Final Fantasy VIII – Part 10

The Spoony One | Apr 1 2009 | more notation(s) | 

To understand why Final Fantasy VIII sucks so hard, you need to take a trip back to the past– 2000 years into the past, to be exact. But will we be able to get back to the future with our sanity intact?

April Fool’s Edit: Okay, in case the joke was over your head, it was that I was doing an exaggerated, manic review of a classic, good game. I was parodying my own style in overanalyzing the plot of a game during a time when games basically had plots no more complex than “your girlfriend was punched in the stomach and kidnapped.” I’m a little surprised people weren’t able to pick up the extremely thickly-trawled layer of sarcasm over my usual tone of voice (“OOOOOOOH, that’ll pay the rent!”) and my rant about “what could possibly stop the lady made of fire who throws fire,” but I guess that’s the fun of April Fool’s, that some people will believe anything.

This was essentially my way of doing a funny review of a good game, and seeing who would take the flamebait. The “Rise of Insano” sketch is a possible origin story, since the origins of Doctor Insano are shrouded in mystery and may never be truly known.

  • Siiner

    Whoo. First. Gotta say Spooney One, great show as always.

  • Siiner

    Whoo. First. Gotta say Spooney One, great show as always.

  • Anonymous

    DAMN I AM RIGHT ON TIME!

  • L

    DAMN I AM RIGHT ON TIME!

  • Guy

    Another FF review episode? So soon?

    Awesome.

  • Guy

    Another FF review episode? So soon?

    Awesome.

  • Anonymous

    This is one of the best videos in FF8 series, I was rofling the whole time great job!

  • http://www.google.com/ PatMan33

    I HEARD THAT, CURTIS!

  • L

    This is one of the best videos in FF8 series, I was rofling the whole time great job!

  • http://www.google.com PatMan33

    I HEARD THAT, CURTIS!

  • SeanPatrick

    Is it not loading for anyone else?

  • SeanPatrick

    Is it not loading for anyone else?

  • Anonymous

    Final Fantasy is a riddle, wrapped in an enigma, smothered in secret sauce. (Where the hell did I hear that from?)

  • mflorian

    Final Fantasy is a riddle, wrapped in an enigma, smothered in secret sauce. (Where the hell did I hear that from?)

  • http://jkgatling.webs.com/ jkgatling

    the FIENDS!

  • http://jkgatling.webs.com jkgatling

    the FIENDS!

  • Verge

    If it isn’t loading try IE. My adblock or whatever was acting screwey.

  • Verge

    If it isn’t loading try IE. My adblock or whatever was acting screwey.

  • thdragonb0y

    Okay, I don’t even like the games but I think you went a little too far.
    Calling the people who played it morons simply because you don’t like it is fucking stupid in my opinion! Just get over the fact that people
    play this game when you don’t like it and move on! I mean I liked Siren when you didn’t and most of the shit you said was bad about this
    game was that fact that it had that really old and cliche vib to it and dated programming. If this game wasn’t made Square Enix wouldn’t
    even exist because this game was their last chance or their “Final Fantasy” at keeping their company. I mean I like your reviews but in
    some of them your just trying to come up with ways for it to be bad or don’t fully understand it at all.

    • istilldontcare

       april first 2009. Does that tell you anything??

  • thdragonb0y

    Okay, I don’t even like the games but I think you went a little too far.
    Calling the people who played it morons simply because you don’t like it is fucking stupid in my opinion! Just get over the fact that people
    play this game when you don’t like it and move on! I mean I liked Siren when you didn’t and most of the shit you said was bad about this
    game was that fact that it had that really old and cliche vib to it and dated programming. If this game wasn’t made Square Enix wouldn’t
    even exist because this game was their last chance or their “Final Fantasy” at keeping their company. I mean I like your reviews but in
    some of them your just trying to come up with ways for it to be bad or don’t fully understand it at all.

  • Red Falcon

    I really like the (original) intro on this one. It has a way better feel/flow to it than your newer one.
    Great review and keep up the good work!

  • Red Falcon

    I really like the (original) intro on this one. It has a way better feel/flow to it than your newer one.
    Great review and keep up the good work!

  • Kit Silva

    For a moment I thought you’d gotten infected by the Retardo-Youtube virus.

    Phew.

  • Kit Silva

    For a moment I thought you’d gotten infected by the Retardo-Youtube virus.

    Phew.

  • http://bosmith.tv/ Bo Smith

    Speaking of Back to the future:

    Doc Brown : I foresee two possibilities. One, coming face to face with yourself 30 years older would put you into shock and you’d simply pass out. Or two, the encounter could create a time paradox, the results of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space time continuum, and destroy the entire universe! Granted, that’s a worse case scenario. The destruction might in fact be very localized, limited to merely our own galaxy.

    Marty McFly: Well, that’s a relief.

  • http://bosmith.tv Bo Smith

    Speaking of Back to the future:

    Doc Brown : I foresee two possibilities. One, coming face to face with yourself 30 years older would put you into shock and you’d simply pass out. Or two, the encounter could create a time paradox, the results of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space time continuum, and destroy the entire universe! Granted, that’s a worse case scenario. The destruction might in fact be very localized, limited to merely our own galaxy.

    Marty McFly: Well, that’s a relief.

  • snark

    thdragonb0y: you must be new here. There is the door so you can get the fuck out.

  • snark

    thdragonb0y: you must be new here. There is the door so you can get the fuck out.

  • Earthbound_X

    Hey Verge, did you not see the part at the end where it says April Fools?

  • Earthbound_X

    Hey Verge, did you not see the part at the end where it says April Fools?

  • http://kawanimator.com/ Starman DX

    Ah! The origin of Doctor Insane-o! Or… was it? Wait. Ah hell I don’t know. Good video!

    Oh, and:

    Final Fantasy is a riddle, wrapped in an enigma, smothered in secret sauce. (Where the hell did I hear that from?)
    #7. Posted by mflorian | March 31st, 2009 @ 9:44 PM

    Jimmy James (played by Stephen Root), the owner of WNYX says that on the sitcom “News Radio” (replace ‘final fantasy is’ with ‘I am). Not sure if it originated there though.

  • Earthbound_X

    Bah! I meant thdragonb0y, I’m used to names being at the top in forums and comments, sorry Verge.

  • http://kawanimator.com Starman DX

    Ah! The origin of Doctor Insane-o! Or… was it? Wait. Ah hell I don’t know. Good video!

    Oh, and:

    Final Fantasy is a riddle, wrapped in an enigma, smothered in secret sauce. (Where the hell did I hear that from?)
    #7. Posted by mflorian | March 31st, 2009 @ 9:44 PM

    Jimmy James (played by Stephen Root), the owner of WNYX says that on the sitcom “News Radio” (replace ‘final fantasy is’ with ‘I am). Not sure if it originated there though.

  • Earthbound_X

    Bah! I meant thdragonb0y, I’m used to names being at the top in forums and comments, sorry Verge.

  • Jon

    hot damn that was epic. sadly Spoony now we’ll want 2-6, 9-12 too

  • JayAkuma

    it’s 2:15am here and i LoL’d so hard when you keep on saying “The Four FIENDS!”

  • Jon

    hot damn that was epic. sadly Spoony now we’ll want 2-6, 9-12 too

  • JayAkuma

    it’s 2:15am here and i LoL’d so hard when you keep on saying “The Four FIENDS!”

  • jimmy

    omfg spoony that was amazing….but im a little confused….it said april fools but that was a realy good/funny way for the origin of dr.insane-o he’s you in the future (or alternate timeline kinda) who was drivin mad by the plauge of FF8 reveiwing….but it said april fools so is it his origin or not….im thinkin not cuz its april fools but thats way to good of a orgin to toss aside as a joke. either way freakin awsome dude i got chills as soon as i relized you were basicly turning into insane-o. keep up the fantastic work man. i hope someday you get like a t.v. station (hopefully like HBO or shotime or something so you can swear to your hearts content) interested and they rbing you on for reveiws. god knows xplay is barley about game reeiws anymore its basicly ATOTS but more video game centered. and like you siad no good movie reveiwing shows rly. you could do both on the show. id tvio every epi dude! Good Luck!

  • jimmy

    omfg spoony that was amazing….but im a little confused….it said april fools but that was a realy good/funny way for the origin of dr.insane-o he’s you in the future (or alternate timeline kinda) who was drivin mad by the plauge of FF8 reveiwing….but it said april fools so is it his origin or not….im thinkin not cuz its april fools but thats way to good of a orgin to toss aside as a joke. either way freakin awsome dude i got chills as soon as i relized you were basicly turning into insane-o. keep up the fantastic work man. i hope someday you get like a t.v. station (hopefully like HBO or shotime or something so you can swear to your hearts content) interested and they rbing you on for reveiws. god knows xplay is barley about game reeiws anymore its basicly ATOTS but more video game centered. and like you siad no good movie reveiwing shows rly. you could do both on the show. id tvio every epi dude! Good Luck!

  • TinFoil

    Good work!

  • TinFoil

    Good work!

  • jimmy

    *an origin
    sry i hate when i do that grammaticle mistake its so annoying. there was a mcdonalds sign by my house that said try a iced mocca for like two weeks and i rolled my eyes or cringe any time i saw it cuz its a stupid mistake lol

  • jimmy

    *an origin
    sry i hate when i do that grammaticle mistake its so annoying. there was a mcdonalds sign by my house that said try a iced mocca for like two weeks and i rolled my eyes or cringe any time i saw it cuz its a stupid mistake lol

  • http://thecanadiandefender.blogspot.com/ StacyD

    Oh Final Fantasy, how I hate thee, let me count the ways.

    I remember the release of this game, when it was easily the hardest to obtain yet had to have game for the NES. I tracked it down at a comicbook store called Odyssey 2000 back in my hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Being a huge roleplaying nerd at the time, I jumped in with both feet. I read the manual, bought the strategy guide, and looked forward to immersing myself into a fantasy world that would meet my highest expectations and fulfil my wildest dreams!

    . . .yeah, still waiting.

    Great review Spoony, keep ‘em coming!

    Stac

  • http://thecanadiandefender.blogspot.com/ StacyD

    Oh Final Fantasy, how I hate thee, let me count the ways.

    I remember the release of this game, when it was easily the hardest to obtain yet had to have game for the NES. I tracked it down at a comicbook store called Odyssey 2000 back in my hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Being a huge roleplaying nerd at the time, I jumped in with both feet. I read the manual, bought the strategy guide, and looked forward to immersing myself into a fantasy world that would meet my highest expectations and fulfil my wildest dreams!

    . . .yeah, still waiting.

    Great review Spoony, keep ‘em coming!

    Stac

  • Strife Fox

    Hahaha, that was outstanding, everything slid into place so perfectly at the end, very well planned out!

  • Strife Fox

    Hahaha, that was outstanding, everything slid into place so perfectly at the end, very well planned out!

  • DB

    An origin story, a review, a time paradox, AND an April Fools joke all in one? That’s insane!

    Or is it?

    On that note, I, for one, loved that you managed to hit the vocal middle ground between jaded reviewer and megalomaniac. I do voices myself, and I know that middle ground is never easy.

    Needless to say, loved the video, and eagerly await the next installment of… any series you have going now.

  • DB

    An origin story, a review, a time paradox, AND an April Fools joke all in one? That’s insane!

    Or is it?

    On that note, I, for one, loved that you managed to hit the vocal middle ground between jaded reviewer and megalomaniac. I do voices myself, and I know that middle ground is never easy.

    Needless to say, loved the video, and eagerly await the next installment of… any series you have going now.

  • Jimmy Hat

    Haha, great points on this game. The ironic thing is that full black belts is by possibly the easiest party to play so lol to the youtube fags who actually bothered making videos about that. Everyone just wants some 5 minutes of fame to show that they’re special by beating a game with handicaps (like what you said on the FF8 review).

    I don’t know if it is just me, but I really do not find the Doctor Insano skits funny at all. Whatever floats your boat I say. I think that he would have tied in very well with the phantasmagoria reviews though.

  • Jimmy Hat

    Haha, great points on this game. The ironic thing is that full black belts is by possibly the easiest party to play so lol to the youtube fags who actually bothered making videos about that. Everyone just wants some 5 minutes of fame to show that they’re special by beating a game with handicaps (like what you said on the FF8 review).

    I don’t know if it is just me, but I really do not find the Doctor Insano skits funny at all. Whatever floats your boat I say. I think that he would have tied in very well with the phantasmagoria reviews though.

  • DanManX

    You know, it was pretty standard (though still interesting and funny) FF bashing up until the Dr. Insano part at the end. Classic. Or was it new, and just made to be classic through time travel? *head asplodes*

  • DanManX

    You know, it was pretty standard (though still interesting and funny) FF bashing up until the Dr. Insano part at the end. Classic. Or was it new, and just made to be classic through time travel? *head asplodes*

  • Yeah!

    I woke up, went to TGWTG and it was full of those goddamn bum videos no matter where you looked. Annoyed as hell i came here and tada! Spoony saved my day with this vid! Thx man! So…any Swat videos coming up soon? :)

  • Yeah!

    I woke up, went to TGWTG and it was full of those goddamn bum videos no matter where you looked. Annoyed as hell i came here and tada! Spoony saved my day with this vid! Thx man! So…any Swat videos coming up soon? :)

  • NaclynE

    All I can say is…

    I STARTED A FINAL FANTASY 1 PARTY LONG TIME AGO WITH 2 WARRAIORS AND TWO BLACK BELTS!!!

    Til I got to Astos….*mumble muffle* fricken instant kill spell….

  • NaclynE

    All I can say is…

    I STARTED A FINAL FANTASY 1 PARTY LONG TIME AGO WITH 2 WARRAIORS AND TWO BLACK BELTS!!!

    Til I got to Astos….*mumble muffle* fricken instant kill spell….

  • NucleaRaptor

    The FIENDS had me rolling on the floor.

    And FUCK YEAR DR. INSANO!

  • NucleaRaptor

    The FIENDS had me rolling on the floor.

    And FUCK YEAR DR. INSANO!

  • http://www.artificialzeromedia.com/ Okita

    Best FF Review ever =D

  • http://www.artificialzeromedia.com Okita

    Best FF Review ever =D

  • Lord Crazy

    I played the remakes of 1 and 2 for the GBA. They were ok, seeing how I really didn’t care about the plot any further than “Where is it telling me to go now.” The combat was ok and the graphics were nice.

  • Lord Crazy

    I played the remakes of 1 and 2 for the GBA. They were ok, seeing how I really didn’t care about the plot any further than “Where is it telling me to go now.” The combat was ok and the graphics were nice.

  • Poki#3

    OK, sorry that I’m writing this, but this is a bit too far.
    I want to watch the video, but there’s an advertisement at the start. It doesn’t want to load! I’ve waited for 15 minutes already, looking at a black screen, and I know it’s loading SOMETHING because I can monitor my Internet traffic, but it’s not showing up. I don’t have anything against most advertisements, but this one not only doesn’t let me watch itself – it’s prohibiting me from watching the main video! WTF?
    As I wrote this my Internet traffic stopped, so it looks like the whole video got preloaded, and I’m still stuck on the pre-add black screen. What’s up?

  • Poki#3

    OK, sorry that I’m writing this, but this is a bit too far.
    I want to watch the video, but there’s an advertisement at the start. It doesn’t want to load! I’ve waited for 15 minutes already, looking at a black screen, and I know it’s loading SOMETHING because I can monitor my Internet traffic, but it’s not showing up. I don’t have anything against most advertisements, but this one not only doesn’t let me watch itself – it’s prohibiting me from watching the main video! WTF?
    As I wrote this my Internet traffic stopped, so it looks like the whole video got preloaded, and I’m still stuck on the pre-add black screen. What’s up?

  • zerosozha

    Although I’m not a big fan of the first few Final Fantasy games myself, you have to admit that they have their appeal. And yeah, the game hasn’t aged gracefully, but it has evolved as a series. Remember how good VII was? You every play IX and X? Those were fan-fuckin’-tastic.

    Also, anyone who’s getting a black screen while the video loads, just disable your ad-blocker and refresh the page. The ad has to play before the main movie can start. It sucks, I know.

  • zerosozha

    Although I’m not a big fan of the first few Final Fantasy games myself, you have to admit that they have their appeal. And yeah, the game hasn’t aged gracefully, but it has evolved as a series. Remember how good VII was? You every play IX and X? Those were fan-fuckin’-tastic.

    Also, anyone who’s getting a black screen while the video loads, just disable your ad-blocker and refresh the page. The ad has to play before the main movie can start. It sucks, I know.

  • Lanthroviel

    Well, Works for me..
    I think the “april fools” apply because its a review about FF one when we expect a ff8 one…
    The review was a pure bliss anyway, it was fully about the heroes and the plot (not that there’s much plot anyway) and I totally loved it^^.As for the “attack in the wind” thingy, thats happend a lot in early damn JRPG…And that sucks, especially when its for healing spell or attacking spell…

    (PS:the first jimmy:Why do you care so much about Insano’s backstory?^^Do you plan to write a spoony/insano slashfic? xD)

  • Lanthroviel

    Well, Works for me..
    I think the “april fools” apply because its a review about FF one when we expect a ff8 one…
    The review was a pure bliss anyway, it was fully about the heroes and the plot (not that there’s much plot anyway) and I totally loved it^^.As for the “attack in the wind” thingy, thats happend a lot in early damn JRPG…And that sucks, especially when its for healing spell or attacking spell…

    (PS:the first jimmy:Why do you care so much about Insano’s backstory?^^Do you plan to write a spoony/insano slashfic? xD)

  • Certifiable

    NFL advert videos? Really? Aside from that, the video rocked!

    (Broke my brain as much as FF with the [spoiler] paradox though. XD )

  • Certifiable

    NFL advert videos? Really? Aside from that, the video rocked!

    (Broke my brain as much as FF with the [spoiler] paradox though. XD )

  • JuneBug

    Golden Sun had the same problem with attacks multiple creatures. It would always piss me off so much when I would be fighting a boss with two or three supporters. I would kill off the supporters first but would get a critical hit and waste one of my attacks in a very hard fight. Always pissed the shit out of me.

