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Final Fantasy / Re: Easiest and Hardest Final Fantasy *SPOILERS*
« on: November 22, 2010, 03:56:09 AM »
Easiest would have to go to XII by far. Whenever a character died, he or she never really stayed dead for more than a couple of seconds. Yiazmat hardly gave me any troubles and the battle was more boring and tedious that dragged on than an actual challenge.

Hardest would have to go to the DS versions of III because, well, Phoenix Downs can't be bought at shops!? <- My first reaction when I played the game. The fact that Raise and Arise don't come until late in the game doesn't help either. Bosses can be unfairly punishing and the fact that there are hardly any save points doesn't help either. I wanted to break the cartridge in half when I lost against the final boss.

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Final Fantasy / Re: Battle Systems
« on: November 22, 2010, 03:45:27 AM »
I don't really have a straight-forward answer. If I had to say, I would say the Active Time Battle. As stated above, I have just gotten too used to it that it's become one of my favorites over the years.

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Final Fantasy / Re: Underappreciated Final Fantasy?
« on: November 06, 2010, 07:46:54 AM »
-Final Fantasy VII gets the most hate, but also gets the most love on the other hand. I do feel sorry for it, because in the cases of both the fanatics and the haters, most seem to caught up in debates on whether CLuD is D@ BAd@SS, or SEPirTH is Da MAMa's B0Y, and seem to miss vital parts of the game that make it great.

-All Final Fantasy Tactics games and Final Fantasy V are certainly underplayed, but you will be hard pressed to find anyone who has played either of them in great length that actually hates them. Those who play FFV could probably like it a bit more.

-Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy XIII and other various spin-offs get a lot of hate, but also has a decent size fanbase, both with the casual crowd and the more dedicated I guess. FFIX lacks a strong fanbase in the casual crowd but has a really strong fanbase within the more dedicated Final Fantasy fanbase's.


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Final Fantasy / Re: Top Ten Final Fantasy Battle Tracks
« on: August 18, 2010, 05:45:20 PM »
10. Determination - Final Fantasy Tactics A2
9. The Legendary Beast - Final Fantasy VIII
8. Esper Battle - Final Fantasy XII
7. Fighting Fate - Final Fantasy XIII
6. Blinded by Light - Final Fantasy XIII
5. The Unfolding Darkness - Final Fantasy Tactics A2
4. Apoplexy - Final Fantasy Tactics
3. Grotesque Creature - Vagrant Story (if it counts)
2. Dancing Mad - Final Fantasy VI
1. Dark Messenger - Final Fantasy IX

Too lazy to put links.

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Current Generation / Re: What game(s) did you recently finish?
« on: August 16, 2010, 10:32:35 PM »
I just finished Eternal Sonata for the "I lost count" time since it's release. It's just that much fun of an RPG that I can't stay away from it. I get bored after playing a game many times that I eventually sell it, but this game is far different.

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Favorite:
 
Reimi. She was one of the best in The Last Hope. Best character, best personality, best backstory. I've always used her. She's practically a ranged powerhouse!

Maria. What she lacks in foot speed she certainly makes up for with her long range skills. Early on Aiming Device, Scatter Beam and Magnetic Field chains are unstoppable. Come post-game to get Energy Burst just makes life so very easy, she is such an effective character to use.

Least:

Roger, I haven't played TTEOT for a while but all I can remember is that he made me rage and want to avoid him like the plague. His personality drives me up a wall.

Adray. It seems like he could have been a cool character, if he were given any sort of purpose whatsoever. He was just randomly there. I would have rather had his daughter in the party for sure. Other than Aerial, I've found him horrible to use other than his fast casting time.

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Star Ocean / Re: Star Ocean 4 International Freezing Problems?
« on: July 22, 2010, 08:25:45 PM »
Strangely, I haven't had a freeze since the last time I had it. I was able to get through the Cave of the Seven Stars without any problems so I assume it was the ambush. I'm going to try and avoid all ambushes in both post game dungeons because I'm really sure that is what caused it.

The occasional slowdown, somehow, has become more noticeable in some areas. I had a huge slowdown when I went back to the Miga Insect Warren on Aeos and I noticed it froze for two seconds and then went back to normal.

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Star Ocean / Re: Star Ocean 4 International Freezing Problems?
« on: July 09, 2010, 09:02:50 AM »
Had the PS3 been on a long time? Maybe it over-heated. someddrnoob here could tell you about all of his adventures with SO4 freezing.  ::)
Nope, I just turned it on and did a little farming for my Bonus Board. I went to Cave of the Seven Stars and engaged in an ambush battle against the Hornets and a couple of bats after that. It froze there after the battle was complete but I could still here the victory theme and even Reimi said her victory quote but I couldn't do anything. Overall, I would say I was on for 30 minutes.

I'm guessing it was the ambush, because I was able to fight them just fine individually. I'm going to try to abstain from engaging in ambush battles. But I'm guessing I'm going to have to deal with it somehow if everyone else is having this problem too. If they do, then they should release a simple patch for the people who have problems with the game.

I'm going to try to look at the disc later and see if there are any faulty problems with it. Even though reporting it to Square won't solve anything, I wonder if they know about this problem.

LATER EDIT: Well, I found no problems with the disc. There were no scratches visible so I decided to call Square Enix and here is what they said:

1. Be sure to check if there are any scratches or damage to the disc which could cause the laser to have a problem reading it.

