Final Fantasy medium question

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Hello. I am interested in getting a copy of FFX and the later releases
though what medium should I get it on, PS2 or PC? I am not a gamer due
to previous time contraints and have a strong interest in the games,
though I love the soundtracks. I could buy a PS2 if it is "really
necessary" for the experience.

Help me out, what are your opinions RPG players?
Would my pc P4-400, AGP 32Mb card be so-so?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.final-fantasy.rpg (More info?)

    LACKY wrote:

    > Hello. I am interested in getting a copy of FFX and the later releases
    > though what medium should I get it on, PS2 or PC? I am not a gamer due
    > to previous time contraints and have a strong interest in the games,
    > though I love the soundtracks. I could buy a PS2 if it is "really
    > necessary" for the experience.

    The only Final Fantasies on the PC are Final Fantasy 7 and Final Fantasy
    8. A P5/133 with 64 MB of RAM and a second (or maybe first) generation
    3D card will play them just dandy. Final Fantasy IX requires a
    Playstation and Final Fantasy X and X-2 require a Platstation 2. Final
    Fantasy XI can be played with either a PC or PS2.

    > Help me out, what are your opinions RPG players?
    > Would my pc P4-400, AGP 32Mb card be so-so?

    It'd be fine for FF7 or FF8, but not even close for FFXI (assuming you
    meant P2-400, not a P4 with a 400 MHz BUS).

    --
    - Cassandra J. Nichols
  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.final-fantasy.rpg (More info?)

    "Cassandra J. Nichols" <cassiejn@softhome.net> wrote in message news:<wzKKc.22971$Sh.6594@lakeread06>...
    > LACKY wrote:
    >
    > > Hello. I am interested in getting a copy of FFX and the later releases
    > > though what medium should I get it on, PS2 or PC? I am not a gamer due
    > > to previous time contraints and have a strong interest in the games,
    > > though I love the soundtracks. I could buy a PS2 if it is "really
    > > necessary" for the experience.
    >
    > The only Final Fantasies on the PC are Final Fantasy 7 and Final Fantasy
    > 8. A P5/133 with 64 MB of RAM and a second (or maybe first) generation
    > 3D card will play them just dandy. Final Fantasy IX requires a
    > Playstation and Final Fantasy X and X-2 require a Platstation 2. Final
    > Fantasy XI can be played with either a PC or PS2.
    >
    > > Help me out, what are your opinions RPG players?
    > > Would my pc P4-400, AGP 32Mb card be so-so?
    >
    > It'd be fine for FF7 or FF8, but not even close for FFXI (assuming you
    > meant P2-400, not a P4 with a 400 MHz BUS).


    Thanks for that simple clear up.

    I guess I will grab a PS2 (or wait for a PS3 i heard about, whenever
    that is out).

    Two final questions if I may?
    1) FFX - FFXI, I assume the discs are not bilingual (Japanese/English)
    right? Just English or Japanese huh? NTSC or PAL also I assume.

    2) Are FFX/X-2 still available anywhere to buy online?

    ta
  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.final-fantasy.rpg (More info?)

    "Cassandra J. Nichols" <cassiejn@softhome.net> wrote in message news:<wzKKc.22971$Sh.6594@lakeread06>...
    > LACKY wrote:
    >
    > > Hello. I am interested in getting a copy of FFX and the later releases
    > > though what medium should I get it on, PS2 or PC? I am not a gamer due
    > > to previous time contraints and have a strong interest in the games,
    > > though I love the soundtracks. I could buy a PS2 if it is "really
    > > necessary" for the experience.
    >
    > The only Final Fantasies on the PC are Final Fantasy 7 and Final Fantasy
    > 8. A P5/133 with 64 MB of RAM and a second (or maybe first) generation
    > 3D card will play them just dandy. Final Fantasy IX requires a
    > Playstation and Final Fantasy X and X-2 require a Platstation 2. Final
    > Fantasy XI can be played with either a PC or PS2.
    >
    > > Help me out, what are your opinions RPG players?
    > > Would my pc P4-400, AGP 32Mb card be so-so?
    >
    > It'd be fine for FF7 or FF8, but not even close for FFXI (assuming you
    > meant P2-400, not a P4 with a 400 MHz BUS).

    Is FF-11 any fun on the PS2, or is it enjoyable only online ? TIA.
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.final-fantasy.rpg (More info?)

    > >
    > > > Hello. I am interested in getting a copy of FFX and the later releases
    > > > though what medium should I get it on, PS2 or PC? I am not a gamer due
    > > > to previous time contraints and have a strong interest in the games,
    > > > though I love the soundtracks. I could buy a PS2 if it is "really
    > > > necessary" for the experience.
    > >
    > > The only Final Fantasies on the PC are Final Fantasy 7 and Final Fantasy
    > > 8. A P5/133 with 64 MB of RAM and a second (or maybe first) generation
    > > 3D card will play them just dandy. Final Fantasy IX requires a
    > > Playstation and Final Fantasy X and X-2 require a Platstation 2. Final
    > > Fantasy XI can be played with either a PC or PS2.
    > >
    > > > Help me out, what are your opinions RPG players?
    > > > Would my pc P4-400, AGP 32Mb card be so-so?
    > >
    > > It'd be fine for FF7 or FF8, but not even close for FFXI (assuming you
    > > meant P2-400, not a P4 with a 400 MHz BUS).
    >
    > Is FF-11 any fun on the PS2, or is it enjoyable only online ? TIA.

