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I don't know how people can stand the NES versions of Final Fantasy. I tried it honestly, maybe FF2 is slightly better or FF3 with better variants. But it just hurts my eyes.I got the 2nd crystal activated. I could get the helicopter thingy if i wanted to since i had the gummiboat. But i was like screw it. So now i am on FF Origins, have PS1 disk that i play on PS3. Its more colourful and music works. I think its just too primitive to my eyes and dull and slow that i have problem liking it. I mean even Pokemon Blue was primitive, but the difference it had lots of stuff to collect and level up like pokemon that had it going. This is just the same stuff that i cant stand it, it just aches to say the least. Dont know if you feel the same but just wondering your views?
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It hasnt aged that gracefully but its still fun, if for no other reason than historical insight. The way my friends and I had fun with it was by each creating our own characters and playing it kind of like a dnd campaign. We would all react to wgat would happen in character and stuff.
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FF1 had that annoying thing a lot of early RPGs had where if you targeted an enemy that had just been defeated, your character would just attack the air instead of going to another target automatically. Plus, the difficulty on the NES/Famicom version is just daunting for me, even thought I've beaten several difficult NES-era RPGs (Mother/Earthbound Beginnings, early Dragon Quest games). The PS1 version fixes the difficulty and the aiming thing, and the new soundtrack is absolutely beautiful. That town theme on the PS1 brings a tear to my eye.
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Posted 10/8/16 , edited 10/8/16

MrSaturn24 wrote:

FF1 had that annoying thing a lot of early RPGs had where if you targeted an enemy that had just been defeated, your character would just attack the air instead of going to another target automatically. Plus, the difficulty on the NES/Famicom version is just daunting for me, even thought I've beaten several difficult NES-era RPGs (Mother/Earthbound Beginnings, early Dragon Quest games). The PS1 version fixes the difficulty and the aiming thing, and the new soundtrack is absolutely beautiful. That town theme on the PS1 brings a tear to my eye.



Its not that i cant deal with difficulity. But the whole game experience feels so slow, even with response rate 8, its just unbearable to me. And graphics and music really hurts my eyes. But i am sure this must have been great for its time though. And yes, i always paid attention to target the right enemy. This was fixed though in FF Origins where you can attack one on one and it will just move on to the next enemy if it was defeated.

I usually dont like that games hold my hand all the time, but i am pretty apologetic since i really didnt like the NES version, so the fact that it has an arrow to who can wield the weapon, armor, magic etc when you buy them is really helpful to be honest
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It was pretty damn fun when all you had to compare it with at the time was Dragon Warrior 1. It's party system was quite ahead of its time. Pretty crappy dungeon designs though. And too grindy.
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Maybe the problem is that i aint playing it on a NES. Maybe it would feel somewhat more fun if i did. Yeah it may sound silly but playing some games on the Wii and the all. Only problem is that they didnt sell in Europe only in US with 3 ff games 1 on nes and 2 on snes.

But i can imagine lots of people having fun on the NES back in the days
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Go play the PSP one. I really like how that looked. FFII too.

And what system you play it on doesn't really matter if you're still playing the NES version, it would look the same and play the same anyway wouldn't it?
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I rented FF1 on NES when it came out, hated it and didn't finish it. Years later, I bought the PS1 origins version and cleared it, but I didn't enjoy it. The story is bland (having generic user created characters doesn't help), the amount of random encounters in some dungeons can be ridiculous (in some of them I could barely take 2 or 3 steps between encounters), and the low amount of spells casts for magic made using magic outside of boss fights pointless.

To me, it's the second worst FF game. The worst being FF2 (real FF2 not SNES 2-but-in-reality-4) because of its leveling system.

According to my tastes, the FF series and JRPGs in general, things start getting good around the SNES era. Anything before that, I'd rather avoid, unless I'm curious to see how a game series evolved over the years.
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FF1 was all we had back in the day. There was NES Ultima, Dragon Warrior and Phantasy Star. It was way better than Ultima and DW, also no one owned a SMS.
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Posted 10/9/16 , edited 10/9/16
I think hate was a strong word. But it would probably be the type of stuff friends and people would play in 1980s
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glenn119 wrote:
FF1 was all we had back in the day. There was NES Ultima, Dragon Warrior and Phantasy Star. It was way better than Ultima and DW, also no one owned a SMS.


This is (unfortunately) a true statement. FF1 was a big thing for JRPG fans back in the day. I still remember going to the store to get it with $50 U.S. of birthday money in 1990! And, hard as it was, it had nothing on Dragon Warrior, and it definitely had nothing on Ultima: Exodus (the game that hates you and wants to destroy you).

True about Phantasy Star, too. The only time I ever saw that game in a retail store was about twenty years later, and it was behind glass at a collectibles shop. (The version I play is in the Phantasy Star Collection on GBA.)
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Posted 10/11/16
That's how things were done back then. Thankfully, lessons learned and things have gotten better as time passed.
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Posted 10/13/16
Never got a chance to play it, but I look forward to trying it out when I get the mini NES later this year.
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Posted 10/31/16
Nes version was awful but the remastered one for psp/ps vita was really good i'm currently playing ff2 for ps vita
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