Weekly /r/FinalFantasy Question Thread – Week of March 01, 2021

1 : Anonymous2021/03/01 18:00 ID: lvfqtg
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2 : Anonymous2021/03/03 13:50 ID: gpj71o7

So I'm wanting to play an FF game. I'm trying to decide between 7 or 9, but I'm really not sure. I haven't played many FF games, just the remake of 7 and 10 - I loved both.

Edit: I'll eventually play all three, just not sure where to start.

ID: gpk7zx5

I'd say OG VII. Since you've played the remake, you'll already know some of the story and characters, so early on you can focus more getting used to the combat, since it's different from both X and VIIR. It's also easily the most outdated of the PS1 titles, so playing it first and then seeing the improvements that VIII and IX make will probably be easier than going backwards.

ID: gplawo5

I'd say just think if you want more of the same theme and story (VII) or something quite different (IX) and choose from there. Both are excellent games in general.

3 : Anonymous2021/03/04 03:06 ID: gpm1leq

In Final Fantasy VIII is there any point in keeping the Stat + X% abilities if you have max stats? I know in FFX they were still useful but with my current setup I can't really tell since I've only done strength and HP.

ID: gpo3mrd

No, they don't work like the equipment abilities from FFX. It might be worth keeping them in case you have sub-optimal junctions, but that's up to you. It's easy enough to get them again if you delete them from your GFs, assuming you have access to the Card club

EDIT: I originally interpreted "keeping" as keeping the abilities on your GF, but upon re-reading I'm pretty sure you meant keeping active on your characters. If that is the case, no there's no point to keeping the abilities active. I usually run something like Auto-Haste/Auto-Protect/Speed +/Evasion +

4 : Anonymous2021/03/06 01:07 ID: gpu9rsr

I figure I should ask this question here to see if some people can help me out without having to make a thread.

I'm working on a project wherein I play through each mainline Final Fantasy game in release order, and making in-depth video essays about each game. I plan to go into detail regarding not just the games' systems, presentation, and narratives, but also the circumstances of their production, reception, and their place and influence today.

While there are a multitude of resources regarding the development history of the franchise from VII onward, thanks to Ultimania books and the like, I've been having trouble finding information about the development of I-VI beyond snippets of information, such as the first game being Sakaguchi's last effort at game development lest he go by to school and potentially Square's last game full-stop. I've found the Ultimania Archives books, which are thankfully in English, but as far as I can tell those are mostly artbooks with only bits of information and insight scattered infrequently throughout.

Could some of you more hardcode fans help a relative newcomer find resources for this sort of information?

5 : Anonymous2021/03/05 18:03 ID: gpsqykv

So the FFVIII junction system still confuses me a bit. I know grinding in VIII is not necessary, but is the optimal strategy to actually “grind” drawing magic from the same enemy for 20 minutes to max everyone out on that stat? Like, if I junction Cure to Squall’s HP, my optimal strategy is to find an enemy I can draw Cure from and just grind out drawing Cure from it until Squall’s Cure is at 99, is that correct?

ID: gpt1iz7

Four ways to farm magic:

Drawing as you describe. Can speed up by having a high magic stat so you're drawing 9 of each magic each turn. For some magic, this is the most efficient way of farming it, especially if its monster drop is un-refineable.

Refining monster drops. This is the fastest method to farm most magic. Fight monsters, steal, and/or hope they drop these items.

Gamebreaking: Building on #2, you can refine cards into monster drops using Quetzalcoatl's Card Mod skill. The fastest method here is to play and manipulate Triple Triad rules into All or Diff to farm more cards at a time.

Gamebreaking: there's one draw point in the game that is worth farming from, which is Ultima from Shumi. You'll have to exit and walk around the map with a chocobo to refill the draw point.

You'll have to draw a bit near the beginning to start off. But once you learn your refine skills, there's not much need to draw anymore with the exception of a few magic.

ID: gpt1ix4

In general, the "optimal" strategy is to refine cards into magic using refine abilities.

