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So! This game comes out tomorrow and I haven't been this engaged with a game's launch since, well, I guess Final Fantasy VII Remake! Just wanted to know who else was going to be picking the game upon PS4 or Switch. I know I played this game as a kid (I actually had 3 GBA cables and 3 GBA consoles, so we could actually play multiplayer on this and on The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures). I never beat the game since collaborating and scheduling 2-3 player co-op was a pain in the butt, but I loved every minute of it and I've been excited for the game's release ever since then. 

While I was a little disappointed they were removing couch co-op from the game, I rejoiced when I heard they were releasing a free version to anyone who has a PS4 or a Switch, and with this free version you can play 3 dungeons either by yourself or with others who have the free game. However, the cool part is that, if you have the free version and you play online with a friend who owns the game, you can basically play the entirety of the original game with them! This is pretty cool, and allows you to more or less emulate couch co-op with three free players online. It's not as good as HAVING couch co-op (I figure it's possible to link to your cellphone, like Jackbox games do), but it's an acceptable substitute. 

Plus, it's cross-play, so if you have it on PS4 and your buddy has it on Switch, you can play together. This makes me happy and means I'll have plenty of people to play with regardless of friend group or platform. 

The original didn't get GREAT reviews back in the day, but they were all reasonably well-liked. Plus, I do think that 90% of the reason the game's scores ranged from 75-80 for the most part was the complicated nonsense that was the multiplayer requirements. Anywho, I figure this'll get 78 on Metacritic (I imagine many reviewers will bemoan the lack of couch co-op, which is a fair but unfortunate loss). 

Oh, and apparently the game has 13 NEW dungeons, effectively doubling the length of the game via post-game content. or so I hear. It's been a long time since I played and 13 dungeons sounds really short for a game. Well, it is only 30 bucks (40 in Canada), so that seems fair. Oh, and if you have the 'free' version of the game, you can't play any of those new dungeons or areas, only the original base game that came on the gamecube. 

So, who else is getting this? 



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No physical no buy. Time to take a stand. And yeah, theres a Japanese physical copy, but there could be problems with the gimped online.




Im always looking forward to FF games, but this one was particularly bad back in the day so im on the fence right now. 

Im curious about it, but its one of those "Im gonna wait to see the reviews/gameplay videos" before I get any real interest going.

OTBWY said:
No physical no buy. 

A dark future awaits you my friend. 



I had been planning on starting pretty much the same thread. So...me, probably? Also, we should probably specify which region every one who is interested in playing lives in, unfortunately.



Jpcc86 said:

Im always looking forward to FF games, but this one was particularly bad back in the day so im on the fence right now. 

Im curious about it, but its one of those "Im gonna wait to see the reviews/gameplay videos" before I get any real interest going.

OTBWY said:
No physical no buy. 

A dark future awaits you my friend. 

230+ Switch games and still standing my friend.




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Not immediately. Moon: Rpg remix is also coming out tomorrow and I'm pretty excited for it.

Crystal Chronicles branch of Final Fantay has always been bland, but I do find the original to be the be one.



Xxain said:
Not immediately. Moon: Rpg remix is also coming out tomorrow and I'm pretty excited for it.

Crystal Chronicles branch of Final Fantay has always been bland, but I do find the original to be the be one.

I do agree it's pretty simple, but it's always been about the co-op. It's simpler, but it's 4-player co-op! That's fun!



I got it all, baby! 

PS4, Switch, WiiU, XBO, PC
Vita, 3DS, Android

Top 6 this generation: 
Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III, Red Dead Redemption II

When I heard that they omitted couch co-op I lost all interest. Otherwise I would have got it, but not anymore.



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OTBWY said:
Jpcc86 said:

230+ Switch games and still standing my friend.

Isn't that kind of compulsive? I mean, is there even 230 games released for the Switch?

And then there's Sturgeon's Law to take into account and I wonder what sort of game you're even buying...



 

 

 

 

 

haxxiy said:
OTBWY said:

230+ Switch games and still standing my friend.

Isn't that kind of compulsive? I mean, is there even 230 games released for the Switch?

And then there's Sturgeon's Law to take into account and I wonder what sort of game you're even buying...

I follow people on twitter with 500  physical switch games. Likely more than that. I'm pretty low on the pole with 80.

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