Video games are an incredible art form. Playing one for the first time and experiencing everything it has to offer is a truly special experience. You get to watch the story unfold and experience its twists and turns. Many of … Continue reading How the Final Fantasy VII Remake Changed My Perspective of the Original
Final Fantasy VII is one of those popular games that you never stop hearing about in the gaming community. Everyone talks about it, often hyping it up to be “one of the best games ever made”, largely due to its … Continue reading A Critical Rant of Final Fantasy VII
This column originally ran on February 23, 2010. The year was 1997. America was waiting for its next great RPG, one that would catapult the genre to new heights in the country. Instead, it got Final Fantasy VII, which confused … Continue reading Checkpoint: Final Fantasy VII
At the end of last year, Square Enix released Final Fantasy: Dissidia Duodecim (or something…I’m gonna be honest, I don’t care enough to figure out the real title), a game in which the main characters from all the Final Fantasy games duke it out with the central antagonists. The game is decently fun and rich with the series’ history, but the plot manages to be even dumber than its premise would lead you to believe, and the script reads like a 7-year-old’s fan fiction. An illiterate 7-year-old.
Anyway, when you load up the game and pass the unnecessarily long tutorial, you are tasked with choosing which hero’s quest to first embark on. The good news is that I had already planned to select which Final Fantasy character to use first based on which installment in the series was my favorite. The bad news is that I had no idea which one that is (I am terrible at making any sort of exclusive choices). In order to work through this dilemma that I’m sure you are now deeply invested in, I decided to utilize a very in-depth process to arrive at my selection. Sit back; I know you’re excited.
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