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In 1999, I was too damn poor to buy Final Fantasy Chronicles (which contains what we American boys knew as Final Fantasy II and Chrono Trigger) and Final Fantasy Anthology (which has the never before released FFV, and FFV, which we know as FFIII). I have always lamented this because these discs became rare collectors' items very fast. They routinely sell on Ebay for $50-60. I've thought numerous times of buying them used.
THEN...Saturday night...I go to Best Buy to look for a Xenosaga strategy guide. I rise from the floor-level strategy guide section and what is on the old, abandoned PSOne rack above my head? YES...FF Chronicles AND FF Anthology. RE-RELEASED as greatest hits packages in celebration of the release of FFX-2!
After screeching for a minute or so, I gladly paid the $20 (!) that each of these cost and rushed home for some classic gaming goodness.
The best part: a friend of mine (and diehard FFer) bought Anthology recently at a vintage games shop for $50, and it's used. My new ones were a total of $40! This is the greatest week!



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.11
Oh, it turns out that they're going for about the same price that I originally paid for them, so there'd be no profit to be made by hunting down an old friend and beating her up over some silly video game.

Chrono Trigger is my favorite Final Fantasy game.

I actually had a similar thing happen once when I found Final Fantasy Tactics for $18 when it was out of print, and before the Greatest Hits re-release.

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
Chrono Trigger isn't a Final Fantasy game!!!

Although my favorite Final Fantasy game is VI, which I will surely get whenever I get myself a PSX (though I should get a TV first...), I really enjoy Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, the most overlooked Final Fantasy EVER. I'm not really sure why... must be too easy and childish for your typical Final Fantasy fan...

So... when are they going to re-release that game?



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.12
    Originally posted by Ender
    I really enjoy Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, the most overlooked Final Fantasy EVER.


Actually my favorite lesser known FF is Final Fantasy Legend 2. I don't think I ever did beat that one though...
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.61
I dig the Final Fantasy Legends also. They are actually the first episodes in the SaGa series, again renamed since at the time Square didn't think a non-FF RPG could sell in North America.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.23
Those used to get me through many a long car trip. Beating Apollo (and his Flare attack that nearly killed everyone) on Legends 2 was nearly impossible, and then to find out that you're not done yet was just insane. You had to do some crazy leveling up just to compete.

I don't know why, but Legends 3 will always be kind of endearing to me. Maybe it was that it was eminantly beatable, maybe because I really enjoyed the time travelling storyline. I dunno. I still occasionally whip that one out when I've got nothing better to do, even though I've beaten it about a thousand times now.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.13
    Originally posted by Smackfiend
      Originally posted by Ender
      I really enjoy Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, the most overlooked Final Fantasy EVER.


    Actually my favorite lesser known FF is Final Fantasy Legend 2. I don't think I ever did beat that one though...


I did. It took me years. Even with maxed out stats, Apollo is extremely difficult, and then the final boss (some kind of war machine) is ridiculously tough. It was easily one of the hardest games I've ever beaten.

On the other hand, Mystic Quest was way too easy. Everything is handed to you in that game.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.03
Mystic Quest is easy...it's supposed to be.

It can be a fun time killer though.
There was ONE thing about that game that should be in EVERY FF game(RPGs in General too). When you fight a boss, it gets damaged during the fight. Now, the graphics sucked, but it was a good idea. I think that idea would work pretty well on the PS2 or other more advanced graphic consoles.
But that's just me.



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My favorite little-known FF game is FF 3 (for the NES, not VI). It had all the beginnings of the modern FFs, including a badass job system similar to FFV and a kick-ass story. All on 8-bit! You have to find it in ROM form, though, as it was only released in Japan. There is a ROM out there with a really nice translation, however. It's worth your time to find it.

As an aside, who's played FFX-2? Seeing the commercials makes me cringe at the apparent further cheapening of the series, but maybe that isn't the case. Is it not a bloated, poppy lowest-common-denominator schlockfest, as it appears?

