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Yep I saw that news this morning. I really like FF8 as well. Tried playing on emulator not so long back but it froze at a certain point and couldn't get past it. 

Be great to see that remade.

 

Edit: looks like it's a remaster not a remake, so essentially the same game with an overhaul. Sweet.

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2 hours ago, davulsukur said:

Yep I saw that news this morning. I really like FF8 as well. Tried playing on emulator not so long back but it froze at a certain point and couldn't get past it. 

Be great to see that remade.

 

Edit: looks like it's a remaster not a remake, so essentially the same game with an overhaul. Sweet.

Yeah, I guess it'll be similar to the remastered version of FF7 that was released on Steam/PS4. I wonder if they'll tinker with the junction system at all? It was a decent idea in theory but fell apart in practice, as you could basically make yourself invincible very early on in the game through drawing the max amount of spells from enemies and junctioning them accordingly. My guess is they leave it as it is, but if it was ever to be properly remade then I imagine the junction system would be gone. 

As long as Triple Triad is in the game I'll be happy. For a mini game it was crazy addictive.

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The new FFVII remake and FFVIII remaster trailers below:

 

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4 hours ago, DE. said:

Yeah, I guess it'll be similar to the remastered version of FF7 that was released on Steam/PS4. I wonder if they'll tinker with the junction system at all? It was a decent idea in theory but fell apart in practice, as you could basically make yourself invincible very early on in the game through drawing the max amount of spells from enemies and junctioning them accordingly. My guess is they leave it as it is, but if it was ever to be properly remade then I imagine the junction system would be gone. 

As long as Triple Triad is in the game I'll be happy. For a mini game it was crazy addictive.

I never really figured out the junction system until I played it again on emulator but you're correct that you can basically become way over powered from pretty much the start.

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As a kid I really had no idea how the junction system worked. I basically tried to play the game the same way as FF7 and I remember getting stuck around the part where you fight Cerberus and that was as far as I got. It was only a few years ago when I replayed it again (on an original PlayStation!) and read a walkthrough that I realised how insanely unbalanced the junction system is if you spam drawing spells from enemies. It's also kind of funny that the game is easier to complete if all of your characters are underleveled, due to enemies levelling up with you. Another mechanic that is a good idea in theory, but wasn't quite implemented properly. 

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On 12/06/2019 at 11:42, DE. said:

As a kid I really had no idea how the junction system worked. I basically tried to play the game the same way as FF7 and I remember getting stuck around the part where you fight Cerberus and that was as far as I got. It was only a few years ago when I replayed it again (on an original PlayStation!) and read a walkthrough that I realised how insanely unbalanced the junction system is if you spam drawing spells from enemies. It's also kind of funny that the game is easier to complete if all of your characters are underleveled, due to enemies levelling up with you. Another mechanic that is a good idea in theory, but wasn't quite implemented properly. 

If I remember correctly, and I probably don't, I'm sure there was a way you could put a character into Limit break mode every turn, either through a spell or weapon enhancement or a combination of both? 

That's how I had to finish the game when I first played it.

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I finished Uncharted 4. I would give it a solid 7.5 possibly 8. It looks beautiful on PS4 Pro and the storyline is a pretty good ending to the series. The gameplay let's it down a bit. I like the shooting and jumping, I mean it is an uncharted game. The thing that annoyed me was not knowing where to go or what to do at times. Like why can I jump on one ledge that's 8 feet high, but not one that's 4 foot high beside it? Or why does a 12 foot drop kill me in one area, but I land on my feet in another section. The amount of times I jumped off a ledge and died 😂 I think Breath of the wild has had an effect on my perception of games now. I don't think it's the best game ever, but the freedom to go where you want is second to none. 

Started Persona 5. Absolutely love it so far. Get that into my veins. Only about 3 hours in. 

The Final fantasy 7 remake looks great. I hear its on 2 discs. Disc 1 is Midgar and then disc 2 is when you get to the world map. One concern I have is the video at E3 showed the first boss fight and it looked very drawn out and samey. Maybe it's more fun to play. I'm definitely in anyway, might even pre-order, which I have never done before. 

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Persona 5 is absolutely off the walls. I had no idea what kind of game it was. A social simulator/ RPG. I love it. I am almost finished the first palace. 

What I really like is the humour and the time management. Looking forward to finishing this palace and continuing the story line. I think I actually prefer the real world parts, although the variety is good. 

What a unique game

 

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6 hours ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

Persona 5 is absolutely off the walls. I had no idea what kind of game it was. A social simulator/ RPG. I love it. I am almost finished the first palace. 

What I really like is the humour and the time management. Looking forward to finishing this palace and continuing the story line. I think I actually prefer the real world parts, although the variety is good. 

