Weekly /r/FinalFantasy Question Thread – Week of October 04, 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/10/04 17:00 ID: q19nal
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2 : Anonymous2021/10/07 00:36 ID: hfo7gps

So I started ffvi on a whim to see if my controller would work on iPhone (it does) and my test play through has apparently turned into a real play through since I can’t stop playing it, but I do have a few questions. I’m still early in (just past phantom train)

-is there any reason NOT to use Blitz, Bushido, and Auto-Crossbow (if there are multiple enemies)? These skills seem like straight upgrades to the basic attack command, and Blitz is fun to interact with, so I’ve pretty much been spamming those moves every time

-are the relics super hidden, or usually just in chests/shops? I’m just wondering if I need to pixel hunt for them

-is shadows dog attack random, ala Odin in FF8?

ID: hfogm3f

Nope. The Attack command isn't really that good in FF6 (outside of certain weapons and set-ups in the future), so if you find the special commands to give you better damage, then there's really no reason not to use them.

No need to pixel hunt. Relics are mostly just in chests and shops. Or enemy steals and drops. Some chests can be hidden behind secrets passages, though.

Shadow has a 50% chance of "blocking" enemy physical attacks with his dog, Interceptor. Essentially, it's like an innate positive "status effect" that Shadow has.

3 : Anonymous2021/10/04 17:03 ID: hfddqre

I don’t know much about the series, I haven’t played a game yet but a lot of co workers were recommending the series so I just picked up FF9 on the PS1 to play on my PS3 because I heard it was the best fantasy one. I own a switch, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Gameboy, 3DS, and a Wii U, what other titles should I play after, what order?

ID: hfdziku

i'd do 7 or 10 first but 9 is great too

ID: hfdk6se

So FF9 is a great starting point into the feel and mechanics of the series but makes a lot of inside jokes to other games.

Failing that, 6, 7, and 10 are also excellent starting points... but don't play 6 on your PS3, it's a super nintendo game and the Playstation version introduces load times into an encounter rate that really needs to not have them

If your gameboy is a GBA, finding a copy of 4 or 6 on ebay is worth while - the older versions of 4 have a rough translation and missing features, while the 3d version is somewhat unreasonable with its difficulty curve. You can also get 6 on your Wii U VC under the title "Final Fantasy III" - trust me its 6, its kind of confusing.

All the pixel remasters are great but are mobile and PC only.

4 : Anonymous2021/10/05 04:39 ID: hfg0gin

So, I'm going to be playing Final Fantasy IX. Are there any tips I need to know before I play?

ID: hfgk4d0

Keep all of your equipment as most of it can be repurposed into new gear in synth shops.
Stealing from bosses can be good as you can get some weapons/armor a bit earlier that way (most bosses also have multiple steals), but it isn't required and buying a piece of gear in the next town or two is maybe easier than sitting in a battle for hours not getting those rare 1/256 steals or whatever the absurd value is.

Other than that, enjoy the game!

ID: hfia9og

Don’t sell anything ever

ID: hfiel63


ID: hfqhm3o

Get the Moguri Mod. It doesn't change the game play, it just updates the graphics a little and vastly improves the text.

5 : Anonymous2021/10/05 03:23 ID: hffss0w

Do we have any leaks/rumors of the estimated release date of FF6 Pixel Remaster? I know 5 isn't even out yet, but I thought all of them were supposed to come this year, and I'm getting impatient to replay it.

ID: hfhijqa

There hasn't been any announcements or leaks about the release dates. FF4 was delayed about a month, so I suspect that FF5 and FF6 will be delayed as well. My speculative guess is that we can expect FF5 around late October or early November, and FF6 will come out late December or early January.

ID: hfjsllb

No word on VI, but I did recently notice that the store page for V on Steam has been updated from "Planned Release Date: 2021" to "Coming Soon." VI meanwhile still says "Planned Release Date: 2021" so I imagine V could come by lat October and then VI is anybody's guess after that.

6 : Anonymous2021/10/04 18:00 ID: hfdmwzw

Are FF12 and Tactics set in the same world? I know they both share a name but they also seem to have different worldbuilding elements and are referred to in Dissidia as being different. But are the teo Ivalices the same?

ID: hfdsrlo

All games from Ivalice Alliance Series are set in the same world, Final Fantasy XII events for example happens a couple of hundreds years before Final Fantasy Tactics.

ID: hffk9cy

Yes, they both take place in the world of Ivalice, but there is a long period of time between them, at least hundreds of years. Final Fantasy XII occurs first with Final Fantasy Tactics happening later. During the period between them, a major disaster happened in the world that wiped out most of the non-human races, which is why some of the worldbuilding is different. Vagrant Story also takes place in this world sometime after FFT.