2. If you're experiencing problems in some other area of the game, or it is inconsistent to where the game is freezing, it might be something within the system. You may want to try using a cleaner for your system, which can generally be purchased at any video game retailer.

3. We do highly recommend to keep your PS3 updated, please navigate to the System Update option on the PS3.

4. If none of those tips work, try the game in another PS3 at that point to see if it does the same thing. Video game retailers usually have systems for demonstration purposes, and they are usually cooperative when this type of request is made.

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JRPG games / Eternal Sonata
« on: July 08, 2010, 08:48:24 PM »
Has everyone ever played this? I really enjoyed playing this game on the PlayStation 3 and it's one of my near favorite RPGs. It had a really enjoyable battle system, and a outstanding music track.

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News / Re: Dissidia Final Fantasy makes "Ultimate Hit"
« on: July 08, 2010, 12:02:12 AM »
Dissidia is a worthy entry into the greatest hits. It's popular, so I can't say I didn't see this coming. The way they have created chemistry between characters from different worlds etc. is one of the things that makes this game work for me.

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Star Ocean / Re: Star Ocean 4 International Freezing Problems?
« on: July 07, 2010, 11:55:48 PM »
Thanks, I was starting to wonder since my PS3 is fairly old (about 2 years) and runs on every other game fine and this was the first time I ever experienced a freeze. This happened right after the battle and the music was still playing so I left it on for about 10 minutes but it was still in the frozen position when I came back. I heard about many freezes with Final Fantasy XIII but I was able to play it through just fine. I guess I will either have to skip the pre-game bonuses or have to just deal with it somehow.

I'm guessing there's nothing we can do about this. Unless Square releases a patch, which I doubt they will.

Okay, I tried it again and it seemed to work. But you know what I find funny? I fought the Hornets again and the game froze after that, but when I pretty much fight every other enemy; it works. It's just the Hornets for some reason, and even when I escape; it freezes.

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Current Generation / Re: What are your: Top Five Games of all-time?
« on: July 07, 2010, 11:11:03 PM »
1) Demon Souls: I consider this to be one of the near best and most challenging RPGs to date. Very innovative and I actually felt accomplished and it felt more rewarding when I finished it. The difficulty may scare some people away but it definitely didn't scare me away.

2) Shadow of the Colossus: It's always nice when a game that tries something different comes along. The game is super simple in some ways. The combat is super simple, there's no special moves or anything like that here. Just you, a horse and the colossi that you must face in order to rescue your loved one. There are no random encounters but the land is vast and beautiful one just waiting to have its secrets unlocked..and you gotta beat those very unfriendly looking Colossi!

3) Phantasy Star IV: The last of the REAL Phantasy Star series, and an outstanding RPG to boot. It's the first RPG I really fell in love with, and will always remain up there with my favourites. The story is powerful - with nicely presented artwork to help tell the tale well, which I think allows it to age nicely as well. Good turn based systems never age, while action varieties do badly.

4) Eternal Sonata: I can't stress enough how much I love this game. I thought the music factor was just great. The game was so lively and vibrant, and the graphics are astounding at particular places. Plus, Eternal Sonata has one of the most brilliant battle systems I've played. It takes both real-time and turn-based, mixes it up, and uses it in a challenging way that causes you to perfectly plan your every move at the risk of messing up with a slight mis-step.

5) Pokemon Platinum: I've loved the Pokemon series as a little kid, and after years of stopping, this was the game that brought me back. I thought the leap from Generation III to Generation IV was a big one. Platinum stands as an incredibly well-developed Pokemon game with great content. The many features the Nintendo DS allows it become great additions. I remember playing this game and getting so nostalgic. Pokemon games can net you hundreds of hours easily.

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Final Fantasy XIII / Re: FFXIII: Love it or Hate it? [ SPOILERS ]
« on: July 07, 2010, 10:53:18 PM »
The one thing I didn't like about Final Fantasy XIII was that it was story-driven, even when the story itself was not really good. I found the only interesting thing about the story was the character development. The l'Cie and fal'Cie nonsense annoyed and confused the hell out of me even after reading the datalogs. I hope it's more thoroughly explained in Versus and Agito. I'm afraid I absolutely abhorred Final Fantasy XIII's story.

Other than that, I enjoyed Final Fantasy XIII. Gameplay was solid, main characters were memorable, and the music fits the mood and situations of the game

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Star Ocean / Star Ocean 4 International Freezing Problems?
« on: July 07, 2010, 10:41:47 PM »
I just reached the Cave of the Seven Stars where I encountered my first freeze with the game. It never happened during the game's scenario and it just happened when I finished a battle with a few Hornets. I couldn't access the XMB so with no other choice, I had to shut it off manually. It managed to start up again, but now I'm wary about playing again because of the freezing and constantly turning off my PS3 wrong will most likely damage it.

Does anyone know how to fix it or anyone experiencing this problem? I'm thinking about reporting this to Square Enix.

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Final Fantasy XIII / Re: New FFXIII Info from Shonen Jump
« on: October 26, 2009, 02:15:06 AM »
Ahh, good old Bahamut. And with a Dragoon!  :o I actually thought Hope was going to get Bahamut for some reason, since I did hear Bahamut was confirmed in the first place for this game. I don't think Hope's Eidolon has been revealed yet... hopefully it comes out soon.

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