  • JuneBug

    Golden Sun had the same problem with attacks multiple creatures. It would always piss me off so much when I would be fighting a boss with two or three supporters. I would kill off the supporters first but would get a critical hit and waste one of my attacks in a very hard fight. Always pissed the shit out of me.

  • aaa

    That was just pure greatness.

  • aaa

    That was just pure greatness.

  • LOL

    LOL that was funny. That pretty much fucked the whole series up LOL. Well I don;’t know about FF1 since I never played it (actually I haven’t played any FF games) but I think it would have been a better ending or story or whatever if the four main characters were stuck in the past and they became the four FIENDS themselves. And their good past forms will defeat their corrupted future forms and so on.

  • Gauphastus

    Well, I enjoyed that.

  • LOL

    LOL that was funny. That pretty much fucked the whole series up LOL. Well I don;’t know about FF1 since I never played it (actually I haven’t played any FF games) but I think it would have been a better ending or story or whatever if the four main characters were stuck in the past and they became the four FIENDS themselves. And their good past forms will defeat their corrupted future forms and so on.

  • Gauphastus

    Well, I enjoyed that.

  • RageTreb

    I want that shirt.

  • RageTreb

    I want that shirt.

  • mega mwong04

    That explains everything

  • mega mwong04

    That explains everything

  • Brainsaw

    I loved this video especially the rather insane shift to the Dark side…..Final Fantasy is directly responsible for Dr. Insano….does that mean that Final Fantasy is good insome way? Another paradox!

  • Brainsaw

    I loved this video especially the rather insane shift to the Dark side…..Final Fantasy is directly responsible for Dr. Insano….does that mean that Final Fantasy is good insome way? Another paradox!

  • TB

    Whoa, that fanboy at #10 needs to chill out a little. The game does suck, man, get over it.

  • TB

    Whoa, that fanboy at #10 needs to chill out a little. The game does suck, man, get over it.

  • Ershiin

    Oh.. my.. GOD!! Final Fantasy 1 AND the creation of Doctor Insano.. In the same vid!! Best video ever!!! <3

  • Ershiin

    Oh.. my.. GOD!! Final Fantasy 1 AND the creation of Doctor Insano.. In the same vid!! Best video ever!!! <3

  • Sephariel

    Man Noah you are on fire !! I like that !

  • Sephariel

    Man Noah you are on fire !! I like that !

  • Touch o’ Soul

    I can’t get past the advertisement black-screen no matter what I do. I’ve disabled anything that’d block an ad, and I’ve tried in both Opera and IE. Nothing works. How annoying…

  • Touch o’ Soul

    I can’t get past the advertisement black-screen no matter what I do. I’ve disabled anything that’d block an ad, and I’ve tried in both Opera and IE. Nothing works. How annoying…

  • A-kun

    Excellent April Fool’s episode, Spoony. :D

  • A-kun

    Excellent April Fool’s episode, Spoony. :D

  • bob

    Great…

    but…

    Doctor insano isn’t funny….

  • bob

    Great…

    but…

    Doctor insano isn’t funny….

  • Xilnold

    Really, this just struck me as stupid flaming. I really hope this was just your april fool’s joke, or something.

    I mean, I’m fine with tearing anygame apart if you wanted. sure, FF probably aged horribly, and probably wasn’t that great to start with. But people having fun in their spare time does not make them losers. I mean, you’re a guy, who wastes time and money making reviews of games that either A) No one cares about (Make my video) or B) Everyone’s already PLAYED. (FF8)

    You might not find playing through the game with 1 white mage fun. That’s fine, I don’t either. but people aren’t pathetic or sad for pursuing things that make them happy, or proud, or entertained

    HMM, I WONDER WHO’S SAID THAT BEFORE.

  • Xilnold

    Really, this just struck me as stupid flaming. I really hope this was just your april fool’s joke, or something.

    I mean, I’m fine with tearing anygame apart if you wanted. sure, FF probably aged horribly, and probably wasn’t that great to start with. But people having fun in their spare time does not make them losers. I mean, you’re a guy, who wastes time and money making reviews of games that either A) No one cares about (Make my video) or B) Everyone’s already PLAYED. (FF8)

    You might not find playing through the game with 1 white mage fun. That’s fine, I don’t either. but people aren’t pathetic or sad for pursuing things that make them happy, or proud, or entertained

    HMM, I WONDER WHO’S SAID THAT BEFORE.

  • http://www.spoonyexperiment.com/ Spoony

    Xilnold just got struck by a smooth criminal.

  • http://www.spoonyexperiment.com Spoony

    Xilnold just got struck by a smooth criminal.

  • Anonymous

    Aaw man that was great. I always wondered what the origin of Dr. Insano was. Now I know….

  • Cthulhu07

    Aaw man that was great. I always wondered what the origin of Dr. Insano was. Now I know….

  • JackDante

    Oh my God this came out of fucking nowhere.Hilarious.Keep it up.

  • JackDante

    Oh my God this came out of fucking nowhere.Hilarious.Keep it up.

  • Endigo

    Loved it, man, as i have since the beginning. As for the treatment of the first game, hey, it’s all in good fun. Heck, whether you liked it or not, you can never say it was flawless. Keep up the good work!

  • Endigo

    Loved it, man, as i have since the beginning. As for the treatment of the first game, hey, it’s all in good fun. Heck, whether you liked it or not, you can never say it was flawless. Keep up the good work!

  • jeff

    I guess you are becoming the irate gamer. Yeah, I went that far. Just a bunch of senseless rage against minor details that shouldn’t mather 20 years ago.

  • jeff

    I guess you are becoming the irate gamer. Yeah, I went that far. Just a bunch of senseless rage against minor details that shouldn’t mather 20 years ago.

  • GodDiva

    I think the people who are upset with what Spoony said should take it as tongue in cheek. I mean here’s a guy who spends a lot of his time playing video games and recording himself playing video games so he can review them and post them on the internet. That puts him in the same ball less category he talk about. It’s all in good fun and you shouldn’t take it too seriously.

  • GodDiva

    I think the people who are upset with what Spoony said should take it as tongue in cheek. I mean here’s a guy who spends a lot of his time playing video games and recording himself playing video games so he can review them and post them on the internet. That puts him in the same ball less category he talk about. It’s all in good fun and you shouldn’t take it too seriously.

  • Bob

    Great stuff Spoony… Thanks! It really is highly entertaining.

  • Bob

    Great stuff Spoony… Thanks! It really is highly entertaining.

  • Chi

    Wow, did people completely ignore the “April Fools” tag at the start of the credits because they were butt hurt over nothing?
    This episode was still funny as hell, especially how he stressed the word “FIENDS” XD

  • Chi

    Wow, did people completely ignore the “April Fools” tag at the start of the credits because they were butt hurt over nothing?
    This episode was still funny as hell, especially how he stressed the word “FIENDS” XD

  • Shoplo

    At first I was gonna say, Your criticism is kinda odd considering how good it was at the time compared to other games, and the fact that it was, along with dragon quest, a stepping stone towards the adorable rpg genre.

    But then.. it’s an APRIL FOOLS.

    it wasn’t that much of a leap in humour compared to some of what you’ve already done, so apart from the odd timing, I thought it was legit.

  • Shoplo

    At first I was gonna say, Your criticism is kinda odd considering how good it was at the time compared to other games, and the fact that it was, along with dragon quest, a stepping stone towards the adorable rpg genre.

    But then.. it’s an APRIL FOOLS.

    it wasn’t that much of a leap in humour compared to some of what you’ve already done, so apart from the odd timing, I thought it was legit.

  • Booze Zombie

    I’m not a fan of the Final Fantasty video games, so I don’t care if you insult ever last one as a joke or not.
    Anyway, nice video, man.

  • Booze Zombie

    I’m not a fan of the Final Fantasty video games, so I don’t care if you insult ever last one as a joke or not.
    Anyway, nice video, man.

  • Durf

    People! Hey, people! Use your eyes! Read the DATE OF YOUR OWN POST!

  • Durf

    People! Hey, people! Use your eyes! Read the DATE OF YOUR OWN POST!

  • coreyzz

    Damn I was so happy when I saw a new FF e4pisode, still a great vid though, but I cant wait for the next FF8 part :)

  • coreyzz

    Damn I was so happy when I saw a new FF e4pisode, still a great vid though, but I cant wait for the next FF8 part :)

  • http://www.finalfantasyloku.it/ Golbez

    lol XD you got me..

  • http://www.finalfantasyloku.it Golbez

    lol XD you got me..

  • RocketSturgeon

    You simulated lightning by instering blank frames. Old school movie making. I approve.

  • RocketSturgeon

    You simulated lightning by instering blank frames. Old school movie making. I approve.

  • Tai MT

    You know, I never liked the original Final Fantasy, until they made an update for it on the GBA. Levelling up was a million times easier, getting money was the same, and your final level was doubled.

    Definately more fun than the original for NES.

    Even though it’s April Fools’, great job on the vid, spoony.

  • M.

    By far the worst video you ever made, dumber even than Terror TRAX. It feels forced, it’s unfunny and overall stupid.
    Have you even noticed what kind of a pussy you’ve become lately? I think it shows the most if you compare your written movie reviews to your newer videos. Where’s the snark? Where’s the hate? This just feels stupid. Hopefully you’ll recover and start making good videos again for a change. Might I recommend you try humor?

  • Tai MT

    You know, I never liked the original Final Fantasy, until they made an update for it on the GBA. Levelling up was a million times easier, getting money was the same, and your final level was doubled.

    Definately more fun than the original for NES.

    Even though it’s April Fools’, great job on the vid, spoony.

  • M.

    By far the worst video you ever made, dumber even than Terror TRAX. It feels forced, it’s unfunny and overall stupid.
    Have you even noticed what kind of a pussy you’ve become lately? I think it shows the most if you compare your written movie reviews to your newer videos. Where’s the snark? Where’s the hate? This just feels stupid. Hopefully you’ll recover and start making good videos again for a change. Might I recommend you try humor?

  • eadwin

    Didn’t enjoy this one much. Just not very funny.

  • eadwin

    Didn’t enjoy this one much. Just not very funny.

  • dagger

    meh. this one seemed a little forced. not that funny. like spoony is tryin a lil bit too hard being funny and tearin FF to shreds.
    what ever.

  • Generalsnus91

    nice t-shirt: I heard that. Curtis!

  • dagger

    meh. this one seemed a little forced. not that funny. like spoony is tryin a lil bit too hard being funny and tearin FF to shreds.
    what ever.

  • Generalsnus91

    nice t-shirt: I heard that. Curtis!

  • Uncle Bob

    M, might I recommend you try realizing what day it is?

    Jesus, are people really this thick?

  • Uncle Bob

    M, might I recommend you try realizing what day it is?

    Jesus, are people really this thick?

  • Archedgar

    For the most part, I was thinking WHAT THE FIDDLE STICKS?

    And then I remembered the day! lol. I agree with everything he said, I also believe that milk has secret poison that controls your mind, oh and also dogs and cats are actually friends.

    Great job man.

  • Archedgar

    For the most part, I was thinking WHAT THE FIDDLE STICKS?

    And then I remembered the day! lol. I agree with everything he said, I also believe that milk has secret poison that controls your mind, oh and also dogs and cats are actually friends.

    Great job man.

  • shameonthediscoverychannel

    People, read the date! It’s not supposed to be funny, it’s an April’s Fool’s!

    That being said, I was thrilled to see Dr. Insano once more. I’ve noticed that the excellent TGWTG and the always hilarious Nerd have collaborated on a card game; could this perhaps be something to consider for Dr. Insano? Maybe team up with Linkara? That would be pure awesomesauce, and you could just rake in the cash!

    Well, gtg! Keep up the good work.

  • shameonthediscoverychannel

    People, read the date! It’s not supposed to be funny, it’s an April’s Fool’s!

    That being said, I was thrilled to see Dr. Insano once more. I’ve noticed that the excellent TGWTG and the always hilarious Nerd have collaborated on a card game; could this perhaps be something to consider for Dr. Insano? Maybe team up with Linkara? That would be pure awesomesauce, and you could just rake in the cash!

    Well, gtg! Keep up the good work.

  • Spooner

    won’t load for me. not even on blip-
    any ideas?

  • Spooner

    won’t load for me. not even on blip-
    any ideas?

  • Eythor the Icelander

    That is fucking hilarious

  • Eythor the Icelander

    That is fucking hilarious

  • Xilnold

    #70, two things

    A) Some people might be playing along with the joke.
    B) It wasn’t april fool’s everywhere when the video came out.

  • Xilnold

    #70, two things

    A) Some people might be playing along with the joke.
    B) It wasn’t april fool’s everywhere when the video came out.

  • thedragonb0y

    okay………….you know what from now on I’m just going to keep my fucking mouth shut and pretend there jokes.

  • thedragonb0y

    okay………….you know what from now on I’m just going to keep my fucking mouth shut and pretend there jokes.

  • Andrew Overlord

    I always amazes me how some folks are utterly incapable of sitting back and poking fun at something they like. Because video games is serious biddness!!!1

    Great Review/Joke!

  • Andrew Overlord

    I always amazes me how some folks are utterly incapable of sitting back and poking fun at something they like. Because video games is serious biddness!!!1

    Great Review/Joke!

  • http://www.myspace.com/meikiwuz Mareike

    OF COURSE!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/meikiwuz Mareike

    OF COURSE!!!

  • MasterDS

    So is the April Fools joke that he didn’t become a time traveler the instant he filmed the last line, or that Final Fantasy 1 didn’t suck? I’m gonna say the Time Travel one.

  • MasterDS

    So is the April Fools joke that he didn’t become a time traveler the instant he filmed the last line, or that Final Fantasy 1 didn’t suck? I’m gonna say the Time Travel one.

  • Webby2112

    Nice doctor who ending

  • Webby2112

    Nice doctor who ending

  • Adrienne

    Omigosh every time you said FIENDS it had me bursting out laughing!
    And I wonder why your slow descent into madness is so entertaining XD

  • Adrienne

    Omigosh every time you said FIENDS it had me bursting out laughing!
    And I wonder why your slow descent into madness is so entertaining XD

  • Meta

    I think whatever the joke was that was suppose to imply April Fool’s went completely over my head. I don’t know. Maybe it was the Doctor Insano thing, or the whole review in general. But I did enjoy it.

  • Meta

    I think whatever the joke was that was suppose to imply April Fool’s went completely over my head. I don’t know. Maybe it was the Doctor Insano thing, or the whole review in general. But I did enjoy it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/DarthSuck darthsuck

    I lost a bet with someone so I have to do a Final Fantasy all thief run. I now wish that person would die in a fire.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/DarthSuck darthsuck

    I lost a bet with someone so I have to do a Final Fantasy all thief run. I now wish that person would die in a fire.

  • Kaizen

    Major lols from me.

    So this is how doctor insano came about?
    FFVIII really sucks hard to create such an awesome super villain

  • Kaizen

    Major lols from me.

    So this is how doctor insano came about?
    FFVIII really sucks hard to create such an awesome super villain

  • A G-Tard

    So…….it was an April Fool’s joke because the review was terrible, or…?

    Help me out here, it was a self-parody right?

  • Lone_Snipa

    I believe that the joke was that he realized that the first final fantasy game was shit and is why FF8 also sucks. Of course I could be wrong but then again I’m insane and have replayed most of the FF games a few times. Trying to replay 7 actually but I haven’t done the godamn flashback with cloud just after you leave midgar and that part ALWAYS makes me stop playing for a few weeks before I just grit my teeth and play it. Kinda sad that one part of the game can make me stop playing a fairly good game.

  • A G-Tard

    So…….it was an April Fool’s joke because the review was terrible, or…?

    Help me out here, it was a self-parody right?

  • Lone_Snipa

    I believe that the joke was that he realized that the first final fantasy game was shit and is why FF8 also sucks. Of course I could be wrong but then again I’m insane and have replayed most of the FF games a few times. Trying to replay 7 actually but I haven’t done the godamn flashback with cloud just after you leave midgar and that part ALWAYS makes me stop playing for a few weeks before I just grit my teeth and play it. Kinda sad that one part of the game can make me stop playing a fairly good game.

  • Spork

    Congrats Noah, even on April Fools your review has soared over the heads of the feeble minded, well played.

    You know, when I first played the game I actually restarted early on and just played as 4 Fighters because it was so much easier…

    I pissed myself when I did that quest for Bahamut and he turned my Fighters into Knights, it led to my first geek moment when I told my friends at school the next day and they just stared at me like I had a hole in my head, turns out they didn’t even know what Final Fantasy was… Awwwkwarrrrrd. :|

  • Spork

    Congrats Noah, even on April Fools your review has soared over the heads of the feeble minded, well played.

    You know, when I first played the game I actually restarted early on and just played as 4 Fighters because it was so much easier…

    I pissed myself when I did that quest for Bahamut and he turned my Fighters into Knights, it led to my first geek moment when I told my friends at school the next day and they just stared at me like I had a hole in my head, turns out they didn’t even know what Final Fantasy was… Awwwkwarrrrrd. :|

  • http://elrinconcopado.blogspot.com/ Elías

    I liked the review, I don’t know why so many people didn’t…
    Maybe it’s becouse I LOVE time loops…
    But wait. Doesn’t this mean that in the next reviews, you’ll be Insano?
    But, in the end, when you travel back to the past and prevent Final Fantasy 1 to be created (By destroying the entire Square bulding, of course), ¡you will create a Time Paradox!
    You became Insano because of Final Fantasy, but when that game is destroyed ¡Insano will be destroyed too!
    Because Noah would never became Insano to destroy Final Fantasy, because it didn’t exist. But if he doesn’t destroy it, ¡It will exist!
    Therefore, you will create a Split Universe: One with a constant Time Loop, and one without Final Fantasy.
    The one with Time Loop would be in constant rewriting, going back and fourth, changing things and then, undoing the job. That universe would never continue it’s way. Unless it overloads and explodes, there is a chance of someone finding the loop and correcting it by stopping Noah from reviewing Final Fantasy 8, or killing Insano.
    The other universe will go on without Final Fantasy. And that’s it.
    There is a second possible outcome of this situation, which goes like this:
    “OH MY GOD! A TIME PARADOX! KABOOOOOOOM!”
    =D I really love time traveling

  • http://elrinconcopado.blogspot.com Elías

    I liked the review, I don’t know why so many people didn’t…
    Maybe it’s becouse I LOVE time loops…
    But wait. Doesn’t this mean that in the next reviews, you’ll be Insano?
    But, in the end, when you travel back to the past and prevent Final Fantasy 1 to be created (By destroying the entire Square bulding, of course), ¡you will create a Time Paradox!
    You became Insano because of Final Fantasy, but when that game is destroyed ¡Insano will be destroyed too!
    Because Noah would never became Insano to destroy Final Fantasy, because it didn’t exist. But if he doesn’t destroy it, ¡It will exist!
    Therefore, you will create a Split Universe: One with a constant Time Loop, and one without Final Fantasy.
    The one with Time Loop would be in constant rewriting, going back and fourth, changing things and then, undoing the job. That universe would never continue it’s way. Unless it overloads and explodes, there is a chance of someone finding the loop and correcting it by stopping Noah from reviewing Final Fantasy 8, or killing Insano.
    The other universe will go on without Final Fantasy. And that’s it.
    There is a second possible outcome of this situation, which goes like this:
    “OH MY GOD! A TIME PARADOX! KABOOOOOOOM!”
    =D I really love time traveling

  • Jimmy Redd

    I gotta say Spoony that I always thought Bill & Ted’s time travel rules were a hell of a lot better and more logical than Back to the Futures.

  • Jimmy Redd

    I gotta say Spoony that I always thought Bill & Ted’s time travel rules were a hell of a lot better and more logical than Back to the Futures.

  • M.

    Generalsnus91, I know what day it is. I know it’s an April Fool’s joke. It’s still stupid.
    Also, the video was posted on March 31st.

  • M.

    Generalsnus91, I know what day it is. I know it’s an April Fool’s joke. It’s still stupid.
    Also, the video was posted on March 31st.

  • Sintu

    M.

    If you knew the video was an April Fool’s joke, then the reason for it feeling “forced” should have been very clear.

  • Sintu

    M.

    If you knew the video was an April Fool’s joke, then the reason for it feeling “forced” should have been very clear.

  • lorcan

    What music is played when Dr Insano comes into the room and before the DR Who Theme?

  • lorcan

    What music is played when Dr Insano comes into the room and before the DR Who Theme?

  • Anonymous

    But whatever happened to Fu Man Chu?

  • Cthulhu07

    But whatever happened to Fu Man Chu?

  • http://oneangrygamer.blogspot.com/ Stomphoof

    That…was…amazing.

    GO GO DR INSANO!

    You know, Dr Insano should review the next part of FF8. It would be…insane! :D

  • http://oneangrygamer.blogspot.com Stomphoof

    That…was…amazing.

    GO GO DR INSANO!

    You know, Dr Insano should review the next part of FF8. It would be…insane! :D

  • Ambiguous Sam

    Spoony you Evil (marketing) Genius!!! after I watched this video, for no reson at all I kept thinking about that great running joke from your Phantasmagoria thing, you know the whole “I heard that curtis!” thing. Then I began to think how great that would be on a T-shirt.
    God dam it Spoony im warning you!!!!! if I see one of those T-shirts for sale I am gunna buy it! and possibly a second one to wear whilst the first is being washed……… but i will still be really mad with you for using… well… er… kind of subliminal advertising.
    Man I want that shirt!

  • Ambiguous Sam

    Spoony you Evil (marketing) Genius!!! after I watched this video, for no reson at all I kept thinking about that great running joke from your Phantasmagoria thing, you know the whole “I heard that curtis!” thing. Then I began to think how great that would be on a T-shirt.
    God dam it Spoony im warning you!!!!! if I see one of those T-shirts for sale I am gunna buy it! and possibly a second one to wear whilst the first is being washed……… but i will still be really mad with you for using… well… er… kind of subliminal advertising.
    Man I want that shirt!

  • Maniac

    How to eliminate Uwe Boll? With time paradox’s…and Science!

    oh btw, lorcan the music I think is from Pandemonium part in FFIX

  • Maniac

    How to eliminate Uwe Boll? With time paradox’s…and Science!

    oh btw, lorcan the music I think is from Pandemonium part in FFIX

  • Earthbound_X

    It’s pretty sad how many people here can’t tell this is an April Fools joke.

    It says it at the end!

  • Earthbound_X

    It’s pretty sad how many people here can’t tell this is an April Fools joke.

    It says it at the end!

  • Ambiguous Sam

    Oh dear god no, the T-shirt is for sale! So Spoony really is Doctor Insano!!!
    ……….I guess on some level ive alwasy known.
    Well i don’t care how good your marketing is cause i want it with the writing in white!!
    oh so you thought of that did you.
    Well it does’nt matter anyway cause theres now way it can be shipped all the way here to the UK hahaha…
    oh wait you do.

    Very well I know when ive been beaten, now wheres my credit card?

  • Ambiguous Sam

    Oh dear god no, the T-shirt is for sale! So Spoony really is Doctor Insano!!!
    ……….I guess on some level ive alwasy known.
    Well i don’t care how good your marketing is cause i want it with the writing in white!!
    oh so you thought of that did you.
    Well it does’nt matter anyway cause theres now way it can be shipped all the way here to the UK hahaha…
    oh wait you do.

    Very well I know when ive been beaten, now wheres my credit card?

  • http://www.youtube.com/danbri28 Danbri

    Pretty good video overall. Shorter than your others, but I guess there’s only so far you can talk about that, so no complaints. Happy April 1, folks.

  • Danbri

    Pretty good video overall. Shorter than your others, but I guess there’s only so far you can talk about that, so no complaints. Happy April 1, folks.

  • Mehow

    Just fantastic!

  • Mehow

    Just fantastic!

  • zolt

    And so an anti-Squal was born and world was never the same again…

  • zolt

    And so an anti-Squal was born and world was never the same again…

  • http://arcticsunburn.com/ David Andrew Wiebe

    You’re jacked up even more than usual in this one Spoony. So funny!

  • http://arcticsunburn.com/ David Andrew Wiebe

    You’re jacked up even more than usual in this one Spoony. So funny!

  • Kress

    Wait a minute…if you go back to your past to give yourself infinite knowledge, then you’ll already have the knowledge in the future. So then you won’t have to go back meet yourself in the past so then you…WON’T have the knowledge in the past so then you’ll have to go back to the past-!!! (head explodes)

  • Kress

    Wait a minute…if you go back to your past to give yourself infinite knowledge, then you’ll already have the knowledge in the future. So then you won’t have to go back meet yourself in the past so then you…WON’T have the knowledge in the past so then you’ll have to go back to the past-!!! (head explodes)

  • mightysamurai

    “okay………….you know what from now on I’m just going to keep my fucking mouth shut and pretend there jokes.”

    That would be best.

  • mightysamurai

    “okay………….you know what from now on I’m just going to keep my fucking mouth shut and pretend there jokes.”

    That would be best.

  • Raion

    this was awesome. maybe it’s due to the fresh material (as ‘fresh’ as such an old game can be) but this one felt much, much, more inspired than the last part. and more importantly, the last bit didn’t feel over-played. I was a bit worried seeing a new part so soon. either it was awesomely inspired, or it was incredibly fan-forced. luckily it was an epic diversion.

    now. despite all the pressure you might get from fans, take your time with the next one. maybe rip on another one for some freshness, or go on with other stuff. let ideas flow to you naturally, don’t force it because fans are impatient. politely thank all your fan for their enthusiasm, and then tell them to shut up and let you elaborate in peace.

    or, you know, do the kojima trick: say you’re discontinuing it, and release a new one as it fits. and then assure everyone it really was discontinued and you just felt like popping out a new part just this one time. and repeat.

  • Raion

    this was awesome. maybe it’s due to the fresh material (as ‘fresh’ as such an old game can be) but this one felt much, much, more inspired than the last part. and more importantly, the last bit didn’t feel over-played. I was a bit worried seeing a new part so soon. either it was awesomely inspired, or it was incredibly fan-forced. luckily it was an epic diversion.

    now. despite all the pressure you might get from fans, take your time with the next one. maybe rip on another one for some freshness, or go on with other stuff. let ideas flow to you naturally, don’t force it because fans are impatient. politely thank all your fan for their enthusiasm, and then tell them to shut up and let you elaborate in peace.

    or, you know, do the kojima trick: say you’re discontinuing it, and release a new one as it fits. and then assure everyone it really was discontinued and you just felt like popping out a new part just this one time. and repeat.

  • Nathan “Radd” Spencer

    I love it

  • Nathan “Radd” Spencer

    I love it

  • Anonymouse

    Hey, uh, Spoony? The video’s not working. Neither here nor on that link you gave. Why’s Blip fucking up? Can you just go back to revver? Blips is fucking terrible.

  • Anonymouse

    Hey, uh, Spoony? The video’s not working. Neither here nor on that link you gave. Why’s Blip fucking up? Can you just go back to revver? Blips is fucking terrible.

  • Anonymous

    OMG SO FUNNY THIS IS YOUR APRILS FOOLS VIDEO LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!1!!1!!!1oneone!!1!!1one!!!

    /spoilers

  • Anonymous

    OMG SO FUNNY THIS IS YOUR APRILS FOOLS VIDEO LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!1!!1!!!1oneone!!1!!1one!!!

    /spoilers

  • Devin

    What kind of magic spell to use?

    Sugar and Spice?

    Puppy dogs tails?

    No silly. . . DANCE MAGIC!!

  • Devin

    What kind of magic spell to use?

    Sugar and Spice?

    Puppy dogs tails?

    No silly. . . DANCE MAGIC!!

  • M.

    Sintu,
    it being an April Fool’s joke is no excuse to subject anyone to this crap.

  • M.

    Sintu,
    it being an April Fool’s joke is no excuse to subject anyone to this crap.

  • Sintu

    M.

    What is and isn’t “crap” is subjective.

  • Sintu

    M.

    What is and isn’t “crap” is subjective.

  • Danbot

    OF COURSE!

  • Danbot

    OF COURSE!

  • Matt

    Okay, I’m confused, if Garland goes back in time to be sent from the future to get the fiends to be sent to the future also. AHHH, now I now how Noah went insane

  • Matt

    Okay, I’m confused, if Garland goes back in time to be sent from the future to get the fiends to be sent to the future also. AHHH, now I now how Noah went insane

  • Zach

    THAT WAS MY IDEA!

    Dr. Insano traveling back in time to give himself his own future technology. I made a facebook group based on that premise.

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=48734558413

  • Zach

    THAT WAS MY IDEA!

    Dr. Insano traveling back in time to give himself his own future technology. I made a facebook group based on that premise.

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=48734558413

  • dimitri

    idk. all final fantasy games are bad and need to be bashed but it ruins watching the whole ff8 series just to watch the other games.

  • dimitri

    idk. all final fantasy games are bad and need to be bashed but it ruins watching the whole ff8 series just to watch the other games.

  • waka waka

    I love spoony. Been a fan for ages….but i kinda think Dr. Insano’s laaaame. it makes me cringe like a bad joke does.

  • waka waka

    I love spoony. Been a fan for ages….but i kinda think Dr. Insano’s laaaame. it makes me cringe like a bad joke does.

  • Psychotime

    I don’t get it. What part was April Fools? You just recaped the first game and pointed out how far RPG’s have gone, and explained Dr. Insano’s origin. Ok.

    Whatever, still entertaining.

  • Psychotime

    I don’t get it. What part was April Fools? You just recaped the first game and pointed out how far RPG’s have gone, and explained Dr. Insano’s origin. Ok.

    Whatever, still entertaining.

  • g-bone

    the joke was he wasn’t going to review ff8 anymore but start from one to present.

  • g-bone

    the joke was he wasn’t going to review ff8 anymore but start from one to present.

  • Sterner1517

    Finally some one said it. The Final Fantasy games are fucking clown shoes. Thanks Spoony.

  • Sterner1517

    Finally some one said it. The Final Fantasy games are fucking clown shoes. Thanks Spoony.

  • dudejo

    while i can understand some stuff about FF1 is annoying, do remember that it was the first in the series. it will obviously have faults.

    now compare it to its competition at the time. not even Dragon Warrior 4 and the japanese Final Fantasy 3 had full auto-retarget. they did to a certain extent but it wasn’t complete until their move to the SNES.

    as for the plot, no NES game had a detailed plot. Find me a NES game with a good plot by contemporary standards. i haven’t played the japanese FF2 on the NES much but it seemed to have the most detailed plot of the NES FF games.

  • dudejo

    while i can understand some stuff about FF1 is annoying, do remember that it was the first in the series. it will obviously have faults.

    now compare it to its competition at the time. not even Dragon Warrior 4 and the japanese Final Fantasy 3 had full auto-retarget. they did to a certain extent but it wasn’t complete until their move to the SNES.

    as for the plot, no NES game had a detailed plot. Find me a NES game with a good plot by contemporary standards. i haven’t played the japanese FF2 on the NES much but it seemed to have the most detailed plot of the NES FF games.

  • IgnatzKolisch

    The music, the music, the MUSIC. Nobuo Uematsu is a genius of the highest order. Maybe every criticism of this entire series has merit… actually, I don’t know that I can disagree with anything you’ve said. But the music is amazing.

  • IgnatzKolisch

    The music, the music, the MUSIC. Nobuo Uematsu is a genius of the highest order. Maybe every criticism of this entire series has merit… actually, I don’t know that I can disagree with anything you’ve said. But the music is amazing.

  • http://www.cheshirecatstudios.com/ LaughingMan

    Hahaha, I saw the Dr. Insano paradox coming a mile away. Great video though.

    One question: Was the slam on Final Fantasy part of the April Fools gag, or does it really suck monkey nuts?

  • http://www.cheshirecatstudios.com LaughingMan

    Hahaha, I saw the Dr. Insano paradox coming a mile away. Great video though.

    One question: Was the slam on Final Fantasy part of the April Fools gag, or does it really suck monkey nuts?

  • JMShearer

    An April Fool’s video worthy of the Spoony brand if there ever was one. Funny that you’d point out the strange similarities between the original Final Fantasy and FF8. I kinda cut the original some slack, though. Square was going bankrupt at the time, and it was an 8-bit game after all.

  • JMShearer

    An April Fool’s video worthy of the Spoony brand if there ever was one. Funny that you’d point out the strange similarities between the original Final Fantasy and FF8. I kinda cut the original some slack, though. Square was going bankrupt at the time, and it was an 8-bit game after all.

  • Rynep

    Ok that was funny, though i’d cut the original slack considering time, though im not much of a fan of the series. I like kefka and that’s about it. Another good video Mr. spoony

  • Rynep

    Ok that was funny, though i’d cut the original slack considering time, though im not much of a fan of the series. I like kefka and that’s about it. Another good video Mr. spoony

  • Twisted Circle

    Fun reviews… but I think Dr.Insano is kind of getting really really old.
    Maybe it’s just me… I just don’t like that character.
    Otherwise, GREAT REVIEW!

  • Twisted Circle

    Fun reviews… but I think Dr.Insano is kind of getting really really old.
    Maybe it’s just me… I just don’t like that character.
    Otherwise, GREAT REVIEW!

  • Al

    I haven’t been to the site in a couple weeks so was this is a April Fools Joke? Anyways I’m more of a Dragon Warrior/Quest fan though FF1 was cool. My favorite FF was FFIV.

    Anyway the whole “attacking empty space” was common in the older rpgs. It was so you couldn’t just keep hitting the attack button and you had to actually think and plan your targets.

  • Al

    I haven’t been to the site in a couple weeks so was this is a April Fools Joke? Anyways I’m more of a Dragon Warrior/Quest fan though FF1 was cool. My favorite FF was FFIV.

    Anyway the whole “attacking empty space” was common in the older rpgs. It was so you couldn’t just keep hitting the attack button and you had to actually think and plan your targets.

  • Sticken

    That just might have been the single greatest ending I’ve ever seen, I watched it six times. It does sadden my that it was April fools, though. If it had not been it would have been even more epic.

  • Sticken

    That just might have been the single greatest ending I’ve ever seen, I watched it six times. It does sadden my that it was April fools, though. If it had not been it would have been even more epic.

  • Dettttttt

    My favorite thing about the ending (although it’s probably just me), is that Spoony being Dr. Insano felt like a plot twist. It’s like I didn’t expect Dr. Insano to really be Spoony. I mean, I KNOW Spoony is Dr. Insano, but I thought Dr. Insano was just a different character played by him, yet it turns out it’s actually just Spoony in SCIENCE clothes.

    Wow… my explanation makes NO sense.

  • Dettttttt

    My favorite thing about the ending (although it’s probably just me), is that Spoony being Dr. Insano felt like a plot twist. It’s like I didn’t expect Dr. Insano to really be Spoony. I mean, I KNOW Spoony is Dr. Insano, but I thought Dr. Insano was just a different character played by him, yet it turns out it’s actually just Spoony in SCIENCE clothes.

    Wow… my explanation makes NO sense.

  • Carter Burke

    You have Captain Power toys! BAD ASS. That show was the shit!

    Another DELICIOUS segment of The Experiment. I realize that if I encounter any FIENDS, I should resort to Science to defeat them.

  • Carter Burke

    You have Captain Power toys! BAD ASS. That show was the shit!

    Another DELICIOUS segment of The Experiment. I realize that if I encounter any FIENDS, I should resort to Science to defeat them.

  • LuNaTiK

    I know this is not your fault Spoony, but now there are unskippable video ads BEFORE as well as after the video starts….. Could we actually get a few MORE ads? Maybe we could send a petition to blip, have them run video ads at 80% opacity over the top of the video. And hey, why stop there, why not replace the audio with something like CONGRATULATION! YOU’VE WON A FREE GODDAMNED IPOD. AND I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO CONTROL THE VOLUME OF MY VOICE. Just an idea. :)

  • LuNaTiK

    I know this is not your fault Spoony, but now there are unskippable video ads BEFORE as well as after the video starts….. Could we actually get a few MORE ads? Maybe we could send a petition to blip, have them run video ads at 80% opacity over the top of the video. And hey, why stop there, why not replace the audio with something like CONGRATULATION! YOU’VE WON A FREE GODDAMNED IPOD. AND I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO CONTROL THE VOLUME OF MY VOICE. Just an idea. :)

  • Butternuts

    The only thing that made me laugh was the “fiends!”
    Besides that, I was watching this with my girlfriend in the room.
    I felt embarrassed for you.
    I know what you were trying to do, the whole thing, in more ways than one, an april fools joke.
    Still pretty bad.
    Horrible execution.

