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I prefer...

Ocarina of Time 105 58.33%
 
Final Fantasy 7 75 41.67%
 
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JRPGfan said:
derpysquirtle64 said:

First of all, this doesn't look better than OoT and those attached screens prove it. Second, you are comparing a game which used 2D sprites as background with the game made completely in 3D. OoT was more technologically advanced. Yes, it was released almost 2 years later but still.

P.S. I think that it was a bad idea to compare two completely different games.

I dont make excuses to say "one game looks better than another".
I dont care how they went about makeing FF7 look so good for its time, I just think it looks better than Zelda OoT.

Useing techniques to get a beautifull looking game, such as a 2D backgrounds, is just smart.
no one said, it had to be 3D models vs 3D models.

Overall FF7 is a better looking game.

You keep repeating this "FF7 looks better than OoT" mantra when basically everyone here says the opposite. Because OoT OBJECTIVELY is a better looking game. Don't know why you decided to choose "visuals" as the main argument that FF7 is a better game. Should have chosen something else instead.



 

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I think they are both great for different reasons.
FF7 was cool and edgy, while Ocarina was gentle and heartwarming.
FF7 had a better story, Ocarina had better gameplay.
FF7 had a modern political story thhat made you think, while Ocarina was more like a classical fairy tale.
They are both good in their own way.



derpysquirtle64 said:
JRPGfan said:

I dont make excuses to say "one game looks better than another".
I dont care how they went about makeing FF7 look so good for its time, I just think it looks better than Zelda OoT.

Useing techniques to get a beautifull looking game, such as a 2D backgrounds, is just smart.
no one said, it had to be 3D models vs 3D models.

Overall FF7 is a better looking game.

You keep repeating this "FF7 looks better than OoT" mantra when basically everyone here says the opposite. Because OoT OBJECTIVELY is a better looking game. Don't know why you decided to choose "visuals" as the main argument that FF7 is a better game. Should have chosen something else instead.

This. If I was him, I would have been gone the Story and Music route. Especially on how the story remains relevantly good in the JRPG scene, and how it sort of predicted the current global political scene with Business men leading empires and ecological dangers caused by men (global warming, pollution, etc.). The graphics aspect, isn't a battle FFVII will win over OoT.



derpysquirtle64 said:
JRPGfan said:

I dont make excuses to say "one game looks better than another".
I dont care how they went about makeing FF7 look so good for its time, I just think it looks better than Zelda OoT.

Useing techniques to get a beautifull looking game, such as a 2D backgrounds, is just smart.
no one said, it had to be 3D models vs 3D models.

Overall FF7 is a better looking game.

You keep repeating this "FF7 looks better than OoT" mantra when basically everyone here says the opposite. Because OoT OBJECTIVELY is a better looking game. Don't know why you decided to choose "visuals" as the main argument that FF7 is a better game. Should have chosen something else instead.

Well you can call ff7 partual better looking while OOT was the overall most good looking game,OBJECTIVELY speaking  :p

Spoiler!
yeah i lied about being objective,too big of a fanboy :(


SammyGiireal said:
derpysquirtle64 said:

You keep repeating this "FF7 looks better than OoT" mantra when basically everyone here says the opposite. Because OoT OBJECTIVELY is a better looking game. Don't know why you decided to choose "visuals" as the main argument that FF7 is a better game. Should have chosen something else instead.

This. If I was him, I would have been gone the Story and Music route. Especially on how the story remains relevantly good in the JRPG scene, and how it sort of predicted the current global political scene with Business men leading empires and ecological dangers caused by men (global warming, pollution, etc.). The graphics aspect, isn't a battle FFVII will win over OoT.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... but the prerendered backgrounds are literally the only aspect of FF7 that are better that OOT's visuals on a technical level.  And even that I'd say is debatable because it creates a sort of weird "cartoon characters in the real world" aesthetic.



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dharh said:
COKTOE said:

I never pass up a chance to mention that I didn't like FF VII.

How I quit playing before that girl died.

How I sold it at a pawn shop and used the money to buy weed.

It's all in my book: Raw, Red, and Beyond

I loved ZOOT at the time, but struggled to enjoy it when I played it briefly again in 2004. I don't think it's held up well. A common sentiment for me as it pertains to games from that gen.


Zelda, because I did really enjoy it at the time.

I also won't pass up this chance to mention how awful a game ocarina of time is compared to its predecessors.

How I started to question why it is that I bought nintendo consoles.

How I bought the gamecube to try WW and yet again came away disappointed.

It's all in my book: Zelda peaked at lttp

FFVII is an iconic example of where RPGs were heading to at the time.  Graphically its aged kinda sour, but gameplay wise it's still a game I play once a year.

Wow you disliked two the best games ever made in Ocarina and WW.  I suppose even the best games cant please everyone. 



SammyGiireal said:

 Ocarina was the more impressive looking game at the time, perhaps even the most impressive Console game of that gen.

Not sure I'd go that far personally; it did look insanely, mind-blowingly good in 1998, but I personally found some of Rare's later N64 titles like Conker's Bad Fur Day to be the most graphically impressive of that gen.



curl-6 said:
SammyGiireal said:

 Ocarina was the more impressive looking game at the time, perhaps even the most impressive Console game of that gen.

Not sure I'd go that far personally; it did look insanely, mind-blowingly good in 1998, but I personally found some of Rare's later N64 titles like Conker's Bad Fur Day to be the most graphically impressive of that gen.

I will agree that Conquer was. But at the time of their specific releases Ocarina was much more mind blowing, especially because of its size. In that regard MM was also a better looking game but it didn't have the same impact as Ocarina did in 1998. Probably owning a DC around that time (MMs release) sort of spoiled me a bit . That is why I added the "Perhaps". To be fair to conquer, I was never as mindblown by any game as I was the first time that I walked into Hyrule field and I witnessed as the sun set in real time. 



SammyGiireal said:
curl-6 said:

Not sure I'd go that far personally; it did look insanely, mind-blowingly good in 1998, but I personally found some of Rare's later N64 titles like Conker's Bad Fur Day to be the most graphically impressive of that gen.

I will agree that Conquer was. But at the time of their specific releases Ocarina was much more mind blowing, especially because of its size. In that regard MM was also a better looking game but it didn't have the same impact as Ocarina did in 1998. Probably owning a DC around that time (MMs release) sort of spoiled me a bit . That is why I added the "Perhaps". To be fair to conquer, I was never as mindblown by any game as I was the first time that I walked into Hyrule field and I witnessed as the sun set in real time. 

Yeah, I got my N64 for Christmas of 1998 and it came with three games; Ocarina, Banjo Kazooie, and Starfox 64. As a kid with no understanding of how graphics worked I remember being most impressed by Banjo, which I do think has also aged better due to its cartoony art style. I think it was less the graphics that wowed me in Ocarina and more just the world design and scale.



Random memory just popped into my head. I recall back in 1998 I was on a date. Went to go see some random movie. I think it was John Q or Rush Hour (I took EVERYONE to see Rush Hour and acted like I'd never seen it before! 😇) but I'm not sure.

Anyway, a trailer for Zelda OoT popped up. My date was like "What the hell is this?" and I replied "I don't know. Looks like some low budget movie.." but I did know.

I did know.

And there was a little tingle in my balls. I instantly regretted selling my N64 and I knew I had to get another one.



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