Fabulous Final Fantasy Franchise Discussion Catch-all

My take on the opening of FF IX was that it's the first act of a romantic comedy.

So that video I was working on regarding Final Fantasy VI? I finally finished it.

Now to spend three months making a video on Final Fantasy IX!

Speaking of Final Fantasy IX, Square put out an "Inside FF9" video where some of the key members from its development discuss their time working on it. Biggest surprise that makes so much sense in hindsight: the look of the world was heavily inspired by The Dark Crystal.

Amarant totally looks like a muppet, now that you mention it. And Doctor Tot.

Personal favorite fan-service injector Final Fantasy Record Keeper just started its 4th anniversary celebration. Lots of fun little things thrown in.

Just in time for the release of FFVII, I finished IX on Switch. I’m glad I did - it cleared up my opinion on the game’s place in the series. For all my affection for it, it came out shortly before high school and thus I never replayed it like the other SNES and NES entries. I wasn’t sure if it was second or third favorite. Now I can confidently say it ranks behind VI and Tactics.

I liked IX. It was really comfortable, as in I felt it didn't try to be edgy and make a statement like VII or VIII, it was a fantasy save the world with as stereotypical characters. Perhaps one way to describe the game is that it didn't set my world on fire but it was a fun experience.

I actually had some gripes with the narrative. I like a lot of the character work, but the over-arching conflict becomes clear entirely too late in the game, and is a bad example of telling rather than showing. You literally learn the truth about the state of the world from a disembodied voice across the course of the final dungeon.

When the game leaves that storybook element and becomes a mixture of DBZ and Final Fantasy Goes to Tim Burton Town, I largely drop out as well. Everything up until then is wonderful. I wouldn't say stereotypical characters at all, though. Even if the Princess that wants to see the world has been done before, Garnett feels like a much more real and realized character than those other instances. There's certainly an effort to play around with expectations, but not for the sake of subversion. More in the sake of telling a good story.

Place your bets on whether or not it ever sees release at all.

Nor should they trust him given his record of finishing projects in any reasonable amount of time.

I'm still holding out hope for TWEWY 2. By that point, it will be Neku and Shiki's children running around Shibuya...

sometimesdee wrote:

I'm still holding out hope for TWEWY 2. By that point, it will be Neku and Shiki's children running around Shibuya...

Me too! Funny you mention it today; the Squeenix store just started shipping their Neku Bring Arts figure (according to the notification I got this morning)...

beeporama wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

I'm still holding out hope for TWEWY 2. By that point, it will be Neku and Shiki's children running around Shibuya...

Me too! Funny you mention it today; the Squeenix store just started shipping their Neku Bring Arts figure (according to the notification I got this morning)...

Nice!