• Final Fantasy III & V

    From Codefenix@GAMENET/CONCHAOS to Arelor on Thu Jun 11 12:39:04 2020
    Re: Final Fantasy III & V
    By: Arelor to Codefenix on Thu Jun 11 2020 09:11 am

    I have not played FFV but I have played FFIV. All of them via emulation, because I am not as Holy as you.

    Oh, don't get me wrong. I played ALL of these games via emulation the first time around. I just enjoy them so much, I like to appreciate them on the actual hardware for subsequent playthroughs.

    Nothing Holy about it, I can assure you. Besides, I'm more of a Blue Mage than a White Mage anyway. :)

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  • From Arelor to Codefenix on Sun Jun 14 16:12:55 2020
    Re: Final Fantasy III & V
    By: Codefenix to Arelor on Thu Jun 11 2020 12:39 pm

    I have not played FFV but I have played FFIV. All of them via emulation, because I am not as Holy as you.

    Oh, don't get me wrong. I played ALL of these games via emulation the first time around. I just enjoy them so much, I like to appreciate them on the actual hardware for subsequent playthroughs.

    I am curious. Did you play and Finish Final Fantasy II? I gave up on it because I could not grind to my liking, since characters would lose stats if you didn't exercise them. I didn't like that advancement system at all.
  • From Codefenix@GAMENET/CONCHAOS to Arelor on Wed Jun 17 09:24:56 2020
    Re: Final Fantasy III & V
    By: Arelor to Codefenix on Sun Jun 14 2020 04:12 pm

    I am curious. Did you play and Finish Final Fantasy II? I gave up on it because I could not grind to my liking, since characters would lose stats if you didn't exercise them. I didn't like that advancement system at all.

    It's a decent idea in theory, but it needed a lot more polish to really work well. There are ways to buff stats up fairly quickly though, by dealing damage to your own characters or exploiting certain bugs (such as confirm, cancel, confirm, cancel, etc.).

    I finished it once many years ago on GBA, but that version has it slightly more refined than earlier versions. I also have the PS1 FF Origins version, which is closer to the original. Still making my way through that one, but boy is it a slog.

    Quest for Glory (aka Hero's Quest) uses a very similar stat progression system, in which you gain stat points the more you use them. Far better implemented, in my opinion.

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  • From Arelor to Codefenix on Wed Jun 17 14:21:03 2020
    Re: Final Fantasy III & V
    By: Codefenix to Arelor on Wed Jun 17 2020 09:24 am

    I am curious. Did you play and Finish Final Fantasy II? I gave up on it
    because I could not grind to my liking, since characters would lose stats if
    you didn't exercise them. I didn't like that advancement system at all.

    It's a decent idea in theory, but it needed a lot more polish to really work
    well. There are ways to buff stats up fairly quickly though, by dealing damage to
    your own characters or exploiting certain bugs (such as confirm, cancel, confirm,
    cancel, etc.).

    Quest for Glory (aka Hero's Quest) uses a very similar stat progression system,
    in which you gain stat points the more you use them. Far better implemented, in
    my opinion.

    I have heard of the while ( true) ; do confirm; cancel; (...) exploit, but I never tried it because I am not much of an exploiter.

    You know, maybe a system such as used in some pen-and-pencil RPGs, where you improve stats by expending points on things you used during last adventure would make sense... the idea with those is that you have to use your bad abilities at least a bit in order to improve them, but you still use XP for that for a gamey feeling.