Final Fantasy 3 (Wii)

Posted: January 16, 2018 in Video Games Alexander

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Last night me and my girlfriend (Megan) Finished Final Fantasy 3 OTHER wise known as FFVI. I first played this game at it’s release with my Cousin Chris back in 1994. The game is without question top 5 best Final Fantasy games I have played in my life.

Megan and I took our time with this campaign. I wanted to show her why I liked this series and honestly it was super charming to play again and honestly the game I feel has lost nothing with time. It’s classic and well built and for the money spent on it TIMELESS.

The characters as charming as I remember the story as dramatic yet funny as ever. It was great to jump back into it. My method of play this time was to do lots of exploring and built our characters up based on abilities we managed to find and look up thanks to Google. Had this been back in the day I would have used the strategy guide to find this stuff.

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The thing we did learn from this all was that it does lend into the game we are about to start. Final Fantasy 12 The ZODIAC Age… so it should be fun to play in that universe again..

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So before I Just jump into this I want to give some links to some past stuff I have written about this series.

TWO PARTS ABOUT MY LOVE FOR RESIDENT EVIL < Click for part one!

PART TWO! <Click for part two!

So YES..ON WITH THIS!

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So clearly I have a love for this series. HOWEVER I have no love for buying games that I already own with little to no difference between the original on sale item. Which means I really didn’t see the point in buying this version of the game short because I already owned it on the “Gamecube” with most of the rest of the series “0 – 4”.

So why did I buy it? Well truth be told it kept coming up in conversation. The conversations would go pretty close to this…

Someone: So hey did you play the resident evil HD remake?

ME:I played the game on Gamecube and don’t see the point in buying it again now.

Someone: Well you know they are releasing 0 next year in HD also.

ME: yea…I have seen the previous…

Someone: I heard if the sales of both those games do well they will work on a HD Remake of 2!

ME:…DAMN IT…

So over all this conversation was repeated enough times that I figured WHY THE HELL NOT. I know it’s a great game and really I keep hearing it’s a good HD version port of the game so …why …not?

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Well alright.. I Downloaded the game from the psn which to my surprise it cost me less then 20$. Which helped it’s sale on me also because for that price I can understand spending the money for updated graphics and perhaps a revival of a experience I already knew I was getting myself into.  Now keep in mind my love for this particular game was pretty high. It was my first Gamecube game I owned and I played every mood it had to offer in the original GC version. This time I would come to understand that the settings of the game would come as a surprise. This version would have 3 settings as opposed to the original 2 settings of difficulty. Naturally I played the 3rd most difficult setting.

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Me being a natural to this series my first play through it I picked Jill between the two characters “Jill and Chris”.  I came to find that the videos in the game I can assume nothing could be done to fix them so they still remain the same as the previous GC version. However the moment you enter the mansion EVERYTHING is Crystal clear and this is really what you are paying for. Better sound quality, and a better visual experience. Now I say better with a lose tongue because one of the things I enjoyed about the Original was the mystery that came with the game.

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While it maintains the same story and everything that comes with the original experience something that I think was over looked was the fact that what you interact with  “items, ammo and so on” was supposed to be something you went looking for. Cause it’s remake nature and clarity built into the backgrounds most of the stuff that you are looking for is BRIGHT and CLEAR TO FIND. It takes away the question of what am I supposed to be looking for because everything you are looking for IS BRIGHT AND STICKS OUT ON SCREEN..

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If the room was meant to hide a item you can see it clearly because chances are it’s brightly light and clearer then the background hiding it. Not really a big deal but if this was my first time playing the game I would lose that experience of …what am I supposed to be searching for? OH well the BRIGHTLY LIGHT AMMO BOX ON THE FLOOR COULD HELP! That sort of disappointed me but was really the only thing that brought the experience a bit down.

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Short of that I found myself constantly say ..HEY I NEVER NOTICED THAT! This I think was the result of the HD experience. From paintings on the wall to the writing on some of the items it was all a real treat to see how high the details have become. It was clear from start to finish that Capcom put a great deal of love into making it a experience that old fans “like myself” would enjoy and want to relive.

