Creator’s commentary is here.
The final chapter of Final Fantasy X awaits, but will Spoony survive or be overwhelmed by the sins of the past?
Happy New Year!!!
Perfect timing Spoony. A fantastic way to end the year with this, just in time for a fresh year of all new crap to suffer through.
Seriously, man. Whatever you get paid, it’s not enough.
oh yes!!!!!!~XD THANK YOU SO MUCH SPOONY~
Happy Freaking New Years! Spoony being the first video of the new year is a treat unlike any other.
I haven’t watched it yet, but I am so excited! Way to go oh spoony one! *thumbs up*
Just finished! Happy New Years Spoony! You’re right though about the Final Fantasy series though, it has been going downhill since Final Fantasy VI in my opinion. I just don’t understand how you mess up a game series this bad. They already had a decently established fan base. If they just kept on releasing games that just improved on things that the fans enjoy, they would be golden, but since they headed into a new direction because they wanted to work on demographics that they didn’t reach, they are ultimately losing what they took years to establish. I don’t even know what to say about the story… FFVIII, FFX, FFX-2, FFXIII all had terrible story… Good job SQEX for defacing my childhood memories. I hope you go bankrupt and someone who is worthy picks up the pieces and makes something decent.
I just came lightning.
Happy new year spoony! Thanks for all your awesome reviews, so much love for you and your family :D♥
Happy New Year Noah!!!! Please, for your sake take a well deserved break.
lol persona 4 reference 23:04
I’m surprised you never connected Tidus’s name (pronounced “tee-dus”) to the word “tedious”. But hey, you’ve been pronouncing his name wrong the whole time, so it doesn’t matter.
OMG Red Dwarf :>
Spoony in tidus clothing, oh god this was a good morning ^^ xD
At last, another piece of crap from from Square is finished. What an amazing way to send off the year!
Oh, and I’m glad I got P4 for Christmas, else I wouldn’t have gotten the reference.
Dammit, Linkara, how many times do I have to tell you–more power to the anular confinement beams! Now who knows where crewman Spoony is!
I know this was almost a half hour long, but it just seemed to fly by. Well done, Spoony–and happy new year to you as well!
I knew I woke up at an ungodly hour for a reason. Happy New Year!
Now take a three day nap or something; we’ll be here when you’re ready to snark again!
Great ending to the review Spoony. I think the real reason this game was so loved was the combat of it was great. Great boss battles, a new interesting leveling system and a great turn based system. I absolutely loved playing this game while at the same time not being terribly interested by any of the characters or the story. Seems like another example of great gameplay saving a wretched story.
The way you killed Titus with the grenades was awesome. Review was a bit meh though. Ending was WTF (but in a good way).
That’s not what happened….at all. If anything’s killing Titus-Spoony it’s Dr Insano performing a vivisection on the little rat bastard. Black Lantern Spoony was only slightly pissed off by the grenades.
Take a closer look. It was a box full of flashbangs and three sticks of dynamite.
“You fool”, indeed. XD
You really cleaned house with this video, Spoony. Bringing closure to three recurring characters and finishing the FFX review…and just before the New Year! :D
I can only hope THAT wasn’t the Gate Cleaner’s ultimate plan. Then again, what more could we expect from Pumpkinhead? At least we still have Chuckles. ;)
See you all next year!
A curse on you vile pedant!!!! Good spot though, missed that entirely.
Aaaaugh! Creepy Spoony nipples! Noooooooo!
Great review as always. I’m always glad to see this game get ripped a new one and this ending was probably as good as the FFVIII ending. Looking forward to seeing where this takes things.
Also, loved the Persona 4 reference. nice to see that game’s still getting some love.
A very nice conclusion. I’m not usually a fan of the whole skit thing, but I like it here. It wasn’t super annoying and you added in a little self-parody. Can’t wait to see what you do next (how about finishing Deadly Premonition, eh?)
Love the review, have to say the first thing that came to my mind at the end was Star Trek: The Search For Spoony! XD
Ahhhh, nice to see this one finished off. So after all the epic boss encounters you face what is essentially a parasite? Ugh.
I know nothing of the game but Jecht is by far my favourite character. With his dying breaths he takes the time to completely emotionally destroy that little snivelling twatbag Titus one last time……beautiful.
Happy New Year to you and yours Spoony. Also, loved the Santino trumpet celebration.
One of your best!
The finale was very much worth the wait. Does that really mean we’ll be treated to X-2 and XIII reviews? I dared not hope until mentioned in the review.
Happy New Year, SpoonyOne! Wherever you may be now. xP
And now I know that the plot of Final Fantasy 10 is just stolen from Grandia II right down to fighting all the pieces of the final boss while inside it and then fighting a manifestation of it that is a tiny bug that poses no threat at all. What a crock of shit.
Spoony, I will die a happy man if I never see your bare chest EVER AGAIN. Also, I will fear for your sanity with X-2 and FFXIII. And the sad thing those two games aren’t the WORST games the director of those has ever done.
I’m not usually a big fan of long skits, but it worked with this one. Though I really hope you start the FFX-2 review with the intro to the game and such, you know, like the first FFVIII video since you’re going back to basics. That would be an awesome throwback.
Looking back FF9 was the only PS port I really liked, The remakes for the DS feel so much better, and now I think about it FFX is really a rip-off of Grandia II
“I am the shadow, the true self.”
Wow, you really do like Shin Megami Tensei. Nice job slipping that in.
Awesome. Just.. awesome :D
Happy new year to you too. =)
Awesome finale, great way to end the FF X series and a good cliffhanger to end on! Happy new year, Spoony and all the best to you in 2011!
The Black ole? Maybe? :P
Good review spoony, those two facts at the end are why I get my info from many different sources not just the big websites :)
Oooh, I didn’t even consider the “Blaggole.” And there /is/ still a yellow lantern jester floating around out there somewhere…
Oh my! What a great finale. Happy New Year to you as well, Spoony.
I know, I know, screw continuity, but it was still fun seeing an ending where you left things as a mystery. Here’s to hoping we’ll see a crossover: Search for Spoony!
yay for red dwarf!
What a great way to end the “Spoony” year with the FF X finale! Great series, loved your commentaries even though I haven’t played the game myself! Really, that pumpkin was a real wtf and hilarious moment at the same time!
Happy New Year!
P.S.:MGS3 motif for the win!
PPS: Have you ever considered to do commentaries on a MGS game or Deus Ex?
Another great Vid oh great Spoony one. If you ever need a red lantarn let me know. And despite what your black lantarn self says I do care about what you say because it makes sense.
One other thing–anyone catch what was being whispered at the very very end of the skit?
It’s from MGS3.
That Titus costume… oh god… oh no god….
Great job on this series! You said in this chapter that you like to review bad games, even if most people consider games like FF to be good. I really enjoy your take on Final Fantasy. I think what happens when I play FF, is I tune out all the story crap and kind of let myself become confused by all the plot holes and just focus on the music and environments… and it’s great to watch your videos because they put everything together to expose just how ridiculous the whole game is. I beg you, please provide us with more of your insight on other high-profile games in the coming year, and not just the bad games that fly under most people’s radar. I hope you do more Final Fantasies (even if they do turn into a sarcastic let’s play). I admit I like FF7, but damn if it wouldn’t kick ass if you eviscerate that game in the future. Happy new year!!
Congrats on finishing this Spoony! You must feel like you finally pushed a mountain sized terd out after being stuck on the toilet for a few month……. Honestly after re-reading that previous sentence for spelling errors I can’t say I enjoyed the mental picture it gave me. Anyways Happy New Years, and thanks for another year of some pretty great laughs! May there be many more!
how do you top the wild wild west theme in a final fantasy video? with lady gaga, megadeth, and jimmy buffet at the same time.
i laughed hard at the flash bangs. great video spoon.
Hey! what happen to the end of the game? the epilog? something? D:!
21:29 WHAT THE FUUUUUUUCCCKKKK NOOOOOO SPOONYYY!!!!
So, when Khimari stabs seymoar, they didn’t bother with any actual stabbing. Khimari’s spear just sort of awkwardly clips through Seymoar’s chest while Seymoard sways back and forth like he always does.
Anyone else catch that?
Yeah, it makes him look more like a ghost than the zombie-ish creature he’s supposed to be.
There you have it:
1. The son of Insano is a more powerful weapon than a friggin blitzball!
2. If it was good enough for Captain Kirk, it will also work for the Spoony One.
3. Be careful when opening gifts from people you just tried to kill.
4. Don’t try to get money from zombies.
Happy new years Spoony!
Great show, I cheered along with you and the crowd on the Tidus will vanish line!
Also.. love how you got to stab Tidus repeatedly..! Though please, no more nipples ;P
There was an epilogue?
I remember the Official Playstation Magazine disc containing a video leading up to FFX-2.
If Spoony feels obligated to review THAT game, it’s only fair to bring this one up:
Part 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dIpQYOF1X8
Part 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALZlYbJQRU0
“It’s not much…but it’s enough.”
WTF! Was that a Santino trumpet?
Loved it, great work, Spoony. Almost thought you were moving again because of the explosion :)
Have a great new year!
Awsome santa christ music before the bomb but wtf what happend to spoony?
This is the first time I leave a comment in any of your videos. I should have done this a long time ago…
Awesome work, this what you do, Spoony. You bring twisted smiles to all of us (twisted, yes. We like to see you suffer, right?). I’m actually amazed how many characters you have played along the series; you don’t even look stupid in a Tidus disguise… I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not, though.
What can I say? Awesome. Just awesome. Happy New Year to you, and thanks for all.
Ha I just finished watching the FF8 review to kill some time for the Final FFX review episode.
And then this pops up :)
hell yes worth the wait
Spoony if you are going to use Jimmy Buffet you should have used the right song!
“Little boy from South Park,
dying of AIDS in the cold dark.
How he got AIDS I haven’t a clue,
wasting away because of AIDS and stuff.”
Seriously Spoony get your shit together dude! :)
Absolutely brilliant overall and the Pumpkin Head dance is pure genius – tennis shoes and all! Nice blood effects by the way =)
Wait why couldn’t Black Lantern Spoony take off his Black Lantern Ring?
Because it does not work that way.
“This is my story. If I don’t like it… I’ll end it right here!” ………WHAT DOES THAT MEAN! You don’t like what’s happening, you’re going to leave this dimension? No, you’re just going to sit down, cross your arms and pout. Shut uuuuup!
Anyway, fun show! Though I think it would’ve been cooler if evil-Spoony had burned-out eyes or something after the flashbangs. …Totally uninjured was a bit odd.
Or he would commit suicide?
I see no fault with this line of investigation.
Now all you have to do is play and review FFX-2
(there is a groan of pain and the sound of a body hitting the floor)
Uh….S-Spoony? are you ok?
Spoony in a Titus cosplay, I am never going to stop laughing.
Thank you for that Noah.
One hell of a cliffhanger by the way, I would really like to know where Spoony is.
Ironically, that costume that Spoony wore is what Tidus would look like in real life.
Funny how the clothing worn in Anime style video games and shows look ok in cartoon/computer sprite form…but the second it appears in real life…even professionally designed….it looks idioticly comical.
Well Spoonster, you got farther than I ever did. When I had this game and it was time to enter Sin… I just stopped. After all the time I invested into getting so far I just decided there was really no way it could end to justify putting in any more effort… and you’ve shown me I was completely right
also, faux pas Linkara, mixing uniforms is bad trek form
Awesome stuff man. The only problem is now I need to go to the Caribbeans to go have a cheeseburger in paradise.
Now, I cant wait to see what kind of black holish hell you are in now. Perhaps you are in the Stygian Abbyss trying to set strait the world of Ultima.
Should be fun can’t wait to see whats next.
THIS IS MY STORY!!!!
I really hate to complain when you put so much effort into this review, but you did never talk about the sphere grid system.
Persona 4 is so much better then FF13. Just saying
Any Shin Megami Tensei game is better than any Final Fantasy game.
Nah SMT strange journey really didn’t do anything for me, and FF9 was REALLY good.
I kind of like Strange Journey.
FF6 > ______
Put anything there, it’s still true.
FF4 FF6 FF7 FF9 FF10 FF12 FF13 all beat any smt
DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!! Love MEGADETH!!!! I think you should’ve gone with Looking Down The Cross!!! Plus, you could’ve made the Jecht fight more awesome with more MEGADETH!!!! It was a great review overall!!!! Also, Black Lantern Spoony is more badass than Yu Yevon!!!
I AM A SHADOW! THE TRUE SELF!
I love that reference :’)
Does anyone else think Spoony would make a great movie actor?
The Persona reference was totaly awesome as was the entire video.
Great conclusion to a great series. Now Im hoping for FF X-2. That game sucks so much its ridiculous.
FFX realy is a good game in everything but the story. The battle system is awesome and the boss battles (Except the final boss) are amazing, and the sphere-grid system is innoative and fun.
But yeah, the story and all characters except Auron sucks.
Awesome video, keep up the good work.
Lulu was awesome (until FFX-2). Come to play Auron stay for the Lulu.
That was worth the wait and makes me glad i did not finish FFX myself.
I really liked FFX when I first played it 6-7 years ago. Refreshing battle system, good graphics for its time, interesting yet confusing as hell storyline, and Lulu.
Have a healthy and happy new year, Spoon man.
The perfect conclusion to one of Spoony’s most epic video game reviews! Happy New Year to Spoony One, and everyone else here! Can’t wait for his next final fantasy review!
How did the bum get all that plastic wrap around his heart? It looks difficult for his blood circulation :(
Wonderful video Spoony :)
Oh! I forgot. Spoony, what are you thoughts on the new Japanese bill in their legislation system that is planning on banning stuff like lolicon characters for sexual exploitation? Would that possibly mean the end of FF?
No, it wouldn’t mean the end of FF, and you’re an idiot.
Maybe it might get Cammy to wear some fucking pants so I didn’t have to mash start during every intro when my family members are around (seriously Capcom atleast wait a bit until… you know)
Wait, I think Spoony is back in the Black Hole.
You mean blag houle?
I almost feel bad you had to wear a Titus costume.
Titus? The Roman General?
Christopher Titus? The comedian?
Awesome video Spoony. I actually watched it twice in a row, something totally new for me. To me, this was your best work yet and WELL worth the wait. Thnak you and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
What a wonderful New Year’s present. Thank you, Spoony!
I was expecting “Chuckles the Fucking Jester” to appear.
But well, everyone has been sent to the Blag ole.
Happy New Year Spoony & Fellow Fan-Buddies!
Congratulations, this is review is just Plain Awesome!
A great review spoony, I was practically rolling with laughter at the pumpkin head gag. Its the music that does it. Happy New year ye angry, funny man.
Love the review, he even makes the same comments on parts of the game I did when I first played it (Yu Yevon being a tick being the most obvious of them). Still, for all it’s faults, I still enjoy the game, I can stand playing it a heck of alot more than VIII. I always get bored half way through and quit to find other games to play.
Half expected the gift to be a Phoenix Down.
I think that Linkara is the most powerful person at That Guy with the Glasses with all of that magic and technology he has at his disposal.
This is the funniest thing i’ve ever seen, BUT
Yu Yevon wasn’t the “God” in this game, YEVON was, Yu Yevon was…something not explained, he’s just the heart of Sin, controlling him (which begs the question what was Jecht doing there?).
And you skipped the part at 17:34 where Tidus cries and says “I hate you dad!”, then says three seconds later “I’m glad for you to be my father” and you could say “uh, WHY?!”
Best christmas present ever.
Oh man, this is the best thing to cap off 2010 <3
Good morning, Spoony and fellow Spooners.
Oh, gods. That costume. Oh, gods.
Spoony, you don’t need to do this to yourself. Frankly, we’re not worth it. Well, I’m not.
Great video as usual! I about fell off my chair laughing from pumpkin head dancing and Spoony’s cosplay, but I’m almost thinking I’m going to need some sort of road map for all the callbacks and subplots coming to head here.
I can’t help but wonder if the hearts thing has deeper meaning. Also..boo I loved Black Lantern Spoony. The “You Fool” bit was genius.
BEST REVIEW EVER
Yu yevon is a parasite thats why he looks like that, i think im just guessing from when i played it lol.
Where is Spoony? Zanarkand of course! His true hell :P
That was epic. Hilarious. And EVEN pretty cool.:)
But the new intro animation sucks, man, it’s ugly.
When Wakka turned the radio to the Pina Colada song, I nearly laughed up a lung.
A great ending to close out one of my favorite all time reviews. Pumpkinhead was a little overly random, but I loved the flashbang attack, and Dr. Insano using his son as a deadly blitzball against SpoonyTidus.
SpoonyTidus, btw, will haunt my nightmares tonight. I don’t even want to think about what kind of bizarre fetish store you had to visit to get shiny black plastic lederhosen. *Shudders* Never wear those again, okay?
… so when’s the next FF reviews? :) No, just kidding. Happy New Year!
Absolutely epic! Top notch all the way. They should hold a “Who’s the second funniest person on the internet?” from now on.
What is this guy, one of the Neverbrorn from Exalted?
That was a beautiful Santino Trombino there, Spoony.
Okay, who DIDN’T see the booby-trapped box gag a mile off?
Pumpkinhead? By the way the age of consent in Japan is 14 so yuna isn’t underage by their standards, which may explain why they got away with all that well stuff.
It’s 16, isn’t it? I can’t imagine it could possibly be any younger than the ceiling of the puberty window.
Ok, I got bored so I actually looked this up. It’s, thirteen. Holy shit. D:
Er, before someone corrects me though, there are certain Prefectures (basically like ‘regions’ or ‘states’ from what I gathered) where the laws differ.
Either way that’s how they got away with it, though I wonder why we are applying real life laws to a non-human charecter in a fictional world with very different laws.
Wow; I must have repressed what the final boss in FFX looked like, because of how unimaginative it was.
Great ending, and what a fucking hilarious Tidus impersonation. =D
I knew it was a trap but I didn’t guess explosives.
Well… This wouldn’t be belated holiday special, but it seems more like NEW YEAR”S EVE SPECIAL, which is not bad at all.
Bravo! Absolutely worth the wait. Love your work, man.
YOU’RE GOING TO REVIEW METAL GEAR?
HELL YES. Final Fantasy X-2 is getting its dues! They found a way to make Rikku wear even less clothing, and I can’t WAIT for Spoony to rip her apart.
Dr. Insano is dissecting Tidus, PumpkinHead exploded, and Black Lantern Spoony merged with Clone Spoony. So only The Gate Cleaner, Yellow Lantern Chuckles and Dr.Insano remain among your Rogues Gallery. I want to see Yellow Lantern Insano.
Awesome, Spoony’s FFX finale and Red Letter Media’s Star Wars Episode 3 review on the same day!
I’m still recovering from the fact that Final Fantasy X got all the way to the semi-finals in the GameFAQs Game of the Decade popularity contest/poll. What’s worse is that it went up against Final Fantasy IX, a significantly superior game in the “Division Finals”. You should really check out Final Fantasy IX if your fans haven’t convinced you to already-it is really quite an awesome game once you get yourself to look past the “cutesy” art style of the characters (its no worse than Kingdom Hearts imo). The game pays homage in so many ways to the classic FF games like Final Fantasy IV and it has a strict class system that means every character has a distinct set of skills-unlike some OTHER Final Fantasy games where you can cross your skills between characters making the whole idea of characters having classes nearly pointless.
On the topic of Final Fantasy XIIII I just bought it for my XBox 360 from Sam’s Club for a clearance price under $20-and it’s…okay for what I paid for it, still immensely disappointing however. I’ve heard people compliment the soundtrack but to me there’s nothing especially memorable and parts of it sound more like they belong in a Soul Caliber game than Final Fantasy. It’s not terrible, but Nobou Uematsu is clearly not the composer or even so much as an inspiration for how the game is scored,
The battle system,. more so early on, involves mostly button mashing the “auto-battle” option and occasionally using the “paradigm shift” and healing with potions (which I have yet to need to actually buy since the game has given me all I need so far). The biggest most infuriating thing has been that if your “party leader” is “knocked out” it’s GAME OVER, there is absolutely NO EXPLANATION for this in the context of the game-why can’t my other party members just use a phoenix down on me? I can see it maybe being a problem if a fellow party member has a revive spell or something, what with everyone having infinite MP and all, but still I can imagine a number of better ways to deal with that than this purely artificial way of jacking up the difficulty.
That said, the linear nature of the game bothers me a little, but its not quite enough to ruin the experience exactly. Vanille is the most annoying character obviously, and I can’t quite place her accent, it seems to change every now and again is it American, English, Australian-just pick one and go with it!! Then there’s Hope, who I’ve heard a lot of people complain about being an “Emo kid”, but I think there’s enough depth to his character that it never quite reaches the point of being all that annoying. Another thing that kinda bothers me is how it seems to be leaning towards the same “religion is bad and led by corrupt people” angle that FFX was trying to go for-true they’re basically making it clear more or less from very early in the game-but I can imagine Film Brain yelling-”He looks kinda like a Pope-SYMBOLISM!!!”
Of course, if Spoony does end up playing FFIX, he should do it for his own enjoyment, not to write a review, since it is in fact a genuinely good game.
Hell Yes! Spoony’s Final Fantasy X finale and Mr. Plinkett’s Revenge of theSith review released on the same day!
I just spent the last 3 hours of my life listening to guys talking about shit I hate.
An overrated game.. Nice to see you finally getting through it, no need to suffer from it anymore.
Only character that’s pretty much worthy of anything in ff 10 is Lulu… Black Mages rule… and two more… “reasons”…
THIS IS PURE WIN!!!
not only did harry plinkett have the star wars 3 review release but spoony put that bitch of a game down once and for all!
i couldnt stop laughing during that fight! XD
Everytime Spoony finishes a Final Fantasy game, his room explodes. He should probably look into the wiring.