7 : Anonymous2021/10/07 19:38 ID: hfrm94v

Any news on FF5 pixel remaster release date?

8 : Anonymous2021/10/04 19:10 ID: hfdyb2p

FF2 - pixel remaster

in your opinion, who would learn ultima spell? Fi - sword/red mage, maria - ???/blackmage, guy - ???/whitemage if it helps. I would hate to have physical attack and magic attack to be useful at once, so I think guy? He would do heal but cast ultima in between? Or that fi so he can do either attack or cast ultima? hmmm

ID: hfekz8e

Ultima will do more damage based on the number of skill and magic levels you have, so assign accordingly

ID: hfqd4a9

Ultima does damage based on Magic and Spirit skill so whomever is the highest in those categories (probably your white mage) that's who you should give it to for maximized effectiveness.

9 : Anonymous2021/10/04 21:42 ID: hfen2tv

Playing the 3D steam version of FFIV, any tips for proto-babil? Been grinding flan princesses for adamant armors (got 2 as of now) as well as elixirs for the fight.

10 : Anonymous2021/10/05 04:23 ID: hffyyul

Should I play Final Fantasy X with a guide if it's the first time I'm playing it? I played FFVII, VIII and IX and love the three of them. I played VII and IX and I really enjoyed it despite that I used a guide. Should I play X with a guide or I go without it?

ID: hfgq2kj

Go guideless for your first playthrough. I find it's always best to play the game naturally the first time so you can enjoy the story and world instead of constantly checking a guide to make sure you didn't miss anything. If you get stuck on a boss or something then yeah look up some tips, but don't spoil your initial experience.

ID: hfhc503

I think it's more appropriate to play 6, 7 and 8 with guides, because there are a bunch of missable items, and even completely recruitable characters that you might miss. In 10 though, it's more of a linear path, and if you do want to circle back to something, it's easier to do that in the end game.

ID: hfhech6

Don't need a guide, FFX it's completly linear, but i suggest you to check it out a list about Missable Items.

ID: hfwpey1

I do recommend you using an Al Bhed dictionnary guide and Trials guide (just to get the treasures which are extremely important for the late game).

ID: hfiabd7


11 : Anonymous2021/10/05 11:14 ID: hfgs9ye

Currently playing FF4 PSP version, loving it! Is the PC Pixel Remaster version considered superior?

ID: hfhbv7a

No - Just different art styles, and it's an affordable way to have access to the game now. The PSP version also includes the direct sequel, The After Years, which the remaster doesn't have.

ID: hfhcvx9

Graphic styles aside which is personal preference, Pixel Remaster is anything but Superior. PSP does have the best 2D versions for the old games.

Pixel Remaster don't have any extra content that PSP version got, they did pick the Vanilla Version for the game to created the Pixel Remaster. Also PSP brings 2 Sequels on the pack ( Interlude and After Years ).

12 : Anonymous2021/10/05 13:23 ID: hfh5jcg

can repels/holy water be modded into the final fantasy pixel remasters? i kinda like the games, but the insane number random encounters was driving me crazy

ID: hfld2l4

That's a Dragon Quest mechanic, so, probably not. I don't think there's ever been a thing to lower the enemy encounter rate for the early FF games, short of cheats that just eliminated them. The encounter rate is usually where the difficulty is generated from.

13 : Anonymous2021/10/05 15:08 ID: hfhj74k

Been playing the Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin demo.

Does anyone else think this game needs a glamour system like in FFXIV?

ID: hflnqti

Yeah, I thought that. You're constantly getting new armour, so it would be nice to be able to keep your character looking the way you want while still getting stat bonuses from the new armour you find.

It could also do with an auto-equip feature, so you can get it to automatically equip new stuff you pick up if it's better than what you've got. Instead of having to go into the menu and using the optimise feature.

14 : Anonymous2021/10/05 19:25 ID: hfikjxl

Hey guys, I'm away from home (and my ps4/psp/computer) for a while, and since I have some free time I was thinking about getting one of the pixel remasters of the classic ff to play on my phone (although gaming on a smartphone is far from my preferred choice, but that's all I have right now), buuut... I really have no clue on which one to buy, do you have any advice? (if it helps: I played 3,7,8,9,10,12,13,14,15 and 7R, I liked most of those save for 8, 12 and 13, in the latter case it just didn't grip me, while in the first two cases I didn't particularly care about the combat system / mechanics, I get why people like them, but junctions and gambit aren't for me. On the other end I loved to death 9 and I'm probably playing WAY too much 14, also I know it was divisive but I really enjoyed 7R) Thanks in advance!

