View Full Version : Gosh, FF1 is SO hard!!!

07-12-2003, 06:49 PM
everything is expensive, i barely can afford 1 spell... There is no way to revive in the beginning (except the church), Magic there seems VERY limited, with that MP system you only can use spells a few time...
every time that i reach a new area, the monster there are more powerful than your party...
There is no other ability than magic, that piss me off!
(Thief don't have Steal...)
You nedd to PAY to save the game...

a very difficlt indeed, i'm having a hard time with it:love:

Dignified Pauper
07-12-2003, 08:09 PM
You've been spoiled. FF1 is probably the greatest game. Once you get past the first 3-4 towns, making money is EASY! The game itself, if you keep leveling between dungeons and update equipment enough, its not TOO hard. And why should there be other abilities, ok, the thief i understand should be able to steal, but this is obviously your first time playing..

When you change classes/upgrade characters. The thief turns into Ninja without the throw ability, but he can use basic black magics.

And think when it was made... in the 80's for NES. Not the most advanced system, or able to have all those extra skills.

07-12-2003, 10:27 PM
yeah your spoiled.

try playing dragon warrior 7, or dragon warrior 1

those are the REAL rpgs (besides ff1)

ff7 is sooooo hard dude, trust me. and it has like 200 hours :D

07-13-2003, 12:47 AM
Yup. I've still got my old FF1 cart. Still, I forgot just how hard this game is. I'm stuck at the bleeding Marsh Cave. THE BLEEDING MARSH CAVE!!!

*cries* Why am I only level 9!? WHY!?

Fat Chocobo
07-13-2003, 01:31 AM
Ah what a great game. It's not too hard, but its not easy. It's so fun.

07-13-2003, 05:36 AM
It's not too hard, I'd say it's just right

07-13-2003, 02:42 PM

Are you playing in easy mode or normal mode? Everything is a lot cheaper and leveling up is much faster in easy mode. Plus your party gets a lot more spells for each spell level.

Having played through the game twice, once in each mode, I found it much more enjoyable in easy mode. But the nice thing about the option is it allows each individual player to choose their own prefered level of difficulty. :)

07-13-2003, 04:56 PM
'm playing in norma, but it ahould be called hard mode... other thing, my team is: RM, TH, WM, BM... no warrior.
but i'm enjoying to play, acctually

Fat Chocobo
07-13-2003, 06:35 PM
Well thats the problem i'd say. I don't recommend that party for your first time through the game. Infact, any party without a fighter will be a lot more difficult.

07-13-2003, 10:08 PM
yeah your spoiled.

try playing dragon warrior 7, or dragon warrior 1

so true. "Hmm, I wonder what's south of here?" ....... A wyvern draws near..... "DAMN!

07-13-2003, 10:09 PM
Which is probably why I'm having all this trouble. I replaced my usual fighter with a Red Mage, making my party RM, Thief, Black Belt, BM.

07-14-2003, 01:01 AM
FF1 hard? Geesh, what have you been playing? Mystic Quest?

the blitzer
07-14-2003, 07:41 AM
I find quite easy playing on easy mode with a party of a Fi/BB/RM/WM or Fi/Th/WM/BM in that order. First timers should start on easy with at least on Fighter. Normal mode and no Fighter partys are for experinced players.

07-15-2003, 06:40 PM
heh, if ya want a challenge go 4x WM or Theif, better yet, try to the solo parties*.

* solo theif and wm are EXTREMELY boring after about 5 minutes. Don't try if you have a life :D

Flying Mullet
07-15-2003, 06:44 PM
Originally posted by Indelacio
The thief turns into Ninja without the throw ability...

When is this? Did they add this into the remake for the playstation?

07-15-2003, 07:32 PM
You must be kidding.

Fat Chocobo
07-16-2003, 01:05 AM
No that's not new in the playstation version. If you've played the game before, I can't believe you never did the class change, although I guess it could happen.

Dignified Pauper
07-16-2003, 03:40 AM
oi, the sadness of an inexperienced gamer... :(

07-16-2003, 07:12 AM
The only two times I remember having difficulties with FF1 was in the Ice Cave and in the final temple. Everything just seemed to rock my world there... even at level 32 or so I had a rough time.

