ThreadSpoiler-Free Impressions of Final Fantasy 7:Remake for those who got it early?
I’m in love with the game. It’s basically what I wished KH 3 would have been last year.
* Looks incredible (except for some super low textures for unimportant objects, but honestly doesn’t bother me much)
* combat is fast, fluid, deep (especially with how different each main character is). Personally love how Tifa plays, and Aerith’s skills are super useful
* music is great.
* I think the dialog is great. Honestly not sure what all the commentson the bad translated banter is, I think itall makes sense in context. Is some NPC dialog cringed? Sure, but it comes with the JRPG territory.
* love the summoning and materia system
* major cutscenes are anime af
* level design is pretty good. Some parts are really linear but it only makes you appreciate the more open parts. Don’t wanna mention anything that might go into spoilers.
not good nor bad:
* side quests. Cool concept, some cooler than others. Some major duds.
* collectibles. They’re kinda just around. Not that many important ones to find, and not particularly hard to see.
* mini games. They’re just OK
* the low quality textures. Again, I personally don’t mind but it’s hard to not notice them, especially with how high quality the character models are.
* the AMOUNT of mini games.The games themselves are ok, but they kinda come attimes that break up the pace for me.
Overall this game is exceeding my expectations. It’s so much fun for me; and if you already think you’ll like it (and enjoyed the demo) it’s about 35 hours of that! Said this earlier but I played (and enjoyed) KH3 last year after waiting for so long, kind of like this game. But unlike KH 3, I didn’t feel disappointed at all. Can’t wait for part 2.
ThreadPlayStation Vita owners: how do you feel about Switch?
I really like the switch. It’s a solid system with a great library. There are a lot of points where I feel the Vita is superior (the actual build of the system, the network integrations and features), but the switch accomplishes what it aims to do and has that great Nintendo feel to things
ThreadWhat's more impressive? Games that look real, or games that look unreal?
I love each style differently, and obviously it depends on the game, but I’ve generally been more IMPRESSED by realistic looking games. The real world is super complex and it’s much easier to notice when things don’t look right (shadows don’t work like that, why is this light beam here, that skin texture looks bad) that I am pretty surprised when they do :)
ThreadSNES RPG Showdown: Chrono Trigger VS Final Fantasy VI
Chrono Trigger for me. FFVI is a game that I've grown to appreciate as I've gotten older, and I think it has the better, more poignant and epic story. But Chrono Trigger is not only nostalgic to me, but just has the funner gameplay. Maybe it'd be different if I played them both for the first time today, but I'd have to pick Chrono Trigger.
So I guess that's why Sora's on that building on the cover. Remember that theory someone guessed they'd end up in the real world? lolI gotchu fam, uploading as I type this.
EDIT: someone beat me to it below
Phew, just beat the game. Also rushed through for the main story ~30 hours. I think the side/post game stuff seems decent - haven't done any battle portals yet, basically 0 gummi ship stuff, 0 of the arcade games, lots of lucky emblems and treasure left to find, and grind out my keyblade levels. Going for the plat so I got a lot left to go. (only level 37, haha - played it on Standard).
I personally loved the ending, for what it's worth. Sure the disappearing Sora thing is kinda meh and too much of a cliffhanger right now, but I'll wait for the secret movie to kinda settle on that. Everything else was really nice, though. A much happier ending than I thought. I guess it was way more Disney than Final Fantasy when it came to character resolutions.
I'm in the "Sora is MoM" camp. I also think Sora is in the box. Seems like time travel is based on separating your heart and body. I'm guessing whatever caused Sora to disappear in the first place (like going to the past - maybe Ava called him, whatever). After helping out whatever that arc is going to be, I can imagine he wants to get back to Destiny Islands with his friends, so he places his body in the box (I guess bodies don't age when that happens? Ventus, amirite?) and his heart remains and fills the MoM black coat like how Xehanort was able to talk to his young self on Destiny Islands.
The main reason I think this is due to how Maleficent says she can't find the box because it doesn't exist "yet". Assuming the Epilogue already released takes place after the events of this game when Sora goes to search for Kairi, that means the black box was created then. So that's where Sora kept his body and they're waiting for his heart to come back.
But hey, even as I write this I'm thinking of a million ways I'm dumb! I'm hype, had a blast, and can't wait for the next one.
Also shameless plug: I've been putting all the Disney world cutscenes here if anyone's interested:
Working on adding the other scenes now. Something I noticed was the nameless star / namine cutscenes from the Final World are not included in the Theater mode - I wonder why they made that decision. Makes it more special I guess.
Game #1 - Cat Quest (completed / Platinum'd)
This game was originally a mobile game (Android/iOS). I've been seeing it for months but I couldn't play it because I need real controls! Finally it came out on PS4 and I actually loved it. Pretty neat little game. Fun hack/slash and dodging mechanics and the Gamebros made a cool world that was pretty funny and didn't get in your way too much. I dug the bits of lore in there, and the simple RPG grind. Overall took me about 10 hours to platinum (most of my grind was getting all equipment) and I'd definitely recommend it. Especially if you have some down-time and want some quick pick-me-ups.
Game #2 - The Sexy Brutale (completed / Platinum'd)
What a cool game. It's like a stealth puzzle roguelike. The story is nice, but kind of predictable near the end, but still played out nicely. The mechanics are great, and the power ups you gain work really well in this world Tequila Games created. After a while you get a good feel on which characters are where, what they're doing, and it really adds to setting up this day you keep repeating, and why it's so important, and why things happen the way they did. The platinum grind is ok. I just followed a guide to get all the cards/invitations which took less than an hour. I recommend completing the game beforehand, though. You'll need the abilities anyway, and you'll have a better time getting around the Sexy Brutale!
Game #3 - Batman: The Telltale Series (completed/Platinum'd)
This game was good, not great. I really enjoyed the first 3 episodes. The story had me hooked and I was really invested in the changes they made to regular Batman lore. But the "twist" in episode 4 didn't sit well with me. It seemed like it was made for shocks instead of making a good character arc, and it made episode 5 have an extremely rushed ending. It was unsatisfying to me. I loved the Joker, though. It makes me want to play season 2. The game ran fine in early episodes, but episode 5 was really bad for me. Stuttering everywhere, voice/lip-sync issues, and the game crashed for me right at the ending! Luckily, it had autosaved not too far ahead of this moment, but still...
A Hat in Time