Final Fantasy VIII – Part 4

The Spoony One | Jun 30 2007 | more notation(s) | 

It’s time to finally confront the game itself. No more mini-games, no more magic. Let’s take a look at the story and characters that make Final Fantasy VIII…shall we say, “special.” Oh, and there’s a giant mechanical spider and Robin Williams. Chicken-geek.

  • Hughes De Payens

    Noah – Pimpest dancer ever? I think SO.

  • Hughes De Payens

    Noah – Pimpest dancer ever? I think SO.

  • Mixmastermind

    Where the hell did you get what appears to be a plumb-colored suit and shirt?

  • Mixmastermind

    Where the hell did you get what appears to be a plumb-colored suit and shirt?

  • zeroct2

    dude funny i love quistis and selphie

  • zeroct2

    dude funny i love quistis and selphie

  • Simon

    Nice touch with the Fuse Box count starting up.

  • Simon

    Nice touch with the Fuse Box count starting up.

  • Blizzzzzzz

    Omg.

    The Mentos + Zell thing was absolutely genius. Split a gut laughing at that.

  • Blizzzzzzz

    Omg.

    The Mentos + Zell thing was absolutely genius. Split a gut laughing at that.

  • Queen000

    You don’t have to fight the spider 4 times, just the once. There are ways to avoid encountering it again. But you are right; they’re novices sent out into a war, i’ll give you credit where it is due.

    The mentos thing was pretty funny, as was the wild-wild-west song insert.

    And I hate the first song you put in.

    And Biggs has a machine gun grafted onto his armour; that’s friggen awesome!

  • Queen000

    You don’t have to fight the spider 4 times, just the once. There are ways to avoid encountering it again. But you are right; they’re novices sent out into a war, i’ll give you credit where it is due.

    The mentos thing was pretty funny, as was the wild-wild-west song insert.

    And I hate the first song you put in.

    And Biggs has a machine gun grafted onto his armour; that’s friggen awesome!

  • Kavak

    Is it just me, or does cutscene Rinoa look like Jordan from Scrubs?

  • Kavak

    Is it just me, or does cutscene Rinoa look like Jordan from Scrubs?

  • Justin

    Oh man, I thought I was going to piss myself when the wild wild west music played, that was totally epic.

  • Justin

    Oh man, I thought I was going to piss myself when the wild wild west music played, that was totally epic.

  • Malygon

    The original dance music “Waltz for the Moon” isn’t a bad song imho.

  • Malygon

    The original dance music “Waltz for the Moon” isn’t a bad song imho.

  • Zachary

    There is a boss in Kingdom Hearts 2 named Demyx who looks a lot like Zell.

  • Zachary

    There is a boss in Kingdom Hearts 2 named Demyx who looks a lot like Zell.

  • Zachary

    IF you need proof here is the URL http://kingdomhearts.wikia.com/wiki/Demyx

  • Zachary

    IF you need proof here is the URL http://kingdomhearts.wikia.com/wiki/Demyx

  • Zachary

    Fujin is the pirate waitress, and Raijin is the MC Hammer guy with the baggy pants.

  • Zachary

    Fujin is the pirate waitress, and Raijin is the MC Hammer guy with the baggy pants.

  • Zachary

    Seifer name is pronounced Sifer

  • Zachary

    Seifer name is pronounced Sifer

  • szaleniec

    I nearly fell off my chair when the Darth Vader music started. I like FF8 but this series is still bloody funny.

  • szaleniec

    I nearly fell off my chair when the Darth Vader music started. I like FF8 but this series is still bloody funny.

  • bill

    back in 99′ those cinematics were like eye orgasms

    and i still think that spider part is epic haha

    i dont know if wild wild west came before or after, but either way i cant think of one without thinking of the other

  • bill

    back in 99′ those cinematics were like eye orgasms

    and i still think that spider part is epic haha

    i dont know if wild wild west came before or after, but either way i cant think of one without thinking of the other

  • Shade

    Dude you do not have to fight the robot more then one time. just run before the screen come so get quick start before he catches you. Do this ultil you get to the bridge. he jumps to air when he lands change you direction ultil he does not jump over you.
    You can go watch videos of it, because I am lazy and I may not remember right.

