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Pc steam version

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Did you play the Steam version, or do you intend to buy it ?
It costs 13 euros currently, has mod support and a few additions over the playstation version, such as the magic booster which increases players inventory of certain spells by 100 ( it's pretty much a cheat, but makes the game much more playable for some people, as it saves you from drawing spells for a long time ), you can use this feature from the game launcher. There is also the Chocobo world mini-game which was previously not available to many western players, as it was originally a PocketStation app, and these were never released outside of Japan ( I've never actually even heard of this thing before).

If you own the game otherwise, do you think this is still worth buying ?
 

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I still technically own the original version, but it's super inconvenient if I want to play it. The steam one is great because it's just there and I can fire it up whenever I want.

I have heard about a few people having issues with crashes etc, but personally I've never had a problem!
 
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I still technically own the original version, but it's super inconvenient if I want to play it. The steam one is great because it's just there and I can fire it up whenever I want.

I have heard about a few people having issues with crashes etc, but personally I've never had a problem!
Do you still own the PSX ? Or did you try playing it on an emulator ? I assume the latter since barely anyone still has a CRT TV.
Yeah it's probably the best idea to just play it on the PC these days. The new features are great, and I haven't heard of anyone having any problems with it.
 

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Do you still own the PSX ? Or did you try playing it on an emulator ? I assume the latter since barely anyone still has a CRT TV.
Yeah it's probably the best idea to just play it on the PC these days. The new features are great, and I haven't heard of anyone having any problems with it.
Yes I do, and a CRT TV as well. They just don't, funny enough, live fully set up in my house.
For the record, I also have an old SEGA ;)
 
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Yes I do, and a CRT TV as well. They just don't, funny enough, live fully set up in my house.
For the record, I also have an old SEGA ;)
I own CRT TVs as well. Two of them actually, and a CRT pc monitor as well. They take up a ton of space.
Unfortunately, my PSX bit the dust a long time ago. I play most PSX games on my PSP now, can't be bothered with the emulator.
 
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I got one from the stores and also played the pcstreams, my younger ones play much of the ones that waa bought, only when they are not around I sneek to play it before they come struggling keypads with me.

The PC streams I didn't enjoy playing it that much, maybe because I am use to the PS fianl fantasy versions.
 

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I own CRT TVs as well. Two of them actually, and a CRT pc monitor as well. They take up a ton of space.
Unfortunately, my PSX bit the dust a long time ago. I play most PSX games on my PSP now, can't be bothered with the emulator.
Fair enough. I never got a PSP so that isn't an option for me, hence why I mostly play on steam now. Mobile versions are interesting for portability, but I just can't see them being a great format to play in.
 
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Fair enough. I never got a PSP so that isn't an option for me, hence why I mostly play on steam now. Mobile versions are interesting for portability, but I just can't see them being a great format to play in.
Do you mean smartphones or handheld consoles ?
I would agree with smartphones being pretty bad for gaming, as they weren't exactly designed with that in mind. They are uncomfortable to hold for longer periods of time in my experience, and with no buttons you have to do everything on a touchscreen which is not always a good thing.
Handheld consoles are not always comfortable to game on either, but are still far better than smartphones.
 
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I think PC steam version seems to be good enough for modern games. As for the old remakes. Not sure how many of them are on steam. But it'd be interesting to see how that one goes.
 
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Final Fantasy 8 is my first final fantasy ever. I'd say with all the visual mods that are available now, I think it'll be worth a try. After my first run through way back then I didn't get to play it anymore. I pretty much forgot everything about it. So I'd say it'll be a nice time to run through this again.

As for the game changing mods, I'd still prefer vanilla with just visual mods. It wouldn't be the same if the game would be easier. Because I remember back then, when internet wasn't that common yet, I had to call my friends just to ask what's the next thing to do when I'm stuck at a certain part. We even used to print out walkthroughs! oh boy, good times!
 
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I think PC steam version seems to be good enough for modern games. As for the old remakes. Not sure how many of them are on steam. But it'd be interesting to see how that one goes.
You mean the old versions ? This isn't really a remake, it's just a port with a few additions. It's still the best version of FF8 and is likely to remain as such.

Final Fantasy 8 is my first final fantasy ever. I'd say with all the visual mods that are available now, I think it'll be worth a try. After my first run through way back then I didn't get to play it anymore. I pretty much forgot everything about it. So I'd say it'll be a nice time to run through this again.

As for the game changing mods, I'd still prefer vanilla with just visual mods. It wouldn't be the same if the game would be easier. Because I remember back then, when internet wasn't that common yet, I had to call my friends just to ask what's the next thing to do when I'm stuck at a certain part. We even used to print out walkthroughs! oh boy, good times!
I've seen a hard mode mod, but not one to make the game easier. While I would dislike such a mod if it existed, and the game isn't even that hard in the first place, maybe it would make the game more appealing to the new generation of gamers who wouldn't touch it otherwise.
 

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Do you mean smartphones or handheld consoles ?
I would agree with smartphones being pretty bad for gaming, as they weren't exactly designed with that in mind. They are uncomfortable to hold for longer periods of time in my experience, and with no buttons you have to do everything on a touchscreen which is not always a good thing.
Handheld consoles are not always comfortable to game on either, but are still far better than smartphones.
Smartphones was what I meant, I wouldn't consider handheld consoles mobile games
 
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Oh yeah the handhelds do a much better job than any mobile games, but I get why people would naturally compare them. Phones just cannot seem to catch up quite yet at least.
 
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Oh yeah the handhelds do a much better job than any mobile games, but I get why people would naturally compare them. Phones just cannot seem to catch up quite yet at least.
Handheld consoles are also portable. Hence the confusion :D
Phones won't ever catch up. I said in another thread that the reason is that mobile hardware has to be restricted to very low power draw, so it is comparatively weak. Even the handheld consoles are noticeably weaker in comparison to full-sized ones and pc's.
 

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Handheld consoles are also portable. Hence the confusion :D
Phones won't ever catch up. I said in another thread that the reason is that mobile hardware has to be restricted to very low power draw, so it is comparatively weak. Even the handheld consoles are noticeably weaker in comparison to full-sized ones and pc's.
Portable would be a different story, mobile always refers to phone/tablet :p
I play very few games in the mobile format, hence why I'd much rather get them on my 3DS. Tends to cost more that way though :( Play Store has specials on them sometimes so that would be way easier
 
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Portable would be a different story, mobile always refers to phone/tablet :p
I play very few games in the mobile format, hence why I'd much rather get them on my 3DS. Tends to cost more that way though :( Play Store has specials on them sometimes so that would be way easier
Well yeah, portable games tend to be more expensive but they also tend to be a lot better. What do you mean by Play Store having specials ? discounts ? I hardly buy anything there.
 

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Well yeah, portable games tend to be more expensive but they also tend to be a lot better. What do you mean by Play Store having specials ? discounts ? I hardly buy anything there.
Yes, specials like Steam does. Big sales where a ton of stuff is discounted. There was a period of time where all the FF games were discounted to like $8 instead of $12 (local currency). I couldn't bring myself to do it though even at that price. It seems like a lot of money for a mobile game, and I feel like most of the titles wouldn't translate well.
 
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I think 2D, pre FF7 games could work easily with a touchscreen. The biggest problem would be the small screen though, your eyes would get strained pretty quickly.
 
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This version now have an HD mod! Ps1 character models are replaced with ps2 looking models. I love PC gaming for the mods. I heard there are mods in progress to make the game look like its for pS3.
 
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Well that is good news and it is nice to see things keep improving. I hope that what you are hearing is correct and we will soon see the ps3 models.
 
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