Son “Yeah dad?” Your a pansy, you must have gotten it from your mother. *dies* Not that it matters, but do they even bother explaining why he was such a prick to his son?
I can only imaging FFX-2. Another game you should consider is Final Fantasy 7: Dirge of Cerberus. That game is just one long insane doctor joke after another.
They sort of do, alot of the story concerning Ject and such is found in Auron(sp)’s spheres
loved the swat 4 reference at the end
Epic win, it was extremely funny towards the end.
Pumpkin head dance was random, anyway great finale on one of the worst final fantasy games ever made.
Jason Campbell will ring you in your sleep…
Anyone else get the same thought when Pumpkin Head just appeared and started dancing?
“Man, This show is a lot weirder than I thought it was…”
Anyway, Worth the wait and a great way to finish it off, FFX was the last real new-age FF game I could stand to beat, (I beat X-2 but no one can convince me that thing is a game).
That was a lot of fun! :D well worth the wait, here’s to good health and more videos in 2011!
Huh. Guess you lost the challenge Busy Street gave you of making this FF review longer than the last. Still, some funny stuff.
*mimicking Spoony’s voice like the way he said Phantasmagoria* – PERSONA 4!!!!!
Thanks Spoony, that was an orgasm of laughter.
“Life’s good to me sometimes.”
That was sincere awesome sauce, glad to see that the wait paid off
“I am a shadow, the true self!” Oh my God, Spoony, I love you forever. Persona 4 quote! You should do a quick review on that one sometime >_>. Love the conclusion, although, the Tidus outfit looks a little…awkward on you.
He did talk about it in a vlog once, but maybe he should try doing a full video review and see if he can make it funny.
WOOHOO! THis was awesome! The wait was worth it and I, as well as the rest of us I’m sure, can’t wait for the next reveiw! Happy New Year everyone! This is going to be a good one, I’m sure. :)
Phenominal and worth waiting for. Happy New Year Spoony. Lets see more Final Fantasy in the future! Videos of you ripping on it anyway. They can keep making games as long as they’res plenty of goof value.
I loved this game and this was still funny
Aw shit, it’s Tuvix all over again! D:
*goes back to playing FF7. Now THERE’S a game with a kicking final boss battle*
I love FFX (which is not a sequel of FFIX so X-2 is not sequelising a sequel), maybe I just didn’t get them but I found this to be the least funny of the “review”, still kind of funny but your best. and Yu Yevon is explained more fully if you go back to Mt.Gagazet once you have the Airship.
You can actually beat Yu Yevon but casting Zombie on him and then using a Phoenix Down. Yeah, I’m ashamed I know this.
This video raised more questions than it answered…
Now I want to see Insano’s autopsy on Meg Ryan!
and also… Where IS Spoony?!
I can’t wait for your commentary on this video, Spoony. I’m interested in knowing if there were some parts from the game that you liked but omitted from the review because they weren’t funny.
Dawww… but i liked FF13. :<
Well…except for the whiny emo kid wants to sex the female version of Cloud, And that Douche of bags snow… Ok lets just say they all have Faults. <<
Oh and the grinding… FUCK. THE. GRINDING.
Although I don’t hate this game (the gameplay is good; I can ignore the shit story), I thought this was hilarious.
It’s like the culmination of a ton of the stuff you’ve done. The gunblade reappears, Black Lantern Spoony is defeated, the Swat 4 grenades show up, Pumpkinhead does a dance, Insano and his son have an appearance, and it ends with a Linkara cameo. Now we just need to find out what the GateCleaner and Chuckles are up to.
Know what this site needs? A chronological list of videos, not organized by category. I keep trying to get other people to watch your stuff, but then Insano shows up, or there’s an FFVIII reference, and then I need to pause and explain what the hell all that means. For review shows, a lot of you guys (Doug and Louis are also big on this) actually have a fairly complex continuity at this point, and a lot of callbacks and running gags.
Wish I just had a list where I could say “Start here, watch everything in this order, and you’ll get it”.
go on his blip.tv and watch from oldest I guess?
The grenades in the present to black lantern was sooooo Loony Toons. Which is why I liked it! Haha. Anyway, great ending to FFX. Even though I love these games, everytime you review them, you point out the extremely stupid shit that occurs in all of the Final Fantasy games and I can’t help but take note. I still like em’ though, haha.
oh my god revenge of the sith review at redlettermedia.com and another spoony review. it rhymes, it’s like poetry. it has been a good day so far.
That was insanely meta- I LOVED IT!
Nice one Spoony, the ending was pretty epic.
Even though I like FFX I will give you this; the whole thing with Tidus not being real did make me go “What the fuck…” first time i heard it.
Anyway, awesome video as always Spoony!
Sooooo… Are you going to do the button mashingly pointless FF 13 one day ?
Since you brought it up, are you one day going to review the button mashingly pointless FF 13 ?
gameplay is fine but the story is stupid and Tidus sucks. it was worth the wait.
OH DEAR GOD. THE SPANDEX. IT CANNOT GRASP ITS TRUE FORM. /MELTS
Dude…where on earth did you buy that..? XDD
Yay! Another FF game I never need to finish now. Sit on my shelf and collect dust you bastard!!
A good ending to a great review. It was nice seeing Tidus get his bitch ass kicked, and stabbed. It’s still great to see such a highly touted game get the comeuppance it deserves for having some of the most ass-chafingly annoying characters EVER. It pains me to think that John DiMaggio (voice of Bender) did the voiceover for Wakka. I can only guess (hope) that the next part to your whole “Clone Saga” will be done at MAGFest. Another Spoony/Linkara crossover would be awesome!
P.S. Damn you Spoony for mocking the Raiders!
John DiMaggio is a fantastic voice actor and there’s no downside in mentioning he played a bad character, after all he didn’t write the script and if anything this is a testament to his range as a voice actor, also he was a pretty kick ass Joker in Under the Red Hood
I’m not trying to put down DiMaggio, if that’s what you thought. Wakka’s stupidity always bothered me and by proxy made me dislike his voice. Thanks for the heads up on Under the Red Hood though. I had read that a while back but completely forgot. Time for a late Christmas gift >.>
On my god Tidus Spoony. That image wont scrub out of my eyes for a while. I lol’ed at Pumpkin Heads cameo though.
Aside from that I can say I agree on the review. This was where FF went downhill for me. I mean VIII was disappointing an IX was kind of strange. But X ugh I knew around there this series was overhyped to the point where people couldn’t recognize the bad anymore. Which in entertainment media is never good an leads to things like Twilight. Or FF X-2.
wow what a craptacular game.
great review spoony, you had me cracking up XD
Great job Spoony! I laughed my ass off at the Christmas present gag!
Are those stats you listed at the end about how this game was rated true? I can think of four games that came out this year right off the top of my head that put this one to shame. Truly terrible that is was so well received. I just assume a dump truck full of money was rolled up to those “review” sites.
Of course these ratings are true, Square-enix could release a “game” consisting of a ridiculously designed character running in circle in a empty blank room with no input by the player and occasionnaly stopping to randomly shout inane catchphrases in the stupidest voice ever conceived, then call this Final Fantasy XV and lots of review websites and gaming magazines would still give it perfect or near perfect score either because they’re staffed by final fantasy fan or from sheer pressure by the delusionnal square-enix fanbase.
The epic saga concludes! The confrontation at the end was great, and even though I called most of it, it was still enjoyable and the Linkara cameo was well implemented. I also love the random Pumpkin Head appearance. The introspection stuff into the life of an Internet reviewer was also interesting.
…I’ll confess, I was hoping for another musical number, but we can’t have everything.
You know, I would like Spoony to do more Final Fantasy reviews because there have been some bad ones since X, but I honestly feel a bit bad for asking him to endure this stuff. I mean, what happened to the Final Fantasy series? It was working just fine in the past, with a good formula that produced fun and epic games. Then with Final Fantasy VIII they started trying to reinvent the wheel, sort of like how Highlander 2 tried to reinvent the series, and the franchise has never been of consistant quality since. Final Fantasy XIV is the most clear example of this trend.
…But I will maintain that, as a game, X is superior to VIII, since it seems like a lot gameplay mechanics they first tried in VIII were refined for X. The problems with X are mostly related to the story…Which continues in X-2, the game where Yuna sings Break Me by the Irresponsibles!
But oh Spoony, if you want to witness the ultimate long winded, convoluted, off the wall insane cutscene obsessed RPG, there is always Xenosaga for the PS2, a series of three games I have a somewhat love hate relationship with. I love it for its soundtrack, its atmosphere and design, and its complex turn based combat, but the story is the most disturbed, screwed up mess of writing I have ever encountered. It is, in a word, sublime. It’s like if the Davinci Code was directed by David Lynch and someone in the editing room just pieced it together without having any idea of what order events were supposed to happen.
But since I do want Spoony to live a long and happy life, I have to recommend he avoid that one…which probably means I shouldn’t have brought it up.
Anyway, Happy New Year Spoony!
Tidus Spoony … the gayness … THE GAYNESS!!!
Oh my god, I wish someone had taken a picture of the face I made when you walked in as Tidus. I actually had to pause the video I was laughing so hard. And then PUMPKINHEAD WALKED IN AND STARTED DANCING. I was not ready for that. Not at all. Spoony, you are one funny motherfucker. I love you so much. You made my day with this video, you really did. (Well all of your videos make my day, but this one especially.)
Also, I feel really creepy saying this but it needs to be said: Undead Spoony is very attractive when he’s angry.
Also also: about the game itself, I remember back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth when I actually LIKED anime (those were the dark ages of my life) and, although I myself have never really been a gamer, I started obsessing over the various FF characters my other otaku friends told me about. Then I got some sense slapped into me and realized how monumentally stupid I was and turned on FF and Kingdom Hearts completely. My friend tried desperately to change my mind by forcing me to play parts of Kingdom Hearts and FF X… and I wasn’t impressed. The only thing I really remember from that is when my friend briefly told me about Blitzball and I asked if I could try it and he told me “No, no, just keep going, Blitzball really isn’t that fun.” So even FANS OF FINAL FANTASY don’t like Blitzball! I find that absolutely killarious. I also remember when he told me about X-2 and I was outraged at the idiot name and refused to play it.
Kingdom Hearts – games are 10X better than any of the new FF games though :)
Kingdom Hearts just bothers me. I don’t even know why, it just does. Maybe it’s the bizarre combination of Disney and Final Fantasy, maybe it’s that every Disney movie is it’s own “world,” which will never make sense to me, maybe it’s Sora, who annoys me on the same level that Tidus annoys Spoony. That’s my opinion of course, and since I didn’t play all the way through I can’t in good conscience call it a “bad game.” I just wasn’t impressed.
I’ve tried to get into Kingdom Hearts, I really have. I like Final Fantasy and I like Disney so there should be nothing holding me back from liking Kingdom Hearts but something about it just doesn’t quite feel right.
I honestly enjoyed this game as a break during my university work, and even I never played Biltzball.
Oh, and congratulations on getting all of Final Fantasy X done this year!
Continuity error: when evil Spoony grabs the assault rifle, he grabs it by the barrel, but when the angle changes, he’s got it by the handle. YOU FOOL!!
Oh and I absolutely love the look on your face when Tidus walks in, threatening to harvest your soul, and you say “Life’s good to me sometimes.” You have the best reactions to everything.
Love the ending, but where did you get the Tidus outfit O.o
To be honest I’ve never played FFX and thank god I didn’t
The only FF game I ever played was 4 which was pretty good.
Seems like over the years Square has been going downhill.
great work cant wait to see what you come up with next
LoL the church of yvon (or what ever) sounds just like every real religion xD they actually had some social commentary in this game?! wow!
That was awesome Spoony! You really did a good job on the special effects. I loved how the blood would stick to the camera lens.
Ok, you know how in the transformers 2 review, when you kept screaming for skid and mudflap to die horribly? I was screaming the exact same thing when black lantern spoony had you by the throat, spoony.
But Skid and Mudflap weren’t even in this video.
Good review :D
I think there’s a very ingenious system of psychology that the makers of Final Fantasy games bank on. They introduce you to a world that’s initially interesting until you realize that you’re too far invested into the game to quit once the plot stops making any logical sense. To stop would be to acknowledge that you’ve wasted all the time up to that point, til eventually you’re just running through the battle system, making an occasional strategic decision while listlessly absorbing the various eye candy (ass shots included), staring dead eyed and sleepily into the TV wondering when it will just end.
By the end of it, the reaction is split between two kinds of people:
1. Those who can recognize that all they were playing it for is to level up their characters and pit them against waves of monsters, finding the best weapons and equipment and that the story surrounding it was pretty stupid. They can admit that they largely wasted their time on making numbers go up, or
2. Those who are completely lost in the Stockholm syndrome of it all, unable to admit that their time was wasted, insisting to others that what they’ve experienced was worth-while on every level. So committed are they to this fantasy (ya see what I did there?) that they include the game on top 10 lists and games of the year so that maybe others will be fooled into the same delusion, spreading the same hollow appreciation in a vain selfish attempt to logically justify their emotionally driven dedication.
This from someone who owned FF8 and FFX, played both, beat both, twice, collecting every secret weapon and summon. I’m not on the outside looking in making an uneducated opinion, I’m a fully de-tox’d veteran. FFX fails in even gaining some appreciation from the first kind of fan for exactly the reason you stated: the final boss, the great evil that you’ve been building up your characters to crush, IS IMPOSSIBLE TO LOSE TO. This makes all that leveling up, all that lightning dodging, chocobo racing, lightning bug chasing, and blitzball winning completely and utterly worthless. I was royally pissed once I realized that the goddamn auto-life spell had eliminated virtually every achievement I would have benefited from as a reward for my tireless anal-retentive completionism, making my experience have literally no difference from the casual player.
Victory is just handed to you, no matter how hard or how little you worked for it, breaking the only simple rule that an RPG is supposed to follow.
Well, except Yu Yevon is not the final boss. Jecht is the real final boss (which is to say that the encounter with him is the true climax of the story). He’s the antagonist you’ve been training up to beat this whole time, and the amount of grinding you do does in fact come into play for the final fight. Everything that follows is just an interactive cutscene meant to tie up the loose ends. The Final Fantasy series is not the only one to have post-final boss fights like this, and when used correctly, it’s a good device.
However, I will concede that FFX does not use this device correctly. While Jecht was more significant from a story standpoint, from an in-universe perspective, Yu Yevon is the ultimate evil. It would have been more satisfying for Yu Yevon to be the final boss, with Jecht acting as the post-final boss cooldown fight complete with Auto-Life and all.
In short, bash the game’s use of the post-final boss battle, not the post-final boss battle itself.
Shit! Another cliffhanger!
Awesome review and ending, Spoony! I just about fell out when you came in with the Tidus and Pumpkinhead costumes… that was some good shit.
So now… where is the unified Spoony?
FABULOUS! The best part: Watching Tidus be stabbed repeatedly.
The plot and story aren’t exactly good but I think that the negative is accentuated a bit too much. Seriously, this is beyond Nostalgia Critic negativity by now.
i cant wait for the final fantasy X-2 review haha!
[Edit: This was supposed to be a reply to "curtithird", but it showed up on top for some reason.]
Yu Yevon was explained in the game. He was the leader/priest of Zanarkand. When Zanarkand was about to fall to the forces of Bevelle, he cast a spell to build Sin out of souls/pyreflies (though he does need a strong soul to build on first and that’s where Jecht comes in). His intention was to protect Zanarkand and defeat Bevelle, but he lost his sanity in the process.
I really can’t understand why they hired that guy for the harsh vocals. He’s a horrible growler. Surely you can find a few thousand better than him, and I doubt any of them demand much money.
I’d understand if it was simply one in the sound crew that did the vocals, but it’s not, is it? They actually hired a guy from some underground hardcore band, no? It’s like they didn’t care.
I’m pretty sure that Yunalesca jsut beat Seymour for the stupidest hair (it basically turned into a giant monster).
X is my favorite Final Fantasy (just beats IX), and one of my favorite games ever. Love the story, love the gameplay, tolerate most of the characters. I’ve never heard or even considered most of the criticism here (except the retarded final boss fight) until now, but I guess it takes all types. I’m watching the credits roll right now from finishing my second playthrough, and it was even better this time around since I actually went after Nemesis and those other optional bosses in the Monster Arena. That being said, I laughed my ass off at this. Please review X-2, that game cannot be hated on enough.
From one fan I gotta say Spoony, while we enjoy your pain and suffering, we love your hilarious antics and storyline even more. You brighten my day with these videos because you really care about making funny videos and this really shows. I gotta say keep’em coming. Oh and one plot hook, since there joined together now, does that mean they still have the Black Lantern ring on? I mean yeah the clone and the original are one again but the ring wasn’t taken off.
I’m glad you finally got to finishing this. This is your best stuff, and I hope you continue it. I would LOVE to see you demolish FFXIII.
Thank you very much Spoony. That was a wonderful New Year’s Eve treat. Happy a happy new year and I hope you keep up the good work.
Spoony, I’d like to thank you now that I’m still thinking somewhat straight.
Thank you for making this AMAZING review to wrap up this year nicely. It has been year full of awesomeness, fun, generosity, Highlander… and of course, 2010 was the year of KICKASSIA!
So, Happy New Year To Everyone at Spoony Experiment. Let’s make 2011 even better 8D
ps. I surely hope you win the prize at Mashable web awards… You truly deserve it.
I thought you just forgot or gave up on final fantasy.
well anyway it’s nice that you finished it.
I also now know that me playing FF X for 5 weeks straight was pointless with that whole “infected aeons” thing.
keep doing good and whatever else.
I want to give so many people that same Christmas gift.
see ya when ever (maybe at the next E3) (I’m creepy that way)
Great Finale to a great review series.
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM AUSTRIA!!!!!!!
MEGADETH killing with the power of METAL.
I hadda go back and rewatch the other videos before watching this one. Oh deary me, I remember why I hate this game so much.
And you and you attempts at continuity! I loved your overacting as Tidus.
I still love this game, but oh dear GOD that was funny!
Thanks for some great laughs, Spoony!
On PCgamer Magazine FF14 I think… got a total score of 30/100. I’d like to see you be frustrated over that one!
The bomb part was way too obvious, serious I kept saying to myselft “It’s a bomb, it’s a bomb it’s a bomb- Hey what do you know, it’s a bomb”
Also, when he was talking about the whole religion being corrupt, I’m glad he didn’t mock another religion, because I was actually wondering if he would do a Catholic joke.
OK, I completely lost it when you first appeared dressed as Titus, I had to pause the video for 10 minutes just to laugh at how ridiculous that looked, I mean it was awesome
Thanks Spoony, this kicked ass! I friggin’ loved your Tidus impression, in particular.
this whole final fantasy x series have been hilarious but this one gets the cake.
fell of my chair when i saw tidus opening the door ;)
aweesome stuff m8
Great work as always Spoony, are you really going to do FF x2, please tell me your joking?
You don’t need to subject your self to that shit, although I suppose it would be pretty funny and entertaining, ah hell go for it.
Good luck Spoony one.
Great job Spoony. You are one of a kind. Happy New Year to you and yours.
Hell ya Jimmy Buffett!
OMG yes! I’m still a bit disappointed that Spencer D Bum had to die, but this video was the awesome sauce atop a hot plate of Spoony Nachos…. Nachos?…. Anywhay, great video Spoony, happy new year! I can’t wait to see what unfolds.
Happy New Year!
The funny thing is, all Clone Spoony had to do was accept the Black Lantern Spoony was a part of him and he would have won by default.
In a galaxy far far away!!!! Happy New Year!!!!
-sees spoony dressed as tidus- AAAAHHHHHH OH GOD, MY EYES! -pours alcohol into eyes-
hehe Happy New Year :)
Haha. That was great.
I haven’t bought Final Fantasy XIII, but, when even your hardcore fans say that it sucks bad, you have done something horribly HORRIBLY wrong. It seems less people like it than liked X-2, and that takes some doing
It’s the “leader death equals instant game over” mechanic. People might have actually been able to look over the rest of the games niggling flaws otherwise, but that one really bad mechanic just exacerbated everything else that was just kinda sorta bad and turned it into a clusterfuck of horrendousness. I’m telling you, the game would actually have been fairly enjoyable if not for that one thing. It’s one of the big reasons why I hated Okage: Shadow King.
The problems that I have heard people complain about the most with FFXIII are characters that are underdeveloped, a story that isn’t explained and it being even more linear than FFX.
Really? I hated the extreme linearity with all of the sidequests jammed into a single area so they wear out their welcome, very slow pace, and unlikable characters (well, initially unlikable, they become tolerable after their development, though they’re still not really likable). The party leader death problem only occurred two or three times for me
I have to say that I can see why this took so long and I think it was worth the wait. I’m glad that you listened to me when I said that you were wearing the ring on the wrong finger and rectified it in this video. Congrats on finishing your review of another shitty Final Fantasy game.
Also aren’t Blooming Onions an Outback Steakhouse entree?
Yes, they are an evil, spicy , delicous entree.
They used to have them at Chilli’s but they were called the “Awesome Blossom.”
I love how you had Pumpkinhead dance when he comes in. I was in stitches! XD
I almost wish you had put a clip of Rimmer kicking Death in the happysack instead of the one from the first season. >3<
Oh my god. That was brilliant. I think I died a little when Tidus and Pumpkinhead showed up…
I enjoyed every minute of this, though I did feel pity for Tidus at the end. I know many hate him but I kinda liked the character. Still I did enjoy your work and your cosplay. Even when I don’t agree with you Spoony, I do like hearing your opinions.
Including you showing up as Tidus(please, never ever let that outfit see the light of day again) as well as the use of SOI as a weapon(WHEEEE), I had to rewatch several parts of this review because I couldn’t hear them the first time I was laughing so hard. Brilliant work, Spoony; this was totally worth the wait.
