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Just like last time, I’ve bleeped all of the swears
there are only a few
bar one, which is in the intro sequence. It’s an instance of “bastard” and really fit with the nature of the sketch we were going for. But if this is a problem, skip ahead by 30 seconds as soon as the episode starts to play, and you’ll skip right past it.
We’d had a lot of fun talking to Lulu and Chief Problems, so we took some time going through some questions brought to by way of one of the many Discord servers that Lulu hangs out in
we’re always open to questions, so send them in and we’ll answer them
The first one was:
I always like hearing people’s opinion on why they think that the voiceless hero of the earlier games seem to resonate more with fans than the voice acted ones of the later games.
Which starts us down a conversation on how Vivi in FFIX could be Scottish – just like Cait Sith in Final Fantasy Advent Children. Whereas I take it to mean the voiceless protagonists of games like Half Life.
The second question sparks a much longer discussion:
Besides the long anticipated remake for Final Fantasy VII, which game do each of you think will be the next to be remade?
But because it’s a Twofer, the question continued:
Additionally, how have games differed over the years from when you first played them? i.e. eariler titles vs now in your adulthood. Do you feel your perspective has changed?
There’s an old trope that video games used to be hard, but I’m convinced that it’s actually true. Games used to be harder because they were designed to last, there was no Internet
sure, there were BBS services
and you had to rely on magazines or your friends to figure out how to beat the hard bosses.
And I challenge listeners to prove me wrong by firing up a NES emulator and playing the OG TMNT game on it
especially when he was younger and had much smaller hands.
The buttons where the size of my hand
But his one true love (and by that, I mean “game he wants to see remade”) is Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest. Also, not many fans of the series have play that one. What’s up with that?
We all talk about the problems that we had with Final Fantasy XII
well, everyone other than me
especially the final boss, and how when you beat it, you’re left with a feeling of “is that it?!”
We get a minor amount of controversy when Chief brings up Dragon Age: Origins, and Lulu points out that you could leave the game to play itself. Which brings us on to a discussion of Final Fantasy XII’s Fran and her backside
which was started by Lulu, by the way
Literally my thoughts are the same thing: “I love Balthier’s voice, and Fran’s backside is a sight to behold,” and that’s literally it
We then talk about politics in video games, and how the politics in FFXII completely passed Chief by when he first played it. Perhaps it was because the politics in FFXII was too complex.
Chief promises that he will answer any question that you are willing to send in