I would like for you to fill out our latest poll. I'll sit down to chat with you after you've given me your thoughts.
There was a time, you know, when we were going to make this. The second Final Fantasy VII came out, we were really going to go all out with a new game.
I remember, for years. Call me old-fashioned, but I always wanted a final play. It would take hours. I was a huge fan of the Final Fantasy series, and I understood that while there were a lot of great Final Fantasy games out there, there were all kinds of Final Fantasy you could play. So I started to love how good the original Final Fantasy VII was.
Most people won't remember what it was about it, but I liked how good it was. I really liked the mood of it. I liked the strength of it. I liked how there were battles and then other things. And yeah, it was a good job of giving me lots of puzzles. But the best part was the game-play. I got to design my own campaign, my own game. I got to pick my own fights. I got to choose my weapon of choice. And I got to bring in spells I had used before, weapons that really worked for me. You know, standard stuff.
And then the game went into a social, political, and introspective mode. It did some really great things with memory. Did you notice that the last few minutes of the last mission in the game were all about abandoned love, with all of its sadness and regret and anger? I liked that. That was one of my favorite parts of the game.
Besides, what game does that? When is this game gonna come out again, and are we going to really learn some lessons from it?
And how do we settle all these questions? We'll talk to you after we figure that out, will we?
And my take on Cid, that Cid you do? I was always fascinated by how he tried to defend these little side quests. Who could resist that insane recurring "light sword" in the beginning stages of the game?
I liked the use of swords and shields and different kinds of sorcery, you know? And the fact that I got to spend a whole game doing the internalized shtick I do when I beat a bad battle in real life.
But I really liked the final battle at the beginning. You know, that whole fight at the city gate and that last mission, the mission you can only complete with Cloud and your life-support A.I. friend Influx? That was a really pretty thing, man.
And the villain, huh? I've always enjoyed the villain, even though that asshole was such a weak little dick. But yeah, I really enjoyed this one. It wasn't as easy as it should have been. The main city was a bunch of treasure troves I'd never even seen. I don't know how people could have just walked right into these stuff. It was just a lot of weird stuff.
But you know what I didn't like? I didn't like the event at the end of the game, where they take away my life force and I die.
I was just dying. But it was horrible. Just horrible. I keep looking for some sort of compensation or explanation. And so many games end in this same way. But it just shouldn't end that way.
The thing that stuck with me the most was this little glitch we had on the ship when we first landed. The condition was that when I saw a little ship, I was supposed to stand up and shout "Wow" and push the button and everything would be fixed. But it just clicked into place and it was one of those moments when I just stood there for a second and then I died.
And if you want to tell me something that I don't already know, I'm really excited to talk to you about that.
Thanks, fans. You got me good.