Post by Nester the Lark on May 29, 2020 11:17:05 GMT -5
Here are a few more details:
The game will have an "imitate" feature, which basically means you'll be able to skin your character as various NPCs. This will be possible after collecting certain items, one of which are moogle stamps. In the original game, moogle stamps are used for unlocking tracks in the Blazin' Caravans minigame, so I wonder if that minigame has been removed. (No big loss if it has. It was just a klunkly Mario Kart clone.)
According to the PlayStation page, the game will include local couch co-op. I wonder how that will be implemented without each player having their own private screen.
Also, apparently you can have AI party members, which is something the original badly needed, although with online multiplayer, it's not as important here. (Not to mention, the AI party members in subsequent games were next-to-useless anyway.)
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 26, 2020 9:11:07 GMT -5
Here's a features trailer. It doesn't reveal much new except that the game will have a "free to start" model. A "Lite" version can be downloaded for free, and can be played online, but there are only three dungeons. However, they can join someone who has the paid version of the game and play through other dungeons, also.
Also, at 3:52... Wow, that is not what I imagined Siltzkin's voice to sound like.
I like that they've added voice acting for the characters, but I think it'll give the game a much different feel.
Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 8, 2020 11:00:43 GMT -5
Today, August 8, is the 17th anniversary of the original Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles on the GameCube.
Getting into this series was a bit of a slow burn for me. I actually rented the original right after it had first released. I thought it was OK, but it was just after I had rented the GameCube remake of Resident Evil, which was my first time playing a game in that series, and it left an impression on me. So, every time I started up Crystal Chronicles, I wished I was still playing Resident Evil.
Then, I went through my phase where I felt like I was over RPGs. It wasn't until I decided to try My Life as a King on WiiWare in 2008 that I thought I should give the series another shot. I absolutely loved My Life as King, and so I bought a used copy of the original game. It was then that it finally clicked with me, and I've been a fan since.
I've only ever played the original in single player, so I'm looking forward to trying the multiplayer mode in the remastered edition. (Hope the online doesn't suck.)
Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 20, 2020 8:49:20 GMT -5
One week to release.
Also, it looks like there will be paid DLC, including eight skins of characters from other games in the series. (Source) They'll be available separately, as well as in a bundle.
*sigh* I'm sure I'll sucker into getting it. Eventually.
I do have to commend Square Enix for never forgetting about Crystal Chronicles, even if it's more niche and less successful than other Final Fantasy games. They've included several characters from it in the Dissidia mobile game, Sherlotta is in World of Final Fantasy Maxima, and music from it was included in the Theatrythm music game.
Also, seeing the skins for Yuri, Chelinka, and Sherlotta makes me want remakes/remasters of the DS games Ring of Fates and Echoes of Time with the graphical style of the original Crystal Chronicles.
Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 21, 2020 9:11:29 GMT -5
Square Enix has released a rather lengthy and detailed interview with some of the original members of the FFCC development staff, including Akitoshi Kawazu (producer), Kazuhiku Aoki (director), and Toshiyuki Itahana (character designer). It's a really good read.
Nester the Lark: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
May 6, 2021 10:54:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Lately, the forum feels more like "Nester & YL's clubhouse."
May 29, 2021 11:45:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Looking at the other members' last online date, I can safely say that this place is pretty much inactive by now.
Jun 12, 2021 1:38:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Looking at an old post I wrote two years ago, I noticed I misspelled "threw" as "through," and now I'm angry at myself.
Jun 13, 2021 16:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: …Why am I still seeking gaming news when I have 7 games yet to complete and at least 2 more that I plan to get? (EDIT — Oh right, Ys IX has a confirmed release date. That makes at least 3 games I'll get later.)
Jun 14, 2021 10:18:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5