Be Excellent To Each Other

And, you know, party on. Dude.

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Reply to topic  [ 244 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

FF7:
Good 46%  46%  [ 26 ]
Not good 25%  25%  [ 14 ]
(Haven't played it / Don't know) 28%  28%  [ 16 ]
Total votes : 56
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:02 
SupaMod
User avatar
Commander-in-Cheese

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 47983
Would have been nice if they'd added in the ability to save anyway. I'm taking loooong breaks today.

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:05 
User avatar
Legendary Boogeyman

Joined: 22nd Dec, 2010
Posts: 8175
Grim... wrote:
iOS FF7 is a-comin' - and you can turn off the random battles.

75% of the video is FMV and the rest are limit breaks and summons. Not quite representative of the game I'd say.

I completed FF7 again recently. Like always as soon as I win I can't be arsed to go back to beat the weapons.

I'm also near the end of FF8 and my enthusiasm has dropped off again.

_________________
Mr Kissyfur wrote:
Pretty much everyone agrees with Gnomes, really, it's just some are too right on to admit it. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:07 
SupaMod
User avatar
Commander-in-Cheese

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 47983
Cras wrote:
Would have been nice if they'd added in the ability to save anywhere. I'm taking loooong breaks today.

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:18 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 67002
Location: Your Mum
We all heard you the first time. No-one cares, is all.

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:27 
SupaMod
User avatar
Commander-in-Cheese

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 47983
Huh. that was supposed to be an edit.

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 13:29 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 67002
Location: Your Mum
You didn't even edit anything!

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 13:43 
SupaMod
User avatar
Commander-in-Cheese

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 47983
Yeah, I did.

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 14:27 
User avatar
Can't re-member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 53376
Location: Liberty City
Cras wrote:
Yeah, I did.

where

_________________
I am currently under construction.
Thank you for your patience.


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 14:29 
Awesome
User avatar
Yes

Joined: 6th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11740
Future Warrior wrote:
Cras wrote:
Yeah, I did.

where

way

_________________
Always proof read carefully in case you any words out


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 15:27 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 67002
Location: Your Mum
So you did.

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:31 
User avatar
What-ho, chaps!

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 2079
FF7 has the best quartermastery system. Granting your characters additional discrete abilities is way more important to having options in battle than having greater stats (kinda by definition).

_________________
[www.mrdictionary.net]


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:16 
User avatar
Sleepyhead

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 26918
Location: Kidbrooke
It's been so long that I'm scared playing it again now would ruin my perfect memories of it.

_________________
I've got a bad feeling about this.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:15 
User avatar
Legendary Boogeyman

Joined: 22nd Dec, 2010
Posts: 8175
FF7 relied a lot more on buying stuff. Buying weapons, buying armour especially, to give you slots to junction materia to be able to cast summons and have cool abilities.

FF8 is much different. You can mod your weapon but the benefits are minimal and guides tell you to not bother for anything other than Squall's sword. No armour of any kind. You junction magic to stats for different bonuses. Ablilities are contained in GFs (summons) who also contain abilities and effects you can apply to characters.

I couldn't really say which was better, except that in FF8 you can game the method extremely early on to make your characters laughably overpowered and one-shot nearly every generic enemy from almost the start of the game. The best you could do in FF7 was to steal a weapon from an enemy a bit earlier than you could buy it, which was handy but in no way game-breaking.

_________________
Mr Kissyfur wrote:
Pretty much everyone agrees with Gnomes, really, it's just some are too right on to admit it. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:19 
Awesome
User avatar
Yes

Joined: 6th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11740
The FF8 Junction system was rubbish until you realised you could go to Hell Island and grind for stupidly powerful spells and just leave 100 of them junctioned to every slot. Then, as you say, you were practically invincible.

I loved the Waltz For the Moon dance sequence in that: I had a demo disc of FFVIII that had that FMV but all in sepia, which wasn't in the main game.

