Tuesday, November 27, 2012

How Not To Play Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy VIII is one of my all time favorite games.
I know, I know, most people don't agree with me, but I don't care. It was the first RPG I ever played through on my own and holds a special place in my heart. I've played it through probably 6 or 7 times between my old PS and my PSP.
It contains some of my favorite kick-ass female villains, especially Edea.

I remember when this game came out and I was just getting into video games; the graphics were top of the line and everyone was super impressed with how the characters moved.

I mean, who didn't love running these characters in circles?

"This video was filmed at Anime Evolution in 2008. The footage from this skit got lost over the years and was just found recently. Unfortunately, some clips were lost for good (Irvine's intro and the running into the invisible walls that so commonly spite you in FF games). The point of this video was purely to make fun of the sillier aspects of the game- like Zell's obsession with "hot dogs", Rinoa's uselessness and the fact that all of the characters followed you around.
Our friend Will jumped in randomly so the boss battle at the end was unplanned. He just put Timcampy on his head and Final Fantasy "bounced" in front of us XD
Who knows, maybe we will try filming something like this again- only better, but for now- enjoy the crack.

Twinfools as Squall
Bramarb as Zell
kolibri as Quistis
Nova as Rinoa
Valdrein as Irvine
Will as Boss Battle Baddie

Clips and music from Final Fantasy VIII"

I laughed so hard when I saw this. My first thoughts were:
1) Squall isn't that social
2) Oh, Zell and his hot dogs
3)  Wait... you can't have more than 3 people in your party at once
4) OMG Rinoa's dead before the battle even started, how appropriate
5) Oh, confuse... I hate you.

Then I thought of these guys and remembered how terrified I was on running into them in any other Final game, never to have them be quite so evil as they were in VIII

Thanks to Eric, for not only introducing me to video games and Final Fantasy, but also for this clip.

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