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So am I a fan of this version of the game? YES.. Do I think it was worth the 20$  price? For what I managed to get from it YES! Honestly coming from a fan of the series and someone who really enjoyed this particular game I can’t see any reason why anyone who loved the one for Gamecube wouldn’t want to relive this game and enjoy another run past it.

It does come with some extra treats in terms of content also so …why not help and support! WITH THE HELP AND SUPPORT MAYBE CAPCOM WILL FINALLY MAKE A RESIDENT EVIL 2 REMAKE HD!!

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One of the first things I did when I purchased my PS4 was download the PT Demo. I knew before hand because it was written every place! “Spoiler” it had something to do with Silent Hill. However I was curious and honestly the experience was worth it. The ending result is kinda sad but regardless of all that.. we will jump into it and I WILL explain what I can about it. so..here…we….go!

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To begin with the demo starts the way I WISH every game would start. It explains the controls, highlights the options for lighting, language, and so on. The moment you are done with that you jump right into it. Now in terms of first person games this game is without question one of the most beautiful games I have seen in terms of design.  Every texture is as clear as could be, every sound is crystal and creepy! Also jumping into without any previous knowledge it sets you into a world that has no answers but plenty of questions.

Why am I here? Why is it so dark? What is going to happen? Can I die? WHAT THE F@## WAS THAT!!!?

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Writing it down it sounds so uninteresting..but the game repeats the same hallway. However each time you enter that hallway something different happens. From something as simple as strange sounds to something really strange like people standing in the hall. It varies each time.

Now with all this in mind it is with a sad heart I say that unless you downloaded it before the 29th of last month. You CAN’T PLAY IT NO MORE. It’s actually very sad.. but the creators are still talking so something might come of it…who knows…

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The Finally part to my review of Mortal Kombat X took a bit longer because of the nature of the beast! Anything ONLINE normally takes me a bit longer to write about because so much really goes into it. Plus I wanted to add the little details about the game I didn’t get to earlier. So let’s just start!

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Booting up the game you are sent to make the decision on which FACTION you choose. Your Faction is based on the concept that your joining a group ONLINE to build up points and Earn currency and bragging RIGHTS. The game has 5 Factions to choose from Lin Kuei, Black Dragon, White Lotus, Special Forces, and Brotherhood of Shadow.MKXFACTIONS

So over all 2 Good, 2 bad, and 1 sort of neutral? The grouping really doesn’t change much to the actual game short of the Online points you can POSSIBLY build up. The thing to be noted is that everything you do in the game goes towards that ONLINE group. So for example if you join the “White Lotus (like me)” Every Fatality, Brutality, Online Faction Kill, win, lose and even the single player mode you do builds towards advancing that group. At the end of the week the decision is made as to which SINGLE group wins and based on that you build up points to advance.

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Now during the course of the week each group will be given a chance to fight back at A INVASION. Each Invasion is a chance for the groups to pool to do three things. Fight a INVASION BOSS, INVASION TOWER, and a INVASION ASSASSIN. The boss works in that it’s a group effort. YOU CAN NO NOT KILL THE BOSS ON YOUR OWN. It’s life bar is based on the pooling of groups effort. Invasion tower pretty much is exactly what it sounds like. You fight the invasions enemies in a tower constructed to that INVASION. The Invasion Assassin can pop up at any time during a single player match on any of the towers. It’s sort of tricky to get it..but completely all three can be done in a 24 hour period.

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Now let me take a step back and explain that before each battle “no matter the mode” you will choose a character from 1 of 23 characters “Not Counting DLC”.

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Each Character after choosing him/her has 3 variations to that 1. Each Variation has it’s own fighting style to it. Basic moves, Special Moves, and combos are all changed based on how you choose it. This also makes picking a character online sort of open to different concepts unlike previous games. If you knew you could fight well against one character that character now has the open option to change based on the 3 variations.

Honestly it’s built well into the social aspect of the game. It keeps each week open to something and adds to re playability. It’s fun and has a ton of content that even after 3 weeks I have yet to find all of. Not to count that the game is currently adding new stuff each week. It’s worth every penny spent and is fun!