  • Shade

    Dude you do not have to fight the robot more then one time. just run before the screen come so get quick start before he catches you. Do this ultil you get to the bridge. he jumps to air when he lands change you direction ultil he does not jump over you.
    You can go watch videos of it, because I am lazy and I may not remember right.

  • Shade

    HAHA DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS!

  • Shade

    HAHA DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS!

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

    Dude where were you when I played this game? I think having you sit next tome would have made it worth the weekend rental.

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

    Dude where were you when I played this game? I think having you sit next tome would have made it worth the weekend rental.

  • Master Seijin

    Is it criminal that I wanna make Selphie a woman? It probably is but I don’t care. Hawt! (God, I think I might be lonelyer then Spoony.)

  • Master Seijin

    Is it criminal that I wanna make Selphie a woman? It probably is but I don’t care. Hawt! (God, I think I might be lonelyer then Spoony.)

  • looney1023

    zell ecstatic is possibly the funniest thing ive ever seen!

    u should make an “Ecstatic Zell Sparta Remix”!

  • looney1023

    zell ecstatic is possibly the funniest thing ive ever seen!

    u should make an “Ecstatic Zell Sparta Remix”!

  • The Red King

    If I remember correctly, if you kill the spider by only using summons, you gain a ton of experience

  • The Red King

    If I remember correctly, if you kill the spider by only using summons, you gain a ton of experience

  • Lucan

    Because it’s a good idea to dress soldiers like that durrr. Seriously, WHERE ARE THE FUCKING UNIFORMS? THE HELMETS? DOGTAGS? ANY FUCKING THING?

  • Lucan

    Because it’s a good idea to dress soldiers like that durrr. Seriously, WHERE ARE THE FUCKING UNIFORMS? THE HELMETS? DOGTAGS? ANY FUCKING THING?

  • diane

    wow am i really the first to comment on how much of a handsome magnificent basterd noah is? lol

  • diane

    wow am i really the first to comment on how much of a handsome magnificent basterd noah is? lol

  • mikkabouzu

    “Demyx”

    Oh yeah, that asshole. The only reason I ever died in that stupid fucking piece of fluff game Kingdom Hearts II. Because he kills you instantly if you don’t make the time limit. Shit was frustrating.
    Damn.
    I want those 75 hours back.

  • mikkabouzu

    “Demyx”

    Oh yeah, that asshole. The only reason I ever died in that stupid fucking piece of fluff game Kingdom Hearts II. Because he kills you instantly if you don’t make the time limit. Shit was frustrating.
    Damn.
    I want those 75 hours back.

  • maul93461

    I cannot believe no one caught that Captain EO costume reference. I had to watch it twice to make sure I heard it right. LOL

  • maul93461

    I cannot believe no one caught that Captain EO costume reference. I had to watch it twice to make sure I heard it right. LOL

  • td260

    I loved the doctor who daleks reference with the EXTERMINATE thing.

  • td260

    I loved the doctor who daleks reference with the EXTERMINATE thing.

  • Jim

    td260: Indeed. I’d love to see teh Spoony one do a Doctor Who critique.

  • Jim

    td260: Indeed. I’d love to see teh Spoony one do a Doctor Who critique.

  • armass

    Ok about the character let me get this straight: Theres a quiet angsty teen boy, A cheery childish schoolgirl, an annoying clown of the school who knows martials arts, a cocktease young dashing schoolmistress with a whip, the evil brooding rival guy with his two sidekicks, lovestarving young belle you meet at the dance, some kid who dresses as a cowboy and a huge boobed evil woman. Yeah thats original, we havent seen that a million times before, except maybe, oh, IN ALL THE ANIME WE HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE!!!

    Tetsuya Nomura is a terrible character designer but he really scraped the bottom of the barrel with this unimaginative piss shit group. Its like theyre not even trying to be original in Japan, when it comes of designing character for anime or games.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamie-Sheil/594748387 Jamie Sheil

      I like the kingdom hearts series, so I’ll give him props for that at least, since he directed it.

  • armass

    Ok about the character let me get this straight: Theres a quiet angsty teen boy, A cheery childish schoolgirl, an annoying clown of the school who knows martials arts, a cocktease young dashing schoolmistress with a whip, the evil brooding rival guy with his two sidekicks, lovestarving young belle you meet at the dance, some kid who dresses as a cowboy and a huge boobed evil woman. Yeah thats original, we havent seen that a million times before, except maybe, oh, IN ALL THE ANIME WE HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE!!!

    Tetsuya Nomura is a terrible character designer but he really scraped the bottom of the barrel with this unimaginative piss shit group. Its like theyre not even trying to be original in Japan, when it comes of designing character for anime or games.

  • Leroy

    Saving Private Ryan set to afternoon delight is a very strange thing.

  • Leroy

    Saving Private Ryan set to afternoon delight is a very strange thing.

  • Iain

    No one puts baby in a corner

  • Iain

    No one puts baby in a corner

  • Marina

    Oh wow. Loved the chaos in the background. Looked familiar. :P

    @diane: I second that ;)

  • Marina

    Oh wow. Loved the chaos in the background. Looked familiar. :P

    @diane: I second that ;)

  • Silk

    I got to say, love the Dr. Who reference in there.

  • Silk

    I got to say, love the Dr. Who reference in there.

  • Dreven

    I know I’m painting myself the nerd here, but…um…aren’t Biggs and Wedge the two guys who back up Luke in StarWars?

  • Dreven

    I know I’m painting myself the nerd here, but…um…aren’t Biggs and Wedge the two guys who back up Luke in StarWars?

  • Mrbadger

    lol,nice Dalek voice!

  • Mrbadger

    lol,nice Dalek voice!

  • http://twitter.com/LikChan LiK

    HHAHAHA, wow, this was amazing. i was crackin’ up so hard. i’m so glad i found this site. you are saying everything i hated about FF8 when i first played it 10 years ago, lol.

  • http://twitter.com/LikChan LiK

    HHAHAHA, wow, this was amazing. i was crackin’ up so hard. i’m so glad i found this site. you are saying everything i hated about FF8 when i first played it 10 years ago, lol.

  • http://tanaj.deviantart.com/ Tanaj

    Haha, the dancing part reminds me of my prom. :D Great review, I cried from laughter.

  • http://tanaj.deviantart.com/ Tanaj

    Haha, the dancing part reminds me of my prom. :D Great review, I cried from laughter.

  • vikingduck

    Hey! Don't compare people with ADHD to Zell, People with ADHD are much more mature and sofisticated than pep pill Zell.

  • vikingduck

    Hey! People with ADHD (like me) are much more mature and sofisticated than “Pep Pill mac Overdose” Zell. And who the f'ck thought it was a good idea to send a bunch of retarded, emo, miniskirt, slaughter happy teenagers to war, or maybe its a good idea to get rid of them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamal-Prewitt/1012200418 Jamal Prewitt

    LOL at so many parts. I loved the Seifer = Darth Vader moment. I loved the part where the ONE guard tried to take on your team by himself. “Check out the balls on this dude.” And then there's Zell. Sigh. “I will eat his heart.” PFFT!!!

    You are the man, Noah!

  • devilfish

    “And who the f'ck thought it was a good idea to send a bunch of retarded, emo, miniskirt, slaughter happy teenagers to war?”

    America?

  • Poipoi

    The gayness of Zell is one of the things I do like about ff8. But I am also a shameless fangirl. Its my nature to like gay Zell.

  • seepo1456

    lol i never really fought the robot spider i always just ran and had the teacher take care of it. i sucked so bad at turn based fighting :

  • lastsigma

    I played the demo for this game back in 98 where you basically just do the final exam mission. After fighting the spider to the end I was so fucking sick of the summoning and being bum rushed by bullshit that I never tired the actual game. I've been told I really dodged a bullet.

    Then again, I played FFX. Longest movie I've ever played.

  • faithwynters

    When it says chicken-wuss it was actually supposed to say “pussy”. It was just bad translation lol

  • http://celluloidandsilicon.blogspot.com/ Avenging_Mike

    They're also the two characters from the start of FF VI, who escort Terra to Narche.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rick-Bastos/562960620 Rick Bastos

    Biggs and Wedge are actually recurring characters through out Final fantasy. In 1 they were simply random names that could be chosen for the thief. In 4 they were the 2 soldiers who questioned Cecil about the stealing of the water crystal. 6 you mentioned. 7 they were members of Avalanche. 8 well we know. 10 they were recruitable for blitzball. Thats really all the times Ive noticed them minus a small reference in back story in tactics advance. Well that hurt my Brain.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Smooker/100001851743299 Ben Smooker

      They show up in Chrono Trigger too, Vicks and Wedge.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Smooker/100001851743299 Ben Smooker

      They show up in Chrono Trigger too, Vicks and Wedge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rick-Bastos/562960620 Rick Bastos

    you can in fact dodge him except for the initial fight.

  • wingzero850

    anyone else think that AWHORE'S dress was really short well she is a whore

  • wingzero850

    spoony is the only white guy that can dance

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christian-Jacks/630108124 Christian Jacks

    Sounds good to me. Weren't they also in Star Wars (Episode IV) during the attack run on the Death Star? I think Dreven's right, and that someone at Squaresoft stole the names; homage, I hope.

  • dennett316

    BURN!!!

  • dennett316

    BURN!!!

  • devilfish

    I was joking! I'm sorry! Please don't liberate my country!

    • James Hope

      As soon as I can find your country on my map you are SO dead… Can you point at it for me?

  • Anonymous

    I was joking! I’m sorry! Please don’t liberate my country!

  • http://www.facebook.com/TornadoCreator Billy McKenna

    You know, I didn’t realise it until re-watching this video but damn Spoony has a flare for picking tone appropriate music.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Winter/1086353056 Joshua Winter

    lol dalek

  • http://www.facebook.com/jbriant2 Jules Briant

    I always laugh so hard at the “I’ll see you on the beach!” part.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1383430759 Justin Kuykendall

    I’m guessing you’ve never seen John Belushi dance.

    But you are right, Spoony has the moves. Now go watch the Blues Brothers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1383430759 Justin Kuykendall

    I’m guessing you’ve never seen John Belushi dance.

    But you are right, Spoony has the moves. Now go watch the Blues Brothers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/moobyghost Sean Ward

    Hilarious dude. I hate this game so much.

  • Anonymous

    You can tell how much of a trekkie spoony really is with his absence of a Biggs Darklighter and Wedge Antilles reference.

  • Anonymous

    You can tell how much of a trekkie spoony really is with his absence of a Biggs Darklighter and Wedge Antilles reference.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJSWMHTW5BIYNWDACS7I36GCAY Cameron

    wait is that why people say this is there favorite ff game because of the story? despite the fucking dumb ass hell characters LAGUNA IM LOOKING AT YOU and really broken and flawwed gameplay drawing magic the ABUSIBLE AS HELL LIMIT BREAKS YOU CAN COSTNATLY SPAM AND THE GFS all because of the stupid love story? well im not sure on the story yet but if its the story you like so much THEN WHY DO YOU COSTANTLY REPLAY IT YOU ALREADY KNOW THE STORY THERES NOTHING LEFT THATS GOOD ABOUT THIS GAME EXCEPT THE LIMIT BREAKS

