Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin's PC Performance Is Being Ruined By Gorgeous Hair
The bald and the beautiful.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin has had some major issues since it launched on PC this month, but modders have found a way to improve the game. It turns out that all you need to ensure a stable experience, is to break out some hairclippers.
To fix this problem, Reddit user MorrisonGamer created a tool that gives everyone a haircut, essentially making the entire cast look like a Dr Evil group cosplay.
It's worth noting that Stranger of Paradise's PC performance is the result of more than just unruly hair. Resolution and visual issues stem from poorly-optimized character models, with one enemy in particular having an unnecessary number of polygons in its design. As pointed out in a ResetEra thread and on Twitter, a single bat has triple the polygons of Kiyru Kazuma's model in Yakuza 0.
FF Origins Strangers of Paradise seemingly has a lot of framerate (and resolution/visual) issues (especially on consoles), it's because their models are genuinely the worst optimized thing I've ever seen, including stuff like 30mb geometry for (some) common enemies. pic.twitter.com/IeZTg5QSMs— DeathChaos (@DeathChaos25) March 19, 2022
If you're playing the Final Fantasy spin-off on console--where it has much smoother performance--we've got you covered with some helpful tips to get you started on a journey where Jack Garland's trendy hair is fortunately safe. The game has received a mixed reception so far, although most critics agree that Stranger of Paradise is a charming spin-off that fully embraces its silliness.
"Stranger of Paradise is mostly a more focused version of Final Fantasy that shows some different directions for the series from its traditional games, even if those directions take it down paths that are sometimes a bit... stranger," Phil Hornshaw said in GameSpot's Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin review.
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