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Adrian B AWESOME
02-28-2007, 05:16 PM
Anyone else get this?

I decided to go ahead and shell out $30 for a game I've owned for years, merely so I can have it as a portable version and see the updated dialogue/bug fixes/new missions and such.

Other than the fact that they had to dumb down some of the BRILLIANT music and there's the occasional slowdown, its the best the game has ever been.


If you're a fan or have never played Final Fantasy VI (released originally in the US as Final Fantasy III) you need this. Bad.

Dark Sasha
02-28-2007, 05:17 PM
Best FF ever!

Special Agent Bachman
02-28-2007, 05:17 PM
Sweet. I still say FFV is the best in the series though.

Amos Moses
02-28-2007, 05:19 PM
I heard they removed the "Vanish + X-zone/Doom" trick.

Fuck that shit.

Still, say hello to Mr. Thou for me.

Adrian B AWESOME
02-28-2007, 05:19 PM
Sweet. I still say FFV is the best in the series though.

V has the awesome job system, but the plot and characters are absolutly cardboard.

Adrian B AWESOME
02-28-2007, 05:19 PM
I heard they removed the "Vanish + X-zone/Doom" trick.

Fuck that shit.

Still, say hello to Mr. Thou for me.

Yeah, but only pussies needed that shit...

Patrick J
02-28-2007, 05:21 PM
Final Fantasy VI is the greatest game in the series, and possibly the greatest video games ever made, at the very least its in the top 5 greatest of all time.

For me, it represents the very pinnacle of video game story-telling before the fall that began with VII and the move towards GIANT SWORDS and Boys that look and act like women and dress like idiots.

And that's not a knock on VII, I like VII, it was good... but it marked the beginning of the end. IX was actually quite good as well and almost saved the franchise for me but nobody played IX.

So, to answer your question. Yes I bought it.

Amos Moses
02-28-2007, 05:22 PM
Yeah, but only pussies needed that shit...

Or people that are doing speed runs...

Adrian B AWESOME
02-28-2007, 05:23 PM
Final Fantasy VI is the greatest game in the series, and possibly the greatest video games ever made, at the very least its in the top 5 greatest of all time.

For me, it represents the very pinnacle of video game story-telling before the fall that began with VII and the move towards GIANT SWORDS and Boys that look and act like women and dress like idiots.

And that's not a knock on VII, I like VII, it was good... but it marked the beginning of the end. IX was actually quite good as well and almost saved the franchise for me but nobody played IX.

So, to answer your question. Yes I bought it.

I dislike VII (especially due to its VAST, VAST overhype...ed...ness... and the fact that story is just not that great when it's all said and done), I LOATHE VII but IX was just a really great game. The story is a bit weak, but the characters more than make up for it.

Adrian B AWESOME
02-28-2007, 05:24 PM
Or people that are doing speed runs...

Lol. Touche.

Though the point of a speed run is pointless.

Matthew Brown
02-28-2007, 05:24 PM
Amen brother! Still got the SNES cart and Anthologies, too.

Amos Moses
02-28-2007, 05:25 PM
Lol. Touche.

Though the point of a speed run is pointless.

It's also useful for dealing with annoying enemies. (TONBERRIES!)

Patrick J
02-28-2007, 05:30 PM
I dislike VII (especially due to its VAST, VAST overhype...ed...ness... and the fact that story is just not that great when it's all said and done), I LOATHE VII but IX was just a really great game. The story is a bit weak, but the characters more than make up for it.

Totally agree. Like I said... I liked VII but I didn't love it. It was okay and had some decent scenes, music, graphics. Great side quests though. Character's were kinda bland and the ending was stupid. And it is/was WAAAAYYYY overhyped.

I too loathe VIII (I assume you meant VIII), the first... 10-15 hours of the game were halfway decent but then it totally falls apart.

IX was good, great characters, good moments.

X marked the end of the series for me. I've yet to play XII... anyone got any comments on that one?

Joe Henderson
02-28-2007, 05:32 PM
Final Fantasy VI is the greatest game in the series, and possibly the greatest video games ever made, at the very least its in the top 5 greatest of all time.