What a unique game

 

It's great, isn't it? You've still got a long way to go but the game definitely had me from beginning to end. For the first run make sure you max out Kawakami's social link ASAP, as it lets you go out in the evening after you've finished a palace or mementos. Also make sure you give yourself a decent amount of days for the palaces, as in the first run you won't normally be able to finish them all in one go. If you do an NG+ game then you can usually do palaces in one hit. Keep in mind with NG+ you can also redo the social links you didn't finish the first time around, and you'll get through the game quicker due to carrying over your weapons, armour, etc from the first run.

I think my first P5 game clocked in at around 80-90 hours. I was gutted when it was over. I tried to play P4 on my PSTV but man it was a serious downer seeing such a huge graphical downgrade (P4 came out initially on the PS2, and even though it was rereleased on the Vita/PSTV the graphics aren't really improved). P5's graphical presentation is so slick and just all around awesome that it makes it very difficult to go back to the older games unfortunately.

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11 hours ago, DE. said:

It's great, isn't it? You've still got a long way to go but the game definitely had me from beginning to end. For the first run make sure you max out Kawakami's social link ASAP, as it lets you go out in the evening after you've finished a palace or mementos. Also make sure you give yourself a decent amount of days for the palaces, as in the first run you won't normally be able to finish them all in one go. If you do an NG+ game then you can usually do palaces in one hit. Keep in mind with NG+ you can also redo the social links you didn't finish the first time around, and you'll get through the game quicker due to carrying over your weapons, armour, etc from the first run.

I think my first P5 game clocked in at around 80-90 hours. I was gutted when it was over. I tried to play P4 on my PSTV but man it was a serious downer seeing such a huge graphical downgrade (P4 came out initially on the PS2, and even though it was rereleased on the Vita/PSTV the graphics aren't really improved). P5's graphical presentation is so slick and just all around awesome that it makes it very difficult to go back to the older games unfortunately.

That's what I thought, so I was going to play Persona 4 on the Vita first. I didn't though, so not sure I ever will now.

Cheers, good tips. Ya, I am at the place in the first palace where you need to defeat the 2 enemies to get the "eyes" so that I can stop the big blades going across the bridge. I think I am close to the end, however it is Sunday evening and the enemy bar is at around 65% (I got turfed out last night when it got to 100% and I died in the story line and it put me back a week). I will reload my save though and try get to the last bit. Hopefully I can do it, because I did so much in that week, I really don't want to go back that far. I should have more saves, but only have 1. I didn't go into the palace until the 28th of April. I thought I could knock it out in a day or two, big mistake, I should have went earlier. Typical me leaving things til the last minute. 

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6 minutes ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

That's what I thought, so I was going to play Persona 4 on the Vita first. I didn't though, so not sure I ever will now.

Cheers, good tips. Ya, I am at the place in the first palace where you need to defeat the 2 enemies to get the "eyes" so that I can stop the big blades going across the bridge. I think I am close to the end, however it is Sunday evening and the enemy bar is at around 65% (I got turfed out last night when it got to 100% and I died in the story line and it put me back a week). I will reload my save though and try get to the last bit. Hopefully I can do it, because I did so much in that week, I really don't want to go back that far. I should have more saves, but only have 1. I didn't go into the palace until the 28th of April. I thought I could knock it out in a day or two, big mistake, I should have went earlier. Typical me leaving things til the last minute. 

The bit you are at is basically the last part before you send the calling card, so yeah you're near the end. Keep in mind the next palaces are both longer and more difficult. Also keep in mind you need a day just for leaving the calling card and returning to the palace. I would genuinely recommend keeping a guide handy for the upcoming palaces (Polygon and IGN both have decent ones) as some of the puzzles are ridiculous. Without guides I'd probably still be playing through my first save now. Make sure you have at least an hour or so to spare every time to go into a palace as well, as save points/safe rooms are not exactly abundant (except in one of the later palaces, which bizarrely has a ton of safe rooms). 

The other social link I'd recommend maxing out ASAP is the doctor (Takemi?) as it gives you discounts on really useful items. In particular there are HP/SP replenishment items that you can equip which are extremely helpful, especially when you get to the latter stages, 

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10 minutes ago, DE. said:

The bit you are at is basically the last part before you send the calling card, so yeah you're near the end. Keep in mind the next palaces are both longer and more difficult. Also keep in mind you need a day just for leaving the calling card and returning to the palace. I would genuinely recommend keeping a guide handy for the upcoming palaces (Polygon and IGN both have decent ones) as some of the puzzles are ridiculous. Without guides I'd probably still be playing through my first save now. Make sure you have at least an hour or so to spare every time to go into a palace as well, as save points/safe rooms are not exactly abundant (except in one of the later palaces, which bizarrely has a ton of safe rooms). 

