A lil FF7 at lunch time on my RP2+
from directive0@lemmy.world to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 29 Aug 2023 16:45

Hardly retro hardware but now with the new version coming out it’s definitely obsolete. Even so I’m still lovin my rp2+. Even my RP3+ hasn’t been able to replace it.

Its a great form factor, is capable of emulating a bunch of decent systems, and functions as a general purpose android device.

FF7 is a game I never played back in the day even though the commercials are still burned into my brain.

While I’m not a huge Final Fantasy guy, I figured I owed it to myself to try and make my way through it. The prerendered scenery mixed with cool stylized polygonal characters is great.

Hope everyone is taking their daily recommended dose of pointless nostalgia gaming ;)


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drcouzelis@lemmy.zip on 29 Aug 2023 16:55 next collapse

I’m in a similar situation. I never played FF7 when it came out but started working my way through it recently.

The game is enormous, almost intimidatingly big. But I think the hardest thing preventing me from really getting into it was the Materia system for weapons and items. I just can’t seem to wrap my head around it! XD

directive0@lemmy.world on 29 Aug 2023 17:03 next collapse

Yeah I noticed that part too and just sort of randomly started equiping stuff. Usually I’m lost in RPGs so I’m just rolling with it.

demonsword@lemmy.world on 01 Sep 2023 19:58 collapse

Plenty of guides and walkthroughs out there explain everything in detail. The best ones even avoid spoiling stuff when they can. There’s no shame in reading one when you’re feeling lost.

JokeDeity@lemm.ee on 29 Aug 2023 17:09 next collapse

Bought the original RP2 and have hated it since day one. Everything is the lowest quality it could be and even with a factory restore and update, it’s got constant graphical issues in Android, not even in games, but text itself is corrupted all over the place. Hate that thing with a passion.

directive0@lemmy.world on 29 Aug 2023 20:24 collapse

Jeeze. Sorry to hear that. Love mine. Maybe the quality jumped with the 2+ 🤷‍♂️

kratoz29@lemm.ee on 31 Aug 2023 03:32 collapse

The quality jump from 2 to 2+ was massive

xyzzy@lemm.ee on 29 Aug 2023 17:14 next collapse

Before last year, I had only played Final Fantasy I & II in the PSX Origins collection for the numbered entries. I had also played Tactics and Tactics Advance, which I was obsessed with when they first came out.

Then starting last year I played VII (the original), Crisis Core Reunion, Final Fantasy III (Pixel Remaster), and I’m currently mostly through IV.

VII never captured my imagination as much as it probably would have in the '90s, but I enjoyed it. I had this impression of the game taking place entirely in a cyberpunk world, and I was slightly bemused to discover that only the first quarter of the game is like that. After that it becomes a standard Final Fantasy game. I did laugh when

end game spoiler

the kaiju attacks started and they started playing a riff on the Godzilla theme music.

I mean, what a weird and eclectic game. I think it would have been stronger and more cohesive if it stayed in the cyberpunk theme rather than switching gears to bright and sunny, chocobos, and snowboarding…

rich@feddit.uk on 29 Aug 2023 17:27 next collapse

I used to run a rpi2 but then the MiSTer replaced it and then some. Absolute zero latency or input delay, hardware FPGA emulation. Running SNES or PSX perfectly replicated on a 1440p display natively is just woah

Been playing FF7 for the first time myself on it, it’s fantastic. Never played it in the 90s, had more Nintendo then.

helloharu@lemmy.world on 29 Aug 2023 23:14 next collapse

Don’t really have much opinion on the hardware but FFVII is a great game for on the go gaming, those era of games are usually on my go to lists, especially when travelling many hours. Glad to see people new to it finding some joy in the game.

Harvey656@lemmy.world on 30 Aug 2023 01:33 collapse

Wait FF7 is retro now? Gosh I’m old.

sodiumbromley@lemmy.blahaj.zone on 30 Aug 2023 14:11 next collapse

If you want to feel even older, FF7 Remake was announced in 2015 after at least a decade of speculation and came out three years ago. Final Fantasy is now on 16 for their main entry which means FF7 isn’t even halfway through the series anymore.

Harvey656@lemmy.world on 31 Aug 2023 17:07 collapse

I need my cane for this.

demonsword@lemmy.world on 01 Sep 2023 20:24 next collapse

Wait FF7 is retro now?

…and it has been for a while, after all the PSOne came out almost 30 years ago

dangblingus@lemmy.dbzer0.com on 13 Oct 2023 14:37 collapse

26 year old game. Yup.