RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,750
Posts: 5,433,295
Members: 24,838
Currently online: 428
Newest member: Mei'konda

TrekToday headlines

Episode Four of The Red Shirt Diaries
By: T'Bonz on Sep 22

Star Trek: The Compendium Review
By: T'Bonz on Sep 22

Orci Drops Rangers Project
By: T'Bonz on Sep 22

Retro Review: Image in the Sand
By: Michelle on Sep 20

Star Trek: Shadows Of Tyranny Casting Call
By: T'Bonz on Sep 19

USS Vengeance And More Starship Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Sep 19

Trek 3 To Being Shooting Next Year
By: T'Bonz on Sep 19

Trek Messenger Bag
By: T'Bonz on Sep 18

Star Trek Live In Concert In Australia
By: T'Bonz on Sep 18

IDW Publishing December Trek Comics
By: T'Bonz on Sep 17


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Gaming

Gaming Non-Star Trek Gaming

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 25 2013, 08:35 PM   #1
jefferiestubes8
Commodore
 
Location: New York City
HD Remasters of 'Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2'Coming to the PS3

Square Enix has released a new trailer along with details.
A single discs will deliver both games, 'Final Fantasy X' and its direct sequel 'Final Fantasy X-2' to the PlayStation 3, while the two game will be split for the PS Vita.
The game's visuals are being reworked to include HD textures, with specific care character models. The title's pre-rendered cutscenes contain the largest amount of the game's stunning if polarizing visual design, and may be the largest aspects to benefit from what Square Enix is calling a hd remastering process.
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/...north-america/
via
HD Remasters of 'Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2' Coming to the PS3 and the PS Vita
jefferiestubes8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 28 2013, 05:59 AM   #2
DigificWriter
Rear Admiral
 
Location: West Haven, UT, USA
Re: HD Remasters of 'Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2'Coming to the

Final Fantasy X will forever remain my favorite game in the numbered FF series, and looks even more beautiful in HD than it did originally. This is one collection title that can't come out fast enough for me.
__________________
Starbuck: We're all friendlies. So, let's just... be friendly.
"There is no 'supposed to be.' It's an adaptation, a word that literally means change. Why bother making a new version if it doesn't offer a fresh approach?" - Christopher L. Bennett
DigificWriter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 28 2013, 07:34 AM   #3
RyuRoots
Fleet Captain
 
RyuRoots's Avatar
 
Location: Ul'Dah
View RyuRoots's Twitter Profile Send a message via AIM to RyuRoots
Re: HD Remasters of 'Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2'Coming to the

While supporting X-2, however inadvertently, makes me feel nautious, I suppose I'm willing to deal with it to play FFX again. I've been wanting to replay it sometime, and being able to on my fancy new monitor will be nice.
__________________
Star Trek: 1987-Present
RyuRoots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 28 2013, 10:48 AM   #4
DigificWriter
Rear Admiral
 
Location: West Haven, UT, USA
Re: HD Remasters of 'Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2'Coming to the

^ Although I've never had a chance to play X-2, I have to confess that, based on everything I've read and heard concerning the game, I find the amount of hate it seems to garner puzzling, as the story and game mechanics actually sound really cool, and I think it's neat that all 3 of your playable characters are girls because the FF series hasn't given us enough female protagonists, at least IMO.
__________________
Starbuck: We're all friendlies. So, let's just... be friendly.
"There is no 'supposed to be.' It's an adaptation, a word that literally means change. Why bother making a new version if it doesn't offer a fresh approach?" - Christopher L. Bennett
DigificWriter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 28 2013, 04:24 PM   #5
Ood Sigma
Commander
 
Ood Sigma's Avatar
 
Location: Ood Sigma
Re: HD Remasters of 'Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2'Coming to the

^ You should play it (X-2) if you have a chance. It's probably my favorite Final Fantasy game of all time (although FF IV is pretty close).
Ood Sigma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29 2013, 06:11 AM   #6
RyuRoots
Fleet Captain
 
RyuRoots's Avatar
 
Location: Ul'Dah
View RyuRoots's Twitter Profile Send a message via AIM to RyuRoots
Re: HD Remasters of 'Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2'Coming to the

DigificWriter wrote: View Post
^ Although I've never had a chance to play X-2, I have to confess that, based on everything I've read and heard concerning the game, I find the amount of hate it seems to garner puzzling, as the story and game mechanics actually sound really cool, and I think it's neat that all 3 of your playable characters are girls because the FF series hasn't given us enough female protagonists, at least IMO.
It hasn't, and if any of the three were done well, I'd be pleased. Paine is a poor man's Lulu, Yuna loses her development from X, and Rikku is a static, flanderized version of the character she was in X.

