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Ayen
12-30-2013, 10:05 PM
On the PlayStation 3! You're crossing the streams! (I don't think that's how the reference works) I just need to turn on the TV here... (Can the PS3 even play PS1 games?) Sure it can! *tries turning on TV, can't* Just as soon as I get the TV on here. Can't even turn on the television *hits the remote* (I don't think that's helping...) Quiet, you.

Now to grab the game, oh dear lord it's all the way down at the bottom. (GOOD!) It's crushing Final Fantasy IX! *steadily slides it out of the stack and tries not to get the other games to fall on me* There we go. Long time no see, VIII. Do you think it will be able to surpass VII in quality? (AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!) Both of you shut up.

Now it's telling me I need to create an internal memory card. (So, when does playing the actual game start?) CHILLI! Never *tries to get the few crackers at the bottom of the bag out, spill crumbs all over the desk (Now you've done it) I can't get my crackers! It must suck being you Okay, new game time is now!

Ooh, creepy music. What are we doing on a beach? (Who's singing?) Quiet down. You'll be where? Who's talking? (That's what everyone would like to know right now) Is it the girl or the guy talking? Five seconds in and I already don't know what's going on- oh hey, two people are fighting That's me! (Which one?) The guy with the sword. (I repeat, which one) The guy in black! You look like a douche Well, you're pretty judgmental. (I think you're losing) OH NO! That guy just cut your face! Not the face! (You couldn't even get past the opening before being injured) Press and hold X! (...) ...

Dr. Kadowaki: How are you feeling?
Like I just got sliced in the face with a sword.
Dr. Kadowaki: Take it easy next time, you hear?
Yes, mom.
Dr. Kadowaki: Say your name for me.
Oh, we have to give our monster a name. What kind of a name is Squall, anyway? That's a terrible name. Let's call him... Tori! That's a wonderful name! Hrm... should I keep the J? (Doesn't he have enough problems without being named after a girl?) Yeah, I'll keep the J. Let's the games begin!

Pumpkin
12-30-2013, 10:13 PM
Yaayayayayayayaayayay :D. I'm playing VIII also. I look forward to this.

Ayen
12-30-2013, 11:01 PM
Before I even got out of bed I had two girls visiting me and then a third wanted me to give her a tour of the Garden. Smooth, Tori, real smooth! I am sad that there was no Garden Festival, that one girl worked so hard on it :(

"You all know weapons and magic in the cafeteria is prohibited!"

Jeez, Garden students take their wieners more seriously than George R. R Martin.

This game hasn't aged well on the visual side of things, gameplay wise, anyway. I don't know if it's just me having been spoiled by all the newer games I've been playing or my TV. It's a HD TV, I don't have the cable needed to actually use the HD but it's bigger, clearer, so that may be why I'm noticing these things before than compared on the old, smaller TV I had. I just need time to adjust.

btw, you can use the map of Garden and warps to each room as soon as its introduced, not later. I'm still going to run around for old times sake. Ahh! I'm being chased by the girl I helped earlier! Why yes, I am interested in the Garden Festival. I must avenge that poor girl who worked so hard on it :(

Spent a while at my desk reading up on everything. Some fun stuff in there. Students do not know what a 'suggestion box' is supposed to be use for. Still to this day I can't for the life of me understand the junction system, ehh, I'll mess around with it later. Trial and error, yo! btw, what's up with Fujin? RAGE! IGNORE! WHAT? INSIDE VOICE MOTHER SMURFER DO YOU SPEAK IT!? And Raijin with the 'Ya know' OMG he's Wakka, or Wakka is the Final Fantasy X Raijin. I don't know any more. Lots of dots going around with Seifer. I shall call him the master dots. What's this about arresting people, now?

I got some cards too. Time to go suck at playing a children's card game after I get some exploring done. Internal memory cards are so cool. I was worried it wouldn't save there for a second.

Edit: Don't play anymore my left foot, Doc.

And instructors have groupies...

Mirage
12-30-2013, 11:46 PM
After watching a friend play both ff7 and ff8 with hard mode hacks put in, I can't get any enjoyment out of the standard games anymore. They were easy before, but now they seem like they could be completed by a blindfolded monkey

Ayen
12-31-2013, 12:02 AM
Finally figured out how to play the card game. All this time I thought the four numbers were adding up to a total, not being divided individually to decide who take who depending on card placement. Now I get it.

Think I'm getting the hand of the junction system finally, too. Managed to beat Irifit only using Shiva once for dialog sake because I stocked up on Blizzard before the fight.

I love the whole Balamb Garden setup, I would very much like to go to school there.

Next stop, Dollet!

Shorty
12-31-2013, 12:10 AM
Do you think it will be able to surpass VII in quality? (AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!) Both of you shut up.

This had me dying xD

Since I picked up IX, I've been wanting to play this one again! I need to order it. :(

AssassinDX
12-31-2013, 12:16 AM
I was so tempted to pick this up on steam a couple of days ago, then I remembered i still have the original ps1 version and the PSN version on the PSP so it's a bit pointless.

Still, glad you got the ps3 for Christmas, I love these topics.

Ayen
12-31-2013, 12:20 AM
Do you think it will be able to surpass VII in quality? (AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!) Both of you shut up.

