37 (three years ago) Permalink

Everything looking like a michael bay film is a bug, not a feature.

^^ can't be stated enough

example (crüt), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 18:40 (three years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8-CSDeeVtI

Michael Bay this.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 18:58 (three years ago) Permalink

currently on the FF7 wiki :)

in 2015 E3 announced the REMAKE of FINAL FANTASY 7 is true, and on going until the release date sometime around 2017, and many fans are REJOICED, and HYPE like Crazy on many Social media. same did happened with SQUAREENIX Holdings, it was rising sharply as the announcement goes. TETSUYA NOMURA is the Director, and Yoshinori Kitase as the Producer. many fans think it will be PS4 Exclusive, but at the end of the trailer credits section, it is written -play it 1st on PLAYSTATION 4- this lead to many oppurtunity that it may come also to XBOXone and PC later years.

lil urbane (Jordan), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 19:02 (three years ago) Permalink

it is written

example (crüt), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 19:04 (three years ago) Permalink

I have no idea why this game is like the cultural touchstone of gamers younger than me.

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 19:34 (three years ago) Permalink

it's the first RPG for which I remember seeing a television commercial

example (crüt), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 20:22 (three years ago) Permalink

Came out when I was 16, and I got it for PC. Didn't finish it til years later on emulator and it was really fun to play. There weren't many games around that had cool CD stuff, and it made really good use of all that storage space. I don't think they recycle a single enemy from one area to another. Music is incredible. Summon animations are still jaw-dropping if you've never seen them before.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 20:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Also upon replaying it I found a lot of the quirkier elements were actually really cool and ahead of their time and maybe things that I wouldn't see in USA-produced entertainment circa 1997. Thought provoking stuff about many deep issues from the politics of war and scarcity to environmental pollution, social/economic stratification, and philosophical/psychological ego explorations. You don't see much of that written into entertainment made for 16-year-olds and explored at any length.

I think for a lot of American kids that grew up w FFVII it opened some intellectual doors to concepts from a non-Western viewpoint that they would otherwise have missed. Having grown up in Reagan's America and the following Gulf War it was probably the first time I had encountered a popular media object that took a long look at environmental pollution and the costs of war and the profit motives of its cheerleaders.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 21:38 (three years ago) Permalink

Im just jealous there's no ff6 remake for next gen consoles

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Tuesday, 16 June 2015 23:33 (three years ago) Permalink

^^^absolutely. that's the one i really want to see.

Nhex, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 23:03 (three years ago) Permalink

me too, and it looks like FF director Nomura wants it as well

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 18 June 2015 14:09 (three years ago) Permalink

FFVII was also the big steal for Sony from Nintendo, and they were supremely dickish about it - I remember a TV ad claiming that the latest iteration of one of their Nintendo competitors (Dragon Quest?) would fit six times over into FFVII's opening cinematic.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 26 June 2015 11:47 (three years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

http://finalsfantasy.com/

ulysses, Wednesday, 23 March 2016 21:25 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

So I had intended to play through the series from the very beginning, but I have to ask: is there a point where these installments dispense with the super-fun feature of an insurmountably-insane difficulty spike late in the game that forces the player rage quit for the sake of his or her own sanity? I'm three deep and all three have wound up like this. Increasingly challenging, forcing you to develop particular skills and allocate particular resources, and then...blam, you're instadead. Oh look blam, you're instadead again. And again. And again. I just last night played through 30-45 minutes of FF 3 inside some floating tree castle thing sloughing off HP and items with no place to save my game but doin' okay because man this is a war for the soul of the earth (or whatever, I pay approximately zero attention to the stories in these things) but then I get to a boss at whom I throw literally everything I have to throw and he's like, yeah no bye. I may have flipped off my Vita. It's possible.

I generally find these old school turn-based RPGs very soothing, so the fact that I've ultimately found three early editions of this series very unsoothing does not bode well. Maybe I'll just jump on ahead to VII. I know that one soothed me out of a mess of college classes I should've attended instead of playing FFVII so it seems like a safe bet.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Friday, 24 November 2017 13:34 (one year ago) Permalink

I think that gets better after III iirc? I don’t know why anybody would inflict the first two on themselves in this day and age tbh.

El Tomboto, Friday, 24 November 2017 13:52 (one year ago) Permalink

With those early ones you just have to do a lot of grinding before the last bit, which isn't fun exactly but nature of the beast. I only played the remake of III for the DS and iirc it wasn't too bad. But I'm playing IV for the first time, I'm near the end and it's not too bad but there are several bosses that pull sneaky bullshit like putting a death counter on the entire party and stuff like that which means I'm barely scraping through the whole time.

ultros ultros-ghali, Friday, 24 November 2017 14:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh and FFII doesn't help itself by have a teeeerrrible leveling system. I didn't enjoy that one too much.

ultros ultros-ghali, Friday, 24 November 2017 14:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, I read something about the leveling in 2 (I assume you mean the thing where you only level up by letting yourself get beat to shit?) so it wasn't that bad since I was prepared. I just counterintuitively ran around without armor a lot of the time.

Just downloaded 4 because I'm a masochist.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Friday, 24 November 2017 15:23 (one year ago) Permalink

With IV (even the "hard" version) the games got much much easier. I've never made it through the NES titles.

Nhex, Friday, 24 November 2017 15:33 (one year ago) Permalink

IV has a difficulty spike when you get to a certain faraway locale.
V gets super boring in the second half. i guess that's a kind of difficulty? I tried replaying it a few years ago, and gave up during that endless forest fire segment.

Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Friday, 24 November 2017 22:22 (one year ago) Permalink

I never beat it - got to the very end, found out I was a bit underleveled for the final dungeon and gave up. But someday!

Nhex, Saturday, 25 November 2017 07:13 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdwxq512u8A

this song is amazing. it's also named "Underneath the Rotting Pizza"

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 15 February 2018 04:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8o9gGOKEg4

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 15 February 2018 04:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

Zoso's cousin theme

Nhex, Thursday, 22 February 2018 06:25 (nine months ago) Permalink

playing the steam demo of Final Fantasy XV. it is so great!

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

so this demo for Final Fantasy XV is great. the intro area is very cool. the story is nice and understandable, it's sort of like an American road movie, at least in the intro. the music is wonderful throughout, the starting garage has this live acoustic guitar with warm Hammond organ sound that gives it a country & western (Italian western being a big US-Japan cultural influence, im watching Fist of the North Star right now and it is very much like those old Clint Eastwood movies) here we have that but with rockstar Japanese cinematic-fantasy royalty.

the battles are so fun, i love the warp ability, it is alot of fun to use. the animation all over is incredible and the character design is great. it is trying to be an HD "realistic" version of the fantasy.

luckily that has not stopped them from including magical sparks and goblins and iron giants and cactuars and chocobos only now they are rendered in HD in realtime with expensive animation and soundtrack work by people that have recently rebuffed their own studio's fantasy output through working with Disney, another studio who has long shared a love of pop fantasy. the post-battle world music makes me think of Kingdom Hearts and imo that is a very good thing.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 27 February 2018 17:46 (nine months ago) Permalink


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