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJSWMHTW5BIYNWDACS7I36GCAY Cameron

    wait is that why people say this is there favorite ff game because of the story? despite the fucking dumb ass hell characters LAGUNA IM LOOKING AT YOU and really broken and flawwed gameplay drawing magic the ABUSIBLE AS HELL LIMIT BREAKS YOU CAN COSTNATLY SPAM AND THE GFS all because of the stupid love story? well im not sure on the story yet but if its the story you like so much THEN WHY DO YOU COSTANTLY REPLAY IT YOU ALREADY KNOW THE STORY THERES NOTHING LEFT THATS GOOD ABOUT THIS GAME EXCEPT THE LIMIT BREAKS

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ICDHG7TLTN6JVK6JMK3TKQFXKQ Mike Wallace

    I remember this. I played through the entirety of the game before I realized I needed money to buy the best gear and hadn’t bothered to take a single test to boost my pay. Still beat the game, too. I didn’t feel very accomplished in doing so.

    This game proves that teenagers should not be given any amount of power whatsoever, because they they start doing stupid shit like sticking heavy blades on their gun barrels, running off into war in mini skirts, and turning evil because no one understands their “romantic dreams.” Christ. I was an introverted, unpopular, openly mocked teen once, and I was still better adjusted than these clowns. I wouldn’t trust these people to finish their homework on time, let alone fight a fucking war.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ICDHG7TLTN6JVK6JMK3TKQFXKQ Mike Wallace

    I remember this. I played through the entirety of the game before I realized I needed money to buy the best gear and hadn’t bothered to take a single test to boost my pay. Still beat the game, too. I didn’t feel very accomplished in doing so.

    This game proves that teenagers should not be given any amount of power whatsoever, because they they start doing stupid shit like sticking heavy blades on their gun barrels, running off into war in mini skirts, and turning evil because no one understands their “romantic dreams.” Christ. I was an introverted, unpopular, openly mocked teen once, and I was still better adjusted than these clowns. I wouldn’t trust these people to finish their homework on time, let alone fight a fucking war.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1639132142 Christopher Hao

    NOO! NOOOO! NOPE! NOOO!

    ZELL IS AN INSULT TO ALL PEOPLE WITH ADHD!

    RYAN HIGA IS FUNNY, AND SO AM I! MAYBE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Lovvorn/100000545120143 Jeff Lovvorn

    Robin Williams… priceless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Lovvorn/100000545120143 Jeff Lovvorn

    Robin Williams… priceless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JLBehrend Jeremy Behrend

    asspickle? is that any one related to shitpickle?

    also, wild wild west spoof- awesome!

    also- GET TO DA CHOPPA! and “DON’T MESS WITH MY GIRLFRIEND” awesome.

    i think i would’ve added ”  i thought you were made of sterner stuff” after beating the spider-bot.

    awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/JLBehrend Jeremy Behrend

    asspickle? is that any one related to shitpickle?

    also, wild wild west spoof- awesome!

    also- GET TO DA CHOPPA! and “DON’T MESS WITH MY GIRLFRIEND” awesome.

    i think i would’ve added ”  i thought you were made of sterner stuff” after beating the spider-bot.

    awesome!

  • Anonymous

    “EXTERMINATE!” Doctor Who reference.  I love you.

  • Anonymous

    “EXTERMINATE!” Doctor Who reference.  I love you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mayra-Dantas-Bueno/716900458 Mayra Dantas Bueno

    Never thought I could laugh so much with this game… the songs!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mayra-Dantas-Bueno/716900458 Mayra Dantas Bueno

    Never thought I could laugh so much with this game… the songs!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ayumu.lan Ayumu Lan

    I lol’d so hard.

  • kristopher_kross

    i was thinking he looked just like robin williams when i was kid back in the day.

  • Anonymous

    Nice Doctor Who reference.

  • Jeremy Lee

    TO THE ZELL-MOBILE!

  • Anonymous

    You actually don’t have to fight the spider boss four times. I only had to encounter him two times, and I killed him on the bridge just to avoid having more running scenes. XD But then you’d miss out on the Quistis using that big-ol’ machine gun on it… x3

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

      Some of us don’t spend the three hours leveling before this.

      • Arsenal Of Megadeath

        yeah true, it takes me 6 ;)

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

         leveling wouldn’t have done anything, since the enemies level up with you

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SZTLXHIBGDFTEBORQTZIAT2HUY thomas

      Actually you only need to fight the X-AT….1 7…9…whatever the fuck it’s name was, once.

      First, hug the inner wall on top the hill and it’ll just miss you as it lands.
      Then walk down the stairs, so it’s stomping doesn’t cause you to stumble.
      An then finally, turn left at the bridge, wait for it to jump back, then head right again.
       
      Interestingly enough, you can actually defeat it multiple times, netting you huge amounts of AP. Of course this takes way more damage, then just what it takes to knock it down so you can run.

       

  • nobody nobody

    to be honest i excepted you call the boats shoes since ive always seen them like shoes

    nakugaka

  • Anonymous

    Noah knows his worth on the dance floaar! YEAH!

  • kiki riki

    God of the dance floor!

  • DraculaAlucard1

    A saving private Ryan joke? Isn’t that alittle over done?

  • Arsenal Of Megadeath

    theres an editing error. when you run into the shop to avoid the mechanical spider, it goes by you, and you dont have it chasing you, and quistis doesnt shoot at it with her big guns.

    • http://www.facebook.com/maurice.peyton1 Maurice Peyton

      Yeah but apparantly you get docked points on your exam if you do that. I know it’s trivial, but I thought I’d put that out there.

  • http://profiles.google.com/xens.pineapple Xen Xander

    The third time in that video you fight the ‘spider droid’ you don’t actually have to fight it.. you can run to the left again on the bridge and the back to the right and you avoid that.. netting you more SeeD points in the long run for some stupid reason

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nelson-Meranski/100000090653138 Nelson Meranski

    This video reminded me of how much I hated Wild Wild West…

  • HeavyMetalLobster

    Spoony’s got the moves!

    • Robert Lincoln Lagay

      Emo Peter Spider Man 3 reference for the win!

  • http://twitter.com/Arella18 Rebecca Wright

    I’d have to say Selphie is the best character…mainly because of her psychotic shifts…I’m not kidding at one point she suggests skinning a moomba and wearing his fur as a disquise…she’s crazy…which makes her the most likeable character in this game YAY!

  • Victor Gominho

    Spoony almost seemed to have fun on this part. I’d have to say Quistis is my favorite FF8 character. For no other reason she’s the very definition of a hot teacher. Spoony has taste. ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/maurice.peyton1 Maurice Peyton

      Can you blame him? I’ll take Qusitis over the other FF skanks any day.

      • SalomonAugust

        I gotta say id rather bone selphie, that schoolgirl look is hot.
        Oh the things i would do to her if i found her chained and bound up in a basement!

        allso Tifas boobs are great

  • Martyn Hare

    You can get away with fighting it just the once IIRC. It is possible to skip each of those, walking rather than running gets past the shaky one, running back gets you past the first jump in the small bit, on the bridge, run backwards when it jumps ahead, it’ll jump back, then you can run forward and get past it.

    You can also blow it up proper :D

  • http://twitter.com/TheZaius DrZaius

    This video would’ve been much shorter had you only fought Loveless’s mechanical spider once.

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

    Five years later and this review is still hilarious!

  • Zipper Dragon

    I just noticed, Siefer has the same coat as Snow from FF13

  • William

    So, I’m watching this video, and I’m thinking to myself about how I don’t really mind it when artists mix scifi with fantasy. Guns and swords. Lightsabers and blasters. Phasers and bat’leth. Whatever. I can dig it. Then I look back at the screen and OH MY GOD, THEY’RE STILL FIGHTING THAT F—KING SPIDER? God, this game sucks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eshimel Ethan Shimel

    So funny!

