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Post by Archduke13 on Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:44 am

Welcome boys and girls, today's featured game is one that is very near and dear to my heart.
It was the first game that got me interested in RPGs, and set the limits to what I find great in story telling.

Final Fantasy six(back when I first played it, it was called three).
Needless to say, I loved it because of the enthralling story, endearing characters, fun battle system, excellent graphics(I'm a sucker for sprites, so suck on that three dimensional polygons!), and awesome musical score.
Now, I first played this back in 1995(back when I was only seven, and first dreaming of world domination), and needless to say even back then I loved the characters and more importantly the story(being the son of a teacher and a scientist, with little to no social life, back then I had a vocabulary three times the size of my peers, mainly because I was reading almost constantly, and most of it was fantasy stuff, so I understood almost everything in the game, except for why a yeti would listen to a teddy-bear with wings and a bobble-thing).
And to this day my list of favorite characters haven't changed(In order of most favorite to least):
Relm(Magical artist girl, back then I liked her after I loaded her up with flare and ultima, now I like her because she is freakin' adorable)
Celes(What can I say, she looked real good in that opera dress, and she was a good fighter as well as a mage)
Ultros(To this day I want a stuffed Ultros doll of my very own)
Locke(I always loved the thief characters, since they also always turned out to be the best in a fight)
Kefka(He may look like a gay clown, but man is he the mos effective Final Fantasy villain ever, not only does he threaten to destroy the world, he succeeds)
Terra(She's hot and all, but not as useful as my top two)
Mog(He used to be higher up on the list, until I played it again, and remembered how much of a bitch it was to get all his dances, and how much they sucked).
Gau(Never use the kid, but man is he entertaining)

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For those of you out there who haven't played this game yet, either get one of it's many ports(GBA or PSX), or download the rom and an emulator and play it.
And now, for something completely different.


A preview for the next installment, Secret of Mana.
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Re: Time for Uncle Archie's Retro Game corner

Post by Archduke13 on Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:54 am

Just because this is awesome, and related.

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Post by KenDx on Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:22 pm

Two words:

Chrono Trigger, BITCH

...ok, 3 words.
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Post by Serne on Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:55 pm

I was first introduced to RPGs by FF4. Final Fantasy 6 however I do believe has the most convincing story of them all and the most believable tale of all.

Favorite FF Game: FF6
Least Favorite FF Game: Any of them that may have been planned and never got made, also the FF Adventure games on original gameboy.
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Post by Grey Cat on Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:31 pm

It has been ages since I have played Final Fantasy VI. The only two things that I can remember at all are Ultros and Kefka.

As far as Final Fantasy games goes, Final Fantasy Tactics is, by far, my favorite. It's a shame that it was never given a proper sequel.
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Post by Wiggin on Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:14 pm

Final Fantasy Tactics kicked my ass twelve ways to Friday. I did a lot better with Final Fantasy VII, but I still never beat the third disk. The only one I've played all the way through was [f]Final Fantasy X[/i] because Blitzball motivated me to keep playing even when a shiney new game came out. Oh, and it was by far the easiest FF game I've played. I dabbeled in FF IV and FF VI a bit, but not enough to really say I played them.

On the same train of thought, Rayman = The Biggest Headache I've Ever Had As A Nine-Year-Old.
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Post by Grey Cat on Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:45 am

I've played Final Fantasy Tactics for more than 10 years now. After you play a few modifications created by experts, you realize just how easy the original is.

Final Fantasy X was fun for the game-play, but I had a hard time watching any scene with a lot of dialogue. Tidus, please, stop talking.

The only time I played any Rayman game was when my mother brought it home when she couldn't find the Mega Man game I asked for. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement.
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Post by Archduke13 on Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:06 am

Never played Ray-man, and I couldn't care less about the cripple.

As for FFT, That game was awesome, but it does not count as retro since the system to use that game hasn't gone under yet(if I count the PSP, it's even less retro), this will be covering cartridge based games instead of disks(until I run out of stuff).
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Post by Grey Cat on Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:47 am

Sonic the Hedgehog (1, 2, 3, & Knuckles) was something I played a lot when I got home from school. I had to stay at my aunt's house because both of my parents were at work, but that was a good thing as I didn't own a Sega Genesis. I hated the water levels because I was prone to making more mistakes with the game warning me that I was about to drown.
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Re: Time for Uncle Archie's Retro Game corner

Post by Serne on Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:38 am

Cover Phantasy Star, Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana(I n III plz), Illusion of Gaia, Breath of Fire I n II. If you cover all of those I shall let you live, and we shall not dine on Tako.
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Post by Archduke13 on Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:19 am

I can't cover Secret of Mana 1, since a certain someone didn't like that game(hint: Before the Mana series started, in America it was called Final Fantasy Adventure, and it was on the gameboy).

But I will cover number 2, and 3, hell, I might even toss in my favorite Mana game of all, number 4(AKA Legend of Mana, Sometimes the best story is the one you jumble together yourself as a mute with sheep-head, also I always choose the hammer weapon when I start playing because they are awesome).


Also, in my defense, the Phantasy Star games were boring, I'd much rather do a review on the Lufia games, now those were awesome.
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Post by Serne on Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:22 am

Actually Secret of Mana bears little to no resemblance to the FFA games, though it may be derived from them.

Also the correct name for Secret of Mana line is Seiken Densetsu
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Post by Archduke13 on Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:24 am

Yes, but it's a pain in the arse to spell out for someone like me who has a horrible time with Japanese-to-English phonics.

Also, Sword of Mana(the gameboy Advance title) is a remake of Final Fantasy Adventure 1, I'd rather have it be number two, if I remember correctly, in it God was some Amish guy with a pitchfork, and you had to fight him.
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Post by Serne on Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:24 am

The Amish want to rule the world.
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Post by Archduke13 on Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:26 am

Serne wrote:The Amish want to rule the world.

Not really, they just want to keep their back-breaking labor traditions alive, and for that I respect them.
Although, I remember seeing a commercial where it said that some electric house-heaters were being made by the Amish, which confused the hell outta me.
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Post by Serne on Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:52 am

Damned Luddites can't make up their minds. Still they put up entire barns in one freaking day so yeah.
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