Sep 9, 2016
The Final Fantasy Series, Part 2
In this episode:
Final Fantasy series has lots of sequels and spinoffs that aren’t
part of the mainline, numbered series. There are some sequels, some
movies, and some mashups like Kingdom Hearts that just take the FF
characters and give them a new world to explore together. Some are
good and some (like the new Justice Monsters 5) are total garbage.
But which are which? (Hint: The new Kingsglaive movie is awesome.)
discuss our thoughts on Final Fantasy MMOs, and the gist of it is
that both of us wish they had called them Final Fantasy Online
instead of mainline numbered games. We have played both FFXI and
FFXIV, and XIV felt more like a Final Fantasy game, even though it
being an MMORPG made it so that the story couldn’t be anywhere near
as compelling as the single-player installments.
the old-school Final Fantasy games (I-VI) hold up to modern
standards? Some of them really do! But which ones? Bwahahahah,
listen to find out!
both love love love the remasters and re-releases of the series.
More people get to play the amazing games on whatever system they
want, either on a new console like the Playstation Vita, iOS or
Android, or even PC through services like Steam. Plus, we’re fans
of all the HD textures and new sprites/animations. It’s a win-win
for us (and for you folks who’ve never played them
Least Favorite Final Fantasy? III all the way. Not the Final
Fantasy III that was released on the SNES (that was actually VI,
but III with the poorly paced story, the crippled job system, and
the terrible player messaging that kept you unable to progress.
Avoid it at all costs (unless you’re a completionist like
Favorite Final Fantasy, though? IX all the way. But we also have
fondness for VIII for the best opening scene of any FF (link below)
and V because it wasn’t translated into English for so long that it
took effort and dedication to play.
- Favorite Villain for us? This is a tough one.
You’ll hear about it when you listen! But just so you
know...Exdeath from FFV, well, he’s a tree. For
- Favorite characters? Again, a totally tough
question, but it has changed over the years. Vivi is a constant
from FFIX, but there are others we talk about, too.
- Favorite Scenes? The opera FFVI ‘Maria and Draco’
(Aria di Mezzo Carattere),
The Ending to FFIX when Garnet is Queen and
they do “I Want to Be Your Canary” again and then Zidane and Garnet
are reunited, and
The Opening to FFVIII (Liberi
is the best place to start for newbies to FF series? (asked by
@chrisevans17 and @DestenLee on Twitter). Probably FFX for the
overall experience, but we go into lots of others for various
reasons, all depending on your tastes in gaming. But the biggest
surprise? Not Final Fantasy VII. Never FFVII first. And we’ll tell
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