Tag Archives: sephiroth

Bad Company

In early Square role-playing games, it seemed like the go-to enemy organization was an evil empire. In the Final Fantasy universe, kingdoms are good (usually) and empires are bad, despite the fact that these games were made in a country … Continue reading

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Holy Ghost in the Machine

It’s a well-known fact that, back in the earlier days of Nintendo, they censored a lot of religious references in the English translations of games. It’s stated here that their policy was to exclude “symbols that are related to any … Continue reading

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Light Warriors and Music

Orchestral performances of video game music have become more of a thing recently, and I say it’s about time. Beth and I saw the Symphony of the Goddesses, featuring Legend of Zelda music, a few years back. Last night, I … Continue reading

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A Whole New Kabbalah Game

After coming across the news that Rabbi Philip Berg, the guy who taught Kabbalah to Madonna and other celebrities, died yesterday, I thought I’d take a look at what Kabbalah actually is. I had been under the impression that it … Continue reading

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Swords So Leisured

While the Final Fantasy games each have their own worlds and storylines, there are some common elements throughout the series, including the names of certain items. I believe every game in the series so far has a sword called the … Continue reading

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It’s a Round, Round Table

We all know about the Knights of the Round Table, King Arthur’s fierce warriors, initiators of chivalry, hunters of the Holy Grail, and able to take out Sephiroth with no trouble at all. But did the Knights really exist? I … Continue reading

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