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Old 07/26/2010   #76
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looneymoon wrote: OH MY LOL. Honestly, it's one-liners like these that really make me realize how the dialogue for FF games hasn't quite been at the same level of quality since the advent of voice acting.
Absolutely. In FFIX, you have the following line on an item: "We seek the meaning of life because we are mortal". (It's on one of the bells you get at either Gizamaluke's Grotto or Burmecia, IIRC.)

In FFX, you have a macarena reference.
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Old 07/26/2010   #77
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I liked that about the Key Items in FFIX as well, just getting those little tidbits of info, they were much more detailed than any of the other FFs Key Items were.

As for the whole issue of voice acting yeah I don't think the Dialogue in the FF games has been half as good as it was before voice acting came along although that could be depending on the voice. If someone doesn't portray the dialogue with the emotions or tone we think they should, its bound to make the dialogue sound worse that it could be.

Pre FFX it was easier to feel the dialogue was better because in your own head you could interpret what way it was being said or the emotion of the character. Whereas with Voice acting its much harder to interpret the way you want the character to sound or the tone/emotion of the dialogue because it's already laid out for you so its harder to think that the dialogue is better in that sense.
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Old 07/27/2010   #78
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I love this thread... I'm going to replay FFIX right now. xD
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Old 07/27/2010   #79
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Celes Chere wrote: I love this thread... I'm going to replay FFIX right now. xD
Me too, especially since I'm talking to a friend who's playing it right now. Nostalgia FTW!
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Old 07/27/2010   #80
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People who like FFIX tend to have ideas about FFs that I agree with. It's like a haven of nice, happy people.
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Old 07/27/2010   #81
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Only shitty thing about FFIX was the trance/limit break system, imo.
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Old 07/27/2010   #82
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lol, it was frustrating, especially right before a boss and you get it in a random battle. It makes more sense than being able to hold on to the emotions needed for a limit break...but its still frustrating

Did they ever establish who Cid was regent for? Or was it just the Japanese picking a random European title?
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Old 07/27/2010   #83
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Or translators picking a random title According to Wikipedia in Japanese he was '大公', which translates to grand duke (and some other things) but not regent.
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Old 07/27/2010   #84
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Or that. You'd think the translators would know enough English to know what a Regent is
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Old 07/27/2010   #85
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The translators were probably American. So... insert your own Anglo-centric remarks about the American grasp of the English language.

Did anyone else find Mikoto saying at the beginning of disc 4 "um, yeah, you're gonna die" hilarious? XD I found it funny because it was what I was thinking at the time.
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Old 07/27/2010   #86
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...I'm American and I know what a regent is...
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Old 07/27/2010   #87
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You're an exception. After all, you know there's a world outside the US.
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As soon as you saw people as things to be measured, they didn't measure up.
You think water moves fast? You should see ice. It moves like it has a mind. Like it knows it killed the world once and got a taste for murder.
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Old 07/27/2010   #88
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ForceStealer wrote: ...I'm American and I know what a regent is...
Same, herp.
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Old 07/27/2010   #89
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Garnet is the single worst leading female in the history of Final Fantasy.

Aside from that slight glaring detail, I fucking love FFIX. Easily one of my favourite games in the series
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Old 07/27/2010   #90
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I don't think she's the worst, but she's not especially memorable - apart from that horrible orange jumpsuit. What was she thinking?
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