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themcnoisy

With the upcoming release of type 0 - hd, and the pack in of the ff15 demo, its probably a chance for us to share some hints and tips on the two games, ive also noticed members playing through older final fantasy games such as 9 and 10 so post away.

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kyleforrester87

I played FF7 and 9 last year on my Vita. Both of them are still just...wow to me.

I haven't tried this, but I did read it the other week. Pretty neat, and I wonder if there is anything else not discovered, or at least not well known...? (Doubtful!)

http://kotaku.com/13-years-later-a-new-final-fantasy-ix-quest...

This is a side quest on disc 4 that was unknown to most FFIX players until yesterday when a topic popped up on the FFIX message board at GameFAQs. It was discovered by The_Kusabi_ (through the Ultimania guide) and confirmed by MysterPixel. Naturally, I had to check it out and I decided to record a video.

If you go to the Tantalus hideout at the beginning of disc 4, you will find Zenero and Benero wondering where Marcus and Cinna are. You've likely seen this before, but this is actually the beginning of a side quest. Now, head to Memoria and proceed until you watch a cut-scene or fight a boss. Then head back to the hideout to find Genero wondering where Benero and Zenero are. Then repear this process seven more times and every time you go back to the hideout, you will find a new member of the family. The last five are girls and the final one seems to be a child, as she is really small. Once you talk to her, Zidane will comment on the huge family and you will now find a new chest containing a Protect Ring inside the hideout. The next time you come back, the quest will simply start over, but there's not enough events to complete it twice. These are the events that move the quest forwards:

1. The beginning of Disc 4.
2. The battle with Nova Dragon.
3. The battle with Maliris.
4. The flashback of Alexander.
5. The scene where Zidane talks to himself.
6. The flashback of Dagger on the boat.
7. The scene with the giant eye in the sky.
8. The battle with Tiamat.
9. The scene with the two planets colliding.
10. The scene where Quina thinks he/she is drowning.
11. The scene where Garland talks about memories.
12. The battle with Kraken.
13. The scene about Gaia's birth.
14. The battle with Lich.
15. The scene where Garland talks about the beginning and the Crystal.
16. The scene where the party enters the Crystal World.
17. The battle with Deathguise.

It's no surprise people have missed out on this, considering how obscure it is. It also makes an Excalibur II Perfect Game more complicated. New things are discovered in old games all the time, but it's usually glitches or obscure tricks. This time, we got a whole new side quest, a treasure chest and seven characters! Needless to say, my mind is blown.

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SteveButler2210

kyleforrester87 wrote:

I played FF7 and 9 last year on my Vita. Both of them are still just...wow to me.

I haven't tried this, but I did read it the other week. Pretty neat, and I wonder if there is anything else not discovered, or at least not well known...? (Doubtful!)

http://kotaku.com/13-years-later-a-new-final-fantasy-ix-quest...

This is a side quest on disc 4 that was unknown to most FFIX players until yesterday when a topic popped up on the FFIX message board at GameFAQs. It was discovered by The_Kusabi_ (through the Ultimania guide) and confirmed by MysterPixel. Naturally, I had to check it out and I decided to record a video.

If you go to the Tantalus hideout at the beginning of disc 4, you will find Zenero and Benero wondering where Marcus and Cinna are. You've likely seen this before, but this is actually the beginning of a side quest. Now, head to Memoria and proceed until you watch a cut-scene or fight a boss. Then head back to the hideout to find Genero wondering where Benero and Zenero are. Then repear this process seven more times and every time you go back to the hideout, you will find a new member of the family. The last five are girls and the final one seems to be a child, as she is really small. Once you talk to her, Zidane will comment on the huge family and you will now find a new chest containing a Protect Ring inside the hideout. The next time you come back, the quest will simply start over, but there's not enough events to complete it twice. These are the events that move the quest forwards:

1. The beginning of Disc 4.
2. The battle with Nova Dragon.
3. The battle with Maliris.
4. The flashback of Alexander.
5. The scene where Zidane talks to himself.
6. The flashback of Dagger on the boat.
7. The scene with the giant eye in the sky.
8. The battle with Tiamat.
9. The scene with the two planets colliding.
10. The scene where Quina thinks he/she is drowning.
11. The scene where Garland talks about memories.
12. The battle with Kraken.
13. The scene about Gaia's birth.
14. The battle with Lich.
15. The scene where Garland talks about the beginning and the Crystal.
16. The scene where the party enters the Crystal World.
17. The battle with Deathguise.

It's no surprise people have missed out on this, considering how obscure it is. It also makes an Excalibur II Perfect Game more complicated. New things are discovered in old games all the time, but it's usually glitches or obscure tricks. This time, we got a whole new side quest, a treasure chest and seven characters! Needless to say, my mind is blown.

Wow, I had genuinely no idea about this! Oh well, at least it seems I'm not the only one who totally missed it! Still never managed to get Excalibur II, been meaning to have another crack at it, although I'm guessing it'll be a lot harder on vita without the ability to trick the game into skipping cutscenes with the disc tray trick!

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kyleforrester87

I know...how convoluted are those steps though!?

I never bothered trying to get Excalibur 2, it's an interesting prospect but it's such a great game it'd be a crime to rush through it in my opinion.

