Author Topic: Final Fantasy 8 HD  (Read 12820 times)

Cazador

  • *
  • Posts: 261
    • View Profile
Final Fantasy 8 HD
« on: 2013-12-05 14:37:10 »
I really wish I knew what the status of the FF8HD release was. I want to play it again but I'm kind of holding out for a Steam release just to check it out. I hope it doesn't come with a Character Booster :P

DLPB_

  • Banned
  • *
  • Posts: 11008
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #1 on: 2013-12-05 15:02:00 »
The use of the letters HD is a marketing ploy when used in the way they are with the FF7 and 8 and X updates (and I know the literal definition of HD is the resolution but seriously that's not what we all mean when we talk about HD.  We mean the quality AT that resolution.  As in created to work at that resolution, not just upscaled).  It's not even high quality... it's just a basic upgrade and in X's case, updated textures.
« Last Edit: 2013-12-05 15:17:04 by DLPB »

LeonhartGR

  • *
  • Posts: 2538
  • ~Whatever...~ Enjoy life!
    • View Profile
    • LeonhartGR Productions
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #2 on: 2013-12-05 15:04:50 »
At least for X they cared enough to upgrade the textures as formerly DLPB reported. I'm not sure what's the financial level Square is at this point but if they are gathering money to remake ff7 it would be fare enough for me. If they are just trying to milk the cow out of fans future hopes then this is bad.
« Last Edit: 2013-12-05 15:07:47 by LeonhartGR »

NFITC1

  • *
  • Posts: 2950
  • I just don't know what went wrong.
    • View Profile
    • WM/PrC Blog
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #3 on: 2013-12-05 15:22:14 »
Except we all know that when FF7HD comes out, no one will care about Square any more. Most everyone agrees that FFXIII should be the final Final Fantasy (although some people said that about XII) and the series should end. Then square will make more shooters and sandbox games and no one will like them because they're not making RPGs like they used to.

LeonhartGR

  • *
  • Posts: 2538
  • ~Whatever...~ Enjoy life!
    • View Profile
    • LeonhartGR Productions
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #4 on: 2013-12-05 15:52:15 »
Looking forward to playing FFXV (former versus-XIII). I'll buy a ps4 when it is released. Square is doing a lot of work on coin ops as well for Japan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=HxQH8Leoii4#t=69

Cazador

  • *
  • Posts: 261
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #5 on: 2013-12-05 16:17:06 »
Very interesting....

http://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-viii-is-on-steam-starting-today-square-e-1477186490

It's apparently coming out today! hahah

Kaldarasha

  • *
  • Posts: 2446
  • Prince of Model Editing
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #6 on: 2013-12-05 16:22:59 »
It is out... and it doesn't look better... what a surprise...
« Last Edit: 2013-12-05 16:25:29 by Kaldarasha »

Cazador

  • *
  • Posts: 261
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #7 on: 2013-12-05 16:30:29 »
That's ok, I'm going to play it to 100% completion. I'm glad the Character Booster isn't as over powered as they one they did for FF7.

Kaldarasha

  • *
  • Posts: 2446
  • Prince of Model Editing
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #8 on: 2013-12-05 16:42:35 »
A Level boster wouldn't make much sense anyway ...

Kaldarasha

  • *
  • Posts: 2446
  • Prince of Model Editing
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #9 on: 2013-12-05 16:46:12 »
Quote
SGT music?
Seriously? This seems to use the old, crappy music. And even worse it's an odd format so it's not easy to replace. Why, Squeenix? Why must you ruin everything?

 :-D :-D :-D
They have done it again. And they was able to top it!
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
« Last Edit: 2013-12-05 17:14:07 by Kaldarasha »

sen

  • *
  • Posts: 1244
  • Good vibes
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #10 on: 2013-12-05 16:55:19 »
Might get it once it becomes moddable

Alkor

  • *
  • Posts: 81
  • O_o
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #11 on: 2013-12-05 17:17:44 »
e1sunz
Wanna believe  :-X

Covarr

  • Covarr-Let
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 3938
  • Just Covarr. No "n".
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #12 on: 2013-12-05 17:22:20 »
The use of the letters HD is a marketing ploy when used in the way they are with the FF7 and 8 and X updates (and I know the literal definition of HD is the resolution but seriously that's not what we all mean when we talk about HD.  We mean the quality AT that resolution.  As in created to work at that resolution, not just upscaled).  It's not even high quality... it's just a basic upgrade and in X's case, updated textures.
To be fair, they haven't called FF7 and 8 "HD". That's been other websites reporting on it like that.

As for FFXHD, they've upscaled the textures, yeah, but the music is also remastered (possibly rerecorded? I'm not sure).

