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Dagger in Distress

Since I started playing Final Fantasy IX on the PC recently, I might as well give some of my early impressions about it. I played a bit of it on my brother’s PlayStation years ago, but didn’t get all that … Continue reading

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Y’All Get Hit with the Boom Boom

I’ve been collecting stuffed characters from the Mario series, and for Christmas Beth gave me Pom Pom, whom she said was her equivalent. Neither of us are that familiar with any of the games in which the character appears, though. … Continue reading

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Crystal Clear

Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals – This 1994 anime is a sequel to Final Fantasy V, a game I’ve played most of the way through, but I still haven’t beaten Neo Exdeath. I believe the English version came out … Continue reading

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Marvels of the Modern Mushroom Age

I find the idea of Schizo Tech in fictional worlds to be pretty interesting. Of course, not all societies develop technology at the same rate. There could be a reason why a place has cars and not guns, or vice … Continue reading

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Lost and Found Tech

The level of technology throughout the games in the Final Fantasy series vastly differs, from sword-and-sorcery worlds in the earlier ones to more modern levels in later installments. There are a few items all of them have in common, like … Continue reading

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The Kidnap Kid

Video game villains rarely have very developed motivations, although when a series uses a villain over and over you get some more sense of what makes them tick. Bowser Koopa, while hardly the most threatening bad guy in the video … Continue reading

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The Dark Knight Changes Class

I actually didn’t play Final Fantasy IV (or Final Fantasy II as we Americans called it back then) until after FF6 (then FF3), and comparatively it was somewhat primitive as far as story and characterization went. Still, it was the … Continue reading

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