Final Fantasy VII: Kind Of REDACTED In Retrospect

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INDANITY, YUFFIE WAS THE BEST PART OF 7.

c(''c) (Leee), Thursday, 12 January 2006 20:34 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.ffantasyh.com/galleries/yuffie/

A BOLD QUAHOG (ex machina), Thursday, 12 January 2006 21:49 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.melissauran.com/hentai/ClodandYuffie.jpg [NSFW - controversial mod edit]

A BOLD QUAHOG (ex machina), Thursday, 12 January 2006 21:51 (fourteen years ago) link

goddamit jon, link that shit

kingfish russian bigamist (kingfish 2.0), Thursday, 12 January 2006 21:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh, guess I didn't need to change the thread title.

Laura H. (laurah), Thursday, 12 January 2006 22:03 (fourteen years ago) link

'sokay

kingfish russian bigamist (kingfish 2.0), Thursday, 12 January 2006 22:04 (fourteen years ago) link

I was gonna say "that's pretty tame" and then I finally saw teh cock.

Flower King of Flies (noodle vague), Thursday, 12 January 2006 22:32 (fourteen years ago) link

There's another picture in that gallery where Yuffie looks like a can opener.

Laura H. (laurah), Thursday, 12 January 2006 22:36 (fourteen years ago) link

OH U GUYZ

sleep (sleep), Thursday, 12 January 2006 22:39 (fourteen years ago) link

I WOULD LIKE ALL TO KNOW THAT THAT WAS NOT WHAT I HAD IN MIND.

c(''c) (Leee), Friday, 13 January 2006 00:28 (fourteen years ago) link

ffx for nes

rio natsume, Monday, 16 January 2006 10:47 (fourteen years ago) link

I really think, btw, that FF7 was the beginning of the end for Square's quality control (A BOLD CLAM indeed, I know)

I don't know if your clam holds up to inspection when considering their entire line of stuff since FF7 (b/c the only Square game I've played to completion since that came out is Parasite Eve), but the lack of quality control sure pissed me off during my initial playthrough of the game after it came out. It seemed to me obvious that I was playing an unfinished game once I got past being totally enthralled by the early city stuff. All of a sudden, little touches started disappearing, like the branching dialogue boxes for the relationship subplots. I suppose that that Earthbound review duder would claim that that was just a brilliant bit of misdirection on Square's part, but the way it was handled was really sloppy. Moving on from the first part of the game, the overworld seemed nowhere near as interesting or well-formed an environment as the city was. Is that comparing apples and oranges a bit? Maybe, but why did the characters have to leave that environment at all? All the characters in the party that weren't part of the terrorist group just felt superfluous (especially Cait Sith-- WTF Japanese kawaii bullshit). And why did the third CD basically just contain the final boss?

Chris F. (servoret), Monday, 16 January 2006 12:37 (fourteen years ago) link

That's awesome, Rio. I'm going to start playing that tonight. xpost

Laura H. WHO IS A GIRL (laurah), Monday, 16 January 2006 16:22 (fourteen years ago) link

I hated the way you had to fight every single random battle on the plains to get experience, otherwise your characters were too shit to fight the big bosses. Sometimes you'd just finish a battle and then that fucking annoying noise again, jesus!!!

I can't remember what I changed cait sith's name to, but I'm sure it was better than cait sith.

Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 17 January 2006 13:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Was it Algernon Vang?

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Tuesday, 17 January 2006 13:53 (fourteen years ago) link

I tend not to have much problem with long cutscenes, seeing as that's when I go to the bathroom. Plus I actually have really fond memories of the high-level spell cutscenes, because once you got into the really long ones they kept advancing them, almost with every single use, to the point where it seemed like any higher spell level would have to involve destroying the entire universe. I mean, first the dragon comes out of the atmosphere, and then it comes from behind the sun or something, and then by the end the damn thing zooms out to some dark planet even beyond Pluto and the giant mega-dragon spends five minutes racing through the entire solar system and then homing back in one your one enemy's ass -- that was #7, right? That was pretty sweet.

nabisco (nabisco), Wednesday, 18 January 2006 21:49 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.j-fan.com/gamehumor/ssffvii.jpg

