Author Topic: Hey guys, I was wondering what the “definitive” version of Final Fantasy 7,8,9,  (Read 583 times)

DavidFernas

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I’m pretty much stuck getting 6 on PS1 since I don’t own a SNES, so I’m really wondering if the PS4 ports of 7,8, and 9 are improvements of their PS1 counterparts, and also if the PS4 version of 10 is worth getting over the PS3 version. I’m wanting to playthrough the golden age FF games before the FFVII remake comes out, and I’d like to hear your insight. What are the best versions of these games to play and why? Thanks in advance!


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The GBA version of FF6 is pretty awesome. The sound is meh compared to the SNES and PS1 versions but there are some sound "Restoration" mods if you plan on emulating.

The PS4 version of 10 is identical to the PS3 version with slightly improved textures. It looks better but as far as content, it's exactly the same thing.

7 on the PS4 is flawless. If you plan on modding, the steam version might interest you but if you can't be bothered, you'll enjoy the little quality of life improvements that the PS4 version has over the PS1. (3x turbo, no encounters, no load times).

8 and 9, while a great alternative to their PS1 counterparts, are not as amazing to look at on the PS4. The models and interface received a nice "HD look" but the game backgrounds did not. It's not terrible but it's not great either. Also, note that the PS4 version of Final Fantasy 9 does NOT have the same multiplayer options that the PS1 did. They do however have the turbo, no encounters, no load times benefits.

So, if I were to name the “definitive” versions, in my opinion, for the games you mentioned, they would be:

FF6: GBA
FF7: PS4
FF8: PsOne
FF9: PSOne
FF10: PS4
« Last Edit: 2019-11-09 19:17:15 by -Ric- »

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I need to correct this FF7 is best on PS3 or PSX. The other version have the PC version as base. The thing is that the game might look cleaner in these versions but few things like FPS or the rendering of special effects are not correctly displayed or broken. That might be nitpicking but the PSX version is how the game was intended to be like.
R06 will hopefully address the FPS issue, but for the graphic effects there isn't a solution in sight. Maybe it's because it's less documented or that it isn't that obvious to see if you don't know how it should look like (though the strange looking shadow in battle is obvious).

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idk, I prefer the PC versions of 7, 8,& 9 because of the modding ability of them.

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I need to correct this FF7 is best on PS3 or PSX. The other version have the PC version as base. The thing is that the game might look cleaner in these versions but few things like FPS or the rendering of special effects are not correctly displayed or broken. That might be nitpicking but the PSX version is how the game was intended to be like.
R06 will hopefully address the FPS issue, but for the graphic effects there isn't a solution in sight. Maybe it's because it's less documented or that it isn't that obvious to see if you don't know how it should look like (though the strange looking shadow in battle is obvious).

To be fair, the PSOne version does have some bugs as well, including the M.Def stat bug which I believe is fixed in both the Steam and PS4 versions (as well as Switch and Xbox and so on). I would go with the PS4 version based on the fact it's pretty plug and play. Of course the same thing can be said for the PSN version on PS3, if you already have a ps3 set up, go for it. You can also play it on the PSP/Vita which in my opinion is way better than on the ps3 due to the portability factor. On a TV though... PS4 all day.

Either way, the game is amazing, you can't go wrong with any of the versions.