This had me dying xD

Appropiate, because the game has me dying, not literally. I don't know why people find these characters annoying, I'm laughing my butt off over here.

Quistis is so sassy, one upping me and Seifer.

Quistis: Good luck.
Seifer: Instructor... I hate it when people wish me good luck. Save it for a bad student that needs it.
Quistis: Okay then *looks right at Seifer* Good luck, Seifer.

Seifer: This is great *laughing* I have Chicken-wuss and a guy who just reached puberty in my squad..."

That's the line that has me dying over here and Zell is so hilarious with the crap he does. I need to go fetch myself a drink.

Shorty
12-31-2013, 12:21 AM
I do find Zell annoying. I find Squall's initial brooding annoying, but he lightens up for me over time.

Scotty_ffgamer
12-31-2013, 12:29 AM
I was thinking of doing an FFVIII let's play soon, but I'll settle for reading yours, haha.

Minami
12-31-2013, 12:37 AM
Zell's brilliant XD

I was tempted to do a lets play/live stream too but i probably won't.

Scotty_ffgamer
12-31-2013, 12:44 AM
I'll attempt doing live streams sometime in the next few months probably, if I figure out how twitch works and all that.

Ayen
12-31-2013, 12:55 AM
I do find Zell annoying. I find Squall's initial brooding annoying, but he lightens up for me over time.

I get the brooding. I just find Zell's antics too over the top and hilarious to do anything else except laugh. They're teenagers, their hormones are driving them crazy and making them do stupid things and it's funny because it's not you.

I about had a freak out thinking I wouldn't be able to equip Quezacotl because I left it with Quistis and then I remembered the switch function. Whew! *wipes sweat from forehead*

Edit: Every time the screen cuts into a battle I fear it's going to ruin my TV. Leave my screen alone!

Man, these soldiers are WEAK! "They still look like kids." *gets KO'd in a few hits* Who are the kids now? Not much to draw around here, sadly. Not even the monsters had anything I didn't already get before. I like how all of a sudden I'm bonding with Seifer and we're excluding Zell, nothing like giving each other a scar on your face to bring a pair closer together. "One day I will tell you about my ROMANTIC dream!" *bursts out laughing* I'm sorry, it's funny.

Selphie finally caught up to us, she doesn't get lost back at Garden anymore 'cause I helped her out. I do what I can *bes sexy* I jumped off a cliff! Zell didn't seem to excited about that, but he rose to the occasion. Dad came in asking what I was laughing about and then tried to pronounced Selphie's name.

How do you pronounce Selphie?

Pumpkin
12-31-2013, 01:34 AM
Zell and Selphie are the best.


I pronounce Selphie like Selfie. Self-ee

Shorty
12-31-2013, 01:36 AM
Is there another way to pronounce it?

Ayen
12-31-2013, 02:19 AM
I've been wondering something, how come you can only name Squall, Rinoa and the GFs in this game? There aren't any voices so why be selective? Or are they trying to give you the 'self-insert' vibe by having the other mains have default names you can't change except you and your love interest?

Selphie kinda looks like a boy in her portrait, just saying.

So, I met Mr. Biggs and Wedge at the top of the communication tower. They weren't too happy to see us. Biggs told Wedge to get us but Wedge was unaccounted for. Biggs tried sneaking off but Seifer blocked his path and we fought! Wedge came in later. Poor Wedge, no pay this month. That's not going to help him feed his family. Then they both got blown away by a monster! I know it's game mechanics and all, but I can't help but imagine Seifer just standing off to the side watching us fight the whole time.

After that we only had 30 minutes to get back to our ride and this big ass metal spider/something chased us down! It didn't like thunder, though, so I had Zell give him a big taste of it with Quezacotl. The spider collapsed and we were running only for Zell to cut into the GF attack that was being built up while we were trying to run away, so I hit the thing while it was on the ground and could barely move.

It's chasing us! AHHHHHHHH! I managed to get past the fight on the bridge by turning around and running the other way when it jumped over, only to be blocked by the dog in the next area and forced to fight it anyway. NOOOOOOO! Then we ran some more from and.... NO! NOT THE CAR! Oh, the car has been ruined. I hope the owner has Geico insurance and not State Farm, State Farm will screw him over. The spider was persistent, I'll give it that much, but good old Quistis shot the thing all to hell and we got back in one piece. Seifer and his gang took off with the car so we'll walking from here. Thought we should take a rest at the Balamb Hotel before going any further. *stretches* Hey, an old issue of Timber Maniacs! *reads*

I look dashing in my student uniform, just so you know.

We got to meet Zell's mom! She seems nice. Ooh, another old issue of Timber Maniacs! :D

NOT! :(

Zell didn't want me going in his room either >.> What are you hiding up there, Zell, porno? Your 'My Little Pony' collection? It's okay to like girl shows, brah, don't be ashamed.

Edit: So all that commotion was over a communication tower? "We could have made more money if the Galbadia Army stuck around to cause a ruckus." That doesn't sound shady at all. Everyone proceeds to tell me what a good job I've done and then I get to watch Seifer be scolded by everyone. Zell, Selphie and myself all become SeeD members, even though every time I see the word I keep wanting to say CD! I'm a CD! HAH! I wonder what monster is inside me.