Laura H. (laurah), Friday, 20 January 2006 17:52 (fourteen years ago) link

first the dragon comes out of the atmosphere, and then it comes from behind the sun or something, and then by the end the damn thing zooms out to some dark planet even beyond Pluto and the giant mega-dragon spends five minutes racing through the entire solar system and then homing back in one your one enemy's ass

yeh, and after all that it causes only 200 damage or something.
i have very fond memories of ff vii, as i was very ill at the time i played it & the only thing i could cope with was switching on my console & then lying in bed pressing x and o repeatedly.

zappi (joni), Friday, 20 January 2006 22:04 (fourteen years ago) link

Chrono Cross had plenty of these overblown cutscene attack segments(like the meteor attack, etc)

hell, even Planescape and Anachronax had them, and both games made explicit where they cribbed it from

kingfish kuribo's shoe (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 20 January 2006 22:12 (fourteen years ago) link

A LITTLE BIRDY TELLS ME THAT ONE OF OUR FORUM REGULARS HAS BEEN PLAYING THE SHIT OUT OF THIS GAME THIS WEEKEND

Dan (Haws) Perry (Dan Perry), Sunday, 22 January 2006 19:47 (fourteen years ago) link

Not true, I uninstalled it earlier this week. And then watched Advent Children anyway.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Sunday, 22 January 2006 21:01 (fourteen years ago) link

i have yet to see advent children. is it any good?

kingfish kuribo's shoe (kingfish 2.0), Sunday, 22 January 2006 23:38 (fourteen years ago) link

NO

adam (adam), Monday, 23 January 2006 01:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Yes

VIDEO STRESS (blastocyst), Monday, 23 January 2006 04:08 (fourteen years ago) link

FIGHT IT OUT WITH DICKS

kingfish kuribo's shoe (kingfish 2.0), Monday, 23 January 2006 05:33 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

this is sort of adorable

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKq9iJMXs8Y

Jordan, Friday, 21 December 2007 18:23 (twelve years ago) link

this thread makes me so sad because its mostly kind of right. i used to have a poster of cloud--this whole game was my life for like 6 months.

max, Friday, 21 December 2007 18:27 (twelve years ago) link

What is wrong w/ you people Yuffie is so obviously the best followed closely by Cait Sith.

Leee, Friday, 21 December 2007 18:54 (twelve years ago) link

Ugh, that video has horrible sound quality. I will go FULLBORE NOSTALGIA and say those pop-midi soundtracks of IV-VI were vastly superior the more film-like scores to VIII and later.

Nhex, Friday, 21 December 2007 18:59 (twelve years ago) link

i stand by my comments upthread.

Jordan, Friday, 21 December 2007 19:07 (twelve years ago) link

I think the quality is fine in the Youtube video, it's just the actual performance itself that has problems. I demand perfection in my RPG battle themes, and the younger the performers are, the more perfection I demand! 110%.

Z S, Friday, 21 December 2007 19:29 (twelve years ago) link

"Still More Fighting" is the best song in the game.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTqX9IKmZtQ

abanana, Friday, 21 December 2007 19:32 (twelve years ago) link

This is actually pretty awesome

The chocobo theme performed on dual guitars by Zack Kim, the goto hangout buddy in 6th grade, who also performs the Simpsons theme and Super Mario Bros. song upon request.

Z S, Friday, 21 December 2007 19:55 (twelve years ago) link

ha, that last kid is sick!

Jordan, Friday, 21 December 2007 20:20 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

An early ILG classick

kingfish, Monday, 9 March 2009 07:58 (eleven years ago) link

I've softened on FFVII quite a lot but overlong cut-scenes can still fuck right off.

SB ya later, alligator (Noodle Vague), Monday, 9 March 2009 08:12 (eleven years ago) link

probably my favourite gaming memory, but yeah i wouldn't go back to it.

