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« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2013, 04:38:55 PM »

Phoar, you milked that simile for all it was worth. I think you are right though, but just like my mum's cooking I preferred it as a kid and just grew to like it more as I got older :P
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« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2013, 11:39:14 PM »

FF9 is like mom's cooking.  You don't appreciate it at all when you're growing up but when you're older, go off on your own (like to college or something) then you realize how "together" mom's cooking is. 

I see that with FF9.  When it first came out, it wasn't as fresh, sexy, or exciting as the McDonald's we wanted as kids (esp. those with the play areas) but as we've grown and matured, we lately seem to appreciate FF9 more because it was cohesive (it did not have screwy plot holes, straight-up plot cop-outs, or brooding self-hating characters like FF7 and 8 did).  And, hey, even when stuff's spiraling out of control, somehow mom pulls it all together come dinner time. 

Some moms can't or won't cook. When I think of good eating (southern guy), I think of Grandma's cooking. Her cooking is like crack for fat kids.

I probably need to replay FF9 again. I wish there was some way to speed up the battle time.
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« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2013, 02:25:30 AM »

My grandma's food was largely inedible to the extant that if you did eat it you'd probably need a hospital visit.

I'm not even being sarcastic. The amount of non-food items that wound up in her food (plastic, glass, clumps of hair) was astonishing, and she refrigerated all of NOTHING. I am vomiting internally just thinking about it.

The video game equivalent of my grandmother's cooking would be one of those interactive flash ads that pretends to be a game. Only you find it on some questionable Russian bittorrent website. And it gives you a virus and spews porn ads at you when you accidentally click it.
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« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2013, 02:48:52 AM »

My grandma's food was largely inedible to the extant that if you did eat it you'd probably need a hospital visit.

I'm not even being sarcastic. The amount of non-food items that wound up in her food (plastic, glass, clumps of hair) was astonishing, and she refrigerated all of NOTHING. I am vomiting internally just thinking about it.

The video game equivalent of my grandmother's cooking would be one of those interactive flash ads that pretends to be a game. Only you find it on some questionable Russian bittorrent website. And it gives you a virus and spews porn ads at you when you accidentally click it.

I'm pretty sure your grandma didn't like you.

Seriously, how in the crud do you manage to get glass in your food? Was she bringing broken bottles home from her bar fights? Good grief. I'll eat another helping of my grandma's non-glass casserole in honor for you.
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« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2013, 05:37:43 PM »

You get the idea in my analogy, though. 

But, yeah, grandma's cooking is great too.  I very much enjoyed my grandma's cooking my last couple of trips to India. 

And this is probably the 371,292,854,089th time I've used the comfort food analogy when discussing FF9. 
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« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2013, 10:14:50 PM »

My grandma's food was largely inedible to the extant that if you did eat it you'd probably need a hospital visit.

I'm not even being sarcastic. The amount of non-food items that wound up in her food (plastic, glass, clumps of hair) was astonishing, and she refrigerated all of NOTHING. I am vomiting internally just thinking about it.

The video game equivalent of my grandmother's cooking would be one of those interactive flash ads that pretends to be a game. Only you find it on some questionable Russian bittorrent website. And it gives you a virus and spews porn ads at you when you accidentally click it.

I'm pretty sure your grandma didn't like you.

Seriously, how in the crud do you manage to get glass in your food? Was she bringing broken bottles home from her bar fights? Good grief. I'll eat another helping of my grandma's non-glass casserole in honor for you.

She was making tacos and the eggbeater she was using to stir the meat started chipping off pieces of the glass bowl she was using it on or something.
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« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2013, 11:08:27 PM »

Neither of those games are ATB system. They are straight turn-based, no waiting for actions (except cast animation could be pretty long at times). I am fine with their speed.

I was pointing out more the music than the battle systems themselves.
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« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2013, 12:00:57 AM »

You get the idea in my analogy, though. 

But, yeah, grandma's cooking is great too.  I very much enjoyed my grandma's cooking my last couple of trips to India. 

And this is probably the 371,292,854,089th time I've used the comfort food analogy when discussing FF9. 

It's a good analogy actually.

So good that I've started a replay.
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« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2013, 09:56:19 AM »

You get the idea in my analogy, though.   

It was a good analogy. Just stay away from Mesh's grandma.
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« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2013, 12:09:31 PM »

I love the Final Fantasy series, but improving with age is not something I really associate with any of them. My opinion of most of them has stayed the same. That said, IX is definitely among those I think less of now (including VIII and X). Games that I appreciate more with age tend to be the ones that do something weird or strange that I might not have understood well in my younger years but impresses me as I get older. FFIX is by design a throw-back. It does almost nothing in terms of innovation, though it does what it does reasonable well. I do appreciate its craftsmanship, but feels very bland in comparison to other games of its era.


Neither of those games are ATB system. They are straight turn-based, no waiting for actions (except cast animation could be pretty long at times). I am fine with their speed.

I was pointing out more the music than the battle systems themselves.
That's what I get for not clicking on the links because I've played the games too much :P And yeah, you're right. Those battle themes are obnoxious now.
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« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2013, 07:29:12 PM »

You get the idea in my analogy, though.    

It was a good analogy. Just stay away from Mesh's grandma.


She's dead, bro.

Surprisingly enough, not for the reasons you might be expecting, either!
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« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2013, 10:59:28 PM »

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She's dead, bro.

Surprisingly enough, not for the reasons you might be expecting, either!

I guess she pulled herself out of the ditch and edited your post for you. lol

 
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« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2013, 08:24:46 PM »

FF9 on GBC
It does look pretty impressive.
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« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2013, 08:26:45 PM »

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« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2013, 11:46:25 PM »

Demakes can lead to really cool mechanics if the person behind them is genuinely interested in what they're doing and not just being HRR DRR THIS LOOKS 8-BIT.

Ideally when doing a demake, you're adopting a constrained format, and constraints can breed creativity.

Most people behind those things aren't being that creative though.
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