The GF Quetzacoatl will have an ability called Card, which turns enemies into cards. After learning that you can learn card mod, which turns cards into items. Then various GFs will have refine abilities (for example, Ifrit has Fire Magic Refine), which can turn items into magic. So by playing cards and carding enemies, then turning those cards into magic, you can get better magic faster than you could get by drawing, and you avoid gaining experience which makes enemies harder (I'm operating under the impression that you're already aware of this, but if not I can elaborate).

One important thing to note is that while this is the "optimal" strategy, it's not at all necessary and you can get through the game fine by just drawing once or twice in every battle, or by grinding draws in a single battle. The game isn't that hard, the only two things I would recommend not doing are intentionally levelling up your characters, which will actually make the game harder later, or over-relying on GFs for damage, which will get you through much of the game but will run you into a few roadblocks.

EDIT: The other response put this way better than I did, read their comment instead of mine.

ID: gq2n5oo

Other people have brought up refining items and cards into spells, and that is the best way to do it.

But if you find yourself in a situation where you need to draw to stock up, like early in the game, do it with characters that have a high magic stat then move the spells from that character to whoever needs them. Don't be stupid like I was and try to have Zell stock his own spells for an hour.

ID: gq02zhy

I love the junction system. It made the game more challenging. I also didn't mind constantly drawing because it's a necessity especially when you can have triples, holy, Ultima and the like. Card & refine are great ways to expedite this process also. I also go out on hunting trips to raise level. Triple Triad is a great game but gets a little tricky when you're playing under foreign rules. There are so many sidequests that you should never be bored. Same with X. The sidequests are many and there are so many optional bosses that it keeps the gameplay fresh.

6 : Anonymous2021/03/03 20:31 ID: gpkpcmh


ID: gpp7u2l

If you teach one character blue magic, everyone can use it. You just have to see the skill used in battle and win it (blue mage alive or dead doesn't matter) to learn it.

7 : Anonymous2021/03/03 23:32 ID: gpld9jc

I've been feeling like playing another Final Fantasy game recently. So far, I've finished Final Fantasy 5, 6, 9, and X-2. I played some of 15, but I hate the characters and want more of a turn-based game anyway.

I currently have access to Final Fantasy 7 (the PS1 version on PS3), Final Fantasy 8( also the PS1 digital version on PS3), Final Fantasy X and all three Final Fantasy XIII games (on ps3). I'm curious as to which one I should play next. Final Fantasy XIII I've played a little bit of in the past, but had to stop because the extreme difficulty of the boss fights and inability to grind past the boss difficulty really turned me off, but I could give it another try (with an in depth boss guide). I could also just skip to XIII-2 which has an easier difficulty on PS3.

Final Fantasy 7 has always seemed so overrated to me, but it feels like it would have the best gameplay match with the kind of jrpgs that I like. FF 8 seems like it would be a huge pain, especially since I loathe card games in JRPGs so would never play triple Triad and would have to spend time drawing.

I'm basically stuck between these choices, so I'm curious if anyone has any opinions.

ID: gplp68t

I'd definitely go with X. For starters, it's the only truly turn-based game you mentioned. VII and VIII basically have the same ATB system as the games you've played, though, so I recommend playing VII if that's what you're looking for. X will have plenty of characters and locations you know (and maybe love?) already since you've played X-2. It should also clear a lot of things up that you may have found confusing in X-2. Additionally, if you're playing the HD remaster version, the graphics will be significantly better than VII and VIII, if that's something you care about. Finally, while this is entirely subjective, I think X has much better story, characters, and gameplay than the other two.

As far as XIII goes, I highly recommend you don't skip the first game and just go on to XIII-2. I'm assuming you don't really care much about the stories, since you skipped X to play X-2, but I just can't in good conscience recommend skipping the first game. Many people already have trouble understanding the story of XIII-2, and skipping out on XIII certainly won't help with that. Additionally, if XIII is too hard, play it on easy mode. There's no shame in that, after all that's what it's there for. If you enjoyed the little bit that you played of XIII, though, it's definitely worth checking it out again.

8 : Anonymous2021/03/04 00:41 ID: gpll1g0

Does anyone know if upgrade y The free ff7 remake to a digital deluxe will enable a the free next gen update?

ID: gpvb05s

It specifically does not. If you go to the ad it says you won't get the free next gen update if you claim the free PS4 version.

