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topaz
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"Final Fantasy XII (PS4)"


  

          

I spent 100+ hours in the original, wasn't planning on getting this version, but it's one of my favourite games ever, so yeah. Excited for new licence boards and fast forward options. I'll tolerate Vaan and Penelo again for more Ivalice exploration, Gambit orchestration and political intrigue.

Here's the PS2 thread for those feeling nostalgic:

http://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=11&topic_id=80541

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Subject Author Message Date ID
finally.
Jul 12th 2017
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this fucking game
Jul 12th 2017
2
Probably my fav FF outside of IV, VI, VII
Jul 30th 2017
3
ashe out here getting money fucking bitches
Aug 04th 2017
4
PC version coming Feb 1. 60 fps (!), 21:9+ support, extra OST options
Jan 11th 2018
5
glad I waited.
Jan 12th 2018
6
i honestly didn't think they would re-program for 60 fps
Jan 12th 2018
7
I'm def fuckin wit dat!
Jan 13th 2018
8

will_5198
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1. "finally."
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one of the classic time sinks in video game history. best parts of MMORPGs with an actual end point.

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bearfield
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Wed Jul-12-17 01:30 AM

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2. "this fucking game"
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Wed Jul-12-17 01:50 AM by bearfield

  

          

i love this fucking game

having only spent a few minutes with this remaster, here are my very preliminary thoughts

• not a huge fan of some of the re-orchestrations (they're a little showy) but the fact that you can switch on the fly, not missing a note with the selected track fading in as the other fades out, blows my mind. great stuff

• they really did a lot to clean this game up visually. i streamed a bit of IZJS (on which zodiac age is based) via pcsx2 on twitch in 2015 and i thought it looked really good just being rendered at a proper HD resolution. it looked a bit like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo0gDRvAeRQ (hot nihopalaoa strats @ 0:54!)

shoutout/fuck youtube compression

it looks fine emulated. the character models look ok but the textures are muddy. there's no real lighting model. it's rendering in 16:9 but the menus are still 4:3

but this remaster looks very impressive. everything is so clean. they even did work on the area transition sprites that were basically bad looking skyboxes placed close to zone exits. that's how deep they went on this thing

• there's still pop in. a little annoying. probably an engine limitation

• controls border on unresponsive. having just finished persona 5, going to this game and its massive input lag is not pleasant. but you get used to it. and it's not like you need to fly through menu options to pull out a victory

• having a doom style area map overlay at the click of the button is massively helpful

• digital foundry reports that there's no more "everyone stands around while the the spell animation finishes" weirdness. chaining spells is now a reality!

• i've already experienced a bout of optimization paralysis when choosing vaan's first (of two) license boards. rpgsite has a nice series of write-ups if you want to read up a bit on which characters and classes have synergy: http://www.rpgsite.net/feature/5788-final-fantasy-xii-the-zodiac-age-the-best-party-builds-and-other-party-composition-advice

i'm very much looking forward to diving back into this world. hopefully ashe as black mage/bushi (samurai) will let me do some nasty and game-breaking things with katanas

  

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LA2Philly
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Sun Jul-30-17 09:03 PM

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3. "Probably my fav FF outside of IV, VI, VII"
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Sun Jul-30-17 09:04 PM by LA2Philly

  

          

I put in a solid 150+ hours on the original (college lifestyle lol) and I just have no time for this now, fucking sucks.

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bearfield
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Fri Aug-04-17 03:29 AM

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4. "ashe out here getting money fucking bitches"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF7zpbat9NE

  

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bearfield
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5. "PC version coming Feb 1. 60 fps (!), 21:9+ support, extra OST options"
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Thu Jan-11-18 04:05 PM by bearfield

  

          

SE are the masters of tempting the double dip.

https://press.na.square-enix.com/releases/1106/final-fantasy-xii-the-zodiac-age-arrives-for-pc-on-february-1

https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/7ppjfn/final_fantasy_xii_the_zodiac_age_arrives_for_pc/dsizq2h/

Main features of the PC version -

60FPS - Ivalice will look better than ever with the game running at 60FPS.

Compatible with 21:9 ultra-wide monitors - Up to three HD monitors can be used for a potential 48(16x3):9 experience.

New Game Plus and New Game Minus - Post-game content modes are now accessible from the beginning of the game.

Three background music options – The original, re-orchestrated and soundtrack versions are now available from the beginning of the game.

Maximized License Points and Gil - New functionality added to grant players max License Points and Gil from the configuration screen.

Full controller support, Steam Trading Cards and more to optimize the PC player experience.

Fans that purchase the game through STEAM within the first week of launch will also receive a 20% discount, a three-track digital music compilation and a new STEAM Skin illustrated by famed FINAL FANTASY artist Isamu Kamikokuryo.

Price will be $50 on Steam.

A Collectors Edition for $150 for PC is also coming that can only be purchased from the Square Enix Online store.

  

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will_5198
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6. "glad I waited."
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this version looks incredible.

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bearfield
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Fri Jan-12-18 05:21 PM

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7. "i honestly didn't think they would re-program for 60 fps"
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that's why i got the ps4 version. based on their previous PC ports, the most likely scenario in my mind was that the PC version would have better resolution and some cheat stuff (max LP/gil). they're really going above and beyond for this port

  

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Sat Jan-13-18 08:34 PM

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8. "I'm def fuckin wit dat!"
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I remember the original being dope as shit.

Lookin forward to this.


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