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#1 Aug 17 2009 at 8:35 PM Rating: Good
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Long ago in 1993, I decided to buy a game called "Final Fantasy III" for my Super Nintendo. I had played Mystic Quest when I was about 4 or 5, but couldn't quite understand it. Now, I was 9 and my brain was developed enough to take part in the many wonders made available by a lovely company called Squaresoft. The music, the story, the characters, the bosses, all perfect. To think I thought RPGs sucked, I only bought it because the moogle on the front looked rad. So glad it did. From there, it was Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 7-9, at which point I bought the collection with previous games unreleased in the states at the time for my PS. Then X, and Chrono Cross, and every other in between. I can still see my little room around me, like a cacoon of imagination drawing me toward the screen. FFXI was no different, it relit my imagination at an age I thought it could not. I was already out of high school. My close friends even decided to give it a shot. It was my first MMO and I loved it. . . now I'm 25, married, busy.. my imagination is withering. WoW just doesn't seem to do it for me and FFXI has become too time consuming. The little free time I have to play, I just read a book and have a smoke instead. Please Square, free me from this world of subpar story lines and madden games. Allow me to hear Kefka's laugh once again.
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#2 Aug 17 2009 at 8:55 PM Rating: Good
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I totally agree, we need more of the old nostalgia! I do think XI had some, but I hope that with XIV they tweak the ratio of story to gameplay a bit, or at least make progression through the story not quite so dependent on gameplay and forming a top-notch party.

By the way, did you notice a little echo of some of FFVI's (IE FFIII's) themes in the music on the FFXIV site? I love it!
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#4 Aug 17 2009 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm actually playing VI right now... Just beefing up my dudes in the Dinosaur Forest before I go in for the kill. And my copy of Chrono Trigger/FFIV just came in a week or so ago... Chrono Trigger is up next.
#5 Aug 18 2009 at 3:17 AM Rating: Decent
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Kokorozashi wrote:

By the way, did you notice a little echo of some of FFVI's (IE FFIII's) themes in the music on the FFXIV site? I love it!


I totally noticed the correlation, but I wasn't sure if I was crazy. It sounds like a remixed melody from FFVI. I'm very excited Nobuo is in charge for FFXIV. I'm betting SE knows how much we love Nobuo and that bringing him on board for the whole score will boost sales. I've played every system and genre since the Atari days. Nobuo Uematsu is the only artist that could ever move me emotionally with music.
#6 Aug 18 2009 at 8:06 AM Rating: Decent
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There is a twist in me being nostalgic about the old RPGs and the RPGs nowadays.

I don't share the opinion that "SNES Rpg's have been better in quality" etc...
The only difference I can see is, I was more easily impressed by RPGs at that time than I am now. That's why I think I got so high regards for SNES RPGs...the RPGs nowadays are not worse in story or anything else, they are just not "really new"...everything feels as if you have seen it before.

PS: FFIII(VI) came out late 1994 in America ;)

#7 Aug 18 2009 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Long ago in 1993, I decided to buy a game called "Final Fantasy III" for my Super Nintendo. I had played Mystic Quest when I was about 4 or 5, but couldn't quite understand it. Now, I was 9 and my brain was developed enough to take part in the many wonders made available by a lovely company called Squaresoft. The music, the story, the characters, the bosses, all perfect. To think I thought RPGs sucked, I only bought it because the moogle on the front looked rad. So glad it did. From there, it was Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 7-9, at which point I bought the collection with previous games unreleased in the states at the time for my PS. Then X, and Chrono Cross, and every other in between. I can still see my little room around me, like a cacoon of imagination drawing me toward the screen. FFXI was no different, it relit my imagination at an age I thought it could not. I was already out of high school. My close friends even decided to give it a shot. It was my first MMO and I loved it. . . now I'm 25, married, busy.. my imagination is withering. WoW just doesn't seem to do it for me and FFXI has become too time consuming. The little free time I have to play, I just read a book and have a smoke instead. Please Square, free me from this world of subpar story lines and madden games. Allow me to hear Kefka's laugh once again.


Dude! I shed a tear! It all started with Final Fantasy III for me, remember the commercials? It was the game that gave me my addiction to RPG's. Good times.

PS
Kefka was the baddest **** villain and he pwns Sephiroth ;)
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#8 Aug 18 2009 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
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Found the commercial!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeYu8CvKW-g
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