I'm 100% sure this remastered version on Steam is the same with Square Enix store. There you go : * 3D textures stay the same, but the res is much better (similar with when you run it on ePSXe). * They add Z-buffer, so no more shaky polygon like PSX version. * Prerendered background didn't get any upres/upscale, it will look pixelated if you play on high res. * Support 16:9, but the image will be streched. I suggest you leave it 4:3. * Works on modern machine without any issue unlike the previous release by EIDOS in 1998. * Sound & music is a letdown, it is not the same as PSX version. But there is a mod somewhere that let you use the original PSX version of music & sound. * New feature that let you boost your character stat, I suggest you to stay away from it because it will ruin the challenges. * Cloud saving & achievements. CMIIW
That was long overdue. It took them forever to finally add it... now if only they'd hurry up with FF9, and I'm good to start getting rid of my PS2 and FF games by looking for those people that will pay $100+ for them disks.
I'm glad they finally brought it out for something other than 98/xp... I remember playing this on my computer when i first moved down to Phoenix.. 11 years ago..
I tried pulling out my CDs and installing it on my Vista computer.. no luck.. audio/video drivers just would not mesh..
Now i'm excited to play it.. Hopefully it does not crap out like Myst did on me..
This is a game that the boys will be playing on my computer -- Aelingil: I need to waste my time, my clients time and another techs time, just to fix a problem with you server & filters? Tech Joseph: Yes, you are correct.
I still remember finishing this one back when it was released on the PS 1 how many years ago?
Too little too late really. There are much better games that can be had for $12 these days. There are games for $5 or donation that are far better. -- "I like to refer to myself as an Adult Film Efficienato." - Stuart Bondek
Glad to see this is on here. Then again the whole reason to support this is almost entirely because literally every entry after it has been horrible.
In a way, this game changed everything from the Final Fantasy series, much like how RE 4 changed everything.
Prior to this entry, Final Fantasy was very traditional and very much ingrained with their mechanics. And even VII managed to integrate its game mechanics into elements that were addressed in their story. It was the first time the franchise went in 3D (not counting the DS remake of FF III), and at least it managed to in its story help with enough exposition for how the Materia system worked and why it's around.
The original PC release was definitely... weird. Frustratingly because I guess it was still during the time when PC studios were intent on coding 'to the metal', the game required some kind of technique that had been deprecated out of nearly every API almost immediately after its release... so while you may have a pretty powerful box with the right OS, chances are your GPU of choice didn't have this function. Even with this one old PC I had received for free from university that lucked out to have an ATI Rage chip that had this functionality, had all sorts of driver issues. I'm glad to see this game finally get the release it deserves on PC, in a way that would allow it to play on current-gen machines, or basically anything beyond the Windows 9x era.
Then after that we got... •8, which made less and less sense the further you got into the story, had the obnoxious Junction/Draw system that actively discouraged you from ever using any of your stored magic, and was only replaced with a card game that simply multiplied the busy work and left many of the side quests to chance. •I can't speak for 9, since I never had a chance to play it, but after how disappointed I was with 8 I think that's one reason I passed it over. •Final Fantasy X was god-awful, with a completely unlikeable 'main' character who wasn't even really the main character at all, a summoner girl who looked permanently stoned, and some of the most decidedly stupid decisions and dialogue (in)humanly possible. •The fact that an MMO game gets to be a numbered entry in the series should be a crime in and of itself (looking at you, XI and XIV). •Considering the actual reviews from actual players, it's a shock that FF XIII ever had the kind of positive press it did at launch without square basically throwing trucks full of money to places like IGN and Gamespot.
The Parallels between the subjective and objective qualities of the Resident Evil and Final Fantasy franchises past the release of particularly game-changing entries certainly seems too similar to be coincidence. -- Because, f*ck Sony
Just find the folder with the same music files and replace them. You can really tell the difference when you win a battle. I also bough Baldur's Gate Enhanced for $5 yesterday. Great deal. -- Play DSLr Mafia: »Pub Games
It does work, the only thing about it is the sound, and there is a fix for that, but other than that it is the same thing with little better textures. -- When on dangerous ground maneuver, when on deadly ground fight.
This is really the only FF I played to the end when it was released originally for PC.
For 12 Dollars I will have to pick this up, as long as it work.
In my opinion, it's a must have. Use the sound fix that I've posted above though. For me, it's the best game ever made. I love the story and the characters. I've yet to be engrossed in a game to the level I was with FFVII. -- Play DSLr Mafia: »Pub Games
Go in with a ribbon, paired HP Absorb with Knights of the Round, Mime, W Summon, and 2 party members dead to make it bury it's claws. Cast knights of the round, Mime, Mime, Mime, Mime, Mime, till it's dead. -- Play DSLr Mafia: »Pub Games
I'd have a tough time believing a HD4000 couldn't play it. I could play World of Warcraft with mine so I would think it would run FF7 with no problems. -- Up on your wall hangs your degree, Your parents craved so much for you