Holy cow! FFIV will be huge!

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by GeekyGuy, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. GeekyGuy
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    GoNintendo has reported:

    "Final Fantasy IV is a big game no doubt, but it is coming on a big DS card as well. The card comes in at 1 gigabit, or 128 mb for those wondering. The extra space is needed for all the voice work in the game. Voice work wasn’t planned for the remake at the start, but obviously that changed once development got underway."

    Yikes! Time to get a bigger microSD. Good thing the CycloDS accomodates larger cards. [​IMG]
     
  2. Hadrian

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    Won't effect me, got a nice 4 gig CF, only problem is the god damn CGI cutscenes, I'm so bored with them on the DS!
     
  3. DBlaze

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    wasn't final fantasy III 128MB?
     
  4. Elrinth

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    what? there's already a few games out in 128 mbyte... Final Fantasy 3, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Ring of Fates is 128mbyte.
    I think Elite Beat Agents is that large
    and so is probably loads of other games. [​IMG]
     
  5. Veho

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    Crash of the Titans. And the game is so short, too.
     
  6. Harsky

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    Why stop at 1 gigabit, Ash proves you can make it 2 gigabit
     
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    wasn't ASH even bigger?
     
  8. lagman

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    Yes it was.
    There's already a bigger game on the NDS A.S.H. -256MB-
     
  9. GeekyGuy
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    Ah, I read it wrong. I was thinkin' it said gigabyte. Oops. [​IMG]
     
  10. Ducky

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    Can't be 1GB.. 128 MB is the max a NDS Game card could hold.. Nintendo will not let anything bigger then that due to the fact it WONT WORK on the DS !
     
  11. Grimalkin

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    Wrong, Archaic Sealed Heat is 256 mb (two gigabits for those who keep track that way). Nice try though.
     
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    And.. just tell everyone again why anything bigger than 128mb won't work on the DS? I was told theoretically DS games could be as big as 512mb, but I'm sure they can go even higher.
     
  13. War

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    I'm not really worried, I have 1G left on one of my cards, and I have an untouched 2Gb card just in case. :3
     
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    So is this game slated to be released in a 1 Gigabit or 1 gigaBYTE kart? 128MB VS 1024MB is a whole lot of difference here...
     
  15. TanookiSuit

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    Theoretically the NES stopped at 32kb games, but that didn't stop Castlevania 3 from being 512kb. Same story can be said for GB, SNES (theretically 32mb, but star ocean was more,) etc down the line. A handful at least at 'legal' levels never breached the so called cap with GBA(32mbyte) and N64(512mbit) coming to mind.

    Though I have to wonder...if Ash is on a 2gbit card (and it is) why the hell was DQ9 shown on 2 cards?!
     
  16. Nero

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    Yeah... ASH is 256 MB which is one huge-ass game.

    ~Nero
     
  17. jesterscourt

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    I thought that DQ9 pic was just a mockup?
     
  18. sonic209

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    no actually the games can only go as big as 256MB(2 gig) heres proof read the media specifications section
     
  19. Grimalkin

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    The bad part about referencing wikipedia is that they cannot post theoretical data. 256 MB may be the current max, but solid state media cards can get very very big. Theoretically, solid state media can be infinite (current theoretical specifications is that they can 'theoretically' achieve an exabyte, 10^18).
     
  20. TanookiSuit

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    I'm not buying the media specs on wiki. I'm sure there are some DS 'warioworld.com' leaked tech specs abound somewhere. Show me that. I've had copies of them for the GBC and GBA, also seen the N64 and GC versions too and they're fun reads.

    As Grim said, in theory there is no limit (aside from astronomical costs.)


    ...and jester, if it was a mockup, cool...but I never paid much attention other than seeing the questionable box art/setup.