For me, it represents the very pinnacle of video game story-telling before the fall that began with VII and the move towards GIANT SWORDS and Boys that look and act like women and dress like idiots.

And that's not a knock on VII, I like VII, it was good... but it marked the beginning of the end. IX was actually quite good as well and almost saved the franchise for me but nobody played IX.

So, to answer your question. Yes I bought it.

Yep.

Amos Moses
02-28-2007, 05:33 PM
Totally agree. Like I said... I liked VII but I didn't love it. It was okay and had some decent scenes, music, graphics. Great side quests though. Character's were kinda bland and the ending was stupid. And it is/was WAAAAYYYY overhyped.

I too loathe VIII (I assume you meant VIII), the first... 10-15 hours of the game were halfway decent but then it totally falls apart.

IX was good, great characters, good moments.

X marked the end of the series for me. I've yet to play XII... anyone got any comments on that one?

I liked the theme of 8 (screw roman numerals!) but like you said, after 7 the character designs just became asinine. If I were to play 7 now for the first time I would be under the impression that Sephiroth was a tranvestite. I've always enjoyed the music in the games though.

Kefky
02-28-2007, 05:33 PM
I dislike VII (especially due to its VAST, VAST overhype...ed...ness... and the fact that story is just not that great when it's all said and done), I LOATHE VII but IX was just a really great game. The story is a bit weak, but the characters more than make up for it.

Holy shit, Adrian! I never noticed this before, but I think I may be in love with you! Always nice to know other members of the minority club! :thumb:

Special Agent Bachman
02-28-2007, 05:36 PM
Totally agree. Like I said... I liked VII but I didn't love it. It was okay and had some decent scenes, music, graphics. Great side quests though. Character's were kinda bland and the ending was stupid. And it is/was WAAAAYYYY overhyped.

I too loathe VIII (I assume you meant VIII), the first... 10-15 hours of the game were halfway decent but then it totally falls apart.

IX was good, great characters, good moments.

X marked the end of the series for me. I've yet to play XII... anyone got any comments on that one?

Dude, FFXII is phenomenal. Character development is anemic, but the gameplay is insanely fun.

Patrick J
02-28-2007, 05:41 PM
Oh and for the record my own personal "Holy Trilogy," of greatest Video Game RPG's of all time are as follows:

1 - Final Fantasy VI
2 - Xenogears
3 - Chrono Trigger

and behind them:

4 - Secret of Mana
5 - Final Fantasy IV
6 - Crystalis
7 - Valkyrie Profile
8 - Illusion of Gaia
9 - Final Fantasy V
10 - Skies of Arcadia

Blandy vs Terrorism
02-28-2007, 06:18 PM
I lurved VII when it first came out. I tried playing again after Advent Children, and couldn't make it more than a couple hours through. I doesn't hold up nearly as well, and not just the graphics.

I need to pick up VI Advance sometime, though, at least for the new espers and dungeons.

Petey Parker
02-28-2007, 06:20 PM
Its the third time for me as well. I too have the original cart and Anthologies. Its my favorite game of all time though.

I just got to the World Of Ruin today.

Afny
02-28-2007, 06:24 PM
Never played and and I can't wait to pick it up.

Thudpucker
02-28-2007, 06:30 PM
Bought it but havn't played it yet. I love this game though, been dreaming about having it on the GBA for years!

pornbot2.5
03-01-2007, 03:16 AM
Don't think I'll buy it a third time. But if it got a 3D treatment on the DS, I'll bite.

Ziolko
03-01-2007, 04:24 AM
I need a GBA or DS first. :cry:

And I am also in the "minority" of those who loved FF IX. That was just classic, old school RPG fun right there. Plus it managed to be visually unique from the other post-SNES games, which I always liked.

I'm looking forward to XII but VIII and X killed my love for the series. I'll still play the shit out of VI and IV whenever possible, though.

I just realized how absurd those last two sentences look. :Oops:

Akira
03-01-2007, 04:51 AM
Best FF ever!
Damn right!


I heard they removed the "Vanish + X-zone/Doom" trick.

Fuck that shit.

What?!? Oh HELL no! :mad:


I dislike VII (especially due to its VAST, VAST overhype...ed...ness... and the fact that story is just not that great when it's all said and done)
We need a secret handshake so that fellow members of the “FF VII was overrated” club can identify themselves in the streets. Kinda like Freemasons.


