The Lost Gamer writes "Square Enix have today announced that their classic RPG adventure, Vagrant Story, is set to hit the Playstation Store across European and PAL territories next Tuesday 22nd December."
you're missing out on one of the greatest PS1 classics of all time. I enjoyed this game more than FF VII (don't hate me, just a personal choice). Brilliant, dark story-line. Terrific visuals. Strong sense of style. Great characters. Crazy customization options. Amazing replay value (like a whole second half of the game opens up after you beat it once). I'd like to think that this release in some way indicates a revitalization of the franchise, but sadly, it's probably just another retro toss-out. I've been waiting for a sequel to this game for years now. Buy this, play this. It's the Demon's Souls of the PS1. For real.
hmm..I think I'll have to look into it. But wouldn't King's Field be considered the Demon's Souls of that era since Demon's Souls is the spiritual successor to...King's Field?
Thats sighty worrying as Demons Souls is uber hard
I rented this game for PS1 once, but it was way too long for me to finish it 1 week. It has one of the most in-depth weapon customisation features in any game, though graphically it is not amazing.
How can you complain about graphics when it's a PS1 title, lol :P Old school games ftw, i'm more bothered about gameplay these days - graphics are a bonus to me :)
It was graphically amazing when it first came out, the comic book detailed look was sick, and the motion blur effect during the in-game cutscenes. It's not Demon's Souls hard lol, but it was pretty tough. It was very underrated even though the game rated well..if that makes sense. It just seemed alot of people didn't pay enough attention to it since it was a new IP.
@above - I'm saying that I didn't find it graphically amazing when I rented it nearly 10 years ago. Obviously not now, although I didn't care back then, and don't care now. :)
Vagrant Story was a very good game for its time. Not nearly as hard as a Kings Field / Demons souls. But the game is much longer and has a very nice battle system and weapon system which makes it fun.
And all my attacks would only do 1 damage per hit. O_o Believe me, I was REALLY good with the combo chaining system. I just never really figured out the weapons system. New games kept coming out, the PS2 came out, etc. I just never got to finish the game.
Can't wait for this something to play whilst waiting for FFXIII :)
Yeah this is going to relieve the boredom on waiting for FF XIII
Will this also be available for download in America?
I would presume it would be a world wide release or at least an EU / NA release
They should bring it over to the US store soon. I rented (well my dad lol) Vagrant Story when it came out in 2000. After only playing for less than an 30 mins, I was so impressed I had to buy it. So I stopped playing to save the experience for a purchase. Well...I don't know why or how I didn't end up getting it. Long story short, I never played it :( again. So I hope they bring it here.
I'd have to agree with chris. This game was very Underrated and Im suprised there isnt even a consideration for a current-gen remake or spiritual successor.
I've been hoping for a while that Square would revisit Vagrant Story, much more so than hoping for a FFVII remake. Then again... either would do me fine! Haha!
Great news but when does it come to North America!?
I'm glad this is coming out as I played it on the psONE but never got around to completing it. Being able to wile away the hours playing this on my PSP will be pretty handy. As someone above said, it was a very under-rated game and definately deserved alot more attention when it came out.
Awesome news really looking forward to this one :)
Probably one of the best games I've ever played. I LOVE Vagrant Story! So this was the big surprise that Square Enix was telling people to look out for. Nice indeed!
final fantasy 8 please
Where is Chrono Cross?
Is it about a ChatBot??? ;-D
just beat vagrant story a few months ago.. i was pretty close to the end too, dunno why I gave up so many years ago. It didn't even work on my PS2 so luckily I still had my PSX to break out and beat it on. also on my rpg back catalog that I finally finished.. ff vi on the psx and ff iii and ff iv on the ds
I have been doing a bit of the same mixed in with current gen games. With so much new good stuff coming out it's difficult to decide and go back to the old stuff. The PS1 games don't get center stage so much on the big screens, but do well on the PSP. I actually really enjoyed the artistic stile to this game, the comic book speech, and dark themes.
Thisis good news all I need now is Xenogears, Parasite Eve 1&2, and Sony to bring in Legend of Dragoon and I am happy
still have mine. haven't finished it after all these years, but still good to have it.
on it, i was able to upgrade that Crossed shape sword ( forgot the name of it, the last boss uses it ) with Damascus, but getting the sword to drop is the hard part. Great game, and i loved how it actually ties in to Final Fantasy Tactics and FF12 Edit: let me explain, the world that was used for all the games are loosely related
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