Seifer girlfriend says if he doesn't become a SeeD then it's my fault. That's nice. He led the applauds when we came back after becoming SeeD, though. Maybe I'll be spared.

Oh, hey, Selphie, you're in my room... alone... Let me show you my gunblade. *ahem* She tells me to get dressed for the party! Hey, it's like New Years Eve up in here! So I decide to get all dressed up and Selphie pesters Zell and I to join the Garden Festival! She didn't need to tell me twice, I am in!

Someone I never met before, but is ROCKING it in that dress of hers, approaches me and asks me to dance. "You're the best looking guy here." I know. We dance, bump into some people, I avoid stepping on her feet and then she ditches me! The nerve. What's this? Inspector Trepe wants to meet in a part of the training center alone where couples sneak out after curfew? Good lord, how did I become such a chick magnet? Is it my anti-social behavior? I hear women love anti-social men. I think Xi is into me too >.>

We talk, I try to act like a tough guy to hide my insecurities and we find some lady is being attacked by a monster so FIRE! Oh, it's the girl who visited me while I was in the infirmary. Then she takes off with her guards or something. She knows me but we have no idea who she is. I go back to my dorms to find Zell who came to tell me I have a new room. I like it. Just across the hall from my old one? That's convenient. I go to sleep and get woken up by Selphie the next morning who came to tell me we have our first SeeD mission so I meet the gang out front and we get the low down, heading for the train! The train! TRAINS! I hope something weird doesn't happen like passing out and having a joint dream or something. I hate those.

Scotty_ffgamer
12-31-2013, 05:44 AM
Train, train take us away...

Random fact of the day, I used to always want to dance to the song Squall and Rinoa dance to at my wedding as a kid.I guarantee I'd be a lot more awkward to dance with than Squall, though. I really can't dance.

Ayen
12-31-2013, 06:25 AM
You put your arms around her waist, let her put hers around your neck and then move to the left and right, ain't nothing to it.

We all passed out on the train ride and had a joint dream. Some Galbadia soldier was making move on this pianist who wanted to be a singer. We decided to talk about it later and got off the train to Timber. Met two guys named Zone and Watts, Zone kept having stomach problems and Watts kept bowing and calling me sir. They wanted me to wake up the princess. Why can't you do it? Oh, fine...

The princess was the girl I met at the party! The game wanted me to name my girlfriend so... Name her Zira! (No one here is going to get that reference) Aminee! Nah, I'll keep her default name. I like Rinoa. LAAAAAAME! (She seems to be more interested in Seifer than you) Give her time.

So we had a briefing about the plan to take the president's cart right from under him! I like Rinoa's model trains and want to take them home with me. Everyone kept ribbing on her for the ugly train model of the president's cart. Apparently ugliness = hate. She must REALLY hate him! Then we got on the train, got caught the first time. Luckily for me this is a video game and I got to do it over again, that time I succeeded. (Couldn't even finish a simple mini-game) Shaddup! The president turned out to be a body double who turned out to be a large skeleton thingy. Whuddatwist! From there we learned they want to use Timber TV to air the first live broadcast all around the world in seventeen years. People here take their television VERY seriously. Rinoa wanted to hijack the studio to broadcast Timber's independence. Sounds like a plan, let's go!

On the way some kid tried to squeeze 10 gils out of me and got spanked by his mother. That was funny. Also, on the way I won my first Triple Triad game, woo! Woo! (I don't think it's count when the guy you're playing against is drunk) Yes it does! It was a draw the first time! You got a draw against a drunkard! Be cool, man! Be cool! We made it to the outside of the studio but there were too many guards and I handed Rinoa some cold hard truths, then apologized 'cause I felt bad but it had to be said. The Galbadia military may be filled with a bunch of incompetents that go down in a few hits but your setup isn't much better. Why don't you join up with all the other resistance groups or something? Wait, the Galbadia military are filled with incompetents who are easy to kill, why aren't we storming them again? Look, Seifer just took out a bunch of them single-handedly and got the president. Dammit, Zell, don't tell them where we're from!

The president mentioned an ambassador when going to talk to other nations leaders about world peace, or something like that. The Sorceress. Hmm, I remember reading at my desk in class about someone experimenting on a sorceress to learn more about magic, or make magic possible for regular folk, I forget. Anyways, the Sorceress makes her first appearance and keeps us at bay as she leaves with Seifer. Now we need to get Rinoa out of Timber and whatnot. Never a dull day in the life of a SeeD member.

Also, a special shout out to the Galbadia officer who keeps losing the salary he needs in order to propose to his beloved! You hang in there!

Pumpkin
12-31-2013, 06:28 AM
Well, you've already passed me. You go to fast!

I like Disc 3 the best :3:

Ayen
12-31-2013, 06:56 AM
Each disc ain't that long, really. You could probably finish each one in a day.

Well, we made it out of Timber. Zone was nice enough to give Quistis his ticket. Apparently naughty magazines would make a nice gift if she wants to repay him.

Now onto my least favorite part of disc one. Laguna dream sequence #2!