Amen brother! Still got the SNES cart and Anthologies, too.
Ditto. And I’m thinking about buying a GBA for this version (and to finally get my Gunstar Super Heroes on)


Oh and for the record my own personal "Holy Trilogy," of greatest Video Game RPG's of all time are as follows:

1 - Final Fantasy VI
2 - Xenogears
3 - Chrono Trigger

Replace Chrono Trigger with either of the original Lunar games for Sega-CD and I’m right there with you.

Ziolko
03-01-2007, 05:33 AM
Replace Chrono Trigger with either of the original Lunar games for Sega-CD and I’m right there with you.

Really? I've enjoyed the one Lunar game I played but Chrono Trigger was a more fulfilling experience, IMO.

It's too hard to rate RPGs for me. There's too many great ones in a variety of formats. The FF series, Dragon Warrior/Quest, Breathe of Fire, Shining Force, Mario RPG, Baulder's Gate...too many.

Akira
03-01-2007, 05:42 AM
Really? I've enjoyed the one Lunar game I played but Chrono Trigger was a more fulfilling experience, IMO.

It's too hard to rate RPGs for me. There's too many great ones in a variety of formats. The FF series, Dragon Warrior/Quest, Breathe of Fire, Shining Force, Mario RPG, Baulder's Gate...too many.

I've never actually played CT :surrend: I have it on FF Chronicles, but never actually played yet.

Ziolko
03-01-2007, 07:57 AM
I've never actually played CT :surrend: I have it on FF Chronicles, but never actually played yet.

I'd give it a go. Even with a little bit of slow-down during combat it's a really good translation of the SNES version. The bonus stuff is pretty cool too. At the time it was one of the most innovative RPGs I had ever played in that it mixes individual abilities to open up joint attacks and the time traveling aspect of it is something that hadn't been done before and hasn't been really done well since. Try it out and let me know what you think. :)

Kefky
03-01-2007, 10:07 AM
CT's the most fun I've ever had playing an RPG. I love how unpretentious the whole thing is, and still manages to be much better than that dragon quest shit. ;)

And yea, the Lunars were great too. They were just as good as FFIV when they came out. And the two first phantasy stars were the best rpgs ever made when they first came out.

JackBauer
03-01-2007, 10:43 AM
FFIX ist still my favourite of 'em all.
It had the coolest characters (Zidane is SO cool after all the emo main characters), a cool fantasy world to explore, cute black mages, a really nice story, I can play it again and again and again.
The worst FF is X, it is also the only game of the series I never finished.

Evan Wiener
03-01-2007, 11:28 AM
Ok, I've never played a Final Fantasy game before because I feared it would eat up too much time and I wasn't a big fan of turn-based games, preferring more action-oriented games like Zelda.

Is it safe to buy this game if I haven't played any FF before?

Also, how is that new Lunar Knights game? I heard it's based on the Boktai game, but doesn't require the solar panel (which was pretty stupid, actually).

Ziolko
03-01-2007, 11:53 AM
Ok, I've never played a Final Fantasy game before because I feared it would eat up too much time and I wasn't a big fan of turn-based games, preferring more action-oriented games like Zelda.

Is it safe to buy this game if I haven't played any FF before?


Yes! Each FF game is almost a separate entity in and of itself. The only true "sequels" that have been made are X-2 and Dirge of Cerebus. You could easily pick up 6 with no prior knowledge of the series before and have a ball.

NATE!
03-01-2007, 11:55 AM
Yes! Each FF game is almost a separate entity in and of itself. The only true "sequels" that have been made are X-2 and Dirge of Cerebus. You could easily pick up 6 with no prior knowledge of the series before and have a ball.

That's the beauty of the series. However, some series benefit from ongoing stories, like Suikoden.

Ziolko
03-02-2007, 04:32 AM
That's the beauty of the series. However, some series benefit from ongoing stories, like Suikoden.

When I was a kid I used to come up with my own sequels to both 4 and 6. Part of me wishes they would revisit some of the older stories like they have been with X-2 and even XII (from Tactics). Then again, we'd end up with another Dirge of Cerebus. Fun game, but I don't think it needed to be made.