    Still love your stuff, but man, this one, really rough.
    Better luck next time.

  • Butternuts

    The only thing that made me laugh was the “fiends!”
    Besides that, I was watching this with my girlfriend in the room.
    I felt embarrassed for you.
    I know what you were trying to do, the whole thing, in more ways than one, an april fools joke.
    Still pretty bad.
    Horrible execution.

    Still love your stuff, but man, this one, really rough.
    Better luck next time.

  • ZacC

    Butternuts says: “I get girls left and right!”

    I say: “Your girlfriends are your left and right.”

    The ZOMG hate feeback for this vid is zanier than usual. No matter how clear the “April Fool’s” message is, a few trolls will find a way to tweek out and go into a frantic nerd rage over a satirical bit.

  • ZacC

    Butternuts says: “I get girls left and right!”

    I say: “Your girlfriends are your left and right.”

    The ZOMG hate feeback for this vid is zanier than usual. No matter how clear the “April Fool’s” message is, a few trolls will find a way to tweek out and go into a frantic nerd rage over a satirical bit.

  • Hanzoman Black

    Man, you are SO angry. A bit annoying.

    AND A lot of your complaints were pretty stupid. Sorry. Worst FF8 vid so far…

    You don’t have to complain about EVERYTHING.

  • Hanzoman Black

    Man, you are SO angry. A bit annoying.

    AND A lot of your complaints were pretty stupid. Sorry. Worst FF8 vid so far…

    You don’t have to complain about EVERYTHING.

  • Hanzoman Black

    Okay, just finished and saw the “April Fool’s thing”.

    Good idea, but poor execution. The review was painful to watch. I’m guessing that you were parodying people like the Angry Video game nerd who review things like that? All “GRR GRR THIS SUCKS” ?

    Your review works as decent trolling for your fans.

  • Hanzoman Black

    Okay, just finished and saw the “April Fool’s thing”.

    Good idea, but poor execution. The review was painful to watch. I’m guessing that you were parodying people like the Angry Video game nerd who review things like that? All “GRR GRR THIS SUCKS” ?

    Your review works as decent trolling for your fans.

  • Dr. Lethal

    You guys sure got April Fooled.

  • Dr. Lethal

    You guys sure got April Fooled.

  • Case

    Wow, the fanboys and gals are up in arms today. That is your true accomplishment, Spoons.

    Good video though. I agree with your points, especially when is boils down to the little things. How could someone half-ass a combat queue, or at least a priority list? That’s just unacceptable. And the story… well, it was called FInal Fantasy a reason. “Just throw in swords and time travel, who give a fuck anymore. This is it, folks.”

    And props for Dr. Who and Dr. Insano. That was fantastic.

  • Case

    Wow, the fanboys and gals are up in arms today. That is your true accomplishment, Spoons.

    Good video though. I agree with your points, especially when is boils down to the little things. How could someone half-ass a combat queue, or at least a priority list? That’s just unacceptable. And the story… well, it was called FInal Fantasy a reason. “Just throw in swords and time travel, who give a fuck anymore. This is it, folks.”

    And props for Dr. Who and Dr. Insano. That was fantastic.

  • Drake

    Funny shit here. I agree the first FF was lame, thank god they restored the combat system to something more manageable.

    The second he said “worse game involving time travel”, I knew exactly what was coming!

  • Drake

    Funny shit here. I agree the first FF was lame, thank god they restored the combat system to something more manageable.

    The second he said “worse game involving time travel”, I knew exactly what was coming!

  • Hanzoman Black

    Videos contain more stupid and completely unfunny “Dr. Insano” clips and less of Spoony actually making fun of bad games. And now his FF8 playthrough has just been reduced to whining and listing every fault he can think of the second it comes to his head.

  • Hanzoman Black

    Videos contain more stupid and completely unfunny “Dr. Insano” clips and less of Spoony actually making fun of bad games. And now his FF8 playthrough has just been reduced to whining and listing every fault he can think of the second it comes to his head.

  • Viperlasson

    I hated when my characters just hit nothing in FF1. I eventually had to time it out, or just guess when I’ll kill the monster, so I won’t be wasting one or two combat turns.

  • Viperlasson

    I hated when my characters just hit nothing in FF1. I eventually had to time it out, or just guess when I’ll kill the monster, so I won’t be wasting one or two combat turns.

  • Aran

    ….
    Ok, So there are several hundreds of thousands who do not understand “Satire”.
    This was NOT the funniest of his reviews. But not the worst.
    I admit i am new. I found this site in the middle of his LP:Phantasmagoria 2, But i’ve watched all his reviews, And read the reviews i had access to after the site changed, But Spoony has not changed. Truly his jokes change from game to game, As the material given is diferent. Which is wye some are better than others.
    This was not different, Nor did his review style change, While there was more anger than usual, Other than that it was the same.

    Speaking of which the AVGN has not changed… If anything he has simply grew into his charector. Baisically people are upset over certain “Ongoing jokes,” Or “Gues Charectors”.

    Meh, I guess i’m just ranting. (Can you tell? i’m not good with anger) Just hard to see how an April fools movie can cause so much hatred. Not to mention the FF fanboys (Which i am one, But not to the “Extream”)… But then again, I’m being hypocritical as i’m ranting about people getting mad at a guy, Who got them mad by doing a saterical review. meh, Rant all you want guys.

    Anyways can’t wait for the next FF, Take your time. Do what ever other projects you feel you would like to do.

  • Aran

    ….
    Ok, So there are several hundreds of thousands who do not understand “Satire”.
    This was NOT the funniest of his reviews. But not the worst.
    I admit i am new. I found this site in the middle of his LP:Phantasmagoria 2, But i’ve watched all his reviews, And read the reviews i had access to after the site changed, But Spoony has not changed. Truly his jokes change from game to game, As the material given is diferent. Which is wye some are better than others.
    This was not different, Nor did his review style change, While there was more anger than usual, Other than that it was the same.

    Speaking of which the AVGN has not changed… If anything he has simply grew into his charector. Baisically people are upset over certain “Ongoing jokes,” Or “Gues Charectors”.

    Meh, I guess i’m just ranting. (Can you tell? i’m not good with anger) Just hard to see how an April fools movie can cause so much hatred. Not to mention the FF fanboys (Which i am one, But not to the “Extream”)… But then again, I’m being hypocritical as i’m ranting about people getting mad at a guy, Who got them mad by doing a saterical review. meh, Rant all you want guys.

    Anyways can’t wait for the next FF, Take your time. Do what ever other projects you feel you would like to do.

  • Case

    P.S. – Fuck all of you who don’t see the comedic potential behind Spoon’s madcap scientist.

  • Case

    P.S. – Fuck all of you who don’t see the comedic potential behind Spoon’s madcap scientist.

  • http://animeblargh.blogspot.com/ Ukyo

    People, stop whining, seriously. I have read comments like: “he’s becoming the irate gamer”, “oh noes noah isn’t funny animore”, “are you retarded speaking bad of my favorite love game ever??!!!111!1!” et cetera. It was an april’s fool guys, I don’t see the problem. And even if this wasn’t a joke, I don’t see what is so “fail” in this video… I don’t understand you guys.

  • http://animeblargh.blogspot.com Ukyo

    People, stop whining, seriously. I have read comments like: “he’s becoming the irate gamer”, “oh noes noah isn’t funny animore”, “are you retarded speaking bad of my favorite love game ever??!!!111!1!” et cetera. It was an april’s fool guys, I don’t see the problem. And even if this wasn’t a joke, I don’t see what is so “fail” in this video… I don’t understand you guys.

  • Atom

    I thought it was good.

  • Atom

    I thought it was good.

  • legatoJr

    Great video, fuck all the haters.

    Ads are fine, April fools is fun, and the video was awesome.

  • legatoJr

    Great video, fuck all the haters.

    Ads are fine, April fools is fun, and the video was awesome.

  • Anonymous

    Hahahaha great video once again. Loved the time paradox joke and especially your origin of Dr Insano

  • Matt

    Hahahaha great video once again. Loved the time paradox joke and especially your origin of Dr Insano

  • Earthbound_X

    I really have to agree with you Aran, I’m really surpised by all the hate for this video.
    I can hope that a lot of those people commented before watching the whole video, so they didn’t see the part at the end where it say APRIL FOOLS!!!!

    I can’t say I remember such hate for any other of Spoony’s Videos.

  • Earthbound_X

    I really have to agree with you Aran, I’m really surpised by all the hate for this video.
    I can hope that a lot of those people commented before watching the whole video, so they didn’t see the part at the end where it say APRIL FOOLS!!!!

    I can’t say I remember such hate for any other of Spoony’s Videos.

  • Nytmare

    I think I had more fun reading the comments than watching the actual video. It’s like YouTube in here.

  • Nytmare

    I think I had more fun reading the comments than watching the actual video. It’s like YouTube in here.

  • Scott

    Case, I think the problem is that we see only potential for comedy, but not much actual comedy when it comes to Dr. Insano. Of course a mad scientist can be a hilarious character, and the name is perfect for going so far into campy that it punctures a hole in the universe and reemerges in some sort of self-aware meta-joke, but nothing funny ever actually happens. He just… talks and giggles in a really irritating voice. Maybe Noah’s sense of humor is limited to his own voice: the irate everyman shaking his fist at the stupidity of our overlords, because whenever he goes into madcap and zany, it doesn’t go too well.

  • Scott

    Case, I think the problem is that we see only potential for comedy, but not much actual comedy when it comes to Dr. Insano. Of course a mad scientist can be a hilarious character, and the name is perfect for going so far into campy that it punctures a hole in the universe and reemerges in some sort of self-aware meta-joke, but nothing funny ever actually happens. He just… talks and giggles in a really irritating voice. Maybe Noah’s sense of humor is limited to his own voice: the irate everyman shaking his fist at the stupidity of our overlords, because whenever he goes into madcap and zany, it doesn’t go too well.

  • M.

    Sintu
    When it’s this bad, it’s a matter of common sense.

  • M.

    Sintu
    When it’s this bad, it’s a matter of common sense.

  • Anonymous

    Great video! Loved it. You’re hilarious. I liked the slacker dude impersonations near the beginning. Oh, and are people hating on this?? Idiots! I think the Dr. Insano character has the potential to be really funny, but he’s not quite there yet, for me anyway. He’s just a little too over the top crazy that I cant relate, he seems so superficial… maybe he needs a backstory or something lol idk.

  • Will Harrison

    Great video! Loved it. You’re hilarious. I liked the slacker dude impersonations near the beginning. Oh, and are people hating on this?? Idiots! I think the Dr. Insano character has the potential to be really funny, but he’s not quite there yet, for me anyway. He’s just a little too over the top crazy that I cant relate, he seems so superficial… maybe he needs a backstory or something lol idk.

  • http://www.headinjurytheater.com/ Jared

    I’m just stupid amused I couldn’t figure out how to turn off my Pop-Up Blocker. I haven’t seen a Pop-Up in 4-5 years and dear lord I have no idea what digital deity is protecting them from me.
    Curse you, Insano!
    -Jared

  • http://www.headinjurytheater.com Jared

    I’m just stupid amused I couldn’t figure out how to turn off my Pop-Up Blocker. I haven’t seen a Pop-Up in 4-5 years and dear lord I have no idea what digital deity is protecting them from me.
    Curse you, Insano!
    -Jared

  • Lanthroviel

    M. you’re funny, don’t confuse “taste” and “common sense”.

    Yes, you may have not liked it, but that doesn’t mean it’s crap…
    You’re flaming spoony for not having hates in his video reviews…yeah, but you know what at least half if not more of the people here would say if he was really hateful against the game like you would want?They would say “here you are just copying the AVGN” or, like someone really did above “you’re becoming like the (awful) Irate gamer!” or just like you “this is crap!”.
    If spoony decides to keep away some of the hates, that’s he’s choice, but the fact that you don’t like it doesn’t mean that he have to modify it…

  • Lanthroviel

    M. you’re funny, don’t confuse “taste” and “common sense”.

    Yes, you may have not liked it, but that doesn’t mean it’s crap…
    You’re flaming spoony for not having hates in his video reviews…yeah, but you know what at least half if not more of the people here would say if he was really hateful against the game like you would want?They would say “here you are just copying the AVGN” or, like someone really did above “you’re becoming like the (awful) Irate gamer!” or just like you “this is crap!”.
    If spoony decides to keep away some of the hates, that’s he’s choice, but the fact that you don’t like it doesn’t mean that he have to modify it…

  • Viper6390

    Darn! I was hoping for more of Final Fantasy VIII, but a review on the first Final Fantasy is fine by me. At least it’s a review, compared to the Critic’s videos. Well, April Fools!

  • Viper6390

    Darn! I was hoping for more of Final Fantasy VIII, but a review on the first Final Fantasy is fine by me. At least it’s a review, compared to the Critic’s videos. Well, April Fools!

  • Wuttete

    How is that an april fool’s joke? And what’s with the all the Ads? Dude you sold out fast.

  • Wuttete

    How is that an april fool’s joke? And what’s with the all the Ads? Dude you sold out fast.

  • http://www.myspace.com/vanceredig Vance

    I liked his “I heard that Curtis” T-Shirt.

  • http://www.myspace.com/vanceredig Vance

    I liked his “I heard that Curtis” T-Shirt.

  • poop

    @ #153: yeah fuck spoony for selling out it’s not like he’s giving this stuff for free or anything.

  • poop

    @ #153: yeah fuck spoony for selling out it’s not like he’s giving this stuff for free or anything.

  • Piranha

    @153
    It’s not Spoony’s fault. Those ad’s are on every BlipTV video now.

  • Piranha

    @153
    It’s not Spoony’s fault. Those ad’s are on every BlipTV video now.

  • Marc

    Yeah, how dare Spoony want some money for the awesome work he is doing? I mean, obviously he should pay his rent and food with mere good intentions. That’s the least he owns to us for entertaining us for free!

  • Marc

    Yeah, how dare Spoony want some money for the awesome work he is doing? I mean, obviously he should pay his rent and food with mere good intentions. That’s the least he owns to us for entertaining us for free!

  • Sintu

    M.

    I don’t think you know what subjective means. Common sense isn’t so common… I’m not talking about the video.

  • Sintu

    M.

    I don’t think you know what subjective means. Common sense isn’t so common… I’m not talking about the video.

  • Kronotross

    What better way to hide the truth than to admit it and pretend it’s an April Fool’s joke?

    I’M ON TO YOU, INSANO.

  • Kronotross

    What better way to hide the truth than to admit it and pretend it’s an April Fool’s joke?

    I’M ON TO YOU, INSANO.

  • http://www.worldoflords.com/crusades Gambler_Justice

    Nice shirt, Spoony! From where is the song playing during the credits?

  • http://www.worldoflords.com/crusades Gambler_Justice

    Nice shirt, Spoony! From where is the song playing during the credits?

  • chris

    Lol i love the t-shirt

  • chris

    Lol i love the t-shirt

  • Aurabolt

    Yeah, Whoa whoa whoa man. I realize that most of this is likely a joke, but when you start bashing the originals, there’s gonna be problems. Most of us know FF7 and FF8 were complete crap, and FF9 I liked and FFX was….okay. X-2? I’m not gonna mention again around here. But through 1-6, those games were classic and well-engaging for their time.

    Yeah, this has to be a joke, and let’s not take this too seriously. I mean, FF6 is still my favorite, and I’m sure that this isn’t going that crazy for no reason. FF Fans, be calm. Spoony is a good man.

  • Aurabolt

    Yeah, Whoa whoa whoa man. I realize that most of this is likely a joke, but when you start bashing the originals, there’s gonna be problems. Most of us know FF7 and FF8 were complete crap, and FF9 I liked and FFX was….okay. X-2? I’m not gonna mention again around here. But through 1-6, those games were classic and well-engaging for their time.

    Yeah, this has to be a joke, and let’s not take this too seriously. I mean, FF6 is still my favorite, and I’m sure that this isn’t going that crazy for no reason. FF Fans, be calm. Spoony is a good man.

  • Arronax

    I WANT THAT TOP!!!!

  • Arronax

    I WANT THAT TOP!!!!

  • Case

    @Nytmare – I’m a simple man. I think the humor of Insano lies more from himself, instead of being based on any sort of plot or gag. I like that most of his sketches involve him ranting and raving, making little to no sense and giggling between statements. He’s just something that doesn’t need too much development. You find Noah’s portrayal to be lackluster, yet I find it genuine. So I guess it’s just a matter of opinion. Oh, and the “fuck you” was just a rouse. I wanted to join the fanboy outrage. :P

    It’s easy to call someone a sellout when you can’t understand the basic logic. It goes a little like this: Ads generate revenue. Revenue pays for the site. Rinse, lather, repeat. Simple, effective. If Spoony didn’t have his ads, well, we’d all be fucked and poor Spoons would be interhomeless. So don’t knock something that works.

    @Gambler_Justice – The song in the credits is the Theme from Dr. Who, some of the best sci-fi around. I suggest you check it out. :)

    What else… I guess all I want to say is this – don’t take everything so seriously. It’s better to be able to see from another perspective than to, let’s say, act like a rabid fanatic who’s closed-minded beyond any reason. C’mon, lighten up.

  • Case

    @Nytmare – I’m a simple man. I think the humor of Insano lies more from himself, instead of being based on any sort of plot or gag. I like that most of his sketches involve him ranting and raving, making little to no sense and giggling between statements. He’s just something that doesn’t need too much development. You find Noah’s portrayal to be lackluster, yet I find it genuine. So I guess it’s just a matter of opinion. Oh, and the “fuck you” was just a rouse. I wanted to join the fanboy outrage. :P

    It’s easy to call someone a sellout when you can’t understand the basic logic. It goes a little like this: Ads generate revenue. Revenue pays for the site. Rinse, lather, repeat. Simple, effective. If Spoony didn’t have his ads, well, we’d all be fucked and poor Spoons would be interhomeless. So don’t knock something that works.

    @Gambler_Justice – The song in the credits is the Theme from Dr. Who, some of the best sci-fi around. I suggest you check it out. :)

    What else… I guess all I want to say is this – don’t take everything so seriously. It’s better to be able to see from another perspective than to, let’s say, act like a rabid fanatic who’s closed-minded beyond any reason. C’mon, lighten up.

  • Anonymouse

    Nice April Fools, Spoony.

  • Anonymouse

    Nice April Fools, Spoony.

  • sarahjeder

    Is anyone else having trouble viewing Spoony’s vids? I get hung up at “Advertisement Playing”. Nothing loads at all. Seems like one of my many ad-disabling doohickeys might be interfering with things, but I’m not entirely sure. Anyone have any idea what I might need to unblock/whitelist on Adblock Plus?

  • sarahjeder

    Is anyone else having trouble viewing Spoony’s vids? I get hung up at “Advertisement Playing”. Nothing loads at all. Seems like one of my many ad-disabling doohickeys might be interfering with things, but I’m not entirely sure. Anyone have any idea what I might need to unblock/whitelist on Adblock Plus?

  • Jordi

    You got me you cheeky bastard! It’s been years since anyone got me xD

  • Jordi

    You got me you cheeky bastard! It’s been years since anyone got me xD

  • poop

    If you take away the story, pretty much every rpg becomes pointless grinding of levels.

    People play these games because they actually like to punish themselfs with droning pointless tasks.

  • poop

    If you take away the story, pretty much every rpg becomes pointless grinding of levels.

    People play these games because they actually like to punish themselfs with droning pointless tasks.

  • Eno

    @162: Yeah, everybody knows that FF7, arguably the most popular Final Fantasy game that regularly appears on “Best games of all time” lists is utter crap. Duh.

    Also I’m pretty sure Spoony is a fan of FF7, contrary to what his review in the FF8 series said (which was another joke like this one)… However this would’ve been funnier if he had made fun of FF6 considering how many people orgasm over that entry (yes, I know people overgasm over FF7 more, but as I said he already did a video on that).

  • Eno

    @162: Yeah, everybody knows that FF7, arguably the most popular Final Fantasy game that regularly appears on “Best games of all time” lists is utter crap. Duh.

    Also I’m pretty sure Spoony is a fan of FF7, contrary to what his review in the FF8 series said (which was another joke like this one)… However this would’ve been funnier if he had made fun of FF6 considering how many people orgasm over that entry (yes, I know people overgasm over FF7 more, but as I said he already did a video on that).

  • Alex

    FFVII was not crap just over over over hyped

    Its still good just the fans ruined it.

    Oh and ITS A JOKE GUYS ITS A JOKE I love FFI as much as anyone but ITS A JOKE stop with the all the anger :)

  • Alex

    FFVII was not crap just over over over hyped

    Its still good just the fans ruined it.

    Oh and ITS A JOKE GUYS ITS A JOKE I love FFI as much as anyone but ITS A JOKE stop with the all the anger :)

  • swingontehspiral

    i thought the first one was actually kinda original for its time. yeah its a terrible game by todays standards but it started the FF series and ive had alot of good and bad times with this franchise that ill never regret ( except for the spirits within )
    honestly ff 2 is a good game with okay story telling and character development. III is fun on the ds just because theres so little ds games you can just sit down and play without wanting to hang yourself. and its all the same crystal bullshit until 6, than the series goes through its ups and downs, i actually liked 7 alot, 9 especially, and im always willing to stand up for 10. i think us “square heads” as you call us know what games in the long long line up suck and wich ones keep us spending money on it. i loved the review, but when you live in japan and see a girl juggling raccoons for a pepsi ad, than final fantasy starts to look like speilberg made em’

  • swingontehspiral

    i thought the first one was actually kinda original for its time. yeah its a terrible game by todays standards but it started the FF series and ive had alot of good and bad times with this franchise that ill never regret ( except for the spirits within )
    honestly ff 2 is a good game with okay story telling and character development. III is fun on the ds just because theres so little ds games you can just sit down and play without wanting to hang yourself. and its all the same crystal bullshit until 6, than the series goes through its ups and downs, i actually liked 7 alot, 9 especially, and im always willing to stand up for 10. i think us “square heads” as you call us know what games in the long long line up suck and wich ones keep us spending money on it. i loved the review, but when you live in japan and see a girl juggling raccoons for a pepsi ad, than final fantasy starts to look like speilberg made em’

  • Earthbound_X

    Wow, I never saw anyone called FFVII a piece of crap before.

    It’s the most overrated game in the world imo, but it’s still a good game.

  • Earthbound_X

    Wow, I never saw anyone called FFVII a piece of crap before.

    It’s the most overrated game in the world imo, but it’s still a good game.

  • wtf

    Does anybody else have the problem that once the small AD pops on the vid, a buggy black bar pops to the middle of the screen and you cant remove it?

    Oh, and please dont start with the ad blockers

  • wtf

    Does anybody else have the problem that once the small AD pops on the vid, a buggy black bar pops to the middle of the screen and you cant remove it?

    Oh, and please dont start with the ad blockers

  • Earthbound_X

    I’m getting them too wtf, and not just from this video.

  • Earthbound_X

    I’m getting them too wtf, and not just from this video.

  • pepsi

    these last 3 videos really sucked…you can do a lot better

  • pepsi

    these last 3 videos really sucked…you can do a lot better

  • Ano

    Bashing FF one is pretty cheap, as fas as NES games go, it’s not bad at all.

  • Ano

    Bashing FF one is pretty cheap, as fas as NES games go, it’s not bad at all.

  • coolninjatv

    FInally somebody who hates FF but I think like the two first where good for there time.

  • coolninjatv

    FInally somebody who hates FF but I think like the two first where good for there time.

  • Cack

    OH MAN SPOONY! This video was so great!
    Ah man, I heard that Curtis shirt, classic, just classic. Not a played out barely funny to begin with joke, but a classic.
    OH! More Dr. Insano! Oh man, I love how in every single video you make now, Dr. Insano comes out says he loves science! It’s so original, and everyone knows the same lame joke gets funnier and funnier every time it’s repeated.
    OH HO! I get it, the whole review was a satire on crappy game reviewers. Sure, it wasn’t done well or very funny, but just that fact that it was SATIRE instantly makes all that acceptable.
    Don’t listen to the trolls, i.e. honest people, who say this sucks.
    Listen to us, your FANBOIS. Could you shit in a bag and send it to me, I’m sure it’ll be pure gold.
    I mean, you’re completely infallible!
    Take your time till the next FF8 review Spoon, us FANBOIS gotta say that so you’ll like us.

  • Cack

    OH MAN SPOONY! This video was so great!
    Ah man, I heard that Curtis shirt, classic, just classic. Not a played out barely funny to begin with joke, but a classic.
    OH! More Dr. Insano! Oh man, I love how in every single video you make now, Dr. Insano comes out says he loves science! It’s so original, and everyone knows the same lame joke gets funnier and funnier every time it’s repeated.
    OH HO! I get it, the whole review was a satire on crappy game reviewers. Sure, it wasn’t done well or very funny, but just that fact that it was SATIRE instantly makes all that acceptable.
    Don’t listen to the trolls, i.e. honest people, who say this sucks.
    Listen to us, your FANBOIS. Could you shit in a bag and send it to me, I’m sure it’ll be pure gold.
    I mean, you’re completely infallible!
    Take your time till the next FF8 review Spoon, us FANBOIS gotta say that so you’ll like us.

  • Earthbound_X

    I’m beginning to think Spoony should just go back to the way the videos used to be, meaning not letting people post comments.

    This is turning into Youtube fast.

    I’m beginning to think people here can’t read at all….

    He sure April fooled so many of us.

    Though he did say he loves making people angry, so he’s probably just laughing at all of this.

  • Earthbound_X

    I’m beginning to think Spoony should just go back to the way the videos used to be, meaning not letting people post comments.

    This is turning into Youtube fast.

    I’m beginning to think people here can’t read at all….

    He sure April fooled so many of us.

    Though he did say he loves making people angry, so he’s probably just laughing at all of this.

  • http://the-gel.livejournal.com GEL

    XD Good one. Indeed I thought you were gonna bitch about the series and I was like “but…for their time…wait, didn’t you LIKE half the series?!” (I was half hoping you’d go back in time, erase FF from existence and become a successful business man but with an empty void in your soul or something goofy like that)

    I mean yeah, FF1 is archaic now but it was BADASS for it’s time. I mean shit, the damn time travel plot really WAS a twist and it was eons ahead of ‘ol Dragon Warrior…and any previous American RPG basically.

    …and yeah…8 does have a more convoluted plot. I mean at least FF1 has villains. I’m still half convinced the real story is just that Edea stole Squall’s hotdog and he’s pissy about it because lord knows all I remember about the game’s plot was “the hotdogs were delicious!”. My friends know her as “Bitch What Stole My Hotdog” because of this.

  • http://the-gel.livejournal.com/ GEL

    XD Good one. Indeed I thought you were gonna bitch about the series and I was like “but…for their time…wait, didn’t you LIKE half the series?!” (I was half hoping you’d go back in time, erase FF from existence and become a successful business man but with an empty void in your soul or something goofy like that)

    I mean yeah, FF1 is archaic now but it was BADASS for it’s time. I mean shit, the damn time travel plot really WAS a twist and it was eons ahead of ‘ol Dragon Warrior…and any previous American RPG basically.

    …and yeah…8 does have a more convoluted plot. I mean at least FF1 has villains. I’m still half convinced the real story is just that Edea stole Squall’s hotdog and he’s pissy about it because lord knows all I remember about the game’s plot was “the hotdogs were delicious!”. My friends know her as “Bitch What Stole My Hotdog” because of this.

  • Evil Monkey

    See this just makes me want Insano videos. Aka, I want a series of him starting his evil, evilness.

  • Evil Monkey

    See this just makes me want Insano videos. Aka, I want a series of him starting his evil, evilness.

  • M.

    @ Lanthroviel: I think you misunderstood. I’m a fan of Spoony’s work, I love his other videos! But the sad fact is that the quality of the recent ones was lacking, which culminated in this piece of crap. It’s not funny. It’s trash.
    @ Sintu: Nobody cares what you’re talking about.

  • M.

    @ Lanthroviel: I think you misunderstood. I’m a fan of Spoony’s work, I love his other videos! But the sad fact is that the quality of the recent ones was lacking, which culminated in this piece of crap. It’s not funny. It’s trash.
    @ Sintu: Nobody cares what you’re talking about.

  • Ephraim225

    The Ice Sword doesn’t even work due to a bug. This game is bugged up the ass and I recommend the PSX version for anybody who wants to play FF1 fo reals.

    Anyways, what’s worse, Monk or Theif? The Theif barely does anything, as mentioned, but Monk…I guess it can inflict damage like the Black Mage but without needing MP. But doesn’t the Black Mage get other stuff later? I ask because the hardest possible run of the game is Solo Monk. With no puberty upgrade. Or items. Actually that’s impossible. So yeah.

  • Ephraim225

    The Ice Sword doesn’t even work due to a bug. This game is bugged up the ass and I recommend the PSX version for anybody who wants to play FF1 fo reals.

    Anyways, what’s worse, Monk or Theif? The Theif barely does anything, as mentioned, but Monk…I guess it can inflict damage like the Black Mage but without needing MP. But doesn’t the Black Mage get other stuff later? I ask because the hardest possible run of the game is Solo Monk. With no puberty upgrade. Or items. Actually that’s impossible. So yeah.

  • C. Strife

    Great vid! loved the doctor insano origin, and loved the doctor who reference! I love these FF reviews! keep ‘em comming

  • C. Strife

    Great vid! loved the doctor insano origin, and loved the doctor who reference! I love these FF reviews! keep ‘em comming

  • Earthbound_X

    I’m just curious M. what videos do you find so lacking? Do you mean all the newer FF8 videos? Or the Swat 4 Lps?

    It’s your opinion, so if you don’t like em, that’s cool and all.

    This probably isn’t how you mean it, but your comments seen to say, if I don’t like them, no one else can, which I bet is what some people are having a problem with.

    But like I said, I don’t know you, so you may not mean it that way.

  • Earthbound_X

    I’m just curious M. what videos do you find so lacking? Do you mean all the newer FF8 videos? Or the Swat 4 Lps?

    It’s your opinion, so if you don’t like em, that’s cool and all.

    This probably isn’t how you mean it, but your comments seen to say, if I don’t like them, no one else can, which I bet is what some people are having a problem with.

    But like I said, I don’t know you, so you may not mean it that way.

  • http://www.theneweffort.com/ Paul

    But Final Fantasy really does suck! It’s like Zany Video Game Quotes said, “not really worth playing unless you’re a masochist or retarded for nostalgia.”

  • http://www.theneweffort.com Paul

    But Final Fantasy really does suck! It’s like Zany Video Game Quotes said, “not really worth playing unless you’re a masochist or retarded for nostalgia.”

  • Blindman

    Quite funny sir, quite funny

  • Blindman

    Quite funny sir, quite funny

  • Thorbie

    the FIENDS…ftw

  • Thorbie

    the FIENDS…ftw

  • Lotus Prince

    I love how the only reason Dr. Insano exists is to stop Noah Antwiler from having to play crappy videogames. Genius!

  • Lotus Prince

    I love how the only reason Dr. Insano exists is to stop Noah Antwiler from having to play crappy videogames. Genius!

  • Smsh

    Lacking what? I think he is funnier than ever. This fake review got me laughing till my head explode.

    And relax fanboys, this was suppose to be a joke review. FF1 is actualy a great classic, we all know it.

  • Smsh

    Lacking what? I think he is funnier than ever. This fake review got me laughing till my head explode.

    And relax fanboys, this was suppose to be a joke review. FF1 is actualy a great classic, we all know it.

  • matt

    hey spoony, there is one thing about your final fantasy 8 hatred that is unjustified. you know how ridiculous those gunblades are, don’t you? well, they are REAL and they have been around quite a while!
    don’t believe me?
    http://www.ruble-enterprises.com/PFsword.htm
    WITH pictures. :)
    hope that helps.

  • matt

    hey spoony, there is one thing about your final fantasy 8 hatred that is unjustified. you know how ridiculous those gunblades are, don’t you? well, they are REAL and they have been around quite a while!
    don’t believe me?
    http://www.ruble-enterprises.com/PFsword.htm
    WITH pictures. :)
    hope that helps.

  • Bobcat

    Honestly, you got me. Nice work.

    I noticed the sarcasm, but you usually have enough of that that I didn’t detect a higher level.

    A nice one, regardless of your sincerity.

  • Bobcat

    Honestly, you got me. Nice work.

    I noticed the sarcasm, but you usually have enough of that that I didn’t detect a higher level.

    A nice one, regardless of your sincerity.

  • sfried

    Sounds like a plot straight from TimeSplitters: Future Perfect!

  • sfried

    Sounds like a plot straight from TimeSplitters: Future Perfect!

  • Appel

    haha, i knew it^^
    awesome video, nice april fool’s joke! =D

  • Appel

    haha, i knew it^^
    awesome video, nice april fool’s joke! =D

  • Dicks McGee

    Well done Noah! Brilliant episode! Loved the reference to MGS and the ending was spectacular! Always on the ball,aren’t you!
    Keep up the good work! Aprils Fools to you too!

  • Dicks McGee

    Well done Noah! Brilliant episode! Loved the reference to MGS and the ending was spectacular! Always on the ball,aren’t you!
    Keep up the good work! Aprils Fools to you too!

  • Hmm

    hehe, you were a bit more manic and sarcastic in this review, but honestly it wasn’t that much of a change of pace from your normal ones, at least not enough to make most people realize it was an april fools prank. If an “unfunny-review” prank like this is still similar enough to your normal reviews… makes you wonder eh?

  • Hmm

    hehe, you were a bit more manic and sarcastic in this review, but honestly it wasn’t that much of a change of pace from your normal ones, at least not enough to make most people realize it was an april fools prank. If an “unfunny-review” prank like this is still similar enough to your normal reviews… makes you wonder eh?

  • Don

    Dr. Insano grows up to become Dr. Wily with funky glasses? Spoony happens to have built a robot, which is *also* a hobby that Dr. Wily enjoys as well? Yes…it’s all becoming clear to me now.

  • Don

    Dr. Insano grows up to become Dr. Wily with funky glasses? Spoony happens to have built a robot, which is *also* a hobby that Dr. Wily enjoys as well? Yes…it’s all becoming clear to me now.

  • Megafire

    Called it when you used your old intro.

  • Megafire

    Called it when you used your old intro.

  • Spork

    I think that’s the essence of April Fool’s, it shows you who really are the true fools.

  • Spork

    I think that’s the essence of April Fool’s, it shows you who really are the true fools.

  • J

    Awesome review and May I say I agree Four Orbs god why didn’t they just make another go get the blue key for the blue door quests what a bunch of hacks.

  • J

    Awesome review and May I say I agree Four Orbs god why didn’t they just make another go get the blue key for the blue door quests what a bunch of hacks.

  • Sebbe

    Oh i fucking LOVE these Final Fantasy reviews, i mean it, hope you keep doing them, and even FF7 maybe!…. And with that being said, i really loved final fantasy 8, and still do, but these reviews are so spot on!!

    Salute from sweden.

  • Sebbe

    Oh i fucking LOVE these Final Fantasy reviews, i mean it, hope you keep doing them, and even FF7 maybe!…. And with that being said, i really loved final fantasy 8, and still do, but these reviews are so spot on!!

    Salute from sweden.

  • Gabriel

    Oh god, I want your shirt. ._. The phantasmagoria reviews are the best reviews I have ever read or seen in my entire life. Kudos man, Kudos.

  • Gabriel

    Oh god, I want your shirt. ._. The phantasmagoria reviews are the best reviews I have ever read or seen in my entire life. Kudos man, Kudos.

  • oksu

    Oh come on, what wrong with Rob Schneider

  • oksu

    Oh come on, what wrong with Rob Schneider

  • Shinizaru

    ..holy crap. Was your April Fools edit a shot at Final Fantasy Tactics? XD (The point in the beginning of the game where Princess Olivia is kidnapped by Delita knocking her out with a punch to the gut. Granted, not exactly Ramsa’s girlfriend…..)

  • Shinizaru

    ..holy crap. Was your April Fools edit a shot at Final Fantasy Tactics? XD (The point in the beginning of the game where Princess Olivia is kidnapped by Delita knocking her out with a punch to the gut. Granted, not exactly Ramsa’s girlfriend…..)

  • king awesome

    What the fuck Shinizaru? Were you born in the year 2000? It’s obviously a Double Dragon reference…

  • king awesome

    What the fuck Shinizaru? Were you born in the year 2000? It’s obviously a Double Dragon reference…

  • Earthbound_X

    You guys know you can buy that shirt if you like it some much.

    http://www.printfection.com/spoonyexperiment/Mens-Apparel/_s_170617

    Not saying I like it enough to spend 18 bucks on one, but maybe you guys will.

    P.S All you had to do was go to the Store options on the main page.

  • Earthbound_X

    You guys know you can buy that shirt if you like it some much.

    http://www.printfection.com/spoonyexperiment/Mens-Apparel/_s_170617

    Not saying I like it enough to spend 18 bucks on one, but maybe you guys will.

    P.S All you had to do was go to the Store options on the main page.

  • Moterola

    You’re all a bunch of fucking idiots.

    DURR HURR SPOONY IS TROLL.

    He’s making a goddamn JOKE.

    What, do you watch stand-up comedians and rage?
    A STARBUCKS ACROSS THE STREET FROM A STARBUCKS?
    FUCK THAT SHIT IF I DON’T COMPLAIN PEOPLE WILL THINK THAT I DON’T GET IT!

  • Moterola

    You’re all a bunch of fucking idiots.

    DURR HURR SPOONY IS TROLL.

    He’s making a goddamn JOKE.

    What, do you watch stand-up comedians and rage?
    A STARBUCKS ACROSS THE STREET FROM A STARBUCKS?
    FUCK THAT SHIT IF I DON’T COMPLAIN PEOPLE WILL THINK THAT I DON’T GET IT!

  • Sintu

    M.

    The irony of you making a “nobody cares” jab is too good. Is it still April 1st where you’re from?

  • Sintu

    M.

    The irony of you making a “nobody cares” jab is too good. Is it still April 1st where you’re from?

  • broken_chaos

    From the point of view of today’s games, this is pretty spot-on, even for being a joke.

    From the point of view of history… It’s a joke. Over-the-top, angry-ranting joke. And it was quite funny – more the quiet chuckle/smirk funny, as opposed to the belly-laugh funny, but I prefer that sort of funny anyway. Final Fantasy was one of the first of it’s kind (if not the first), so of course it wasn’t perfect!!

  • broken_chaos

    From the point of view of today’s games, this is pretty spot-on, even for being a joke.

    From the point of view of history… It’s a joke. Over-the-top, angry-ranting joke. And it was quite funny – more the quiet chuckle/smirk funny, as opposed to the belly-laugh funny, but I prefer that sort of funny anyway. Final Fantasy was one of the first of it’s kind (if not the first), so of course it wasn’t perfect!!

  • http://vulpesmundi.deviantart.com/ Vulpes Mundi

    Brilliant, Spoony. Absolutely brilliant. Couldn’t have asked for a better video for April Fools. :3

    One note about the original NES Final Fantasy: though elements tended to have a strength, they didn’t really have a weakness. You could use the Flame Saber on fire enemies, the Ice Sword on ice/water enemies, and so on, and they’d still do pretty hefty damage. Using the proper elements only netted a slight increase, on average. It was actually better to choose weapons based on their attack power rather than their elemental strengths because of this. Weird, huh? X3

  • http://vulpesmundi.deviantart.com/ Vulpes Mundi

    Brilliant, Spoony. Absolutely brilliant. Couldn’t have asked for a better video for April Fools. :3

    One note about the original NES Final Fantasy: though elements tended to have a strength, they didn’t really have a weakness. You could use the Flame Saber on fire enemies, the Ice Sword on ice/water enemies, and so on, and they’d still do pretty hefty damage. Using the proper elements only netted a slight increase, on average. It was actually better to choose weapons based on their attack power rather than their elemental strengths because of this. Weird, huh? X3

  • http://fanoff.com/ Anthony Skatz

    There’s one fatal flaw with this as an April Fool’s video: As a 21 year old whose first Final Fantasy was 10 and never gone back to the prior games, and as a loyal follower of your video game reviews who has seen you make similar rants in similar games, the issue is that in hindsight, THESE DO SEEM FUCKING RETARDED.

  • http://fanoff.com Anthony Skatz

    There’s one fatal flaw with this as an April Fool’s video: As a 21 year old whose first Final Fantasy was 10 and never gone back to the prior games, and as a loyal follower of your video game reviews who has seen you make similar rants in similar games, the issue is that in hindsight, THESE DO SEEM FUCKING RETARDED.

  • TOYBOXX

    I’m also one of those gamers who never really enjoyed RPG’s until Final Fantasy VII came around, and even then it was still crap. RPG’s before that, and looking back at what I missed, I realize I haven’t missed much, which is fine by me. I’ll stick with to the Elder Scrolls, thank you very much.

  • TOYBOXX

    I’m also one of those gamers who never really enjoyed RPG’s until Final Fantasy VII came around, and even then it was still crap. RPG’s before that, and looking back at what I missed, I realize I haven’t missed much, which is fine by me. I’ll stick with to the Elder Scrolls, thank you very much.

  • theJM

    Funny review as always Spoony. I like Final Fantasy mostly because with out it there wouldn’t be an FF 7 or anything else by the company because Final Fantasy was their last game and it sold and kept the company from going under. I will admit that I like the remakes a little bit better than the original NES version because of the combat shifting to the next enemy but mostly because of the magic system being spells per dayish instead of using MP system. Have you thought about maybe doing a breif review of the rest of FF8?

  • theJM

    Funny review as always Spoony. I like Final Fantasy mostly because with out it there wouldn’t be an FF 7 or anything else by the company because Final Fantasy was their last game and it sold and kept the company from going under. I will admit that I like the remakes a little bit better than the original NES version because of the combat shifting to the next enemy but mostly because of the magic system being spells per dayish instead of using MP system. Have you thought about maybe doing a breif review of the rest of FF8?

  • Enemycoke

    I like to believe Doctor Insano is in the distant future in an alternate demension created by an April fools joke gone wrong with theoretical temporal distortion. Sending his messegaes back in time through a rift he created to modern day spoony

  • Enemycoke

    I like to believe Doctor Insano is in the distant future in an alternate demension created by an April fools joke gone wrong with theoretical temporal distortion. Sending his messegaes back in time through a rift he created to modern day spoony

  • Dan

    That was awesome. You should do more reviews like this. This was possibly one of my favorites you have done, after Zamurai Zombie Nation, of course.

  • Dan

    That was awesome. You should do more reviews like this. This was possibly one of my favorites you have done, after Zamurai Zombie Nation, of course.

  • Arduis

    Ha, I agreed joke or not!
    It didn’t make me dislike the game any, but clarified the unclassifiable by explaining the plot thrown together from an acid trip.
    Time travel in video games… Only worked in Okami and Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen (AND THAT ONE ALONE).

  • Arduis

    Ha, I agreed joke or not!
    It didn’t make me dislike the game any, but clarified the unclassifiable by explaining the plot thrown together from an acid trip.
    Time travel in video games… Only worked in Okami and Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen (AND THAT ONE ALONE).

  • NaclynE

    I forgot to mention, it is possible to finish the game with white mages cuz you can find a sword called the MASMUNE in the final dungeon where all you need to do in one part is go riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight for 5 minutes to enter a room that has a chest. inside the chest is the masmune sword. With it one white wizard can use it and can do damage like a knight can.

  • NaclynE

    I forgot to mention, it is possible to finish the game with white mages cuz you can find a sword called the MASMUNE in the final dungeon where all you need to do in one part is go riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight for 5 minutes to enter a room that has a chest. inside the chest is the masmune sword. With it one white wizard can use it and can do damage like a knight can.

  • Mr. Sinister

    Yeah, equip one of your white wizards with the masamune and have her attack / heal, alternating as necessary. The rest should cast holy (fade in the original NES version). I did the whole white wizard run, and I have to say, it was as stupid, frustrating, and unfulfilling as I thought it would be. So I went back to the beginning and played with a nice, balanced party to wash the dumb out of my memory. Maybe those kind of challenge runs are okay for some, but I ultimately didn’t see the point. And yes, I finished the game.

    At any rate, the original FF was a great, classic game, one that I still play to this day (with a reasonably balanced party).

    Anyway, great April Fool’s joke. Keep the FF8 reviews coming, Spoony, they’re awesome!

  • Mr. Sinister

    Yeah, equip one of your white wizards with the masamune and have her attack / heal, alternating as necessary. The rest should cast holy (fade in the original NES version). I did the whole white wizard run, and I have to say, it was as stupid, frustrating, and unfulfilling as I thought it would be. So I went back to the beginning and played with a nice, balanced party to wash the dumb out of my memory. Maybe those kind of challenge runs are okay for some, but I ultimately didn’t see the point. And yes, I finished the game.

    At any rate, the original FF was a great, classic game, one that I still play to this day (with a reasonably balanced party).

    Anyway, great April Fool’s joke. Keep the FF8 reviews coming, Spoony, they’re awesome!

  • Earth Nuggets

    Let’s Fall Asleep During Final Fantasy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10qV_trdonw

  • Earth Nuggets

    Let’s Fall Asleep During Final Fantasy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10qV_trdonw

  • M.

    @ Earthbound_X: Most recently, the 9th part of FF VIII review and the recent movie reviews. They’re not bad, but the snark is gone and it feels forced at times. And I hate to say it, but Spoony sounds like a pussy sometimes. His written material is awesome, back when he was writing it was no mercy, no shame, no apologies. It’s a lot more tame now, and as a result, a lot more boring. He used to piss off fanboys all the time, but now he has his own fanboy cult, so he has to watch what he says.

  • M.

    @ Earthbound_X: Most recently, the 9th part of FF VIII review and the recent movie reviews. They’re not bad, but the snark is gone and it feels forced at times. And I hate to say it, but Spoony sounds like a pussy sometimes. His written material is awesome, back when he was writing it was no mercy, no shame, no apologies. It’s a lot more tame now, and as a result, a lot more boring. He used to piss off fanboys all the time, but now he has his own fanboy cult, so he has to watch what he says.

  • chrismcgowan

    the confusing bit is that final fantasy really is stupid, really has always been stupid, and everything you mock in the video is ripe for mockery.
    i didn’t get an april fool’s vibe and it seems to me like you meant everything you said in the video, which i have no problem with whatsoever.

  • chrismcgowan

    the confusing bit is that final fantasy really is stupid, really has always been stupid, and everything you mock in the video is ripe for mockery.
    i didn’t get an april fool’s vibe and it seems to me like you meant everything you said in the video, which i have no problem with whatsoever.

  • Pwnable

    First let me start by saying, im working on beating FFVIII and i think you need to do a review on the FF that gave you your name.

    The challenge is on!!!

  • Pwnable

    First let me start by saying, im working on beating FFVIII and i think you need to do a review on the FF that gave you your name.

    The challenge is on!!!

  • MadMan86

    Dude I just learnt a shocking truth about Final Fantasy VIII. Did you know that in the first three(yes three) weeks of it’s release, it earned fifty million dollars. FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS! That’s impressive even for a digital pile of chocobo dung.
    P.S. That sketch you did with future Dr Insano is very much like the plot to Time Splitters Future Perfect.

  • MadMan86

    Dude I just learnt a shocking truth about Final Fantasy VIII. Did you know that in the first three(yes three) weeks of it’s release, it earned fifty million dollars. FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS! That’s impressive even for a digital pile of chocobo dung.
    P.S. That sketch you did with future Dr Insano is very much like the plot to Time Splitters Future Perfect.

  • Spurquell

    Oh cool, Carcassonne!

  • Spurquell

    Oh cool, Carcassonne!

  • Infinatal

    Nice vid, funny as always. However, as for the April Fools part? Err…? Now I won’t lie, I haven’t played the first Final Fantasy, it was before my time. However, I know for a fact that the fanbase and some of the old school fans have nothing but contempt for it. A lot of people only think the series became good starting with Final Fantasy IV and onwards. Given that, I don’t see how it was that obvious that you actually liked FF? And then you tried to make out it was obvious when you were doing a parody of ‘yourself’ which contrary to what you say I found was not exaggerated whatsoever? I mean you’re always that crazy in your overanalysis with FFVIII, dude. But it’s your style and it’s hilarious ;)

    Well you’ve already done FFVII so I think this would have made more sense if you attacked FFIV, my favourite in the franchise and your very namesake. Or maybe if you had the balls FFVI… because I’m sure the anti-FFVII brigade would have taken some time out of their busy schedule jacking off to Kefka and throwing darts at pictures of Sephiroth cursing ‘Final Fantasy VII is fucking overrated’ over and over to find out where you live and set your house alight. That would have been some real ‘flamebait’ for ya, hehehehe…. as Kefka would say “Welcome to my barbeque!” hehehe.

    Keep up with the reviews, anyways. They’re hilarious, man. Peace.

  • Infinatal

    Nice vid, funny as always. However, as for the April Fools part? Err…? Now I won’t lie, I haven’t played the first Final Fantasy, it was before my time. However, I know for a fact that the fanbase and some of the old school fans have nothing but contempt for it. A lot of people only think the series became good starting with Final Fantasy IV and onwards. Given that, I don’t see how it was that obvious that you actually liked FF? And then you tried to make out it was obvious when you were doing a parody of ‘yourself’ which contrary to what you say I found was not exaggerated whatsoever? I mean you’re always that crazy in your overanalysis with FFVIII, dude. But it’s your style and it’s hilarious ;)

    Well you’ve already done FFVII so I think this would have made more sense if you attacked FFIV, my favourite in the franchise and your very namesake. Or maybe if you had the balls FFVI… because I’m sure the anti-FFVII brigade would have taken some time out of their busy schedule jacking off to Kefka and throwing darts at pictures of Sephiroth cursing ‘Final Fantasy VII is fucking overrated’ over and over to find out where you live and set your house alight. That would have been some real ‘flamebait’ for ya, hehehehe…. as Kefka would say “Welcome to my barbeque!” hehehe.

    Keep up with the reviews, anyways. They’re hilarious, man. Peace.

  • bee_oh_three

    Very nice. I actually found the satire a bit subtle at first…and in fact you raised some pretty good arguments about the original Final Fantasy. Of course, the series got much better with IV and VI.

  • bee_oh_three

    Very nice. I actually found the satire a bit subtle at first…and in fact you raised some pretty good arguments about the original Final Fantasy. Of course, the series got much better with IV and VI.

  • Disthron

    One thing that always gets me when I’m watching stuff like Screw Attacks or Game Trailers is how they seem to think that RPGs didn’t exist before Final Fantay. We had them on PC waaaay before they were ever on console. We even had RPG/adventure type games like the Quest for Glory titles.

  • Disthron

    One thing that always gets me when I’m watching stuff like Screw Attacks or Game Trailers is how they seem to think that RPGs didn’t exist before Final Fantay. We had them on PC waaaay before they were ever on console. We even had RPG/adventure type games like the Quest for Glory titles.

  • HenrySpock

    Earth, Wind, Fire (and water.) Awesome.

  • HenrySpock

    Earth, Wind, Fire (and water.) Awesome.

  • Squallscousin

    It took me 10 years! to beat this game! Final Fantasy 8 forever owned me. I got this game when I was 15 and I just now beat it. Now that is dedication lol’s! Nothing funnier than picking up where you left off in Highschool LOL

  • Squallscousin

    It took me 10 years! to beat this game! Final Fantasy 8 forever owned me. I got this game when I was 15 and I just now beat it. Now that is dedication lol’s! Nothing funnier than picking up where you left off in Highschool LOL

  • Bruno

    Destroy FFVIII…It diserves to be destroied…boring boring game..even the last boss isnt hard –’

    If you can…destroy FFX-2…please? kill that bastard of a game

  • Bruno

    Destroy FFVIII…It diserves to be destroied…boring boring game..even the last boss isnt hard –’

    If you can…destroy FFX-2…please? kill that bastard of a game

  • Zachary

    First I know of an RPG that does the attacking darkness bullshit like final fantasy and it is called Digimon World 2 on the Playstation. Second why is it called FINAL fantasy if there are like 13 sequels.

  • Zachary

    First I know of an RPG that does the attacking darkness bullshit like final fantasy and it is called Digimon World 2 on the Playstation. Second why is it called FINAL fantasy if there are like 13 sequels.

  • A

    Never expected the Doctor Who theme tune to be at the end.

    Haha loved the review. and the sarcasm XD

  • A

    Never expected the Doctor Who theme tune to be at the end.

    Haha loved the review. and the sarcasm XD

  • John

    “because I’m sure the anti-FFVII brigade would have taken some time out of their busy schedule jacking off to Kefka and throwing darts at pictures of Sephiroth cursing ‘Final Fantasy VII is fucking overrated’ over and over ”

    Heh, yeah that about sums them up

  • John

    “because I’m sure the anti-FFVII brigade would have taken some time out of their busy schedule jacking off to Kefka and throwing darts at pictures of Sephiroth cursing ‘Final Fantasy VII is fucking overrated’ over and over ”

    Heh, yeah that about sums them up

  • Cyran

    I was about 3 when I first started playing this game (yeah. I was sad enough to learn to read JUST to play this game…. ) but back then there wasn’t really much of anything else TO do asides play either this game, the retarded beach sports game or Super Mario brother’s… Really wasn’t anything to do when the rest of the hick place ya grew up at had nothing fun to do. So I grew up doing anything I could out of boredom FOR this.

    But since you wanted to go to the lengths to say this about the game FF1… White mage was actually one of the easier selections to beat the game with. White mage had good stats once you figured out you could ‘use’ items such as the thor hammer to use lightning2 and 2x ruse spell made it so that they couldn’t hit you in a fight AT ALL and you could endlessly ‘use’ the thor on the solo challenge. Nobody else really had that much of an easy time with it, except red mage from the beginning until the red mage’s stats slowly became inferior to any of the other classes which made the armor and ‘use’ effects negated.

    You want to know what was hard? Beating the game on a THIEF

  • Cyran

    I was about 3 when I first started playing this game (yeah. I was sad enough to learn to read JUST to play this game…. ) but back then there wasn’t really much of anything else TO do asides play either this game, the retarded beach sports game or Super Mario brother’s… Really wasn’t anything to do when the rest of the hick place ya grew up at had nothing fun to do. So I grew up doing anything I could out of boredom FOR this.