9 : Anonymous2021/03/04 05:03 ID: gpme1no

Hey everyone! I am starting a “little” challenge of beating all the numbered FF games in order on stream. Not only beating them though, I am planning on going for all bosses/100% (not all items or anything too crazy though). I am trying to figure out which version of each game is best for my objective. Obviously FF1 is first and will need to be decided first. If any of you have any thoughts or ideas I would appreciate it very much and wish me luck!!

ID: gpmg8xd

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10 : Anonymous2021/03/04 06:06 ID: gpmjk2e

New to the subreddit and sorta new to the series. I haven’t truly played a final fantasy game except for FF7Remake. You guys probably get this question a lot, but I would love your opinions. Which game should I start with first? I was kinda aiming my eye at FF6, but what do you guys think?

ID: gpmqe0l

I would normally recommend X as a nice middle ground between old and new, with great story, characters, and combat, but since you mentioned that VI has piqued your interest, I say go for that. You can start with any game you want without too many problems (though II and VIII probably aren't the best starting points, imo), so seeing as you're already interested in VI, you might as well just start there. It's also got great story, characters, and combat, though it's obviously older than X and doesn't have the voice acting or 3D graphics or anything. It's still a great game, though and has arguably aged better than some of the PS1 titles.

ID: gpn5f89

6 is a good place to start, and in my opinion, it's the pinnacle of the pre-3D games, and still one of my absolute favorites.

The most commonly recommended starting places I see are X and 6, so I'd say go for it. Overall I still think 7 (original) is the best game, but I don't think it's as good of a starting place today. Honestly the graphics of 6 hold up better today than the polygon stuff of 7 especially with all the weird camera and movent angles. But if you like 6 I'd say move onto 7 because it has the most engaging story and the materia system is probably the strongest magic system in any of the games. You only got a tiny taste of what it can really do in the remake

ID: gpqv7i3

Really depends on what you are looking for!

6, 7, and 8 are all quite similar with a linear plot but with quite a few optional areas and a world map for a larger world feeling. I'd say 6,7, and 8 all have fairly flexible combat mechanics in terms of characters (most characters can do everything, though some do something particularly well) and a steam punk setting, though 8 is somewhat more modern. All have pretty good stories (much better than FF7R) and great music. 6 has pixel graphics so you might not like that, but I think its held up better than 8.

9 differs considerably from them in a few ways. The tone is more light hearted and comedic but with a lot of melancholic moments. Its fantasy, not steam punk. The characters all have specific roles in combat and can't deviate from them. Otherwise its mostly similar. It also looks REALLY good on PC with the Moguri mod.

10 is far more linear than the other two. Its setting is kind of a unique take on fantasy. I think it has a really good plot, a good combat system, and a really good leveling system. But it is very linear in every single way so if that bothers you then that might be a problem.

12 is the opposite. Its somewhat open world but I think its combat system has some issues. Its basically an MMO combat system but one where you can assign AI commands to other characters. Its pretty interesting and deep, but by the end of the game you are basically autobattling. The story is a weak point imo.

Tbh I'm not a fan of 13 or its sequels.

15 is good if you want a truly open world Final Fantasy. It doesnt really hold a candle to 6,7,8,9 and 10 though.

11 : Anonymous2021/03/04 12:02 ID: gpn7eif

Starting FFXIV free trial today. What jobs do you recommend? Any other tips?

ID: gpp4iok

I see you posted this over at /

, which is a better place for it, but the only real tips I have is try paying attention to the story. It can seem like a slog at times, but it's worth it. Every 5 levels you'll get a new quest for your job, be sure to do them ASAP since they give you gear and skills you won't be able to get otherwise. Additionally, be sure to read what every skill you have does and figure out how it works into your rotation with other abilities.

Welcome to the game and enjoy!

ID: gpr42cq

Also, take your time. Pace yourself if you can.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/05 03:39 ID: gpqh0o5

Playing FF7 for the first time... this fight in the train tunnel with the two flame troopers and missile sentries is kicking the shit out of me. Seems unreasonably hard.

ID: gprjdj8

I got stuck a little bit at that part too, so i feel that pain. I ended up fleeing the fight for a bit to catch my breath, and then fucked up the turrets with lightning materia.

