I was very excited to receive this game but disappointed to find that it freezes 100% of the time. No exaggerating there. I'm a new father with little game time and was unable to get past loading the disk and selecting it from my home screen. What gives? It did have a curious orange sticker on both sides of disk. I'm assuming to help with skipping? Whatever the case is I'm not desperate enough to wait for another disk in the mail and will not be playing the remastered version.
It's cheaper, it's faster, it's less buggy, and it makes more sense. It'll also cost you the same $50 to get the games + the system used versus buying a new version of classics that really were better off back when they came out.
Remakes of games historically are poor just like randomized ports and this is no different. It's slow, it's buggy, it's annoying, and if you were there when it first came out it's just prettier but honestly if you're playing RPGs for their graphics you may want to rethink your strategy anyway.
All in all it's a loss. It only has nostalgic value and honestly it's about time we stopped paying for the same thing as gamers more than once in my opinion.
This game is full of bugs! They obviously did not do enough QC to detect and eliminate all of the problems! It freezes at the loading screen about 50% of the time. Because I am a playstation plus member, my save files get uploaded to the cloud every night. After this happens, the PS3 can not find the save file. Every morning I have to go and copy the online save file to my PS3. After doing that, you have a 50/50 shot as to whether it will load or not.
This is still a great game, no doubt, but wasting twenty minutes hoping that it will start is not cool. I also hate the fact that this game has a long loading cycle every few minutes, and that you can not skip the cutscenes that you have watched 20 times.