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Not so final thoughts on IX

In spite of having blabbed for two lengthy posts about Final Fantasy IX, I still can’t get it out of my head. It definitely deserves to knock Mega Man 2 off of its pedestal on my… 170 more words

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The Man Who Was Zidane (Part 2/2)

(Part One)

Places

¬†One of the things I’ve been paying attention to in my recent games of VIII and IX is their use of pre-rendered backgrounds – a stylistic choice which seems to largely be abandoned these days. 2,812 more words

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The Man Who Was Zidane (Part 1/2)

(Note: I am going to spoil a fifteen year old game)

Final Fantasy IX is the most Chestertonian RPG game. That, I think, puts its finger on why I find this game to be so compelling as an adult. 1,997 more words

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In which FFVIII ruins my life

Even though my attempt at analyzing Final Fantasy VIII didn’t go anywhere, my game continued all the way to the end….and into its immediate successor, IX. 270 more words

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FiM Chronicles X - The Ticket Master

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It was a slow day at Canterlot, and Princess Celestia had decided to spend some time catching up with her until recently estranged sister, Princess Luna. 567 more words

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Freebies

Today happens to be Free Comic Book Day, an event which in recent years I’ve missed, due to either a) having to work, or b) forgetting about it. 142 more words

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Two quick sci-fi glances

Yeeeah….I’m not quite sure what I was thinking about that whole Final Fantasy VIII series thing. It’s not gonna happen; I’ve got enough commitments on my plate as it is. 447 more words

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