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 on: April 20, 2015, 09:47:09 AM 
Started by Yggdrasil - Last post by Blace
Why do people keep calling the umbilical cord ending the true ending? It just an alternative secret ending and its not even a good one.

I guess that's just what I read. Which ending do you think is the true ending? I've got the other two, but not the umbilical cord one.

 on: April 20, 2015, 09:46:10 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Aeolus
Sorry, I should've clarified that I'm referring to the NES original and not the terrible DS remake and its myriad of ports.

Yes, FFIII is incredibly oldschool, but really, its only because of a few glaring problems that hold the game back than anything else, and it had several clever ideas that were either used later on or woefully abandoned and not given a second thought. Basically, FFIII needed to not make enemies in those Mini/Toad dungeons so powerful that you can't really deal with them while in those statuses, tone down some of the AoE attacks that some bosses like Salamander and Garuda have, really tone down those splitting enemies in the Ancient Cave and Cave of Darkness, and add a save point to at least the top of the Crystal Tower (not that it really matters since the tower itself isn't terribly long if you know what you are doing and ever bother to turn around and save after cleaning the place out of loot; the World of Darkness is the real issue and that's partly due to it being beyond the point of no return).

The ideas that it had that should've seen more use across the series is stuff like using party morphing status effects to actually morph the party at points and let them proceed (status effects stopped altering your overworld appearance all together by FFVII), Jobs having field abilities on top of battle abilities (FFV was the last numbered game to have that; though that's more due to the fact that Jobs themselves wound up getting folded into whatever conferred abilities like GFs and Sphere Grids and the like), spell levels/charges instead of just MP (a lot of otherwise useless spell chafe can end up being actually useful under this system, like when you're plowing through the final dungeon on your attack run and you didn't want to deal with bullshit like mage enemies throwing out insta-death spells, suddenly all those now relatively useless level 4 spells with crap like Ifrit, Ice 3, Shade, Break, Libro, Confu and Mute might find a use, especially when you consider how many dozens of charges level 4 spells have at the end of the game compared to your more valuable/useful level 8 spells; compare that to a game like FFVI where most spells become worthless due to the presence of the Economizer or your hundreds of MP and a super cheap and effective Osmose).

Of course, I'm not saying that all games should've had these, but it wouldn't have hurt to have mixed it up more once in a while instead of turning every game since into a race towards getting Ultima/Meteor/Bahamut/Knights of the Round/Cure 3/Curaga/Curaja/Life 2/Full-Life/Holy, while traversing the fields/dungeons slowly turned into cutscene roller-coasters.

 on: April 20, 2015, 08:48:25 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Klutz64
Yes, this series is for people like me who is sitting here curious how the meeting between Kite and Haseo is going to go, considering Haseo's main enemy was Kite's phantom.

 on: April 20, 2015, 08:41:32 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Aeolus
..........people asked for this?

Well if they can get past the licensing costs, then why not? It looks like they're reusing a bunch of assets from the first game on this, not to mention the game engine itself. All they would need to do is make new art, map and battle sprites and moves for the new characters, touch up and tweak the current artwork and move sets (respectfully) for the returning characters, and come up with some kind of half-assed excuse for all these characters to join up and run around together while cracking jokes and references for the fandom to soak up when they buy the game; which they will because of the fact that its the most that some series fans (like Mega Man fans) can ever hope to see of their favorite characters.

Anyhoo: http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/19/project-x-zone-2-screenshots-show-ninja-teamups-hack-union/

Moar pics. Other than making me rethink whether Natsu is actually part of a team combo and not just a support buddy due to having dialogue (then again so did Heihachi in the first game and he was entirely there just to crash Dimitri's pad and rain on Jin's parade).

 on: April 20, 2015, 08:29:39 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Annubis
The sky high random encounter rate really doesn't help them either.
That sounds like something someone may have modded though.

 on: April 20, 2015, 08:24:53 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by glassjawsh
Who said it wasn't?

Though lets try to keep game tiering battles down to a dull roar. They tend to lead towards circular arguments.

That said, FFIII is woefully underrated.
You know I think FFIII is the only one I haven't pla....oh wait no I've played it. I just block that from my memory most of the time. I'd probably end up putting it in the bottom third of FFs because I did not enjoy the remake when I played it (hated it so much that I put it down for half a year+ after getting to the first or second dungeon as I recall).

I haven't touched I-III.  And I have no plans to do so.  Something, something, I don't have the patience for NES titles.

 on: April 20, 2015, 08:22:12 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Klutz64
I do think FF3 is underrated, but only in the sense that I'd rate it somewhere in the lower middle than dead last.

 on: April 20, 2015, 08:19:53 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Klutz64
Oh God, what have you done!? Not only does it appear she shouldn't be in charge of her own wardrobe, but her own makeup either.

Anyone else notice that all these screenshots seem to be from a very small portion of the game? Something tells me all they're really working on right now is having a playable demo ready for E3 or TGS. Some kind of "save the town" mission that ends with the quartet on a spaceship, hence that "Where are we!?" group shot.

 on: April 20, 2015, 08:11:56 AM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Annubis
Anyways, Gematsu posted some higher quality screenies here. One thing I've noticed now is that Checkers has wings and a tail.

Well, clothing it seems, not her having wings and tail.
That and pompoms on her wrists.

 on: April 20, 2015, 07:13:51 AM 
Started by Chronix112 - Last post by Ranadiel
On that note, do we even know much about the movie other than that Batman is using this suit and that Batman and Superman are going to fight? For the record, I think Man of Steel was really bad, I just don't see any reason to dislike this movie yet. Low expectations, I can understand, it just seems like people are making a whole of assumptions to rip on the movie for no real reason.

And personally, I've never really cared about how one movie might affect another, even with the Marvel Universe. I just want good movies. Honestly half the time I feel like the Marvel movies are so obsessed with their universe it negatively impacts individual movies (Iron Man 2 is my go-to example).
Oh you are going to love Batman v. Superman if you don't like movies obsessed with their universes. Off the top of my head, I know that Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and Lex Luthor will all be in the movie. I think there are other characters from the Justice League which will be showing up as well because this movie really is Justice League part 1. Side note, love Iron Man 2.

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