Pumpkin
12-31-2013, 07:01 AM
I'm so slow with games. It takes me a day to do like... one area. I take the scenic routes.

I like disc 3 because of the way the plot changes.

Disc 1 plot: A --------- B
Disc 2 plot: A ----------B
Disc 3 plot: A ------- G ---K~~~~~~R ^^^^^^^^>>>>>>><<<Q ===L

maybee
12-31-2013, 07:56 AM
Each disc ain't that long, really. You could probably finish each one in a day.



imo it depends on your skill and experience with your game, if you're not used to the Junction System the boss at the Missile base & Adel can slow you down.

Also if you've picked the wrong team for the Missile/ Balamb Mission as well, that can really slow you down. First time playing, I choose all my weaklings to go with Selphie, assuming the big boss would be at Balamb Garden.....


nooope.

Shorty
12-31-2013, 07:57 AM
Also if you've picked the wrong team for the Missile/ Balamb Mission as well, that can really slow you down. First time playing, I choose all my weaklings to go with Selphie, assuming the big boss would be at Balamb Garden.....


nooope.

I did this same thing xD but I still do it, because I prefer a specific group with Squall.

Ayen
12-31-2013, 08:07 AM
Each disc ain't that long, really. You could probably finish each one in a day.



imo it depends on your skill and experience with your game, if you're not used to the Junction System the boss at the Missile base & Adel can slow you down.

Also if you've picked the wrong team for the Missile/ Balamb Mission as well, that can really slow you down. First time playing, I choose all my weaklings to go with Selphie, assuming the big boss would be at Balamb Garden.....


nooope.

I mean story wise the length of each disc isn't that long compared to the first two discs of VII. I didn't know jack about the junction system and the boss at the missile base didn't slow me down by much, never made it to Adel.

We made it to Galbadia Garden where I loss some more cards sucking at Triple Triad! Seifer is presumed dead after his attack on the president and now we have new orders to assassinate the Sorceress that Galbadia is using in their quest for world domination! Introducing, Irvine Kinneas to the cast! Hey, Irvine, got anything you'd like to share? Talk about? Anything? Anything...? No? Okay then, but you better not think of anything important to discuss later...

Irvine tried to take off with Rinoa and Selphie in his party...

Irvine: How's this?
Me: I'll decide. *puts Rinoa and Selphie in my party* There.
Irvine: What!? Are you serious...?
Me: I've balanced out the party.

Oh, great, Irvine and Zell don't get along. Dammit, game, I know how to switch party members! Onward to Deling City!

Ayen
12-31-2013, 11:56 PM
All right, so, we all made it to the train unscratched. The game confused Selphie as a he for some reason. Irvine talks about how no one understands him after being shot down by both Selphie and Rinoa. Teen angst! I think Selphie likes him, though.

We made it to Deling City but the general who's waiting to see us won't let us past his guard until we pass a test, so we have to go alllllll the way out to like the edge of the continent we're on to find some missing student ID number and then walk alllllll the way back! I didn't have enough money to rent a car. After that we finally get to talk about the assassination attempt, oh and the general is Rinoa's father *le gasp*

The Sorceress is having a big parade because she's worth it so to make a long story short we're splitting up into two teams, the sniper team which will carry out the assassination and the gateway team that will trap the Sorceress in her float. Rinoa also has a plan but Quistis shot her down, saying that this is not a game. I didn't have the heart to tell Quistis that it is a game and I've been controlling her all this time. On the way to the gate where the Sorceress is set to make her appearance Irvine and I have an interesting discussion, by discussion I mean I mentally spoke most of it and left him hanging. Right and wrong isn't what separates us, it's our perspectives that separates us. Both sides blame the other but there is no right or wrong, just two sides with different viewpoints. I'm paraphrasing because I can't remember it word for word. Go me! That was pretty insightful. Why don't you talk aloud more? (You're one to talk) Good point.

Quistis feels guilty about the way she treated Rinoa and decides to go back to apologize. Kind of a bad time, don't you think? Can't it wait until after the mission is over? Oh well, we still have time. I'm sure NOTHING bad will happen from this decision.

"Lowlifes. Shameless filthy wretches. How you celebrate my ascension with such joy. Hailing the very one whom you have condemned for generations. Have you no shame?"

Edea gives the best speeches.

Botchmun
01-01-2014, 02:28 AM
Sorceress: Because she's worth it!

Good go-through, me gusta.

Ayen
01-01-2014, 02:39 AM
The Sorceress was a bigger pain in the ass than I remember. I'm not looking forward to the second boss fight with her at the end of disc two.

Man, oh man, what a day! Rinoa runs off to see Sorceress Edea by herself and get thrown across the air as one's come to expect when dealing with witches and the likes ending up with the Gateway team being locked up in the room her father set to seal her inside of. The loud click noise is kind of a dead giveaway there, dad, what ever happened to just a good old fashion baby lock?

Dad came in to plug in the HD cable so I can get my HDing on, he accidentally press the reset button on my PS3 and I lost my place. NOOOOOOOOOO! Good thing I save like a mofo or that would have SUCKED! I got to listen to the Sorceress' speech again and hear my mom read one of her lines that appeared on screen so it was all good.

