Oh btw. Just so folks know (and why I ended up buying it twice): the Wi-Fi on the DS version no longer works. (Blame Ninty; they killed the nintendo wi-fi on DS's/all DS games a few years ago.) The local DOES but it means you two would have to meet up at a convention or something, which at the moment, considering how many got canceled due to the 'rona, is not possible.
Why do you think I bought the PC version a few years ago? My brother has a copy as well but I didn't want to mess with that noise again. I suggest wishlisting it on Steam
and waiting for a sale though; you guys missed the last one when they did the update.
Far as I know tho, this is the only DS remake of a Square game that is mmm..major affected by Ninty turning off the DS servers. The other two (Chrono Trigger and FFIV) aren't noticably messed up; FFIV..ehh, I don't care to battle my Whyt, and I didn't care to play with the monster thing in CT.