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Re: Dice Plays FFIX
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2015, 11:37:08 AM »
Sorry, update soon.  Been busy.

....that and I actually really HATE the festival of the Hunt.  Last two times I played it I got the prize (boss) on the LAST hit.  So I'm power levelling to avoid it...if I can. :(

Isn't it better to let Vivi win? IIRC, winning with Zidane nets you a small amount of cash while Freya winning nets you some kind of accessory that'll show up in a town or two later while Vivi nets you a card.

If I played Tetra Master, probably.  I actually prefer the gil (eh) or Freya's Coral Ring (thunder protection ring?).  IIRC, it's the earliest you can get it in that disc.

Festival of the hunt had good music too.
I'm usually so focused on that damn timer I forget to appreciate. D:
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Re: Dice Plays FFIX
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2015, 03:31:02 AM »

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Part II: A forest of evil, a cave of ice, and a Pisshole Village that abuses animals and uses black [mage] slaves!!!!

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Brief Synopsis: After barely escaping Alexandria, the party scrambles to get to Lindblum, a neighbouring kingdom where Garnet hopes to meet her Uncle and ask for his help.  With the help of Steiner, Vivi, and Zidane, the four of them travel through an evil forest, a cold cave, and a village with a secret weapons depot.  Vivi learns he is a 'creation' that's used by Alexandria to rage war on neighbouring lands.

= I love Baku's final test.  It's just feels like a page out of some cheesy anime.  In order to leave the band of thieves, Zidane has to prove himself strong enough to the bandit leader Baku.  You beat him just fine, so Baku gives a 'congratulatory smack' to Zidane --- "pulling his punches" except for that last one.  Once again, despite the limitations of the PSX as a "graphical force", the subtlety isn't lost in FF9's ability to demonstrate some great physical comedy.  Pardon the crap quality:


= I love that the Tantalus Orchestra ATE plays Rufus' Presendential Parade tune.  I love that FFX then plays the Orchestra's song at the Blitzball match.  
FF9 references a ton of previous titles, so it's nice that it got a reference too!

= Blue People: Amarant, Queen Brahne, The Orchestra people.... I like that it's so naturalized, matter-of-fact, and there's no real prejudice against any race of people...or animal-people.  
I don't get the decision for them, it's like one day at the art department they just... blue themselves. :D

= Really the "Evil Forest" is about as original as its namesake.  So a quick rundown:
Evil Forest: Nice music, but bland as far as a 'tutorial dungeon' goes.  The end FMV is absolutely perfect, and I'm glad the game doesn't abandon Blank as a 'fallen character'.
Cave of Ice: Quite boring too.  But, I will say as far as the ice motif goes, goddamn that place is beautifully coloured (and why I chose it for the header this time around).

= I had a hell of a time with the boss in the forest because he killed off Blank 3 times after I revived him for piddly amounts of HP (he died fast afterwards...but y'know...stealing is ACTUALLY more than HALF the battle).

= Oh boy, I'm on a streak...  I died at Black Waltz No.1 because the Sealion decided to have two turns while I was using a potion...  AND I FORGOT TO SAVE AT THE DAMN MOOGLE.  Yes, this lovely Moogle:


= I love the individual "cold" animations.  Zidane's too chilled to move his arms, Garnet's rubbing her sleeves, Vivi's shivering, and Rusty Steiner's armor basically makes him a stiff walking suit of armour.  Visual details like this are clearly and consciously thought out.  

​= BLEEEGH..  The difference between a mage and a devoted fighter attacking the enemy is vast.  Like, a staff won't even do HALF of what sword damage​ can, it's actually like a quarter ...or less.  =/
It really of adds to the tedium of this game's battle system.

= I was gonna rename Garnet something fancy, 'Keris' was actually a nice option (thanks for telling me Din, I liked that you put some thought into that too!)... But this game has been out for so long and the character's names are so well known, that I just can't do it.  I renamed Zidane the last time but I played and I just kept thinking "Zidane" in my head anyways.  I eventually got a Namingway card to put my mind to rest. :P
----- That said, I named Garnet "Serah" this time around, one of her 3 names (and it has to be said, but saying 'Dagger' all game long just doesn't work at all).  

= I'm gonna keep an eye and ear open, but during the famous "Ooh soft" moment, I think it the first and...maybe only time you hear Zidane's theme.  I also think it's the first/only time Zidane uses he tail for something (and I'm glad it was to evade Steiner).