The story is lackluster and the world is changed in some incredibly stupid ways, New Yevon being the most egregious. To say nothing of the "best" ending being the worst possible thing the game could go for considering what it invalidates.

The gameplay actually was fairly fun, I'll give it that. It'd be nice if a new game used the job class system again. My only real complaint about the dress sphere system is how useless the "ultimate" ones were compared to the utility of the more mundane ones. From the perspective of playing a video game and ignoring the story and characters, I think it was a great bit of fun. But personally, story is what I go...well, what I *went* to an FF for.
__________________
Star Trek: 1987-Present
RyuRoots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30 2013, 05:55 AM   #7
DigificWriter
Rear Admiral
 
Location: West Haven, UT, USA
Re: HD Remasters of 'Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2'Coming to the

^ Hmm. Despite never having had an opportunity to play the game, what I've heard, read, and seen of the story actually makes it sound rather awesome. Then again, I count Final Fantasy VIII - which remains one of the few FF games to be a * love story * first and foremost above anythign else - as one of my Top 5 favorite games in the franchise, so it stands to reason that I'd be more keen on the game's storyline than others might given that it's basically set in motion because of the love story between Tidus and Yuna as centrally established in the first game.

What I've heard, read, and seen of Paine actually makes her sound like a really interesting character, and as for Yuna and Rikku, I actually think that the changes they undergo actually make sense, particularly given what happens in the first game and the ways that Spira has evolved and changed since those events, insofar as I understand said changes based on what I've read, seen, and heard concerning the game.
__________________
Starbuck: We're all friendlies. So, let's just... be friendly.
"There is no 'supposed to be.' It's an adaptation, a word that literally means change. Why bother making a new version if it doesn't offer a fresh approach?" - Christopher L. Bennett
DigificWriter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30 2013, 08:01 AM   #8
RyuRoots
Fleet Captain
 
RyuRoots's Avatar
 
Location: Ul'Dah
View RyuRoots's Twitter Profile Send a message via AIM to RyuRoots
Re: HD Remasters of 'Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2'Coming to the

FF8 is one of my favorites too. The plot twist about the memories was mind-bendingly stupid, but other than that I enjoy it immensely. If anything, my biggest issue with it is that they didn't cover everything I'd have liked for them too. Too ambitious for its time, perhaps. I don't mind a love story. X-2's story is just...not good. Not to me. If you enjoy it, more power to you.

As for the rest, I'm genuinely curious to hear your take once you've actually played the game.
__________________
Star Trek: 1987-Present
RyuRoots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30 2013, 01:29 PM   #9
DigificWriter
Rear Admiral
 
Location: West Haven, UT, USA
Re: HD Remasters of 'Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2'Coming to the

There are parts of FF8's story that are definitely convoluted, but what holds it together for me is the central love story, which is also one of the primary reasons why I love FF10 as much as I do (since it's very much like FF8 in that a love story makes up the central core of its narrative).

While we're on the subject of FF8 for a moment, I would love for that game to get an HD remake or remaster on the PS3 before studios stop producing content for the system, but it's probably a pipe dream and not very likely.

Getting back to discussion of the Ten series, the games really did give us one of the best casts in the franchise, and it's going to be extremely fun to either re-experience or experience them for the first time in HD.
__________________
Starbuck: We're all friendlies. So, let's just... be friendly.
"There is no 'supposed to be.' It's an adaptation, a word that literally means change. Why bother making a new version if it doesn't offer a fresh approach?" - Christopher L. Bennett
DigificWriter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30 2013, 08:51 PM   #10
Angel4576
Rear Admiral
 
Angel4576's Avatar
 
Location: United Kingdom
Re: HD Remasters of 'Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2'Coming to the

I'll share in the FFVIII love. My favourite game in the franchise. I just hope that X is Squenix dipping their toe in the water to see how FF remastered might fare. Hopefully if it does well enough then we might get more further down the line - VI, VII, VIII and IX would be awesome too. We can dream.....
__________________
I am a Ranger. We walk in the dark places no others will enter. We stand on the bridge and no one may pass. We live for the One, we die for the One.
Angel4576 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30 2013, 10:31 PM   #11
RyuRoots
Fleet Captain
 
RyuRoots's Avatar
 
Location: Ul'Dah
View RyuRoots's Twitter Profile Send a message via AIM to RyuRoots
Re: HD Remasters of 'Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2'Coming to the

I'm honestly a little torn about the remaster trend. X does look a lot better, and having the international version as a base is really nice, but at the same time I'm frankly not sure I trust them to remake the older games. Though if they're JUST remasters without any of the modern stupidity retconned into them, I suppose I could get behind it. Their old games are sure as hell better than anything the FF series is doing currently.