The other social link I'd recommend maxing out ASAP is the doctor (Takemi?) as it gives you discounts on really useful items. In particular there are HP/SP replenishment items that you can equip which are extremely helpful, especially when you get to the latter stages, 

Shit, so if I am on Sunday and the deadline is Monday to steal the treasure and I still haven't yet left the calling card, does that mean I am basically screwed? 

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Just now, Bigdoggsteel said:

Shit, so if I am on Sunday and the deadline is Monday to steal the treasure and I still haven't yet left the calling card, does that mean I am basically screwed? 

If you look on the calendar in game there is a calling card deadline. If you are past that point then you're screwed, if not then you are potentially okay.

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Just now, DE. said:

If you look on the calendar in game there is a calling card deadline. If you are past that point then you're screwed, if not then you are potentially okay.

Mmm. Execution deadline is Monday. It doesn't say anything about calling card, but I haven't left one yet, so maybe it wouldn't call it that yet. 

Feck, having to go back a week and to the start of the palace would be very annoying, borderline too much. 

Shit, I should have kept more saves

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If you are on Sunday and the execution deadline is Monday then I think you are unfortunately going to run out of time. 

The only positive in that the first castle is by far the shortest in the game, so it shouldn't take TOO long to get back through it.... still a pain though. I tended to get the castles done ASAP to avoid missing out on deadlines.

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Shite. I like the fact the game doesn't hand hold, but I'm a bit pissed i'm in this position and it's letting me continue down the dead end. Like it says "execution date" on Monday, I didn't know anything about leaving  a calling card and having to lose a day because of that. 

Ya, I will probably fly through it, but I did a lot of stuff, including grinding in the previous week. Went from level 5 to 11. 

 

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I think for the first palace at least you should receive some kind of warning if you're close to going past the calling card deadline, as a new player especially may not realise that you need an entire day (sometimes two) just to send the calling card and re-infiltrate the palace, which has to be done before the execution deadline. There's a bit of an assumption that the player has played previous Persona games and will automatically understand the deadline system. 

Best thing to do is just get the palace done ASAP. It has no impact on the social link side of things and means you don't have to worry about running out of days to finish getting the treasure. 

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Just now, DE. said:

I think for the first palace at least you should receive some kind of warning if you're close to going past the calling card deadline, as a new player especially may not realise that you need an entire day (sometimes two) just to send the calling card and re-infiltrate the palace, which has to be done before the execution deadline. There's a bit of an assumption that the player has played previous Persona games and will automatically understand the deadline system. 

Best thing to do is just get the palace done ASAP. It has no impact on the social link side of things and means you don't have to worry about running out of days to finish getting the treasure. 

Ya, I have learnt a valuable lesson here. The tutorial is good, but it should point out the calling card thing for sure. 

See I didn't infiltrate it sooner because I was trying to do the social stuff with the guy who owns the cafe and also to stick to my schedule so he wouldn't give out to me. I even got a job in the 24/7! 

 

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Just saw the following post on the IGN forum , kind of sums my feelings up 

Because the game doesn't tell you you need a full day to send the calling card until literally when you're about to send. I put off doing it because I was under the impression I had 2 days to finish everything. Nope. Now I have to start a week before losing all progress I made in those 7 days. I just did a lot of s*** and have zero interest in doing it all again. Why would the game wait until the very last moment to tell you that you need an entire day to something crucial to the progression of the game? I'm new to the series and I was having a blast until this. I lost 5 hours of progress because I thought I had a whole day left to finish. I don't even want to play anymore.

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It is a bit of a kick in the balls, and a serious oversight by the devs. Strange as the rest of the game is pretty forgiving and doesn't really leave you any room to screw up badly. 

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I spent a lot of time farming Personas and fusing them to make new ones. I reckon its at least 6 hours of gameplay, possibly 8. 

I will probably go again, but it's very annoying 

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You may be able to buy those personas back from the compendium if you have enough money. That said I can't remember if you actually have access to the compendium that soon in the game... possibly not.

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33 minutes ago, DE. said:

You may be able to buy those personas back from the compendium if you have enough money. That said I can't remember if you actually have access to the compendium that soon in the game... possibly not.

I do but I think it's only personas I had acquired, so they will be gone.. 

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2 minutes ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

I do but I think it's only personas I had acquired, so they will be gone.. 

You can add fused personas to the compendium as well, I'm sure mine went in automatically but I honestly can't remember. I also had about four save states going at once just in case something happened that I couldn't get out of. 

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