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"What version should I play?" for Final Fantasy

tackangel Apr 22nd, 2016 (edited) 14,073 Never
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  1. List of Final Fantasy and all of it's remakes with major changes
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  3. I (Recommended: PSP/Smartphone)
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  5. >Famicom: The Original Version
  6.  
  7. >MSX2: Famicom Base, Different color pallet, Altered map placement, Improved Music, Black Belt Buff
  8.  
  9. >NES: Famicom Base, Shortened spell names due to space limitations, censorship of Judeo-Christian images
  10.  
  11. >Wonderswan Color: Full Remake, Graphics overhaul, parity with recent FF design choices, cutscenes, more text, auto-target, dash, deletable spells, more save slots, party inventory, new music, boss buff
  12.  
  13. >Playstation: WSC Base, Higher-Res Graphics, Re-Composition of all music, Rewrite of script, opening up saves to memory card space, memo save, FMVs, bestiary, art gallery, item collection, Easy Mode difficulty option
  14.  
  15. >Gameboy Advance: WSC Base, Removal of Normal difficulty, removal of option for "No Auto-Target", Low-Res Graphics remake, Charges for spells dropped for MP system, New items (ex: Phoenix Down), FMVs & Art gallery & item collection removed, Thief & Monk buff, Red Mage nerf, Stat Growth Altered (ex: INT affects Spellblade attacks), ability to save anywhere added, Monster Buff, Default names added, "Soul of Chaos" Bonus Dungeons added, music player added
  16.  
  17. >NTT DoCoMo FOMA 9011 (The Advent Children Phone): WSC Base, Lower-Res, Soundtrack remake
  18.  
  19. >Playstation Portable: GBA Base, Higher-Res Graphic Remake, "Soul of Chaos" music changes, "Labyrinth of Time" Bonus Dungeon added, Art Gallery & FMVs from PS1 version re-added
  20.  
  21. >Wii Virtual Console: Famicom & NES Base (Depending on region)
  22.  
  23. >Playstation Network: PS1 Base
  24.  
  25. >J2ME Phones: NES Base, made by Namco in Java, bug fixes, re-translation, quicksave added, Dashing and Auto-target added, Enemy placement rearranged, Knight & Ninja Spell Buff (can go up to lvl9 spells), Chaos Buff, SFX removal, MIDI Remix of soundtrack, Chaos Boss music added, graphics remake,
  26.  
  27. >iOS: PSP Base, Window Color option removed, compressed soundtrack (sounds worse to save space), resume option added for multi-tasking apps, HP/MP Growth Bug (picks lowest stat growth as much as highest and nothing inbetween),
  28.  
  29. >Windows Phone: iOS Base, phone status indicator added, Xbox Live Achievements, Playable Demo,
  30.  
  31. >Google Play (Android): iOS Base, Bonus Dungeon removal
  32.  
  33. >Nintendo 3DS: GBA Base, added as bonus for Final Fantasy Explorers' first print, "3D-ified" Graphics remake
  34.  
  35. >Web (HTML): Brand new remake, only playable up to the title screen at the bridge, script is self-aware of it being a 30th Anniversary, added Tyro of Final Fantasy Record Keeper as a random pallet swap for Red Mage.
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  38.  
  39. II (Recommended: PSP/Smartphone)
  40.  
  41. >Famicom: The Original Version
  42.  
  43. >Wonderswan Color: Full Remake, Graphics overhaul, parity with recent FF design choices, cutscenes, more text, auto-target, dash, more save slots, party inventory, new music
  44.  
  45. >Playstation: WSC Base, Higher-Res Graphics, Re-Composition of all music, Rewrite of script, localized into English, opening up saves to memory card space, memo save, FMVs, bestiary, art gallery, item collection, Easy Mode difficulty option
  46.  
  47. >Gameboy Advance: WSC Base, Removal of Normal difficulty, removal of option for "No Auto-Target", Low-Res Graphics remake, New items (ex: Phoenix Down), FMVs & Art gallery & item collection removed, Action-Cancel Stat Growth Bug removed, Stat Growth reworked & buffed, Amano Artwork portraits added, "Soul of Rebirth" Story Sequel added, music player added
  48.  
  49. >NTT DoCoMo FOMA 9011 (The Advent Children Phone): WSC Base, Lower-Res, Soundtrack remake
  50.  
  51. >Playstation Portable: GBA Base, Higher-Res Graphic Remake, Art Gallery & FMVs from PS1 version re-added, "Arcane Labyrinth" & "Arcane Sanctuary" Bonus Dungeons added, Defend added to battle menu
  52.  
  53. >Wii Virtual Console: Famicom Base
  54.  
  55. >Playstation Network: PS1 Base
  56.  