But what about Chuckles the Jester? Isn’t he a yellow lantern aka Sinestro corp (or rather Gatecleaner Corp) member now? I mean, we already saw his master Pumpkinhead die here, sooooo…what about the gatecleaner? Whzat about Chuckles?
Or did Linkara warp Spoony into the “Blagole” and the second finale awaits?
I don’t think he could’ve crammed another another character into the video XD
I always “liked” how only Tidus, Wakka, and Rikku were tossed in the sewer. It was as if Square only felt like giving those three character models swimming animations.
Awesome conclusion, Spoony, and a great way to close out the year! Thanks for laughs, and here’s to 2011! :D
even though I still consider this my favorite FF, I get how ridiculous and inconsistent the story can be, its a shame your not in the popular opinion about this game, with all its high scores from reviewers, high placements in best game lists, it even got to the semi-finals of Gamefaqs game of the decade, and one of the few final fantasys to get a sequel to its own universe.
That was the most awesome review I have ever seen, thank you so much, I actually feel sorry for Tidus in the end of the video….no I don’t, go experiment crazy on em. make sure those experiments are deadly and painful :).
I’m INCREDIBLY drunk right now (don’t ask me how many times I had to re-write this), and the first thirty seconds of this were the funniest moments of the year as of yet (2011 mind you!). Happy new drunk year from Sweden! *hic*
Excellent work Spoony. I do have to wonder why some people hold this one in such high accord, given how much you tore through it. Anyhow, it was a great run though the conclusion could have been better. Hard to live up to the immense work you did with the Squall fight (which I know took way too much time), but ultimately it was a good conclusion. The Pumpkinhead though was… Eh. You hype up the character then do nothing with him.
The Snake Eater end was fucking perfect though. Your Metal Gear callbacks are always the best.
“I do have to wonder why some people hold this one in such high accord, given how much you tore through it.”
Maybe because Spoony doesn’t dictate what everyone feels?
Fourth greatest game of all time though? Please. I could name a hundred greater.
Thank you, Spoony One. My Christmas is now complete! :D
I was kind of expecting Pollo to butt in after Linkara, and tell us that you were in the Blagole.
I like the persona 3 end boss reference
It was a Persona 4 reference, actually. Many of the bosses say that before starting and to my knowledge, Persona 4′s the only one Spoony’s played.
He’s played Persona 3, he just didn’t finish the last boss fight. As he said it, “the game beat me.” He mentions it in one of his v-logs.
Best. Intro. Ever! I freakin LOVE Black Lantern Spoony. ^^
That was awesome. From the Santino strut to a cameo by Pumpkinhead and Insano this review was awesome.
I’m missing the Spoony/Linkara connection. Are you suppose to be friendly rivals or outright enemies? Not that Spoony seems to have more than his full of the latter in the form of himself.
I’m also, since FFXIII caught some well deserved flack and only deserves to suffer its own direct assault, that FFXII wasn’t a total crapfest in the Spoony One’s eyes so wont be getting a review?
Spoony and Linkara are childhood friends.
They are a team, like Doug and Rob, Brad and Jerrid and AVGN and Kyle “Guitar Guy” Justin.
But I’m talking about the show personas, not the actual people. Given that Spoony died and Linkara cloned him, but modded the clone to be somewhat subservient to him.
I don’t know where the other guy saw that Spoony and Linkara are childhood friend or that they are a team, because they are neither. They don’t even live in the same state, they are just friend, both in and out of character. In universe, clone Spoony is not subservient to Linkara, the latter only implanted a desire to promote his product in the former. That seems like a pretty dickish move, but they are characters in a comedy show, so it’s kinda expected of them.
Yeah…bullshit social commentary for the illiterate by the illiterate.
I was expecting the same thing!
Nice ending, here’s I hoping for a IX or (god forbid) XIII review
Well, he did a XIII review on one of his vlogs. As for IX, I dunno, I kind of think that that game wouldn’t have as much to harp on even if he didn’t like it.
very funny and entertaining review Spoony and a great cliff hanger “Where is Spoony?” Duh duh dah!
Spoony’s at home, washing his tights!!!
“Noah? Noah is dead, my friend. You can can call me INSANO!
…as you can see, I’m whole lot happier.”
Spoony, I just read someone’s comment on a website about FF X, and they said: “This game is very unique in the FF series. All of them have their own mini games. FF VIII had the card game which was excellent and this game has Blitz Ball. It’s basically like Soccer underwater, it’s very cool. But as for the game, it coincides with the FF VIII theme a little I think, and that’s why I like it so much. Great graphics, good storyline, all is fantastic. A must have classic for the PS2.”
please for the love of god link them to this review
Haha persona 4 bad ass dude!
Oh man, I hated the end of this game so fucking much.
“All we had to do was ride on an airship and throw VOLLEYBALLS at the thing, even though an army with magical cannons did absolutely dick-shit to him NOT TWENTY HOURS AGO!”
This shit is straight out of BATTLEFIELD EARTH.
That rocked! Happy 1-1-11 Spoony! Thanks for the hilarious 2010.
I LOVED how you put pumpkinhead in there.
FINAL FANTASY X sucks assballcuntmonkeys,
Thanks for a great 2010, and i hope 2011 has more Monster dancin’, Flash Bangin’, Stuffinz.
The Search for Spoony!
in dr who they sang the song to ressurect the doctor – that was crap
also that chick with the tits as your advertisement is really working for me, if i was more pissed i’d totally be clicking that link
final fantasy 10 tick boss, now avaliable for word 2011
meg ryan spoony, hahahahahahahaahah
had to pause the video laughing so much to write this hahahahaah
WTF was with the pumpkin?
great review spoony, love your comedy, looking forward to great reviews in 2011
hope you had a great Christmas and New Years :)
I believe that was Pumpkinhead. Check out Spoony’s game reviews for more information.
Haha, Spoony sure loves his SMT:Persona
What, you were expecting maybe the Ghostbusters?
Excellent work, Spoony! :D
Brilliant work spoony.
I see no flaws in this video. Well… maybe harp on the ending of FFX a bit more, it really did suck and you let it off the hook a bit too quickly. But other than that, excellent job.
The ending of FFX is widely considered one of the best endings to anything ever.
Good lord, THIS is why I never finished FFX – not only are some of the bosses ridiculously hard, but this is their solution? Something that could have been done from the very beginning of the game? AUGH.
And frankly I liked FFXIII a lot, but fuckit, Final Fantasy is a series that deserves all the ripping it gets sometimes. I really hope you do FF vs XIII, that ALREADY looks like pretensious hell and it’s not even out yet.
FFvsXIII looks like the best game of all time so far. Won’t be any console issues since they are doing (or might even be done with) the voice acting. I just hope we can actually use those 11 weapons at the same time.
Since the sucessfully re-merged Spoony is currently MIA, who’s gonna run the show until he returns?
At least he talked well about the boss fights. But the plot of FF10 is 1/6th the plot of Chrono Trigger. I mean that literally, this is the sky palace storyline except told without any explanations. Even using a ship to breach inside the creature is from chrono trigger.
OMG that Tidus laugh was hilarious
and I don’t watch your videos to see you suffer
I love hearing your opinion even if it differs from
mine because you always have something interesting to say
and you’re f*cking hilarious
Jesus, you’ve got some hairy nipples!
And a Happy New Year…
Seriously, this is a wonderful way to start a new year.
The “I am a Shadow” line sent me into the greatest laughter fit I have experienced in months; in fact did Spoony ever finish P4 because it is one of the best RPGs I have ever played.
Still if his sights are set on FFXIII next then Yevon help him.
That line cemented this review in superb awesomeness.
You were one more joke away from making fun of the Catholic church
I plead the 5th.
If you were a fan of Stargate like I am, after I played this game YEARS ago, this would not have been the last time I’d see a fictional analogy to the Catholic Church that was SO obviously, it was painful looking back at the last 2 seasons of SG-1 and the TV made movies.
Seriously, I was SO waiting for you to shout PERSONA, or do a fake out of instead of pointing a gun to your head to summon a bad ass demon from within, you just up and shoot Black Lantern Spoony.
Just wanted to say that I loved the subtle P4 reference. Definitely need more SMT references in the future.
Oh, and also, I see somebody picked up some blood splatter effects from a certain Canadian time lord!
So much rage, so much funny, so many references…My feeble mind can’t hope to contain it all! I think Spoony just became the greatest thing to happen to the universe! My face is fucking melting from the sheer amount of awesome! SOMEBODY FUCKING HELP ME!
You look great without a shirt.
You can’t leave me hanging like this! It’s Inhuman! Darned Black Lanterns.
Ok, first: that was great, Spoony. Valid critique, rounded with genuine praise. Great to watch.
Secondly, and this harkens back to the beginning of these reviews: give FFIX another shot, man. I admit, it can be a bit slow at the “start”, but once you get past the ice caverns and the second boss, the game starts picking up the pace with its story and it starts delving into genuine moral dilemmas.
Plus, it has no voice acting, sparing you the horror of Tidus’ headache inducing fake laughter. Only bad thing about the game is that some characters fell unfulfilled in the development, and the lack of a real “Auron” character. There’s noone who really fills that sort of niche in FFIX.
As for furries, you get to see an entire furrie civilization get Hiroshimafied.
I should find it sick that genocide should somehow be a positive selling point in a game’s story.
WHY DON’T I FIND IT SICK?
Is the Spoony bum really dead? I quite liked the guy.
Well I don’t know about you, but some us wanted this CHANGE?!
First of all: SPOONYTIDUSTITS! NOOOOOO!
Second of all: Please, it’s not a gun and it doesn’t use ammunition.
Finally: I was very disappointed Santa Christ did not appear when the song “Santa Christ” started playing.
Double finally: Dirty mind playing with the “There’s another way (to be rejoined)”. Spoony x Spoony fanfiction… DEPLOY!
Actually, the gunblade DOES use ammo. In FFVIII, it clearly has a revolver-type chamber. When Squall pulls the trigger during an attack, there is a burst from the chamber, ie, a round being “fired.” In fact, I’m pretty sure that when Seifer slashes Squall in the opening, it shows a casing being ejected from the chamber.
That’s another fucked up thing about gunblades. Revolvers don’t eject casings, you have to flip open the cylinder (or open the weapon if it’s break action) to get them out.
This is very true. Hadn’t even thought about it. More proof that gunblades are retarded.
Um I may have read this wrong, but didn’t he say Seifer’s gunblade ejected a case? Seifer’s isn’t a revolver, it’s more like a 9mm.
If you watch the stills during the title/credit starting on any FFVIII disc, it shows a gunblade in a case with bullets.
The Tidus cosplay frightened me. Otto, please belay that order. I know Spoony exists, therefore there is porn of him, but even THAT knowledge is… disturbing.
Also, Spoony, while the irrational anger is quite amusing, it detracts from the overall quality of the review. My favorite FF review is probably your explanation of why you didn’t like IX. Part 1 of this was probably the truest review of this game, acknowledging strengths and weaknesses. That’s what I want more of.
The split-screening and behind-the-scenes plot-lines are amusing, but probably more work than the joke is worth. Small skits like the Insano elected during the VIII review was great. I still think instead of running away at the end of the VIII review you should have just had you sitting gravely wounded laughing maniacally knowing you’ve killed Squall.
That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy or like this video. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Final Fantasy X has a ridiculous plot. I know this and so do many other lifelong Final Fantasy players. The only thing they are not doing is taking that extra step and realizing that even their beloved VII is full of plot holes, leaps of logic, and plot conviences as well. Final Fantasy VII is not immune to criticism thanks to the power of nostalgia.
However, if we are going to be honest with ourselves and talk about nonsensical elements in video games, we are going to be here for the rest of our lives. How do anyone leap high into the air.
All that should matter about a video game, and any work of fiction for that matter, is if the logic of the game makes sense internally. Do things fit within the confines of the setting, place and so on.
If only the North American market adopted the strategy that the Japanese know and love. Final Fantasy X-2 over there is called Final Fantasy X: Another Story.
Of course the FFVII story had tons of issues, hell, Tifa had supposedly died or been fatally wounded in a flashback with the only person able to save her, Cloud, either unconscious or injured himself.
The thing is the game as a “game” was fun. With everything from bike battle to snowboarding mini games. The scavenger hunts and puzzles. The joke about male bathhouse gang rape. All that mixed together allowed to low your disbelief back in the day to let you ignore the story’s problems and enjoy the thing. That’s why FFXIII fails now: there is absolutely *nothing* to take you away from an undeveloped story about uninteresting characters. At least the majority who played it before bitching about it.
Tifa was rescued by Zangan or whatever the hell his name was.
Tifa was rescued by Zangan
Another story is a cutscene linking X to X-2.
My “Kill God” Team would be the crew from Mass Effect 2.
Hey Spoony. I enjoy your reviews and your Final Fantasy reviews are especially hilarious. Please don’t wait too long to dive into the next game. I’m hoping for X-2. And if you want to branch out to other Square RPGs, I’d like to someday see your take on the Xenosaga series. The thought of what you could do with that, oh man…
I loved the FFX video game. Your criticisms against the story and the characters are all valid, but I think the degree of your hatred is a little too strong, even taking into account that your on-camera persona overreacts to pretty much everything. The story is a decent adventure with some cool plot twists along the way. For example, I didn’t figure out Sin was Jecht until a second before it was said out loud. Of course, I was a kid when I played it so who knows how I would feel about the story today. Tidus is an annoying pipsqueak, though. There’s no arguing with you there.
FFX’s game play is beyond reproach. Even you admitted that a couple times in your reviews. I think that explains why so many people rate this game so highly. The fact that you can switch out characters at any time and can see how your actions affect the turn order makes for some very interesting strategic battles.
What was up with that final battle, though? I really don’t get what they were going for with that. What the hell? I remember playing it, working my ass off to beat Jecht, and getting to Yu Yevon and being like “Huh?” What kind of a way to end a game is that?
All in all, great review. I was hoping that this would go more than four parts, and the finale did seem like you were rushing to cover a lot of ground, but I understand it’s too much to ask for you to do more at the end of the year when you’re health is poor. Keep up the good work!
Well, it was funny but I liked more ending of FF8 review.
And you have no figure to cosplay Tidus D:
Some points from me.
- Well, technically FFX is not sequel, it is just another title from franchise.
- Seymour, yeah he is team rocket of FFX, and I don’t understand people who wanted him in Dissidia.
- About sending team to die in dungeon, I get this one as a some kind of trial by ordeal, according to Yevon teaching if they would survive this one, they would be innocent, if they wouldn’t, they were rightfully punished.
- You didn’t mention that they used also airship weapons against Sin, but yeah, swords and balls, that’s FF for you.
- The reason why Yuna wanted to go to Zanarkand despite everything was that she believed that there is a chance that Sin won’t come back this time, this same believed his father. But I dunno why her father accepted this deal, until Yunalesca wasn’t that honest like she was with Yuna, for some reason.
- Yu Yevon, yes he was pathetic (I think that was for reason of Jeach being intended climax of story), but they mentioned that Zanarkand was destroyed and Yu Yevon wanted to recreate it with his magic and fly in Sin that would protect him forever, but he lost his humanity in process.
- Tidus… Well, this one also doesn’t makes too much sense if you think too much about it, just roll with this that he was creation of Yu Yevon magic, his existence in Spira was supported by Faiths, and without them he couldn’t exist anymore. Aron’s deal was this same like Seymour’s.
- But about Auron in KH2, he was younger there, so if you want connect FFX and KH2 it all was happening when he was returning from death.
- Tidus didn’t suffer enough? His life was taken away from him, it all turned to be creation of some pathetic god, he had to kill his father knowing he couldn’t even live happily after all of this (well, until X-2).
So you are going FFX-2? Awesome, this was funny game.
i get the heart grabbing tearing out part but yah didn’t have to throw the guy on the ground he was already dead >.>
I love how he loads the gunblade XD
Too bad it didn’t fire a blade that just comes back into place like a blitzball.
FFVIII had one of those. Rinoa used it. And it was even more ridiculous than the gunblade.
my only complaint is…please dont cosplay as tidus again…
I do like your reviews, I REALY do. So its realy hard for me to say that most of the time in this review I did not enjoy watching this one. I share youre hate for this game, and just get annpyed when ever some one mentiones final fantacy these days. I do get it that you HATE the game, but your reviews are getting a little too hostile to my liking these days. I agreed with your review on tron but at points it was REALY painful for you to be THAT angry. thats my problem, your reviews lose the “haha, omg, that is so bad but I cant stop lol:ing at it! I would SO rather watch this version of the movie, than the actual one!” but these days I just have a bad feeling about the whole thing. I can get that from any internet reviewer out there, but yours were more special. In a way, in the beginning you seemed to in a some strange level ENJOY the bad movies and games you reviewed, but these days your enjoyment of ripping a new one to games and movies seem to have dissapeard mostly and just left this swearing troll (gods, I hate to call you that) that just spits anger and hatred.
A lot of people still seem to have enjoyed this video, so I guess its just me. As I have ofter said to people “you and I are getting this stuff for free, so stop the hating! if you dont like it, dont watch!” I do want to make it clear on others that im not hating on spoony. Im more like… Dissapointed or… Saddened by spoony. but do what you. But please, do things you might actually enjoy doing.
That is all. With all respect from me, here, in Erope, Finland.
I absolutely loved this conclusion, it’s possibly one of my favorite spoony reviews ever.
Looks like someone decided to get Action Movie Essentials 2
Spoony your doing FFX-2 next? I really REALLY think you should brave through FFIX and complete that game. I loved FFIX, its my favorite but I want to see what you have to say about it. Just a Vlog or something will do lol
You’d think Lady Gaga would turn into a giant penis.
…a penis named Alejandro.
Epic review as always, have you ever thought of reviewing persona 3 or 4? persona 3 was 1 of my fav games although persona 4 was not so much, though i would love to see what you think about this.
I believe he’s already done Persona 3 and 4 as well as the Megaten franchise as a whole in some vlog type thingies. From what i remember he enjoyed them :)
OMG!!! THIS IS THE BEST THING ON EARTH!!! I laughed a-LOT at this video. I…I love it… I think… Is it bad? I mean… Mechanophilia isn’t so…Normal…Or healthy… So what is this??? Am I healthy when I really think I love a video? Am I just some sick strange fetish guy??? I really don’t know, but kaki’s really are tasty…
Ps. I like pot…A lot…
Spoony dude…. uncool man… tidus is gone…
tidus is like the best Final Fantasy character ever dude.. he even rivals cloud and cloud was bad ass.. but this ending fucked me up. i thought tidus was gonna go on and kick ass even more.. but then you whip this ending out on me. GAY
Seriously? Better then Cecil, who despite some emo moments rocked all he saw in his path and had a story that was ABOUT HIM. Or Terra, someone torn between the new industrial age and the ancient magic times and could very well die if the world is saved? Both powerful magic users, equipped with armor and were heroic and not whiny bitches who play stupid sports. Hey, you like Tidus, FINE. But the BEST FF character ever? EVER?!?
successful troll is successful
Cecil had some ‘emo’ moments, but all in all they were short, to the point, not at all unreasonable and at a base level all of Cecil’s problems/conflicts were relatable. His boss was ordering him to do shit he felt wrong about, then he was screwed over, his girlfriend got sick and later his best friend turned into a total dick.
Anyway, the best Final Fantasy character ever was General Leo. Anyone who says different is a great big sissy.
Yeah they were short but there are enough of them in the game that I can’t say that Emo Characters didn’t exist in the older, better games before VIII. Too many times Cecil or someone else hangs they’re head down during a conflict or action in the game, with or without sad music playing.
I like General Leo but I don’t think he’s the greatest. I haven’t played through the PSX version on the Anthology discs so maybe they’res something missing in the translation there.
dont worry spoony i care what you have to say!
Finally a break from all the mediocrity. This is your best series. Watching now
Right, I know you’re not serious but the beginning is pissing me off a little. I know you like X and genuinely don’t like XIII, but I find FFXIII to be one of the best games of all time. It’s track record also proves that I am not alone(voted best game of all time, fastest selling game of all time in Japan). About XIV, I heard the patch that finished the game came out in December but haven’t heard anything about it and I doubt you played it after the patch either so that’s a biased opinion. I also liked X-2 (Kilika remake was epic) but yeah it’s not as good as other FFs. Also the Cloister I found really easy.
I would just like to add something, I was expecting an epic fight between Black lantern Spoony against Clone Spoony and Dr.Insano. I understand why you didn’t go that route, WAY too much split screen and obviously way to difficult to shoot.
Great use of Tidus, although and I hate to bring this up, isn’t he a Black lantern too?
And why have Pumpkinhead in there too, I like the gag, but I thought he was gonna be involved in a later Ultima review.
I do apoligies for reading way too much into your videos because clearly I have no life, but I suppose that also says I care about your show enough to pay that much attention to it.
I hope you plan on doing a commentary for this one, good luck next year Spoony, love you man.
I think the plastic tops of that heart was a dead giveaway :)
That was a great video. I laughed a lot and enjoyed it throughout. You made it pretty clear that you love the game, all your “complaints” were either practically non-existent or massive nitpicking but there really isn’t anything majorly wrong with this game. A lot of people say that if it had skip scene, it would be the perfect game. I don’t agree on that, even though I really like it. I really like how some people just don’t get it when you keep trying to hint that the game is actually really good, which it is of course. It got 3rd place at Game of the Decade on Gamefaqs, losing to Majora’s Mask with 49.85% in the semifinals. Majora’s Mask went on to win. Gamefaqs is a pretty small site but there were over 100k voters so that is saying a bit.
