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twobitmage
03-21-2003, 08:58 PM
I vaguely remember a topic named this but I cant find it....well I think the topic title kind of explains it all, Should I Buy the games?

Mr. Graves
03-21-2003, 10:20 PM
Yes, you should. Experience the true glory that is FF1.:D

Seriously, at $30, it's a great deal.

twobitmage
03-21-2003, 10:47 PM
Oh and another thing, The review came out in egm magazine, for ff origins (it did pretty well btw), but alot of people are saying it comes out on april 8th, is something amiss here?

Mr. Graves
03-21-2003, 10:56 PM
The gaming magazines tend to get the game sooner than the average gamer, I believe. Yes I saw the review, I would've given it a 10 myself. But meh. Yeah, it's available Apr. 8th.

DJZen
03-22-2003, 06:59 PM
Magazines get advance copies so they can review the game before anyone can play it. Think of it as advertising. In fact, most magazines get unfinished copies of games, mostly for the top draw games such as whichever Final Fantasy or wrestling game is coming up next. I can see why FFO wouldn't get the top ranking, it not have pr3ty 3D gRaFiX0r! Though I'd personally pay money to watch the new-shool FFers see "ineffective" for the first time :D

Bob the Elf
03-22-2003, 07:38 PM
Man, I used to hate INEFFECTIVE, but now I've grown to love it, too bad it's not in the newer games.

You should most definately think about getting this game.

Pancaek
03-22-2003, 07:43 PM
You should definitely get it. FF1 is one of the best games of all time, and FF2 would probably be good if I could get used to the battle system. If it's only $30 like Mr. Graves said, then that's even better.

DJZen
03-22-2003, 08:20 PM
If you entered the contest, you might have gotten it free. Square seems to be holding off on announcing the winners.....

twobitmage
03-22-2003, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by DJzen
If you entered the contest, you might have gotten it free. Square seems to be holding off on announcing the winners.....

Heh actually I did, *crosses fingers*

zelda78
03-22-2003, 10:45 PM
the street date is April 8, thus it isn't in stores yet

however, the game is out in japan and EU if you can't wait and want to import it. I paid good money (~$60 USD) to import FF1 back in december and it was worth every cent of it.:greenie:

eestlinc
03-23-2003, 10:03 AM
I was under the impression they removed the ineffective problem. anyway, I should be getting my copy in the mail shortly after apr 8th.

DJZen
03-23-2003, 09:47 PM
Problem? PROBLEM!??!?!?! Why you.....

It's still in the game, but you have the option of turning it off. I hope it defaults to auto targetting off though, so teh n00bs can get that lovely message thrown in their face.

Actually, once you get used to it, not having auto targetting isn't that bad. It makes you economize your damage somewhat so you won't waste attacks. For example, you know that X monster has let's say 500 HP. In one round of damage you do about 490 HP of damage to it. On the next turn, you're probably gonna make your fighter attack someone else since he does a lot more than 10 HP damage and you can't afford to get an ineffective for his attack. I wound up just using this strategy when I played the FF1WSC rom even with auto target turned on.

twobitmage
03-24-2003, 07:45 AM
I found playing old school rpgs greatly improved my skills in other rpgs, Many newer games are easy in comparisn

masterauron
03-26-2003, 11:03 PM
Hey guys I'm new. FF Origins has come out here in the UK and I'd strongly suggest your purchase. There are two sweet intros for both titles and some fine Yoshitaka Amano cards as a bonus.

NeX
03-29-2003, 11:06 PM
I've had it for like 3 weeks now, downloaded it for educational purposes ;) It's super good, you guys should definitely get it when it comes out, the graphics are super good, I can't wait to beat Zelda so I can finish beating FF1 :)

Rinoa Heartilly
04-02-2003, 07:10 PM
Originally posted by twobitmage
I vaguely remember a topic named this but I cant find it....well I think the topic title kind of explains it all, Should I Buy the games?

a simple question, a simple answer
YES

DJZen
04-04-2003, 06:45 AM
not only should you buy it, you should go pre-order 10 copies right now! Play one, look at another one, and never EVER take the other 8 out of their packaging!

twobitmage
04-05-2003, 06:14 AM
Originally posted by DJzen
not only should you buy it, you should go pre-order 10 copies right now! Play one, look at another one, and never EVER take the other 8 out of their packaging!

and this would cost me a grand total of...300 bucks! another playstation 2!