_________________
Always proof read carefully in case you any words out


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:29 
User avatar
Legendary Boogeyman

Joined: 22nd Dec, 2010
Posts: 8175
I liked the junction system. You can only go to hell/heaven after you have the Ragnarok, and by then you're stupidly overpowered anyway.

Basically in FF8 if you could stand the card game you could sit in Balamb Garden and mine cards for items, convert them, and get a dickload of free magic.

In my current FF8 playthrough I have two cards left to collect. I've done every card quest in the game and the last two cards are optional GFs that I have to go and beat.

_________________
Mr Kissyfur wrote:
Pretty much everyone agrees with Gnomes, really, it's just some are too right on to admit it. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:45 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 67002
Location: Your Mum
I liked the card game.

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 13:17 
User avatar
Kinda Funny Lookin'

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 3164
Location: Sheffield or Baku
Now available as a mobile download!

https://www.google.az/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= ... GFoHZg0YJA

_________________
If work was so rewarding the rich would have bought it all.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 13:29 
User avatar
Legendary Boogeyman

Joined: 22nd Dec, 2010
Posts: 8175
Playing it in the game was fine, but fuck that as a stand-alone. The FF8 guide I used this time around to make sure I got everything included a strategy to ensure disadvantageous rules were abolished from different regions by manipulating the random seed generator. Random, closed-hands, same, plus, and plus-wall were the worst rules. You're winning the game but the CPU has pre-calculated all of the possible Plus permutations and more often than not drops the last card to get a Plus flip which combos into flipping the rest of the board and them winning.

_________________
Mr Kissyfur wrote:
Pretty much everyone agrees with Gnomes, really, it's just some are too right on to admit it. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:26 
SupaMod
User avatar
Commander-in-Cheese

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 47983
Bollocks. Went to Wutai too early and now I'm stuck with no Materia and needing to kill a boss that can instakill any character whenever it likes.

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:34 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 67002
Location: Your Mum
What's the work:ff7 ratio like now?

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:37 
SupaMod
User avatar
Commander-in-Cheese

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 47983
About 50:50. I am definitely not a good investment by my employer.

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:43 
Awesome
User avatar
Yes

Joined: 6th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11740
Cras wrote:
Bollocks. Went to Wutai too early and now I'm stuck with no Materia and needing to kill a boss that can instakill any character whenever it likes.

Are you in the dojo? Can't you just exit and choose to lose progress through the levels?

The whole point is that you have no materia whilst in Wutai because Yuffie is a bitch, so there must be something you can do to help beat him. To Mr Google!

_________________
Always proof read carefully in case you any words out


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:48 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 16517
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
Cras wrote:
Bollocks. Went to Wutai too early and now I'm stuck with no Materia and needing to kill a boss that can instakill any character whenever it likes.

Try: Man up.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:59 
SupaMod
User avatar
Commander-in-Cheese

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 47983
Mr Russell wrote:
Cras wrote:
Bollocks. Went to Wutai too early and now I'm stuck with no Materia and needing to kill a boss that can instakill any character whenever it likes.

Are you in the dojo? Can't you just exit and choose to lose progress through the levels?

The whole point is that you have no materia whilst in Wutai because Yuffie is a bitch, so there must be something you can do to help beat him. To Mr Google!


Nope, before the dojo. Yuffie's been kidnapped by Don Corneo, and no way to get my materia back without killing the next boss. It's potentially achievable. Google suggest's Barrett's Mindblow limit break helps a lot. Still going to require luck and many attempts though, I feel.

And obviously I have no pre-Wutai save, because duh :)

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:59 
SupaMod
User avatar
Commander-in-Cheese

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 47983
Mr Dave wrote:
Cras wrote:
Bollocks. Went to Wutai too early and now I'm stuck with no Materia and needing to kill a boss that can instakill any character whenever it likes.

Try: Man up.


My Man Up materia got taken too :(

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:00 
Awesome
User avatar
Yes

Joined: 6th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11740
Mr Dave wrote:
Cras wrote:
Bollocks. Went to Wutai too early and now I'm stuck with no Materia and needing to kill a boss that can instakill any character whenever it likes.

