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Hi Everyone,

Not to start a fight! But I don't see what is so impressive about the final fantasy games. I played Final Fantasy 4 on my PSP over the weekend as well as Final Fantasy 7........

They're decent games, I just didn't feel like they were amazing or anything. Am I missing something?? Or is it more they were amazing at the time of their initial release??
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Initial release, back when story mattered and not graphics :/

new gen player playing old gen games, its always a little difficult to look at older gen games from a unsuggested perspective
    
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I being a FF fan... Find that they are epically awesome... i dont know why but it just "draws me in". It is the only series to make me sad(even tear up but not fully crying on one)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mothrpe View Post
Am I missing something??
No.

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Or is it more they were amazing at the time of their initial release??
Not really.
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Before they became crap, i.e. after FFI-FFX, they had nice storylines and dialogue.
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Back when FF7 came out it had a lot of new things to bring to the table. For the time, the game was truly epic. I absolutely love the game and I had a hard time getting into it the last time I played it. The game just didnt age very well but I also beat it like 5 times.
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I don't mind old graphics, the stories were decent so far, just nothing I found terribly compelling.. That said, a slightly more polished version of FF7 would be nice. I find overall the FF4 psp game looks better simply because its cleaner looking.

They should really make a widescreen FF7 with some polished up models.
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Hi Everyone,

Not to start a fight! But I don't see what is so impressive about the final fantasy games. I played Final Fantasy 4 on my PSP over the weekend as well as Final Fantasy 7........

They're decent games, I just didn't feel like they were amazing or anything. Am I missing something?? Or is it more they were amazing at the time of their initial release??
ever heard of the saying "One mans trash is another man's treasure"
I think that applies here, so maybe you didn't like it but tons of others do
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Well of course now you see them and they look like rubbish, no voices, graphics that makes you laugh, etc... I agree with you from this point of view, but you have to imagine what those games meant at the time when they got released. Top graphics (still remember my excitement for FFVIII CG movies O_O), innovative combat and of course.... THE STORY!
You can say anything about them, but can't mess up with their stories. They are just amazing, they could bring tears, sadness or joy. Think about Aerith's death in FFVII or the love story between Squall and Rinoa... not to mention the masterpiece that is FFX!
All of this is sided by Nobuo Uematsu's wonderful OSTs (just check this out

), which greatly contributes to empathize the whole thing.
I am so thankful to Squaresoft for letting me play these games, they changed my life forever.

This said, after FFX I'd threw every Final Fantasy to fire, they just screwed up the serie with action-like games. Don't know about you, but I noticed a decrese in the games beauty since Sqaresoft joined Enix.

Hope this answers your question ^^
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Initial release, back when story mattered and not graphics :/

new gen player playing old gen games, its always a little difficult to look at older gen games from a unsuggested perspective
this. when the games were released, each story seems new and fresh to me and the graphics gradually improve, making the experience much better (hello ff7!).
Yep, Aeris died
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Yep, Aeris died
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