I've been kind of happy that FF8 wasn't as popular as FF7 because I imagined that prevented it from being subjected to the same wave of awful, inane additions. I'm not really sure how HD'ifying a PS1 game would work short of redoing the graphics, but I also don't know anything about the process to begin with, so *shrug*

The love story in FF8 is...alright. I like for what it does, but it can be awkward if the player takes every attempt to be a dick to Rinoa and nice to Selphie. Squall is a great character though, and it's sad to see him entirely dismissed by so many. What holds it together for me is the cast. Like most games before it, it did a good job of making me care about most of the people involved, and the world was honestly pretty fascinating. Like I said before, I wish I got to see *more* of it. There's so much great lore...
__________________
Star Trek: 1987-Present
RyuRoots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30 2013, 10:43 PM   #12
Angel4576
Rear Admiral
 
Angel4576's Avatar
 
Location: United Kingdom
Re: HD Remasters of 'Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2'Coming to the

I adored the characters in VIII - Squall, Rinoa, Selphie, Irvine, Zell, Seifer etc. Just adored them.

I miss the days of games taking 100+ hours to complete. Finished Mass Effect 1 today, taking 30 hours. Thought that was pretty good, until I loaded up my last FFVIII save on the PS3 and it clocked in at 80 hours and I hadn't even gotten on to the final disc yet.

In terms of remastering, I'd just be happy if they did that. No need for retconning or anything of the like. No tampering, no tinkering, just make it look great on a HDTV.

If they did go back and do something with the older games, I wonder if they'd be tempted to put vocal tracks on them.
__________________
I am a Ranger. We walk in the dark places no others will enter. We stand on the bridge and no one may pass. We live for the One, we die for the One.
Angel4576 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 30 2013, 10:54 PM   #13
DigificWriter
Rear Admiral
 
Location: West Haven, UT, USA
Re: HD Remasters of 'Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2'Coming to the

I imagine that if we were to get HD versions of the PS1 FF titles, they'd come with graphical overhauls rather than being simple remasters with the original graphics ported over and given an HD polish/finish.
__________________
Starbuck: We're all friendlies. So, let's just... be friendly.
"There is no 'supposed to be.' It's an adaptation, a word that literally means change. Why bother making a new version if it doesn't offer a fresh approach?" - Christopher L. Bennett
DigificWriter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 31 2013, 10:07 AM   #14
Infern0
Captain
 
Infern0's Avatar
 
Re: HD Remasters of 'Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2'Coming to the

Angel4576 wrote: View Post
I adored the characters in VIII - Squall, Rinoa, Selphie, Irvine, Zell, Seifer etc. Just adored them.

I miss the days of games taking 100+ hours to complete. Finished Mass Effect 1 today, taking 30 hours. Thought that was pretty good, until I loaded up my last FFVIII save on the PS3 and it clocked in at 80 hours and I hadn't even gotten on to the final disc yet.

In terms of remastering, I'd just be happy if they did that. No need for retconning or anything of the like. No tampering, no tinkering, just make it look great on a HDTV.

If they did go back and do something with the older games, I wonder if they'd be tempted to put vocal tracks on them.
How many of those hours were monotonous levelling up though?
Infern0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 31 2013, 10:58 AM   #15
RyuRoots
Fleet Captain
 
RyuRoots's Avatar
 
Location: Ul'Dah
View RyuRoots's Twitter Profile Send a message via AIM to RyuRoots
Re: HD Remasters of 'Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2'Coming to the

Infern0 wrote: View Post
Angel4576 wrote: View Post
I adored the characters in VIII - Squall, Rinoa, Selphie, Irvine, Zell, Seifer etc. Just adored them.

I miss the days of games taking 100+ hours to complete. Finished Mass Effect 1 today, taking 30 hours. Thought that was pretty good, until I loaded up my last FFVIII save on the PS3 and it clocked in at 80 hours and I hadn't even gotten on to the final disc yet.

In terms of remastering, I'd just be happy if they did that. No need for retconning or anything of the like. No tampering, no tinkering, just make it look great on a HDTV.

If they did go back and do something with the older games, I wonder if they'd be tempted to put vocal tracks on them.
How many of those hours were monotonous levelling up though?
Probably not that many, honestly.

Now, monotonous hours of drawing magic? That's another story.
__________________
Star Trek: 1987-Present
RyuRoots is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.