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Squeenix FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD for PC - released

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by LESS T_T, May 10, 2016.

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    Then fuck this shit. There's no way I'm going again through endless hours of crappy cutscenes.

    At least in PCSXE you can fast forward through all that.
     
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    Seriously. What the fuck is the point of making something a mandatory cutscene?
     
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    The vision of the designer how the game should be experienced?

    Show Spoiler
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    In emulator you can speed up the combat and travelling too, which is a blessing.

    Only way I got through FFXII. If that one comes to PC too it'll be worse than Chink water torture.
     
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  5. Make America Great Again Mozggender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Did I see somewhere saying the PC version has built in "cheats" that let you do 4x fast-forward or something like that?
     
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    Seriously a bindable fast forward key has made so many JRPGs playable now, like those with loading screens, too many random encounters, slow animations or as mentioned, unskippable cutscenes. What a great and mandatory feature it's become.

    Never actually played FFX. Skipped it all these years for some reason or another, probably the lame characters. Guess it's time to finally give it a go. In PCSX2 of course for the glory of the fast forward empire.
     
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    New Persona entries took FF combat into another level. Hard to play with all these random encounters, little strategy combat + weeaboo as hell main character. Plus the soundtrack in all of the Persona's is just a masterwork. Not this typical FF market music. Blah
     
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    Yea, you can speed up walking/combat up to 4x rest is unaffected
     
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    Welp. Post in this thread if someone hacks in a skip bullshit mod.
     
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    So you don't accidentally miss out on all the best parts of the game.

     
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    I hated FFX when it came out. I got a PS2 and the game for my birthday and was so pumped, then confused for the next 5-10 hours as to why I was just running down a single path and watching cutscenes. Granted, the combat system is quite good and I realized that back then too, but couldn't see past the other shit. I think my expectations for what a Final Fantasy game should be ended up completely ruining FFX for me back then.

    After ignoring the game's (and its sequel's) existence since then, I've recently been listening to the OST for the first time in years. This prompted me to take another look at the game. Thinking of grabbing the PC version if a difficulty mod is released soon. I think I can appreciate the game's approach more now, despite its obvious shortcomings. And I think I can be more patient with Tidus as the protagonist with an understanding of the meta-narrative occurring and what his personality is meant to symbolize. I could not STAND that fucker when I first played it. Also, a FF in a southern asia inspired setting is pretty damn cool.

    Speaking of, does anyone know of any promising difficulty mods for the PC version on the horizon?
     
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    I can't help with difficulty mods, but the PC version is terrific. Get Kaldaien's Untitled Project X mod to fix any remaining issues.

    Also, the combat system is just lovely. It is so nice to have a proper turn-based system instead of the button mashing mess that was Final Fantasy XIII (and XV, it seems).
     
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    There's no button mashing required in Final Fantasy XV. Instead, you just hold down the attack button to win almost every combat. :happytrollboy:
     
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    While generally true, there are fights, where this doesn't work (e.g. if you decide to take on higher level enemies). The system could have been ok and even somewhat tactical, but since you can beat everything by throwing money at it (endless healing potions) it become a bit lackluster.
     
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    I won the blitzball final only on emulator

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    I really enjoyed Blitzball. It got too easy though, and because it was so basic once you had good players there was never any reason to keep playing it.
     
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    Blitzball would have been perfectly fine if it wasn't for the RNG elements. I played it enough to win the tournament but I didn't bother with it after that.
     
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    Can I just point out that FFX-X2 HD has cheap, bad models/facial animation while the PS2 release of FFX already had it all nailed down perfectly back then in 2001 or whatever?
     
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    The only thing I like about X is the music, the graphics (on release) and the excellent turn-based combat. It might well be the fastest, snappiest turn-based combat system I know. It's true TB, like Final Fantasy 1-3, and not Active Time Battle (ATB) like in 4-9. Shame I dislike the rest of the game quite a lot; the system is incredibly solid.

    To be honest, I can't off the top of my domepiece think of any other game, Japanese or otherwise, that has turn-based combat that is that snappy. You issue the command, they do the command; there's no delays at all and the animations are good, short and to the point.
     
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    A big part in it I guess is that it's sort of a TB-fied version of ATB, since it still calculates the turn sequence out of stats and active effects but it removes the gauge and patiently waits for you to decide your action. It ends up being very snappy due to that.

    Shamus Young had quite a bit to say about the Blitzball finals, and I totally agree that it's probably the biggest wtf moment narratively in the game because they sort of forgot what it means if the player loses the finals after all the build-up:

    http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=32959

    I totally recommend reading Shamus' retrospective on FFX as a companion to his Mass Effect retrospective, since he uses it as a good opportunity to further elaborate via contrast why Mass Effect 3 sucked and why it was Mass Effect 2's fault (since Shamus rather likes the first one). And he's still quite entertaining as a writer, so it's fun to read. First chapter also has a short lesson on worldbuilding and why Fallout 3 failed in it.
     
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    :prosper:The display of such incredibly shitty taste in RPG's and writing here is physically painful to read.

    Final Fantasy X's combat is only 'snappy' compared to the ridiculous snail's pace of the previous FF games. Compared to any turn-based game with competently designed interface and animations, it's not very fast.
     
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    Okay, name a few. Maybe I missed out on them.
     
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