Blog Comments

  1. ham's Avatar
    Hi DeadRinger1986,

    Thanks for keeping up with my blogs.

    For FFX, I am playing remaster.

    For FF1 + FF2, I played the PSP ports.

    FF3-FF9, I played the Steam Ports. I think FF6 was the worse port, literally just the mobile version ported to Steam. FFIV was the remaster, and it was very challenging, but in the end I was able to beat it. It's been awhile since I have played FF3 but it was pretty interesting. There were some game mechanics that made a lot of sense to use certain classes over others. It kind of pushed you to think about your upcoming fights if you've failed.

    My only thoughts on IV were two particular bosses I've had difficulty with. The remaster was very challenging but overall, if you were creative, and smart with your decision making, you could make it through. I think the only reason why I won both fights was because of RNG and not good decision making. Whatever the reason was, I was able to get through them and beat the game.

    I'm not very savvy with all the game mechanics but I think I'd probably do a lot better my second time through. I think that's how I was able to improve myself in Final Fantasy VII.

    I've also played Chrono Trigger and I think that's a fantastic game that still holds up today. I was also a big fan of Chrono Cross too which I am surprised not a lot of people really liked.

    Looking forward to hearing about your journey with your game catalog.
  2. DeadRinger1986's Avatar
    Love it. I guess I am following you, but with more SE titles than just the FFs. But, only TV console RPGs, none of the shooter games, rhythm games, mobile games, no XI or XIV, etc. Just doing what I like I am originally a VII - X generation kid. FFX was one of my absolute favorites so I hope you enjoy it. Are you on the PS4 remaster? Or are you attempting all original versions?

    Right now, I've completed I, II, V, and currently going through the PSP version of III. Then, the rest of my SNES generation will include FFIV, FFVI, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger.

    I really like III. Probably the fact that it's a PSP port has a lot to do with that, but I feel like the job system is a lot more fun and less cumbersome than the famous FFV job system--which felt like a needless grind to me, since all the bosses/superbosses could be beaten without all the extra grinding at endgame.

    Looking forward to your thoughts on X, and for that matter any thoughts on III and IV since that's where I'm heading.
  3. Wolf Kanno's Avatar
    Congrats on taking down another entry! Only six more to go.
  4. ham's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Galuf
    Congrats! I think i saw you say that on my stream that you were playing it, unless that was a different Ham >_> either way. It's always fun to beat an FF the first time
    Yep, it was me, I'm watching your stream right now. Good luck on your journey through the FFs! It's kind of a pilgrimage for me now haha!
  5. ham's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Kanno
    Congrats man! Funny enough, I've been playing a little of this game on the side, doing a Disc 1 Lionheart/Break this game in half run on my PSP while working on other things. I'm currently playing a lot of Triple Triad to get those 20 Elynoyle cards to mod into Energy Crystals. VIII ha its fair share of issues, but I appreciate how off beat it is compared to other FF titles. It gets reamed for being so exploitable, but I also feel like you have to both know what you're doing and still put in a lot of effort to make that work, so it works out in my head.

    Now you'll be jumping into my fave FF of the PS1 generation, and the game I consider to be the last true Final Fantasy game. Have fun!
    Yes! I actually tried to learn the Triple Triad game so I could win key cards to make equipment/forge stuff early on. I think I prefer FF8's card game to FF9's. I'm just glad FF9's card game isn't as important to play as FF8's. I love FF9 because it has a good pacing but it sort of trails off for me towards the end (DISC 3 or DISC 4). I'm still pretty excited to play through it again though.
  6. Galuf's Avatar
    Congrats! I think i saw you say that on my stream that you were playing it, unless that was a different Ham >_> either way. It's always fun to beat an FF the first time
  7. Wolf Kanno's Avatar
    Congrats man! Funny enough, I've been playing a little of this game on the side, doing a Disc 1 Lionheart/Break this game in half run on my PSP while working on other things. I'm currently playing a lot of Triple Triad to get those 20 Elynoyle cards to mod into Energy Crystals. VIII ha its fair share of issues, but I appreciate how off beat it is compared to other FF titles. It gets reamed for being so exploitable, but I also feel like you have to both know what you're doing and still put in a lot of effort to make that work, so it works out in my head.

