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Chaser

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

The game is a PS4 or no buy for me (since I already have it on PS3/Vita and don't have a PC) and I'd rather not go down the iOS route with the game.

It really looks gorgeous so I hope it comes to PS4 soon. After the success of VII on PS4, I can see Square working hard to get VIII and IX out.

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

Yeah. I saw the screens on another website. The game looks great. Would like to see some IX trophies on my PSN achievements list. ;~;
 

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

Something I only noticed after a friend told me:
The characters look really good. But the backgrounds? o0 It all seems so....blurry.
 

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

Something I only noticed after a friend told me:
The characters look really good. But the backgrounds? o0 It all seems so....blurry.
Seems they used some smoothing filter over the backgrounds.
 

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

Yeah, the character models noticeably stand out from the backgrounds. I've seen some really hi-def shots of backgrounds from FFIX, so I'd have thought they could make them look incredible.
 

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

It seems Square threw away most of the original assets for their PS1 games once they felt like they were done with them, just like Capcom didi (all pre-rendered Resident Evil backgrounds are 480p though thanks to strong PC support early on). I'm aware that there are some high quality backgrounds out there for FFIX, but most of them seem to be from early on in the game and my guess is that they were not saved by Square themselves but a company that was once hired to do an official guide book or art book.
 

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

I'm so glad that there's a high-speed mode now. I've avoided replaying this game years because of the slow-ass battle system
 

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I'm so glad that there's a high-speed mode now. I've avoided replaying this game years because of the slow-ass battle system

lol pretty much the story of many RPG's life: when you want to farm/grind, it gets slow as eff xD
 

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

Yeah, it's horrible trying to level to 99. (I feel complete inside when all my characters are at 99. lol) But FFIX is peanuts compared to VIII, XIII, and occasionally XII, as far as the battles taking forever.
 

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

IX has longer load times than either of those games. It'll take you like 30+ seconds to load a battle and another 30 seconds once the battle ends until you regain control of Zidane. This is actually longer than the PS1 ports of the SNES games.

VIII doesn't have that much loading. I actually think it's faster than VII but I'd have to check that. Then again, that game will punish you for grinding. The lower your level the easier the game is for you. The 4 Heroes of Light is like that too.
 

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

I guess the difference is in IX, I can kill anything pretty fast, so added with the loading it goes faster than those games' 30-minute long-ass battles needed to kill something with 10 HP.
 

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

XII and XIII can have long battles, but I never got stuck with enemies for too long in VIII. I mean, if you don't know how to junction properly and you level up too much the game will punish you and enemies will be harder to beat, so I guess it could take long if you're not efficient :p
 

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

I guess VIII is just opposite of my normal sensibilities. You're right that it punishes you for leveling, but at the same time I feel weird getting towards the end of the game at low levels. Then you have to pilfer spells constantly which was annoying.

Still, my least favorite part is the summons being the fastest way to end things and their animations being criminally long. I wish they'd given them "short" versions (sort of like in X, where you have the option to shorten the animations to make things move along).
 

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

Yeah, the summon sequences are way too long. Mostly because they want you to boost, which still feels kinda stupid. Never really liked that.
 

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

XII and XIII can have long battles, but I never got stuck with enemies for too long in VIII. I mean, if you don't know how to junction properly and you level up too much the game will punish you and enemies will be harder to beat, so I guess it could take long if you're not efficient :p

Ugh, that sounds yucky.
I did it the other way around. Always juctioned and was overpowered all the time...
 

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

It's finally here! Sooo excited to see this has finally expanded to other platforms.
 

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

I'm gonna wait and see if it looks any good. FF II looks awful on my smartphone so...hmm. Not sure.
 

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

It looks like the script has been slightly revised (ie the girl Vivi bumps into no longer speaks with a speech impediment, and in the "screenshots" on the Apple store, Freya's name is now spelled correctly, "Freija." Wonder if they retain that spelling in the game?)
 

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Re: Final Fantasy IX - "This is an age-old ritual between friends!"

It looks like the script has been slightly revised (ie the girl Vivi bumps into no longer speaks with a speech impediment, and in the "screenshots" on the Apple store, Freya's name is now spelled correctly, "Freija." Wonder if they retain that spelling in the game?)

If this is the case I'm surprised they didn't do this for ffvii
 
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