Zen

  • *
  • Posts: 403
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #13 on: 2013-12-05 18:03:45 »
Finally I can replay FF8. If it has the PC music, that's even better considering I like it more than the PSX version.


DLPB_

  • Banned
  • *
  • Posts: 11008
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #14 on: 2013-12-05 18:23:08 »
Finally I can replay FF8. If it has the PC music, that's even better considering I like it more than the PSX version.

If using aali's driver you could also just use Roses and Wine which adds the official OST music in with ogg that I programmed into it.  This release wasn't needed. 

[Actually to anyone who is using the "new" ff8, you can still use roses and wine but you'll need to inject my dll with hextLoader, assuming the memory addresses are the same]

FF8 already has updated music.  I made it so!!!  :P
« Last Edit: 2013-12-05 18:26:03 by DLPB »

Alkor

  • *
  • Posts: 81
  • O_o
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #15 on: 2013-12-05 18:28:24 »
release it plox !

Zen

  • *
  • Posts: 403
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #16 on: 2013-12-05 18:44:22 »
If using aali's driver you could also just use Roses and Wine which adds the official OST music in with ogg that I programmed into it.  This release wasn't needed. 

[Actually to anyone who is using the "new" ff8, you can still use roses and wine but you'll need to inject my dll with hextLoader, assuming the memory addresses are the same]

FF8 already has updated music.  I made it so!!!  :P
Eh, I said I'm okay with the PC music. That's the one I grew up with, so it sounds better to me, even though the PSX music is higher quality.

Besides, Aali's driver isn't quite stable with FF8 yet.

Still, the FF7 music of the updated port sounded nothing like the original PC release (which I also grew up with), so that has me worried a bit. Are the music files unaltered from the original release? $11 is kind of a rubbish price for such an old game, so I need to make sure I'm getting exactly what I want.


« Last Edit: 2013-12-05 18:54:51 by TeridKane »

DLPB_

  • Banned
  • *
  • Posts: 11008
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #17 on: 2013-12-05 18:54:16 »
I was replying for everyone :)  Although I'm not sure how you tolerate midi or the pc sounds...    ;D

See Roses and Wine thread for latest question.
« Last Edit: 2013-12-05 18:55:50 by DLPB »

Zen

  • *
  • Posts: 403
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #18 on: 2013-12-05 18:58:38 »
I was replying for everyone :)  Although I'm not sure how you tolerate midi or the pc sounds...    ;D
Like I said, it's the one I grew up with. So I'm naturally biased towards it  :P


LeonhartGR

  • *
  • Posts: 2538
  • ~Whatever...~ Enjoy life!
    • View Profile
    • LeonhartGR Productions
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #19 on: 2013-12-05 20:54:39 »
Unacceptable! I'm deeply disappointed!!! How can I write a review on steam??? pffff

Ok... I just did
« Last Edit: 2013-12-05 21:17:11 by LeonhartGR »

DLPB_

  • Banned
  • *
  • Posts: 11008
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #20 on: 2013-12-05 21:00:13 »
come on though, who's really surprised?

sen

  • *
  • Posts: 1244
  • Good vibes
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #21 on: 2013-12-05 21:07:16 »
e1sunz
Wanna believe  :-X
I believe... in 5 years!

Zen

  • *
  • Posts: 403
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #22 on: 2013-12-05 21:09:33 »
Unacceptable! I'm deeply disappointed!!! How can I write a review on steam??? pffff
Which part? The music? I guess they could have put some effort into it using ogg files like FF7, but FF8 isn't as popular. From what I hear, it doesn't support analog either?

EDIT: Just saw your post on Steam. If it's about the graphics, I don't know why you expected updated textures when FFVII didn't get such a treatment.

EDIT2: I see they didn't even fix the world map using low res textures issue. Your complaints are justified indeed, this is unacceptable.

« Last Edit: 2013-12-05 21:17:49 by TeridKane »

DLPB_

  • Banned
  • *
  • Posts: 11008
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #23 on: 2013-12-05 21:18:00 »
And that they have likely lost the source code.

LeonhartGR

  • *
  • Posts: 2538
  • ~Whatever...~ Enjoy life!
    • View Profile
    • LeonhartGR Productions
Re: Final Fantasy 8 HD
« Reply #24 on: 2013-12-05 21:24:44 »
come on though, who's really surprised?

Surprised not but surely disappointed

Which part? The music?

Sorry mate! I added that as well.


Oh gosh! I cannot relive the same story all over again with the bad comments about this game and storyline by the new generation... I got a dejavu when I looked at steam comments about this game.

And if only we could import qhimm's high definition textures on those models.

This guy says  it well:
http://steamcommunity.com//id/ZergMark//recommended/39150/
« Last Edit: 2013-12-05 21:45:40 by LeonhartGR »