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3, 8, 20, and 27 please~ uwu


3: Best game you’ve ever played?

Oooh, “bests” are hard. I usually don’t play favourites—and even when I try, I’m usually inconsistent with them.

I think the best answer I can give to this would be the Mass Effect trilogy. It’s a bit of a cop-out (given that it’s three games), but on top of the story and gameplay, how your choices carry over between games and how many potential outcomes there are adds so much more depth and replay value. It’s amazing to play through a series time and time again and still find new dialogue and scenes based on choices I’d never have expected the game to even remember.

Plus it’s just so damned satisfying to be a human biotic battering ram. VANGUARD-DOKEN!

8. Best soundtrack?

Not quite as tough. There’s plenty I could list here as “special mentions”, but I think I’ll just go for my choice: Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals. It takes the classic music from Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (with a few tunes from Lufia & The Fortress of Doom to boot!) and takes it to a level far beyond what the SNES could do. I could list the whole darn soundtrack as examples, or I could just pick five of my favourites: Battle Theme 2, Tower of Three Basis, Strongest, The One Who Saves the Earth (For the Savior), and of course, Final Battle (Last Duel).

But this wouldn’t be complete without the arranged versions made for the OST’s release. To pick some of my favourites of those: Battle Theme 1, Battle Theme 3, Tower of Three Basis, and (what a twist) Final Battle (Last Duel).

20: What was the first video game you ever played?

I haven’t the slightest clue. My memory isn’t that great, so I couldn’t say with any certainty.

I’ll do the closest I can, with the first game I remember really getting into and getting me really into video games. That would have been Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals on the SNES.

27: Has there ever been a moment that has made you cry?

Oh, plenty. I might as well put a few examples under a cut, since they are pretty significant spoilers for the respective games.

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Final Fantasy VII: Do I even need to say “Aerith’s death”?

MOTHER 3: “Claus fired an intense bolt of lightning!”

Mass Effect 3: Mordin Solus’s sacrifice. I thought I was going to hold up, until he started singing, “I am the very model of—” Plus the epilogue scene (of the main game and the Citadel DLC) always gets my eyes watery, truly cemented the fact that one of the series I loved most had indeed come to an end.

Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals: Even though I already knew how it’d end (though not quite), having Maxim and Selan’s final words voiced got the eyes leaking.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII: The ending, both in the climatic moment where Lightning’s acceptance of her “weaknesses” is ultimately what saves her and the epilogue where true peace and happiness has finally come to Claire Farron.

RIPS SHIRT OFF TALK TO ME ABOUT VIDEO GAMES

  • 1: Do you try to stay away from walkthroughs?
  • 2: Company you're always loyal to?
  • 3: Best game you've ever played?
  • 4: Worst game you've ever played?
  • 5: A popular series/game you just can't get into no matter how much you try?
  • 6: A game that's changed you the most?
  • 7: A game you'll never forget?
  • 8: Best soundtrack?
  • 9: A game you turn your volume off every time you play it?
  • 10: A game you've completely given up on?
  • 11: Hardest game you've played?
  • 12: Shortest time you've beaten a game in?
  • 13: A game you were the most excited for when it wasn't released yet?
  • 14: A game you think would be cool if it had voice acting?
  • 15: Which two games do you think would make an awesome crossover?
  • 16: Character you've hated most? From what game?
  • 17: What game do you never tell people you play?
  • 18: A game you wish your friends knew about?
  • 19: Which game do you think deserves a revival?
  • 20: What was the first video game you ever played?
  • 21: How old were you when you first played a video game?
  • 22: If you could immerse yourself in any game for one day, which game would it be? What would you do?
  • 23: Biggest disappointment you've had in gaming?
  • 24: Casual, Hardcore, or in the middle?
  • 25: Be honest; have you ever used cheats (like ActionReplay or Gameshark)?
  • 26: Handheld or console?
  • 27: Has there ever been a moment that has made you cry?
  • 28: Which character's clothes do you wish you owned the most?
  • 29: Which is more important, gameplay or story?
  • 30: A game that hasn't been localized in your country that you think should be localized?

ninth-eclipse:

So in Final Fantasy VIII, an adamantoise was roughly the size of two sea turtles stacked on top of each other. In Final Fantasy X, an adamantoise was about the size of a garage. In Final Fantasy XIII, they were the size of brontosauruses. Now in Final Fantasy XV, they’re PRACTICALLY FUCKING MOUNTAINS ON LEGS. In Final Fantasy XVI, will the whole world just exist on the shell of one giant fucking adamantoise, or have they finally hit their limit in XV?