13 : Anonymous2021/03/01 18:10 ID: gpbo19g

Is there a way to ensure magic like Protect and Esuna always "hit" in FF2 (dawn of souls version)? I've had Guy use Esuna literally every turn of like a 6 turn random encounter and not once did he actually cure darkness from everyone that had it (and he did cure it from himself when he had it and miss when he didn't). I've tried using the multi and single target version and neither seems more effective.

ID: gpdjyhl

You mostly have to just level them up, which sucks because you have to use a worthless spell a bunch of times before it ever gets good enough to want to use. In the case of Esuna, I think I only ever cast it after combat, where it cannot miss.

ID: gpd4lu8

The only thing the wiki has to say is that group casting lowers the success rate. But you can probably raise that rate by levelling up the spell.

14 : Anonymous2021/03/03 12:17 ID: gpiy87m

I’m at the final dungeon in FF IV. The one under the moon. My level is around 60. Regular monster encounters are just brutal, I’ll legit die. I want to explore, get those 100% maps, but it’s difficult, I know it’s vague but... any tips?

ID: gpj0qfy

1) Most of the enemies have at least one weakness, or, predictable attack patterns. FF4 has quite a few enemies that "silently" counterattack, like Behemoth. (Meaning, if you hit them, they'll hit back, but you might not realize it.) As a result, only use an action against an enemy if it's going to do plenty of damage.

2) With point #1 in mind... Make sure Cecil has Excalibur / Lightbringer. Pretty much everything on the Moon is weak to White / Light, and he can kill almost everything by himself. Kain's Jump almost always does awesome damage as well. Rydia can do large damage with Mist (non-elemental), Virus (quick casting time, few enemies resist it) and Bahamut (full screen nuke, but costly). If there isn't a flying enemy in an encounter or a hurt ally, just have Rosa heal or pray. Likewise, I would have Edge on mop-up duty for attacking (if he can kill an enemy, have him do so), otherwise, have him defend.

3) That final dungeon actually consists of two parts - the first part is about 80 percent of the dungeon, and the final part has three crystal / glass floors on your way to Golbez and Zemus. If you haven't hit that second part yet, well, it has another difficulty spike there. There is a save point before you hit this last part though.

15 : Anonymous2021/03/06 17:55 ID: gpzncyb

Has there been any news on the offline adaptation of Pictlogica Final Fantasy? I haven't seen anything other than the JP only 3DS version but it sounds like their was another in the works. Wish this game wasn't delisted in 2019, I just got into picross puzzles with the pandemic 🙁

16 : Anonymous2021/03/01 23:12 ID: gpcrs41

I’ve got hold of both FFIII’s DS remake and FF: 4 Heroes of Light.

Both of these are fairly similar, in being fairly basic DS FFs with a job system as their main draw. Does anyone have any recommendations for which it’d be better to play first?

Or is Four Heroes of Light too obscure for anyone to have many preferences any which way about it?

ID: gpgjsp4

You can play them in any order you like. I'm personally biased towards 4HOL. The game is easy and exploitable enough to beat it with or without a walkthrough. I wouldn't play them back-to-back considering how similar they are to one another in terms of the job system, though.

17 : Anonymous2021/03/02 01:23 ID: gpd6lhf

what ff should i start on? i only have a pc.

ID: gpd8iq0

7 and 10 are the typical responses. 9 if you like steampunk fantasy. 4 and 6 would be acceptable as well, if you can deal with 2D graphics.

ID: gph48d0

I think IV is the ideal starting place. It's the classic FF experience. If you like it, you'll be able to appreciate how later games played with a lot of the tropes of the early games.