Edit: fighting the never ending battle against my phones' keyboard

ID: hfjryj9

If you just want one of them for now, I'd recommend IV. You've already played III (though the PR is different enough from the 3D version to warrant its own playthrough, at least imo) and while I like I and II and recommend trying them eventually, they are a bit basic compared to IV.

ID: hfn0o73

I sunk ~15 hours into FF1PR this weekend on my phone. If you have a smaller screen the text may be frustrating to read, otherwise I haven’t had any issues.

There’s a “tap to move” option along with traditional input which I’ve been switching back and forth from.

I’m assuming this would be true for all of them. I played FF1 on the GBA (like an hour), but I’d consider this my first play through. I can’t speak on any changes or updates, buy I don’t have complaints.

FF1 has been pretty simple (three fighters and a white mage) which I think works very well in the mobile format.

15 : Anonymous2021/10/06 21:26 ID: hfnjg1i

Hey guys! So I'm looking into playing FF4 and I'm wondering whether or not you guys would recommend the PSP FF4: Complete Collection or Pixel Remaster of 4? I have equal access to both, I'm just wondering if there's anything substantially better in the PR that'd make you recommend that over the complete collection. Along with that, is the Pixel Remaster a new translation or is it forwarded from the PSP one? Thanks in advance!

ID: hfoq14n

The Pixel Remaster (PC/Mobile) is just the SNES version with touched-up graphics, quality-of-life features, and the GBA translation, albeit with minor tweaks here or there. Items/locations are not changed to match the PSP/DS. If that bothers you, there are mods available to change the translation to that of the PSP or the DS.

The Complete Collection (PSP) has its own unique art style similar to that of FF1 and FF2's PSP remakes, and comes with its own slew of quality-of-life and translation fixes that date as far back as the PS1 port. It also includes 2 extra-hard bonus dungeons, a sequel, and a new story called Interlude that ties the two stories closer together.

If you want content, play the PSP version. If you just want the original story with an accurate translation, play the Pixel Remaster with a DS translation mod. (or PSP translation, if you don't like the DS's fluffy Ye Olde English style. Both are pretty accurate)

ID: hfqbuoa

The pixel remasters are true remasters that stay closest to the original feel of the games with a few quality of life upgrades (like togglable increased battle speed)

The PSP version is more of a remake with the story intact but they add extra content at the end and some interludes and move into the 3d sprite style remake.

Either option is valid, it's just the question of do you want closer to the Vanilla experience (pixel remaster) or do you want to have a more fleshed out experience (PSP remake and interludes). Personally I went with pixel remaster.

16 : Anonymous2021/10/07 10:45 ID: hfpp9g0

What FF games have a speedup option available to them like the FF7/FF9 PS4 version's have? Do all the PS4 versions have that option available? PC only? Pixel remaster only? Because I really enjoyed these two releases, but I think that was because in part I could speedup when I was grinding and all. I would love to play some of the other FF's, but am unsure which of them have this feature.

ID: hfqq9va

FFX on PS4 doesn't have that option, at least the last time I played it. Steam version has the speed-up function.
VIII and XII do have the speed up if my memory serves me correctly.

17 : Anonymous2021/10/07 23:26 ID: hfsh1as

I haven’t played a ton of FF games but I’ve enjoyed the ones I have. I’m about to play FF2 pixel remaster on steam and was wondering if it’s possible/worth it to have a character that switches between weapons or even switches main weapon type mid-way through the game. I know a bit about the leveling system so I was thinking it wouldn’t work out well since you have to level so much.

18 : Anonymous2021/10/08 20:12 ID: hfw9h89

So I don't get my PS5 until October 11th. I want to try the Strangers of Paradise demo but I hear it's only available until that day. Is that the last day to download the demo or the last day to play it?

19 : Anonymous2021/10/08 22:40 ID: hfwu43f

What's that FF pixel-styled game where a man tells a kid a bedtime story at the beginning called?

Edit: no, it's not FF pixel.

20 : Anonymous2021/10/08 22:48 ID: hfwv7k3

So I'm new and can only play ff7 , should I play the remaster or the original.

21 : Anonymous2021/10/08 23:46 ID: hfx2kdm

So is it too late to get all 13 royal weapons in FF15? I'm on chapter 14.

23 : Anonymous2021/10/08 11:47 ID: hfudfzo

I had a hard time following it my first time through, but it was a lot easier the second, for what it's worth.

24 : Anonymous2021/10/08 14:01 ID: hfusfsg

I agree with Mooboo, and not to sound flippant, but - You might appreciate it better now, if it's a couple years later. Like, I have a better appreciation for past FF games now that I'm in my late 30s, whereas I was kind of more like "eh it's fine!" when I initially played them in my teens and early 20s.


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