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SteveButler2210

True, I hadn't even heard about Excalibur 2 on my first playthrough, which I'm happy about as it meant I wasn't worried about trying to speed through things. I did, however, manage to do most of the chocobo treasure hunting thing on my own, which I was rather pleased with haha! Never beat Ozma though, which is annoying as I've completed most of the optional bosses across the rest of the series. Ozma and Yiazmat are the two big ones I can think of pre-PS3 that have eluded me. Yiazmat wasn't even too hard, he just took so long and I do not have the time for that!

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Bender

Loving the acoustic Chocobo theme at the ranch in Episode Duscae.. Surprisingly, ED is actually pretty challenging early on! I love how random encounters with the empire works, they just fly in randomly on a ship and drop down near you.. But you'll mostly only run into them on the plains and on the road (mostly the road though, I ran into em really quickly there)... Loads of fun!

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Tasuki

The only easter egg I remember is from the first Final Fantasy and that was in one of the towns depending on which version you play, there is a tombstone that reads Here lies Erdrick (Nes, Famicom) the hero from Dragon Warrior/Quest or Link (GBA) from The Zelda series.

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kyleforrester87

B3ND3R wrote:

Loving the acoustic Chocobo theme at the ranch in Episode Duscae.. Surprisingly, ED is actually pretty challenging early on! I love how random encounters with the empire works, they just fly in randomly on a ship and drop down near you.. But you'll mostly only run into them on the plains and on the road (mostly the road though, I ran into em really quickly there)... Loads of fun!

How is the game on a technical level? I heard from a preview it was a touch ropey.. Are frame rates/jaggies and so on a problem? Does it seem to run well on the PS4?

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themcnoisy

Tasuki wrote:

The only easter egg I remember is from the first Final Fantasy and that was in one of the towns depending on which version you play, there is a tombstone that reads Here lies Erdrick (Nes, Famicom) the hero from Dragon Warrior/Quest or Link (GBA) from The Zelda series.

There are tons like the link with Shinra between 10 and 7, the hidden weapons, hidden summons, obtaining top weapons, the naming conventions etc. But the one you know of is probably the best.

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Tasuki

themcnoisy wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

The only easter egg I remember is from the first Final Fantasy and that was in one of the towns depending on which version you play, there is a tombstone that reads Here lies Erdrick (Nes, Famicom) the hero from Dragon Warrior/Quest or Link (GBA) from The Zelda series.

There are tons like the link with Shinra between 10 and 7, the hidden weapons, hidden summons, obtaining top weapons, the naming conventions etc. But the one you know of is probably the best.

Yeah you are probably right but it's been years since I played a Final Fantasy game, but then again I only liked 1 through 6.

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Mr_McNight

themcnoisy wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

The only easter egg I remember is from the first Final Fantasy and that was in one of the towns depending on which version you play, there is a tombstone that reads Here lies Erdrick (Nes, Famicom) the hero from Dragon Warrior/Quest or Link (GBA) from The Zelda series.

There are tons like the link with Shinra between 10 and 7, the hidden weapons, hidden summons, obtaining top weapons, the naming conventions etc. But the one you know of is probably the best.

Fun fact time! you can actually play Final Fantasy 9 in 2 Player (Combat Only) It was never mentioned in the manual =P

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Tasuki

Mr_McNight wrote:

themcnoisy wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

The only easter egg I remember is from the first Final Fantasy and that was in one of the towns depending on which version you play, there is a tombstone that reads Here lies Erdrick (Nes, Famicom) the hero from Dragon Warrior/Quest or Link (GBA) from The Zelda series.

There are tons like the link with Shinra between 10 and 7, the hidden weapons, hidden summons, obtaining top weapons, the naming conventions etc. But the one you know of is probably the best.

Fun fact time! you can actually play Final Fantasy 9 in 2 Player (Combat Only) It was never mentioned in the manual =P

I have never played FF 9 but I want to. When it came out my PS was broken.

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Mr_McNight

Tasuki wrote:

I have never played FF 9 but I want to. When it came out my PS was broken.

Really? you are missing out on one of the best

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Tasuki

That's what everyone keeps telling me. At the time as I said my PS one was broken and when I got a PS2 I just forgot about it. One of these days I need to track a copy down.

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kyleforrester87

FF9 is just brilliant! No denying there is an element of nostalgia for me but even so the graphics and controls still render this game perfectly playable where FF7 and, to an extent FF8, are less so. Combined with the brilliant translation i'd personally say its the best FF when factoring in accessibility. My personal favourite remains 7 but it's not such an easy sale to those who've never played one.

So if you've a Vita, get on FF9!

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Tasuki

Mr_McNight wrote:

PS3 download? @Tasuki

I don't own a PS3 so that idea is no good for me. I am going to pick up a PS TV here in a few days so if it's available on the Vita I will get it that way.

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kyleforrester87

Tasuki wrote:

Mr_McNight wrote:

PS3 download? @Tasuki

I don't own a PS3 so that idea is no good for me. I am going to pick up a PS TV here in a few days so if it's available on the Vita I will get it that way.

Sure is. Hope your tv isn't too big or it might just look too pants to enjoy. Let us know your thoughts after playing it, I'd like to hear.

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Tasuki

My TV should be fine. If not then I just might see if I can snag a copy on PS one, I do have a PS2 as well.

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