    It is only an online game, it cannot be played single player even on
    the PS2, thats why it comes bundled with the network adapter. it is an
    online game.
  5. Archived from groups: alt.games.final-fantasy.rpg (More info?)

    "LACKY" <lacky@iinet.net.au> wrote in message
    news:afb5fafa.0407180843.3486ca9a@posting.google.com...
    > Hello. I am interested in getting a copy of FFX and the later releases
    > though what medium should I get it on, PS2 or PC? I am not a gamer due
    > to previous time contraints and have a strong interest in the games,
    > though I love the soundtracks. I could buy a PS2 if it is "really
    > necessary" for the experience.
    >
    > Help me out, what are your opinions RPG players?
    > Would my pc P4-400, AGP 32Mb card be so-so?


    If you wanna play ANY of the earlier Final Fantasy series at any point (and
    give or take they are all in a way fantastic games), they can all be played
    on PC through emulation. The earliest Final Fantasy game (I through to VI I
    believe) are all SNES games. VII-IX are PS1 Games, and can also be
    emulated. the advantage of emulation, if the PC can handle it is that the
    game will be much prettier, and they can usually be accelerated to speed up
    hassly killing monsters :-)

    Try www.zophar.net for info on Emulation

    You'll need a PS2 for FFX and X-2, emulation on the PS2 doesn't seem to be
    anywhere near that stage yet. FFXI can be played on PC, but is a fairl high
    demand game.

    Well, since you like the music, and if you can appreciate it despite the
    lower 'quality' as such, all the FF soundtracks are by Nobuo Uematsu (with
    the exception of X-2). So, if you like the music you're actually better off
    with PC emulation, since FFX is the only game that is solely on PS2 with
    Nobuo's music :-)

    Try www.nobuouematsu.com for (guess what) Nobuo Uematsu stuff.

    I'd recommend, get a cheap PS1, I've seen them second hand in the £30 price
    area. Then find a cheap second hand PS1 FF game, I'd recommend VII to start
    with personally, it's arguably the best in the series. Give it a go, see
    what you think.
    Then you can try emulating your PS1 FF game on the PC! See how that goes, if
    it curls up in a ball and dies, stick with the PS1. I'd think your system
    would be ok with resonable quality graphics settings.

    Worse comes to worst, you've spent about £45 on a fantastic game and an ugly
    grey box.

    With cables.

    --
    SBM
  6. Archived from groups: alt.games.final-fantasy.rpg (More info?)

    LACKY wrote:

    > Two final questions if I may?
    > 1) FFX - FFXI, I assume the discs are not bilingual (Japanese/English)
    > right? Just English or Japanese huh? NTSC or PAL also I assume.

    Right. If you buy it in the US or Canada it will be in English. If you
    buy it in Japan it will be in Japanese. Either region's version will be
    NTSC. PAL is for European games.

    > 2) Are FFX/X-2 still available anywhere to buy online?

    Probably everywhere.

    --
    - Cassandra J. Nichols
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    "SmallBrownMonkey" <SBMUK@thisisnotmyhotmailaddress.com> wrote in message news:<DuXNc.549$Lz.401@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net>...
    > "LACKY" <lacky@iinet.net.au> wrote in message
    > news:afb5fafa.0407180843.3486ca9a@posting.google.com...
    > > Hello. I am interested in getting a copy of FFX and the later releases
    > > though what medium should I get it on, PS2 or PC? I am not a gamer due
    > > to previous time contraints and have a strong interest in the games,
    > > though I love the soundtracks. I could buy a PS2 if it is "really
    > > necessary" for the experience.
    > >
    > > Help me out, what are your opinions RPG players?
    > > Would my pc P4-400, AGP 32Mb card be so-so?
    >
    >
    > If you wanna play ANY of the earlier Final Fantasy series at any point (and
    > give or take they are all in a way fantastic games), they can all be played
    > on PC through emulation. The earliest Final Fantasy game (I through to VI I
    > believe) are all SNES games. VII-IX are PS1 Games, and can also be
    > emulated. the advantage of emulation, if the PC can handle it is that the
    > game will be much prettier, and they can usually be accelerated to speed up
    > hassly killing monsters :-)
    >
    > Try www.zophar.net for info on Emulation
    >
    > You'll need a PS2 for FFX and X-2, emulation on the PS2 doesn't seem to be
    > anywhere near that stage yet. FFXI can be played on PC, but is a fairl high
    > demand game.
    >
    > Well, since you like the music, and if you can appreciate it despite the
    > lower 'quality' as such, all the FF soundtracks are by Nobuo Uematsu (with
    > the exception of X-2). So, if you like the music you're actually better off
    > with PC emulation, since FFX is the only game that is solely on PS2 with
    > Nobuo's music :-)
    >
    > Try www.nobuouematsu.com for (guess what) Nobuo Uematsu stuff.
    >
    > I'd recommend, get a cheap PS1, I've seen them second hand in the £30 price
    > area. Then find a cheap second hand PS1 FF game, I'd recommend VII to start
    > with personally, it's arguably the best in the series. Give it a go, see
    > what you think.
    > Then you can try emulating your PS1 FF game on the PC! See how that goes, if
    > it curls up in a ball and dies, stick with the PS1. I'd think your system
    > would be ok with resonable quality graphics settings.
    >
    > Worse comes to worst, you've spent about £45 on a fantastic game and an ugly
    > grey box.
    >
    > With cables.


    The poster above is right about buying a ps1, but why buy a used one
    when you can get a new one at places like Circuit City for $50? You
    can also buy a new, 3 disc FF-7 there for $15. PS1 is still a great
    system that has a huge library.
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