Which is good IMO. Just because you've spent a day or two leveling doesn't mean you should be able to walk through the last area godlike.

Flying Mullet
07-16-2003, 03:03 PM
Originally posted by Fat Chocobo
No that's not new in the playstation version. If you've played the game before, I can't believe you never did the class change, although I guess it could happen.
Sorry, I thought that he said Ninja with the throw ability.

07-16-2003, 08:12 PM
gah! I meant DRAGON WARRIOR 7 is hard :/ ff7 is easy

07-17-2003, 02:57 AM
FF1 has the perfect difficulty level... too many RPGs are far too easy. As long as you don't unessecarily run from battles, I don't find there to be an excessive amount of forced-leveling up.

07-22-2003, 08:41 AM
I agree alot of new gamers look at the "Lameness " of ff1-4 and say WTF where's the FMV's!?
How come theres no voices?
What is this crap i never loose in a rpg!!!!!!!!

I remember my first time through ff1 damn what a challnge but it was worth it when you[Spoiler]Find out that the first boss is chaos![Spoiler]
and i do think that current rpg's are just to easy or i am a uber rpg player.!

07-25-2003, 08:40 AM
They made the PSX version way harder than the original NES version. I died about a million times in the Temple of Fiends on PSX, while on NES, I got through it without a fuss and managed to defeat Chaos my first try. That did not happen with Origins. They made it harder than it should have been. Dying in the Temple of Fiends has to be the most frustrating thing if you decide not to use quick save to be more true blue.

07-25-2003, 03:24 PM
No actually origins is much easier than the original NES FF1.
In the original you had to account for dying enimies or miss that shot.
in origins you can change that.

07-28-2003, 12:43 AM
That's true, but you can tweak everything so it plays almost exactly like the NES version. Except you can't make the music tinny again. Personally I consider most of the modifications improvements. I'd found the original NES version almost unplayable and the the PSX version addictive.

07-28-2003, 07:31 PM
Hard? Welcome to the world of old-school RPGs. YOW!

07-28-2003, 07:39 PM
Classic games, especially RPG's typically fall into two groups... that are very similar to casino games.

1) the people who play it for the flashy lights and graphics and stuff.

2) the people who play it because of the underlying math / system (and graphics are only a plus).

In an RPG world, this means you either play FF7 or Chrono Trigger because it's pretty...

Or you play FF1-3, the ultima's, and maybe the dragon warriors, etc ... because of the stats system used.


07-29-2003, 02:07 AM
Um i dont fall into any of those.
what i care about is if the game is fun!
i don't care much for graphic's because sometimes game designers focus to much on them.
and i never did like stat watching.
it all boils down to is it fun?For me.

07-29-2003, 08:56 PM
it all boils down to is it fun?For me.

Do you enjoy mashing a couple buttons and then watching a sequence of scripted events take place ? Perhaps even having a choice or two while said events take place ?

If so, then you'd lean more towards the graphics side of things -- after all, no one wants to watch an ugly FMV or ugly sprites dance on the screen.


Do you enjoy fighting that provides only the most simple tactical awareness ? Fighting fire with ice, and vice versa ? This way you can 'beat up on them good' without having to put TOO much effort into it, yet still reap a positive reward for what you do in fact attempt to accomplish ?

This is a more difficult area to discern simply because it's a good balance of art and 'easy' stat system.

When I play FF4... it's kind of nice that leveling is easy and that most of the fights are easy and such... and it's nice to become god like after leveling for 'so' long and not having too many issues with the monsters/bosses thrown at you.

But when playing FF1 or perhaps the original couple Dragon Warriors (DQ5 is easier in general.. havent played 4 or 6 or 7 yet), there is more sense of accomplishment when you get the new shiny or go up 2 levels. And if you don't do that leveling/shiny gaining, then you have a very tough world on your hands.

07-30-2003, 12:32 AM
7 is pretty dang hard imo. its the ONLY rpg EVER (besides fixed losing battles) where I got thrown around like a wet spaghetti noodle by the third boss