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    So, I was playing the original NES version of this game today and I noticed something.

    It's boring as smurf! I'm sorry, but it is. The fighting is slow as hell and something as simple as leveling up and going through their stats take forever. I don't remember the PS1 version being like this, but either my memory is foggy or it got a lot more updates than I initially thought. I can only conclude that playing the latter entries first and not playing this when it first came out has ruined the experience for me. Anyone else feels this way?

    Or is this the part where you burn me with holy water?

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    I find that the NES version all around blows. It's way too difficult, you can only save at inns, you lose your save if you don't do the whole "hold reset, then press power" thing (and sometimes you lose your save even if you DO do that), it's extremely slow, and, loathe as I am to say it, I find it hard to look at the graphics after I've seen the new entries. As far as what version I enjoy most, though, I'm not sure. The PS1, PSP, and GBA versions all have their strong points and weak points. But the PSP version is the one I go back to the most simply because it's so easy to start up and play, and you don't really have to worry about save points and all that trout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFIX Choco Boy View Post
    I find that the NES version all around blows. It's way too difficult, you can only save at inns, you lose your save if you don't do the whole "hold reset, then press power" thing
    Is that what's that was for? I thought it was just telling me how to turn the system off.

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    Nope, it's so that it saves your game. That's how most NES games I remember work.

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    Trout.

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    I couldn't stand it.
    everything is wrapped in gray
    i'm focusing on your image
    can you hear me in the void?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFIX Choco Boy View Post
    Nope, it's so that it saves your game. That's how most NES games I remember work.
    Actually, it's not.

    Holding reset while you press power was to protect the game from a surge. Basically, holding reset was putting the system in "standby mode". Turning the system off w/o holding reset can potentially fry the battery.

    Also, you kids are spoiled these days. Back when I was younger, we didn't have Clouds or Spiras. All we had were unnamed Fighters and Thieves who couldn't steal & we liked it!

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    I don't mind the graphics of the old NES titles, I find they still have a certain charm. But doing anything was so agonizingly slow. If it wasn't for emulators and frameskip I don't think I would manage at all.
    >>Am willing to change opinions based on data<<

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Angus View Post
    Also, you kids are spoiled these days. Back when I was younger, we didn't have Clouds or Spiras. All we had were unnamed Fighters and Thieves who couldn't steal & we liked it!
    You can have your Mad Ponies. I don't want them!

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    Set the speed to 8 so all the text isn't so ridiculously slow, newb.

    Bork Bork

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    Quote Originally Posted by theundeadhero View Post
    Set the speed to 8 so all the text isn't so ridiculously slow, newb.
    I didn't see an option anywhere to change the text speed.

    Edit: nvm found it.
    Last edited by Ayen; 04-09-2015 at 08:01 PM.

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    I'd say switch to the PS1 version. It modernizes the game while keeping its spirit intact. It's still gonna come off as pretty archaic though, with its plot being shoved in the background, characters with no personalities, etc.

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    Can't. Already said I'm reviewing the NES version.

    I like it a lot better with the response rate at 8 but for the love of Yevon this game DOES NOT want to save. I do the trick and when I come back my save file is completely erased. I either have to beat the game all in one sitting or not at all.

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    Save game data on cartridges is maintained by a battery, if that dies it will not be able to hold data anymore. Though from what I read the typical lifespan of an NES cartridge battery is quite long.
    >>Am willing to change opinions based on data<<

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    yeah the battery is probably dead. you might have to find another copy or use an emulator.

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