PeteL
03-02-2007, 04:52 AM
Ok, I've never played a Final Fantasy game before because I feared it would eat up too much time and I wasn't a big fan of turn-based games, preferring more action-oriented games like Zelda.

Is it safe to buy this game if I haven't played any FF before?

Also, how is that new Lunar Knights game? I heard it's based on the Boktai game, but doesn't require the solar panel (which was pretty stupid, actually).

FFVI Advance is great. I really dig the steampunk fantasy theme that seems to be going on. It's worth checking out.

Lunar Knights is really fun. I'm a fan of the Boktai series, so that definitely sways my opinion, but it's a cool game even if you've never played Boktai. It doesn't have a solar sensor, the game has it's own weather system on the top screen, and the two characters have opposing power ups - the sun and the moon. It's also worth checking out.

Evan Wiener
03-02-2007, 05:21 AM
FFVI Advance is great. I really dig the steampunk fantasy theme that seems to be going on. It's worth checking out.

Lunar Knights is really fun. I'm a fan of the Boktai series, so that definitely sways my opinion, but it's a cool game even if you've never played Boktai. It doesn't have a solar sensor, the game has it's own weather system on the top screen, and the two characters have opposing power ups - the sun and the moon. It's also worth checking out.

I never understood the use of the solar sensor. It seemed really silly, and really required direct sunlight, which made it suck when you play indoors on a train to work, etc. Just didn't work as well as it should have.

PeteL
03-02-2007, 05:24 AM
I never understood the use of the solar sensor. It seemed really silly, and really required direct sunlight, which made it suck when you play indoors on a train to work, etc. Just didn't work as well as it should have.

It was just a gimmick. Oddly enough, in terms of how the game was set up story wise, it made a lot of sense. I think certain people managed to find some type of natural light bulb to act as sunlight, so that could work too. I remember getting the first when it came out during the summer of '01, and it being really hot outside while playing.

Adrian B AWESOME
03-03-2007, 02:26 PM
So I have all 14 characters and all of the old magicite except for Crusader and three of the new secret espers (got Gilgamesh).

Most of my party is around level 42 or so. Now comes the looooong part of getting at least 12 characters to pretty high levels so I get through part of Kefka's Tower to kill the last two dragons so I can go into the secret new impossible "dragon's den" dungeon.

What I'd like to do is get all of my characters as high leveled and stats as I can, including 9999 hp and 999 mp, along with around 128 strength so I can hit for 9999 every physical attack (and 9999 with master scroll/gengi glove for 8 hits), tons of speed and magic attack points, all while not losing my mind to the game.

Somehow, and I can't figure it out, I beat the SNES versions in 26 hours. How I did that is baffling to me now.
sheesh.

pornbot2.5
03-03-2007, 02:30 PM
So I have all 14 characters and all of the old magicite except for Crusader and three of the new secret espers (got Gilgamesh).

Most of my party is around level 42 or so. Now comes the looooong part of getting at least 12 characters to pretty high levels so I get through part of Kefka's Tower to kill the last two dragons so I can go into the secret new impossible "dragon's den" dungeon.

What I'd like to do is get all of my characters as high leveled and stats as I can, including 9999 hp and 999 mp, along with around 128 strength so I can hit for 9999 every physical attack (and 9999 with master scroll/gengi glove for 8 hits), tons of speed and magic attack points, all while not losing my mind to the game.

Somehow, and I can't figure it out, I beat the SNES versions in 26 hours. How I did that is baffling to me now.
sheesh. You don't make the new stuff sound fun. :)

Joe Henderson
03-03-2007, 02:34 PM
So I have all 14 characters and all of the old magicite except for Crusader and three of the new secret espers (got Gilgamesh).

Most of my party is around level 42 or so. Now comes the looooong part of getting at least 12 characters to pretty high levels so I get through part of Kefka's Tower to kill the last two dragons so I can go into the secret new impossible "dragon's den" dungeon.

What I'd like to do is get all of my characters as high leveled and stats as I can, including 9999 hp and 999 mp, along with around 128 strength so I can hit for 9999 every physical attack (and 9999 with master scroll/gengi glove for 8 hits), tons of speed and magic attack points, all while not losing my mind to the game.