    Now you'll be jumping into my fave FF of the PS1 generation, and the game I consider to be the last true Final Fantasy game. Have fun!
  8. ham's Avatar
    That makes sense and thanks!
  9. Wolf Kanno's Avatar
    Congrats on finishing the game! Gau is only underleveled if you happen to leave him on the Veldt and go level somewhere else. Characters only scale their level to the party when they leave for story purposes.
  10. Wolf Kanno's Avatar
    Well, I'm glad you've been doing a good job making it through the classics. Hopefully, you'll be able to find times to check out VIII and IX.
  11. Fynn's Avatar
    It’s actually a bit confusing, but the first game is Bravely Default, then Bravely Second is it’s direct sequel, and then it looks like Bravely Default II isn’t going to be connected through story at all to the previous two.
  12. ham's Avatar
    Yep, will do. Plan on playing through FFT as well. I own Bravely Second: End Layer and plan on picking up Bravely Second 2. I'll probably tackle those after I finish the Final Fantasy main titles.
  13. Fynn's Avatar
    Awesome! FFV is a tremendous game. If you liked the job system, check out Bravely Default and itís sequel - itís pretty much FFV remade for a modern audience that I canít recommend enough. Give the FFT series a go as well as they kinda evolve the job mechanics from here as well!
  14. ham's Avatar
    haha thanks!
  15. Wolf Kanno's Avatar
  16. Wolf Kanno's Avatar
    I honestly feel the redos on Golbez and Dr. Luage's fights were some of the most challenging in the IV Remake. Lugae especially since Reverse is a status that didn't debut until FFXII.
  17. ham's Avatar
    Okay, thanks for the tip man. I honestly had the worse session today with "Final Fantasy IV" but I think its mainly because I'm not used to this level of difficulty in a Final Fantasy game. I'll write a quick update about it in a blog to explain in further detail where I'm having a problem at.

    I think your comment and love for Final Fantasy IV gives me more motivation to complete it. I might be too spoiled by modern JRPGs and the expectancy to breeze through fights has made me dull to new challenges. This might be the perfect opportunity to sharpen myself and keep going through all the Final Fantasy titles.
  18. Fynn's Avatar
    Oh, and pro tip: don't jump into After Years right afterwards. I'd honestly leave it for after you've had your fill of FF and had some room to breather, because After Years is long and a lot of it is a slog and a retread of story points from FFIV. You'll get burnt out very fast if you jump in right after - while if you wait, you might just get some nostalgia out of it.
  19. Fynn's Avatar
    I love the 3D remake of FFIV. Sure, the 2D sprites are classic (but not on the PSP version - seriously, those look really bad), but I have to appreciate the art direction. By using a more muted color palet, the world seems much more mystical, and I love that all the characters finally have consistent models both in battle and out, as well as portraits that actually match them - you'll see that this isn't the case in any of the 2D versions. Most people probably don't care, but it's a HUGE pet peeve of mine. And then there are the added cutscenes and voice acting which, coupled with the impeccable translation that is unique to this version, just helps to elevate some moments in this game to new heights.

    I've actaully recently started a replay of the DS version and as it's my 2nd playthrough on one save file, I got to keep some augments, including the incredibly useful Level Lust which basically lets you breeze through the game thanks to the added experience. I'm hoping to complete this and then do a third playthrough as well, so that I can finally try my hand at that super extra optional boss they added.

    Plus, I also just love the difficulty level, combined with the new AI scripts for the bosses. As the FF I've probably replayed the most, it felt very refreshing to finally get some variety in there. Overall, the 3D version is to me, no contest, the definitive version of FFIV. I definitely appreciate the original version a lot, but this new incarnation has just so much going for it that it really elevates FFIV to new heights in my eyes.
  20. Wolf Kanno's Avatar
    I understand that feeling. I go back and forth with certain genres myself to avoid the tedium.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast