We’ve all been there. Saving up elixirs and god knows what else for that critical moment when you need them most. That time never comes, though, until the very final boss, and then you can’t even burn through them all before you’ve won the game. Easily, might I add, perhaps too easily, thanks largely to your stockpiled cornucopia of super-powerful crap.
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Final Fantasy V arrived in the iOS app store recently and in addition to boasting the nicest 2D visuals the series has ever seen, it also comes with a slew of Game Center achievements. 96 to be exact. Many of them are hidden (for good reason – spoilers!), but because you are so insanely curious, here’s the full list in it’s complete entirety. Happy hunting!
Back before Final Fantasy 9 came out, it was heralded as the return to epic greatness that the series had experienced with 4, 5, 6, and 7. It was — for the most part — but battle animations were slow and the story devolved into some bizarre nonsensery near the end. Early buzz around Final Fantasy 12 promised the same redemption, but the title was marred by the Gambit system, which may as well have been called “autopilot”, and a generally weak soundtrack.
Now, there’s not any indication that Final Fantasy 15 is going to be the moogle’s teats — hell, there’s not even any official word that it’s in development (the logo above is just a fan concept), but come on, of course it is — however, that doesn’t mean I can’t fantasize about what it would be like in a perfect world. I sometimes yearn to have an experience like I did the first time I played Final Fantasy 4, 5, 6, and 7, each of which gave me a unique and profound sensation. I can’t put a value on what it would be like to have such an experience again with a Final Fantasy game, and though I doubt 15 will provide me with that special sense of adventure, here’s my vision of what it might be like if it did.
Every now and again, I like to bring you a little slice of Korean gaming. I try not to delve too deeply most of the time, but this was just too good to pass up.
Tifa Lockhart. One third of the pseudo love-triangle between her, Cloud Strife, and Aerith Gainsborough. Well, maybe a little more than a third, given her incredibly large, ah, martial arts talent. A very natural choice for cosplay.
Poll time: Who did you go on a date with at the Golden Saucer? Did you pick the goody two-shoes Aerith, the one they implicitly make you feel that you should pick, or were you nicer to Tifa because of her “martial arts” and thus ended up with her? My dialog decisions led to a date with Tifa, but it was actually mostly due to the fact that I found Aerith’s personality grating. If your choices unintentionally led to a magical fireworks show with Barret instead of one of the leading ladies, well hey, to each their own.