Final Fantasy VIII Remaster - 9/3/2019

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    I don't think that's an unpopular opinion. 8's card game is well received and 9s is hated, from what I remember.
     
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    20 more minutes.........
     
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    Downloaded it. Will play tonight after work.
     
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    So here's a clip I recorded awhile back of my FF7 remaster acting all janky.



    The same thing happened with my FF9 remaster and now it's happening in my FF8 remaster. Apparently I'm the only one having this problem because everyone I've asked if they've experienced this has said no. So I'm hoping someone here has this issue and or at least can give me an idea on how to fix it.
     
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    I presume you are playing the PC version?
     
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    Ugh, i forgot the enemies continue to attack while it’s your turn to attack. ****ing hate that, let me sit there and figure something out and not get rushed the entire time.
     
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    PS4 version. I actually figured it out. They were all saved to my external HD, so I tried moving them over to my PS4s HD.

    Odd that of all the digital games saved to my external they were the only ones to give me grief.
     
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    Well, i have it and YIKES.. you are stuck in the 4:3 aspect ratio settings, you can control in game volume settings, but you can't adjust music volume what-so-ever (Streamers have been complaining about the music volume... it's ear rape), the open world looks horrendous. the 3 x speed is huge, especially when drawing for magic... which still to this day is painful... it's cheap it's worth the buy
     
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    $20 bucks is cheap for stuff modders could do in an hour? Gotta disagree.
     
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    which is amazing for PC players where there is MOD potential, but not on console
     
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    Don't know why you'd want to play in anything but 4:3. You'd be stretching it out just to play it in widescreen. There's plenty of videos where they've done this and it looks like garbage.
     

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    I forgot why I loved this game so much. You can play it so many different ways. The draw/junction system gets a bad rep but you don't really even need to use it. I've replayed this game a few times already so I know all the little tricks that most people probably don't, but learning different ways to play the game adds to the fun. Also, I get adding 3x speed but adding no encounters and restore hp too? So lame.
     
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    You can get pretty OP fairly early once you can use Balamb as a ship because of the draw system.
     
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    I'm doing no exp until I can get to cactuar island, then farm cactuars until GF skills are maxed and I get those sweet stat bonus abilities. Those 80+ stat points for each stat are huge.
     
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    One unfortunate and frustrating but unsurprising thing about these remasters is that the technology already exists and has been used by modders to ACTUALLY upscale everything properly, but the developers haven't caught onto it yet. Imagine the same game with this level of detail/fidelity. The backgrounds are clearly the weakest part of the remaster, and they could easily have fixed that if they wanted to (especially if the reports are true that they lost the source code and had to do a lot of work to put it back together anyways).

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    Sorry for bumping, but I'm having trouble with Squall's Renzokuken. Do you have any tip and tricks on this Limit Break?
     
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    No worries. What particularly are you having trouble with, the timing?
     
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    I can't time the button press correctly. When do I press the R1 button?
     
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    Do you get the indicator? You press it when the wave-y thing enters the grey rectangle.
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    If you don't get the indicator, turn it on in Squall's status menu.
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    Typically, you press it when you hear the sword-swipe sound effect, but that may not apply to the limit.
     
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    Thanks. I was really pressing the R1 like crazy. I did get the indicator, but I was just impatient.
     
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    Additionally, because of the frame rate changes in the the "remaster", the timing is a bit more difficult than it was in the original. As someone who has beaten the game no less than 10 times, even I had trouble at first getting the trigger to activate correctly in the remaster.
     

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