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So this is going to be a bit of a strange story. I purchased my Playstation 4 as any normal person would and I knew buying it that it only came with one controller. So eventually I know if I want to play any two player games I need to buy a new PS4 controller. For whatever the reason the ps3 controllers aren’t compatible with the PS4 “I think this has to do with the fact that ps4 controllers have different button schemes “Share button, Option Button, Touch Pad”. I found that part fair enough..

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However recently with the purchase of Mortal Kombat X I also understood that they made “the game” compatible with old Arcade sticks. Which means if you have a PS3 Arcade stick like the one I have you can use it to play MKX. It won’t have the same functions as the ps4 controller but it runs the game the same as you would play it as a arcade game. Giving it that amazing arcade feel!

Now here in is the problem I didn’t know till yesterday! You can have the Arcade controller “TEKKEN 6 Wireless Legacy fight stick in my case” connected to the ps4 and IT WILL WORK. However you can NOT use it as a second controller to play the game. WHY?

Because the game and the system NO LONGER HAS A CONTROLLER ASSIGNMENT Setting. On the PS3 you could assign the controllers to whatever player you wanted. For example if I connected a controller to my PS3 Was able to assign it “going into settings” to be player 2 or 3 or 4… whatever the number maybe. However with the PS4 it doesn’t work that way.. You have no way of assigning players for each controller. So if you connected a Arcade stick to the game it reads both THE ARCADE STICK AND THE PS4 CONTROLLER as PLAYER 1! Pretty dumb if you ask me!

Now I am hoping this will be addressed in the future by either SONY or Neatherrealm STUDIOS… which ever can figure out how to assign controllers would be great! Yet for now..it looks like I need to get a second ps4 controller …blah

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The Fight goes on!So my last post I explained only a few details about the game this post will be WAYYY more detailed. Yet again.. NO SPOILERS!

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After finishing the story mode the next mode to move to is the Tower mode. Now traditionally the game gives you one option for this. During Mortal Kombat 3 and 4 this would be the spot to set the difficulty. This time around they used it to set up the other modes for the game such as Test Your Might, Test Your luck, and so on. I wanted to get the endings for each character ” only maybe a quarter of the way done”. Naturally you get to choose a difficulty and a character before fighting 10 characters up the traditional tower.

According to reports from the game company more towers will be added. I am assuming this will be to add more replay ability.

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Now the game also uses a currency system that allows you to build up coins to spend in an area of the game known as “The Krypt”. They started this reward system back in Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance and have continued to make it better and better since that point. The rewards you can gain from it vary from character outfits, fan art, concept sketches and so on… Tons of content can be found in this part of the game.

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The really cool thing about it this time around is that you can find items that will give you access to other areas to find more stuff. You should be warned! Surprises happen down in the Krypt that while I will not spoil but yes… BE WARNED. Over all it’s a fun concept that uses the first person point of view to travel around. Fun and time consuming! Over all a good bonus!

In the next part I will explain the online of the game.. and Factions.. which I didn’t talk about in part one..but really that is the first thing you do when you start the game.. choose a faction! So yea… NEXT PART!!

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Thanks to my UPS guy I managed to get hold of the one game I have been waiting several years to play MORTAL KOMBAT X!! This is the first part of what I hope to be a 3 Part review…so..here… We….go!

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First off I want to make note of a couple of things on installing the game. When you install the game it will take about 8 minutes to do the start up install. However!! Once the game starts up you will only have access to the practice mode and the tutorial. The rest of the options will remain RED UNTIL you finish the install which IT DOES NOT give you notice for! So be patience with that. I didn’t know this detail and no place on the internet explains it. So I am saying it here! After about give or take 40 – 50 minutes all the options will open up!

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As everyone knows who reads this blog I am NOT about spoilers! I will say that I finished the story mode in about 7 hours. Some people have noted it’s in total about 4 hours but I did it in 7. Yes I failed some matches but regardless it was a fun filled ride that was more then pleasing to me and soooooo worth the wait! Very much like watching a movie. I should also note that this time around the story mode included some quick time events. So be ready to always push buttons even when not fighting.

Short of that I also managed to finish 1 the classic Tower with Farra torr. Finishing the classic tower is just one of the ways Single player mode works. You fight 10 characters and receive a single ending from it by completing it. I have yet to touch much else from the game short of exploring a little of the krypt which is massive and has tones of rewards… I will explain more about that in the next post.😂