Great write up.
For me, I went with the PS3 version. Why? Because, from what I saw on Amazon's description, FFX-2 must be downloaded (they give you a code), and the requirements listed 8 or 10gb. Ouch. I don't have that much spare room on my current card, and those cards are not a cheap date. I do admit, being able to have it on the go is very appealing, and I will probably pick up a Vita version as well when it drops in price... if I can clear 10gbs on my memory card by then
FFX-2 is 3.4GB, so that's all that's needed for the download. I agree I'd rather have a physical version, but I want it on the go not on the PS3.
That said, the FFX-2 codes are screwed up right now, so no one can download it anyways.
Honestly, when I get a Vita I'll probably get a digital version of X if I can. X-2 is all right, I enjoy it and everything, but I much prefer X's combat. My favourite in the series. I'm getting the PS3 version soon, so it'll be an extra purchase later for portability.
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Since I have moved on to the ps4 I will have to get the vita version. I enjoy portable gaming a great deal so that probably would have been my pick anyhow. I must say I'm looking forward to diving into this.
I picked up the Vita version yesterday. Looks and plays great. The only thing I've noticed are a few loading screens here and there, as well as some on-screen touch controls that I thought were pretty superfluous. It's nice that I can control the timing of Aeon intro sequences with the touch of my finger, but I don't think it makes a ton of sense to touch my screen to save my game or heal my party.
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Ah, I see where I made this mistake, LOL.
Still, irks me a little bit that I have to DL that 2nd game. It's like a tax. Cost for Vita memory is still over $2/gb. Evil.
Now I know I've read numerous times that one can DL a PSN game twice, or more accurately, (From what I read) on two different devices. I've never been able to find out, for a fact, if deleting a game from a device 'frees it up' in Sony's eyes... and/or if I'm allowed to DL it to the same device over and over. I do know that one can deactivate a device at Sony.com to assist if that becomes a big issue. However, because this process seems so nebulous to me, I've been careful not to delete a game from my PS3, PSP, Vita or PS4 unless I know I'm not going to play it again. Since I enjoy replaying FF games, they FFx-2 would sit on my card forever, forcing me to buy a new, expensive card even earlier. Evil. I'll have to look closer at that sometime soon. I'll eventually get this on Vita when it drops in price, and it would be nice to have that clarified.
Also, apparently you can import an Asian version of FFX-2 with English voices and subs for $39.99. http://www.play-asia.com/final-fanta...n-70-7g9z.html
I bought both versions, wish it was Cross-Buy but they were two of my favorite RPGs from the PS2 gen so since they were at least Cross-Save I caved and got both
edit - actually there is a choice (P4G does it differently), but the vast majority of games use the standard touch screen save menu.
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I wanted the CE but my GPU card decided to overheat... So no more FFX in a while...
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FYI, if you buy digitally, even on the Vita, you get both games as a package, even though they download separately. Total for both games is 6.1gb
There's a manage save data option on the start menu. It's hard to see at first as it's small, but it's there.
I am loving this game all over again.
I only have one tiny wish that they would have done.
I remember when the first generation PS3 was released it had all the ports for the old memory cards, and after that there was a cord so you could copy your PS2 card to your PS3 HDD.
I wish they would have implemented that feature again so that if you still had a PS2 save file of X you could load your collected Albehd primers from the PS2 version to the PS3 version.
That would have been so cool. Well back to Spira.
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