Anyway great video and I’m glad to know you like the game like I do. The story’s inconsistencies are a way of telling it really, the story lets you decide what happened at some parts (Macalania kissing scene, there was a huge topic about it on a board and some guy who actually takes lessons at this kind of stuff told us all about it) and that’s one of the reasons I love FF games so much. I really like the characters, even Tidus despite him being annoying some times. The FF-style characters just really appeal to me, which is why I consider it to be by far the great videogame franchise of all time. Among other reasons that you stated in the first part. Thanks for these videos and I hope to see more FF-related videos from you.
Are you delusional? Or are just so divorced from reality that you can no longer process information that contradicts your preconceived notions?
I’m just curious, since you appear to be describing a video made by an alternate universe Spoony who likes FFX and made a review in the parody style of his FFVII video. Or you under the influence of a hallucinogenic substance, hard to tell.
“The story’s inconsistencies are a way of telling it”
Panda Mann? If you are with us and have the mental capacity to understanding this message, please stop posting on the internet. What you have said here not only shows your incompetence to grasp basic concepts but also as your failure as an intellectual human being. I award you no points.
Oh, god forbid someone having an opinion that differs from yours!
Linearity isn’t necessarily bad. The new AC game for example was way too openworlded, which was one of the biggest reasons it’s nowhere near AC2. Linearity is not a negative or positive attribute, it’s a way of making a game. And the story is explained. The characters were fine, although a bit too mainstream american for my liking.
I love FF and I love Disney but love isn’t the word I’d use for KH. Love is an emotion you can describe. I like KH games so much, it’s impossible to describe the feeling.
this reply system, it’s too much
Dear lord, this game is awful. I shall do the Pumpkinhead dance! *dances*
Final Fantasy XIII wasn’t THAT bad. It’s definitely better than X and XII (combined, even). And Final Fantasy XIV’s problems are in bugs, not implementation. The game itself isn’t bad, the presentation and execution is.
obviously, i like FF, but you’re just wrong, ff13 sucked, no exuses.
and spoony the music in the bossfight was rammstein ^^
Have to stick my nose here, it isn´t rammstein, it was composed by Uematsu and the vocals where made by the former vocalist of xtillidiex, Billy Muir
i checked and you’re right, wonder where i got the idea it was rammstein :/
Agreed, I’ve seen Final Fantasy XIII in action. It’s not that bad.
If you’re worried that it’s not connected to Final Fantasy whatsoever:
There. Do you really think Square would turn its back on its older FF games?
Why is it that people wanted the franchise to stagnate around FFVI? Heaven forbid they try to modernize it a bit.
Great review, there were many times I had to pause the video cause I was just laughing so much.
I am surprised though that you barely mentioned the whole story arc of Tidus being a “dream”. When I played this game years ago, I brushed over the story in favour of the gameplay and combat but it was that moment when you find out about Tidus being some kind of imagination that really made me hate the story. It comes completely out of nowhere and leads to the shitcake that is Final Fantasy X2
I loved the review quite funny as usually spoony. And on a side note shut the hell up Panda mann all of your posts are fucking idiotic and you try to say spoony agrees with you or you say his reviews are shit get the hell off his site you idiotic Annoying poster.
While I did absolutely love all of the FFX videos, got a ton of great laughs out of them, I am a bit disappointed that you didn’t talk more about the horribly convoluted sphere grid.
Oh god, I just now noticed what you named your summons.
A new years gift for your desktop: http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&q=spoony+tidus#/d366uvm
I hate how at the end of this review just like the last one. You cut off right before the ending and you never explain what you think of the ending??
I’m surprised you used Squall’s Gunblade to kill Tidus
Hah, I had the exact same thoughts.
Great review but what happened to your final thoughts for the game? The ending fight was funny but I would’ve liked you to do a complete wrap up of the game before it happened. Anyways, the Tidus outfit was hilarious.
“He gets stronger as he fails” Uwe Boll Complex.
If you strike him down he will become more powerful than you could ever imagine!
Spoony, I gotta say that that was worth the wait. The review section was great and the final battle was excellent too.
And HOLY SHIT the battle with Jecht is EFFING AWESOME! That battle is metal, hardcore, and everything that FFX isn’t. Except for that one battle. The “fight all of your Aeon’s” BS seems like artificially lengthening the game, although some gamers probably had a LOT of fun killing all of those pain in the ass Aeons. I’ll be posting a blog about how much the final battle fails under the rubrik of “And You Reviews” tonight. (It’ll show up in the TGWTG blogs section.)
I will be watching this finale again, because it’s that much fun.
Persona 4 quote ftw!
I’m kinda surprised Black Lantern Spoony wasn’t “sent” at the end.
Think about that for a moment: do you really want to see Spoony dancing like a goon in a dress while wielding a magical phallic symbol?
What? Because the Tidus costume isn’t worst? No, I kinda agree with him. He should have send him… into his grave like Evil Ash in Army of Darkness. Then remove the ring and destroy it.
In the long sad history of cosplay, there have been far worse costumes…not by much, but they do exist.
As for the “Army of Darkness” plan, yeah, but then he would forget about it for like 14 years and despite fan out cry he would then wait and wait and then announce he was making another movie except it doesn’t have Bruce Campbell and it’s another fucking remake and I FUCKING HATE YOU SAM RAIMI! WHY DO YOU HURT ME SO!?
…uh, what was I talking about again? I kinda spaced out.
I really love Sam Raimi and will watch anything he creates but the Ash story came to a conclusion. I love Bruce Campbell, don’t get me wrong, but at the end of the last movie he wakes up in the post apocalyptic remains of the world or in his own time, regailing some woman in his department with a story of his exploits while he is at work. How would you best or continue on either of those? The character Ash had a very good end and there is the problem of age too. Campbell didn’t just stop aging so there would be an issue of “Why did the thirty something with dark hair turn into a forty something with gray hair?”
What I am sad to hear about is the remake bit. I would much rather see a whole new story than see the old remade.
I guess you have a point….but come on! One more hurrah just for old time’s sake?
I mean the video games pretty much proved that as long as you have Professor Knowby’s tapes of him reading the incantation from the Necronomicon (and someone dense enough to play said tapes) you can pretty much bring the Kandarian demons into any setting you please. So why not something different for the finale? A post apocalyptic demon slaying battle royale, perhaps?
Brucie’s still got one movie left in him, yeah?
Try “My Name Is Bruce.”
Pretty close to what you’re talking about.
Just finished watching it thanks to your recommendation. Thank you!
At least the gown would have been more modest. And hilarious.
The dress would have been more modest. And hilarious.
Yeah, I was honestly expecting Spoony to come out in Yuna’s costume and perform the sending dance. That would have been the greatest moment in internet video history.
I may sound like a complete tool for saying this, but I loved X and X-2. Regardless this review was hilarious, and I can’t wait for you to destroy X-2. Also, say what you will about XIII, at least it has a good final dungeon and boss. I enjoyed XIII’s gameplay and story, but their was a severe lack of exposition. In terms of play, it’s crap that you can’t switch your lead character mid-battle like in Kotor, I really want to see you review FINAL FANTASY XIV, that game is an INSULT and a TRAVESTY, WORST GAME EVER. Consider I enjoyed every game from 1-10 and XIII (exception of 3 11 and 12), and I’m offended at how bad 14 is, completely undeserving of a numeral in the series.
Oh yes, XIV does deserve it.
I remember on Channel Awesome Spoony once said he was hesitant to review Final Fantasy X because he didn’t want to be known as ‘the Final Fantasy guy”. Now that Spoony is more famous however, I don’t think there is much risk of that and the Final Fantasy riffs are amongst his most enjoyable videos.
For the record, I also played through X and X-2. One thing you can say for X-2 is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously; the whole thing is more or less a comedy, and even the name is a joke on the series.
Even so, I bet Spoony will love the prospect of getting zombie Tidus back!
I don’t think Spoony will be known as the “Final Fantasy” guy. He’ll be known as the “Highlander and Final Fantasy” guy.
Rikku is great in battle.
Having an awesome skill set at your disposal but only once every 20 turns or so does not a strong character make.
Every 3 turns with the proper set up.
Glad you’ve finally closed up business. Man was all that shit stupid. I can see why you put it off for so long. Filming all that can’t be easy either. Ever since FF7 I wondered if I ever missed anything by not playing a game past it. Your videos saved me the time and intellect of playing them myself; because the answer is no. I didn’t miss shit. Every game since FF7 was and still is a total waste of time. And the FF MMO’s are among the games WORST MMO’s too.
Pumpkin Head dance was epic though. Like every other video, I remembered you watching that. It was funny then and just as funny for it to get a cameo. If that was really you in the suit, then you officially have no shame. Is that good or bad? I don’t know.
As for why viewers watch, I can’t speak for others, but I do enjoy watching you suffer. May you bless the world with many more videos in 2011!
Huh, i guess the “Good” Dr. Insaino was just THE Dr. Insaino. Where did Insaino come from anyway? i know he’s the embodiment of Spoony’s inner insanity, but its usually a transformation type thing, NOT a mitosis. I’m just gonna go out on a limb here and say Insaino is Spoony from the future, and they just decided to parody it in the new year FF8 review. As to why Insaino wants to kill “himself” over Spoony just joking about his legitimacy as a docter, i don’t know. My best guess would be that he has a plan to retain his current existence. Or that by coming to the past, timeline continuity is no longer an issue. OR that he’s just completely insane. I am glad Spoony is now whole again, even though it is on Linkara’s terms. Good to know Spoony is consistent at least. ;P
Also, i can’t wait to see just how pissed off the now jobless “Gate Kleaner” is going to be. XD
You’re probably spent more time already worrying about continuity issues than Spoony himself!
FFX was kind of a guilty pleasure. The game is fun to play and I enjoyed most of it in spite of Tidus, mostly cause Auron was so badass, I just wish he would bust Tidus’s balls more like Snake did to Raiden in Metal Gear Solid 2. I actually love it when you make fun of things that I liked because it makes the whole review that much funnier. All the criticisms here are deserved and your observations hilarious especially the comparison of Seymore to Uwe Boll (although he does have Michael Bay’s obsession with flashy lights, hmm) and Yunalesca killing you with the power of Megadeth. This was also the best ending to a video since Phantasmagorea. I had to pause it a few times cause I was laughing so hard.
Now Spoony you are my hero! Please rip XIII a new hole. I think that Square has gone so far off the deep end they fucken lost the original vision. Come on now what the hell.
Like X, there are things I like about Final Fantasy XIII…but sadly it really isn’t a good game, and would be a fitting candidate for the Spoony treatment.
He did a vlog about it. I don’t know which one it is, but in the video list, it’s an untitled, only dated vlog. He goes on for maybe a half hour if you wanna see it.
Awesome! Linkara had the Dalek Ironsides and Dalek strategist figures too!
On that note, where is Daleks VS Borg? Those assimilatin’ jerks need a good EXTERMINATING!
Check the commentary on Deadliest Character. He currently has no animator.
I better go watch that.
That was a fantastic ending Spoony. Can’t wait to see what you’ll do next.
Woot for Red Dwarf :D
Awesome video. What an epic ending.
As for the review, I’m looking forward to the commentary, both on completing the game (I think there was some prime rant material in the whole “Tidus and his Zanarkand are a dream of the Fayth blah blah blah” thing Spoony skipped over), and on all the crazy editing and double shots Spoony had to do for the Crisis on Infinite Spoony.
Black Lantern Spoony is awesome! The absurdity of FFX is awesome! Video is awesome! The long delay… not awesome but worth it.
Great finale, definitely worth the wait. Jecht’s “favorite song” being ‘Escape’ nearly killed me from laughing. That or ‘Cheeseburger In Paradise’ would have made the multi-part battle with Sin much more enjoyable.
My only complaint about your review is that you glossed over the absurdity of the whole “Tidus, Jecht, and their Zanarkand were all just a dream” thing. When you think about Jecht alone, you have to accept the fact that he was an aeon taken out of a dream to become the final aeon which then became Sin. Not only that, but he somehow got back to the dream world to find his son and bring the brat back to the real world so Tidus would kill him. Oh, and then we have Tidus’ mom who appeared in the Farplane even though she was really a dream and died in the dream world. Or maybe she was real all along and died in the first Zanarkand in the real world…which would mean that Tidus and Jecht really existed too, so why didn’t they appear to Tidus and Yuna in the Farplane?
The real beauty of it is what jerks the Fayth are for unleashing such a terror on an unsuspecting world.
I honestly can’t decide whether Final Fantasy VIII’s or X’s plot makes less sense.
10. Most definitely 10. At least with 8 you can pretty much summarize it with “Evil Sorceress with mind-control powers tries to change reality itself.” With 10, it’s like “Well there’s this guy, who summoned this big monster, but he went insane and started terrorizing stuff, and then for no apparent reason some evil church cropped up and started capitalizing on the suffering for no reason other than they’re kinda dicks.”
did they really have sex? oh god; i remember that now. excuse me, i need to varmint.
So many insider jokes, last five minutes will be confusing for anyone but die-hard fans.
Last scene with BL and Clone Spoony somehow reminded me of a scene with Raziel in the end of Legacy Of Kain Defiance.
Too bad Tidus is not really dead, I think if you will 100% complete X-2 you will get Tidus ending, not like I played this game.
Since Tidus is not dead we can enjoy tormenting him more. Insano has got a hold of him now and I’m sure we’ll get to find out what make’s him “tick”. Kind of like that alien autopsy of Dr. Zoidberg. Also like the appearance of Insano Jr. He’s quite talented and he looks so happy.
100% in that game just gets you an extra scene with Tidus as long as you preform the requirements you still get the ‘Good” ending with Tidus in it
you really should play ff9,it has everything that 8 and 10 don´t have,and is an el dorado for every old school gamer,srsly
you should play ff9 it´s everything that 8 and 10 are not and i think you as an old-school gamer will REALLY dig it,trust me,no whiny emo characters and tons of references to older games… it was made for guys like you srsly
So you haven’t seen the first part of the review. He said that he did played but found it very boring and couldn’t play more than two hours.
actually his main complaint for FF9 was the art style and his assumptions on the characters are based on FF9′s art ‘s if he were to play FF9 to completion he would see that it is an incredible game and far greater then 8 and 10/10-2
FF9 was a recoil from the serious nature of FF8. I liked both when I was younger because I didn’t know better. I still do, but I have played FF9 three more times through since then. Great game.
You haven’t seen this have you, either that or you’re the guy that this happened to:
Ha! I just noticed! When Pumpkinhead comes in, you can see Good-Spoony’s green Tshirt on the bed behind Evil-Spoony. And it’s not there when it cuts back to Good-Spoony!
Well this sucked
This would’ve been a good chance to use the “Kill Titus” bit from Christopher Titus’ “5th Annual End of the World Tour” show:
I can’t wait for the commentary for the series.
Ah, yes, the beloved Final Fantasy villain “I love Nihilism” speech. We just can’t get enough of it.
I prefer Kuja from FFIX for this reason: he doesn’t plan on or try to destroy the world until he realizes that he’s not immortal, an asumption under which he’s been operating and living his entire life. When he learns he can die… he doesn’t take it well.
Mind, this isn’t until near the climax of the story, and before that he’s mostly been occupied with taking over the world (Of course!).
Nah, Kuja’s thong probably gave him such a wedgie by the end of the game that he couldn’t take it anymore.
Thus, cue Necron… all because of a wedgie…
Kefka did it first and Kefka did it better. He wasn’t trying to “help” anybody, he was just kind of a dick.
Also you forgot the woman with a stuffed animal fetish.
Absolutely awesome video, and I don’t even hate FFX (not that I like it very much either. It’s just kinda okay to me which, by Final Fantasy standards, is bad). Your comments on this game through all the videos were pretty much spot on. From the annoying and/or stupid and/or bland characters except for Auron and Lulu to the poor writing, the random teleportations to various places, the plot holes and continuity errors and what really ruined it for me, the repetitive, tedious mechanics. You always do the same goddamn things in the entire game: go to a town, get to a temple, fight a boss. Rince & repeat until the final boss.
And worst of all, there is almost no side-quest! And the few ones that ARE there are either boring, rapidly finished fetch quests or stupidly hard optional boss battles (which is made even more irritating by the fact that every other battle in this game is stupidly EASY). But that only stems from the fact that there is absolutely no exploring, because who wants to discover the game’s world, find hidden places and go on SIDE QUESTS in a freaking RPG?! Seriously, that’s just what people loved about this series. It always felt like you really WERE discovering a vast, rich world that always had some new surprise. Just one example: FF6 had a HUGE secret underground level that required you to let a giant monster EAT your party! That’s how hardcore this game was and that’s just how many hidden stuff there was to discover.
But here? You barely get anything, and it’s not all that rewarding, especially when you get the best sword in the game right from the start!
Squareenix seems to think that having a big area to run around in and fight monsters is enough by way of sidequests these days. They did pretty much exactly the same thing with Final Fantasy XIII and, while I hate to say it, I’d have to argue Final Fantazy X is a superior game.
I forgot to mention how much I love your portrayl of Tidus at the end. It’s amazing how ridiculous that outfit looks when a real human being is wearing it, and the voice you used was priceless. And that LAUGH!
One thing you can say about Tidus is that, unlike say Squall, nobody really does treat him seriously, since it’s kind of impossible. He does look less silly than Seymour though, so you can see why they are natural enemies.
I look forward to seeing zombie Tidus and Insano together. Once again awesome stuff Spoony!
FFX is a weak FF game, but it was still okay in my book. It was FF X-2 that made me turn away from Final Fantasy. I don’t get how they can make good games like VI, VII and IX and then make some shit like X-2.
Yo spoony, on the opening video, what are the other 2 video games besides Persona 4 on the top of the shelf labeled as “good games”? X-COM and Civilization II?
Yo Spoony, on the opening video, what are the 2 other games besides Persona 4 on the top of the shelf labeled as “GOOD GAMES”? X-COM and Civilization II?
I want to extend my thanks to the Spoony One. I played through part of FFX several years ago but got distracted by something and stopped. I wasn’t that into it so I never went back to play it.
Thanks to Spoony, I don’t have to complete this masterpiece of plot holes and bad acting only to be disappointed by the final boss being a wood tick inside Godzilla. A wood tick that will defeat itself if given the opportunity. Lavos had a weird final form too but he at least had enough dignity to be difficult.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy had a much better Tidus/Jecht resolution where he basically says, “Good job kid, I guess you aren’t as big a pussy as you used to be. (cough cough die)”
My friend were watching this and, once the end came near, Pumpkinhead barges through. We look to each other, confused, then say, “Is that… Is that Pumpkinhead?” Sure enough, his dance only confirmed our thoughts and brought much laughter, along with the rest of the review. Great job here, Spoony, really brilliant.
Loved it! Altough I’m surprised to finished it so quickly, considering how long it took you to review FF8. Then again, I think we got lucky this time. And I so can’t wait for the FFX-2 Review. ^_^
The fight scene was pretty cool. And damn, that Tidus outfit looks horrible. Not because it’s a bad costume, it’s obviously well.made, it just shows how utterly ridicoulus the character design is.
no one expects the Yavin inquistion!
Awesome! I can’t believe you actually got Meg Ryan!
I’d say “I can’t wait for your Final Fantasy XIII review”, but I think I’d be shot.
By who rabid ff fanboys or an angry spoony? :p
Depends on who has the faster draw, better aim, and can handle the recoil better.
holy crap!! hell has frozen over and the finale to final fantasy ten is here!!!
I just realized something funny. By sheer coincidence (unless you planned it out that way, you magnificent bastard), the main antagonist of X-2, Shuyin, could be considered the Black Lantern Tidus.
FFX was reviewed on Gamespot by self-professed Square fanboy Greg Kasavin. He gushes and gushes like nobody’s business.
You know, despite Spoonys dislike/hatred of FF8 and FF10, he does collect things related to them.
For example, he has Squalls Gunblade, plus FF8 collectable figurines.
He also has Tidus’s costume and possibly a few other collectables too.
Either way, it’s great to see the comedy he brings us when he uses these things to battle his evil clones and Dr Insano (Who, in my own opinion, is a great character)
Some of those are also fan donations.
Ahh, I see now….That’s very generous of them!
Honestly, I never got the impression that they had sex. Though maybe I just didn’t want to even think about Tidus doing it. Also, never wear that costume again, Spoony.
thanks man. i didn’t dare to mention.
ROCKED TO DEATH -XD
With huge plot holes, cliché characters, and tedious mini games, I wonder why this game was such a huge hit. I never played the game so I guess there is something that redeems all these flaws, but the review sounds like FFX can turn off anyone around the world. Please someone tell me what are the pros of this game that made it everyone’s favorite. I was planning to buy the game and now I am not sure about it.
Beautiful music and animation, good and inovative combat-system, awesome boss-fights. I’m sure Spoony mentioned something else as well during his reviews.
By the way, Spoony: describing Sin/Yu-Yevon as “kill Godzilla with conventional weapons, and then, for an encore, we have to climb inside his carcass and have a fistfight with God”, makes the game sound like it has the most aweinspiring climax in gaming history. To bad it doesn’t quite manage to deliver on the “fistfight with God” thing… a tick… really?
I know he mentioned the plus sides, but majority of people say that the game is great because of its interesting and touching story line and that is why I’m confused.
Well, despite the story not making much sense, there are actually some really good bits of writing here and there. The entire backstory with Auron Braska and Jecht is very minimalistic, but it is very well told and gives real insight into what these guys went through together. There is also one scene which Spoony didn’t show where Yuna leaves a recording for all her friends to listen to after she is dead. She basically goes through her thoughts on the affair and tells each member of the cast how much they mean to her. It’s really a great moment.
It’s too bad the rest of writing is so inconsistant.
But would you call it a masterpiece because of those little details? Are most people so open-minded that they can get immersed into a story, which doesn’t make much sense, only because of those tearful moments? If the main story fails at consistency, then I’m sure there are lots of people who would think that the entire adventure of these heroes are stupid just like Spoony does.
If Twilight can be considered more suitable for children than, say, Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”… I don’t know what to think of humanity anymore…
It may just be that our standards of story telling for video games is much lower than our standards for books or movies. Either that, or Final Fantasy X may have enjoyed the popularity of the already strong Final Fantasy fan base.
“Are most people so open-minded that they can get immersed into a story, which doesn’t make much sense, only because of those tearful moments?”
You have obviously never watched Doctor Who. xD
Awesome, I’m glad you finished it, but I still think it’s one of the best games ever made, and its on my top twenty.
When Spoony as Tidus walked in, my face lit up like a christmas tree
When everyone started cheering at the end at the notion that Tidus was going to die I quite nearly teared up as well.
You can also kill Yu Yevon by casting Doom and just waiting. ._.
I do love FFX. One of my favourites. I played Blitzball for HOURS UPON HOURS because I enjoyed it. But… Well, this was entertaining.
Yes, Yu Yevon is the biggest let-down of a final boss I have experienced in a while.
I feel sad that I didn’t get the Pumpkin Head joke until after the dance music started playing. But once I got it, oh MAN did I rofl. Seriously Spoony, you are brilliant.
I’m actually trying to think of a worse final boss than Yu Yevon….nope nothing.
And I’m rooting for Dr. Insano! Tear that little fucker up! :D
at 6:35 disgusting squatting moment. i thought we left that in ff8.
Thank you Spoony, I had been looking forward to this for so long! I especially liked Seymour’s “I mean, I plead the fifth!” bit. I could go on forever about how perfectly executed every little twitch and gesture was… ;)
But you missed some excellent ass counts at 10:54 and 18:15!
So… anyone think that if Spoony ever reviews FF13 and FF14… he’ll lose any semblance of sanity?
I’ll think he’ll keep sane on that one. He realized how stupid FF13 was about 7 hours into it and walked away. I do not know if he came back to play it since.
I played the game from beginning to end and I cannot tell you how many things infuriate me. Too much exposition in the game. The main plot relies too much on coincidence. The Chrystarium is bullshit. The fact that all paths are linear as all fuck. Too many things in this game feel like they are just given to you. You rarely earn anything in this game. The fact that there are no towns gets on my nerves. I would say the shopping system is bad, but you are not given any money to play in them. Finally, the fact that most things are too fucking easy.
If you hear someone telling you it gets good after about 20 hours in, well yes that is true. After about 20 hours, you go to the game’s equivalent of the Calm Lands called Gran Pulse. There you can sandbox and spend as much time dicking around before you go back to complete the plot line. It is the only amount of freedom you are given in this game.
However, to get there, you have to fight the toughest guy in the game up to that point. If you are not careful, he will kill you in a hurry.
Still preferred it over any Western RPG though. Despite its faults, 13 had a story that went somewhere. Western RPGs in general have this world changing story of dire importance that will wait patiently for you to stop dicking around.
“but you are not given any money to play in them,” you played it wrong. a lot that junk you received to upgrade your weapons was meant to be sold instead of wasted on little upgrade points for the weapons.
i have very mixed feelings about XIII. i don’t think it was as bad as the haters think it is, but also no where near as good as the fans say it is.
i also need to question the people saying XIII gets better after 20 hours. all that opened up was the players ability to grind and fetch quest. the absolute worst parts of any RPG. it truly boggles my mind that people think that part of the game is either the best part of a great game, or is the only good part of a bad game.
i think writing this reply made me realize i disliked the game more than i thought. the game world mythos(don’t know if thats the right word) was cool, but actual story telling and character development was very weak. i was one who enjoyed the combat system. feel if people used it right, instead of just switching to bring in a healer, the combat was fast paced and strategic. much better than most give it credit for. also enjoyed the lvl up system. in the end i couldn’t even finish the game. i just got to a point where i felt the designers where artifically extending the game, and i just wanted it to wrap up and end. even though i was only 5 or so hours away from the end, i just couldn’t force myself to play when i thought the game could have been wrapped up 8-10 hours earlier.
Great stuff as always Spoony!
But the sad part is the whole “fistfight with God” isn’t even that.
See, Yu Yevon isn’t a god. He’s Yunalesca’s dad, a summoner who in desperation to avenge the almost assured destruction of Zanarkand at the hands of the ancestors of the al-behd, turned himself into an aeon and used the flesh and souls of the people of Zanarkand to create a living sentient armor: Sin. So yeah, Sin is basically an Eva (and just like NGE we even get whiny characters and weird endings).
The problem is that Yu Yevon basically got his brain eaten by his rampaging hellbeast/flesh mech/kaiju so there was no way to get it under control, so it began to kill everyone and everything (as rampaging abominations are want to do). Since even advanced tech and scantily clad pop singers with magic powers couldn’t stop it, Yunalesca hit on the bright idea of fusing people to Sin’s central nervous system, effectively overloading it and putting it in a coma.
The problem is that Sin eventually assimilates the most recent sacrifice and wakes up to start the whole shebang over again.
So yeah. Sin isn’t a divine weapon of retribution but rather a piece of haywire bio-tech whose owners lost the manual.
….how that is supposed to make any kind of sense, I don’t know. But I know this: I sat down with an FF fan and it took her THREE HOURS to explain that (she played both the american and japanese versions, read the developers notes, etc).
Let me repeat that. I spent three hours basically being told how much this game fails.
So thank you Spoony. This has been very cathartic.
Actually, that’s a pretty interesting concept. But it should not take 3 hours on anyone’s part to explain all that. That one post gave me all the understanding I needed.
Unfortunately, the problem is not that the Final Fantasy series is just plain unskilled at storytelling. Ever since the success of FFVII, the developers decided that obfuscating relatively simple plots, whether they involve giant monsters and the ritual sacrifices that keep them bay, or amnesiac heroes and the evil sorceresses they fight, automatically makes them deep and meaningful.
IX, thankfully, has much less of that. It pretty much explains everything that you need to know to understand why you are going where you’re going and doing what you’re doing, and sets up twists correctly by withholding only the information that isn’t actually important to understanding the story. The only thing that won’t make sense to you without someone else explaining is the fight with Necron at the end, but even then, that’s easily explained: “You’re dead, and you have to fight a god of death to become alive again.”
Am I the only one who noticed the whispered message at the end. I guess so…
Wow, I basically cracked in laughter when I saw the Tidus-outfit! xD
Good review! :D
The fact that this game was actually voted number 4 of all time on GamesRadar and IGN serves to prove a theory I’ve had for some time:
Mainstream gaming websites have become such an unreliable source of perspective on the industry that only idiots actually visit them on a regular basis any more.
..and in other news, the sky is blue, dr. doom is long-winded, and rubber bullets to the balls really hurt.
There is no reliable mainstream gaming journalism anymore (if there ever was). I mean, The Escapist once ranked FFX as one of the best rpgs of the year, for God’s sake!
Tell me what should be number 4 then.
Oh. My. God. Dr. Insano’s son is a better weapon than a blitzball.
Either he tries too hard or, eh, something. Didn’t click with me.
And the counter-gag just isn’t funny anymore.
I like the previous ones, so it’s not that I’m hating for the sake of hating.
It seems he doesnt understand one thing… ITS A FANTASY STORY, realism takes a backseat in those and the only thing that counts is LOGIC, If theres an Explanation thats good enough. (or call it “Magic”, that works too).
The singing may be unrealistic, but in this world it does make completely sense…
Jecht ist a strong willed person and can controll Sin for short periods of Time after hearing this Song (because it reminded him of “his” Life in Zanarkand, his Wife and a lot of other Things that defines “him”), so its not unlogical to assume they can fight Sin when Jecht ist in Control of him.
And another thing, Jecht WANTS to die, so he doesnt try to fight back.
Another mistake, the “Tetris Puzzle” ist not try and error, ist a memo-puzzle… if you suck at that then its not the games fault.
Pretty sure he realizes it’s a fantasy story, but even in fantasies you still have basic logic. he doesn’t question why things like sin and yevon exist because it makes since in the game world, but he does question why they don’t send the blue haired bitch right after killing him because they knew he would come back.
Even if it makes sense that the song would work getting everyone in the world to sing it just seems unrealistic since they’ve been fighting for so long. On top of that, why would Ject want to die? shouldn’t he want to live so the world continues to exist? And if he wants to die and can control Sin in short bursts why not let one of the dozens of other attempts be successful?
Also all memo-puzzles are trial and error, you keep trying and failing until you get it right and remember what you got right so you don’t take 8 hours trying to finish it. But your gonna spend 2 hours trying to figure it out even if you do remember it.
Been waiting on this a good while and I can honestly say… It was worth the wait. I couldn’t actually be arsed to finish FFX back when it was released because it was just painful to play. So it was nice to see what did actually happen, glad to see I didn’t exactly miss much, if anything.
Lady Gaga casts Megadeth, bit of a strange but awesome combo. Surprised you didn’t play Symphony of Destruction though (as it’s rather overrated).
Also, is it just me or is the bass riff in “Cheeseburger in Paradise” just plain awesome?
Congratulations on another big finish, Spoony. Your ability to stick with these huge projects over years has always impressed me in ways even your wicked sense of humor and scene-chewing acting don’t.
Don’t fuck with Mega Death. He’s the British Freddy Krueger.
I never expected to hear Megadeth following Lady Gaga in my life,
but the Spoony One has done the unthinkable- if not impossible.
I’d be both psyched and terrified if Spoony reviewed Xenogears one day…
[but that would demand like 70 hours and a tolerance for old school graphics
and some wonky translating loool]
Yeah, but Xenogears was actually a good game. The problem is figuring out the storyline once disc 2 rolls around (most notably the contradictory ending).
Lol exactly. I think it would be fun to see it get picked apart tho. It’s been
my favourite game since I first played it when it came out [i was 15.. so long
ago!]. The story is just hella epic. I love all the thought that went into the history
of it. Not many games these days actually have an entire novel [in this case,
more a bible lol] of backstory that explains 10,000+ years of history for a single
I don’t remember there being a huge contradiction on the ending tho… I’ve played
the game like 10 times but only finished it to the ending movie twice XD; I remember
it not being what I expected [a little too happily ever after for me].
The big contradiction (for me) is as follows:
1. It is established that Krelian (the chief scientist of Solaris guy) wanted to use Deus (the invasion weapon/golden calf analog/man-made god) to destroy the world because he got all emo because Sophia (one of Elly ‘s previous lives) was killed in a war which somehow convinced him that God didn’t exist, and that if he didn’t exist he might as well use a god made in mankind’s image which would answer his prayers (his prayer being that all suffering would end with the destruction of all life. yeah…free will? the reality that not everyone needs to die just because you were pining over a chick that was already with another guy? the realities of war? Krelian may be a crackerjack geneticist but Aristotle he is not.). Here’s the thing: Deus uses the Zohar as his power core. The Zohar contains a portion of the divine power of the “Wave Existence” , an omnipotent, omniscent immortal being that created all life, brings order to the universe, and was there “in the begining before there was a begining” (IE: GOD) . Krelian was aware of every aspect of Deus, every nanocell, every ability. He knows what the Zohar is, he knows whose power the space humans tried to swipe. If your whole conceit is that you are angry because you are looking for God and you can’t find him, wouldn’t it kind of bring your journey to an end if you found proof of God? Wouldn’t that put your grievances into perspective? Secondly, after the final battle Krelian has the balls to say he wishes to go to heaven and be one with his maker. He just spent the better part of the story giving God the finger and now he wants to pretend that all he wanted was a hug from God? Either a contradiction in his character or Krelian is trying to save his ass now that Deus is dust and the Wave Existence essence that was connected/contained in the Zohar is free.
2. This is the big one: Fei and Elly make these repeated speeches about how they don’t need God and that they have saved the world all by themselves. One problem: NO. THEY. DIDNT. It is established late in the game that Fei (as Abel) was one board the Eldridge when Deus went Skynet on their asses. Fei touched the Zohar and made with the Wave Existence which granted him the power and ability above all men to challenge and defeat the Deus the false god. Elly was created by the Wave Existence to be Fei’s perfect mate (the only woman who could lead Fei into the heart of Deus by allowing Miang to take her over) Fei repeatedly failed to save himself, the world, and Elly through multiple lifetimes and was only saved from oblivion because the Wave Existence’s boon pulled his ass out of the fryer and recreated him time and again to get the job done. The Wave Existence created Xenogears and endowed it with the divine power necessary to crush Deus. Without both the power and the super-God mech of ultimate asswhuppery (seriously, is it even possible to lose once you get Xenogears? Yahweh is really one hell of a mechanic.), Fei and Elly would not have even tickeled Deus’ engorged balls.
But yeah, I really liked the backstory. I just wish Xenosaga didn’t fuck it up (even though an RPG featuring Jesus pummeling 30 foot aliens and armies of mercenaries with his bare-freaking hands, and then riding a giant robot into space was an awesome idea).
[more spoilers, obv. lol]
1. I can only imagine that, if he was aware of the wave existence, that he realized it needed to be freed, basically. After Sophia died, he actually said something like, “Why did she die? Is God just not there?” Something like that. He was very young then [in his late 20's or 30's? prob before using nano tech? i forget...] so at that point, I am pretty sure he didn’t know about it. It was only after he was older that he discovered it, and about Miang, the contact, antitype etc… and after that, he also probably decided that once he freed the wave existence, he’d help other people by preventing them from having the same pain he did.
Krelian is a pretty deeply flawed guy. The one woman he loved [regardless of the fact she obviously liked lacan, who was pretty much oblivious LOL] is killed and it just effed him up xD I am not saying he’s being really logical in his thought process, but he is hurting a lot, so to him, it makes sense.
2. NGL, I don’t remember them ever saying that in context to saving the world xD Also I am pretty sure Abel made contact before the ‘skynet’ incident [lol @ that XD good pop ref]. I read perfect works about a year ago, but I remember getting the impression that maybe his parents worked with the Zohar/Deus experiments, and he came across it then, which effected the whole program. It saw he was lonely and wanted a mother, and so Elly’s aspect was born into the system. [i always found this creepy..that she was originally a mother figure lmao]
But I can see how that would annoy you, since they basically wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for the wave existence and were pretty much created to love one another because of it LOL
And don’t get me started on Xenosaga 8( I tried really hard to like that game. I think without yasunori, the game suffered even more. xD Part of XG was the amazing score @_@
Have you ever listened to some of the OC remixes, btw? So amazing! My fave is probably Pillar of Salt by Star Salzman:
He mashes 3 songs together really amazingly XD I love it. fdhfjsdhfj *silences inner fangirl xD*
Btw, thanks for geeking out with me. Most of my friends haven’t played the game much except for my ex-boyfriend, and he doesn’t enjoy geeking out like I do ahah.
1. Krelian apparently graduated from the same school of mad science/emo magic as Gendo Ikari, Peacebringer, and that flute player dude who tried to bring about Ragnarock in an episode of Ghost Busters. (How’s that for geeking out?)
“I am not saying he’s being really logical in his thought process, but he is hurting a lot, so to him, it makes sense. ”
…couldn’t he just post some depressing poetry on Deviantart and be done with it? Dante Alighieri had the same problem and he dealt with it by writing the Divine Comedy. Now I’m not saying Krelian should have been an Italian about it but….wait, that’s exactly what I’m saying (in fact, I frequently tell people to be more Italian in their daily lives). =)
A. Yep. Fei and Elly said that and all I could think was
“Way to show gratitude to the Maker, you jerks.”
B. The game seems to utilize a neo-Freudian framework for it’s characterizations (the idea that all men are trying to get with person’s who remind them of an opposite gender parent, the three tiers of personality manifestation, one-eyed pirates flying phallic ships as constant reminders that JRPGs are all about characters overcompensating for their…*ahem*). Speaking as a Mental Health Counselor, Freudian ideas are really fracking weird when dealing with real people and they become even more so when utilized by laymen. Hence, why the game is so full of moments that would make even ole Siggy scratch his melon and say “Zat iz some veird shit”.
C. Xenosaga was a sign of things to come (ie TOO MANY CUTSCENES). The dialogue was so dense that I could probably drop the script from the second game from 30,000 ft and expect to see it punch a hole straight to the earth’s core.
D. The only song I liked from Xenogears was the Id theme. If I had followed my dream of becoming a professional boxer, I would have loved to use it as an entrance theme.
“Btw, thanks for geeking out with me.”
Anytime and like wise. =)
Lol aww…well I know the obvious answer is that, had he not been a single-mindedly determined asshole, the game would have been a lot less interesting. xD
A. I still don’t remember that at all lmao. I need to reply it again. It’s been a few years… But I wouldn’t put it past them. They weren’t exactly my fave charas [citan and id take that role for me lol...and miang], but I never did hate them.
B. Lol yeah, I think it is a given. But it is still creepy none the less. :’D I actually drew something about this in a paintchat when I was drunk:
which spawned from this:
v i x venack (1:11:22 PM): “He would have approved of Fei marrying Alice; however, Fei was not from Lahan, so he was not permitted to marry anyone from Lahan because of a strict tradition.”
GJDKJD a strict tradition of INBREEDING.
KchanZombie (1:11:32 PM): XDDDD
KchanZombie (1:11:53 PM): Prince Charles what?
KchanZombie (1:11:53 PM): XD
v i x venack (1:12:20 PM): Rotflflf
So really, it’s not even just Fei and Elly LOL. *facepalm x2million*
C. I fuckin’ lol’d so hard XD;; I only played the first one and it was just bad. Wasn’t tempted to try the others. :( I felt like they were raping my childhood.
D. Aw a lot of the music was really good~ Def Id’s theme is one of the best, along with Omen, One Who Bares Fangs At God, and Awakening :) Also, lol @ the solaris theme. Do you remember expecting this ominous music to start and then it’s just like..HAPPY CARNIVAL MUSIC 8DDD?! So great… lol
You drew that drunk? Damn, I can’t even draw anything even half as good even when I’m sober! LOL
But yeah, nerdy conversations are best when both the participants have had a few drinks (unless it’s a D&D 3.5 vs. D&D 4.0 discussion. Those are bloody enough without the aid of barbiturates!)
The best one I had was during my a visit to London, where a dutch roommate and I slammed down some gin and had a long talk about the most offensive moments in Japanese pop culture. After an entire night of debating (and segway into pondering why Japanese animators seem to despise Holland so much) we came to the conclusion that you can’t get worse than Hajime no Ippo:
“Wha?! Your opponent is Black!”
“Bad luck! The black americans are devastating boxers who have no mercy!”
I’m not kidding. There’s a whole scene in both the manga and anime where they talk about african american boxers as if they were discussing Orcs. As a man of color myself, I couldn’t help but face palm. LMAO
Lmaooo I was pretty drunk. I’ve done full colour stuff drunk before. Veeeery fun xD
^for the luls.
LMAO @ boxer thing. At least they didn’t go into like rap and blind or something LOL. I’ve heard the Japanese can be pretty xenophobic. I am not sure if that’s like an outdated thing or what tho. I feel like the younger generation would have to be more open, right D:? I’d hope lol.
I wish there were more white jokes lol. My husband’s Mexican friend sometimes talks really white, like, “Oh that sounds delightful. I will put it on my credit card!” Lmaoo. It’s more awesome when you hear it tho… but there def needs to be more >>
White Jokes? What do ya mean? I make fun of Brits, Frenchies, and Yankees all the time! =)
But seriously…you actually did that piece (the one you linked to ) drunk? Not tipsy, not slightly inebriated, but totally off your face sloshed?
Impressive. You must have some serious pen discipline to pull that off!
Lol, great finale! I was dying from laughter when I saw you in the Tidus outfit. That was hilarious! XD
The finale hits the spot in the game where I had stopped playing it. XD I remember suffering through this game, trying to finish it. Once I got to the third boss fight with Seymour I couldn’t take it anymore, I had to quit.
And also, did I hear a review coming up for Final Fantasty X-2? :) (And I agree, how do they make a sequel out of a sequel? O_o )
You must review Final Fantasy 12 Spoony!
He’s said he likes 12.
Wait… which part of the review did he mention he liked Final Fantasy 12? I remember him talking about how the fact that Vaan and Penelo never really needed to be in the story at all.
You reviewing FFX-2 = Godsend man. The whole plot was just to bring Tidus back in the end…after a shitload of more mini-games and other characters that won’t give Yuna her damn story (and she was actually the main character in that one too). I can’t wait to see you tear that game apart :D
Black Lantern Spoony’s hair is much more voluminous than regular Spoony. Apparently he uses conditioner. Evil Conditioner.
Wait, wait, wait. Most of the story was told through a pointless flashback framing device of events that everyone present had already witnessed? Oh dear god, this game is turning into every Naruto filler episode ever made.
“They are going to defeat Godzilla… by uniting the world in song.” I think the Fairy of Logical Narrative just died.
Seriously though, you have to beat the devil and then go face god whose facade is the corpse of said devil? *cough* shinmegamitenseiripoff *cough*
By the way, that whole Una x Tidus thing never happened. … understand me, Reality? It NEVER HAPPENED. *shudder*
This entire vid was both brilliant and awesome in so many different ways, and was definitely one of the highlights of 2010. Everything from the game evaluation itself down to the storyline. It also came at the perfect time: right in the middle of the mid-holiday stress brought on by New Years and Christmas. I have never been happier to see the arrival of a new update, I will say that much.
I still haven’t completed a single playthrough of FFX, despite numerous attempts, because by the time I get to the “dodging the lightning” bit I start to very slowly and absent-mindedly hit my head on whatever wall or hard object is nearby. It’s nice to know that I missed out on the remainder of a very painful gaming experience.
FFVIII at least had some resemblance of plot and narrative with annoying but reliable character development, even if you couldn’t stand the characters themselves. But with FFX it’s like they threw a lot of game elements at a dart board and whatever stuck was put into the game, leaving the player to try to piece together the story structure and to fill in the large plot holes that you stumble over. At least Squall had a measure of sympathetic backstory and knew when to shut the fuck up. But Tidus… Let’s put it this way, when you have your intended audience trying to reach through the screen to strangle the life out of your protagonist YOU HAVE DONE SOMETHING WRONG.
Great video. Very funny. Of course I disagree with your opinions in pretty much every way possible (except in regards to FF14 cause there is no defense for that piece of shit), having loved X and X-2, along with VIII being my favorite FF until XIII (my 2nd favorite game of 2010 behind Mass Effect 2) came out. But hey, people having dissenting views is what makes the world great (“The More You Know”) and I can still laugh at your stuff, so its all good. Now, if we can just get more FMV Hell someday, I will be very happy indeed. :)
You… Like… FFXIII?
Ehh… FFXIII would have been decent, had Square not been screwing around. It was too linear and had poor story-telling. Not to mention a few WTF moments along the way, including my favourite; the “Oh no, we lost! Oh wait! We’re all better, now!” scene. (really looking forward to Spoony’s reaction to that, if he ever reviews FFXIII) It being an example of them writing themselves into a corner is a severe understatement with that one.
I’d say if they didn’t mess around putting it on the 360, it might have been better, but this is Square we’re talking about. The company who thought it would be a good idea to half-arse and release an incomplete not-even-beta, broken as shit MMORPG. I’m at odds whether to say Square have completely lost the ability to make a ‘good’ RPG or not. The evidence isn’t helping the cause…
Anyways Spoony, I’m loving your Final Fantasy reviews. Please don’t make us wait too long for your X-2 review so we can see you suff– I mean… so we can maintain an open mind as we observe your opinions and take into account your points on the story of the game…
Sorry about the double post. Darn Internets.
The prison system of theirs is fucking retarded. They’re confining blitzball players in water. What the fuck is that?
I’m not convinced that FF10 is worse than FF8, but I’m an outsider to the series. I can’t say which is worse: Blitzball or that one card game, probably blitzball. And Titus is clearly the worse protagonist, but the combat system in FF8 is batshit insane. Considering how much you’ll have to fight in a JRPG, it seems to be a bigger issue than side quests or a whiney brat. And of course, FF10 has Auron. Auron is awesome and clearly deserves a better game (I guess that was KH2). The only good thing that I can think of that came out FF8 was its use of Tonberries (I don’t know much about FF canon, but Tonberries are cool).
You’re going to review X-2? I can’t wait! There’s no way that game could be better. I hope to see you review FF13, too. I hear 12 is considered pretty terrible amongst fans (probably from you, in fact), that’d be nice too. I don’t need to see 14, I already predicted that it would be worse the others. Considering how low I consider Final Fantasy games already, that’s pretty bad.
Excellent video, and I agree completely…at least as far as FFX’s concerned. 13 I actually thought was ok myself, but it was only ok – having played through once, I doubt I’ll ever feel the need to again. Can’t wait for your review of X-2. Not only do I think it’s far worse than even its predecessor, I reckon it’s gotta be one of the worst games I’ve ever tried to play.
By the ways mods, sorry if this is a double or even triple post – I’m kinda new to this
SPOONY! You should’ve cast Cure or Phoenix Down on Black Lantern, it would’ve killed him! :P
“I am a shadow, the TRUE self!”
Loved the Persona 4 reference! I finished P3 Portable awhile ago and just started P4 (just finished the castle..), I’m kinda retrying some of the MegaTen games based on your recommendations in your vlogs. I geeked a bit when I heard that line, hehe. Really funny review!
I was actually at a Renaissance Faire once and – no joke – someone had mistaken it for some kind of anime con and was walking around as Tidus from FFX. He looked like even more of a tool than normal because it wasn’t even the right venue. I just kind of looked on in awe as he passed me.
That loosers hair is horrible! hello, flock of sea gulls.
give me a molment while i remove the crane camera from my ass.
wow you got alot of those bastards running around your place you should probably set some traps or put out some poison. eww. that final fantasy costume is so bad it makes insano look cool. probably looks great with fish nets though.
ratt – I’m insane
meathook – relm of decay
iron maiden – can i play with madness
I’m spade and so are all of you!
Here’s the thing about FFXIII, Square actually had DLC stuff for the game BUT when the hire-ups decided to put the game multiplatform, all that went out the window. So congrats Square on trying to get greedy with the series especially since the PS3 version craps all over the 360 version for free.
I still enjoyed the game for what it is and definitely will give props to Square for doing something different with the series.
This… this… yes.
Excuse me, I was thrown into a state of Euphoria. What is mean of life again?
I have been thinking of something for some time now…and since nobody brought it up, I might as well say it now.
At the end of the game, all the Aeons are pretty much gone, and the people renounce the Yevon religion…This means that there are now no more summoners.
But what about the “Sendings”? aren’t summoners the only ones who can “send” the dead to the farplane? And if they dont, the souls of the dead become “fiends”
And yet, people think “nah, lets just abandon this faith that we blindly followed for over a thousand years” and not even feel any mental fear of “god’s gonna get me now”….nope, everyone turns the temples into houses or hardware stores in FFX2….immediately after a few people said “Yevon is fake” and not scream “Kill the infidels!” and refuse to listen to logical reason.
Oh and dont forget that now because of there being no more summoners, it’s like the people now accept their fate of eventually becomming a “Fiend” that will never be ‘Sent” to the farplane.
Yes I know what most of you will say “Dont try using logic in a game like this”
But you’d think that the people would at least have prienst and priestesses perform “sendings” despite knowing the corruption of Yevon?
Seems to me alot of people just converted to the Al-Behd’s religion (or it just became more popular). From what I could gather, it seems to be a monotheistic faith with an artisan focus.*
As a result they treat the fiends differently. Instead of dancing the dead away, if grandpa rises from the grave, you just blast him in the face with a blunderbuss and put him down again.
*You know, if you take into consideration the arabic sounding name, the fact that they lived predominantly in a desert, the full body clothing and coverings, the monotheism, and the fact that they are feared and misunderstood by the public, the Al-Behd kinda sound like Muslims. This is especially true if you look at the Islamic Golden Age, where many of the greatest scholars of the faith also dabbled with theoretical mechanics and strange siege weapons. Of course, so did the greatest scholars of Catholicism during the Middle Ages but hey I’m making a point here!
For some reason, you always manage to step up your game for the Final Fantasy reviews! This was EPIC! Loved the Tidus costume and the Megadeth refernce… The whole thing was simply awesome!
Are you ever gonna do a Final Fantasy X-2 or a FF XIII Review? I know it would kill you but I think many people would enjoy it. Maybe one episode a year^^
Lets just pray that Spoony doesnt dress up like Yuna.
The horror… the horror…
Ummmmm… I… I think we should talk.
X-2 is coming, he even mentioned that in the video.
We are not amused by this video >:(
Eh, whatever. I’m not gonna get pissy and attempt to change your mind. Besides, it’s not like arguing on the internet would actually sway your opinion
I used to love the final fantasy series…. X seemed so stupid though I began to lose the faith and I still dont know why so many people love its silly plot?
I actually quite liked 10-2 becouse with 10-2 you get the feeling its suppost to be silly and camp and its just good dumb fun if you roll with it and dont take it seriously and I loved the battle system. You have to look at it as a so bad its good type of thing and be in the right mood.
I was kinda hoping Spoony would take the Persona 4 reference further and accept Green Lantern Spoony as his dark side and turn him into a persona that Spoony would summon to do menial tasks and slave labour. I wonder what Persona Spoony would summon anyway?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HYtCMl0PMs – This is 500 times better than Spoony’s video and a thousand times less pathetic.
PS: If you like Spoony then you must like being anally raped by Doctor Hardcock (a gay rapist doctor i just made up).
Well.. I did enjoy the bits when you talked about FFX and dressed up as Tidus, similar to how I liked your FF8 reviews because what we really watch these vids for is to see you make fun of various games and you do that really well and I do laugh at those bits a lot!
I know its your review/ your site and project but I’m not really a fan of thee long-winded skits with your various personas;;; they are funny in small doses but not so much when they take up a large slice of the review;;; FYI just my opinion, xx
So you are trying to say that the entire body of Spoony’s “work” is a complete train wreck and that he should remove it from the internet then go shoot up a TGI’s with a Ruger Mini-14? I don’t think Spoony will like that. Just saying.
Good! Good! The more you hate him, the stronger he gets. Release the rage of a thousand impotent internet bloggers! Ooo, ooo! Make a Youtube video! :D
Bro, your net speak is so cash. HAHAHAHAHHA LOL NET NET
Really, nobody really likes this shit. It must be some sort of ironic joke that you have all maintained for years.
What’s the point of an internet critic critic? You’re existence baffles me.
Hello Vanlan. I will now to reply to your internet comment. Here is part one of my reply (I hope you enjoy it): 1) I’m attempting to deal with my various issues but they are quite deeply ingrained in my malfunctioning cortex. Do you know the song “The tide is high” by Blondie? I’m sure you do since it has a guitar in it but anyway I digress. In 2002 my Uncle Bundy made me watch as he drained a puppy of it’s blood directly into his body via an IV drip to that song. It was pretty terrible and because of this experience I hate angry reviewers (and humanity in general lol). Here is part two: all existence is pointless since everything ends. If you plan to have a child don’t bother since it’ll die. If you have a child then you might as well boil it. Cheers.
Hi. I happened across your comment in my insomniac travels and, considering this is the internet, thought I may as well respond and give my two cents (apparently it’s the new fad these days). What follows is rambling, but it does have a point. And luckily due to the anonymity of the internet, I don’t have to worry about someone tracking me down and shooting me for driving them insane with illogical rantings.
First off: existence of anything at all cannot be proven from an in-universe perspective because there can be no validation from an external source to the human mind that can be factored beyond the subjective reality of the individual. All reality is subjective to the individual, and hence the existence of an objective reality is highly questionable, as is the existence of time (due to the mind existing as a function of its perception, and hence even thought we can remember a memory, we cannot be sure that that memory actually happened, or if it was placed into our heads five seconds ago).
So there is a possibility that humanity doesn’t exist at all. So there’s the upside of the “all existence is pointless since everything ends” argument.
Secondly: the only way anything can be defined is by having a beginning and an end. This is the essence of change. And if change doesn’t occur, there is no existence because everything is in a perpetual form of stasis. It may seem cruel and pointless, but the only way humans can live is by having a beginning and an end to their lives. And the impact of those lives on others is what creates a legacy of an individual’s existence. And in turn, how we move through the space-time continuum has an effect on the ever-changing fabric of reality, even if it’s negligible.
But that’s all existentialist philosophy bullshit, and I’m not trying to re-define Satre. Hell, most of it is pretty incomprehensible rambling.
So I’ll just say this straight: the only reason anything means anything is because we’re alive. Then we die. But what we are means something, even when, at the end of time, all the universe disappears screaming into a void of nothingness. You can’t change that. You can only find meaning in what you are, and if you can’t do that, you’ll probably spend the rest of your life caught on the edge of desperation and unable to face the reality of your own mortality. All humans are afraid of death. Unfortunately, the universe is a vast, wonderful place and death is part of that. That’s it. You can take it or leave it as that is.
However… and this is the part that, if you’ve read through this long rambling so far (and I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t), you should probably pay attention to: humans are hardwired for survival. It’s the only way we’ve managed to stay around for as long as we have. So when you’re thinking about suicide continuously at four o’clock in the morning, planning out exactly how you’re going to do it, wondering how little it’s going to impact the world, and constantly reaffirming how pointless everything is, it’s probably likely that you’re depressed (read: mentally ill). It’s an evolutionary imperative that a normal human isn’t ready to blow their brains out at a second’s notice. If you want the misery and pain to go away, go talk to a doctor. If you want to feel horrible all the time, then don’t. Because you don’t have to live every second feeling empty or full of hatred due to the fact that death ends everything. Sure, it’s a fact of life, but when it’s the only thing you think of day in and out, it’s not a normal state, and eventually it’s going to wreck your mind.
In any case, if you have an Uncle who really did drain a puppy of its blood directly into his body via an IV drip, odds are he’s coming under the heading of mentally ill as well. Probably along the lines of sadistic sociopathy. Just saying.
The world is harsh and cold. But being a sentient creature doesn’t mean that you let the futility of existence destroy your mind. It may be useful in the future. And trust me on this one, suicide attempts (and probably homicide too by extension) are very very messy.
Okay, well, have fun with what’s left of your reality, and I can only hope that you don’t take it into your head to go down to your local school and empty an M15 into the heads of any passing children. I’m not kidding, blood fucking stains.
I’ll take the absence of a reply to mean that you agree with my comment. I win the internet. Thanks for coming.
Sorry, I don’t professionally troll Spoonies website. You’re priorities in life are quite amusing. I wish you luck dealing with your issues.
Well, now you see why I don’t even go to IGN for anything. Never even heard of Gamesradar.
While I enjoyed the game (back in the day) in spite of the absurdity, there’s no way it is or ever was the 4th best game of all time.
Squeenix jumped the shark a long time ago. I just hope that this year’s debacle kind of sheds some light on some of the people who are willing to just snap up a product on a title basis. Not saying that Final Fantasy still isn’t an enjoyable piece of art, but… well, there’s a reason why the JRPG genre is suffering. One has to wonder if they’ve lost a little bit of their touch after all this time – and by extension how long they can keep going the way they are.
Absolutely worth the wait. I loved the Independence Day bit most of all!
Awesome as always!
Please… PLEASE tell me you didn’t shave your chest to pull off that Tidus outfit.
Aside from that, nothing to say but “Bravo, good sir”. I think there may have been *one* 10 second long point during this video that I wasn’t laughing. The rest was gold.
Ah, now that was an awesome conclusion. While I am scarred by your pale pasty body in Tidus’s get up, I’m no more scarred by it than Tidus’s, so… I’m… Double scarred and-Ya know what, nevermind.
At this rate you’re going to need the Vorlons to sort everything out. Hey, if Linkara can bring in Star Trek, you can bring in B5. And Tales of the Rangers is almost bad enough for you to give a looksee when it comes to shitty products of otherwise great franchises.
Exactly. I’m kind of surprised that no one so far (that I’m aware of, mind you) has tackled that Ranger movie. It had some good music, but beyond that…..
You know I watched all of the Final Fantasy X review months ago, and was patiently waiting for the final part to come out before weighing in on it.
I was prepared to launch into a rather lengthy diatribe over how you were fiercely unfair to some portions of the game, and failed to do proper research on others. Even though you were basically right in that the overall plot that doesn’t make sense, and the annoying performance by some of the voice actors, and how the good gameplay can’t save the terrible script it was trying to support, there were still some saving graces that needed to be mentioned.
….And then you showed a seven second clip of Red Dwarf.
All is forgiven. Carry on, my man.
While some characters were pretty annoying at times, I felt the overall plot was pretty solid. I can’t think of any plot holes off the top of my head.
Well, Spoony already pointed out the biggest one I can think of towards the end of his Finale here. At the end of the game after you defeat Jecht, presumably for the sake of tearing down the “armor” of Sin and rendering Yu Yevon vulnerable to attack, why do you then have to summon your aeons so he has something to possess and so you have something to kill? Why don’t you just, I dunno, NOT summon aeons and then proceed right to the killing of Yu Yevon? I mean other than the little boy that tells you that you have to call the aeons, for some reason, there really is no good reason to call them before the aeon corrupting abomination that can easily turn them against you.
Was it really necessary to call the aeons? The game never really makes this clear.
Although maybe this isn’t really much of a “plot hole”, and more just something that’s stupid.
There were a lot of little ones Spoony also covered in earlier segments of the review. Like when Yuna was kidnapped during the blitzball tournament. Why didn’t they call whatever passes for the authorities in that town? Were all the guards too busy preventing you from going certain places on the docks? And not to mention that whole abduction scenario seemed incredibly poorly thought out on the Al Bhed’s part. For some reason, they kidnapped Yuna and demanded the Aurochs throw the game, right? Maybe this was like, I dunno, something to cover up the fact that they are kidnapping summoners to stop the pilgrimage. So what would have happened if Wakka had the team throw the game and then say, “Okay you won. Now give back Yuna.”? Uhh… now what?
And speaking of blitzball, why was Sin attacking Zanarkand at the beginning of the game? Zanarkand was the city of summoner’s, right? And Yu Yevon was a summoner, and the whole point of creating Sin with the fayth was to punish Bevelle and the rest of Spira for destroying Zanarkand and to keep the city alive in a “dream world”. So why is he destroying it? Is it a different Sin destroying Zanarkand? I mean the Spira Sin looks kind of like a giant fish monster and the Zanarkand Sin looks kind of like the blob so… what’s happening in this game again?
Then there was the biggest thing that always bugged me, especially in hindsight: You have Tidus, this agonizingly optimistic, perpetually happy, man-child tagging along this band of summoner’s guardians as they make their pilgrimage across Spira. Given that Tidus is the only person in his age range IN EXISTENCE who seems to not know that summoners die at the end of their journey, you’d think that there would be at least some minority of the common people who would treat this group of traveler’s with some sort of quiet, sad reverence or grim respect you might give someone willing to die so you can live. I mean, really? Every single person they encounter is so committed to keeping up the high-spirited facade so the summoner doesn’t lose her will to continue that not ONE random passerby would stop to give Tidus a quick “What-the-hell-is-wrong-with-you” lecture? It’s pretty clear that the Al Bhed in particular have a huge problem with the whole pilgrimage thing, and you met a ton of them during the blitz tournament at Luca between games. And never? Not once?
I believe the summoning of the aeons in the end were so they could be released. Just like the final aeon being killed off when Yu Yevon takes hold of them, the same thing happens to the aeons and allows them to rest.
They didn’t contact the authorities of the town because she had been kidnapped and there was no guarantee that she would be found alive if they did. Also, if Wakka was like “We lost on purpose, give her back.” The Al Bhed probably could have just denied everything, I mean… who would have thought that any team would kidnap someone in order to force the worst team in Blitzball history to lose?
The Zanarkand that was attacked in the beginning of the game was the projection of Spira that Yu Yevon was creating. The reason it was attacked was because at the time Jecht was still in control of Sin and he needed to bring Tidus and Auron to Spira.
Tidus never really says anything that implies the summoner wouldn’t die in front of anyone but the main cast, and they’re certainly willing to keep of the facade. I mean, would you want to explain to Tidus what’s going to happen to Yuna? Not only would he throw a fit, him throwing said fit would probably bog down Yuna’s morale and make her less likely to complete the quest. The Al Bhed probably stayed quiet about it because no one likes them to begin with and striking up conversation about how the summoner shouldn’t be sacrificed is probably frowned upon.
I shall forever mourn the death of “The Spoony bum”. He was so young, so innocent, and we hardly knew him.
Also I don’t think a review of FF 13 would be a good idea. Maybe its just me (and Yahtzee) but I couldn’t get past the first couple hours of play. I don’t know enough about the game to laugh at it outside of saying “Yeah that was boring”.
PLEASE eventually review FFXIII!!!
He did that like months ago: http://spoonyexperiment.com/2010/04/03/vlog-4-3-10/#comments
well yeah, a vlog review – but you know what i mean.
awesome lol, IMO super metroid is the best game of all time, and hmmm clearly other Final fantasy games deserve that title. Crying out loud Robotrek was better then ffx, only reason the game sold well cause they put hot girls all over the game knowing we would be lured in, bastards lol hey spoony can you review super metroid for no reason! lol
PERSONA FREAKIN RULES
i didnt realize that it was in the intro until now
and the whole shadow thing at the end
i tought it was great
worth the wait
It’s not really “sequalizing a sequel” when none of the usual entries in the series have anything do with each other beyond a few trivial similarities. I doubt Square sees FFXIII as any sort of failure whatsoever considering it got pretty good reviews and was the fastest selling FF title ever. Personally, I think it’s good, but not great. However, I always agreed that XIV looked fucking awful and I’m loving how it met with such poor reception that they had to apologize.
Wicked review of a crappy game, loved the Pumpkinhead joke, will you eventually review Pumpkinhead ashes to ashes & Pumpkinhead blood feud?
I am a shadow the true self!
In the end, the one who truly wins?
Beautiful review yet again, nice Metal Gear ending Spoony =P
But FF13 was great!
no it’s not
Thanks for the reasoned response.
It’s completely linear, the story is stupid and the characters are ridiculous(but that of course is expected since it’s a Jrpg), well at the very least the protagonist is an actual woman instead of an androgynous twit like usual, and the combat is kinda neat; but it’s still a very very bad and in many always archaic design for a game, that’s a problem with most japanese developers really, it’s like they just stopped in time.
I guess it depends how seriously you take the game, nothing could make me that mad xD I agree that it is completely linear and way behind the times. The story and characters are stupid, but as gloriously stupid as the characters are gorgeous haha I’ve spent a long time actually playing the game in combat and that’s the really enjoyable part. I do hope that the next one is more up to date in game design. Hopefully that’s the case as FF13 began its life before FF10 or something silly!
I actually enjoyed most things about FFXIII, but the story fell apart for me around chapter 11, and then right after I beat the final boss I realized the combat system was nothing more than the illusion of choice.
why u name the annoy bastard meg ryan?
Because in part 1 he points out that they have the same hairstyle XD
I’ve just thought… and sorry if someone actually mentioned this, but I’m not going through over 500 comments… x.X;;
But since you said you didn’t play FFIX (first two hours, was it?), it probably can’t be helped that you didn’t reference the use of Eidolons in cinematics. Bahamut, Atomos, Odin and Alexander were all used, and dealt significant damage to certain places throughout the Mist Continent. (except Alexander, who was summoned to protect the city of Alexandria)
I’d assume you knew about that, anyway.
Spoony; you really do make the best reviews. That thing with the floating blue tick was just hilarious. Now coffee has shot out of my nose.
You really do make the best reviews, Spoony. That part with the floating blue tick made me shoot coffee out my nose.
Great finale…it’s just that… Can you please review Final Fantasy XIII? *evil laughter* *hides*
Great Ending to a great series :) (Oh and if anyone’s wondering, the song is Megadeth – Angry Again)
Final Fantasy XIII-2 just got announced.
One question: Why? Why on Earth would they pull that same shit again? Wasn’t FF 13 the most critically panned final fantasy game in the history of the multiverse? Why?! Why do this to us again?!
Playing XIII is a cakewalk compared to XIV. That game is the MMO equivalent of shooting yourself in the hand.
I thought Matrix Online was the undisputed holder of that title..
Sage Porter is correct
Have to say it, they never had sex. Great review. Sad to see such great review end but if we’re lucky it won’t be the las FF hu x)
LMAO. I love the persona 4 reference. you should do a review for some shin megami tensei games
You know what Dr Insano’s son needs?
His very own lab coat and goggles!
Oh, and a chair for him to sit in that raises up and down so he can sit next to the good doctor as they plan to take over the world.
Spoony, when is your FF X-2 review coming out? that will be really funny. I hope you will try FF Versus, it seems like a good gameplay and maybe they made a good story, if not you can always bitch about it on vid XD
I am just going to go on a limb and say what I really feel: I am not as big a fan of Final Fantasy as I am of other RPGs like Mass Effect, Knights of the Old Republic, or Dragon Age. I just do not see the hype. I like a couple of them and I understand that it established the most well known combat system but other then that I just don’t see why it is so well liked. It is a good series but why is it that it has such a large fan-base?
i just wanna say thank you. thank you very much.
FF7 attracted me to the series big time. In my opinion its the best rpg-light ever produced(i admit i havent played the previous installments) FF8 sort of killed it for me with the horrific storyline, i mean the part with the orphanage and timedistorsion etc. Fast forward past this one, which isnt all that bad considering the brainhemorrhage (X-2) that followed.
To make a long story short. Please rip into that fucker anytime soon.
I disagree with the Spoony One on this game I thouth it was an average FF game. I like the battle system and this game has Auron which is the # 1 reason to play this game. I would recommend this game just to listen to some of Auron’s dialogue throughout the game.
FF X-2 on the other hand. Spoony can rip its ass a fucking new one for being the biggest money making piece of shit that takes the FF series stellar job system and fucks it up. Damn fucking dresspheres. I bought this game thinking it was going to be as good as FF X and I lost all hope of their ever being another good FF again. FF XII is one of the best in the series, but after XIII and XIV, I have lost all faith in Square Enix and my faith in any new good FF games.
I’ve been a fan of spoony since I spotted the first final fantasy 8 review on youtube. After that I was hooked and watched the entire final fantasy 8 review almost as soon as they came out. What made it so great? 1: spoony’s satirical approach to a game that was dearly beloved not only to me, but to a huge collection of gamers from yesteryear, and 2: final fantasy 8 never got (at least to my knowledge) a full review from start to finish. Combine that with spoony’s logical approach to this kind of game to create a truly hilarious, entertaining video that takes up about 4-5+ hours?
However, I didn’t post this to simply flatter spoony, he has a big enough fan base to do that already, the reason I am posting this was because ‘now is the winter of my discontent’. As I eagerly awaited the release of the ffx videos, much like my anticipation for the ff8 ones, I found something missing. I couldn’t really put my finger on it for awhile, until it hit me.
The enthusiasm/hatred for the final fantasy series spoony had seemed to wane. I mean, do you the ‘draw’ video spoony had at the beginning of the series on ff8? This time spoony seemed to just want to be done with reviewing this game, and hey I guess I can’t really blame him if it truly is the “bane of his existence”. However, there seems to be something odd about when spoony was asked about when he became serious with spoonyexperiment.com he immediately mentioned ff8. And that makes sense. It’s blatantly obvious if you watch the first ff8 all the way till the end. A huge increase in time, money, and quality. I just wish more time was put into this video, the ending to ff8 was truly epic, and showed how much spoony invested into making videos for his fans. This, I just don’t get, the conclusion to such a hilarious beginning just seems to mislead at the end and produce a boring finish.
I know he has announced to review ffx-2 and hopefully that will be awesome, but I hope spoony doesn’t just review these kinds of games to appease his final fantasy fanclub, which I remind you, is probably THE only reason this site is still here. Final Fantasy put spoony on the map. I hope he doesn’t just become another movie critic, he’s mentioned that that’s what he’s wanted to do this whole time, and that ff8 was more or less just a rage QQ, but to use such a series and provide videos that everybody wanted to see, just as a stepping stone to become another negative movie commentator? Fail.
*puts hand up*
I agree with you when I think Tidus is a little girly boy
I just noticed something on re-watching this: at 25:48, on the bookshelf, in the top center I can see some Starfist books. I thought I was the only one who read that series. Haven’t read ‘em in forever though. Spoony, you constantly amaze me.
wtf is these game why are there so many fans
You are possibly going to hate me when I say this but this is my favourite review out of all other reviewa you’ve done.
Not only I do literally agree with you about everything you’ve said about this horrible piece of abandomination but If I were to make a review of my own about this game it would pretty much be dublicate to yours.
Good lord I fucking hate this game so much. Seriously, when I bought this game I honestly was expecting huge world map and content worth of 4 fucking DVD;s just like in previous final fantasy games. Not linear pile of junk with annoying characters and most stupid villain I’ve ever seen in my life.
I want my money back!!
Why does Noah keep making these campy in-stories? He had to dress up in five different costumes just for this one video.
I like a little Dr. Insano when it’s appropriate, but do you really expect us to sit through over five minutes of assorted characters? Is there really a group of viewers that want the review to be interrupted by a story arc made of self referential jokes and nerd trivia. All of the ingredients individually are cool, but they should be used to enhance the review. Instead Spoony acts as if if the review was already too saturated with camp value, and it had to be disposed into this boring Black Lantern Spoony plot.
No offense Noah, but these little in-stories are a waste of your material and our time. Why did Coke Zero Spoony, Bum Spoony, Pumpkinhead or Dr. Insano have to get involved? You could have focused on the game you were reviewing. Putting aside the shirtless man chest I was exposed to, I liked it when you focused on the issues present in the game. It reminded me of how you ended the Phantasmagoria review, which is one of your classic works.
Then again, Final Fantasy X (like everything else after FF IIV) is a vapid, rambling, time wasting, and intellectually insulting piece of shit. Maybe you were tired. Any (sane) human made of flesh and bone would be tired, headachy, angry, and depressed.Maybe you decided to create a story arc to make the reviews more interesting because you felt your anger and ennui would negatively affect the review. Then again, Emo Spoony did seem to meniton that your audience likes to see you get frustrated over some terrible movie/video game.
Or maybe the increased usage of in-stories is caused by all of these things. I don’t know. But I hope it doesn’t get worse.
Sudden realization: they’d all be stone dead if Sin had simply done a barrel roll.
Be glad that you didn’t play FF IX. Near the end it turns into a DBZ ripoff.
If I was trying to kill God, I wouldn’t even assemble an army. I would just call Kratos and tell him God stole his wallet or something and let nature take it’s course.
You’d most likely be killed after you called him, unless you’re female. In that case nature will take it’s course.
sweet a game series that makes even less sense than final fantasy
keep doing your great work
i hope crazily for ffx-2 review
your fucking hilarious
I just rewatched this and caught the Persona 4 reference. I would love to see you do the Persona series.
ok, well i know your never going to play it spoony, so here is me on FF9. its one of the few rpgs i played to the end. so here we go. first of all the good things. the music is medieval and its great, there is a medieval theme through the whole thing and also steam punk. not enough to justify putting time into it, but whatever. the rpg system is good and there are alot of monsters but the names suck and the main character looks like shit in comparison to cloud. he is a gay panthiestic primate who is made to look like a 8 year old boy whos a pansy. other then that the game is pritty solid…oh you know in the usual “i sure hope i can get through this stupid part without getting into another encounter” idea. the story is ok until you get to this thing called the “lifa tree”(big tree with a vortex above) go through the vortex, then it goes into the video game “dream world where anything can happen” sorta idea. and it sucks shit from there on. makes you oblivious and man it works. the monkey kid is supposed to be alien but everyone looks like a fuckin alien…and he doesnt care…so lets move on with the story, idea. then the end is justice to the gay panthiestic undertones of the character creation where the enemy who looks like him dies and he dies with him because he feels all bad for him because hes a total asshole to everyone, makes sense hey. that sentence ruled! then everyones all sad and then he comes back to life. yay. bosses werent bad. long game. thankfully not very soap opera’esk. its the medieval theme that pulls you throught the game. and thats it. the tree levels are cool and the casino town is nice but the card game makes no sense and youll never want to play it. flying around the map is fun to. thnx!
I’m spade and the tiles are burning off the craft!
Final Fantasy X was not half as bad as Final Fantasy VIII in my personal opinion…
At least this game didn’t have a DISGUSTING and just plain out nauseating love pair couple.
I kind of even forgot that Tidus and Yuna were a “couple” it wasn’t forced down your throat like in Final Fantasy VIII where you were told every 5 minutes that Squall and Rinoa were butt buddies.
But yeah, the plot was pretty stupid and the final boss was easier than Seymore, I felt like a loser for wasting my time on this game but it still wasn’t as bad as FFVIII… Where the final scene just made me want to puke.
One good thing came from this!!!
You have a poster of the original Tron and Cowboy Bebop in your room~
Bad ass taste I say! <3
I like Final Fantasy XIV. But then again, I started playing it only now, after several months of it being updated and updated (/fixed).
I would encourage everyone to give the game a second try… but that might just be me wanting to make people play it (and feed Squeenix) so it doesn’t close down in half a year.
cant wait for the commentary and i wonder if spoony will do ff13 i hate that game i hate it so much
Great review spoony. But i have one small problem: not a single one of the games in the FF franchise is an RPG. They are the japanese atempt to make what they consider to be a good RPG game, and compared to what real RPG is, it’s an abject failure. Comapre any FF to any D&D and you’ll get my point. The japanese pseudo rpg is all about griding your ass for absurd periods of time with no real or fullfiling reward. The story in these games is just from another planet, you can’t identify with anyone in it. I mean seriously there is no imersion in any of these games. And it’s sad cause ppl now say the RPG genre has be resurected. It hasn’t! Mass Efect, Dragon Age, while being actualy decent and entartaining games, are action-rpgs aka lobotomised rpgs made for kids obsesed with bad-ass holywood cliches. FF is not even rpg in my book, because it’s made by a culture that worships work, so they fill their games with a lot of boring, tedious and absurdly long busy work. Sorry but i want a game so i can have fun, not work my ass on it.
I’ll go out and say it: the ONLY good and true rpg games out there are: The Fallout franchise, The Elders Scrolls series, Gothic (at least all the games made by Piranha Bytes, Arcania is a piece of shit action-rpg), Risen, and for the old school: Baldur’s Gate and Dungeon Siege.
Just to make a comparison: let’s say FFX and Fallout New Vegas. Well it took me the same amount of time to finish both: 3-4 weeks. But FFX had stupid characters you had no influence on, a shit story full of plot holes, cliches and repetition, draged down for hours on end and no side quests what so ever (i’m not counting blitzball, or any of those busy work chalanges like gather 500 stuff or kill x ice cream scoops, or any of the achievment hunting). In New Vegas my character was my own guy, which i could create just the way i wanted and flesh out his personality, i had choice, and my actions had an impact on the world, the story was full of moral ambiguity, had weight and was interesting to follow, never beeing draged down just to extend the game. The characters were memorable, the world was all mine to explore and my only limitation was my curent skill. Best, there are tons of side-quests, all of them interesting in a way or another with some interesting rewards, even if they are only loud laughs at a reference to a past Fallout game or pop culture.
I hope i made my point here. If you want to play a good and real RPG: get Fallout, get Gothic. Skip the stupid time consuming shit. Unless you like wasting weeks of your life griding out and beeing draged through a stupid and linear story in wich if any character’s decision was controled by you, the story would end in 5 minutes.
fallout new vegas isnt exactly the one i would pick i would pick baldurs gate or oblivion or the fallouts 1 and 2 but you made your point even though
Yeah well i didn’t remember all the details about the old ones, plus fallout new vegas was really fresh in my mind (in fact i’m still playing for a second time, picking a different aproach)
“the ONLY good and true rpg games out there are:”
This is really where I take objection with your rant. Being “good” has *nothing* to do with being a “true rpg”. RPG is a genre; being part of a genre does not require being *good*.
Really, it all depends on your definition of “role playing.” If you’re truly playing the role of a character, then that character is what determines your actions, right?
JRPGs work from that perspective: that the character is in charge of what they do and how the plot is resolved. You don’t get to choose what your character is, because then they wouldn’t actually be that character; they’d just be *you*.
Personally, I’ve never seen a PC RPG that wasn’t mired in worthless sub-quests, errant nonsense, and so forth to the point where all narrative pacing for the main storyline was shoved out the window. Yes, I enjoy some of them, but JRPGs work better for actually *telling* a story. Linear RPGs are just a better platform for that, since they can control the pacing of the story better.
“The japanese pseudo rpg is all about griding your ass for absurd periods of time with no real or fullfiling reward.”
No, they’re not. Not when they’re actually made well. A properly-made JRPG requires no actual grinding (fighting things for the purpose of leveling up, rather than simply because they’re in the way). I never did any actual grinding in FF4 or 6. Or Wild Arms.
And personally, I prefer grinding to the mind-numbing side-quest BS that’s epidemic in PC RPGs. At least JRPGs aren’t trying to hide level grinding behind insipid quests for people too stupid to walk to a cave and search for something they lost. I prefer honesty; if you want me to grind, come out and say so. Don’t pretend that grinding isn’t around when it clearly is.
“let’s say FFX and Fallout New Vegas.”
You’re comparing a crappy RPG to a good one. Guess what? The good one wins. What a shock! And what have you proved with this besides the fact that good games are good and bad games are bad?
If you want to compare the styles, you have to take a *good* JRPG and compare it to a good PC-RPG.
“no side quests what so ever”
You say that like it’s a bad thing. FFX has horrible narrative pacing, but adding crappy sidequests wouldn’t make that any better. Sidequests are nothing more than a distraction from the main plot. There’s a reason why movies and books don’t have sidequests in them: they’re *pointless* from a narrative perspective.
Tidus was certainly an annoying character but at least he plays a significant role in the story unlike another certain “lead” FF character *eyes Vaan*.
In fact, thinking about it, has there been a lead character in Final Fantasy that hasn’t been annoying since FFVI?
I’m on the fence with Cloud since at least he had somewhat of a good reason for being screwed up.
What about Zidane? Sure some people have problems with him having a tail but he was upbeat, had a good attitude for the vast majority of the game and was pretty much the life and inspiration of the party. When some of the others were down in the dumps he was generally the one who cheered them up and got them going in the right direction again.
For the most part I think he was probably the most “heroic” of the lead characters in any FF game as of yet since he wasn’t weighed down by overbearing moral dilemma’s or a dark past ect. ect. and could provide the necessary support for those who did (and let’s face it the only FF game that has characters more mired in *drama* is FF XIII, where just about everyone is nearly DROWNING in angst and guilt and anger ect. ect.)
Yeah I’ll give you Zidane, he was definitely a welcome break from the usual brooding bunch of lead characters. I’m surprised I forgot him really, I completed FFIX again not that long ago.
wat was that song they played with mega death
It was “Angry Again” by Megadeth, that being the joke.
Megadeth, if you haven’t heard of them, being a successful metal band founded by a former Metallica member. Though I might be volunteering more information than you need here, for all I know you’re a huge Megadeth fan that just can’t quite recall which song that little section is from, in which case I apologize.
evil blooming butt onion awwwww
Man, I hate having to give Seymour credit, since he’s an incompetent boob who looks stupid, but in the world of FFX, his save everyone by killing them plan makes more sense than most of the times I’ve heard that nonsense, because dying just makes you indestructible after a brief time out as you noted. It’s still stupid, though for a bunch of reasons I don’t feel like listing, mostly having to do with being immortal not actually fixing all people’s problems.
Yu Yevon has to be a joke. If he wasn’t he’d at least use his mastery of the dead to summon stuff for you to fight. Although, making God an insignificant tick could be some sort of statement about corrupt religions…. if I felt like giving the game’s makers any credit.
On an unrelated note: After FFXI was a crappy MMORPG that didn’t do great, I don’t know why they thought they should make another, even worse one.
For some reason Cheeseburger in Paradise isn’t the first Jimmy Buffet song that comes to mind for Jecht…I’m leaning more toward Margaritaville, especially considering his first encounter with the Shoopuf (can’t blame him I wanted to kill one of them too, just to torture those frog people)
The saddest thing about this game was that playing the blitzball mini game is actually more fun than playing the game itself. But maybe that’s just me, it does remind me a lot of megaman soccer. Blitzball was like the only way to break away from the mindless monotony that was the new linear style for Final Fantasy games. Seriously, FF6 and 7 were awesome cause there were so many places to go and depending on when you went there different things happened. FFX was just pushing you towards the inevitable.
yes. that is why I never consider the latest FF games RPGs. You don’t make the characters, you don’t make the choices; they are made for you. There is no exploration. It’s just from point a to point b. plus the voice acting in this is just awful. Seymour’s voice makes me want to tear my ears off everytime I hear him speak, it’s so freaking grating.
My brother told me that Ject acted the way he did because he wanted Tidus to fight him in the past. It makes no sense when you think about it. Also…the whole marrige scene…HOW THE HELL DID SHE TAKE THAT STAFF WITH HER TO THE ALTER?!?!?
That head piece is like the size of her fraking head. Its like “derp derp She’s got her staff.”
“oh don’t worry its a walking stick”
Yeah, that is just utterly stupid. I know that its hard to animate things but if you are going to make something pretty don’t do that stupid ‘pull the item from the back’ schick. Draw a fraking SHEATH. or if you must draw it from the back put in some straps back there so it makes SENSE to pull it from the back. Damnit I’m so tired of it. It was old when I was a child, and now its just ancient.
JRPG’s aren’t made for gamers. You have these long action-packed cinematic scenes, designed to show off just how badass your characters are, and then when you get to take control, all you get to do is run down a succession of corridors pushing buttons and shit.
You know how you’re watching a movie, and you get pissed off when the camera keeps rolling, showing you every inane detail of a person’s actions between scenes – getting into his car, driving to work, getting out of his car, riding the elevator? THAT’S ALL FINAL FANTASY IS. One long, boring, pointless transition between scenes, when the game yanks control from you, and forces you to watch all the cool things you WISH you should be doing. It’s like the game developers feel pissed off at having to give you some kind of interactive control over this INTERACTIVE MEDIA and hand you a job normally delegated to the after-hours janitorial staff. And this is in EVERY. FREAKING. JRPG. They aren’t even RPG’s anymore. In Dragon Age you play a role, you can make decisions and they carry weight. You PLAY a ROLE. JRPG’s are pausing an anime every fifteen to twenty minutes to run around your house, moving your furniture and collecting bits of garbage. It’s bullshit.
Yeah, like that’s not a gross oversimplification. The fact is, WRPG’s are just as shallow: Giving you the freedom to explore…fuck all, big empty worlds filled with bland uninteresting NPC’s, samey dungeons and stories with the complexity of “Evil Bad! You chosen one! Kill!!” Check out “Hellgate London” or the “Gothic” series for examples.
You ever hear of “Sturgeon’s Law”? Of course not all WRPG’s are like that, and neither are JRPG’s, you’re just letting your bias show, stop being so close minded and check out games like “Valkyrie Profile” or “Persona 4″.
That all said, FFX is still a piece of shit.
My opinion stands. If JRPG’s don’t want to be lumped into the same basket, they have to do more to stop being so.
It’s hypocritical to say nothing is absolute.
The last good JRPG I played was Earthbound. Otherwise, my personal boycott of every JRPG ever made will continue.
From what I’ve heard, FFVersus or wtf ever it’s going to be called… Is supposed to remedy the ‘I want to control it!’ issue…. IDK tho.
Apparently, they recently decided to call it FF15. You know what, at this point, I don’t think anyone even cares anymore, especially since it’s been 6 YEARS since it was first announced. By now, Squeenix is barely hanging by a thread before they become irrelevant and a relic of the past. Let’s just hope the next CEO can put the company back on track and make the games good again.
Oh man, there’s not even word for how epic this sh*t is! ‘s the most badass, awesome, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious finish of epic proportions I have ever seen! And it was pretty damn cool too!
I myself, and I’m sure a fair amount of others too, really do care what you have to say, Spoony one. I’m actually really tempted to track down a copy of S.W.A.T 4 and play a by-the-book-game for once, instead of keeping up with the once that let you tear down ancient ruins, hive-cities, space stations and military bases on a regular basis just to get one murderer.
Seriously, things are getting out of hand.
Laughed my ass of, as usual. Keep the awesome-sauce pouring, good Sir!
That was the best ending in the history of ever.
This video no longer works, the frame rate has dropped to the point that it just looks like it is a series of still pictures. Don’t know what could be causing this, but I thought you would like to know.
Indeed. A bug in Blip’s player or the current version of Flash is causing the video decoding to use ridiculous amounts of CPU power (slideshow even on a 4.5GHz OC quad-core processor) even when the video is paused.
The source video is fine, though. Just download the FLV and watch it directly.
Hey Spoony, first of all, AWESOME review, I haven’t LMAO’d that hard in a WHILE. Thanks for letting me know what I was getting into. I was actually thinking about watching the rest of that walkthrough on Youtube before, but now.. pssh..
Also, I keep hearing that you’ve made comments about the game FFXIII. Did you do a video review of it? I tried looking it up on Youtube and can’t find it..
Hey Spoony! Awesome review! I haven’t giggled so hard in a while! I was actually thinking about watching the rest of the game walkthrough on Youtube ( despite the HORRID voice acting ). Thanks for letting me know what I was getting into :3
Anyway, I keep hearing that you’ve commented on the game FFXIII. Have you ever done a video review of it? I tried looking it up on Youtube and couldn’t find anything.
I’M SO SORRY ABOUT THE SPAMMING. I thought it didn’t go through because it kept telling me to verify email adress before I could post comments! DX
im sorry but come on its not that bad its my favorite game. it may have bad voice acting but the game play and story are amazing. this is my opinion but i think it is one of the best games ever they ending is great the fighting and the cut scenes are the best. you can say what ever you like but it is in my opinion a 10 star game i mean come on jet looks so bad ass its really not that bad a game.
im sorry but come on its not that bad its my favorite game. it may have
bad voice acting but the game play and story are amazing. this is my
opinion but i think it is one of the best games ever they ending is
great the fighting and the cut scenes are the best. you can say what
ever you like but it is in my opinion a 10 star game i mean come on jet
looks so bad ass its really not that bad a game.
same problem as Chocolu1 sorry for spam
Well I’m sorry too, because of all the aspects of FFX that you could arguably defend, story isn’t one of them. It’s cliched, flat, and full of plot holes you could drive a chocobo through. The protagonists have the personalities and depth of cartoon characters or children and the antagonists are cookie-cutter stereotypes pulled from earlier, better JRPG’s, and even then they weren’t very inspiring. Any plot elements that could have made for an interesting story are instead used in a ham-handed effort to give the broken points some weight and are very fickle in their execution.
ok but even if the story is not to great it is still a very good game
Hey, I take offense to that statement, Actually the holes are big enough to drive Doomtrain through, and they protagonists have less personality than a cartoon character or childre, I’d say closer to that of a cardboard cut-out. How dare you insult cartoons like that!
I’m just saying that if you repeatedly dropped an anvil on Tidus’ head, it would not feel out of place. It might even improve a few things. I know I’d feel better.
yu yevon a god? not really, for all we know he’s just a d-bag who accumulated power to create sin and such, so he’s about as much of a god as Zardoz
of course i could say the same thing about Seymour…
Well, he is the “established” god of Spira’s religion.
And before you ever meet the little parasite, your only conception of Yevon should be “a god”, in which Square completely trolls us when you see him.
There is a question…if Tidus is not ‘sent’ then HOW did he not get ‘sent’ when Yuna did her sending rituals? After all it worked the first time for a great many people. How did Tidus not get ‘sent’ with all those people? Or all the other times she did it? That is another PLOT HOLE.
Tidus is not really an unsent. He is an incarnation of the collective memories of the dead people of Zanarkand that Yu Yeven maintains by harnessing their power. The game never explains how Yu Yeven can do this since no other summoner can do anything like it, so the answer to one question raises another question.
What Gregory says is true, but what you should be asking is why Auron was never sent by the sending because there’s multiple times where Auron was around during a sending ritual and he was still there.
You know what I just realized?
Seymour’s plans are almost exacly the same as Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura’s main villian, Kerghan. Just look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkBrIrQikWY
Arcanum came out in 1999, and FFX in 2003, or something… Hmmm…
I think I’m going to be physically ill, Square is making XIII-2. D:
and now they’re making XIII-3. Fuck the world
Was that a nod to Persona towards the end? XD “I am a shadow, the true self”? That’s a line STRAIGHT OUT OF Persona 4. :3
does……….tidus have a upside down cross on his jecket coat shirt thing!?
Nah. No it isnt. Probably just a graphics glitch.
as in the devil?
The upside down cross isn’t Satanic. In fact, the Cross of St. Peter is actually one of the most holy symbols in Catholicism (seen as a sign of humility before God).
Now Tidus’s costume in Dissidia? The one that heavily features that three pronged, intertwined bladed star looking symbol? The one that looks eerily similar to a symbol used by one of the Khmer Rouge’s most brutal death squads? Yeah. Now THAT worries me.
Best review I had ever seen
11:00 Spoony must have a really filthy mind because this boss-chick looks more like a hentai-tentacle-thing
I don’t even know what to say to that.
It looks like shes got angry pubes.
dude Dark Spoony removed a handle from the gun not the magazine shoot him more!
Eh, clip was empty anyways.
Spoony! what the fuck! you said you hate both bad and good anime and so why do you have a cowboy bebop the movie poster on you wall.
because cowboy bebop is anime for people who don’t really watch that much anime.
Cowboy Bebop is awesome, and is very Western in a lot of ways. I don’t watch much anime at all, but Cowboy Bebop rocks.
Tidus from Final Fantasy 10 made me want to throw up. I wish he’d choked to death on the Al Bhed ship so the real main character could assume his role- Auron. I swear to God he was doing his best to kill the bastard off so he could take his crappy “story”. And about Final Fantasy 13- I couldnt survive past what I think was the intro to the game, where I was getting 1 hit KOs and Hope wasnt quite an emo bitch yet. I’m not hating, just my take on things.
I knew it I’m surrounded by Assholes.
Square Enix has just announced Final Fantasy X HD for PS3 and Vita. *Pukes*
I..you…wha? Sorry just the idea of it being remade in HD has me lost and at the same time, tempted due to trophies.
Why the fuck would they remake that steaming pile of shit in HD and not do the same for the GOOD ones?
Remember: Square Enix thinks Final Fantasy X is one of the good ones. And yet they won’t remake Final Fantasy VII, instead putting it on PSN as a PSone classic and telling everyone to be happy.
Actually, Square says they will remake FFVII once they can get all the guys involved in making it back in one place. Currently, they are all off doing their own thing, but they do plan on doing it.
I really don’t get all the hate for FFX. If you people want realistic experiences that make complete sense in relation to 2012 earth, go outside. Video games aren’t supposed to be rooted in reality and neither are many movies for that matter. People who complain about how games “make no sense” are just bitching for the sake of bitching. If you’re going to complain about games being unrealistic and say they suck as a result, you might as well just throw your game consoles in the trash and use the game CD’s for coasters.
Tidus is annoying, but not enough to make me hate the game. At least FFX has redeeming qualities unlike FF8. Most people hate FF8, but even today, FFX is still seen as one of the best ever. Silly people who can actually stop complaining long enough to enjoy a game and suspend disbelief.
well they have redone Beyond good and Evil in HD and that’s a good one :)
FF X is amazing bro i’m sorry but i will always love it and call it a classic, same with FF 8 and 9
I know what they should sing.
“Gamera is really neat, Gamera is full of meat…”
His name is pronounced as “Tee-dus.” Not “Ty-tus”.
That may be how it’s pronounced in “engrish” but in english, it’s pronounced “TIE- DUS” just like the comedian of the same name, Christopher Tidus.
Which is spelled, “Titus” not Tidus.
So wait, the you feel that the ‘correct’ pronunciation of his name is so important that you have posted it on all of these vids; even though it actually makes his name less natural to pronounce given the spelling AND sounds more retarded to an English speaker?
Really?, And you have chosen to be pedantic about this? If anything pronouncing it the way it is spelled is a service to the game, as it adds at least some dignity to an character who is sorely lacking in that particular trait.
It is tee-dus because if you watch the interveiw of the voice actors on the free DVD the actor for Tidus pronounces it as such. But I don’t really care lol. you never hear any one say it in the game.
You do know just how much of a loser you just called yourself right?
*comment not directed at Tariel personally* (Shakes head) Tee-dus, Ti-dus, who gives a fuck-us! he’s still a whiney assed emo-git!
It was also pronounced “Tee-dus” in the promo video for FFX, and by Wakka in Kingdom Hearts. Granted, that’s an alternate universe version of the character, but his name is spelled the same.
Actually it’s pronounced ‘Meg Rie-ann’.
While I do not agree with every facet of your game review (I am a fan of this one, more than 8, 9, 11, 12, every final fantasy pretty much since they left SNES has sucked.) Your review was non the less quite entertaining to watch and was quite insightful on some of the more dumb aspects of the game. Shitty voice acting aside, it was an enjoyable game.
Spoony, you gotta review Kingdom Hearts at some point.
um….no he doesnt
If he reviews one, he’ll have to review them all and he will go completely insane by the end. No man should have to endure the Kudzu Plot that is Kingdom Hearts.
why do people like that confusing and character stealing game?
I mean fucking disney characters.. cmon
I get so pissed when people say that game is better than final fantasy 7. Even FF1 is more fun
Probably because FF7 was, as Spoony put it… about an angsty long-haired guy with a mommy complex. 0.o KH at least amps it up with some sort of self-cest and schizophrenia plot.
And yes. I love all these games.
Honestly. Dissing KH is pretty much dissing Squeenix. All their games make no sense in the long run. So what? xD
I see people say this kind of shit all the time and its not even true.
If your mom and the rest of your hometown got burned to the ground you would have some mommy issues too.
The game is about an identity crisis, Genetics, Ancestry, and the afterlife
It is about the corruption of mankind and how humans are slowly destroying the world.
It is about an alien coming down and nearly annihilating everything
Plus cloud’s hair is one of the shortest of any of the FF main characters
FF7 makes complete sense (even more than any other FF game) maybe you just didn’t get it
How is Seymour at Mt. Gagazete killing me, when your killing him?
Remastered version Spoony.
Love Doctor Insano ^.^ so awesome haha
Insano Jr. : living blitzball
Wow, another joke about peeing in her butt. I guess i’m not the only one whose read that weird FF hentai.
Black Lantern Spoony is 100% right. I love watching you in pain Spoony X3. Oh & Nice christmas message. If you dont like someone, give them a box of grenades.
This games plot is stolen form Breath of Fire 2 WTF
How do you figure that?
Global religion for a false god that is being used to channel power to a demon?
Yeah, he has a point.
Wow Tidus got some action
Spoony whats with the shin megami tensei persona 4 refrences on final fantasy 10 review
… He’s a fan of the game?
Best. Fucking. Christmas present. EVAH!!
Between the Star Trek II and Persona/SMT references throughout these reviews, I consider it an evening well spent.
Even if it was a solid hour+ of motherfucking Tidus and Yuna. I couldn’t even finish FFX, it was so terrible.
Spoony fans are the definition of double moral standard people. Every game they enjoyed playing, turns out to hate it with a passion later as soon as Spoony has a few thing to say about it.
Its like the gaming version of the wave and kony 2012.
listen, we know you spoony fans are brainwashed as fuck, but cmon, have your OWN fucking opinion about it for just ONCE.
ive said it once and ill say it again – ffx is one of the best rpgs in history, regardless what spoony says and does. its a fact he and you picky brainwashed fans cant change. and the fact that he likes ff12 and dislikes ff9 (definition of being a major prick) says it all the more, when final fantasy under squaresoft (1-10) were the one and only true and great final fantasy series. NO NEED TO SAY MORE!!!
and these reviews are so shit btw. definition of propaganda. look it up if you dont know the word. wouldnt suprise me if you didnt. and look up real ffx reviews as well. REAL ones, not negative shit from someone who doesnt know what a good game is, and doesnt know how to look things at the bright side. the bright side which proves why FFX IS ONE OF THE BEST RPG IN HISTORY!!! #FACT
Pretty butthurt arent you? I love X, but its story had flaws, its far from the greatest , or even one of the greatest RPGs, but it is good, hell im playing it again right now, having the time of my life too. You need to calm the fuck down yo, and not take him so seriously, these reviews are his opinions and you have no right to call his reviews shit just cause youre so butthurt about his opinion
You know, for someone who likes to tell that FFx is “one of the greatest rpgs of all time” and presents this opinion as a fact, you havent give ANY SINGLE REASON WHY!!!
I can give you like 10 000 reasons why its one of the worst RPGs of all time and I still wouldnt say that everyone who dissagrees is “brainwashed as fuck”.
If you like the game, fine. But dont tell me it was blessed by gaming gods, and that its greatness is fact, that is not up for debate. Especialy, i the game has so many obviousplot holes. Whether or not these plot holes are enough to ruin the game, is something we can argue about, but I honestly dontsee howyou can deny their existence. Plot hole is never a good thing, even if its tiniest problem its still a flaw.
I LOVED FFX, it is my favourite Final Fantasy game and whilst I am usually the first to argue with anyone over almost anything, I can’t really argue with this review. everything he says is shit about the game, is kinda shit. That said there is lots good to say about the game.
Spoony’s reviews are here for entertainment. You are meant to play/watch the game/movie he reviews BEFORE you watch the review, form your own opinion, then watch his reviews and be entertained by things that are funny or disagree and bitch about how you have a closed mind and opinions that cannot be changed by reason using incredibly bad grammar. The latter is the definition of Fuckwit, look it up if you don’t know the word, wouldn’t be suprised if you hadn’t.
Oh and if you don’t llike spoony’s reviews, here’s an idea… DON’T WATCH THEM!!!
I’m pretty sure I won’t like the taste of my own urine and I literally have the chance to drink it everyday, but guess what I do….
It’s not a “fact”, shit for brains. It’s opinion. Your opinion that FFX is “TEH BEST RPGZ EVAR” may differentiate from someone else’s opinion on the game. Stop being a dick and realize that Spoony and his fans are entitled to their opinions about the game just as you are. Don’t come on here and shout out your opinions as irrefutable facts.
Exactly. I hated Final Fantasy X and 8 long before I ever heard of Spoony. I can’t stand overly sensitive fanboys who want to rant and rave at people wo don’t fall in love with their crummy movie or game. I DON’T HAVE TO LIKE FINAL FANTASY, DAMMIT!!
Well said… except I love Final Fantasy VIII, but well said.
Wow you sound hormonal. Spoony fans are brainwashed? What are you kidding me? I always thought this game sucked. Hated it the moment I played it. I find it funny how Spoony outlined all the stuff I hated about it, plus more. If you don’t like it don’t watch the review.
That’s basically what I do with his FF8 review. I personally think FF8 was one of the better Final Fantasy games, and part 7 was a piece of shit (c’mon Spoony, how could you like that stupid game with the 5 minute kick in the balls they call an ending?) but I don’t think people are brainwashed if they agree with him, because I knew that a lot of people hated FF8 when it first came out, just like many hated FF10. It’s all called opinion.
I for one, do not agree with everything Spoony says about every game and movie (FF8 being the most prime example), but I respect his opinion to make it, and if I disagree then at the very least I get a good laugh.
First off, not every one of Spoony’s fans who agree with him are “brainwashed”. Also, not everyone who counts themselves as a Spoony fan, agrees with everything the guy says about everything. I disagree with him on several points of his FFX review. For instance, I think he is taking conventions from our world, and trying to apply them to a fantastical world which does not exist anywhere in our universe. Why do people in Spira wear hilariously revealing clothing instead of jeans and T-shirts? Maybe they don’t have denim in Spira. Really, you have a problem with the technology that materializes a sphere filled with water in a matter of seconds? Look, their technology is really, really advanced okay? Just go with it. Even the underwater breathing thing, I’m willing to forgive, because this takes place in a completely fictional, fantastical setting where maybe interaction with water is a bit different. Ditto for the blitzballs being thrown underwater. Maybe the blitzball has a specially engineered design that allows it to cut through water quickly.
All that being said, I am still a fan of Spoony and he makes me laugh, even when I don’t agree with his review. And I will say that while FF X is one of my favorite games, I will acknowledge it has its flaws and I don’t blame anyone for being put off by them.
Translation – You’re twelve and are starting to hear big boy words and think you’re the smartest person in the world for typing them, but are still so idiotic as to confuse your opinion with fact.
Self-obsessed, whiny and ignorant of the fact that several people have stated how much they still like this game, and 8 and X-2 despite the review, thus completely disproving your dumb-ass hypothesis.
I love how you claim that blind positivity is the way to look at things…as if having critical thought or standards are a bad thing. Brainwashed people typically think in those terms…just sayin’.
In short, you are a blithering idiot who has the nerve to try to talk down to others while being – by a fair distance – the stupidest one in the room.
so what you’re saying is if we dont agree with you we’re pricks?wow good job mate keep it up
I dont know if thats entirely true. I bought the FFVIII sucks tee, and i wear it proudly while playing FFVIII…which confuses people, its just meant to be funny.
Which is why you said “the story is amazing” as one of the two main reason, why is thegame so great.
Damn. You like Persona. Never noticed before… REVIEW THEM! FOR THE LOVE OF IZANAMI! DO IT!
Black Lantern Spoony VS Red Lantern Angry Joe.
that would be awesome
When is the next Final Fantasy game review? Also this is a message to Noah… THERE ARE 3, I SAID 3!, HIGHLANDER MOVIES LEFT TO REVIEW!!!! One’s an anime, there’s a 3rd movie, and another movie I’ve never heard of. FYI, the anime McCloud, Connor McCloud mind you, is NOT voiced by Christopher Lambert.
He said he wasn’t doing the anime cause it wasn’t bad. Highlander 3 wasn’t all bad either just a few stupid moments, other than that he’s done pretty much every other movie out there.
LOL at No IM HEAVYLY ARMED!!
To quote John McClain: “Yippe Kay Yay Mother Fucker!!!”
I can see why the Nostalgia Critic added you to his site.
Just like him you’re pretty funny sometime, a few hilarious moments. An
then followed by lots of obnoxious unfunny haming it up and an ass ton of
I can only hope that means you’ll also spin off a girl version of yourself
that at least twice as clever, and ten times more talented then you are.
(more a shot at the critic then you)
Not saying your reviews are all bad. But, just like the games you hate, I’m starting to feel like a few pieces of awesome aren’t worth wading through all this bullshit.
Especially since they’re getting fewer and farther between…
you sir are a moron.
I have been a spoony watcher for years but I’m just now making an account bc ive been reading people saying his name is pronounced Tee-Dus. If that really is true I’m so glad spoony didnt call him that because I would have jammed a pencil in my ear from hearing Tee Dus a million damn times. Great review btw
i love when all the arguing is based on the phase stop liking what i don’t like, and just because you like something doesn’t make it good and if you hate it isn’t bad i mean spoony brings up good points and bad points, and the fact is this is all subjective.
Here, I’ll make it simple; Tidus was a dream of the faith (the human
spirits who become Aeons). The fight at the end where you fight
them is you releasing or waking them up. Once they’re awake,
they stop dreaming…need I go on?
Gotta love all of the airsoft shit
you put way too much thought and intelligence into this series.
That is all.
I said it once I’ll say it again, Black Lantern Spoony really kicks ass. He’s actually really sexy too, I know it’s probably just me but I can’t help myself! Anyways, this finale was really fun to watch, I guess my favorite part was where spoony gave a christmas present to Black Lantern Spoony only for him to get blasted by bombs XD
Jecht: What’s a dead beat father?
Riku: What’s a useless bitch:
Waka: What’s a blitzball player?
Tidus: What’s a whiny EMO GIT?
Sin: What’s a world destroying entity?
Una: What’s a summoner?
Lulu: Your knowledge of the land is great.
Kimari: What’s a ronzo?
Auron: *Not appearing in this gag*
Yunalesca: What’s a vagina head monster?
Spoony: What is hell…and why haven’t I seen it’s final form yet…
Um…I think this is supposed to be FF X part 4, not FF X2 part 4…
I’m glad i’m not the only one that got confused. For a minute there i thought *I* was the one who’s crazy
Why can’t I seek in the video? Not being able to seek is worse than Hitler.
Black Lantern Spoony: I am a Shadow! The true self!
Me: I see what you did there…
*looks around, and nobody gets the joke*
Me: Persona 4…no?…
god stfu the ”What’s A” jokes are stupid they dont work here with FFX….leave this shit to spoony
Spoony you’re goddamn brilliant!
Oh man, these sequences that Spoony filmed remember me of some of the worst B-movies I’ve ever seen; they’re seriously embarrassing to watch… Here’s to hoping we won’t have to go through more of it in the future!
What….? Are you daft?
I pity you for failing to get the joke.
pumpkinhead lol…..good one
Oh gawd, Spoony-Tidus is going to give me nightmares!
i think basing dislike for a character Entirely because of dubbing is not a strong enough reason.
look at digimon’s mimi. in dub, she is a whiny valley girl that makes me wish i had ten reals of duct tape so i could shut her up.
however, in the sub, she is actually a sweet hearted, if somewhat spoiled, girl who is very likeable. the voice and the dialogue, i read in the subs at least, are far better and more enjoyable.
same with msiter whine there. if you find a subbed version, which i did though i do not remember where, his voice actor isn’t too bad in the sub and he is more likeable.
and the final battle is less him being a supreme being and more him desperately trying to survive as he is stripped down to his defenseless core. so more theatrical than a challenge.
Something that’s always bothered me about the opening of this video: why is the Bum panhandling in what appears to be someone’s yard?
This series of reviews just cracks me up. So many great jokes, so much hilarious nitpicking. Admittedly, I really loved FFX when it first came out (I was 16 at the time, and I pretty much ate up any JRPG that I could find, especially if it was developed by Square), and it still has my favorite battle system out of the entire franchise, but the story is just godawful, and the terrible dub only makes it worse.
Funny enough, I came to the same conclusions about FFX that Spoony presents in these videos about two years before these videos came out, when I tried to re-play FFX; suddenly every gaping plot hole and flaw in the game that I had managed to ignore 10 years prior was suddenly staring me in the face like an open sore. I made it as far as the godawful laughing scene before I gave up in embarrassment.