= Zidane is a triple threat.  Strong, handsome[?], and quite street smart ---
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Steiner: "Just how many Black Waltzes do we have to fight!?"
Zidane: "I think that was the last one."
Steiner "How do you know!?"
Zidane: "He said 'Waltz', right? Don't you think No. 3 would be the last one?"

= Well?  What else do you want me to say!?  How much I want to hug Vivi when he's been kidnapped and forced into slavery?  That his fellow Black Mages threw themselves in front of him when he was in danger?  How they get killed by the monstrous Black Waltz No. 3?!  How his mourning is interrupted by a deadly attack???!!  How his world immediately changed overnight? AGH!!  Geez Viv, we've hardly known you and you're making me clench my heart in pain!!!.



Odds and Ends

​TOTAL GAME TIME​: 3:30 (I pace myself and have a bad habit of idle play).  4:30 left to get Excalibur II!!!  LET'S FUCKING DO IT.

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Curious too: Any you all have a DEFINITE FAVOURITE FF9 world map theme?  I made the top image the FF9 world map theme.  It's really lovely, isn't it?  Very cheerful, but still strangely ambient (it kind of matches the more light-hearted atmosphere of the game but addresses the, literal, hazy and misty setting)  I do admit I'd be hard pressed to pick a favourite.
FFIV, V, VI, VIII, IX, and a number of X fields do well though.  Shit.


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Re: Dice Plays FFIX
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2015, 09:40:01 AM »
The "remastered" version of the overworld map theme from the OST+ is pretty amazing!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anvcu1okSsI

The original FF7 Overworld theme still takes the cake though.

Also, don't feel bad. By the time I made it to Lindblum in a normal playthrough I would have been at about 5-7 hours.
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Re: Dice Plays FFIX
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2015, 06:45:40 PM »
Since I mentioned it, Festival of the Hunt music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlKLisPzurs

And FF9 has one of my all time favorite town themes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IADdaVLA18E

And it's definitely pervy how much attention Garnet/Dagger's ass gets.  Between Zidane's "ooo soft" and the camera focusing on it big time when she trances... hell, even Amano gave her an ass: http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120804125847/finalfantasy/images/f/f3/AmanoGarnet.jpg

...yeah, no.  Chibi jailbait ass ain't my thang.  I can't diss her, though.  She was my MVP during the final battle.  
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Re: Dice Plays FFIX
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2015, 11:14:36 PM »
...yeah, no.  Chibi jailbait ass ain't my thang.  I can't diss her, though.  She was my MVP during the final battle.  

In three more years, she'll be 18 (along with the rest of the cast).

Irregardless, Garnet, while fine in her own right, wouldn't be my first choice for the coveted 'waifu of FFIX' award.
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Re: Dice Plays FFIX
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2015, 11:34:03 PM »
Christ! Vivi... I get a little emotional just thinking about that poor naive (doomed) black mage.  I think part of the brilliance of this game is that you have to play through it knowing its most compelling character doesn't get to see his "happily ever after".  You find out how finite his existence is very early on, and that kind of knowledge makes all of his interaction and self discovery all the more poignant.  He ultimately gets to figure out his place in the world just in time to exit it.  Brutal.   

...yeah, no.  Chibi jailbait ass ain't my thang.  I can't diss her, though.  She was my MVP during the final battle. 

In three more years, she'll be 18 (along with the rest of the cast).

Irregardless, Garnet, while fine in her own right, wouldn't be my first choice for the coveted 'waifu of FFIX' award.

That debate begins and ends with Beatrix.
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Re: Dice Plays FFIX
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2015, 04:40:22 PM »
'cept Eiko.  She'll be 9. 

Tell me this isn't how the final battle should've ended: http://mooncalf.org/library/parody/eikosboyfriend.html
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Re: Dice Plays FFIX
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2015, 06:54:41 PM »
Christ! Vivi... I get a little emotional just thinking about that poor naive (doomed) black mage.  I think part of the brilliance of this game is that you have to play through it knowing its most compelling character doesn't get to see his "happily ever after".  You find out how finite his existence is very early on, and that kind of knowledge makes all of his interaction and self discovery all the more poignant.  He ultimately gets to figure out his place in the world just in time to exit it.  Brutal.   

Yeah I'm really glad they stick with it.  "Magical solutions" can take so much out of a more fulfilling and meaningful end (wtf FFX-2).  Vivi is childlike but very mature and sweet; and I love how the main party really support him.  His character arc runs beautifully against another character's too, something I'm sure I'll get into.

That debate begins and ends with Beatrix.

Hmm, yeah.  I think I agree here.

Since I mentioned it, Festival of the Hunt music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlKLisPzurs

And FF9 has one of my all time favorite town themes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IADdaVLA18E

And it's definitely pervy how much attention Garnet/Dagger's ass gets.  Between Zidane's "ooo soft" and the camera focusing on it big time when she trances... hell, even Amano gave her an ass: http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120804125847/finalfantasy/images/f/f3/AmanoGarnet.jpg

...yeah, no.  Chibi jailbait ass ain't my thang.  I can't diss her, though.  She was my MVP during the final battle. 

Eh, in terms of pervy camera angles, I still wouldn't accuse FF9 as the worst of it, despite my Xenoblade love, that game is often more ridiculous.  But yeah, they really give Garnet a banging body. :S

The Black Mage village theme is great; it's surprisingly friendly, a little bit retro-sounding, and very free spirited despite the fate of FF9-version black mages.  The place is well designed too, but I'll get into that another day.
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Re: Dice Plays FFIX
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2015, 04:58:12 PM »
Hi Dice

I've been lurking around the forums for a few months now and I just wanted to say I'm delighted you're doing another FF playthrough. Last years FF7 thread was the highlight of my bi weekly visit to the site. So when you're typing up those epically long posts again be assured you have a grateful, reading fan :D

My own concern is this thread may have hit its high spot far too early, will any comment, on any subject, match the wise words from Dincrest above
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Re: Dice Plays FFIX
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2015, 07:34:00 PM »
Oooooooooooooooo, Dice has a fan.


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Re: Dice Plays FFIX
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2015, 07:47:07 PM »
That may be putting it mildly. :\

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Re: Dice Plays FFIX
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2015, 12:59:10 AM »
Hi Dice

I've been lurking around the forums for a few months now and I just wanted to say I'm delighted you're doing another FF playthrough. Last years FF7 thread was the highlight of my bi weekly visit to the site. So when you're typing up those epically long posts again be assured you have a grateful, reading fan :D

My own concern is this thread may have hit its high spot far too early, will any comment, on any subject, match the wise words from Dincrest above
Chibi jailbait ass ain't my thang.


I'm actually pretty touched by this.  RPGFan is a nice small group, and not that I want a big-nationwide audience for my ramblings, I do hope they get read by more than the <10 frequent responders that post here.  So it's actually kinda flattering.  Thanks!!  I'll do my best to impress and proofread better.

Oooooooooooooooo, Dice has a fan.

It's probably just you under another username.  You're that nice, aren't you?

Chibi jailbait ass ain't my thang.

Actually, I kinda wanna hark back on this a sec.  It kinda drives me nuts that while most of the party had creative liberties and being "aesthetically beautiful" wasn't always the top priority (unless someone finds the Qu race attractive, or the Hippo-People..Hippos need love too?), there's a bad habbit for these stylized games to always make its main female character a proper beauty by more "common" definition and less stylized.  Garnet looks like almost NONE of the rest of the game's characters besides other females.

This really bugged me more with the Professor Layton series.  Where despite the VERY French-style animation influence, opted to have INCREDIBLY anime-looking main females.  Look at the boys versus the girls here:

FF9 basically does the same thing....  It's not a bad thing (i'm sure boys like looking at pretty girls as much as even girls like looking at other pretty girls), but...eh, a little boring.  Granted, and pun TOTALLY intended, Queen Brahne REALLY takes the cake as far as unique-looking "Queen" characters, and Freya is a badass rat.
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Re: Dice Plays FFIX
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2015, 01:23:06 PM »
Chibi jailbait ass ain't my thang.

Actually, I kinda wanna hark back on this a sec.  It kinda drives me nuts that while most of the party had creative liberties and being "aesthetically beautiful" wasn't always the top priority (unless someone finds the Qu race attractive, or the Hippo-People..Hippos need love too?), there's a bad habbit for these stylized games to always make its main female character a proper beauty by more "common" definition and less stylized.  Garnet looks like almost NONE of the rest of the game's characters besides other females.

This really bugged me more with the Professor Layton series.  Where despite the VERY French-style animation influence, opted to have INCREDIBLY anime-looking main females.  Look at the boys versus the girls here:

FF9 basically does the same thing....  It's not a bad thing (i'm sure boys like looking at pretty girls as much as even girls like looking at other pretty girls), but...eh, a little boring.  Granted, and pun TOTALLY intended, Queen Brahne REALLY takes the cake as far as unique-looking "Queen" characters, and Freya is a badass rat.

Unfortunately, that is a really common trap for game/movie/comic-book/whatever creators to fall in and a big part of the reason why there's a lot of male bias. While I haven't done the math, there's definitely a case of there being 1 female character archetype for every couple of male character archetypes.

But yeah, FFIX isn't terribly hot with this. Yeah Garnet falls into this, but she's this game's representative traditional 'Magical Healer Girl Staff Bot Chick as the Female Lead' type that every game since FFII has had (if you count Princess Sarah as one in FFIII; she's the only female companion that doesn't die at least) and is part of what the series is known for (she even starts the game in a White Mage's Robe, to further drive the point home). Beatrix is also definitely this but she does at least have the fact that she's the head lady of war to Alexandria's Amazon army going for her (admittedly, the grunts are worse anyways since they're running around in leotards). Freya though is definitely a counterpoint (unless you're a gat damn furry or something; and even then, there's not a lot that's specifically sexualized about her), and Eiko is a kid (though she is specifically referencing characters like Young Rydia, Porom and Relm). Brahne is unfortunately more of a case of ugly is evil than anything else (though she does try to veer out of it before kicking the bucket), and while only bit players, Ruby of the Tantalus troupe and bounty hunter Lani falls into this as well. Still there are a number of NPCs that don't fall into this like Female Red Mage or Hippaul's Mom.

That said, female body types in various media doesn't annoy me nearly as much as females needing romance as their primary motivator or source of character development (that's not to say that romance shouldn't apply at all, but maybe deemphasizing it so that something like "is somebody or such and such's girlfriend/love interest/lover/wife/tragic love interest." isn't the only thing that character is known for).


And yeah, Level 5 isn't just awful about the interchangeable female body type designs, but with females in general (like not Sunrise levels bad, but getting there).
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Re: Dice Plays FFIX
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2015, 12:50:23 PM »
^ Aeo, yeah, you pretty much took the words out of my mouth, so thanks.  I actually have some good thoughts about Eiko as well coming up.
Being honest though, even if I am fitting into my girlie stereotyping, I love a good shopping trip and I especially like a good love story (you'll see me pulling a stupid little smile whens something sweet happens).  The FF series has always been pretty good at separating romance with goals, but I agree things get simplified (for the worst) when love becomes the sole purpose or a strong character completely defrosts into a sap as soon as she's bit by a love bug.  
Still, Freya is a pretty interesting case.  She left her Kingdom to go find Sir Fratley (I love saying his name) and she's like a Shakespearean-devotee to him ("All that was left of you were rumours of your death; but I will search the world if I must to prove it wrong"!), but I honestly don't see her much weaker for it and she's still this sort-of "retired knight" who's willing to come back in times of need.  Lenneth (Valkyrie Profile) was similarly not a character made "weak" by her love; if anything it gave her that extra mileage to an otherwise stoic character.  Both of these were "tough girls" too.  I find it funny that FF13's Lightning didn't have a love interest, but really no plot especially to make her very interesting.... besides her sort of soliloquy-ing her way through the games to appear deep.  I'm not saying she needed a love interesting, but I still find her a soldier-character done poorly because she wasn't interesting to begin with (and the plot zig-zagging about didn't help define her either).  Samus was great but she's still hurting from Other M's plot wounding her. :P

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Here's that FMV cutscene on Pulse with Lightning and Snow.... maybe this shouldn't have been a full CG scene, nothing really happens that a normal cutscene couldn't have done and FMV's might have more constraints than a normal in-game moment.  This pretty emotional event is packed into 2 minutes, Lightning gets angry for some reason and pulls a sword, and the usual hodgepodge of Japanese "we will meet again" dialogue is said for about a minute but without contributing anything interesting or different and basically serves to make you look at the pretty graphics.  If Lightning is fighting for her sister, it's barely convincing.  And not knowing her past through JP-only novels doesn't help either.

Continuing on...




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Part III: Of Mice and Men and of Characters of Dubious Genders

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Brief Synopsis: Finally arriving in Lindblum (again, barely within an inch of our lives), Garnet meets King Cid who has been turned into an Oglop.  Zidane reunites with an old friend and Dragoon Knight named Freya who soon learns that her kingdom of Burmecia is under attack from Alexandria and the team go to investigate.  Once there they meet an old foe who quickly strikes them down as well as a mysterious new foe named Kuja who seems to be big "weapon supplier" for Alexandria. 
Meanwhile, Garnet and Steiner leave the party and head back to Alexandria to deal more directly with Garnet's mother who is causing all these problems.

= Old Man NPC: "Go away!  I'm trying to remember what I have to do".  That'd probably be me as an old man too.

= I love Zidane and Freya's first meeting due to the implied history that they know each other somehow and from some place; again it plays well to Zidane's being a "man about town" style.  It's also great they meet while Zidane is flirting with a waitress at a bar.  I'll bring this scene up again later though.

= Seeing Steiner think he was also under the sleeping potion that got the rest of the party's food makes me think he'd get "drunk" from non-alcoholic beer.  I'm sorry to keep making points about the guy, but I honestly think he's one of the best comic reliefs ever.


= Well Zidane won the Tournament.  I would have rather gotten Freya's prize (iirc it's useful against the twelve bouts with Beatrice coming up). but Zidane missed his first attack (and he deals about 600 HP against a foe with 1500 HP) which kinda fucked up the timing of all of it. :(  Freya's "Jump" is surprisingly underwhelming too.
I'd reload an old save, butt fuck it.

= I really love when Zidane goes to meet Garnet on the palace balcony.  And it's not for their interaction (though the telescope sight-seeing was cute and very first-date-ish).  What I love is when the game looks at what everyone else is up to while Garnet sings:  
  • Cid can't make airships because his Oglop mind just "isn't the same"
  • Vivi watches kids playing with dolls and ponders about the other Black Mages he met and whether or not they're something alike
  • Steiner finally second-guesses what his Kingdom is doing behind the scenes (while looking at a "spiffy" piece of armor)
  • Freya is worried about her long-lost beau.
I love that this game remember's its characters and doesn't leave it up to THE MAIN HERO to go visit everyone individually.  Sometimes people need time to be alone, to think things through, and sometimes you need that private time and let your mind consider matters you just can't open up about (yet).  Most of these "thoughts" characters have get revisited later too and gives them a lot of depth in the meanwhile (or, y'know, gives you something to laugh at).
The scene (if you were wondering... or completely forgot about it): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ5qk48kRyE&list=PLB94DFCB60C828F29#t=1238
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= Garnet and Zidane, for reasons I'll totally get into later, DO make a really cute couple.  Besides the beautiful and tear-jerking finale of FFX, I'd go so far to say one scene of Garnet and Zidane demonstrate way better chemistry than most of Tidus and Yuna's interaction (*throws up the flame shield*)

= Fer real though, we need a Princess character that has a shitty singing voice and her song make the birds poop on her instead of flock to her.  It's a really, reaaallly tiresome trope.  
BUT, I do respect that at least Garnet isn't the typical "I WANT TO BE FREE" Princess, rather she wants to go home and wants to do good for her people.


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Track: Quina's Theme

​= Quina the "s/he".​  ...Not even your Master knows.  I kinda prefer it as a 'she', because it would certainly be a first for a female to appear to.... strange (and relating to what Aeo and I just mentioned about how females are otherwise typical drawn; but I'm assuming they might be asexual or reproduce ...like worms...or I'm over-thinking Qu sex... yikes.).  Getting off-topic, I'm surprised how infrequently my textbooks used "s/he" and stuck to "he/she"; I won't lie going with the former (thanks to FF9) helped me to lower my page count for several University essays. :P

= Oh Quina.  You so fine, but so simple.
I love Quina, I really do.  S/he isn't a complicated character, and the small details are really all that are needed (probably my favourite character theme too, which is surprisngly not-silly sounding at ALL and uses some cool 8-bit-like sounds).  I do like that you can borrow him/her for a "trial period" for Disc 1 before the mandatory join in Disc 2 (the area around Qu's marsh having a ton of enemies with "Eatable" skills); and being without a proper white mage right now, it's super helpful to get at least some blue magic (anyone else think getting White Wind AND Big Guard so early was intentional?).

