My favorite screenshot of all at the moment (as of Mar 27, 2007)
What screenshots and videos do you have for Final Fantasy 2?
Screenshot #1: HP maxed so early in the game's story
The neat thing that keeps me at FF2 is that, as soon as I get Mindu, the first "extra" character you get, you can go pretty much anywhere on FF2's world and you don't even need to follow along with the story either. It first starts with normal play, like most players would. After finishing the first events, and you obtain Mindu, rather than going through Semitt Falls, you can power up your characters to things like this. No Gamesharks or cheats are even required, but finding the right enemies can make this a bit tricky to accomplish. Sooner or later, you can access the last town in the game and buy the best weapons you get for 2/3 of the game, and still not having finished the part of the game's story involving Semitt Falls. It seems like I used a Gameshark for maxing the HP, but I lost the device 2 or so years ago, but then again, note the play time of 53:25. Yep, 53 2/5 hours at it and I have the HP maxed. MP is quite a bit up there as well, but it's certainly not maxed out, and neither are most of the stats (endurance is though).
Screenshot #2: A surprise enemy early in the game is too easy
I've actually earned the privelege of being able to go through Semitt Falls and do this kind of damage to every enemy (2500 on goblins). This enemy is only present once in this area (Semitt Falls) throughout the entire game. This thing just has a fairly high defense which makes it not possible to do the 2000+ damage. I've actually encountered this enemy as a normal enemy well before this point (when I only had about 100 HP or so).
Screenshot #3: Huge damage with a spell on the first boss
The boss of Semitt Falls is far too easy an unchallenging with these kinds of stats. Whoever knew that a spell could do that? Spells are often very weak in such games that I almost always avoid using them. Using a phyical attack could quite well have done double that damage (and that's level 16 holy as well!). Doing this sort of thing makes the game very entertaining and helps me keep at it.
Screenshot #4: Over 2400 damage on an enemy
With my end-of-game type stats, doing this kind of damage is well within reach. I've actually exceeded 2500 damage with this particular weapon and could, with stronger weapons and a maxed strength, do over 3000 damage.
Screenshot #5: Saving a game with Normal difficulty
I'm actually playing the harder version of the game, the normal difficulty setting. Here, I just happened to just leave Semitt Falls and upon leaving, I saved my game.
Screenshot #6: Getting Josef - what a weakling!
That's the thing about FF2. By powering up the 3 main characters, you very frequently get major weaklings that could hardly scratch the kinds of enemies the other 3 can manage solo. This sort of thing very strongly mimics what I had going on in my mind game in June of 2002, over 4 years before even playing this game to this point and 2 1/2 years before I even owned it. Unlike this case, however, my mind game's case is far more extreme than this. This game is the closest I've been to actually doing as I did in my mind game. Just look at Josef's basic stats and compare that to the other 3. The difference is so huge that even Firion's level 9 poison spell is enough to take Josef's HP to zero. Just 2 hours later, Josef's HP could easily end up in the 2000's.
Screenshot #7: Firion's stats
Just to give you an idea what I have, just look at my character's stats. Screenshots 7 through 9 show the powerhouses. This is Firion. Stats max out at 99 (except attack which, for some odd reason, is the only one that doesn't seem to have a limit).
Screenshot #8: Maria's stats
Like Firion, Maria is also near the upper end for many of the stats. She's more geared toward spells in my case (cure is used so frequently), as well as agility.
Screenshot #9: Gus's stats
Like both Firion and Maria, Gus is also near the upper end for many of the stats. In my case, he's more toward white magic and physical power.
Screenshot #10: Josef's stats at the very start
When I say a weakling (as with screenshot number 6 above), I mean it. Just look at these stats compared to that of the other 3. Now that is a serious weakling. This is what he's like when you first get him. The other 3, who could handle the enemies at the very end of the game, are just like how I was in my mind game in 2002 (with Chief Mandar and Tu being like Josef here) - always ready with cure and life.
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My videos at YouTube - below are videos considered special to me that use the XviD codec.
SMB2 - Super High in Bead Screen - (cheat used: stopping the clock) Ever wonder what things are like when going 2400 mph straight up and the views you get from the extreme height (10 miles high)? Sure that kind of speed would get you to your friend's house 10 miles away in the matter of a few seconds, but the wrong scaling in the game tells otherwise. This video takes you almost to the edge of the clipping as it's that high. Once I do get tossed up, do you think I can land on the stage again and actually make the goal (considering it's practically invisible due to the extreme height and that it comes up so fast (and a bug that causes random small speed changes))? The only cheat used was to stop the clock, otherwise I'd have ran out of time when just passing 1000 mph on the way back down. This way, you can get the full experience of the sheer speed. Video specs: 2 minutes, 27 1/3 seconds long, 29.97 fps, 6.62 MB (ZIP file - video itself is 6.94 MB), 428x300 resolution, AVI video format, XviD codec.