  57. >iOS: PSP Base, Window Color option & Art Gallery removed,
  58.  
  59. >Google Play (Android): iOS Base, "Soul of Rebirth" removed, Bonus Dungeons removed
  60.  
  61.  
  62. III (Recommended: PSP/Smartphone/Steam)
  63.  
  64. >Famicom: The Original Version
  65.  
  66. >Nintendo DS: Complete 3D Polygonal Remake by Matrix Software, New Protagonists, Re-write of script, localized for English, Class Re-balancing, New Abilities, Capacity Points Removal, Freelance Class added, "MogNet" mail system added for Nintendo Wi-Fi, Enemy Buff, Enemy Amount Nerf, Remake of Soundtrack
  67.  
  68. >Wii Virtual Console: Famicom Base
  69.  
  70. >iOS: DS Base, Higher-Res Graphical remake, Remixed Soundtrack, button revamp, text revamp, Onion Knight Quest nerf, "MogNet" Wi-Fi functions removed (NPC "MogNet" still available), Encounter glitch causes skippable monsters, Logitech PowerShell Controller support
  71.  
  72. >Google Play (Android): iOS Base, New visual designs for the Job Mastery Cards
  73.  
  74. >Playstation Portable: iOS Base, Famicom music option added, auto battle option added, has English localization
  75.  
  76. >Playstation Network: PSP Base
  77.  
  78. >Kindle Fire: iOS Base
  79.  
  80. >Ouya: iOS Base
  81.  
  82. >Windows Phone: iOS Base, phone status indicator added, Xbox Live Achievements, Playable Demo,
  83.  
  84. >Steam (PC): iOS Base, Steam achievements, Steam Trading Cards and new visual designs for the Job Mastery Cards
  85.  
  86.  
  87. IV (Recommended: 2D PSP | 3D Smartphone/Steam)
  88.  
  89. >Super Famicom: The Original Version
  90.  
  91. >Super NES: SFC Base, censorship of religious imagery, storyline death nerf, renaming of many things, nerf of enemies
  92.  
  93. >Super Famicom Easy Type: SNES Base, Various spells, abilities and items removed/altered, shop prices lowered, Stat tweaks to party & enemies. renaming of many things, re-write of script
  94.  
  95. >Playstation: SFC Easy Type Base, FMVs added, Dash added, memo save added, re-localization, load-times added
  96.  
  97. >Wonderswan Color: PS1 Base, FMVs removed, Low-Res Graphical remake, down-sampled soundtrack, sprite changes, difficulty revamp
  98.  
  99. >Gameboy Advance: WSC Base, ability to switch party members added, increased difficulty, new dungeons added with new items and weapons, new bosses, quicksave added, skip turn bug, debug room added, music player added
  100.  
  101. >Nintendo DS: Complete 3D Polygonal Remake by Matrix Software, Re-write of script, some events removed, new events added, new minigames, Augment Ability system added, New Game+ added, quicksave added, Auto-Battle added, vocalized "Theme of Love" added, voice acting added, increased difficulty, enemy buff, re-localized,
  102.  
  103. >Wii Virtual Console: Super Famicom & SNES Base (Depending on Region)
  104.  
  105. >Mobile Phones: GBA Base, low-Res graphical remake, "EX Dungeon" added
  106.  
  107. >iOS: DS Base, Higher-Res Graphical remake, Remixed Soundtrack, button revamp, text revamp, Logitech PowerShell Controller support, diffulty options added
  108.  
  109. >Playstation Portable: GBA Base, Higher-Res Graphic Remake, Soundtrack remake
  110.  
  111. >Playstation Network: PS1 & PSP Base
  112.  
  113. >Google Play (Android): iOS Base
  114.  
  115. >Windows Phone: GBA Base, phone status indicator added, Playable Demo
  116.  
  117. >Steam (PC): iOS Base, Steam achievements, Steam Trading Cards
  118.  
  119.  
  120. V (Recommended: GBA with Sound Patch (Here: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/563/)) (As a disclaimer: the iOS-Current version is playable, despite the graphics that may deter you)
  121.  
  122. >Super Famicom: The Original Version
  123.  
  124. >Playstation: SFC Base, FMVs added, Dash added, memo save added, localized into English, load-times added, graphical glitch on save screen when played on PS2/PS3/PSP (fixed on release of PAL & Greatest Hits versions)
  125.  
  126. >Gameboy Advance: SFC Base, re-written script, re-localized, Amano Art portaits added, Bestiary added, music player added, BG sprites changed, quicksave added, new jobs, "Sealed Temple" bonus dungeon added
  127.  
  128. >Wii Virtual Console: Super Famicom Base
  129.  
