DAY 30 - Has Final Fantasy made an impact in your life? If so, how? If not, what do you like about the whole series itself?
omg such a deep question.
As a bit of a preface, I got into Final Fantasy through playing Square’s other games (and to some extent, Pokemon games). My first real RPG was Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: Tara’s Adventure (which is the greatest game ever k.) that I got in some mall for 6 dollars. After some research, well as much “research” as a 10 year old can do efficiently, I found that Enix and Square had merged and became the one Square Enix, and I ended up keeping a good eye on them and what kind of rad-totally-awesome games they’d release.
My first Final Fantasy was either Final Fantasy X-2/X or IV. I rented the first two at a local video rental store (Video King R.I.P.), and I was a bit… confused. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing in them; the fact that the rental time was only 3 days didn’t really help me getting immersed in them. I random bought IV Advance used for like 3 dollars and was immediately hooked on the crazy story and really fun gameplay.
After that, I just got hooked on the Final Fantasy series (along with Dragon Quest yayayayay). The Final Fantasy games (and Dragon Quest, Pokemon, etc.) games really helped me figure out what I like in video games. I love JRPGs with retarded amounts of stats to screw with. I also like sweeping stories and some really wacky, but cool character designs.
It’s also kinda influenced my passions. I found out how much I love art and really creative stories from these games. I probably wouldn’t have done a whole lot of art of any sorts if I didn’t come across the beautiful art designs of these games.
DAY 29 - How many Final Fantasy games do you own?
Physically, I own Final Fantasy I, II, III, IV, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII, and XIII along with X-2 and XIII-2. I have emulated V and VI. So about 14 games I guess?
DAY 28 - If Final Fantasy Type-0, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, and Final Fantasy XIV were the last games to be made. How would you feel?
I’M DYING INSIDE WHY OMG WHY IS THIS HAPPENING NONONONO. MY EMOTIONS MY FEELING MY SOUL DYING DYING DYING DYING
DAY 27 - Favorite Scene in any game
I couldn’t think of any other moment in any of the games that gave me as many chills and was as haunting as this ending. The results of the story in XIII-2 are dark, depressing, and orchestrated beautifully. It only gets better when you look into the Fabula Nova Crystallis lore to tie it all in. Bhunivelze u cray.
DAY 22 - Favorite Theme
This question was too general so I divided it up into 3 things.
Favorite Battle Theme
Easy. Final Fantasy XIII’s Blinded By Light is the single most catchy and inspiring piece of battle music I have ever heard. Omg those strings near the middle asdfdhjgdhshkadfhadfg. Even after 130+ hours of XIII, I never got sick of it. Blinded By Light
Favorite Boss Theme
I’d probably have to say Enemy Assault from Final Fantasy X. That song gave so much uneasiness to all the boss fights and kept you on your toes. This or Test of the L’Cie from XIII are my favorite boss themes. Enemy Assault Test of the L’Cie
Favorite Location Theme
This one is really really hard. My top 2 are probably Invisible Invader from XIII-2 (kinda cheating since I haven’t been really counting the sequels in my lists too much) or Besaid from X. They’re both so smoooooooooth. I’d put Dust to Dust from XIII, The Royal City of Rabanastre from XII, Road to the Summit from III, and like most location themes really. They’re all so good. Invisible Invader Besaid
DAY 21 - Favorite Boss Battle Judge Ghis
This is probably just specific to me, but I always thought this was one of the best bosses in XII. It’s early on, and I feel like it’s the first actual boss (even though there are a few before it). It requires you to play really smart and use your party to the fullest.
You fight him like 120359 times and each time is challenging and satisfying to beat.
She’s retardedly hard, but that makes it all the more gratifying when you finally beat her. Zombie + Full Cure? Go die. Harlot. Slattern. Strumpet.
This stupid thing was always so hard and memorable. Stupid metrosexual idiot thing.
DAY 19 - Favorite Battle System
Final Fantasy XIII’s battle system was so perfect mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Even though it didn’t feel as personalized (or even that RPG like) compared to like any other Final Fantasy, it was just such a blast that I didn’t care. It was like a fighting game. Cancelling actions and going into Tortoise at the exact time omggggggggggggggggg. It really rewarded knowledge of the game and it was amazing. Also, the battle theme adfghklnjkladgh