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Final Fantasy 9 comes to PC (and smartphones)

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by Perkel, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. Jacob All Men Are King Kong Patron

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    Also, Squall is an annoying whiny emo teen, which I think is the only main FF series protag that fits the cliche. But if I were him, I'd probably be an emo too, considering the retarded people around him. Quistis, for example, she's retarded enough to go back all the way through a sewer just to apologize to Rinoa, in the middle of a mission.
     
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  2. Jinn Arcane

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    I just replayed FFVIII for the first time in many years a few months ago, and I found Squall was only insufferably emo/angsty/whiny for the about the first half of the game. After that, he is actually a pretty believable pseudo-optimistic/realist character. Not defending Square's choice in protagonist on that one at all, but just saying.

    As for IX, it was definitely my favorite of the PSX era of Final Fantasy and I'm kind of looking forward to the PC port. Especially with some re-balancing mods thrown into the mix. It's a nice time to be a PC gamer.
     
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  3. Jacob All Men Are King Kong Patron

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    Yeah, true, and I think we're not supposed to like Squall for his emo-ness. Problem is, everyone else is also retarded, which makes it hard to get the point across (That Squall is shit and he needs to grow up and all that). Even more confusing, everyone else being retarded is also intentional (At least that's what I like to think), that the point of their character is that they also need to grow up. In the end we got a story about a bunch of teens (Which seriously looks to old to be 17, seriously, I thought Irvine is in his late 20s when he first showed up) that's shown to be retarded in the beginning, and grew up through the course of the main story by... I don't remember, mostly because they got the revelation that they were all raised in the same orphanage, I think.

    So, yeah, the story is a cluster.
     
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    Well, FF7-10 are all rites of passage stories, basically. 8 just made it particularly explicit with the school / orphanage trajectory.
     
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    I love the FFIX soundtrack but wasn't the soundtracks for VII and VIII mangled in their PC releases? I haven't played them myself.
     
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    FF7's soundtrack should be mandatory listening for every human born.
     
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    They where ported them to bad quality midi's and ff7 final boss music had broken choir
     
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    So tomorrow?

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    I think they misinterpreted the purpose of that disclosure page. It just lists all licenses of SDK/plugin/whatever the Square Enix team used during the development.

    FF VI also has similar (if not same) disclosure page: http://eu.square-enix.com/en/documents/SteamPluginDisclosureFFVI
     
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    Will they include a way to skip the movies? The PS1 version required you open the disc bay and shit to do so (obviously not possible here), but was essential to low in-game time which was needed for a certain bonus item.
     
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    In android version movies are skippable
     
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  14. While it's nice they're porting some of their old games to PC, it'd be nice if they actually sunk some moonbucks into these releases and put the work into properly updating them. Here we have essentially a 2016 release and it runs at 4:3 aspect ratio. I mean really? Couldn't redo the 2D backgrounds? Lazy fucking cashgrabbers.
     
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    The only reason the pc is getting all these Japanese games is because the cheapness of the ports.(considering selling even 30-40 k is considered a success it tells you all you need to know about the quality of the port.)
    Not a single japanese executive would green light these ports if the cost were higher even by 20 percent.
     
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    Now that it's on PC, modders will rip it apart and stitch it back together in new and imaginative ways we never thought possible. Final Fantasy is a very popular series, after all.
     
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    I bought it for £10.24 from GMG. I'll give it a go later. Backgrounds are supposed to be crap. Character models and loading times are supposed to be good.
     
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    Have fun catching 99 frogs.
     
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    I heard this even has point and click movement option. :o Suppose it came from the touch interface of mobile version, but it's an improvement anyway.
     
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  22. Immortal Arcane

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    This is actually a localization issue. Squall is way more chatty / personable in Japanese. The localizers couldn't be assed to translate all that dialogue.

    Every time Squall answered with "..." or "Whatever..." he actually had dialogue there that was cut.

    Some examples:
    http://fyeahffviii.tumblr.com/post/72672083380/squall-whatever-leonhart
     
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  24. Jacob All Men Are King Kong Patron

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    Abraham can you leave a brofist for this informative post?
     
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    감사합니다
     
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