Try: Man up.

Which character do you equip that to?

_________________
Always proof read carefully in case you any words out


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:00 
Awesome
User avatar
Yes

Joined: 6th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11740
Mr Russell wrote:
Mr Dave wrote:
Cras wrote:
Bollocks. Went to Wutai too early and now I'm stuck with no Materia and needing to kill a boss that can instakill any character whenever it likes.

Try: Man up.

Which character do you equip that to?


Wait is that Aeris' Level 4 Limit Break?

_________________
Always proof read carefully in case you any words out


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 13:22 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 67002
Location: Your Mum


SHIT YOUR PANTS, FFFANS!

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 13:24 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 67002
Location: Your Mum
I reckon it'll be released Jan 31, 2017.

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 13:34 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 67002
Location: Your Mum
Oh, and the PS4 port of the original version is out today.

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 13:54 
SupaMod
User avatar
Commander-in-Cheese

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 47983
Goddamnit, now I need to get it again

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 13:57 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 67002
Location: Your Mum
I'm annoyed I can't pre-order it now.

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 13:57 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 67002
Location: Your Mum
Did you finish your iOS run?

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 14:07 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 16517
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
That does look worryingly like they might have gone for wank FF13-esque single person 'cinematic' combat.

Hoping that's not the case.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 14:22 
SupaMod
User avatar
Commander-in-Cheese

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 47983
Grim-beard... the noisy wrote:
Did you finish your iOS run?


Yeah, but didn't do most of the extras - the interface was just a little too annoying

_________________
GoddessJasmine wrote:
Drunk, pulled Craster's pork, waiting for brdyime story,reading nuts. Xz


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:41 
SupaMod
User avatar
"Praisebot"

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 15330
Location: Parts unknown
Looks like the remake is going to be episodic. Is that a bad thing?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:08 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 12849
Square Enix: see latest Hitman.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 7:50 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 67002
Location: Your Mum
Herp

https://twitter.com/finalfantasy/status ... 0784679937



_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 15:13 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 12849
It’s reconfirmed as episodic, which is a shame.

https://mobile.twitter.com/hansuramu/st ... 6238600192




Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 15:20 
User avatar
Can't re-member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 53376
Location: Liberty City
At least that way we don’t have to wait 10 years for it to be finished.

_________________
I am currently under construction.
Thank you for your patience.


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 15:22 
User avatar
Gogmagog

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 45214
Location: West Yorkshire
Mr Chonks wrote:
At least that way we don’t have to wait 10 years for it to be finished.
Netflix would have stopped 6 ago

_________________
Mr Chris wrote:
MaliA isn't just the best thing on the internet - he's the best thing ever.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:38 
SupaMod
User avatar
Est. 1978

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 67002
Location: Your Mum
So, you've probably all seen the trailer and heard about the March release date by now.

What you won't know - because apparently no-one knows - is how many bits the game will be in.

The first part they're releasing is the Midgar section of the game, and while it's a fairly sizable chunk of the whole thing it's still 20% at best.

Does that mean the whole thing is going to be in five parts? £250 might be too much even for me.

_________________
Grim... wrote:
I wish Craster had left some girls for the rest of us.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:42 
User avatar
Can't re-member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 53376
Location: Liberty City
I’m gonna wait till it’s all released and get it for £25 in a sale. In 2030

_________________
I am currently under construction.
Thank you for your patience.


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Final Fantasy 7
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:24 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 16517
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
As I feared above, It's looking like they've gone for a shitty modern ff single controllable character combat style with emphasis on shiny graphics rather than interesting battles.

As such, I'm not overly likely to get it,just stick with t by e original.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic  [ 244 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Columbo, Squirt, Vogons and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search within this thread:
You are using the 'Ted' forum. Bill doesn't really exist any more. Bogus!
Want to help out with the hosting / advertising costs? That's very nice of you.
Are you on a mobile phone? Try http://beex.co.uk/m/
RIP, Owen.

Powered by a very Grim... version of phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.