I remember when Final fantasy was tghe best series going. It was only 3-4 years ago, for God's sake. What happened?



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.23
Final Fantasy X-2 gives you what you want to take out of it. There is a legitimate engrossing and dark storyline, if you care to follow it. It can also get a little silly, if you allow it to be (if you hate sillyness, never ever ever go on Tobli's sidequests, you won't get a 100% game complete, but you'll avoid 90% of the game's quirky humor scenes).

The fact is, I find this take refreshing. Only the main story is gloomy and depressing the rest of it is actually just energetic and allows itself to poke fun at the conventions of the genre. The one thing that everybody complains about is the "J-Pop" scenes, but the fact is that there are really only two (three if you're being really picky and only one of them is Yuna) and they are all integrated into the overlying storyline.

Non-RPG fans can revel in the game's silly side and finish the game within a weekend. Final Fantasy fans (especially fans of X who will enjoy some of the cleverer cameos) will be able to play it as a straight up RPG (especially in Chapter 5) with a half dozen secret dungeons and missions including some insanely hard ones (even characters leveled all the way up to 99 have trouble in the Cloister Infini).



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.65
After I finish Disgaea, I think I'll go back and play FF6 again. I've got a lot of time on my hands, so I might as well spend it with nostalgia. Can anyone say Super Mog the Snow Muffler Tank?



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
Hey, did anyone catch the bug when fighting the final boss in Mystic Quest?

If you cast Life on the boss, either he will gain a HUGE amount of power, or lose a huge amount. Although the numbers shown aren't really representative of how much damage the boss actually takes, it's interesting... I think I once got lucky using that technique and killed him in 1 spell.

It's a strange bug... and it didn't work on any other boss.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.17
How to Make the Wienerboard a Better Place, Chapter 1: Just because you can't spell "Heidenreich", doesn't make you clever.
    Originally posted by ShotGunShep
    Mystic Quest is easy...it's supposed to be.

    It can be a fun time killer though.
    There was ONE thing about that game that should be in EVERY FF game(RPGs in General too). When you fight a boss, it gets damaged during the fight. Now, the graphics sucked, but it was a good idea. I think that idea would work pretty well on the PS2 or other more advanced graphic consoles.
    But that's just me.


Not just bosses, either... any enemy. Although the bosses had more frames. And was it just me, or was the final boss waaaay too easy? I mean...

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You shouldn't be able to win the fight by casting frickin' CURE on him.


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Lufia 2.

You want to talk about a time sink? I got 2 words for you: Ancient Cave. Just don't even bother seeing people for a month if you want to actually get everything in the dungeon.




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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.65
Those Isis Treasures were the biggest buzzkill in video game history. Collect all 10 and get...nothing! Lufia 2 is a good game though, but Lufia 1 is far better if you can stand moving extremely slowly. Ancient Cave in Lufia 2 is the biggest, most worthless waste of time ever.

Now onto Disgaea. It is thoroughly unnecessary to do all the power leveling and sidequests in the game in order to beat it. Lots of time wasting, and at this point I have no desire to finish it, even though I could do Celestia in about 10 minutes with solo Laharl.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.17
How to Make the Wienerboard a Better Place, Chapter 1: Just because you can't spell "Heidenreich", doesn't make you clever.
    Originally posted by TheCow
    Lufia 2.

    You want to talk about a time sink? I got 2 words for you: Ancient Cave. Just don't even bother seeing people for a month if you want to actually get everything in the dungeon.


Hell yeah... haven't played long enough to hit Gift Mode yet, though. That's why we have emulators.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.68
Yeah I love Square Enix as well the final fantasy games have got to be one the best game series of all time

There's a really good site called the final fantasy compendium which is just like a dictionary of all the final fantasy games

www.ffcompendium.com

I'm going to write my own thread about this




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