PS-One Classics on PSN

beeporama wrote:
OzymandiasAV wrote:

I don't quite agree with the earlier comment that the game is grind-tastic, but I understand where it comes from; you do seem to spend a lot more time fighting than in the previous two games, if for no other reason than the fact that the battle screens have some of the slowest load transitions in the series. From what I remember, the random encounter rate is a touch higher than some of the other games in the series as well.

Since you mention it: is anybody able to tell whether (or how much) load times are improved by playing it as a download instead of a disc? Because for $10, you can probably pick up a physical copy with little effort.

I have the original disc and I plan on picking up the downloadable version soon, so I can try to run a comparison and come back in here with details. I suspect that it's less of an issue with disc read times and more of an issue with the extra character in battle, since previous PS1 FF games only allowed you to have three members in your party.

beeporama wrote:

As far as it being "divisive," it seems like that means "mixed." The reaction to XII seemed mixed too, but it was more divisive, as people felt the gambit-based combat either ruined Final Fantasy or was the salvation of RPGs. People might have liked or disliked IX but rarely got worked up into a lather about it; it was usually just a question of aesthetics.

I agree that there wasn't as much of a divide between fans when FFIX was released, but I think the gap has widened a little bit in recent years, as certain segments of the fanbase have re-adjusted their views of those Playstation FF games.

So, 18.6 vs. 14.9 seconds is the difference in battle load times between a 60 GB PS3 running the disc version and the PSP version running the PSOne Classic version. (I used the opening battle of the game with normal resolution and no smoothing, in case you were curious. :)). Bigger difference than I anticipated, actually.

Sorry to skim, but I'm quite annoyed; I remember seeing Vagrant Story available for download and it won't appear on my list of games on PSN, does anyone know if this title is Region Restricted?

I think it's Europe only.

AmazingZoidberg wrote:

I've heard it's a divisive title, but it couldn't be more divisive than FF13 could it?

After the horrendous disaster that was FF8, FF9 was a really pleasant surprise.

Lard wrote:

After the horrendous disaster that was FF8

If were all trapped in an episode of Rescue Me, you'd all be holding me back as I tried to leap across the table at Lard, Leary-style, hence making FF8 easily the winner of the Most Divisive category.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:
Lard wrote:

After the horrendous disaster that was FF8

If were all trapped in an episode of Rescue Me, you'd all be holding me back as I tried to leap across the table at Lard, Leary-style, hence making FF8 easily the winner of the Most Divisive category.

It's not only the worst FF (even worse than 12) but in the Top Three worst RPGs for the PS1.

Lard wrote:
SpacePPoliceman wrote:
Lard wrote:

After the horrendous disaster that was FF8

If were all trapped in an episode of Rescue Me, you'd all be holding me back as I tried to leap across the table at Lard, Leary-style, hence making FF8 easily the winner of the Most Divisive category.

It's not only the worst FF (even worse than 12) but in the Top Three worst RPGs for the PS1.

I'm going to have to call BS on that.

Off the top of my head, there were 2 Digimon games that I played that were some of the worst RPGs I have ever had the pleasure of trying, as well as a Persona-like, demon themed puppet tactical RPG that I can't remember the name of. Horrible game.

I'm sure those weren't the worst ones of the lot, too.

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I mean, FFVIII had Triple Triad. That automatically makes it better than 90% of the RPGs out there.

cube wrote:
Lard wrote:
SpacePPoliceman wrote:
Lard wrote:

After the horrendous disaster that was FF8

If were all trapped in an episode of Rescue Me, you'd all be holding me back as I tried to leap across the table at Lard, Leary-style, hence making FF8 easily the winner of the Most Divisive category.

It's not only the worst FF (even worse than 12) but in the Top Three worst RPGs for the PS1.

I'm going to have to call BS on that.

Off the top of my head, there were 2 Digimon games that I played that were some of the worst RPGs I have ever had the pleasure of trying, as well as a Persona-like, demon themed puppet tactical RPG that I can't remember the name of. Horrible game.

I'm sure those weren't the worst ones of the lot, too.

Okay, top three of the worst that I played, and I played most of the RPGs that came out for PS1. (Granted, I did not play Digimon)