I bought a used copy of Final Fantasy Chronicles (FFII & Chrono Trigger) yesterday and they won’t recognize my PS2 memory cards.
My friend is going to let me borrow his PS memory card, but I’m not even sure if it will fit into the PS2 slot. Anyone got any answers?
Actually, the reason I bought FF Chronicles is because I hated FFX so much. I hated the repitive combat, the sphere grid, the walking short distances to see another loading screen, the retarded dialogue and basically all the characters.
I think Chrono Trigger is still the best console RPG ever.
I was thinking Xenosaga, but truthfully, I don’t really care for cinematics, and I hear it’s packed with them.
I want something with a really good combat system, and something easy on the cinematics. If fact, I’d rather have the text-type dialogue then long, stupid speeches. Thanks.
Yes, it will fit, and yes a PS1 card is required for PS1 games. It seems like they could have made it work with a PS2 card, but I guess then you couldn’t use that save data on a real PS1. At least, that’s the best reason I can think of to do it that way.
I can’t recommend Chrono Cross as readily as nKoan did, since Cross is a bit depressing compared to Trigger (virtually none of the characters from Chrono Trigger do well in Cross), and it has an enormous cast of largely worthless characters.
On PS2, a friend of mine raves about Shadow Hearts every chance she gets. Suikoden III isn’t much when compared to II, but it’s still a good time. Wild ARMs 3 is okay, and, of course, there’s La Pucelle and Disgaea, which should be played in that order.
Sounds like Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter would be right up your alley. It’s light on cutscenes, and the battle system is probably the deepest you’ll find in a console RPG. It’s one of my fave PS2 RPGs and you should be able to find it pretty cheap these days.
The only caveat is that it’s quite hardcore – no inns to heal at, permanent saves are few and far between (though you can do a temp save at any time, but it’s gone after you load), and difficult battles right from the word “Go”. But, if you’re up for a challenge, it’s a great experience.
FFT is a truly awesome game. The only nuisance for me was the plot. For the first 2/3 of the game I simply loved it. It was a truly fascinating fascinating politcal intrigue plot. Then it abruptly abandons the political plot in favor of a trite Final Fantasy plot towards the end.
What did you think was trite about it? The story was about grabs for power. Larg’s and Goltana’s armies fighting so that their lord could gain power. Individuals like Algus looking out for themselves and their way of life. Delita’s treacherous plotting to obtain power. This theme continues all the way to the end as you see commoners and nobles alike turn to Lucavi in hopes of finding more power for themselves. I got a huge kick out of the church preaching about their saints, while those ‘saints’ were really demons, even after the final battle of the game. I certainly didn’t think the epilogue scene with Delita and Ovelia was trite.
FFT is a truly awesome game. The only nuisance for me was the plot. For the first 2/3 of the game I simply loved it. It was a truly fascinating fascinating politcal intrigue plot. Then it abruptly abandons the political plot in favor of a trite Final Fantasy plot towards the end.[/quote]Good lord, you could understand FFT’s plot?
It was fairly clear, though rich in unexpected twists and turns like any good political intrigue. I followed it, I just didn’t like the ending where it stopped being about politics and started being about killing the evil demon from another dimension before it could take over the world.
Just beat FFT myself and it was a great game. Minus the engrish the story was fantastic, at least as compared to any other game. I love the ending after the credits rolled. Good stuff. Loved the music too.
And screw playing psx games on the ps2. What you want is a psx emulator on a fast pc. You can turn the frame limiter on and off while you play as a sort of fastforward. Or just play the entire game with it off, it’s great.
I really really really tried hard to play BOF: DQ. It crushed me like a bug, and jumped up and down on my broken soul.
After replaying the FIRST FREAKING DUNGEON FIVE FREAKING TIMES and still not being able to complete it, I decided life was too short. :)
I definitely agree with a lot of other recommendations here… FF7-9 are all worthwhile, as is FFT. Vandal Hearts, Vagrant Story, & Valkyrie Profile are also good. You can get the Arc the Lad Collection which is like a billionty hours of gameplay.
PS1 memory cards work fine in the PS2, BTW. You can transfer PS1 saves to the PS2 cards for archival purposes, but they can’t be read directly off the PS2 cards, alas.
Oh, and if you really want to play Chrono Trigger, the thing to do is buy a SNES and a $80 copy of the original CT off of Ebay. The loading times in the PS1 version kill it, IMO.
It was fairly clear, though rich in unexpected twists and turns like any good political intrigue. I followed it, I just didn’t like the ending where it stopped being about politics and started being about killing the evil demon from another dimension before it could take over the world.[/quote] I loved the game, but damn, I couldn’t understand a single thing that was going on. The story twisted and turned more than a soap opera’s series finale.