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PikPi

Definitely gonna get it once it's out since I never played the wii version, but I really hope we don't need to wait too long for the crystal chronicles remaster

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DarthNocturnal

$20 would roughly match the price of VII and IX on other platforms.

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Ralizah

I really can't wait for The Zodiac Age on Switch. Final Fantasy XII reminds me a lot of Xenoblade Chronicles, but without a lot of the baffling and frustrating design choices often found in those games.

Ralizah

Anti-Matter

@Ralizah
Playing Bigger Final Fantasy games (that used to be on PS2) on Nintendo Switch in front of a lot of peoples is like my Biggest Rebellion ever. 😎
Like, FF XII on Nintendo Switch, What?! 😲

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NEStalgia

@Dezzy Name one thing done well with the release, starting with the announcement, right from the start of FF Versus-XIII FFXV?

Sure, Square Enix knows what "Priced accordingly" is. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was $30 3 weeks after launch, and Deus Ex:MD is like $7.99.

@Ralizah I have split mindset for XII, or even VIII. On one hand I want it on Switch for portability. On the other hand it would be nice to just buy them on X1 and have the total library including XIII trilogy all on one platform for once and be pretty sure it will be backward compatible for generations rather than rebuying them over and over.

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Ralizah

@NEStalgia I thought, briefly, about nabbing XII for PS4, because it's cheaper and will have trophy support. Then I remembered how much I wanted a portable verison of this game. If meaningless trophies start making me opt for inferior (to me, at least) versions of a game that I'll enjoy less, it's time to opt out. It's why I disabled trophy notifications on my PS4 and Vita.

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DarthNocturnal

I don't use my Switch for portability all that much. I'll probably get them all on XB1.

At least now I have my chance to actually complete X.

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NEStalgia

@Ralizah Compulsive gambler? Yeah for me it's not a matter of trophies. Portability is awesome (though I had 7, 9, 10 portable on Vita and never played them...well 10, a little.) It's more about assembling the entire library in one place like I did with KH on PS4. XIII trilogy right now is only on X1. Plus the fact that I won't have to rebuy them for the next console.....that's kind of a nice thing.

OTOH portability.

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Ralizah

@NEStalgia I don't really care about having my library in one place, or accessing them in the future, because as long as I have a Switch, I'll have access to my digital Switch games.

The Vita versions... I mean, that tiny screen doesn't really do a lot of those games justice. The Switch's enormous 720p display is more suited to the task.

With that said, beyond FF7, which I make a point of buying on everything, I'll likely not be repurchasing games I already own on other platforms like IX, X, and X-2.

I passed on XII Remastered, so I don't mind paying full price for that one. It's an amazing game, even if it doesn't feel much like a Final Fantasy game. Seeing how the series has turned out, maybe that's a good thing.

Ralizah

NEStalgia

@Ralizah It's weird, I never get rid of a console, I have them all. But I don't think I've once ever plugged in an old console either. I'm much more likely to try to move the games to the current machine. You're a PC gamer, you understand the importance of games being playable on new machines years after you bought them

As for Switch, that's going to be the console with the shortest operational life due to the battery and tiny fan bearings. Not a problem for a currently used device, but in terms of preserving them forever, it will be harder than with other consoles. Plus the moment a machine comes out with a screen viewable in bright daylight like a phone, the Switch will join 3DS and Vita in a box in the basement.

For most things I favor Switch if possible. But FF series is one of those "in my library for life" kind of series. If it's on Switch it's transient once again. If it's on X1 it stays with the console for at least another generation, potentially more into the future. If it's on PS4....I still believe PS4 games will be PS5 compatible.....but Sony's more of a wildcard with that. They'll try restrictions where they can. Plus FFXIII trilogy is still X1 bound. It's a hard call. I already have IX and X/X2 on PS4 (and Vita) so that confuses the matter more until some deep sales happen elsewhere for those two. I hate loading up each console and seeing PART of a game anthology on each

And IX will likely remain one of my all time favorite games and favorite FF.

I haven't played much of XII so it's all new to me. I have the PS2 version but never delved far into it. At the time it didn't seem FF-like. Then XIII happened and XII seemed a lot more FF like. But I don't know how the total feel differs.

Then again it's an action game series now so......

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Ralizah

@NEStalgia

Boy, have I got the system for you!

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Its screen is pretty much only viewable under direct sunlight.

Well, anyway, the difference is that PC is a platform, so not having old games be playable would be pretty disastrous. It's not like people keep around old PCs to play their old PC games on like they do with consoles.

