So who else is going to do an FFVII playthrough in honour of the 20th anniversary?


#381

vuvuzela


#382

Yeah, I suspect it’s a case of Square doing their lazy “release the phone version for consoles and PC” thing. It doesn’t kill the game or anything, but it’s irksome how a company that has a reputation for kind of pioneering spectacle and aesthetics in games can be so blind with regard to what does and doesn’t make a game uglier (case in point: Final Fantasy VI on Steam)


#383

yeah I looked at the FF games on steam and just no way! OG PS1 blocky graphics or nothing


#384

it’s weird playing it on PC without a controller

the differing levels of fidelity are slightly odd as well.


#385

i was trying to find out the name of the artist who made the backgrounds earlier and went down a wormhole of reading about the PC port and how they lost a lot of the art and had to remake it resulting in a bunch of differences in the PC version


#386

just fell into the lifestream, really wish i had that 4x speed text right now :sweat:


#387

Any good articles out of that dive?


#388

nah was just reading a forum full of massive nerds (not DiS lol!!!)


#389

:+1:


#390

This is where I currently am


#391

Currently breeding a golden chocobo. Slow going even with a guide.


#392

Yeah, it looks great. The vita screen is beautiful, I do a lot of my ps4 gaming though remote play and it looks better than my (admittedly crap) TV.


#393

Yes! Just got big guard last night, absolutely essential!


#394

Great bunch of chocobo.


#395

#396

I’m taking this soooooo slow cos I’m mad busy. Still at the very start, just met the second “boss” - Air Buster. Beat it easy peasy, then forgot to save after when I turned it off during the Aeris/Church bit, oops.

Got mad excited at the first playing of The Shinra Music™ though. Gonna play that Flying Lotus video again.

Also decided that CLoud Strife is my historical fictional boyfriend. (He’s 21 in FF7 I’ve checked)


#397

sooo much dialogue on disc 2. haven’t paid attention to any for about an hour and now i have no clue what i’m doing.


#398

Had forgotten how much absurd dialogue you have to wade through in these games.


#399

nah, all the dialogue is perfect


#400

The original article is well worth a read if you’ve got the time, as well: https://www.polygon.com/a/final-fantasy-7
Really well put together.

Also, some more updates on my FFIX replay: this PS4 port doesn’t allow for spaces in character names! Henceforth Vivi is called DogShit, and Steiner (me having learned that it won’t pay attention if I include a space in the name) is called My_Boner.

I am eagerly awaiting the hilarious sentences that can be constructed from the presence of the name “My_Boner”.