The night I was finally able to successfully download Final Fantasy VII on my PSP (no thanks to youuuu, Time Warner Cable) I had to try the game out. You know, just to make sure that it works. Does it save and all that jazz. A few hours later, after discovering within minutes it works fine, I had to stop playing because my eyes were too bleary. And I’ve been playing every night since.
I haven’t yelled at Cloud once (but it’s still early in the game) and I think it’s because the graphics are ten times crisper and cleaner on the PSP screen than on my HD TVs. Let’s face it; PSone games were never meant for our high tech TVs. And FF7 on my LCD TV was not a pretty picture. People kept telling me to not be so harsh on the old game. I was biased due to the current graphics-style and crap like that. People obviously forget that I play Nintendo games, which have never ever been about the graphic content.
But I wasn’t being harsh. The old graphics are heavily pixelated and this does not translate well on modern TVs. The images aren’t clean. The pixels are blown up and distorted. I think this is part of the reason why I kept getting Cloud’s toe stuck on God knows what. So far in play on my PSP, I haven’t gotten him stuck once.
I’m having so much more fun playing it on the PSP than on the big screen. I feel myself actually wanting to play instead of forcing myself like I did before. And even though the guide is incredibly old, I’m going to review it anyway. It should be a nice compare and contrast piece to how far guides have come.
So as for Tales of Symphonia… I honestly don’t know. I think I’ll give it another chance before I boot it for good. I hope that other Tales games aren’t this bad because I really do want to try out Tales of Vesperia.