  130. >iOS: GBA Base, Higher-Res Graphical remake, graphical remake made to fit in line with FF Dimensions, button revamp, text revamp, Auto-battle added, achievements added, SFC soundtrack used, Logitech PowerShell Controller support
  131.  
  132. >Playstation Network: PS1 Base
  133.  
  134. >Google Play (Android): iOS Base
  135.  
  136. >Steam (PC): Android Base, Steam achievements, Steam Trading Cards, updated controls & battle system for PC including button mapping
  137.  
  138.  
  139. VI (Recommended: GBA with Graphic & Sound Patch (Here: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/765/ & http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/657/)) (As a disclaimer: the iOS-Current version is playable, despite the graphics that may deter you)
  140.  
  141. >Super Famicom: The Original Version
  142.  
  143. >Super NES: SFC Base, censorship of religious imagery & nudity, renaming of many things,
  144.  
  145. >Playstation: SFC Base, FMVs added, memo save added, load-times added, uncensored some things, Vicks renamed to Biggs, bug fixes, bestiary added, artwork gallery added
  146.  
  147. >Gameboy Advance: SFC Base, re-localized, Amano Art portraits added, music player added, quicksave added, Celes Torture scene removed, "Dragons' Den" & "Soul Shrine" Bonus dungeons added, Vanish-Doom Bug removed, Downsampled Soundtrack, graphics brightened for brightness issues with original GBA
  148.  
  149. >Wii Virtual Console: Super Famicom Base
  150.  
  151. >Playstation Network: PS1 Base
  152.  
  153. >iOS: GBA Base, Higher-Res Graphical remake, graphical remake made to fit in line with FF Dimensions, button revamp, text revamp, run removed, diagonal movement added, achievements added, Story Album added, quicksaves added, SNES Soundtrack used, Shibuya Art portraits added, iOS cloud cross-saving added, bonus artwork by using codes from Pictologica & FF Tactics S (Japan only), Logitech PowerShell Controller support
  154.  
  155. >Playstation Network: PS1 Base
  156.  
  157. >Google Play (Android): iOS Base
  158.  
  159. >Steam (PC): Android Base, Steam achievements, Steam Trading Cards, updated controls & battle system for PC including button mapping
  160. (Fanpatch for graphics is recommended: https://t.co/yZFoor9Q6U)
  161.  
  162.  
  163. VII (Recommended: Steam PC)
  164.  
  165. >Playstation: The Original Version
  166.  
  167. >PC: PS1 Base, Port published by Eidos, ridden with bugs due to lack of Square support
  168.  
  169. >Playstation Network: PS1 Base
  170.  
  171. >Steam (PC): PC Base, cloud saving added, achievements added, Character Booster added
  172.  
  173. >Dive-In (iOS & Android)): Steam Base, data cloud port (data is streamed instead of downloaded), No longer in service.
  174.  
  175. >Playstation 4: Steam Base
  176.  
  177. >Smartphone (iOS & Android): Steam Base
  178.  
  179.  
  180. VIII (Recommended: Steam PC)
  181.  
  182. >Playstation: The Original Version
  183.  
  184. >PC: PS1 Base
  185.  
  186. >Playstation Network: PS1 Base
  187.  
  188. >Steam (PC): PC Base, cloud saving added, achievements added, Magic Booster added, Pocketstation game Chocobo World added
  189.  
  190. >Dive-In (iOS & Android): Steam Base, data cloud port (data is streamed instead of downloaded), No longer in service.
  191.  
  192.  
  193. IX (Recommended: Smartphone or Steam)
  194.  
  195. >Playstation: The Original Version
  196.  
  197. >Playstation Network: PS1 Base
  198.  
  199. >Smartphone (iOS & Android): Complete remake reusing salvaged assets from original PS1 version (Like Backgrounds & Msuic). High-Res Character models, anti-aliasing filtering, new menu, new battle user interfaces, new message dialogue windows, new sprites for Tetra Master cards, high-definition movies, Achievements, auto-save, speed-boost option, skipable cutscenes, disable pre-battle fly-by option, high speed mode (doubles all movement speeds, both in and out of battle). "boosters" added (always full ATB/Trance/HP/MP, 9999 damage, no random encounters, Master abilities (equipping an item automatically unlocks its abilities permanently), and characters' levels and Magic Stones and the party's gil can be maxed out).
  200.  
  201. >Steam: Smartphone Base
  202. Fan Patch Available for further expansion: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ff-modding/discussions/13/357284131804133221/
  203.  
  204. >PS4: Smartphone Base
  205.  
  206.  
  207. X (Recommended: Any "HD" Version)
  208.  
  209. >Playstation 2: The Original Version
  210.  
  211. >Playstation 2 International: PS2 Base, Expert Sphere Grid added, Ability additions & buffing/nerfing, new bosses, storyline sequel cutscene added
  212.  
