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Wrong Opinions (Lulu’s Final Fantasy – Part Two)

In the second part of Lulu’s debut episode, GaProgMan and Squidgy discuss their top three favourite Final Fantasy games, and why none of them are 7 we have our reasons, and they totally make sense.

Content Warning

  • “…pissed all over..”

Lulu uses the above phrase at 35:47, when we’re talking through Squidgy’s top three Final Fantasy games

  • “piss her off”

Squidgy, when talking about Final Fantasy X’s Lulu, uses this phrase in a description about her character at 38:17

Notes

If you aren’t aware, this is part two Lulu’s debut on the podcast

I’m not sure that I said it enough times during the intro

I decided that, for part two, Squidgy and myself should share our favourite Final Fantasy games, and that Lulu should tell us why our opinions were wrong.

And I went first.


Before we go on, though, this episode

and these show notes

will be spoiler-ific. Then again, most of these games have been out for decades.


Surprising no one, I make it publicly known that Final Fantasy VII wasn’t in the list at all. As much fun as Final Fantasy VII is, it’s not up there for a bunch of reasons – chief amongst them being that it was released as unfinished and imperfect

most people think that Final Fantasy VII is great, simply because it was their first

We then talk about Sephiroth, and compare him to the other villains in the Final Fantasy canon.

After that, we talk about who we each think are the real villains of Final Fantasy VII

at which point, I remembered that I had a a sound board… sorry

and how bad translations can affect the experience of a text based game.

My love of Final Fantasy VIII shines through again as well, as my love of Breezy

cast your mind back to Favourite Games with Red and White Mage

and we briefly cover the controversial topic that it contained some of Uematsu’s best work. FFVIII was released at the perfect time for me, as Lulu points out

because her and I are the same age

because the main characters were going through the same things as us

… ok, not exactly the same

We talk about the many different ways that people mispronounced the character names in some of the earlier (pre-voice talent) games.

It’s then Squidgy’s turn to tell us about his top three, and he starts by telling us that he first got into Final Fantasy VII at the same time as the first generation of Pokemon games

he’s younger than both Lulu and myself, you see

One of his top three will come as no surprise to anyone

even if it is just a game of “lets play dress up”

which starts Lulu talking about Final Fantasy X’s pairing of Lulu and Waka, a plot line that was only included so that Square could introduce Rain and give Lulu a romantic conclusion.

Another discussion about Final Fantasy villains brings us back to Kefka, and how he’s possibly one of the best villains in the entire Final Fantasy canon.

And Squidgy’s number on Final Fantasy game will be of no surprise to anyone either, as he’d brought it up before. It’s all about Vivi’s journey, you see

and we all completely agree with him

Seriously, Vivi is one of the greatest protagonists in the entire Final Fantasy canon. If you’ve never played this game, then you really need to. Do yourself a favour, clear your schedule, and immerse yourself in the best game in the series.

You’ll have to give the episode a listen to find out what Lulu thought of our choices.

GaProgMan’s Top Three Final Fantasy Games

  1. Final Fantasy VIII
  2. Final Fantasy III
  3. Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest

Squidgy’s Top Three Final Fantasy Games

  1. Final Fantasy IX
  2. Final Fantasy VI
  3. Final Fantasy X-2

Spoiler Break Music

We used an extra piece of music in this episode of the podcast (during the spoiler break). It’s an amazing, chilled out electronic track called “Spectrum (Subdiffusion Mix)” by Foniqz. The full version of the song is available at BandCamp there’s a link in the “Music” section.

Games Mentioned

  • Final Fantasy (series)

seemed easier than typing every single FF game we mentioned

  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Pokemon (series)

Links of Interest

External Links of Interest

Music

Links to the music used in the podcast can be found below. Definitely check them out, because they’re amazing tracks by awesome musicians.

Comments

Leave a comment in the section on this page and let us know what you liked, what you didn’t like and which games you’d like to hear us waffle on about next time.

Until then,

Game on!

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Jamie is one of the Waffling Taylors. He spends a lot of time blogging about things sometimes related to programming and sometimes not.