xeno_freak (xeno_freak) wrote in antisquareenix,

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And in a puff of smoke she appeared...

I just joined, so I'm taking the opportunity to say 'Howdy' ^_^
Anyways, I have a love/hate relationship with Square... although admittedly mostly love.
My first ever RPG and PS game was FF7 which just blew me away, and immedietly set an incredibly high benchmark. (And by the way I only care about valid reasons or simple personal preference for bashing that game, because I'm sick of whiny fanboys/girls leveling it just because it was popular. Mainstrean is not automatically bad, and vice versa.)
FF8 was then a real letdown for me. I felt a bit cheated, and it's not because it wasn't a good game, because compared to other RPG offerings out there and taken on its own merits, it was. But it wasn't a great game by any measure. I felt Square was resting on its laurels after FF7. I mean sure, they gave us eye-candy galore but graphics is always something that adds onto an existing base created primarily by story and characters.
The story in FF8 is only vaguely coherent and the whole time compression deal felt tacked on and a bit of a let down. Characters excepting Selphie and Zell were generally bland and COME ON??!! All from the same orphanage??!! How EXCEPTIONALLY conveniant. Won't have to bother with more than one-line backstories then.

I don't really care about gameplay etc, (although I do appreciate them). I just love stories and characters which I access through any medium possible, whether manga, anime, movies, books or games. These are the things, in an RPG, which keep me at least, coming back for more and enthralled with what will happen next.
Final word: I'll kick your ass in my dreams SquareEnix, if you even eyeball those laurels, but *huggles* for FF7, xenogears, and vagrant story ^_^

Oh, join me next time, and possibly beat the crap out of me with Robo in your daydreams, when I ever-so-gently bash Chrono Trigger and Cross. *builds fanboy/girl proof bunker*
(but truly truly, I'll be gentle. Tis a good game. And Frog kicks ass.)

/end rant
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I'm gonna bash you for not only playing FF7 to the end, but actually liking it. I honestly didn't think it was that great of a game to warrant the "Final Fantasy" name.. seriously. I didn't cry once in that whole game.. I think I cried more playing FFX than I did for FF7.
I honestly like Ff7 more than X, but I give them both a meh.
What's not to like in FF7? Ok, gameplay could be harder, but great characters, a story that is undoubtedly intricate and well-played out, not to mention freaking amazing, and great locations. Plus one word: *sephiroth*
He's the epitome of the cool evil guy. AND we get to feel sorry for him too. What's not to like!??

Oh, and haven't played X yet so can't comment on that. Although honestly, an 8-second sample of Yuna's voice was enough to make me retch. Get good voice actors or go back to just textboxes ya bastards.
Sephiroth was a pussy.


January 9 2009, 22:13:54 UTC 9 years ago

So to sum up pretty much all of your posts:
Final Fantasy VII is the bested game ever. It had the bestest story ever, the bestest music ever and the bestest characters ever. The story isn't stilted, half told or painfully ambiguous with convoluted plot points that require outside sources to explain.
FFVII is teh awesomest game EVAR!

Funny how the orphanage thing is weird but not the Zack/Cloud BS (which isn't explained in the game in any meaningful way), the limp-wristed Aerith pseudo-romance of one hour then death, A villain that does nothing for 90% of the game other than look bishie for the little girls.

VII has one of the most poorly presented and convoluted stories of all time.

Mr Data


March 11 2010, 01:59:53 UTC 8 years ago

*Uses an EMP (Electromagnatic Pulse* to make the electricty go backwards and fry all of Xeno's equipment and communications in his bunker and miles of surrounding land* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_pulse

(some say Cross is better but their both good)

Xeno now is screwed because nothing works when an EMP goes off..........not even batteries or pace-makers.