    But since you wanted to go to the lengths to say this about the game FF1… White mage was actually one of the easier selections to beat the game with. White mage had good stats once you figured out you could ‘use’ items such as the thor hammer to use lightning2 and 2x ruse spell made it so that they couldn’t hit you in a fight AT ALL and you could endlessly ‘use’ the thor on the solo challenge. Nobody else really had that much of an easy time with it, except red mage from the beginning until the red mage’s stats slowly became inferior to any of the other classes which made the armor and ‘use’ effects negated.

    You want to know what was hard? Beating the game on a THIEF

  • chris

    there will be blood (the poster on your wall) is a piece of shit film

  • chris

    there will be blood (the poster on your wall) is a piece of shit film

  • mka.atr.

    Brilliant show man. Although I am an FF8 fan, but I do like your review… probably the coolest thing is when you get too angry about the game. You really made my day. Can’t wait for next video…

    have a wonderful day, and thanks a million.

  • mka.atr.

    Brilliant show man. Although I am an FF8 fan, but I do like your review… probably the coolest thing is when you get too angry about the game. You really made my day. Can’t wait for next video…

    have a wonderful day, and thanks a million.

  • Coldfire

    Spoony , dude , check this out: http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/7849/gunbladeincs16.jpg
    I hope you get to read this and actually check the link , it’s a FUCKING GUNBLADE IN COUNTER STRIKE !

  • Coldfire

    Spoony , dude , check this out: http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/7849/gunbladeincs16.jpg
    I hope you get to read this and actually check the link , it’s a FUCKING GUNBLADE IN COUNTER STRIKE !

  • Ryguy987

    Hey, I just got a thought. What if we were to run into Foamy the squirrel from Neurotically Yours in the game at some part
    P.S. I played the game but only got so far past the second disk

  • Ryguy987

    Hey, I just got a thought. What if we were to run into Foamy the squirrel from Neurotically Yours in the game at some part
    P.S. I played the game but only got so far past the second disk

  • Joshua

    Keep ‘em commin’ man! The FFVIII is your best review so far!! :)

  • Joshua

    Keep ‘em commin’ man! The FFVIII is your best review so far!! :)

  • http://shiruva.wordpress.com/ Shiruva

    I wrote something about my impression of older rpgs and Final Fantasy, recently,on a blog I started, if anyone is interested:

    http://shiruva.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/rpgs-and-final-fantasy-13/

  • http://shiruva.wordpress.com Shiruva

    I wrote something about my impression of older rpgs and Final Fantasy, recently,on a blog I started, if anyone is interested:

    http://shiruva.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/rpgs-and-final-fantasy-13/

  • zantetsuken

    i saw it shiruva and i think its great. if you post something else i want to know

  • zantetsuken

    i saw it shiruva and i think its great. if you post something else i want to know

  • ShadowPhoenix142

    I actually hope this isn’t the end…

  • ShadowPhoenix142

    I actually hope this isn’t the end…

  • LexXander

    I just read the post on shiruva and I just had to tell you guys to play FF12 whit ATB on, whit the awsome gambits system this game really give you the feeling of action rpg combats in a really strategic way!! And all of you shall go on the ps online store to download the cinematic for FF13 in HD :P so GREAT!! Assuming you got your ps3 -_-

    BTW:sorry trying my best to whrite in english. Criss Dans l’fond chu Quebecois après toutes!!

  • LexXander

    I just read the post on shiruva and I just had to tell you guys to play FF12 whit ATB on, whit the awsome gambits system this game really give you the feeling of action rpg combats in a really strategic way!! And all of you shall go on the ps online store to download the cinematic for FF13 in HD :P so GREAT!! Assuming you got your ps3 -_-

    BTW:sorry trying my best to whrite in english. Criss Dans l’fond chu Quebecois après toutes!!

  • Tseng

    Do you know what you should do next? The Romance scene… IN SPACE!!! LOL! and not to mention the giant spaceship

  • Tseng

    Do you know what you should do next? The Romance scene… IN SPACE!!! LOL! and not to mention the giant spaceship

  • JollySam

    I feel sorry for Spoony. No matter how much he hates it, and no matter what else he tries to distract us with; SWAT 4, The Ultimate Battle, etc, the fans just seem to want to see more FF8!

    It must be a nightmare for him… the thing he hates most has become the heart and soul of his website!

  • JollySam

    I feel sorry for Spoony. No matter how much he hates it, and no matter what else he tries to distract us with; SWAT 4, The Ultimate Battle, etc, the fans just seem to want to see more FF8!

    It must be a nightmare for him… the thing he hates most has become the heart and soul of his website!

  • Frank McG

    Oh man, PLEASE cut short the Dr. Insano and other sketch characters. Please?

    And I’m saying this as a huge fan of your stuff. You’re at your best when you’re rightfully tearing apart this worthless weeabo emo anime pile of crap. Don’t go the Angry Video Game Nerd route and have it become more about “wacky” skits than tearing into bad games.

  • Frank McG

    Oh man, PLEASE cut short the Dr. Insano and other sketch characters. Please?

    And I’m saying this as a huge fan of your stuff. You’re at your best when you’re rightfully tearing apart this worthless weeabo emo anime pile of crap. Don’t go the Angry Video Game Nerd route and have it become more about “wacky” skits than tearing into bad games.

  • same perspective

    ok well i agree with you totally dude.
    i fucking hate these story lines too, there ridiculous and stupid but for some reason i like to play it.
    that and i thought i throw this out there, these god damn rpg’s never know when enough is enough with the fighting!
    but i was wondering if you were gonna do a review on final fantasy 10
    cuz if you think this story line is damn right stupid play that fucking game.
    but anyways peace out, and your hilarious.

  • same perspective

    ok well i agree with you totally dude.
    i fucking hate these story lines too, there ridiculous and stupid but for some reason i like to play it.
    that and i thought i throw this out there, these god damn rpg’s never know when enough is enough with the fighting!
    but i was wondering if you were gonna do a review on final fantasy 10
    cuz if you think this story line is damn right stupid play that fucking game.
    but anyways peace out, and your hilarious.

  • Another Guy

    Feels like I’ve found a goldmine! But why have thou stopethed!? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!?

  • Another Guy

    Feels like I’ve found a goldmine! But why have thou stopethed!? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!?

  • ihukigyk

    Well at least this explains how you are Dr Insano in those crossovers w/ linkara.
    Very good review, and Dr Insano is the greatest thing since sliced bread!

  • ihukigyk

    Well at least this explains how you are Dr Insano in those crossovers w/ linkara.
    Very good review, and Dr Insano is the greatest thing since sliced bread!

  • http://www.accelerated-e.com/index.php?act=idx Ryan

    I hate fanboys. I can’t seem to convince them that just because they like the game doesn’t change the fact that the game is still complete ass.

    Don’t they realize Square didn’t even finish the game and left out plot devices, the game doesn’t make any fucking sense yet they love it.

    Seriously….Seifer kills Odin…what the fuck kind of game turns the Norse god into fodder for someone who was too stupid to get into a squad that the likes of Zell, Selphie and Irvine were able to? Does that even fucking make any sense? This gawd damn games fans piss me off. I thought I was the only one who felt this way….glad I;m not alone.

  • http://www.accelerated-e.com/index.php?act=idx Ryan

    I hate fanboys. I can’t seem to convince them that just because they like the game doesn’t change the fact that the game is still complete ass.

    Don’t they realize Square didn’t even finish the game and left out plot devices, the game doesn’t make any fucking sense yet they love it.

    Seriously….Seifer kills Odin…what the fuck kind of game turns the Norse god into fodder for someone who was too stupid to get into a squad that the likes of Zell, Selphie and Irvine were able to? Does that even fucking make any sense? This gawd damn games fans piss me off. I thought I was the only one who felt this way….glad I;m not alone.

  • Nosveractu

    So … Linkara was right all along … Dr Insano is The Chick with the goggles! Damn and I thought it was Marz girl.

  • Nosveractu

    So … Linkara was right all along … Dr Insano is The Chick with the goggles! Damn and I thought it was Marz girl.

  • Stevo1230

    April fools?…..”Son of a submariner, you’ll pay for this!” Just kidding, I know it’s just a joke. Great vid man. I just felt like spouting random funny FF quotes. One of my other favorites is when Barrett randomly shouts out “@%$&^ Pizza!!!” early in FF7. Yeah, I think there was a little lost in translation.

    P.S. FIENDS!!!

  • Stevo1230

    April fools?…..”Son of a submariner, you’ll pay for this!” Just kidding, I know it’s just a joke. Great vid man. I just felt like spouting random funny FF quotes. One of my other favorites is when Barrett randomly shouts out “@%$&^ Pizza!!!” early in FF7. Yeah, I think there was a little lost in translation.

    P.S. FIENDS!!!

  • Dave Davidson

    It looks like old Dr. Insano is here to create more STINKY FEET!

    I hate that commercial.

  • Dave Davidson

    It looks like old Dr. Insano is here to create more STINKY FEET!

    I hate that commercial.

  • DamuEmran

    I love how you said “Fiends” in that accent it made me laugh ever time. LOl at people playing with one character. Dude FF8 plot is not that bad

  • DamuEmran

    I love how you said “Fiends” in that accent it made me laugh ever time. LOl at people playing with one character. Dude FF8 plot is not that bad

  • Melissa

    When will Part 11 come? DDD: It had been awhile~! Pleasee spoony!

  • Melissa

    When will Part 11 come? DDD: It had been awhile~! Pleasee spoony!

  • lol nerd

    I realise that this review is formed of satire, but your own little time-theory is a bit fail. If you were to go back in time and give yourself your time machine, you would never have a reason to make it in the first place, therefore writing it out of the time line. You would then have a reason to invent it again. Seeing as you don’t remember what happened last time, you go back in time and give yourself the machine again, looping the passage of time.

  • lol nerd

    I realise that this review is formed of satire, but your own little time-theory is a bit fail. If you were to go back in time and give yourself your time machine, you would never have a reason to make it in the first place, therefore writing it out of the time line. You would then have a reason to invent it again. Seeing as you don’t remember what happened last time, you go back in time and give yourself the machine again, looping the passage of time.

  • gfjhfjfgjhf

    i personally think its funnier to think that Dr. Insano is really Spoony.
    just the thought of him going so far out of his gourd and becoming Dr. Insano is so lame ass yet so entertaining to me, regardless of the continuity errors like when Spoony told him to shut up when he was doing the “Anti-magic force field generator ” sales pitch or when he took off his goggles in the Linkara crossover for the WARRIOR comic review.

  • gfjhfjfgjhf

    i personally think its funnier to think that Dr. Insano is really Spoony.
    just the thought of him going so far out of his gourd and becoming Dr. Insano is so lame ass yet so entertaining to me, regardless of the continuity errors like when Spoony told him to shut up when he was doing the “Anti-magic force field generator ” sales pitch or when he took off his goggles in the Linkara crossover for the WARRIOR comic review.

  • MondoMolesto

    The game really was shitty…but it was the first of it’s kind i guess. It did introduce a lot of cool things, that they still use in RPG to this day, but still…

    The thing that i remembered about it was i thought the first part of the game, before the bridge opens was kinda fun, then you sort of realize “Oh….thats how the whole game is going to be”. As a kid, i remember i never really enjoyed the game all that much, i simply wanted to beat it (which i never did btw). It was more of a time-killer than anything else, not so much entertainment. A lot of the older NES games were like that though, just something to occupy the kids, hopefully keep them from procreating.

  • MondoMolesto

    The game really was shitty…but it was the first of it’s kind i guess. It did introduce a lot of cool things, that they still use in RPG to this day, but still…

    The thing that i remembered about it was i thought the first part of the game, before the bridge opens was kinda fun, then you sort of realize “Oh….thats how the whole game is going to be”. As a kid, i remember i never really enjoyed the game all that much, i simply wanted to beat it (which i never did btw). It was more of a time-killer than anything else, not so much entertainment. A lot of the older NES games were like that though, just something to occupy the kids, hopefully keep them from procreating.

  • GilbertOfDamcyan

    While I’ve generally enjoyed playing Final Fantasy games, and even consider FF VI one of the greatest games of all time, I agree with a lot of the things you bring up in this review.

    Joke or not, you at least hit the nail on the head with one thing: The broken-ass battle system!
    That was one of the main reasons I never bothered to complete this game until I got the GBA version, which features a fixed battle system. (I think it’s largely the same as the PSX version – which probably also has fixed the hitting-empty-space issue)

    That and the fact that you have to spend vast amounts of time just fighting (or, as MMO players would say – grinding) random battles where the enemies are manageable if you are to have any hope of ever being able to progress without cheating or being insanely patient with regards to reloading. (why didn’t you mention that? combined with the retarded battle system, this makes the NES version virtually unplayable – drawing magic in FF8 is a cruise in comparison)

    The fact that there isn’t a proper boss theme – just the same regular battle theme (which is also inferior to those of most other FF games) droning on and on battle after battle – doesn’t really help either.

    But then again, as MondoMolesto says, I guess it was pretty much the first of its kind, and they just hadn’t really gotten the genre worked out yet.

    My recommendation to anyone who hasn’t already played this is, unless you are a REALLY HARDCORE Final Fantasy fan and have already played through all the other games, skip this one, and either play the slightly better FF2, or the almost infinitely better FF IV through VI on SNES (VI is by far the best of them, and has one of the most brilliant soundtracks ever to grace a game). FF VII is also quite good, but tends to be overly slow-paced compared to the older SNES titles, but if you can put up with the seemingly endless dialogue and rather dull storyline that comprises most of Disc 1 (which curiously is about 90% of the game in terms of playtime – Disc 2 is relatively short, and Disc 3 is only the final boss), it has by far the most brilliant character customization system of any FF game, allowing you to turn your character into juggernaughts of destruction with the correct combinations of materia – even the most powerful optional bosses, Ruby and Emerald Weapon will be helpless against you.

  • GilbertOfDamcyan

    While I’ve generally enjoyed playing Final Fantasy games, and even consider FF VI one of the greatest games of all time, I agree with a lot of the things you bring up in this review.

    Joke or not, you at least hit the nail on the head with one thing: The broken-ass battle system!
    That was one of the main reasons I never bothered to complete this game until I got the GBA version, which features a fixed battle system. (I think it’s largely the same as the PSX version – which probably also has fixed the hitting-empty-space issue)

    That and the fact that you have to spend vast amounts of time just fighting (or, as MMO players would say – grinding) random battles where the enemies are manageable if you are to have any hope of ever being able to progress without cheating or being insanely patient with regards to reloading. (why didn’t you mention that? combined with the retarded battle system, this makes the NES version virtually unplayable – drawing magic in FF8 is a cruise in comparison)

    The fact that there isn’t a proper boss theme – just the same regular battle theme (which is also inferior to those of most other FF games) droning on and on battle after battle – doesn’t really help either.

    But then again, as MondoMolesto says, I guess it was pretty much the first of its kind, and they just hadn’t really gotten the genre worked out yet.

    My recommendation to anyone who hasn’t already played this is, unless you are a REALLY HARDCORE Final Fantasy fan and have already played through all the other games, skip this one, and either play the slightly better FF2, or the almost infinitely better FF IV through VI on SNES (VI is by far the best of them, and has one of the most brilliant soundtracks ever to grace a game). FF VII is also quite good, but tends to be overly slow-paced compared to the older SNES titles, but if you can put up with the seemingly endless dialogue and rather dull storyline that comprises most of Disc 1 (which curiously is about 90% of the game in terms of playtime – Disc 2 is relatively short, and Disc 3 is only the final boss), it has by far the most brilliant character customization system of any FF game, allowing you to turn your character into juggernaughts of destruction with the correct combinations of materia – even the most powerful optional bosses, Ruby and Emerald Weapon will be helpless against you.

  • Necro973

    Your videos are funny as shit!! When are you going to finish your Final Fantasy 8 review?

  • Necro973

    Your videos are funny as shit!! When are you going to finish your Final Fantasy 8 review?

  • Kaliek

    Awesome video as always XD Makes me so glad I never actually FINISHED this abomination. Buuut for someone who doesnt like FFVIII you sure do have a lot of the figures, Noah. Oh, and awesome use of the Star Trek 3 scene where the Klingons get blown up on the bridge of the Enterprise due to the Self-Destruct :P

  • Kaliek

    Awesome video as always XD Makes me so glad I never actually FINISHED this abomination. Buuut for someone who doesnt like FFVIII you sure do have a lot of the figures, Noah. Oh, and awesome use of the Star Trek 3 scene where the Klingons get blown up on the bridge of the Enterprise due to the Self-Destruct :P

  • Kaliek

    Errm i clicked the wrong comment button, my previous comment was directed at The Finale video -_-’

  • Kaliek

    Errm i clicked the wrong comment button, my previous comment was directed at The Finale video -_-’

  • Dani Rotness

    Now, I’ll be the first to say that FFVIII has weird things, and if you need perfection, well, I’d suggest not playing games or doing anything… but what about the original Final Fantasy being old excuses it from having retarded plot cues? It’s not like stories changed significantly from the late 80s to the late 90s…

    And yeah, the FF battle system of assigning attacks and then not attacking if your target has already been downed IS retarded and more than likely due to lazy coding; at least one other game that suffered from it: Lufia & the Fortress of Doom.

  • Dani Rotness

    Now, I’ll be the first to say that FFVIII has weird things, and if you need perfection, well, I’d suggest not playing games or doing anything… but what about the original Final Fantasy being old excuses it from having retarded plot cues? It’s not like stories changed significantly from the late 80s to the late 90s…

    And yeah, the FF battle system of assigning attacks and then not attacking if your target has already been downed IS retarded and more than likely due to lazy coding; at least one other game that suffered from it: Lufia & the Fortress of Doom.

  • Rath

    “And yeah, the FF battle system of assigning attacks and then not attacking if your target has already been downed IS retarded and more than likely due to lazy coding”

    Coding it to be what we’re all used to in this day and age is impossible on an NES game; there aren’t even patches for it because it’s just not doable. No excuses for Lufia or Golden Sun though; THEY were lazy coding.

