World Of Final Fantasy's Meagre PC Port Comes With Some Powerful Cheats

Former PlayStation 4 and Vita exclusive World of Final Fantasy arrived on PC this week, though don't get too excited. It's locked at 30fps, has next to no video options and those that are present can't be accessed in game. Instead, PC players got some pretty powerful built-in cheats.

Freshly downloaded from Steam, World of Final Fantasy initially opens in windowed mode, with no obvious means to adjust it. Rather than include the video options in the game proper, the port features a standalone configuration tool, accessed by right-clicking the game name in the Steam library. Are you ready for this?

Four options, that's all we get. We can go full screen or windowed, adjust the resolution, change the shadow resolution and enable or disable post-processing. That's it. Unfortunate.

While a lot of Steam users in the game's discussion section are upset about the 30fps lock, I don't mind it so much. It's how I played it on the PlayStation 4, and better than I played it on the stuttering Vita, and that's fine.

I just wish there were more ways to play with display resolution and effects, maybe support for my ultra widescreen monitor.

Otherwise it's still World of Final Fantasy, one of my favourite modern FF games. Strategic turn-based combat, adorable critters, plenty of cameos and a sharp sense of humour -- it's all here.

The game would go much faster if I could stop taking screenshots.

All here and then some. While they couldn't add in display options, Square Enix did manage to tuck in five powerful cheats, much like they have done with the PC ports of older Final Fantasy games.

There's "Free AP," which removes the cost from casting abilities, allowing players to spam their most powerful attacks. "Free Champions" takes away the requirements for summoning powerful guest characters into battle. "Max Gil" and "Max Battle Items" are self-explanatory. Finally we get the option to disable random encounters altogether.

Hrm.

My advice? If you've never played the game before, avoid the cheats completely. There's a lot of fun to be had in building parties of captured critters into formidable fighting teams and taking them into battle to see how they do. These cheats could water down that experience considerably.

If you have played, as I have, then go to town. I am going to hunt down every creature I missed in my PlayStation play-through, fill out my "Who's Who" compendium and basically do all the extra stuff I didn't have time to the first time around. All at a partially-blazing 30 FPS.


Comments

    That's nice but is there an option to instantly jump to the next character's turn during battle? Even with the fast forward button permanently held down combat was still mostly waiting around 3 or more seconds for the next person's turn to come up.

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    PC Port

    Limited to 30
    No graphics options

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      That's some lazy shit right there.

        That's Square Enix right there. Thank Christ they didn't put Denuvo in it or it wouldn't even be able to maintain the capped 30FPS. Why the hell do Japanese Devs/Publishers still think 30FPS is what PC Gaming should be?! I think it's because they can't code for PC, so they lazily port it to PC (probably using an inbuilt emulator) and lock the FPS at 30 because the game would run twice as fast in 60FPS and 4x as fast at 120FPS because they can't code to save their lives.

        I still remember the Final Fantasy XIII Debacle with a 720p lock that Durante fixed, before Squeenix added 1080p support in a patch (Squeenix probably also used Durante's patch so they didn't have to do the work).

        Then some games from Japan, like Raiden V, that support 1080p @60FPS boast about it like it's some magical new technology when gamers want an Unlocked FPS and to make full use of their 4K monitor! Well at least Raiden V isn't 640x480-1280x720 locked and 30FPS.

        But I won't buy WOFF because I have a 120Hz monitor and 30FPS doesn't cut it for me! Hopefully Durante can savage this lazy port and fix it into something wonderful.

    I hate it when developers add cheats like this. FFVII didn't need them and neither does this.
    Cheat codes were cool when I was 10 and playing the Megadrive, totally pointless now. I want to work for trophies and unlockables, not be given them.

    I'm confused it's a AAA publisher adding cheats to a game but I don't see a price for the cheat micro transaction anywhere

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