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Finished the game the other night. Solid 9.5/10 for me. Can't complain about much, if I did it would just be nitpicking. Best Final Fantasy game I've played since X.



think-man said:
Finished the game the other night. Solid 9.5/10 for me. Can't complain about much, if I did it would just be nitpicking. Best Final Fantasy game I've played since X.

9.5? Naaaah. Definitely a 8.5 - 8.8ish



TruckOSaurus said:
@Xxain & @deskpro2k3 : I don't think JWeinCom meant anything negative by using the word "stretch" here.

Stretch is never a positive when talking the contents of game.

@JWeinCom - Im curious. sE has added a lot of new content to expand on the Walmarket scenario, but you call it Stretching. So SE wants to expand on Walmarket - How do you suggest they do it without it being streched? I thought I gave you two perfect examples  of streching, and 7 Remake does nothing like that. 

Again, what is up with the mystery drink before first arena fight?



Xxain said:
think-man said:
Finished the game the other night. Solid 9.5/10 for me. Can't complain about much, if I did it would just be nitpicking. Best Final Fantasy game I've played since X.

9.5? Naaaah. Definitely a 8.5 - 8.8ish

I said "for me" your score might be different but based on my enjoyment I'd give it a 9.5/10. In comparison with other more recent Final Fantasy games id give XV a 8/10, XIII a 7.5/10, XII a 9/10.



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A perfect example of stretching in 7 Remake is the segment before Airbuster(powering it down). That shit went on forever and was literally a repeat of the same routine like 4 5 times.



Xxain said:
TruckOSaurus said:
@Xxain & @deskpro2k3 : I don't think JWeinCom meant anything negative by using the word "stretch" here.

Stretch is never a positive when talking the contents of game.

@JWeinCom - Im curious. sE has added a lot of new content to expand on the Walmarket scenario, but you call it Stretching. So SE wants to expand on Walmarket - How do you suggest they do it without it being streched? I thought I gave you two perfect examples  of streching, and 7 Remake does nothing like that. 

Again, what is up with the mystery drink before first arena fight?

I really think you're getting up in arms about a disagreement about the connotation you personally give to the word. If you re-read his reply to my comment it's a positive comment like "Yes I agree the additions made the Wall Market are great".



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Xxain said:
TruckOSaurus said:
@Xxain & @deskpro2k3 : I don't think JWeinCom meant anything negative by using the word "stretch" here.

Stretch is never a positive when talking the contents of game.

@JWeinCom - Im curious. sE has added a lot of new content to expand on the Walmarket scenario, but you call it Stretching. So SE wants to expand on Walmarket - How do you suggest they do it without it being streched? I thought I gave you two perfect examples  of streching, and 7 Remake does nothing like that. 

Again, what is up with the mystery drink before first arena fight?

Stretch means to make longer.  They made it longer. If you insist that stretch is always negative in the context of gaming, show me some sort of evidence that this is the commonly understood usage.

And I said they did it the right way, so obviously I approve of the way they did so.  Basically I said they did this well, and then you're saying, "well if you didn't like it how would you do it?" O_o...



John2290 said:
EnricoPallazzo said:

I always wanted to try. A few years ago I played for a few hours on PS4 and for me, it was kind of hard to play with a controller, it seemed the UI was poorly designed to consoles. Also the font size was soooooo small. Anyway, well, I loved the music (amazing!) and the medieval/steampunk setting, it seemed very final fantasy 6 for me, my favorite. It was really beautiful. And then I read they made an expansion based on Ivalice, wow, I gotta have that.

One problem: I dont like MMO's, have no interest in playing them, the grind, dealing with other people in chat/party, having to find companions when there is no matchmaking, having to play with experienced people how hates you because you dont know how to play etc. I only play Destiny, which is not an mmo to tell you the truth and it is already too much for me, despite having 1000 hours in it.

How it is to play alone? I just want to experience the setting, story, music. No interest in doing a dungeon or raid more than once or twice tops. No interest in endgame and having special loot which will allow me to tackle the same raid on a higher level which will give more more loot, etc. No interest in sidequests which adds nothing to the story and gives me only loot.

