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  • Creator

    LA Noire is $4.24 CAD on Steam right now. Midweek Madness - Mystery games.


  • Creator

    GoG has a bunch of Warner Brother's licensed stuff on sale, as well as some valentine's (I guess) stuff.

    And don't forget when looking at prices, there is a free tab. I've gotten about 20 of my 24 GoG games from that tab.


  • Tutorialist

    @Thenomain said:

    FF8 it is.

    ... Next time Squeenix has a sale, you slowpokes.

    Once Steam processes the request to give it to me, you can always use ahem "friends and family" permissions to play my FF8 copy.

    FF8 was the first FF game I played and shall forever remain my favorite. FOREVER. Though I have a soft sport for FFX-2 (~dress up time~).



  • @Cobaltasaurus said:

    @Thenomain said:

    FF8 it is.

    ... Next time Squeenix has a sale, you slowpokes.

    Once Steam processes the request to give it to me, you can always use ahem "friends and family" permissions to play my FF8 copy.

    FF8 was the first FF game I played and shall forever remain my favorite. FOREVER. Though I have a soft sport for FFX-2 (~dress up time~).

    Is it terrible that my impression of FFX-2 was strong enough that I wanted to somehow run a TTRPG with the 'super magical dress up in combat' angle?


  • Creator

    Square Enix Humble Bundle on now.

    No FF yet @Thenomain, but you never know. It just now started. Kicking myself for Buying Soul Suspect and finally breaking down and buying Tomb Raider though. :(



  • Sega? Sega. 50 games. $3.



  • The entire Disney catalog of games is 50% off in Steam until March 2. I may be picking up LEGO PotC and Disney Universe (one of the few games my youngest could get me to play with him for extended periods of time). Not sure about PotC, but I know Disney Universe is a multi-player optional game and is surprisingly fun and challenging.


  • Pitcrew

    I am not so quietly gnashing my teeth over all the FF8 love. Not that it was a terrible game, but it's the least-Final Fantasy game of the entire line. I don't really agree that it broke the mold so much as was just never poured into the mold in the first place. It feels about as much like a Final Fantasy game as the Spirits Within movie, which is to say it just had the label slapped onto it.

    That said, I don't think I would have batted an eyelash or had any problem with it if it had been titled under a different name. Maybe Chrono Something Or Other.

    FFIV and FFVI are def the best of the early games in terms of their stories. FFVII is a classic, but the giant polygons can be kind of immersion breaking for folks used to newer games. IX is probably the best of the modern (post-7) games, though unlike some I really liked FFX. IX definately has one of the best protagonists, in that he's a cheerful dude and not some emo asshole. :p

    FFXII is easily my favorite , and I hope it gets a PC port, though I'm not holding out hope. FFXIII is kind of an abomination for many of the same reasons 8 is, but adds 95% of the game taking place in linear corridors as a truly terrible offense. FFXIII-2 more than makes up for this and is a pretty fantastic Final Fantasy game, but nobody really gives it a chance since it's a direct continuation of FFXIII.

    I realize not all of these are on PC, I'm just rambling about Final Fantasy.

    Also, caveat: If Kingdom Hearts ever gets PC ports, I will squee for life. >_<



  • @HelloRaptor said:

    Not that it was a terrible game, but it's the least-Final Fantasy game of the entire line.

    I don't know what the hell you mean by the emphasized text. Even so, that doesn't really make it a bad game. It's not like that FPS game they made.



  • I got kind of tired of sucking magic out of things.


  • Tutorialist

    @Ganymede said:

    @HelloRaptor said:

    Not that it was a terrible game, but it's the least-Final Fantasy game of the entire line.

    I don't know what the hell you mean by the emphasized text. Even so, that doesn't really make it a bad game. It's not like that FPS game they made.

    Yeah, I don't get it either. How is it not "Final Fantasy"?


  • Pitcrew

    @Ganymede said:

    @HelloRaptor said:

    Not that it was a terrible game, but it's the least-Final Fantasy game of the entire line.

    I don't know what the hell you mean by the emphasized text. Even so, that doesn't really make it a bad game. It's not like that FPS game they made.

    FF8 is basically just an employment simulator wrapped around the disjointed story of possibly (probably) the worst protagonist of any RPG, ever.

    Game: Congratulations, you've gained enough experience as an employee to gain a rank, here's your new paycheck. How do you feel about that, Squall?

    Squall: ...whatever.

    Game: Same as always, then.

    Aside from that Yoshinori Kitase, the director and writer for a chunk of the game, admitted that he'd originally been thinking a lot about a new Chrono game while working on FF8. He didn't get his name in the credits for Chrono Cross, but was the lead for Chrono Trigger in '95, so it's possible they'd been picking his brain a lot about it since other team members from Cross. Regardless, even he viewed the discontinuity of story tone in FF8 as a real possibility.

    I can criticize a lot of specifics about 8, but a lot of it would be nitpicking, and the only real way I can say it is how I more or less already did: It didn't feel like a Final Fantasy game.

    Maybe the Spirits Within comparison was a bit harsh.


  • Pitcrew

    From a narrative perspective, FFIX is probably my favorite Final Fantasy. It showed that if your protagonist is forward-looking, the narrative won't be overwhelmingly dark no matter how dire events are. And events are dire. There wasn't a civilization in that game except for dwarftown that didn't get in an on-scene FITAWNL.

    VI is great, but they chose to completely abandon linear story halfway through the game in favor of all-optional sidequests once you've got the Falcon. All you need to do is get enough of the characters together to storm Kefka's tower.

    I always got the impression VII's narrative was about truth and lies, and how sometimes the truth can break your will--but if you're strong, in the end it will always set you free.

    I liked VIII, because in the end I'm as much of a sucker for a romance as anybody else. In the end Squall does what he does because he fell in love, and it made him brave. That's a good enough narrative transformation for me.


  • Pitcrew

    ...Also, the end makes more sense if you just scribble in where the game should've gone, and decide Ultimecia is Rinoa without Squall there to keep her sane.


  • Pitcrew

    <emohairflip> ...whatever. </emohairflip>


  • Creator

    It 8 is my favourite because it's what got me started on crackpot theories. Always wanted to get that no face tattoo.



  • My enjoyment of 8 would go up about a thousand-fold if Squall actually was dead the whole time. I don't actually mind the game play changes or the story, but oh gosh I hated him so much.


  • Pitcrew

    If you haven't, and like action games (or can put up with them for Disney+Final Fantasy), play the Kingdom Hearts series. There's a couple of places where you get to fight Squall and just beat the shit out of him.

    It's super cathartic. :sparkling_heart:



  • Hooray!

    I just couldn't stand Squall or having to suck magic from enemies all the time.


  • Creator

    GoG has a bunch of German made games on sale right now.


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