    As for the actual video, I loved it. ‘Twas a beautiful parody all-in-all for a joke (that I saw a few months too late but I digress). Also, am I mistaken or was that the theme from Ultimecia’s Castle during the Rise of Insano?

  • Rath

    “And yeah, the FF battle system of assigning attacks and then not attacking if your target has already been downed IS retarded and more than likely due to lazy coding”

    Coding it to be what we’re all used to in this day and age is impossible on an NES game; there aren’t even patches for it because it’s just not doable. No excuses for Lufia or Golden Sun though; THEY were lazy coding.

    As for the actual video, I loved it. ‘Twas a beautiful parody all-in-all for a joke (that I saw a few months too late but I digress). Also, am I mistaken or was that the theme from Ultimecia’s Castle during the Rise of Insano?

  • Anonymous

    Crap, I fell for it. Well, I knew you couldn’t be trusted after you said the whole series sucked. Come on, your username is the Spoonyone.

  • Anonymous

    Crap, I fell for it. Well, I knew you couldn’t be trusted after you said the whole series sucked. Come on, your username is the Spoonyone.

  • DODette

    I love this episode!!
    Especially the “Dr. Insano Begins” part. That put me to tears!
    Oh, and the t-shirt, too… I heard that, Curtis! XD. You have to watch the Phantasmagoria videos to understand that…

  • DODette

    I love this episode!!
    Especially the “Dr. Insano Begins” part. That put me to tears!
    Oh, and the t-shirt, too… I heard that, Curtis! XD. You have to watch the Phantasmagoria videos to understand that…

  • Gamefreak

    Hey great review! Its one of my favorites, and I understand how you feel about Final Fantasy. To many people talk about how good the games are and still they suck! When I saw your review I tried out Final Fantasy 1 and it sucked just as much as you said it did! Screw!! these games!

  • Gamefreak

    Hey great review! Its one of my favorites, and I understand how you feel about Final Fantasy. To many people talk about how good the games are and still they suck! When I saw your review I tried out Final Fantasy 1 and it sucked just as much as you said it did! Screw!! these games!

  • Silk

    That was actually really funny. And yes… I know some one (my little brother) who actually played Final Fantasy multiple times with just one class… ><

    and woot for the Dr. Who reference yeay.

  • Silk

    That was actually really funny. And yes… I know some one (my little brother) who actually played Final Fantasy multiple times with just one class… ><

    and woot for the Dr. Who reference yeay.

  • Troy

    this basically summarizes FF1 in a single rap song….not kidding…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmi_7udjaSE&NR=1

  • Troy

    this basically summarizes FF1 in a single rap song….not kidding…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmi_7udjaSE&NR=1

  • Mistah J

    Well Spoony, if you thought the plot of Final Fantasy 1 was messed up, you’re going to have a lot of trouble playing Dissidia. It complicates the story of Garland even further, and somehow, he and Chaos are separate entities.

    Oh, and the big bad Chaos is voiced by the little cat from Coraline.

  • Mistah J

    Well Spoony, if you thought the plot of Final Fantasy 1 was messed up, you’re going to have a lot of trouble playing Dissidia. It complicates the story of Garland even further, and somehow, he and Chaos are separate entities.

    Oh, and the big bad Chaos is voiced by the little cat from Coraline.

  • Argh

    Serious business, eh? I certainly hope this is all an act.

  • Argh

    Serious business, eh? I certainly hope this is all an act.

  • Sanguine Tsundere

    XD I like how as soon as you start talking about time travel, your voice slips into Dr. Insano speech. Brilliant.

    Also liking the Doctor Who reference. ^_^

    I hope Dr. Insano keeps appearing in your videos every now and again. He’s awesome. I’d happily be his lab assistant any day. :3

  • Sanguine Tsundere

    XD I like how as soon as you start talking about time travel, your voice slips into Dr. Insano speech. Brilliant.

    Also liking the Doctor Who reference. ^_^

    I hope Dr. Insano keeps appearing in your videos every now and again. He’s awesome. I’d happily be his lab assistant any day. :3

  • Alaska Slim

    There is someone whose is researching a workable theorey on time travel. Porblem is, how he’s figured it out, you can only go as far back in time as the moment the machine itself was turned on, and going foreward in time will be impossible.

  • Alaska Slim

    There is someone whose is researching a workable theorey on time travel. Porblem is, how he’s figured it out, you can only go as far back in time as the moment the machine itself was turned on, and going foreward in time will be impossible.

  • Anonymous

    holy shit, i watched these videos before and thought they were hilarious, but i was just showing them to my brother who is also a big spoony fan and i noticed something.

    I just recently finished the friggin hilarious phantasmogoria video set and i just noticed spoony’s shirt in this…”I HEARD that curtis!” I literally almost shit my pants just now…so friggin awesome. I would totally rock a “i heard that curtis” shirt…

  • Zack Dolan

    holy shit, i watched these videos before and thought they were hilarious, but i was just showing them to my brother who is also a big spoony fan and i noticed something.

    I just recently finished the friggin hilarious phantasmogoria video set and i just noticed spoony’s shirt in this…”I HEARD that curtis!” I literally almost shit my pants just now…so friggin awesome. I would totally rock a “i heard that curtis” shirt…

  • http://www.monkeymakereview.webs.com/ Jimmy

    at 9:51 why was your shirt inside-out?

  • http://www.monkeymakereview.webs.com Jimmy

    at 9:51 why was your shirt inside-out?

  • John Doe

    LOL, why’re ya wearing a t-shirt w/ my surname on it?

  • John Doe

    LOL, why’re ya wearing a t-shirt w/ my surname on it?

  • Dustin

    So wait… You became Doctor Insano so you could go back in time and stop the Final Fantasy series from ever happening? Not only do I applaud you, but I completely approve and wish to help. But if you did that, the games wouldn’t exist in the first place. And then there would be no need to go back… which would mean the games would be there because you didn’t go back… prompting you to go back in time to destroy them… which would mean that the games wouldn’t be there for you to need to go back… prompting you not to go back… which would mean the games would be there because you didn’t… AAUUGH! MY HEAD HURTS!!!

  • Dustin

    So wait… You became Doctor Insano so you could go back in time and stop the Final Fantasy series from ever happening? Not only do I applaud you, but I completely approve and wish to help. But if you did that, the games wouldn’t exist in the first place. And then there would be no need to go back… which would mean the games would be there because you didn’t go back… prompting you to go back in time to destroy them… which would mean that the games wouldn’t be there for you to need to go back… prompting you not to go back… which would mean the games would be there because you didn’t… AAUUGH! MY HEAD HURTS!!!

  • Kosher Cowboy

    What magic spell to use?

    Slime and snails, puppy dog tails, thunder or lightning?

    Well baby says:

    “Dance magic dance!”

  • Kosher Cowboy

    What magic spell to use?

    Slime and snails, puppy dog tails, thunder or lightning?

    Well baby says:

    “Dance magic dance!”

  • Nanden

    this joke about spoony becoming dr.insano
    is so feaking arsome i love it
    and I’d so not ekspektet that is was april fool
    ARSOME :D

  • Nanden

    this joke about spoony becoming dr.insano
    is so feaking arsome i love it
    and I’d so not ekspektet that is was april fool
    ARSOME :D

  • http://draconigenae666.deviantart.com Draekaar

    watch the phantasmagoria vids >:C

  • http://draconigenae666.deviantart.com Draekaar

    I approve of your choice of ending theme music ^^

  • http://twitter.com/AphoticLucent Aphotic Lucent

    Why does he have to look so much like Dr. Wily?

  • theshamster

    And thus….Dr Insaneo was born!

  • theshamster

    And thus….Dr Insaneo was born!

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  • ReloadXPsi

    Your very subtle reference to the Street Fighter movie was excellent.

  • http://timeagentavril.deviantart.com/ Rhianna. But call me Vamp

    *The person you are calling is currently squeeing with joy at the end credits. Please replace the handset, and try again later*

  • http://twitter.com/cloudftw112 Hikaru Oyama

    I'm sorry, what? In case you somehow haven't noticed, this was Spoony's April Fools episode. He didn't mean any of the things he said about this game. In reality, he actually liked Final Fantasy 1.

    This pretty much means that you are agreeing to a video that doesn't even state Spoony's true feelings about the game.

    If a video is released on April Fools Day, then you should not take it so seriously that you would agree with the faux opinions.

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/114319313498601954245 Kaltzor

    The time loop, It happens so that he creates the fiends 2000 years ago, sends them to the future, they in the future save him from dying by sending him back to the past, then after killing the fiends the heroes can go back in the past, there they meet Garland before he created the fiends, so if he killed the heroes he could've created the fiends and sent them to the future causing the story to go back to the point it was at the start of the game.

  • http://twitter.com/Simbaka Thomas Punton

    You could blame Nintendo Power for the idea of having four White Mages in the party. When I saw that challenge I too was like, “That's a stupid idea! Who would do that?”

    Square must of known that the writing of the time loop didn't make sense as the GBA remake was rewritten that made a little bit more sense.

  • http://www.facebook.com/totem91 Petros Pountidis

    I heard THAT Curtis…

  • http://www.facebook.com/totem91 Petros Pountidis

    I heard THAT Curtis…

  • Anonymous

    Spoony if you go back and stop shitty Final Fantasy games, please make sure the still MAKE Final Fantasy games, only not shitty.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gabriel-Marquez/100001024313968 Gabriel Marquez

    lol…..he’s using footage from the youtube channel of HCBailly

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pat-Closson/100000304267651 Pat Closson

    Wait a sec, do you mean to tell me that the old saying fight fire with fire is a sham!?!?! Dr. Insano in 2012!!

  • http://twitter.com/JordS68 Jordan Stone

    that shirt is awesome

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1112764270 Lydia Keller Beam

    Your shirt = Made of win. I need to buy that shirt…and nobody I know will even get it, haha

  • http://profiles.google.com/danvgeg Daniel vigil

    Can I get one of those shirts? I’m all about inside jokes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeffery-Adam-Phillips/842790540 Jeffery Adam Phillips

    I do love the origin story that is told here for Insano. You really shoulda stuck to that. Nowadays, the guy’s got more origin stories than Donna Troy. lol

  • Anonymous

    At 8:20 who said “You created a time paradox”? Also what events lead up to that “Time Paradox”?

    • http://www.facebook.com/sulivan.mcbride Sulivan McBride

      It’s the Colonel from Metal Gear Solid, and it was a joke cutscene featured on the second disc of Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tariel-Corbeau/1388782046 Tariel Corbeau

    I can’t but to join in with the evil laugh every time. 

  • Grim 2.0

    man after the doctor was freed from ultima he had to save FINAL FANTASY

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Wells/13805208 Patrick Wells

    Can’t believe people didn’t get that this was an April Fools Day joke! His name is based on FF IV. Of course he doesn’t hate the series.

  • Anonymous

    What would be a well-balanced team in Final Fantasy for the NES?

    • http://twitter.com/TarielCorbeau Tariel Corbeau

      Fighter, Black mage, white mage, and maybe another fighter.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gage-Saltkill/100001103210113 Gage Saltkill

        There are quite a few balanced ones, but the obvious ones would be to replace that second fighter with a Thief or Monk, I went with the thief but seriously, you’d probably want the Monk

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Black/100000380573698 Steven Black

      My favorite team was always Fighter, Thief, Red Mage, Black Mage. Fighter becomes Knight (L4 white), Thief becomes Ninja (L4 black). Mostly though, you can use all the best weapons with this party Fighter (Excalibur), Ninja (Masamune), Red Mage (Defender), Black Mage (Cat’s Craw).

      The standard recommended party is Fighter, Black Belt, White Mage, Black Mage. I didn’t really like playing Black Belt (Substandard weapons) or White Mage (weak offense) so replaced them for the second play.

  • Anonymous

    I watched this video on November 22, 2011.  Of course I didn’t get it was a freaking April’s Fools joke!  That’s the problem with doing April’s Fools videos on the internet and leave them on the website.  There’s always going to be people who won’t get the joke for watching the video later.  I prefer the “modify the website for one day to piss the fans off” kind of joke, because once the day it’s over everything comes back to normal and no one will be unnecessarily confused.

    Jesus, Spoony, all these Final Fantasy rants of you make it really hard to be your fan.  I can still take it, though.  It’s just one of those things we disagree, like me and the Nostalgia Critic with “Last Action Hero”.

    • http://twitter.com/_Scipio Scipio

      Eight months late on this, but the Nostalgia Critic’s review of “Last Action Hero” is tongue in cheek, just like Spoony here.

      • drdvdplayerhandbook

        No, Nostalgia Critic’s review is not tongue in cheek. He’s made it clear many times. It’s just one of the movies he genuinely dislikes. In fact, he and Spoony don’t share opinion on that movie, since Spoony loves it.

        • http://twitter.com/_Scipio Scipio

          Huh, color me surprised. I’d been told by several people that it was, since the movie so clearly portrays itself as a parody, and the NC treats it very seriously. I was kinda “wtf” when I first saw the review for it, so naturally when I heard it was supposed to be tongue in cheek, it clicked and I never gave it more thought than that.

          My mistake.

          • drdvdplayerhandbook

            Yeah, I was surprised too. He doesn’t seem to understand the movie is meant as a parody, and he nitpicks on it like crazy, but hey, everyone has a movie that doesn’t get.

            I remember a Nostalgia Critic episode in which he’s not reviewing anything, but doing one of those parodies in which he doesn’t want to go on with life and an angel visits him and shows him what life would be without him. In it he’s shown an alternate universe in which Spoony is the Nostalgia Critic and he’s boasting “Last Action Hero” as one of the greatest movies, which makes the real NC go crazy. Later in a commentary on that video, NC mentions how that’s one of the movies they both disagree in, as Spoony loves it while NC dislikes it.

  • Jeremy Lee

    i cant believe people took him seriously on him spoofing himself

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3WEAMTQCX5UHBZSOSTLZCSRTMA Steven

    hey wait a sec did I see Warmech at 7:12. Is that the guy you had find to win a contest or something.

  • Anonymous

    I know he meant this entire video as an April Fool’s Day joke parodying his own reviewing style, but it wasn’t really that funny.  The only time I actually laughed was at the way he said “FIENDS.” 

  • Anonymous

    The ranting is glowing hot in this one!

  • http://twitter.com/jesternario jesternario

    The ability for the characters to forgo attacking a corpse in favor of a live enemy, wouldn’t happen until Final Fantasy 3 for the Famicom.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HY5ETRU7R2WLVL4VXUDR4WW4UI Tambi

    shit biscut game???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6HMTHYLJKFDPCLYCJDTVEFHNNE Tom

    Hah! “What does he want? A fucking rat’s tail!” “Unfortunately, I could never get past this point in the game because when it comes to Final Fantasy, I don’t give a rat’s ass.” I love me some puns :D

  • ian.haver

    the time loop = FIENDSception

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1015583734 Uğur Can Yıldız

    Is it supposed to sound in some way ironic or “punny” that you put the song, “Pandemonium, Castle Frozen In Time” from Final Fantasy IX, while speaking about time traveling and time paradoxes?

    … And, of course, while meeting your grandpa version.

  • http://twitter.com/dunebat Desmodus desertus

    I swear to God, when you said, “What kind of magic spell to use?” I wanted to scream, “Dance, magic dance!”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gage-Saltkill/100001103210113 Gage Saltkill

    This just goes to show that even though it’s just a joke, you can nitpick anything and make newbies hate it easily.

  • http://twitter.com/Jesseraygarza Jesse Garza

    …?

  • jagarcia0705

    Spoony: What kind of magic spell to use?
    Goblin #1: Slime & snails.
    Goblin #2: Or puppy dog tails.
    Goblin #3: Thunder or lightning.
    Spoony: & shitty game said-

  • Nick Hartman

    I attack the darkness!

  • Mo Rahman

    Spoony + Lute = Spoony Bard(?)

  • http://twitter.com/joethulhu Joe Hammons

    This review caused a friend of mine to seriously believe the entire Final Fantasy series was crap, knowing that I was a huge fan of particularly the first one – and he has only ever played VII. I tried to get him to realize it’s an April Fool’s joke, and it says so RIGHT IN THE DESCRIPTION… But he was unconvinced. That’s just how gullible people can be! Myself, I realize the parody in it and appreciate it for that, but some people…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000511270547 Nic Payne

    No…he still hates FF8 you guys, he just made an april fools video joke on the first game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Christopher.iz.Stanley Christopher Michael Stanley

    It’s all interesting how anything can be nit picked, but it leaves me wondering what Spoony actually dislikes about the game and what he doesn’t.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EVM3F2U7HDWHYC7LO7TETE2KA MichaelT

    I hate April Fool’s Day, but at least my favorite online reviewers can always do some good with it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Farshnuke Gordon Jones

    Here’s the thing, I know this is a joke and not in any way serious but I also don’t know the games and am used to finding good reasons to hate games I haven’t played through reviews so I totally agree either way despite the contradiction

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Petr-Matafonov/100002602177171 Petr Matafonov

    IMHO, throwing ice at the fire lady’s not productive, i’d go with earth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Black/100000380573698 Steven Black

    Final Fantasy I was like night and day between it and Dragon Warrior. Great game play even with the crazy DnD magic system. I really loved that the dungeons were all thematically appropriate and had monsters based on their themed dungeons (Well except that tower with the warmech out of nowhere). But yeah the plot is something I never figured out as a kid. Time paradox that creates infinite loop? And then the heroes get stuck in the same cycle, doomed to fight each other for all time.

    Its kind of even more inexplicable that the first three Dragon Warrior games are themselves a similar paradox with the hero going back in time (Dragon Warrior III is pretty much a huh? moment at the end. Similarly you can choose your own party at the beginning besides the hero, making it very Final Fantasy I influenced). The existence of Ramia in Dragon Quest VIII and the light/shadow worlds suggest that it is the same world as well sometime after Dragon Warrior III.

  • Sajeh

    Am I the only one watching this show, who is not a dork creep?

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  • Misha Leontiev

    Doctor Who, that is all.

  • Roger Blake

    Well you wanted some sick loot for saving the princess… Just crossed wires I suppose.

  • SUPERSOUP

    Why were all my friends stoners from the 90s?

  • Charles Wagner

    My favorite word in this review: FIENDS!

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