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[Final Fantasy]: Mastery(?) of PIXELS

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited November 2021
    they haven't had a proper controllable airship since 9
    I guess you can fly the car around in the postgame in 15 (and mounts in 14) but it's not quite the same

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    What about spinoffs? FFDimensions has an airship towards the end.

  • Shenl742Shenl742 Registered User regular
    edited November 2021
    Type-0 had a traditional over-world map, and you could also unlock an airship through a sidequest. World of Final Fantasy too as well when you reach endgame (though fast-travel is always available)

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    yeah but not in the mainline numbered series

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury Call me Pixel, or Pix for short! [They/Them]Registered User regular
    edited December 2021
    starting on FF7 tonight... it's a re-play... Should i name all the characters silly things? Like have everyone's name be a variation on "bro"?

    Cloud = Bro
    Barret = Bruh
    Tifa = Brah
    Aeris = Broooo
    Red XIII - Brodeo
    Cid = Broseidon
    Vincent = RoShamBro
    Yuffie = Bro!!

    Oh i forgot about Cait Sith..... Meh.

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  • Kai_SanKai_San Commonly known as Klineshrike! Registered User regular
    edited December 2021
    Brah for Tifa was calculated wasn't it?

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury Call me Pixel, or Pix for short! [They/Them]Registered User regular
    Kai_San wrote: »
    Brah for Tifa was calculated wasn't it?

    And not Broseidon for Cid?

    i see where your mind's at. Kai.

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    I see a severe lack of Brohemians

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  • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    If the word Cait Sith is supposed to be Scottish Gaelic, then the word for brother in Scottish Gaelic is "bràthair", at least according to a google search.

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  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    starting on FF7 tonight... it's a re-play... Should i name all the characters silly things? Like have everyone's name be a variation on "bro"?

    Cloud = Bro
    Barret = Bruh
    Tifa = Brah
    Aeris = Broooo
    Red XIII - Brodeo
    Cid = Broseidon
    Vincent = RoShamBro
    Yuffie = Bro!!

    Oh i forgot about Cait Sith..... Meh.

    The best naming scheme is always exclamations. What's the character limit, 9?

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    OH GOD NO
    oh please
    why not
    of course
    seriously
    my son
    probably
    with mayo

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  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    • I say
    • Buddy
    • Baby
    • Hmm
    • Pal
    • Ya know
    • What
    • Dude
    • Bro

    Nobody remembers the singer. The song remains.
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  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular

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  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    You must watch Advent Children after beating FF7.

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  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    edited December 2021


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  • ReznikReznik Registered User regular
    Krathoon wrote: »
    You must watch Advent Children after beating FF7.

    No one should watch Advent Children, it's terrible.

    I say this as someone who owns physical copies of both versions. Not even the fights are good and the CG looks dated as hell.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Why watch Advent Children when Spirits Within is right there?

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  • DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Why watch Advent Children when Spirits Within is right there?

    I convinced my dad to take me to the theatres to see it as a youth.

    I was a wee bit confused for sure.

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  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    I also like how they throw Cloud up in the air in Advent Children. It shows how these characters are like superheroes.

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  • McMoogleMcMoogle Registered User regular
    Advent children is completely fine fan service and is at least worth 1 watch.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    It's kind of funny, Kingsglaive might actually have a more cohesive story than Advent Children.


    Definitely prettier.

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  • Darth_MogsDarth_Mogs Registered User regular
    Kingsglaive does have a more cohesive story but just barely. It's not a hard bar to clear by any means and yet...

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  • Shenl742Shenl742 Registered User regular
    edited December 2021
    Thing is when I watched Advent Children I immediately wanted to play FF7 again.

    And when I watched Kingsglaive I was suddenly very, very apprehensive about playing FF15 for the first time.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    It's a shame so many mediocre to bad FF shows.

    Not everything can be Legend of the Crystals, I guess.

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  • Shenl742Shenl742 Registered User regular
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    It's a shame so many mediocre to bad FF shows.

    Not everything can be Legend of the Crystals, I guess.

    Or Final Fantasy Unlimited!

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  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    I remember once every 2 years or so that Final Fantasy V had an OVA as a next-generation sequel story.

    Which has never been referenced in any form of crossover media, nor re-released or reimagined in any way. Not a great sign for it.

    And I swear I can only remember like 1 plot point, despite having had the whole story explained to me at least once.

  • ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    edited December 2021
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    Enlong wrote: »
    I remember once every 2 years or so that Final Fantasy V had an OVA as a next-generation sequel story.

    Which has never been referenced in any form of crossover media, nor re-released or reimagined in any way. Not a great sign for it.

    And I swear I can only remember like 1 plot point, despite having had the whole story explained to me at least once.

    Despite how this appears, this is not a screenshot of weird 80s Japanese BDSM porn, but of the Final Fantasy 5 sequel OVA.

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    Ruminate on that how you will.

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  • ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    Playing FF13 2 since it’s on gamepass and I never played it before. I have no idea what’s going on, I can’t remember if I actually beat FF13 and have just forgotten the ending, or I never finished it, but honestly I’m guessing I finished it and completely forgot what happened

  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    I remember blindly buying that OAV because it was "based on Final Fantasy!!".