ID: gpdlr39

with PC you can play almost every single one with steam with only a few missing there, you can watch any of these videos if you want to get a general rundown:

we usually recommend 6, 9 or 10, but if you saw any which catch your attention more then go ahead and ask what is the general opinion as there some games which are more divisive than others.

if you are planning on emulating any then ask which version is most recommended, but if you play the ones in steam then be wary of these:

FF5 the steam version looks bad really bad, we usually recommend to mod it or emulate the GBA version with hacked rom which restores the music. FF6 the same as FF5 but this mod is something 6 has over 5's steam version, so mod it. FF14 is a MMO with monthly subscription, it has a free no time limit trial which cover the first expantion, with just a few features locked. Dissidia FF NT it's a crossover game for FF but out of the 4 Dissidia games this one is the weakest one, so don't bother with it at least for now. World of FF, basically FF pokemon with many character from FF as NPCs if you are into pokemon you can try it but being a FF crossover we recommend to play few FF first.
18 : Anonymous2021/03/02 03:01 ID: gpdhnyz

Anyone have any final fantasy-esque anime recommendations?

ID: gpexrtg


19 : Anonymous2021/03/02 13:38 ID: gpevkiz

I am thinking of playing through FFVII for the first time before I finally lay my hands on one PS5 (so I can play the remake) and... I just came across Ever Crises? What are the impressions of you guys? Should I wait or should I go for it? I am definitely going to play the other titles of the VII's universe after finishing the main game...

ID: gpewi5f

Play through the original version first for sure

ID: gpf1pkx

Are you planning on playing the original game even if you pick up Ever Crisis Ever? Ever Crisis isn't out yet, so I can't say for certain, but from what I understand it covers the original game as well as the spinoff titles like Dirge of Cerberus and Before Crisis.

So if you just want the whole story you could probably wait for Ever Crisis. If you are going to play all the games regardless then you should absolutely play the original game first.

20 : Anonymous2021/03/02 21:03 ID: gpgj215

I've got the FF7 remake on ps plus today, but I have the original FF7 purchased before which I just haven't gotten around to.

Should I play the original before the remake or would it be fine to play the remake first and then play the original?

ID: gpj109p

Advice is pretty split on this, haha... If you can handle the graphics of FF7, I'd recommend that first, because it seems like FF7r is going to "twist" on some aspects of the original game. I also think you should probably see if you like the 40-hour version of the story, before you sign up for the 40-hour times unknown installments version of the story.

ID: gpn6viz

If you're planning to play both at some point, I'd recommend doing the original first. Keep in mind that the Remake was written with the fact in mind that many people playing it will have played the original—the original, on the other hand, was not written with any of that in mind. In other words, there are things in the Remake that work better when you've played the original, and I think there were one or two parts that kind of spoiled big reveals in the later parts of the original game, that will no longer hit as hard if you played FF7R first.

It's completely fine to play the remake without the context of the original, I'm just saying that if you're doing both, it's probably better to start withh the original

21 : Anonymous2021/03/03 03:27 ID: gphtwi5

If I have a physical copy of ff7r waiting to be played one my ps5... should I do it or wait until Intergrade comes out in June?

ID: gpkgwnw

Might be ok to wait

22 : Anonymous2021/03/03 03:55 ID: gphx0u0

Final Fantasy X is my favorite Final Fantasy game and I havent played it since it came out. I dont gave a PlayStation 2 and dont have the means of getting on. Whats the best way to play it on pc?

ID: gpiof7c

You can get Final Fantasy X/X-2 Remastered on Steam.

23 : Anonymous2021/03/05 20:55 ID: gptdrun

Could I get some YouTube recommendations? My 12 year old is really into FF7 and is starting to explore other entries, but I don't do much youtubing. Any PG to PG-13 channels or creators you all enjoy who do videos on things like fan theories or plot explainers or things like that for the series?

ID: gptkap3

The Completionist's 7-part documentary on 7 compilation or ProJared's 1-6 game reviews.

4-8Productions on ways to break 7.

Xygor Gaming / Oni Black Mage for story recaps.

Game Theory for 7 fan theories.

Resonant Arc for in-depth retrospectives on 1-13.

SuperButterBuns for comedic rants: 7 compilation, 10, 13 trilogy, 15.

ID: gptogh4

Night Sky Prince and Final Fantasy Union

24 : Anonymous2021/03/06 20:37 ID: gq0gfy8

I recently beat FFXV base game(I bought the royal edition but didn't realize there was a DLC voucher in the case, which sucks tbh) I don't have a reliable internet connection so I used my mobile hotspot to download certain DLC from the voucher namely the Royal Pack because I wanted the Royal Vessel, I figured I could download the rest down the line. Anyways, I downloaded the royal Pack and I open up the game and I can't board the royal vessels, can anyone help with this?

