So all this talk of Sephiroth makes me curious if he was [biologically] crazy from the start or developed it naturally from some bad grape-vining from being told he was a descendant of the Ancients (ie; Jenova) when he isn't... Just a human/virus hybrid with a lot of power. I'm with Cyril though, I don't think the "alien" in this case is a bad trope, just slightly derivative given how Chrono Trigger *just* tackled that plot two years prior (iirc), but not a bad one. And quite frankly, the implications surrounding it are just as great since Jenova isn't even the *sole* antagonist in this and there's a bigger story at hand.
...Eugh. Dear lord, imagine making love to this man (with the best/worst concept art ever)
= I love how strange things are after Midgar: You hit up a friendly Chocobo Farm and get chased by a massive-sized snake (...then see it gruesomely impaled less than a minute later)
= I hate talking about Sephiroth as a "man in black cape". It's a coat, dammit!
= As much fun as it is to make fun of Tetsuya Nomura's designs, I think he did alright with FF7 and 8. Here, let's look at Seph!
First off, I love that his belt is the same as Cloud's (I assume it's from SOLDIER), I like that his 'armor' takes medieval cues but stays very modern, and finally, I love that his blade looks like its been stained in blood. Or perhaps it was a conscious decision to show the main party using a "blue shadow" colour scheme
, while Sephiroth has 'red' in the shadows. Because red is an evil colour.
But dear lord his anime look is starting to get dated. He looks like a 90's CLAMP character
with "V"-pointy chin and super-broad shoulders. Plus the leather straps across his chest are odd.
The main party looks great though; they have a great variety with respects to their design (WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED FF15?! WHAT HAPP
--) that beautifully coincide with the game's modern atmosphere.
= Is it just me or is protecting Fort Condor a waste of time ....and money?
...Love the song
that plays there though. Very mysterious.
= I fucking hate the Rufus parade and any mini-game surrounding it. From doing CPR (so boring) to the really shitty mechanics in joining the parade.
= On the other hand, I love the CG cutscene that shows all of Junon and how it makes sense of why the tiny town (where Priscilla and the dolphin is) is so dark. I mean, it's hidden under a giant airship runway
(you can just barely make out the lights from the houses).
Once again it feels like a lot of love went into creating places in this game.
= I like just running into the Turks from time to time. I just find them a great enemy; they're cool as ice, they're relentless and mean, but really it's just because duty calls (they fall in love and go on vacation and all that jazz).
I also love their style: When exiting battle, Rude checks his watch and simply walks off like nothing happened.
= Things that wouldn't translate into an HD/Remake Version: Red on 'two legs'. Mind you, for how serious the second half of the boat ride is, the comedy in a tough-badass like Berret wearing a dorky sailor outfit is simply perfect.
"Alright we've arrived at Costa de Sol!"Rufus:
"The ride felt strange. Everything okay?"Heidegger:
"Well, we've mysteriously lost most of the crew in the cargo hold due to bizarre circumstances. ...Oh, and Sephiroth was on board and---"Rufus:
"Yeahyea shut the fuck up. Let's go".Heidegger:
"HAARRHARHAH..HAR... ok... ... ... ..." *rage push soldiers into the water*
= Did anyone else wish Costa de Sol was real?? I love that the song has a "lobby"-esque
sound to it (or like you're listening to a cheesy travel agency video).*Hasn't been near a beach in 10 years* :(
Now through the mountains to chase the man in the black....coat.
Till next time