The sewers is my second least favorite part of disc one. My God I ran into this one monster that just wouldn't die. Attack, attack, attack, attack, attack! You're still breathing? That's it, GF! FINALLY! Pain in the... what else is there? Oh, yeah, Seifer is alive! His romantic dream? To be the Sorceress' knight! No, I get that. I do.

Irvine choked up and couldn't shoot until I pep talked him a little and he took the shot. Wait, what's that? She blocked it with magic! Oh no! A Sorceress used magic to get out of the trap, I never would have thought it! Seriously...

I was impaled by blizzard. Touche, Sorceress, if I were you I would have done the same thing. Or crush me inside out, that would have been more gruesome and final. I'm passed out so I'm having another Laguna dream. I'm an uncle! Wait, WHAT!? Cute kid, though.

Mirage
01-01-2014, 04:37 AM
Does that mean you're liking the game?

Pumpkin
01-01-2014, 04:39 AM
I haaate the sewers level. Easily my least favorite part of the game.

Ayen
01-01-2014, 04:54 AM
I haaate the sewers level. Easily my least favorite part of the game.

Needed more turtles.

Laguna seems to be aware of the back and forth happening between us and him, there's something fishy going on around here. OMG Julia, she's Rinoa's mom! Whudatwist? I think Julia got the short end of the stick there if you ask me (the husband, not the daughter). Also, what is up with having a bunch of buildings with nothing in them? Seriously. Most of them didn't even have anybody to talk to. I'm just running around wasting play time.

Now I'm in a desert prison! So much sand and Moombas! The hell? Anyways, they seem to know Laguna by name. I didn't know he kept pets. Zell's familiar with the prison thanks to Ward, but all Ward did was mop floors so not much help there. There was this mean guy called Mean Guy who kept picking on them and the Moomba so Zell kicked his ass. Biggs and Wedge paid them a visit later, always nice to see old friends. They kicked their asses too.

Meanwhile, I'm now hearing Alexander Anderson's voice in Seifer's dialog and being tortured. I was about ready to tap circle repeatedly but then I remembered what game this is. No idea where the wound from the blizzard went. Did someone patch me up while I was unconscious? Speaking of going unconscious, I loss consciousness a lot. Frigging electricity. The Sorceress wanted to know what SeeD was for. Kay... I don't know anything! Aww, I'm on your 'tough nuts to crack' list? I'm touched. Oh, so that's what your list back in disc one was referring to.

Long story short, my friends busted me out of there, we took the lift down, rescued Zell who stayed behind to control the lift and met up with Rinoa and Irvine, the former of which was taken by the mean guys by order of her dad. Nice to know we were expendable all this time. Irvine tried to take off with just Rinoa, I'll kick him later. They take security serious around here, when a prisoner escapes they release a bunch of monsters to try to kill you.

Ayen
01-01-2014, 05:40 PM
We escaped and those jerks fired missiles at Trabia Garden, Selphie's old school. We split up into two teams, one to go to the missile base to stop the missiles set to launch for Balamb and the other to warn Balamb of the missiles. I took Zell and Rinoa while Selphie went off with Irvine and Quistis. I love scenes where you get to disguise as the enemy soldier, they're so fun. The infiltration was a complete success until Selphie botched a salute. FIGHT!

They won the day and set the base to explode in 40 minutes! What? I like to give myself plenty of time. The soldiers tried to stop them with a giant machine but it was no match for my GF, yo. Problem was they were trapped inside the base. Come on, now, guys, you're not gonna--

*base explodes with them inside it*

O_O

Meanwhile over in Balamb EVERYONE IS LOSING THEIR MINDS! It was split in two with people choosing the side of Master NORG and Headmaster Cid. I pretended to be on NORG's side just so I could find the Headmaster, until they threatened some kids, man! I wasn't having any of that! I fought a T-Rex! *plays the dragon sword* That didn't end well... FOR THE T-REX!

So, Cid was hiding out in his office all along. The sneaky rascal. We told him about the missiles and he told us about a plan to save Garden. I went down some ladders... some? More like a butt load of ladders and -- and -- IT CAN FLY! THE GARDEN CAN FLY! We're saved! Ooh, Rinoa's pretty. Never noticed that before. ...I think I'm falling in love, or I have some pent up gas, either one.

We almost hit Balamb on the way out (the town, not the garden) but with the trusty touch of random buttons against my fingers we managed to avoid it and drift out at sea. Rinoa wanted me to show her around, kay. Now one of those guys in the Raiden style hat wants me to see Master NORG. Kay.

OH MY GOD IT'S JABBA THE HUT!

This guy is fat, like fatter than the king of the seven realms in the first season of GoT fat. He was having a fight with Cid and he wanted to serve our heads to the Sorceress so she wouldn't destroy Garden. Apparently that sneaky general used us, Balamb had no part in the ordered attack on the Sorceress. And why would they? The Sorceress... IS CID'S WIFE! DUN! DUN! DUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

Too many bombshells, man. I-I need to lie down.

Shorty
01-01-2014, 05:42 PM
I dislike the word Trabia because it reminds me of labia. :stare:

Ahahahaha I've always thought of him as Jabba the Hut as well xD

Mirage
01-01-2014, 05:55 PM
Nothing wrong with labias, man

Ayen
01-01-2014, 06:15 PM
I'm Han Solo, and this is STAR WARS! And we're in Return of the Jedi and I'm missing the best scene in the whole movie due to my blindness, and I'm the only one whose career survives the Ewoks bringing down the Galactic Empire making more Indiana Jones and being in the movie adaption of a book that readers hated and others didn't see because it was written by a bigot.

Scotty_ffgamer
01-01-2014, 06:23 PM
"Are you with NORG or Cid?"

"NORG? I've never heard of this guy claiming to be the master of this garden. I'm going to choose to be on his side and try to brutally murder my classmates. Why not?"

Also, I love the missile base part. It's very amusing. You've got the weird music, the dancing soldiers in the computer, all the incompetent lazy people, Selphie being Selphie. Good times.

Ayen
01-01-2014, 06:25 PM
Look, this missile has an error ratio that can be set to increase the chances of a miss! WHO DESIGNED THIS TROUT!?

I'm going to see the Headmaster to see what is up :colbert:

Carl the Llama
01-01-2014, 11:13 PM
This thread has finally gotten me in the mood to play my steam copy of the game ^^

Ayen
01-01-2014, 11:37 PM
You DO NOT insult Moombas. It may very well be the last thing you do :colbert:

Guys, I think I may have grew up in an orphanage with all my friends and then forgot about it.

Man, a lot has happened since my last post. Let's see, where to begin... oh we crashed into Fishermans Horizon! This one guy was trying to get this one fish while we were incoming but he just went 'forget it' and ran off. We were sent to apologize to the mayor, they wanted us to leave. Then Galbadia soldiers came and they were all liek, "We're going to burn down this city!" And the mayor was like, "NO! PLEASE! NO!" And the soldier was all, "MUHAHAHAHAHA!" then I was all, "SMURF YOU!" And he was all, "NUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!" Then this big machine came and it had Team B inside it! YAY REUNION!

We all went back to the Garden where Fishermans Horizon workers patched it up and gave us easier controls to pilot the thing. Cid promoted me to leader of everything. WHUT!? "It is your destiny, ToriJ." I'M SEVENTEEN! "Doesn't matter." ANGST!

So, everyone else prepares a band in town to congratulate me and Rinoa put on her only dress in the whole game. That was nice, I enjoyed that part. The band was terrible, though. Rinoa got upset when I wouldn't open up and ran off. Ain't getting any sugar tonight. ANGST!!

We went back to Balamb to find the place occupied by Galbadia troops. Man, what do they have against port cities? Oh, that's right they're looking for Ellone who took off on her ship. Yeah, the little girl in my last dream was the woman who visited me when I was passed out cold at the start of the game AND the reason I keep dreaming about Laguna via traveling to the past. DUN! DUN! DUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

We made it into Balamb saying we had info on Ellone and went to see the commander, but they wouldn't let us in. Speaking of commanders, I'm a commander now at Garden. Commander ToriJ, I like it. Has a nice ring to it. Anyway, we played WHERE ON BALAMB IS THE CAPTAIN!? Train. The captain and commander turned out to be Raijin and Fujin, Seifer's posse. Tornado? Witch, please, I'm from Kansas! Adamantium

Fujin: RAGE!

Adamantium

Fujin: RAGE!

Haha, no we're having a good time.

After defeating them and chasing the military out of the city Selphie wanted to visit her old Garden, so we did just that and on the basketball court found out that everyone except Rinoa used to live in the same orphanage.

Irvine: Yeah, I was bummed because I was the only one who remembered.

Why didn't you tell us sooner?

Irvine: You didn't remember.

But you told us now and we DID remember!

Irvine: Yeah, I was really bummed before.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! *gets hold back by the rest of the group*

Not only did we all grow up in the same orphanage and forget about it because GF mess with our memories, saw a bit of foreshadowing of that at my desk at the beginning too, but Ellone and Sorceress Edea were the ones that took care of us and now Edea is after Ellone. WTF is going on? Not happy with the past? Want to go back to the past? Change the past? I need a doctor. So now we're on our way to Edea house, wherever that is. I'm going to take some detours at the Shumi village and perhaps Winhill first. Who knows. Looks like the Shumi here may know a thing or two about Laguna. They only have a STATUE of him and call him master, so who knows. Shumi evolve into Moombas, interesting... I think this is also the species that Master NORG belongs to. They look similar enough. I guess if darkness and greed is in their heart they become bigger and need to be carried around. Yikes!

Ellone: Help me, ToriJ. You're my only hope.
*sighs* Stop ripping off Star Wars!

Botchmun
01-02-2014, 12:17 AM
Made me giggle, Teehee.

Karifean
01-02-2014, 02:44 AM
Look, this missile has an error ratio that can be set to increase the chances of a miss! WHO DESIGNED THIS TROUT!?

That's a thing though.

Anyways, upcoming Garden Battle is one of the best parts of the game IMO.

Ayen
01-02-2014, 02:55 AM
It is? I'd be.


Anyways, upcoming Garden Battle is one of the best parts of the game IMO.