ID: gq0glsp

I'm on PlayStation 4 btw.

25 : Anonymous2021/03/07 05:35 ID: gq2kemx

Do any mods of ff4 exist with like gba sprites? Basically I want the steam version additions but with sprites; I really, really dislike the look of it on steam.

ID: gq2mryj

I don't think so. Granted I don't keep up with mods but IV on Steam is the 3D remake so a mod would have to completely rework the entire engine and I just don't think that's feasible.

If you want the most polished, up to date version that uses 2D sprites you'd want to play the PSP version.

26 : Anonymous2021/03/07 16:38 ID: gq3yzm8

In FFXIII when you call an eidolon and go into gestalt mode do you always do more damage if you use the big attack while the dial is still full? I was always using small attacks until it was gone and letting the last attack go off automatically but yesterday I did it the opposite way and about one-shotted that annoying ambling bellows enemy.

27 : Anonymous2021/03/07 16:52 ID: gq40jx3

Anyone know the song that plays at 3:17 in this trailer

ID: gq4jaw8

Those who fight further, but I can't pin the down version.

28 : Anonymous2021/03/08 05:49 ID: gq6lznn

I know this question has been asked a lot but I’m looking for fresh opinions on which you think someone should start out with. I’m not new to the final fantasy series and started out with x but never finished it. I’m finishing up xv so I’m in a final fantasy mood. The remake is free rn on ps plus but if enough people recommend the original first, I wouldn’t mind spending the 8 bucks on it.

The main thing I’m confused about is I’ve seen people say it’s a like a sequel in some way and wouldn’t make sense unless I played the original. I’ve also seen people say you should play the og up till the midgar part comes to an end. I know jack shit about the story expect for 1 death I think. Basically it seems like a lot of stuff won’t make sense unless I play the original

29 : Anonymous2021/03/08 06:17 ID: gq6o1va

Is there any way or reason to play final fantaxy 11 or 14 in the single player?

Is there an actual storyline to play through or would it be akin to just leveling a character in wow?

Doing a play through of the entire series and not sure how to handle these two

30 : Anonymous2021/03/08 07:57 ID: gq6utz7

Can anyone confirm if Yojimbo can use Zanmato on the second form of the final boss in FFX? I keep on getting "it should" but I've spent 64k+ multiple times with no success.

EDIT: I can now confirm that it works

31 : Anonymous2021/03/05 18:48 ID: gpsx1d7

Post was removed but really would appreciate any help:

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Edit: To those saying the OG post doesn't show, I'm concerned I will play a "bastardized" version of the story if I play remake first. Is that a valid concern or no?

ID: gpwtq2w

It isn't. Remake is somewhat different, but not "bastardized" by any means. Some prefer playing the original first for certain spoilery reasons, but there are valid reasons for playing the remake first too and it's by no means a bad choice (personally I think I'd prefer to play remake first).

ID: gpt0wjd


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ID: gq578ti

I don't think it's fair to call it "bastardized," but I do think that the story of the remake differs from the original enough that it's essentially a different story. I would consider it best to play the original before the remake so that you can get the full story as originally intended, but if you're struggling with the graphics or gameplay, it's not going to hurt anything if you play the remake first.

ID: gpt57j6

I typically recommend pc but I've played ff7 on both pc and ps4 and enjoyed ps4 more for the controls and the boosters.

32 : Anonymous2021/03/06 01:13 ID: gpuaqr1

Dude... that fucking hell house... what the fuck. Had it at like 10% health and it just swoops down and kills us both fml

33 : Anonymous2021/03/07 12:35 ID: gq3blg4


ID: gq40fuk

I'm playing it for the first time right now too, and if you don't like the drama aspect or the characters thus far or the linearity than sadly it's probably not going to get better for you. I'm in chapter 11 right now and while there is some significant character development which may help you to like them better, the game is still really linear and I only started getting to choose who to fight with last chapter.

