JRPG Catch-All

I really like Phantom Brave, but there are other options for playing that now.

I also really liked Soul Nomad, I don't think there are other options for that one.

I just started The Last Story. I love the fact that the alcoholic girl who loves to fight is a Yorkshire lass, by her accent.

I'm not convinced by the classic controller layout. Everything just seems to be on the wrong button for me, and, unless I'm missing something, only 2 buttons can be swapped, which seems weird.

spider_j wrote:

I'm not convinced by the classic controller layout. Everything just seems to be on the wrong button for me, and, unless I'm missing something, only 2 buttons can be swapped, which seems weird.

I found the Wii Remote with auto-attack off the most comfortable option, personally.

The IGN video review was handled by Keza McDonald, a gal from the UK, and she praised the variety of accents used in the voicework. It's probably useless to you, but was a fun bit of knowledge to roll around my head as I heard them all talk.

necroyeti wrote:

Does the PSP version have the bromides? :)

Yes. It is definitely based off the PS1 version.

There was/is a limited edition UMD version that includes physical bromides in trading card size (along with the soundtrack you might already have from the PS1 version). The XSeed online store will also sell you the bromide cards directly for five bucks. (And a Lunar t-shirt I've never seen anywhere else.)

I know at least one or two of you would love to own this.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I know at least one or two of you would love to own this.

FF3 on UMD is the odd duck though.

New Time and Eternity: Toki Towa gameplay:

JohnKillo wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I know at least one or two of you would love to own this.

FF3 on UMD is the odd duck though.

Their other options were NES or DS unless they wanted to create a new version, and I suspect they wanted to stick with all discs for the sake of the packaging.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
JohnKillo wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I know at least one or two of you would love to own this.

FF3 on UMD is the odd duck though.

Their other options were NES or DS unless they wanted to create a new version, and I suspect they wanted to stick with all discs for the sake of the packaging.

More like they were clearing out warehouses.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I know at least one or two of you would love to own this.

For the asking price they should be tossing in a PS3 that's capable of running that set.

garion333 wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
JohnKillo wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I know at least one or two of you would love to own this.

FF3 on UMD is the odd duck though.

Their other options were NES or DS unless they wanted to create a new version, and I suspect they wanted to stick with all discs for the sake of the packaging.

More like they were clearing out warehouses.

Not sure I follow you.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
JohnKillo wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I know at least one or two of you would love to own this.

FF3 on UMD is the odd duck though.

Their other options were NES or DS unless they wanted to create a new version, and I suspect they wanted to stick with all discs for the sake of the packaging.

I think it was probably cheaper to make a UMD rather than a cartridge. I didn't know they ported/remade FF3 for psp though.

JohnKillo wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
JohnKillo wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I know at least one or two of you would love to own this.

FF3 on UMD is the odd duck though.

Their other options were NES or DS unless they wanted to create a new version, and I suspect they wanted to stick with all discs for the sake of the packaging.

I think it was probably cheaper to make a UMD rather than a cartridge. I didn't know they ported/remade FF3 for psp though.

It's not out yet. Releases in JP in September. I don't know if we'll see it over here considering how the PSP market has tanked.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I know at least one or two of you would love to own this.

Interesting. Must be tough to market a collection where the target audience will already own most of the contents... there must be some rich Final Fantasy fans over there.

It says "VII International" but doesn't say it has the "International" versions of X and XII, which would be odd. It's also interesting that X-2 apparently isn't considered "mainline."

Anyway, my obsession over the expanded "International" versions should tell you what I want more than a compilation. We can hope that stuff makes it into the HD port of X, but I've resigned myself to never getting an English language XII with all the extras.

beeporama wrote:

I've resigned myself to never getting an English language XII with all the extras.

You and me both.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
garion333 wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
JohnKillo wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I know at least one or two of you would love to own this.

FF3 on UMD is the odd duck though.

Their other options were NES or DS unless they wanted to create a new version, and I suspect they wanted to stick with all discs for the sake of the packaging.

More like they were clearing out warehouses.

Not sure I follow you.

That there were warehouses full of FFIII for the PSP. That's my least favorite game in the (proper) series ... I didn't realize it wasn't even out yet.

garion333 wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
garion333 wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
JohnKillo wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I know at least one or two of you would love to own this.

FF3 on UMD is the odd duck though.

Their other options were NES or DS unless they wanted to create a new version, and I suspect they wanted to stick with all discs for the sake of the packaging.

More like they were clearing out warehouses.

Not sure I follow you.

That there were warehouses full of FFIII for the PSP. That's my least favorite game in the (proper) series.

The PSP version isn't even out in Japan yet....

garion333 wrote:

That there were warehouses full of FFIII for the PSP. That's my least favorite game in the (proper) series ... I didn't realize it wasn't even out yet.

You know, I just tried to stop and think about which I like less: FFIII or FFXIII. It's actually a tough call, so I'll just say they're tied for my least favorite entry in the franchise.

That's way too much FF for one person

I doubt that collection will come to the US much less anywhere else though. I mean NOA could barely care about Mario's 25th in the US/Europe.

Someone hardcore enough to want to buy that would already own all those anyway.

Mr GT Chris wrote:

Someone hardcore enough to want to buy that would already own all those anyway.

Somebody hardcore enough to own all those would want to buy that anyway.

I dunno, I like FF but it doesn't seem particularly exciting. You'll probably be able to find it second hand for $100 a few weeks later.

There may still be a Twewy sequel planned.

Though I thought the original secret ending teased there was more to the story already...

Yeah, I think there was indication that there are Reaper Games in other cities too.

Mantid wrote:

Though I thought the original secret ending teased there was more to the story already...

$5 says TGS reveal. They wouldn't go through the trouble of KH cameos and a re-release if they weren't trying to re-introduce the brand for a sequel 3 years later.

EDIT: There was also a tweet from one of the localizers when the new OST leaked the iOS version that suggested there was more to come than just the iOS version.

necroyeti wrote:
Mr GT Chris wrote:

Someone hardcore enough to want to buy that would already own all those anyway.

Somebody hardcore enough to own all those would want to buy that anyway.

Someone that would get married to Final Fantasy music might buy those anyway.

Farscry wrote:
beeporama wrote:

I've resigned myself to never getting an English language XII with all the extras.

You and me both. :(

What are all the extras?

SixteenBlue wrote:
Farscry wrote:
beeporama wrote:

I've resigned myself to never getting an English language XII with all the extras.

You and me both. :(

What are all the extras?

The Job boards were entirely different, set up like traditional Final Fantasy jobs. So you could set Balthier down the Dark Knight path, Vaan down the Thief, etc.

There were some other systemic changes but that was the main one.

Blind_Evil wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:
Farscry wrote:
beeporama wrote:

I've resigned myself to never getting an English language XII with all the extras.

You and me both. :(

What are all the extras?

The Job boards were entirely different, set up like traditional Final Fantasy jobs. So you could set Balthier down the Dark Knight path, Vaan down the Thief, etc.

There were some other systemic changes but that was the main one.

Oh I was thinking like collector's edition goodies. That sounds awesome.