    Imagine my confusion, having never played 5 at the time.

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  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    Prohass wrote: »
    Playing FF13 2 since it’s on gamepass and I never played it before. I have no idea what’s going on, I can’t remember if I actually beat FF13 and have just forgotten the ending, or I never finished it, but honestly I’m guessing I finished it and completely forgot what happened

    The game has a plot summary with videos for FF13 included.

  • Darth_MogsDarth_Mogs Registered User regular
    Honestly? You don't really need to know a lot about 13 for 13-2 or Lightning Returns. Both games are just absolute fucking calvinball with their plots. You might think knowing the characters and settings and plot from the original matters but ultimately it really doesn't.

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    edited December 2021
    Basically it’s just back to the future 2

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  • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    Super duper brief XIII ending spoilers as far as I can remember them:
    Barthandelus wants to destroy Cocoon so that there'll be so many dead souls passing through the afterlife checkpoint that the bigger god above everybody will actually notice and come back. Or something like that, guy is obviously a kook. Everybody stops him. Vanille and Fang turn to crystal and stop Cocoon from falling. Everyone's focus vanishes. They all live happily ever after.

    XIII-2 opening spoiler:
    That "happily ever after"? Someone was actually behind it because they liked the gang's moxie, and it took so much fuckin' divine power it straight up broke the space time continuum. Lightning falls through a time hole literally seconds into XIII's ending, and erases her from everyone's memories, Noel shows up from the future, and he and Sarah have a romp through time.

    I mean, it sounds stupid when you condense it like that, but so does any story. But I'm also a sucker for time travel stories, and I loved every minute of it.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited December 2021
    I dont know if anyone else bought the Pixel Remasters, but hot damn FF1 looks good, sounds good, and plays like I remember. (30+ years ago) Definitely enjoying my purchase.

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    I'm waiting until the Pixel Remasters get ported to Switch. Having all of these games portable just makes sense.

  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    ArcTangent wrote: »
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    Enlong wrote: »
    I remember once every 2 years or so that Final Fantasy V had an OVA as a next-generation sequel story.

    Which has never been referenced in any form of crossover media, nor re-released or reimagined in any way. Not a great sign for it.

    And I swear I can only remember like 1 plot point, despite having had the whole story explained to me at least once.

    Despite how this appears, this is not a screenshot of weird 80s Japanese BDSM porn, but of the Final Fantasy 5 sequel OVA.

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    Ruminate on that how you will.

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    How do the pixel games play on mobile? I have a new phone and am interested in giving one a try because frankly I hate f2p mobile games seeming to be all gachas or auto battle type things preying on gambling impulses

  • physi_marcphysi_marc Positron Tracker Registered User regular
    How do the pixel games play on mobile? I have a new phone and am interested in giving one a try because frankly I hate f2p mobile games seeming to be all gachas or auto battle type things preying on gambling impulses

    I don't know about phones, but they're fantastic on iPad. If you don't mind the price, I think you'll find they're worth your time and money. I was disappointed by the reduced difficulty of FFIV, but the 3D version is still available if you want a challenge.

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  • DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    How do the pixel games play on mobile? I have a new phone and am interested in giving one a try because frankly I hate f2p mobile games seeming to be all gachas or auto battle type things preying on gambling impulses

    I've got some minor gripes and one major one.

    Minor: The movement controls on a touchscreen are always going to be flaky, but it's keenly felt here. There's a tap-to-move mode, but it kinda sucks when you need to target zoning tiles. You'll often find your characters stopping on stairs and in doorways because it's the next tile you need to enter to change screens. Likewise, when leaving towns, you've got to tap on the right invisible tile to leave, which often isn't the bottom of the screen.

    Minor: You can't view ally HP when choosing spells or items. While the game engine pauses while you're selecting spells/items, it runs when you're on the command select menu. Which makes sense, but the "back" button is all the way in the bottom right corner, which means if you're trying to figure out who needs that Cura the most, you need to hit back to view party HP, and you're pretty much guaranteed to eat an attack during the 1.5 seconds it takes to figure out who has the lowest hp and then tap the White Magic command again, all the way of the left of the screen.

    Major: The Android versions at least have an issue wherein they will return to the title screen if you such to another app. Want to answer that text you just got? Better quicksave. It happens with both of the ones I've got (III and V) so I assume it's inherent to the framework. It's dumb in the extreme and makes it hard to recommend on mobile, but it might still be worth the price of admission if you plan to play in longer bursts. It's poorly optimized for pick-up-and-play. Or if, heaven help you, you want to check a walkthrough in a browser window on the same device.

  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    That last one is so weird.

    I have the prior version of FFVI on mobile, as well as FFDimensions. And neither one would auto-reset themselves when swapping to another app. Sometimes they woul, but usually under more extreme conditions, such as those that make my other apps reload themselves.

  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    FF13-2 does have a really bizarre opening. It also does this interactive movie thing that gets annoying if you have it set to use the keyboard.

    I may play the beginning of that again and change the settings to controller prompts.

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