Anthony, I am not an Alcoholic & Drunk (darraghmac), Monday, 9 March 2009 09:56 (eleven years ago) link

I realise there might be something wrong with me but i still go back to it. recently to finish of the emerald weapon, and i certainly will give ruby a try sometime in the future

sonderangerbot, Monday, 9 March 2009 11:46 (eleven years ago) link

ugh I hate that I titled this thread this

Wes HI DEREson (HI DERE), Monday, 9 March 2009 12:53 (eleven years ago) link

find it kind of retarded, in retrospect?

i still love this game, and also hate it

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Monday, 9 March 2009 14:27 (eleven years ago) link

i had the orchestral score

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Monday, 9 March 2009 14:27 (eleven years ago) link

SEPHIROTH! dun dun dun dun dun dundun SEPHIROTH!!

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Monday, 9 March 2009 14:28 (eleven years ago) link

sephiroth will never lose his awesomeness though.

Anthony, I am not an Alcoholic & Drunk (darraghmac), Monday, 9 March 2009 15:06 (eleven years ago) link

ya that one-winged angel track is tha hotness

boner state university (cankles), Monday, 9 March 2009 17:27 (eleven years ago) link

i wish i could find CD1 so i could sell this

abanana, Monday, 9 March 2009 17:35 (eleven years ago) link

See, I've played other PC RPGs that people have madly repped for (particularly Arcanum and the Fallout series) and been seriously "eh" about them. The thing that made the Black Isle/Bioware games so outstanding was that they managed to get the seamless actionesque interface properly on top of the turn-based combat system; that revolution in and of itself completely flipped expectations from RPGs to another level, whereas FFVII basically made console RPGs focus on cutscenes and stat-fiddling.

I will not deny that the storyline to FFVII is great. It's some seriously excellent narrative. I found the actual game mechanics irritating, though; even when it came out for the PC, I had absolutely no desire to pick it up (I'd played it on my roommate's PS and I was moving out due to getting married.)

― Dan (But Yeah, Cait Sith Is Retardo) Perry (Dan Perry), Thursday, January 12, 2006 12:18 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

hah, i'm playin BG1 right now and those 2 games (fallout[awesome], arcanum[sux]) are my main points of comparison. i have a lot of problems with it, mostly gameplay related - just a lot of dumb design decisions. like, if you're implementing a regimented, RTS-style group formation movement system that makes it impossible to maneuver in tight spaces, make sure that half the game's environments (ie. all the interiors) aren't comprised of ventilation duct-sized corridors and matchbox houses. and the fact that enemies respawn WHILE YOU'RE IN an area drives me nuts, it's basically the same as random battles and possibly is worse. it's got some things going for it tho, like great strategic depth to the fighting and it's pretty immersive. i think it's just that everything lives in the shadow of fallout for me now.

boner state university (cankles), Monday, 9 March 2009 19:52 (eleven years ago) link

Honestly, BG2 kicks all kinds of shit out of BG1. It's seriously amazing.

Wes HI DEREson (HI DERE), Monday, 9 March 2009 20:04 (eleven years ago) link

(there are still some pathing issues but MAN the story is about a bazillion times better)

Wes HI DEREson (HI DERE), Monday, 9 March 2009 20:04 (eleven years ago) link

there’s at least one implementation of that game mechanic outside of having to play final fantasy eight, you know

― the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Friday, April 3, 2020 8:32 PM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

The only one I know of is through that square app but they no longer have online play

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 11 April 2020 02:42 (five months ago) link

it took me a few minutes to place the voice actor who plays Wedge: it’s Matt Jones, who played Badger on Breaking Bad. And the character is kind of like an optimistic, less-stoned Badger

mh, Saturday, 11 April 2020 03:20 (five months ago) link

as far as I can tell, Cloud is now dating every female character. And also probably Sephiroth.

mh, Saturday, 11 April 2020 03:21 (five months ago) link

jim i swear every year someone does it on iOS with the serial numbers filed off -- e.g. here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/elementimals/id452197048 -- but i don't know if there's any recent versions still working on modern iOS iterations

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Saturday, 11 April 2020 03:51 (five months ago) link

i am not sure if this game is "good" but it's fun and very strange and very much interested in its own remake-ness.