Agreed. I'm on that part now. Second floor classroom to protect the junior classmates from the only green Galbadia troops I've seen all game. I also finished the Shumi side-quest and got a Phoenix Pinion after the elder showed me his hand. I think I seriously messed up on the Windhill side-quest because I went into all the houses before the mansion and it wouldn't let me inspect the suit of armor or the flower where Raine used to work. Oh well.

Apparently four orders is one order too many.

Karifean
01-02-2014, 03:19 AM
I think you need to have Irvine or Quistis in the party to be able to do the Winhill sidequest properly. Don't forget to do the 2nd part of the Shumi sidequest.

I've never ever gotten perfect on the orders. At least I have an idea of which are the right orders now.

Ayen
01-02-2014, 03:23 AM
The hell? How was I supposed to figure that out?

There's a second part to the Shumi side-quest?

Scotty_ffgamer
01-02-2014, 04:47 AM
That poor guy and his fish. I bet he had caught a really big one too, something to tell his grandchildren about. Then Garden had to crash into town and ruin everything.

Fujin: RAGE!

Squall: ANGST!

Fujin: RAGE!

Squall: ANGST!

Raijin: Please stop, ya know?

Ayen
01-02-2014, 04:57 AM
I hate Seifer so smurfing much. Thank God for Phoenix Pinion and Full Life.

Oh, trout, Sorceress Edea is next. Smurf me.

Mirage
01-02-2014, 05:06 AM
Look, this missile has an error ratio that can be set to increase the chances of a miss! WHO DESIGNED THIS TROUT!?

I'm going to see the Headmaster to see what is up :colbert:

I think that's just poor english or something. Being part of the prerendered backgrounds, the translators probably couldn't do anything with it. I think of it as a spread ratio. It makes sense to be able to switch between causing medium demolition of a large area and total destruction of a small area.

Ayen
01-02-2014, 05:40 AM
I beat her! It took some doing but I finally beat her. Edea reverted back to who she was as Matron talking about how grown up and strong we've become and Rinoa passed out after tending to Seifer and Seifer walked away. No idea what happened there. Anyways, onward to disc number three!

Pumpkin
01-02-2014, 05:40 AM
Alexander is kewl

Ayen
01-02-2014, 05:45 AM
Brief summary of the sorceress fight.

Edea: Dispel!
Me: Mega Potion!
Edea: Status change!
Me: Reverse status!
Edea: Death!
Me: Full Life!
Edea: Marco!
Me: Polo!

Botchmun
01-02-2014, 06:25 AM
Brief summary of the sorceress fight.

Edea: Dispel!
Me: Mega Potion!
Edea: Status change!
Me: Reverse status!
Edea: Death!
Me: Full Life!
Edea: Marco!
Me: Polo!

Doh'hohohohohoho.

Ayen
01-02-2014, 06:59 AM
So, Edea was possessed all this time by Sorceress Ultimecia, an evil sorceress who time traveled from the future! Dun, dun, dunnnnnnn! And there's another sorceress by the name of Adel! Dun, dun, dunnnnnn! Ultimecia wants Ellone's power to travel to the past to compress time so Edea gave up her body to protect Ellone. Not sure how that protected anyone... but okay. Edea is afraid what would happen if Ultimecia combined powers with Adel. Adel is unaccounted for and was involved in the previous Sorceress War but may still be out there.

Rinoa is in a coma and nobody knows why. I had another Laguna dream and talked with Ellone who kept telling me you can't change the past. Who am I to argue with history? Man, it looks like we really do need a doctor. Doctor, what do you make of all this?

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Quit foreshadowing, Doc.

Laguna and his pal Kiros were on set to film a movie! The only problem was a real dragon showed up in place of Kiros inside a dragon costume so I had to do some swordplay. Got my ass handed to me, but that's okay, infinite continues.

Then we fought! I won. Now I want to use Ellone's powers to bring back Rinoa so I'm going to see if Edea knows where Ellone's ship is. I'm looking for a white SeeD ship somewhere in the ocean. You know how much ocean there is on this planet? Yeah, exactly.

Cid: But, but, but. That isn't something for a leader to say.
Me: I'm not going to sit here and be lectured on good leadership qualities by a coward who ran away in the middle of a battle.

maybee
01-02-2014, 07:55 AM
Alexander is kewl


Alexander is always the best <3 he's pretty underated

Forsaken Lover
01-02-2014, 10:13 PM
I love the Garden Battle because it shows you that Balamb Garden really is just a high school full of losers playing soldier.

Galbadia Garden kicked their ass.

Mirage
01-02-2014, 10:35 PM
You still haven't told me whether you like the game or not. >:(

Ayen
01-02-2014, 10:56 PM
Alexander is kewl


Alexander is always the best <3 he's pretty underated

No idea who you guys are talking about.


I love the Garden Battle because it shows you that Balamb Garden really is just a high school full of losers playing soldier.

Galbadia Garden kicked their ass.

Which is sad because the Galbadia troops have to be the weakest enemies in the game. A few melee hits and they're dead.


You still haven't told me whether you like the game or not. >:(

Kinda spoils my review if I do, but since my top #20 games list also spoils the review yes.

