5) Judge Zargabaath
When I played Final Fantasy XII I totally fell in love with it. It is a PS2 masterpiece.
One of my favourite character designs in the entire game is Judge Zargabaath – a minor character.
The Judges are essentially the House of Lords/MPs of the Arcadian Empire (AKA “The Bad Guys”) and Zargabaath is the only one who survives until the end as he is the least extreme of the lot, and is actually concerned with keeping the peace.
Each Judge has a different helmet, and Zargabaath’s is my favourite because of the long horns at the front – they remind me of a Norse warrior (even so he never does any fighting in the game).
Continuing along the theme of Final Fantasy X, one of the most interesting aspects of the game to me was the idea of being “Unsent”.
When someone dies, they must be “Sent” (a kind of ritual performed on the dead) or they will turn into a monster. Someone who is “Unsent” has a strong enough spirit to come back from the dead in a form similar to that they had in life.
Two characters who are “Unsent” are Auron (left) – a playable character, who is one of my favourite characters in the series and Seymour (right) – the villain. I really like both of their designs, and even simplified it is pretty easy to tell who they belong to.
3) Al Bhed
One of the things that really struck me when playing Final Fantasy X was the multitude of different races in the game.
My favourite where the Al Bhed: a race of technologists who don’t believe in a god. They are frequently persecuted by those who do.
Left-Right we have
Rin: A travel agent who tries to teach Tidus the Al Bhed language. I like Rin and I’m not really sure why. I reckon that after the events of FFX he’ll be able to expand his travel empire to more distant lands.
Brother: (Yes, that’s his name) An airship pilot who is covered in some sick tats. Brother shouts an awful lot, and for some reason speaks with a strange accent that the rest of his family don’t seem to have. I really like his design though.
Gippal: Makes his debut in Final Fantasy X-2, he is the leader of the “Machine Faction” which is some kind of group for Al Bheds to dick around with machines. Gippal is the epitome of Final Fantasy characters having really stupid and elabourate clothing.
Before I’d even played Final Fantasy VIII, I played the Kingdom Hearts series. Fujin appears in Kingdom Hearts 2 and I thought she was a boy.
Playing FFVIII, I find Fujin rather attractive, which is a shame because she’s supposed to be 16/17 and that’s quite bad of me. But what can I say I love androgynous characters and Final Fantasy is very good at them. Final Fantasy also happens to like making most characters teenagers which is a bit of a problem.
This picture is based on this lovely picture of Squall:
Final Fantasy VIII had a lot of really stupid weapons. Gunblades, frisbees (not just Fujin, Rinoa too), whips, giant harpoons to name a few…
Welcome to 30 Days of Final Fantasy AKA #FinalFantasy30 on Twitter.
I’m drawing a piece of Final Fantasy fanart every day, and hope to tell a story with each one about my experience with the series.
I had a think about what would best represent my true first experience with Final Fantasy. I decided on Quetzalcoatl, a Guardian Force from Final Fantasy VIII.
Final Fantasy VIII was the first Final Fantasy game I played – and one of the first turn based RPGs I played. I was awful at it! It took me ages to figure out some very basic aspects of the game.
For example: A funny story I have involves Quetzalcoatl. I was fighting Raijin and spamming the hell out my Guardian Forces as usual. I noticed that sometimes the damage numbers appeared in green. I asked my girlfriend (who was an experienced Final Fantasy player) what this meant. She asked “are you using Quetzalcoatl on Raijin?” and I said yes. She told me that I was healing him.
I loved that you could summon cool monsters right from the start of the game – in fact, I got very reliant on using Guardian Forces, but after a certain point in the game you really need to use skill and not sheer power to play.
Final Fantasy VIII was a very fun learning experience for me.
Hi guys. I don’t normally review games that I haven’t completed, but I thought I’d do a Final Quest review since most of you might not have heard of it.
What is this? A game I backed on Kickstarter
Kind of game?: RPG
Recently I’ve been listening to the Advance Wars: Dual Strike soundtrack a lot.
Something I’ve always thought it that Max & Andy are similar to Ralph & Felix from Wreck it Ralph. So I drew this picture.
Max & Ralph are the really big guys who are strangely proportioned and good at smashing things.
Andy & Felix are the little guys who are good at fixing things.
I’d like to dedicate this Ratchet & Clank review to Matt who reminded me how much I love this game.
What is a Ratchet & Clank: A fluffy guy and a little robot
Kinda game is this? Explore, hit things, use gadgets. It’s fun!
Hi all. I reviewed Dissidia Final Fantasy a little while ago to much favour. Please enjoy the sequal: Dissidia Duodecim 012 Final Fantasy Review.
Best New Character to play as: Tough one! Vaan, Kain or Tifa.
Compared to Dissidia If you own Dissidia 012 you really don’t need to own Dissidia.
Hey guys. Once of the hardest games I completed was Final Fantasy III. I remember playing that and thinking “old games don’t fuck around”. But hey, enjoy this Final Fantasy review since I bought it for Windows Phone.
Console: Windows Phone
Team? Warrior + all mages
Compared to the rest of the series: Better than FFIII but worse than FFII