= ^With that in mind, I really wish "Potions" were less useless in FF games.  "Tales of" games have apple gels (healing a percent than an amount) are way more useful long-term.  But healing 100-150 when characters are hitting WAY above that as a max HP just stinks.

= Another fantastic iteration of Cid joins us at...quite an interesting cost.  I love that he's an Oglop, and I love the 'shameful' circumstances that got him where he is.  It's somewhat surprising for what's usually a noble character that he'd cheat on his wife.  He still is noble, but I do like this moment of weakness for an important NPC, and in general, infidelity isn't often brought up in games.

= I love Choco-Hot/Cold.  It's fun, addictive, and a great Chcoobo-related minigame.  I love that it's one part mini-game (to a a GREAT tune), one part exploration, and it actually develops into exploring land, then sea, then sky.  
I DON'T like that you get a TON of the best equipment through it (half of the party getting their best weapons through it, the other half in Memoria).  I like when character equipment is from all corners of the planet (oh wait....I mean, TECHNICALLY the minigame DOES take you to all corners of the map, but you get my drift).  FFX, as shitty as the minigames were, at least offered a ton of variety.

= I hate this part of the game.  The enemies hit hard but die fast.  Vivi's magic sucks doing the same or a LESS than Zidane is with a normal (non-MP-consuming) attack and eagerly NEEDING a "-ga" level spell, and Freya's stuck with her first weapon while the party has no adequate way of healing itself.  Quina is so either/or dealing either Mage damage or Melee damage (she sometimes hits for 50, then sometimes hits for 500...)



= I really like the South Gate scenario with Garnet and Steiner.  Again, it's played up well as a nice little break from the fighting.  I don't like that Steiner can "check up on the other side" of Garnet getting changed in order to keep 'securing the perimeter'; but I DO like that it's a choice only offered for a short second before it disappears (giving you barely enough time to decide) and even if when he DOES pass her getting changed, he's a man of honour and runs right passed her without looking or flinching in order to, indeed, secure the perimeter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbRUXIPtBNU#t=379 If you want to see for yourself


= Damn Burmecia is lovely looking.  I love the "former glory" look, the rain, and the music is so powerful and sorrowful.  It's also one of those tragic gaming places you will ONLY see in ruins and I love that the grandiose statues within the place are all of the most epic looking rat people.


= ....  :(


= Kuja appears!!!  She is still the hottest male villain ever.  Being honest, I hate that "beautiful male" stereotype in Japan, where roses pop out of nowhere, and they do the fabulous hair flip, and get angry at being less beautiful because of a small injury *groan*.  The Suikoden tends to have one of these per game, Ghibli's version of Howl suffers from this affliction, and every otome game gets one too...  It's gotta be a cultural thing, but it doesn't do a thing for me.  Anyways,  I love his "Millennium" theme adding the "We Will Rock You" beat to a pretty awesome party KO that finishes the first disc.
http://youtu.be/XMLiqEqMQyQ Queen
http://youtu.be/9xiWBn26cUQ Kuja

= So...do you guys know better than me?  Is it EVER worth Stealing from normal enemies or is basically saved (unfortunately) for bosses?


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Re: Dice Plays FFIX
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2015, 06:43:28 PM »
I don't feel like finagling with quotes, so I apologize in advance for taking the easy way out here:

RE: Garnet & Zidane

I actually agree they make a much better couple than Tidus and Yuna. I'd go so far as to say I found the ending to FFIX more touching than the ending to FFX. I mean, they actually act like a couple. I don't think I remember once throughout FFX of Tidus and Yuna saying anything bad about the other, but Zidane and Garnet give each other shit all the time. Right up to the end with Garnet's love-taps for Zidane putting her through everything.

RE: Quina

I theorize that the Qu are a race of Gourmands because they reproduce through mitosis once they've eaten enough.

RE: Chocobo Hot & Cold

You know, Square Enix keeps saying they want to make more money in the mobile market. But...

Is there a mobile version of Tetra Master? No
Is there a mobile version of Triple Triad? No.
Is there my mobile dream game combining the Chocobo Mini-RPG from FF8 and FF9's Chocobo Hot & Cold? No. (seriously, how awesome would that be?)

My point is Square Enix has more of an opportunity to make money in the mobile market than just about anyone and they squander it with shit like All The Lamest.

...Also, frog catching can go to hell.
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