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So this? Technically awesome. I mean, it's FFVI characters in 3D, controllable, and specifically it's Esper!Terra in 3D, and the part of my childhood brainstem that's hooked on the etherealness and alien wonder that is Esper!Terra - the transformation into this lightlike being of magic, the liminality of being half-human, half otherworldly entity - is forcing hot glittery adrenalinesoup through my neural pathways right about... now.

Yet at the same time, "FF6 characters in mindless fighting game" is... eh, there's something shallow and pointless and Not What The Game Is About For Me about that. I mean, sure, FF6 is no Suikoden/FF4 in this regard, and I never minded that Ehrgeiz was a fighter when I paid my credits to exult in running around as Tifa (though then again, as dark as FF6's world can be, I always saw it as clinging to heroism and goodness just a little more than FF7's world did; by FF7 the world had just been debased, really - and I don't mean that in a bad way, it was the intended effect), but still, it's hard to get too excited about a fighting game. I'm guessing my Suikoden exposure since then is part of what's triggering this, but also, there's something just inherently ugly about sticking one's favourite characters in a cage and having them tear each other to bits that FF6's world, in my personal association, is just a little too "above".

If it were Celes... I'm not sure whether all bets would be off or not, for the conflicting reasons of "people I want to see in a cage match even less" and "people I want to see in 3D even moar". ...though blonde!Terra here gives me little hope that they'd do her anything like I imagine her anyway, so never mind.

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luinied
Oct. 29th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah... 3D Terra is neat (even if I, too, believe that they picked the wrong hair color), but Dissidia is just so very much thoughtless exploitation of the Final Fantasy brand. I'm having a lot of sympathy for long-time Marvel/DC comics fans right now.
sethrenn
Oct. 29th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
3D Terra is neat (even if I, too, believe that they picked the wrong hair color), but Dissidia is just so very much thoughtless exploitation of the Final Fantasy brand.

...we've kind of been having that feeling for the past few years, honestly-- that Sakaguchi or whoever's supervising this stuff now has become the George Lucas of RPGs. ._. We were actually kind of looking forward to watching Advent Children just for the nostalgia factor, but ended up enjoying it more for the cheese and the funneh (Shinra cellphones! They even ring underwater), because the plot was, well, fail. If you can call it a plot.
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seirai
Oct. 29th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
My brain asplode.

I...want to see them and play as them (Terra! Cecil!), but I want to explore a world and fly around as Esper-Terra, not just fight... ;_;

Aa...Kefka's giant purple mouth is really scary. I can't help but feel like they're trying to recall The Joker... (On the other hand, whenever I hear people refer to The Dark Knight, I first think of a certain someone else... XD)

(... ...a certain someone else who happens to be in this picture, omg, apparently now with random floaty baubles?)
luinied
Oct. 29th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
apparently now with random floaty baubles?

When you want some quick magic item bonuses but have run out of slots, you obviously turn to Ioun stones.
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eclective
Oct. 29th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
but I want to explore a world and fly around as Esper-Terra, not just fight... ;_;

Pretty much, yeah. My sentiments exactly.


On the other hand, whenever I hear people refer to The Dark Knight, I first think of a certain someone else... XD

...I've been doing that recently too. XD XD
bossgoji
Oct. 29th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
Whereas me?


I'm just in it for the Zidane Tribal fanservice. Mrowr.
bossgoji
Oct. 29th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
On a more serious note... I dunno, maybe it's because I'm just not as attached to the characters? But the concept doesn't bug me in the slightest. I love Final Fantasy characters; I love fighting games(hell, I love fighting, period); if they manage to put those two things together in a way that sucks less than Ehrgeiz did(because seriously, that was a HORRIBLE fighting game), I'm all for it.
seika
Oct. 29th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
Doesn't it bother you that it's out of character? I know it would me, even if I were into fighting games.

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seika
Oct. 29th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
Ouch! My childhood! These people wouldn't behave like that. We know they wouldn't. We take seriously the idea that they wouldn't. It's horrible to think of watching them do that.


I do really like the random floaty baubles a lot, though... Not worth it!
eclective
Oct. 29th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
We take seriously the idea that they wouldn't. It's horrible to think of watching them do that.

That's how I feel about it, too. "We take seriously the idea that they wouldn't." And for me as well, there's a feeling that... not so much that their characters are being warped from what they should be, which is probably more how it is for you, but "if they were to do this it must mean that they were in some dire horrible situation, like gladiatorial combat". And that's not something I want to think about either.
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sethrenn
Oct. 29th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
...I'm, um, guessing you shouldn't google for videos of the fighting game engine Mugen, then. I watch them on Youtube sometimes because the whole appeal of Mugen is the concept that you can theoretically put in almost any character you want, which, at its best, can lead to stuff like fights between Morrigan from Darkstalkers and Ronald McDonald (I Am Not Making This Up), but there are quite a few videos of people's various re-creations of FF characters.

On the other hand, Mugen doesn't ever pretend to be anything but crack, I don't think, and "because it was possible" as a pretext for a match between anyone. So, no disturbing implications about anyone being forced to cage-match each other, really.
jackluminous
Oct. 29th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
Well. A point can be made that 'mindless fighting game' has a wee bit more cachet than 'mindless track and field game', lol.
seirai
Oct. 30th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
XD Wow. I had no idea that existed...
lucentai
Oct. 30th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
Dissidia's current character roster is what primarily perturbs me. Way to pay heed to your rich lore by choosing all the "leads" of every game, right? I suppose there's the chance some characters are currently secret but way to seem superficial from the get-go! Ughgh ... I guess I would try Dissidia but I've got way too many other things to support with my $, or maybe?
kajarainbow
Oct. 30th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I pretty much gave up on the FF series after FFX, mainly because I realized I was getting less further and further into each game in the PSX series with the exception of FFVII. FFVIII was a struggle to finish, FFIX I lost interest in just before the final part, FFX I stopped dead at the Calm Lands, and I haven't really bothered much after that. A brief swing at FFXII, but I lost interest a few hours in. FFVII I actually liked. I think I played FFI, FFIV, FFVII, FFVI in that order.

...I see Esper Terra had a similar effect upon you as it had upon me. Where Celes was your favorite, Terra was my favorite by far.
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