The brilliant thing is that, being an open platform, no one company really has the power to unilaterally decide what you can play and what you can't on PC. Thus... emulation, mods (real mods, not mods that have been approved by corporate committee), piracy, free online, countless store fronts, etc.

Still haven't played IX, btw. The character models look deformed and creep me out. With that said, I'm planning on playing it this year (not on Switch; I have the original PS1 disc, so I'm going full retro and playing it on a PS1).

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NEStalgia

@Ralizah Yes! Can it run Crysis?

I'm crossing my fingers that XBox is becoming a "platform" as well...they're making the right noises about it. A closed "platform" like Steam, but still. That's where my debate is coming form

Haven't played the best FF ever? For shame! Certainly not everyone agrees with all the VII hype and X hype dominating, but personally I just think IX hits all the right notes. The sweet themes of the series, the classic fantasy world it started with, the story never gets too convoluted (cough FFVII) and it's just a charming game from top to bottom with a great battle system to boot. It's fun and memorable, overloaded with charm. It starts out very very very slow in the prologue, but it picks up once you get to the theater. It's just a more personal story than the huge overarching planet destroying "ALIENS" theme of VII and....whatever dream time travel thing X was trying to do To me IX is FF, and all the others are impostors. The mandatory card game thing is annoying though. That's the one hiccup.

FWIW, I actually played it the first time emulated on PC....but using a legit PS1 disc...so I got a little FSAA out of it. That was cool when you could just play PS1 games on a PC without being a decryption/copy protection controversy. You still buy the game, just not a console. But I had to buy it again on PS4 this past year on a sale (that's an enhanced version which is really nice.) Not sure how it will land on Switch.

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Dezzy

Ralizah wrote:

Still haven't played IX, btw. The character models look deformed and creep me out. With that said, I'm planning on playing it this year (not on Switch; I have the original PS1 disc, so I'm going full retro and playing it on a PS1).

Playing FF9 is one of the entry requirements for posting in this thread! Get it done.
You should rethink your retro plan though. The newer PS4/Steam/Switch version is far superior. They updated the 3D character models (which they almost never do for games this old) and added a speed booster option for the battles (FF9 has ridiculously slow fights). It makes it the superior version by far. Playing it on the portable Switch screen will be the perfect platform for it. Because the pre-rendered backgrounds are stuck at lower resolution, a handheld is better than playing on a big screen.

Ralizah wrote:

@NEStalgia

Boy, have I got the system for you!

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Looks like the SouljaBoy Retro!

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Converted from Sony to Nintendo during 7th gen and never looked back.

ReaderRagfihs

@Ralizah I'll agree with @Dezzy and say that if you want to play FFIX, stay far, far away from the original PS1 version. That's how I played it, and there's a 15 second loading time before the start of every battle (I counted) and even once that's over, everything still moves much slower than VII or VIII.

Final Fantasy IX is one of my biggest "everyone loves this game except for me" games. My first impressions were great, but I gradually got sick of it the more I played. By the middle of the 3rd disc I couldn't stand the game at all and quit. This was about 2 years ago, maybe I should give it another chance sometime.

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Ralizah

@ReaderRagfihs @Dezzy So, I looked up footage of the original and the remaster on PS4 and... the loading times seems pretty close. I timed it. Roughly 15 seconds in the original and 10 in the remaster.

I also timed the end of the battle (from when the victory chime starts to when it goes to the world map), and the times were pretty similar.

Doesn't seem like a huge difference overall. Am I missing something? And does the HD port have anything else to make it appealing (other than the HD character models, which seem to clash a bit with the pre-rendered backdrops)?

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Ralizah

ReaderRagfihs

@Ralizah Oh wow. I haven't played the remaster and kinda assumed it would fix the slowness, but that certainly doesn't seem much better at all, especially compared to VII or VIII which usually loaded in about half that time.

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Dezzy

@Ralizah
The battle speed thing is different than the loading time. There's an option in the menu to make the general battle speed faster. Which is hugely beneficial.

The 3D models only really clash with the backgrounds on a big screen because of the resolution. On the Switch it'd look great.

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DarthNocturnal

Doesn't the remaster have a toggle which lets you disable random encounters? If so, you can just disable them whenever you feel the need to search an area thoroughly. No need for battle load times.

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darkfenrir wrote:

https://nintendoeverything.com/new-chocobos-mystery-dungeon-e...

New trailer and new info! Man, this game feels like it'll be tons of fun... ;-;

(Saw Physical Retails of Switch & PS4 version)

YAAAAY.....!!!

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