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Unexpected replay: FFIX

I wasn't planning this, at all, but then [personal profile] lassarina was talking about getting set to replay on [community profile] moogle_university and it came up that it was available for download on the PlayStation store, and I haven't played it in forever, and one thing led to another, and now I'm well into Disc 2.

Although this wasn't the first Final Fantasy game I played (FFX receives that honor), in a way it was the first I experienced, because I watched T play the whole thing from beginning to end. So even though I never held the controller, I still learned the story and got to know the characters. Then I played it for myself in 2004 and had so much fun with it. It is without question my favorite FF game of the PS1 era and among my favorites of the series. However, even the replay was before I got into fandom, so I've never written fic for it or otherwise gotten involved in the fandom. We'll see if anything catches my attention on that level the first time through.

But oh, I adore it still. You know how sometimes you turn on a game you haven't played in awhile, and loading screen pops up and the music starts playing, and you feel like you're coming home? Yeah, it's like that.

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Sep. 8th, 2013 02:44 pm (UTC)
FFVI was the first Final Fantasy I had ever played; it will always be a game I will play over and over again ( I started a new game after downloading it on my PS3 last week). I can never get tired of the storyline and characters; it's as you say- just like home.

FFIX is also that way for me. I could play it so many times and never tire of it. I downloaded that game on my PS3 over a year ago, and because I just don't have the time I used to to play games, I am still only on "disk 3". I play it when Mike is out of town or out with his friends. I have the disc copies of both of these FF's, but they're still packed at my Ex's house and I have yet to get them.

Every time I turn on either one of these games I'm instantly swept away by the music and beautiful graphics- even of FFVI in all of its SNES graphic goodness. For its time it was such a phenomenal game; I wish they would redo it.

OH! I almost forgot! I went to the Festival Pier in Philly yesterday 9/7 and caught a free They Might Be Giants show right off the water! It was the first time I had seen them, and they sounded fantastic! All we had to do was register on PBS.org and hit a link on our phones that gave us free admission. Apparently they were headlining a show for WHYY Philadelphia (our PBS) that started at 2 pm and ended with TMBG at 9. We got there just in time to see the band play; I wasn't familiar with any of the other performers. It was a family event- although I am not all into the "having kids" thing, it was still neat to see the parents dancing with their littles along to their music. Such a fun night!
Sep. 9th, 2013 02:29 am (UTC)
I wish they would redo FFVI, too! I tried playing the PSX port and the GBA port but couldn't finish either -- the first because of the graphics and translation, the second because of the user interface. I would adore a version made for a modern console.

TMBG puts on a *great* live show, so I'm glad you had the opportunity to see them. Usually I go to their adult shows, but I saw a family performance once (a free show at a Borders, which tells you how long ago it was), and it was a lot of fun to see the kids and their parents getting into it together. :)
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