FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered - Don't buy it, they completely shat the bed

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PostFF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered - Don't buy it, they completely shat the bed
by aayl1 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:13 am



Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered

Platforms: PS4, Switch, iOS, Android - Crossplay enabled, free version available.

Release date: 27th August 2020

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Figured we should have a topic for this - I loved the original and if you managed to somehow get 4 players with their GBAs together it was a great time.

News today is that there will be no local multiplayer, which is a bit of a blow.

There's perhaps a workaround, as alongside the paid version, there will be a free version of the game. If one person owns the game, they can invite 3 friends with the free version on any device to play up to 13 dungeons (which I believe is essentially the whole game minus the final boss). If all players own the free version they have access to the first 3 dungeons.

Anywho I'll probably be picking this up and roping some mates into playing through it with me.

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by Super Dragon 64 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:05 pm

It looks good and I'm excited to get back into Crystal Chronicles as I never finished it on the GameCube. I'm not a fan of the re-recorded main theme so hopefully the original is still there somewhere. Listening to the other music was a great trip down memory lane so I'll definitely be trying the free version at the very least. The lack of local multiplayer is a shame but crossplay is a welcome feature.

Aaron, you need to remove '&t=1s' from the end of the YouTube URL for the embedding to work.

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by Frank » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:06 pm

Definitely not buying it thanks to that local multiplayer nonsense. Wasn't massively keen on it on the Gamecube so was looking forward to giving it another chance, but no same-console multiplayer? They can do one.

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by aayl1 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:09 pm

Frank wrote:Definitely not buying it thanks to that local multiplayer nonsense. Wasn't massively keen on it on the Gamecube so was looking forward to giving it another chance, but no same-console multiplayer? They can do one.


I suppose the workaround is get people in the same room as you to download the free phone version, but I agree that is very inferior, when the orginal was the go-to example of an exemplary local multiplayer game.

I'll be getting the full version on my Switch, my flatmate will play the free version on my PS4. I'll rope in some mates to get the free version on their phones and we'll play online with them, which should be a laugh.

Super Dragon 64 wrote:Aaron, you need to remove '&t=1s' from the end of the YouTube URL for the embedding to work.


Thanks! Looked like it was working for me though.

I agree the rerecorded main theme is a bit rubbish, and did I see in the Switch thread someone mentioned they've changed the (hot) Irish voiceover lader to a (minging) English one? Blasphemy.

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by shy guy 64 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:32 pm

well i deeply enjoyed the original so i'll be getting this, the lack of local multiplayer seems daft but odds are i was gonna play this on my lonesome anyway

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by OrangeRKN » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:42 pm

Loved the gamecube game but never finished it due to the awkwardness of the setup for multiplayer (as great as it was). The lack of local multiplayer in this is ridiculous, I'll probably still get it and hope that free lite version is decent enough but yeah, very frustrating :(

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by shy guy 64 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:52 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:Loved the gamecube game but never finished it due to the awkwardness of the setup for multiplayer (as great as it was). The lack of local multiplayer in this is ridiculous, I'll probably still get it and hope that free lite version is decent enough but yeah, very frustrating :(


i only finished it thanks to cheats not sure it can be done by yourself

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by deathofcows » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:45 pm

aayl1 wrote:I agree the rerecorded main theme is a bit rubbish, and did I see in the Switch thread someone mentioned they've changed the (hot) Irish voiceover lader to a (minging) English one? Blasphemy.


I've checked and it's still Donna Burke - who's also the singer of the main theme - but she's dropped the Irish lilt and the whimsy, for a neutral English/Australian, slightly bland version? :(



Compared with:



:(

Still (cautiously) excited for the game though.

EDIT: Oh dear my links aren't working - unsure why!

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by aayl1 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:50 am

deathofcows wrote:
aayl1 wrote:I agree the rerecorded main theme is a bit rubbish, and did I see in the Switch thread someone mentioned they've changed the (hot) Irish voiceover lader to a (minging) English one? Blasphemy.


I've checked and it's still Donna Burke - who's also the singer of the main theme - but she's dropped the Irish lilt and the whimsy, for a neutral English/Australian, slightly bland version? :(



Compared with:



:(

Still (cautiously) excited for the game though.

EDIT: Oh dear my links aren't working - unsure why!


Need to drop the "&t=" bits of the url I think! Quoting with them fixed so I can see what's up with the voice.

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by deathofcows » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:02 pm

Fixed! Thanks!

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by OrangeRKN » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:03 pm

So apparently the multiplayer works on a system of making a lobby for people to join per dungeon. Only the host of the lobby gets progress, anyone else just gets XP (you have to swap hosts if you both want to progress in two player for example). You can't actually play through the story together, or be in multiplayer on the world map.

How have they messed this up so badly. There is basically no point buying this now :(

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by Tomous » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:06 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:So apparently the multiplayer works on a system of making a lobby for people to join per dungeon. Only the host of the lobby gets progress, anyone else just gets XP (you have to swap hosts if you both want to progress in two player for example). You can't actually play through the story together, or be in multiplayer on the world map.

How have they messed this up so badly. There is basically no point buying this now :(



One of the most bizarre design decisions I've seen in a long time.


Absolutely killed the main selling point of the title.

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by Super Dragon 64 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:07 pm

After hearing how poor this is, I feel bad just for having already downloaded the free version. I'll be deleting it the next time I use my Switch and play through the original on Dolphin at some point instead.

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by Frank » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:09 pm

No-one buy it :capnscotty:

I *wish* you could use the Game Boy cable on the Wii :(

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:13 pm

Frank wrote:No-one buy it :capnscotty:

I *wish* you could use the Game Boy cable on the Wii :(


You can. I never owned a Gamecube, I played Four Swords Adventures and Crystal Chronicles on my Wii

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by Frank » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:20 pm

Woah. I know you couldn't use it on the vWii on the Wii U so I thought it was the same on the original Wii. That's almost an excuse to dig the Wii out :slol:

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by Victor Mildew » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:23 pm

Frank wrote:Woah. I know you couldn't use it on the vWii on the Wii U so I thought it was the same on the original Wii. That's almost an excuse to dig the Wii out :slol:


:lol:

This is like my mate who had both a GameCube and launch Wii, and I found out he kept getting the GameCube down from the loft to play games. He had no idea about the backwards compatibility. You should have seen his face when I flipped the top of the Wii open :lol:

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by OrangeRKN » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:34 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:
Frank wrote:Woah. I know you couldn't use it on the vWii on the Wii U so I thought it was the same on the original Wii. That's almost an excuse to dig the Wii out :slol:


:lol:

This is like my mate who had both a GameCube and launch Wii, and I found out he kept getting the GameCube down from the loft to play games. He had no idea about the backwards compatibility. You should have seen his face when I flipped the top of the Wii open :lol:


This is great :lol:

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by Tomous » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:35 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:
Frank wrote:Woah. I know you couldn't use it on the vWii on the Wii U so I thought it was the same on the original Wii. That's almost an excuse to dig the Wii out :slol:


:lol:

This is like my mate who had both a GameCube and launch Wii, and I found out he kept getting the GameCube down from the loft to play games. He had no idea about the backwards compatibility. You should have seen his face when I flipped the top of the Wii open :lol:


:lol:

To be fair, given the Gamecube disc size, I can understand why you wouldn't assume it worked if you didn't know.

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PostRe: FF:Crystal Chronicles Remastered | Crossplay PS4/NS/iOS/And | 27/08 | No local multiplayer
by shy guy 64 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:31 pm

oh yeah i knew i had something to buy

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