DJZen
04-05-2003, 07:44 PM
Either you took me too seriously or I took you too seriously. Either way, one of us needs to be more clear when making a joke...

Mattokenzi
04-06-2003, 08:27 PM
yeah! get it. I got it for 19.99 plus 10% knock off (my sister works in that shop)

Moshenokoji
04-19-2003, 05:54 PM
Buy it. But yeah it was releaesd on the 8th but i had my mom go to wal mart on the 9th to seeif it was there, it wasn't. I had it pre ordered anyway cause i'm an addicit.

katsuki_
02-07-2019, 10:38 AM
Origins is the best and truest version of FF1 and FF2 :D

theundeadhero
02-07-2019, 12:29 PM
After 16 years he finally has an answer!

I prefer the playing on my NES, but Origens isn't bad.

katsuki_
02-08-2019, 10:11 AM
*blush* I forgot I was reading so far back....

maybee
02-08-2019, 11:15 AM
Hey, I come from the future from way beyond, and you should wait for FFI & FF2 PSP. What's a PSP ? You'll eventually find out.


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Lord Golbez
02-09-2019, 01:06 AM
Sure, just realize you're going to find out why FF2 was never released overseas on the NES. It wasn't that BS line about it being too similar to the first game. Who could possibly reasonably think that? The difference is an order of magnitude greater than most game sequels. No, the obvious real reason is that it's terrible, but FF is decent, so not to worry.

Sorceress Claire
03-19-2019, 09:09 AM
Sure, just realize you're going to find out why FF2 was never released overseas on the NES. It wasn't that BS line about it being too similar to the first game. Who could possibly reasonably think that? The difference is an order of magnitude greater than most game sequels. No, the obvious real reason is that it's terrible, but FF is decent, so not to worry.

Final Fantasy II is definitely not terrible. It has a reasonable growth systems that actually makes sense. Use a sword get better at it.. use Fire magic you become more proficient casting said magic... nothing wrong here. If one finds it tedious there is always select and cancel for some versions. Don't want to get to op'd from select and cancel.. simple don't over do select and cancel just perform it enough to become as strong as you need to be. The game has wonderful replay value too because you can teach characters different spells on each playthrough to make it feel ever so slightly different each time. The story is great too and the ost is lovely.

Why do you like FF1 so much? It has more programming mishaps and bugs than ALL other FF's. The INT stat bug and glitched weapon data and effect data bugs are the most apparent issues with FF1. Those issues persisted even in FF Origins to some degree specifically the INT stat bug.

Lord Golbez
03-20-2019, 07:51 PM
Attack your teammates, gain HP. Yep, perfect sense. I would not say I love the first game that much. I just really dislike the second one. There are other games that implement growth through use systems that I'm perfectly fine with. Secret of Mana, for example.

Sorceress Claire
03-21-2019, 04:48 AM
Attack your teammates, gain HP. Yep, perfect sense. I would not say I love the first game that much. I just really dislike the second one. There are other games that implement growth through use systems that I'm perfectly fine with. Secret of Mana, for example.


It actually makes logical sense. IRL when one gets injured ie a broken bone or deep gash the body heals itself over time. The resulting scar tissue or refused bone ends up being stronger and more efficiently reinforced and/or strengthened. No pain.. no gain. Secret of Mana's isn't that different you gain incremental experience for every action you take it just happens at a faster rate. and you can't gain power from attacking yourself. Masochism can strengthen the body.. I should know.

Lord Golbez
03-21-2019, 07:05 AM
The faster rate is pretty important. If it were done at an appropriate rate in FF2, there wouldn't really be a significant incentive to spend a bunch of time beating yourself up. Unfortunately, there is.