I could see that.There is also some debate that because he is basically made from Jenova cells damn near entirely, it is possible that he and Jenova are the same thing. And Jenova IS Sephiroth in a reborn body and their goals becomes the same because of that. It's a reversion of what she had always done before getting beaten back by the ancients.
But is that a Korean BBQ plate or a Sushi plate??I'm good. I got too much on my plate already tbh
So I've been drinking and really I needed it to talk about this fucking disaster piece of shit I played over the weekend with Godmode and speedup cheats on because fuck it I don't care.
Final Fantasy 8:
People often think of Cloud Strife as a broody emo dickhead who's whole life is suffering and pain and yet somehow all the hot chicks want his dick without exception. Everyone thinks that this is Cloud but it's not Cloud at all, it;s Squall Lionheart the dipshit who's the lead of Final Fantasy 8. Squall is that kid in your high school who wore nothing but black even when it was hot as shit outside and he never wanted to be a part of anything ever. But he also wasn't quite edgy enough to actually do anything to himself because he was more in love with the image of being in Nirvana than actually learning how to play a guitar and playing guitar is pretty easy Kurt Cobin wasn't even good at it and he wrote million dollar songs, and quite honeslty I don't know where this paragraph is going but I'm going to keep adding words to it because that means I don't actually have to write about Final Fantasy 8 which is by far the worst game in the series with the only exception of 2 and in retrospect I'd rather play two again because at least I don't have to deal with fucking time travel shenanagans, oh wait....fuck!
Final Fantasy 8 takes place in a world with Super Colleges who instead of NCAA Football teams each school has a squad of mercenaries and no police whatsoever so I guess we can make our children fight crime and shit why not. You are Squall and Squall's a stupid piece of shit who hates everyone and everything. But because this is an anime, Squall gets to live out every emo kids fantasy when at a party the hottest girl in school comes up to him and forces him to dance with her for some reason his broodiness hits all of her buttons when really they should be raising her red flags because you can't change a man with a cute smile and a couple of perky titties, oh who am I kidding, of course you can.
Also his teacher has a crush or someshit on him and that's also kind of weird because not only is she his teacher but she isn't even MILF territory because she's literally a year older than him and how the hell did she become a teacher already? Anyway who gives a shit, not the devs that's for sure.
I think the biggest jarring disappointment for me playing this fucking game when I was a kid is that coming off the huge well-thought out world of FF7, Square literally shits this game out like a year later and it has none of that. You're in high school but what if high school was also a mercenary training camp and also you have to take literal exams to raise your badass rank so the school will pay you more, which you can look up the answers online now and get max rank really fast which is the only way to make money and you get a max payout early so money becomes meaningless super quickly.
Which is a big metaphor for the entire game. EVerything is fucking meaningless. Battles are meaningless because leveling up doesn't matter, beat the game at level 7 who cares it's not like leveling up is a core part of RPG's, people hate leveling up so why do that shit? You know what people like? Poker and gambling. So let's build an entire mini game about that. A card game played around the world and somehow your party must be famous already because the best cards in the game have your fucking face on them so that's just another thing Squall gets handed to him despite being a huge piece of shit, I fucking hate Squall man.
What else, oh yeah...so leveling is meaningless because the enemies just match your level and the game gets harder the higher your level gets and by harder I mean more annoying so don't level. But no worries you can get stupid strong following a few easy steps.
1. Get into a battle.
2. Use the Draw ability on the enemy until you have 100 of any spell they have on every character in the group. This takes 20 minutes.
3. Run away, DO NOT KILL the enemy. Killing means EXP and EXP means leveling and we don't level here.
4. Go to the junction menu and throw those spells you drew onto your stats.
5. Never spend or use any magic spells because it will fuck up your stats.
6. beat the game.
Cool? Cool. It sucks.
Oh and the bad guy is your love interest but from the future and she's all pissy about some shit I don't know fuck this game.
Yeah, exactly. Both FF6 and FF7 had such a gripping world, especially with the intros of the respective games. While I love FF8's opening song, there certainly seems to be less at stake, and "you guys are gonna save the world" thing is just kinda horseshoed in. Also, I just remember magic-tech thing going overboard in this game. I feel FF6 and FF7 did such an amazing job at explaining why magics and techs both exist in their world. Here, everything is just kinda.... there.I think the biggest jarring disappointment for me playing this fucking game when I was a kid is that coming off the huge well-thought out world of FF7, Square literally shits this game out like a year later and it has none of that. You're in high school but what if high school was also a mercenary training camp and also you have to take literal exams to raise your badass rank so the school will pay you more, which you can look up the answers online now and get max rank really fast which is the only way to make money and you get a max payout early so money becomes meaningless super quickly.
I was trying to be funny. Because even playing FF8 15 years after hating it before, I still hate it. Replaying for this thread was not fun, and I didn't like a single moment of it.
Welp, here's hoping FF9 will make up all the frustration you had. I know I certainly prefer it over 8I was trying to be funny. Because even playing FF8 15 years after hating it before, I still hate it. Replaying for this thread was not fun, and I didn't like a single moment of it.
Sorry if FF8 is your favorite of whatever guys, but you're wrong and you should feel bad about those choices. (I'm kinda of kidding).
The card game in FF8 is easily the best thing to come out of that game. It's legit fun and very useful in terms of gameplay. You can use it early in the game tor efine cards for some uber powerful magic to instantly boost your stats to insane levels before even leaving Balam Garden for the first time, effectively breaking the game in the first hour or so of gameplay and further making the rest of the game pointless to get through.Anyway, I talked about gameplay so I won't go over that again. The game is just overall lesser, one of the greatest part of 7 was the fun little side game/content along the way, but 8 has almost none of these. Instead, there's a massive card collecting game whose only redeeming feature is that its not as bad as FF9 card game.