Archive for Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Review

You know, I’ve only reviewed one film on my blog before. Nautrally because this is a game review blog. I make exceptions for game related films. Somehow I forgot that I’d seen Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Not just once but multiple times. So it’s long overdue but here’s a review.

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Cover

Console: Errr well it’s a film based after the events of PS1 success story Final Fantasy VII
What does it have to do with FFVII? It’s set after the main events of the game and the main characters of the film are also the main characters of the game.
Worth watching? I like it. If you don’t know FFVII it’s … weird but still fun. If you do, why not.

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Final Fantasy IV Review

Hi all! I’ve commented a few times before that I really like the music from final Fantasy IV. I also named most of my party from FFVI after FFVI characters. Yet I’ve never played this game. Until now. Ladies and Gentleman, Emma finally reviews Final Fantasy IV.

Final Fantasy IV PSP Cover

Console: PSP (Yes, that means I’ll be reviewing “Interlude” and “After Years” at a later date
Compared to others in the series: The first in the series where you have a large emotional connection to the characters. Definitely paving the way for FFVI to be the epic that it was.
Best Character: That. Is TOUGH. In terms of playability? I’ll stick with Cecil. In terms of character, I’ll choose Edward.

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Distant Worlds London 2014 review

Hi all! You might remember that 2 years ago Distant Worlds London 2012 and it was one of the best things I’ve done in my life.

I went again this year to the 2014 concert because I just cannot get enough of the wonderful music of Final Fantasy.

Distant Worlds Final Fantasy Logo

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12+ Cool looking monsters from video games

OK, remember I did a few posts a while ago on hot video game men and sexy video games ladies as well as my favourite androgynous characters?

Well, this is similar, but it covers quite different subject matter: video game monsters. I love a good monster design and games with lots of cool monsters make me happen.

Here goes – Comment to add your own!

In no particular order…

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Final Fantasy VI Review

You could probably guess from my last post that we’re due a Final Fantasy VI review. And you’d be correct.

Final Fantasy VI PS Cover

Console: PlayStation
Series Rating: Very good
Difficulty Rating: A reasonable difficulty

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How I play Final Fantasy VI

This is how I play Final Fantasy VI

Sabin Blitz FFVI

I am utter crap at remembering combos (or even following combos) in things like Fighting games, so every time this guy learns a new Blitz technique, I had to write the combo on a piece of paper and stick it to my screen.

Sabin Final Fantasy VI Amano Art

I like Sabin, he’s one of my favourites in this game. Yes, AuraBolt is similar to Hadouken – even I know that.

How to play Stoic Mode in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Hi guys, do you remember I called Theatrhythm Final Fantasy the most essential game for anyone with a 3DS?

Well, recently I discovered Stoic Mode.

What is Stoic Mode in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy?

Stoic Mode is where you play the game as normal, but none of you characters have any abilities equipped or any items. This effectively means you are playing with raw stats only. Monsters are harder to kill and it is easier for you to die.

Slight gameplay changes in Stoic Mode:

Field Music in Stoic Mode

Field Music Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Lightning

When playing a field music song in Stoic Mode, you do not get a Chocobo. I think the notes may be slightly different for what is usually the “Chocobo” part. It also means you do not go as fast and getting things like Moogles and Chests is more difficult.

Battle Music in Stoic Mode

Battle Music Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

When playing a battle music song in Stoic Mode, you do not get a Summon. The notes are very different and there is no “break” in the song for your hand to have a rest – this makes the song harder to play. Depending on your characters, and the song you’ve chosen it means you’ll do either more damage to the enemy (if using characters with high Attack and a song with lots of notes) or less damage to the enemy (if using characters with low Attack and a song with fewer notes).

Event Music in Stoic Mode

Event Music Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Yuna

When playing an event music song in Stoic Mode, you get the shorter version of the song and the score you get for notes is weighted differently than if you were playing it regularly. This can be either good or bad. If you find the song quite hard to complete, it’s good because it’s shorter. If you find the song quite difficult to get a high score on it’s more difficult because you have fewer notes and therefore a smaller number of notes you’ll allowed to not get a “Critical” score on. For example, a song with 300 notes, you can probably miss up to 30 notes and still get an S-Rank, but a song with 50 notes you can only miss about 5.

Getting a Stoic Bonus to get SS and SSS in Stoic Mode

When you complete a song in Stoic Mode, you get a Stoic Bonus! It adds 2,000,000 points to your score! Wow!

Scores in Theatrhytm are broken down like this

7,000,000 – 8,999,999 (7,999,999 is the max number of points you can get without a Stoic Bonus): S
6,000,000 – 6,999,999: A
5,000,000 – 5,999,999: B
4,000,000 – 4,999,999: C

And so on (I’ve never gotten less than a C and not failed the song…)

But with Stoic Bonus, there are 2 new ranks that open up!

9,000,000 – 9,999,998: SS (ie S-Rank + Stoic Bonus)
9,999,999: SSS (All-Critical + Perfect Chain + Stoic Bonus)

Have fun! My new goal is to SS everything (I know for a fact that SSS is impossible for me haha). The only 2 songs I have yet to get an S-Rank on are

FUN!

Dissidia Duodecim 012 Final Fantasy Review

Hi all. I reviewed Dissidia Final Fantasy a little while ago to much favour. Please enjoy the sequal: Dissidia Duodecim 012 Final Fantasy Review.

Dissidia Duodecim 012 Final Fantasy Cover

Console: PSP
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.

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How to open the World Map in Final Fantasy for Windows Phone

Hi guys, quick one today. I began playing Final Fantasy for Windows Phone. and thought I’d post a guide on how to open the World Map – the game doesn’t really make it obvious!

Final Fantasy Windows Phone

Final Fantasy Windows Phone Overworld

You see the status bar in the bottom right? When you press it, it takes you to the menu. To open the world map in Final Fantasy for Windows Phone you have to hold the status bar. So instead of just pressing it, you need to hold it down.

Have fun!

Things that I hate in games

Hi guys, let’s go on a rant about things that I hate in games!

By all means, a game isn’t bad if it features it, but man it can make it a hell of a lot worse!

If anyone can think of anything else they hate and primary examples, go right ahead!

Rusty Bucket Bay Banjo Kazooie

I’m looking at you Underwater Levels!

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