adam, Sunday, 12 April 2020 14:09 (five months ago) link

the latter being what i was referring to upthread that made me interested in it

ciderpress, Sunday, 12 April 2020 14:37 (five months ago) link

Game is very horny
Aerith is very annoying
Chadley is a little fucking weirdo and I wish I could smack him

Music is great

In the middle of a strangely sequenced bit where Cloud just sort of chills out for hours after a major catastrophe

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Sunday, 12 April 2020 15:15 (five months ago) link

no PS4/didn't play but watched the entire game online m/l start to finish on a cpl twitch streams. pretty amazing! def a surplus of drawn out parts and a little melodramatic but overall beautiful, they did really great things with all of the characters and the soundtrack is about as good as you could hope for. And after a cpl days thinking about the ending and how they remixed + restructured the game... pretttty fuckin smart!

lumen (esby), Monday, 13 April 2020 20:07 (five months ago) link

have they nailed the psychedelia of the origibal game? sooo trippy in places

thomasintrouble, Monday, 13 April 2020 20:46 (five months ago) link

It's less trippy, I think. You lose a bit by having expensive orchestras playing everything instead of cheap but extremely evocative ps1 electronic noises. Like the mako reactor music does not chill me to my core any more for example

Also lots of gaps that your imagination filled in the original game are now filled by realistic character models and voice acting

Every time I think I'm going to finish this game I get north of midnight and get attacked by 300 robots in a labyrinthine facility that didn't look like it could be that big from the outside

Reserving judgment on the ending til I see it but I am fairly up for them pruning/abridging the less iconic bits from the middle bit of the original game. I won't be disappointed if I don't get to fight for my life for eight hours while traversing the network of sewers beneath the Costa del fuckin Sol

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Thursday, 23 April 2020 09:37 (five months ago) link

ILG: the gaming board where no one has time for Final Fantasy VII Remake, really

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Thursday, 23 April 2020 11:57 (five months ago) link

It's really good! But when are we going to get to the fuckin fireworks factory!!

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Thursday, 23 April 2020 12:13 (five months ago) link

I was going to download this but I'd have to delete some games off my PS4 to make space for it and I don't actually care enough to do that

DJP, Thursday, 23 April 2020 13:49 (five months ago) link

I'm to the point where I've almost finished fighting my way up the stairs as the Turks are hovering in a helicopter getting ready to drop the plate. Taking my time, I guess

mh, Thursday, 23 April 2020 14:01 (five months ago) link

I won't be disappointed if I don't get to fight for my life for eight hours while traversing the network of sewers beneath the Costa del fuckin Sol

i haven't played the game, only read about it, but correct me if i'm wrong in thinking that it is more likely that you will instead have to fight for 16-24 hours in the sewers beneath the Costa del fucking Sol, with a bunch of expanded scenes and mini-bosses

let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Thursday, 23 April 2020 15:06 (five months ago) link

man I have played a lot of ff7 and yet I'd completely erased that whole section from my memory. almost tempted to invest in a ps4 on lockdown but not sure it's really what i need in my life

The Cognitive Peasant (ogmor), Thursday, 23 April 2020 15:08 (five months ago) link

At this point, Costa del Sol is probably going to be in like... part 3 or something

mh, Thursday, 23 April 2020 15:16 (five months ago) link

Not a spoiler at this point, but the released remake thus far only covers Midgar, from what I've read

mh, Thursday, 23 April 2020 15:17 (five months ago) link

the name 'costa del sol' is a sleeper hit for one of the wackiest real-world-appropriated name choices in all japanese video game development

and man i hope there's someone out there who's really really hyped for this and somehow hadn't learned it only covers midgar, and after their 60-hour midgar experience they're furious that the game ends there

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Friday, 24 April 2020 07:30 (five months ago) link

Woulda been me eventually

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 24 April 2020 08:17 (five months ago) link

I’m glad the kind-of-spoiler I read is actually something that becomes clear as you’re playing, regarding the weird spectres

mh, Friday, 24 April 2020 15:17 (five months ago) link

Big fan of Cloud's mom being called Claudia

The late game bit where some toughs sic a monster on you in a junkyard with great fanfare is also good clean mischief

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Monday, 27 April 2020 19:24 (five months ago) link


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