So, is it possible? You have any idea how long it would take to play all story to get where the game is now?

Well for one, ya gotta buy a keyboard for chatting, I know ya wanna play alone and you can but you will have a better time if you at least give people the time of days and echanges tips, ask for help etc. The game will flow more smootly and, ya never know, ya might end up chatting to a random stranger for an hour.

Two, yeah gotta play and adjust the UI on the fly over the course of your playtime, I'm still fine tuning things after 2,5000 hours. It's the most customizable UI in any game and that comes at a big cost the girst few hours but if you can stick with it, it'll pay off. Have a look at this random raider I'm going to pull from Youtube, nothing like the UI you get in the first few hours, I'm sure...

Seems about right, not the most polished and I'm going to give him bad marks for not being able to tighten the play space and his optimization of the layout but I'm know one thing for a fact, this UI didn't come to him until he has at the very least 100 hours or so in and it didn't need to. You build what you need ober time and people will help you when you ask. It's the friendliest game you'll ever play, maybe too friendly. You can scale the UI up or down and it'll all depend on your TV. My UI since I went 4k has changed drastically but I had no issues at 1080p and couch play. 

As for playing alone, it's easy. I played through the entirety of A realm reborn on a secondary server by my lonesome after I paid skipped it the first time around to get straight to heavensward and ended up confused, I talked to people in dungeons and that was about it for a few weeks of on and off play. It'll likely take you four to six weeks to get through that going at a moderate pace depending on how much you chat to people to get help, maybe eight weeks if you're free time gets tied up (Pandemic doesn't look to be lifting anytime soon) and about 4 weeks for every expansion after at a moderate pace. The last expansion that was out, actually only took me three weeks but I went hard as fuck at it, that said I spent a good chunk of time engaged in other activities in game so it's hard to say. These estimates couldbe wildly off cause I could see myself now, knowing what I do, B lining the story of those games in less and I could also see myself, in a space with less free time and it taking much, much longer. Really depends on you. 

There are hundreds of hours of side content, that I know you don't wanna play but you will get sucked in along the way. I wanted to play this game entirely by myself when I started but ended up just meeting people randomly and enjoying replaying dungeons over and over again to help other people out their first time after people helped me out.

By yourself, playing it as you would any other game and just B lining the story, I can't say exactly what the least ammount of hours would be because I didn't paly the game like that. All I can say is you'll go into this, play it solitary and realise along the way the fun and intrigue quadruples when you engage with people and those hours just melt away. It's also got the best Final Fantasy story of the all the games, with the best cast and definetly the best worlds. It's just a bit of a shame that we can't go back to 1.0 andget to know the characters from the start, you kind of get shoved in there along with the 2.0 reboot but they melded that into the lore of the world nicely. 

The game also depends heavily on what class you choose first and what starting area that class is tied to. It can mean the difference bettween, basically three very different, first couple of dozen hours. So I'd say research on youtube, there is starter guide video after starter guide video on their for a reason. Find what works for your style and hope for the best, if it doesn't work out you can restart to change your location or push through until you reach level 30 to change your class if you happen to like your home region. 

Good luck and don't give up. Some of the best gaming many don't even know about beyond the first 30 levels of FF14 and by far the best final fantasy. 

Hey thanks for the explanation. Im really thinking about trying it. IS there any incentive from square to bring more players? A while ago there was a thing like 30 hours free. Then I read somewhere that you could play free until level 50 or something like that.



Vodacixi said:
JWeinCom said:

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english-thesaurus/stretch

They are not mutually exclusive.  They are in fact synonyms as you can see in this thesaurus.  I could have used the word expand.  Expand might have been a better word choice.  Regardless, I used stretch, to make longer, which is also an entirely appropriate word to use.

Unless they didn't actually make the segment longer (it sure felt a lot longer) then my word choice was fine.  If there was any confusion about how I was using the word, I already rectified that by posting the definition that I was using.

Don't sweat it, your word was perfectly fine. They are just being nitpicky and middly aggressive because you said something "bad" about a game they love.

Guess I didn't complement it hard enough.