I found the SeeD ship! Let me tell you this game doesn't do a good job at telling you the continents at all. I ran halfway across the map before finding out I was already ON the continent I needed to be on and the ship was right next to Edea's house. Haha, whatever.

Ellone wasn't there anymore but I did run into Zone and Watts again. Zone wasn't happy about Rinoa's current situation but Watts managed to calm him down, I got off with a warning. Pfft, like I'm supposed to be afraid of a guy who gets stomach aches every five minutes. Ellone wasn't on the ship anymore, she jumped on an Esthar ship. Why? I don't know. All I know is we're heading to Esthar. Frigging hard to pronounce words...

Pumpkin
01-02-2014, 10:59 PM
Shiva is the best.

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Ayen
01-02-2014, 11:01 PM
DUDE! I just grabbed a comatose girl, put her on my back and took off with her. No one stopped me? Where's the doctor? Where's security? I shouldn't just be able to take off with unconscious girls like that.

Oh, they were all waiting for me. Haha. Edea part of the party now, eh? Cool. Time to pick my team. 19, 17, 15, 12, whoa, Edea is level 26? All right you're coming with me. That goes, that goes, destroy that and I will have your heart. She doesn't have any magic? A sorceress... and she has no smurfing magic already? *sighs* Why do they always get weaker when they join your side? *junction switch* There we go.

Eeh, Zell's HP is lower than mine and Edea's. *equips Full Life to HP* NOW WE'RE TALKING!

maybee
01-03-2014, 02:52 AM
No idea who you guys are talking about.


You didn't get the Alexander GF from Edea ???

Ayen
01-03-2014, 03:07 AM
No, I didn't.

When Rinoa passed out at the end of disc two I was like, Ultimecia went into her, didn't she? And wouldn't you know it, that's exactly what happened.

Esthar isn't a fun town to run around in when you have no sense of direction, almost missed my ride for Zell and co. Took Irvine in space with Rinoa and myself and talked to Ellone. Got to see some glimpses of Rinoa's past and then I saved her from falling through space and being lost forever. After failing twice and having the game need to tell me what buttons to push...

Bad news is she unsealed Adel and the monsters on the moon are going nuts. Yeah, there are monsters on the moon. Moon looks like a giant eyeball right now, but it's okay because I'm in love.

Wait, no. This is terrible!

The goofy astronaut from the space station is Laguna, isn't it?

Edit: HUG HER GODAMMIT! You are not worthy of the codename ToriJ!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I HATE THESE MONSTERS IN THE SHIP SMURF AHHHHHHHHHH! *flips table up through a window and lands on Hope killing him on impact*

Carl the Llama
01-03-2014, 04:36 AM
No... Alexander... Pretty sure you need his Med LVL Up skill to be able to make Remedy+ which is needed for doomtrain :/

You can get Alexander on disk 4, but its literally right at the end of the game.

Mirage
01-03-2014, 04:47 PM
Not drawing from every boss in the game
are you even trying, tori?

Ayen
01-03-2014, 10:24 PM
Not drawing from every boss in the game
are you even trying, tori?

"What's this? You have magic? That's okay, I'll just keep using silence over and over so you're incapable of using magic."

Already ran out of echo screens so now all I have to rely on is remedy.

Edit: Wait, I have Silence. THE TABLES HAVE TURNED!

Botchmun
01-04-2014, 02:51 AM
Not drawing from every boss in the game
are you even trying, tori?

I don't think you're really there, you're an illusion created by too much heat on my brain.



"What's this? You have magic? That's okay, I'll just keep using silence over and over so you're incapable of using magic."

Already ran out of echo screens so now all I have to rely on is remedy.

Edit: Wait, I have Silence. THE TABLES HAVE TURNED!

Today Tori grows up and learns to spam status effects on bosses.

Ayen
01-04-2014, 03:05 AM
Not ashamed to say I said, "Silence will fall!" every time I used Silence. How'd you like it!? Not so good when it's you on the receiving end, is it?

Finally figured out that you had to kill the monsters in a row by color and made it into the ship's cockpit where Rinoa and I shared a tender moment. Then I learned that she was a sorceress now.

Wait, WHAT!?

Ultimecia possessing Rinoa gave her her powers, she is now a full fledged sorceress and is afraid people will hate her :( Now Esthar wants to take her away! And I let them 'cause it was her choice and stuff... then I get called a fool by Quistis and Zell. Then Selphie accidentally takes off while we're all inside the ship and NOW I CAN FLY! I CAN FLY!

We went to the Sorceress Memorial and got Rinoa out of there then I spent some time alone with her over at Edea's House. Now I finally know who were talking during the intro before, the first one was me and the second was Rinoa. YAY! Then we got a message from Esthar that they want to hire us to stop Ultimecia and someone named Kiros is waiting for us. Could it be THAT Kiros? We're going to Esthar now to find out.

I like how Irvine just holds up his gun and the scientists start to freak out. That was funny.

maybee
01-04-2014, 08:37 AM
No... Alexander... Pretty sure you need his Med LVL Up skill to be able to make Remedy+ which is needed for doomtrain :/

You can get Alexander on disk 4, but its literally right at the end of the game.


Yeeesssess you need to get Doomtrain !


Just can't seem to find the words why, you just need to get it ! and give it to Selphie.