Somehow, and I can't figure it out, I beat the SNES versions in 26 hours. How I did that is baffling to me now.
sheesh.

I never really understand the mentality of amping up your characters to insanely high levels before going in somewhere. To me, the fun of the game is scraping through so that, at the end of a huge battle, you're out of potions, three characters are dead, and you BARELY get that killing shot that lets you win the fight.

Adrian B AWESOME
03-03-2007, 02:39 PM
I never really understand the mentality of amping up your characters to insanely high levels before going in somewhere. To me, the fun of the game is scraping through so that, at the end of a huge battle, you're out of potions, three characters are dead, and you BARELY get that killing shot that lets you win the fight.

Well, I don't like dying real quick, either.

TheKraken
03-03-2007, 02:45 PM
Man, the thought of "dumbing down" the music hurts to think about... that was maybe the best score ever in a video game, too. VI is definitely my favorite of the series... When I eventually get a DS, I'll be getting it for sure...

JoeE
03-03-2007, 03:11 PM
I have the SNES and PS1 versions, no reason to own it a third time, but a great game nonetheless. Never figured out how to do the Ultros cheat on the PS1 version, unfortunately.

Akira
03-03-2007, 03:20 PM
So I have all 14 characters and all of the old magicite except for Crusader and three of the new secret espers (got Gilgamesh).

Most of my party is around level 42 or so. Now comes the looooong part of getting at least 12 characters to pretty high levels so I get through part of Kefka's Tower to kill the last two dragons so I can go into the secret new impossible "dragon's den" dungeon.

What I'd like to do is get all of my characters as high leveled and stats as I can, including 9999 hp and 999 mp, along with around 128 strength so I can hit for 9999 every physical attack (and 9999 with master scroll/gengi glove for 8 hits), tons of speed and magic attack points, all while not losing my mind to the game.

Somehow, and I can't figure it out, I beat the SNES versions in 26 hours. How I did that is baffling to me now.
sheesh.
Are you going to sacrifice a character to make an Imp Knight? I'd suggest Umaro.

JoeE
03-03-2007, 03:37 PM
FFVI is one of the best games of the series, if not THE best, but the absurd amount of leveling you have to do to prepare for Kefka's Tower is pretty inexcusable.

TheChronoTrigger
03-03-2007, 04:10 PM
FFVI is one of the best games of the series, if not THE best, but the absurd amount of leveling you have to do to prepare for Kefka's Tower is pretty inexcusable.

Well it's kind of like cheating, but there is always the moogle charm. Just get Mog again, and you can walk through Kefka's tower unattacked until the end.

TheChronoTrigger
03-03-2007, 04:17 PM
Ok, I've never played a Final Fantasy game before because I feared it would eat up too much time and I wasn't a big fan of turn-based games, preferring more action-oriented games like Zelda.



Dude, seriously... FFVI is the greatest game of all time. It should be issued with birth certificates. It is probably a good thing you haven't played any other final fantasys, since there is a chance you could have been exposed to the terrible ones after FFVI. FFIV, FFV, and FFI are pretty great, but FFVI is the absolute best!

Oh yeah.. make sure you play the Link to the Past Zelda game, also the best of its series.

JoeE
03-03-2007, 05:06 PM
Well it's kind of like cheating, but there is always the moogle charm. Just get Mog again, and you can walk through Kefka's tower unattacked until the end.

That will only work for one of the three parties. The other two have to be up to snuff.

TheChronoTrigger
03-03-2007, 06:25 PM
That will only work for one of the three parties. The other two have to be up to snuff.

Oh, sorry... I thought we were talking about the magic tower. :Oops:

Adrian B AWESOME
03-03-2007, 09:25 PM
Plus, there's the even HARDER Dragon's Den now...

Akira
03-03-2007, 11:10 PM
FFVI is one of the best games of the series, if not THE best, but the absurd amount of leveling you have to do to prepare for Kefka's Tower is pretty inexcusable.

Word. That tower is re-goddamn-diculous

c. page
03-03-2007, 11:54 PM
probably my favorite of the games, although i did really like IX.