  213. >Playstation 3 "HD Remaster": International Base, Higher-Res Graphical remake, soundtrack rearranging, text revamp, new UI, audio drama sequel added, renaming of things, cloud saving added, bug fixes, PSN Trophies added
  214.  
  215. >Playstation Vita: PS3 Base, Quick Recovery added, renaming nerf
  216.  
  217. >Playstation 4: PS3 Base, Higher-Res Graphical remake, optional soundtrack
  218.  
  219. >Steam (PC): PS4 Base, Steam achievements, Steam Trading Cards, Multi-Language options that include either [Text: Japanese / Korean / Traditional Chinese with voice: Japanese] or [Text: English / French / Italian / German / Spanish with voice: English], Built-in graphic options, button mapping options, Auto-Save, skippable cutscenes, Boosters including (Turbo/Supercharge/Enemy Encounter Override/Auto-battle/Hide HUD/Get all items/Unlock all skills/Max Gil)
  220.  
  221.  
  222. XI (Recommended: PC)
  223.  
  224. >PC: The Original Version
  225.  
  226. >Playstation 2: PC Base, HDD Required, Seekers of Adoulin Expansion did not receive Western Release,  No longer in service.
  227.  
  228. >Xbox 360: PC Base,  No longer in service.
  229.  
  230. >Steam: PC Base, Has bug regarding PlayOnline that downloads the wrong version rendering the game not playable
  231.  
  232.  
  233. XII (Recommended: PS4 Zodiac Age)
  234.  
  235. >Playstation 2: The Original Version
  236.  
  237. >Playstation 2 International Zodiac Job System: PS2 Base, Revamped License Board system ("Job" styled approach), game accelerator, Trial mode added, New Game+ added, Controllable Guests, Controllable Espers, Gambit changes, Stat Growth changes, Item changes, enemy changes, Ability changes & nerfs/buffs, Treasure Respawning, Treasure Item changes, Break Damage Limit removed.
  238. Fan translation Here: http://psx-scene.com/forums/f164/ff12-international-zodiac-job-system-english-conversion-62222/
  239.  
  240. >Playstation 4 The Zodiac Age: International Zodiac Job System Base, Remastered graphics with high resolution textures and lighting effects, added auto-save, support up to 7.1 ch surrounded stereo mode, Multi-Language Voice options, Re-orchestrated tracks + 8 new songs, Option to switch soundtrack from original & remastered, Better load times, Added high-speed mode to hasten gameplay, new map, added camera invert option, Characters can now have 2 jobs, Game difficulty rebalanced, Trophy support
  241.  
  242.  
  243. XIII (Recommended: Steam PC)
  244.  
  245. >Playstation 3: The Original Version
  246.  
  247. >Steam PC: PS3 Base, optional languages, 60 fps
  248.  
  249. >Dive-In (iOS & Android)): Steam Base, data cloud port (data is streamed instead of downloaded). No longer in service.
  250.  
  251.  
  252. XIV (Recommended: PC ARR/Steam/PS4)
  253. Please note: Buying 1 version of this product does not mean that you can play it on a different device, unlike XI. For example: you cannot play the Windows version if the only copy you bought was the PS4 version. This includes expansions.
  254.  
  255. >PC 1.0: The Original Release, No longer in service.
  256.  
  257. >PC A Realm Reborn: Complete remake
  258.  
  259. >Steam: PC ARR Base, option to use Steam Wallet to pay for sub
  260.  
  261. >Playstation 3: PC ARR Base, lower-Res graphical settings, Mouse/Keyboard Support, service to end on the 3rd expansion Stormblood's Release.
  262.  
  263. >Playstation 4: PC ARR Base, Mouse/Keyboard Support
  264.  
  265.  
  266. >XV (Recommended: PC)
  267.  
  268. >PS4: 1080p Resolution, 30 FPS, bad frame pacing
  269. >PS4 Pro: 4K Resolution, 30 FPS, frame pacing issues but not as bad as regular PS4
  270.  
  271. >Xbox One: 900p Resolution, blurrier graphics to accommodate lower resolution, 30 FPS solid
  272.  
  273. >PC: PS4 Base, 8K Resolution, Unlocked Framerate, Dolby Atmos sound, Nvidia's GameWorks enhancements, user-generated content, Modding Tools.
  274.  
  275. >Smartphone (Known as "Pocket Edition"): Complete Demake, Complete Graphics Demake in Chibi Style, Shortened story, Gameplay & Fighting mechanics overhaul for smartphones, Freemium (First Chapter is free, but has a complete story).
  276.  
  277. >Nintendo Switch (To Be Decided): Pending on negotiations with Unreal Engine owners Epic and the ability to make it work on the system. Very Unlikely.
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