ID: gq4k67z

I absolutely love XIII and my opinions pretty much clash with every one of yours. That being said, it sounds like it's just not a game for you, and that's fine. Don't force yourself to finish it because that's only going to make you dislike it more and I can promise you it's not worth your time just because somebody said "it gets better."

ID: gq4ojuf

does ff13 get good any time soon? the characters and writing are so corny, it won't let me create my own party, the combat is vague and floaty.

If you're like most players, the game doesn't open up until Chapter 11. It's about 20-30 hours in depending on your pace. You'll be able to select your party onwards and have free access to most of the battle system then. The "gets better part" is just the game opening up exploration and more fighting. You should always make it a goal to 5 star every battle, which requires paradigm shifting constantly and having good equipment setups.

If you don't want to play the rest, then it's understandable to drop it.

i thought they were going for a b-movie shtick with the bad acting for the first 2 hours then i realised this is actually what they thought people would like. squeenix thought people would like these walking cliche characters, it's insane. i don't know what could possibly save this game but people say "it gets better". i'm hours in and the plot has been replaced with shitty drama between characters that could just talk to eachother like humans instead of the stiff cliche archetypes they are.

These characters are different because they're more Japanese-oriented fictional characters. That's why it feels foreign if you don't watch a lot of their media (e.g., anime, drama).

I can't comment on the camera, but I never had any issues with it.

34 : Anonymous2021/03/05 01:34 ID: gpq2xry

Never played Final Fantasy 9 before but like every other jrpg I've played I listened to one of the songs and now I wanna give it a try. Is it worth emulating or should I get it for pc? I'm not really bothered by graphics so I'm fine with emulating if the port is shoddy.

ID: gpq6wwy

The port is fine and I'd recommend the moguri mod with it, even if you don't care about graphics since it should be easy to add.

ID: gpq754x

this may help:

also on PC the Moguri mod makes it look far too beauutiful:

35 : Anonymous2021/03/05 02:52 ID: gpqbwkn

So Final Fantasy VII Remake is free on PS plus. I've never played a Final Fantasy game, although I have always heard good things, especially about 7. Is it worth playing? I ask because I have a harder time playing an older game that I've never played before, because of time/how clunky old games are. What is your recommendation?

ID: gpqguus

I’m playing for the first time ever right now and it’s really good.

ID: gprj9sm

Are you asking if you should play the original first? Because 7 Remake definitely isn't old. Either way, yea you should definitely play it. It's an awesome story

ID: gpvaupi

Without going into too much detail, the title isn't 100% honest. It's sort of tongue in cheek. If you haven't played OG FFVII you're not going to understand all of what's going on.

FFVIIR is a great game though. If you want you can play the game and ask questions about what you didn't get later on. That's always an option.

ID: gpqu6ci

Its really good. But beware that the story changes are idiotic beyond belief.

36 : Anonymous2021/03/05 16:48 ID: gpsgg6w

So I have FF5 on steam. About 6 months ago I started playing it and liked it but got busy and didnt have time so I deleted it. Came back a month or so later and redownloaded it. I have been unable to play it since then. I've reinstalled it multiple times, tried running as admin, tried running directly through the .exe and everything.

It just gets stuck on the launcher. I click play, the launcher disapears and then comes back about 3 seconds later. The game itself never actually launches.

Any ideas? I know FF5 is kinda the black sheep of the series and thats why I wanna play it so bad lol.

ID: gpt1yof

Close all your background tasks using ctrl+shift+esc. Verify the integrity of the game's files. Uninstall FF5 again and reinstall it.

37 : Anonymous2021/03/05 17:43 ID: gpso490

Can you play Crisis Core before OG FF7?

ID: gpt1rkp

You can, but it makes 7 less interesting (spoilers). I don't recommend it.

38 : Anonymous2021/03/05 17:55 ID: gpspst3

So I’m playing FF4 on steam, but the opening cinematic with the crystal has its audio rapidly cut in and out. I’ve tried validating all the files, is there something I can do?

39 : Anonymous2021/03/05 05:57 ID: gpqu3wd

Is the FF7 Battle Royale game an early April Fools????

I'm legitimately so confused. Its like they are taking the people who said this remake project is looking like Kingdom Hearts and saying 'no, its even more ridiculous.'


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