  • Xandermorph

    Lol now every time I see that arrival on the beach bit I always think of the Afternoon Delight song XD
    Which is kinda weird cuz that bit has my favorite song in the game OST

  • Misha Leontiev

    EXTERMINATE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Keichi-Morisato/100000966444006 Keichi Morisato

    it IS possible to not fight the mechanical spider all together, though there is only one place to destroy it, but in order to get the points max you have to avoid it every time.

  • SUPERSOUP

    I would put Rinoa in a corner.

    Then shoot her in her dumb stupid face.

  • Lamar Namou

    1. Chances are, chicken wuss was not chicken wuss in the Japanese version. Chances are, in Japanese, they say “chicken shit”.

    2. Your mention of real life concepts is foolish. This is called Final FANTASY. Not, Final Real Life concepts.

    3. It’s Final Fantasy. Guns are not Godly in Final FANTASY. How boring would the game be if you saw people just shooting regular guns every time?

    4. You didn’t use boos when you summoned your GF. Are you unaware of this feature? While you have your GF out, you can press the [Select] button, whatever that may be on PC, and you can power up your GF attacks.

    • illidan4ever

      Um, didn’t seven use &*#@%$&#$&$ a lot? That means square went bitch with this game. Good sign.

  • Lamar Namou

    Well, to the following.

    2. For the fun of it. The cars and trains are a convenience tool, sure, the tools are borrowed from real life, but if everyone was carrying a gun in the game, how boring would that be? I don’t hear him complaining about there being magic in Final Fantasy. It’s a world that does borrow tools from real life, but turns them into a fantasy it’s self. If you get cut in real life, you die. It’s a video game that takes real life features and uses them in a way that are fantasy based or exceeds that limit.

    3. Yeah, I know. But it would indeed be boring.

    4. Well, boost doesn’t affect the longetivity of the summon, while the summon happens, you can continue to boost the damage, while the animations are happening. The the longetivity is not affected. However, I do agree with you, it is tedious to watch an animation over and over again. However, I still prefer to play the game in whichever way, I prefer. The game was designed in a way where you can basically do what you wish with it. So, in order to challenge yourself, that’s what brings out the creativity of the game it’s self.

    I feel like not enough people do that. They see the best thing they can use and decide to use it, but they never take the time to challenge themselves or see the potential to build things in a way that they desire.

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  • striker388

    i was playing s.t.a.l.k.e.r shadow of Chernobyl and i was watching the intro and as soon as the truck blew up he yelled BURN. best moment ever

  • ilovepotatoes

    I like final fantasy games a lot. I just happened across this site today, you know, getting revved for XIII:LR like the rest of North America, and watched the XIII review. As much as I want to point out the nit-picking and try-harding, this shit is absolute gold. I mean, I practically fell off my god damn sofa in the hanging edge when vanille pointed that gun at snow and mimicked a “bang” and that thing fired off rounds.
    Which is why I’m here. I said fuck it, the XIII review entertained me, let’s go to the other highly controversial game in the series. Now I’m not one to typically comment on discussion forums but I had to stop and say, I haven’t fucking laughed this hard in a long time. The Mentos promo was absolutely fucking hilarious. Will Smith, nelly, Dirty D……well fucking played, sir…. Well fucking played….

  • Merrick D’Amato

    Biggs and Wedge? As in Darklighter and Antiles? FF7 ripped of Star Wars?

    • Ta’el Coren

      not just the FF 8. biggs and wedge are sort-of-recurring characters from the entire series that are a reference to star wars (at least originally). as the different games take place in different universes they’re not actually the same characters, just sort of a running theme, similarly to how almost every game as an old-ish character named cid

  • Merrick D’Amato

    Just like Cid keeps coming back? And how Ragnarok can be anything from a sword to a star-ship?

    • R. Butler

      And how the main characters (since #4) have generally been whiny emo twits. Yes, especially Lightning.

  • Groverfield

    Rest in peace, Headmaster cid.

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