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    Honestly, I never felt the base game was as much of a disaster as fans whined that it was. I feel the issue is that XV really was designed with a "the journey is more important than the destination" and the real character moments come from just dicking around the open world as opposed to the plot points. My only grief with the plot was simply how the game made it too obvious they cut content to sell as DLC. Whether said content was worth it or was important to the overall narrative is unknown to me, but it did feel like a cheap ploy at the time. Still, I enjoyed the game overall and most of my real complaints comes from the core gameplay just not being something I care for, which is hardly unique to this one. The main difference between XV and XIII is that I can be talked into replaying XV, whereas XIII's gameplay is just so badly handled that it's a real struggle to maintain interest.

    I feel the FNC could have been interesting, and to be fair to SE, I will agree that a large part of it's problem was more on the technical side of things than the idea just being bad to begin with. The FNC is only interesting to me because it serves as a bit of a time capsule for SE's troubled production side and lessons on bad development practices. So I find this period in the company's history to be interesting. With that said, I'm happy to be over it as it has been a albatross around the company's neck for over ten years. I'm happy we can move on from it, even if the company has already exchanged it with a new one that is the VII Remake.
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    Well I agree that Noctis' sacrifice was probably always planned for the ending, but I also feel like the circumstances changed when it became XV. One major change being the fact that vXIII tells us that the other nations once possessed crystals of their own and lost them, borrowing an idea not too dissimilar from Type-0, whereas XV retcons that into Insomnia's crystal being the only one in Eos.

    I also don't really believe the novel ending was the original ending Tabata and his team wanted. I really feel like it was a last minute fic-it-fic due to the reaction the original ending had on fans. Too much of it seems to exist to try and counter XV's original bittersweet, downer ending. Unfortunately for XV, due to the service model nature of the game and the fact it's life started as a different IP, there will always be uncertainty about what was intended for the story and characters.

    I agree the idea behind FNC is intriguing, but alas it never really stuck the landing with any of the games associated with it.
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    I mean to be fair, it's not like the FNC itself is terribly original. It's core concept was just playing up a more pessimistic version of the Warriors of Light mythos from the early entries. I think Tabata and SE simply tried to remove itself from the FNC mythos because it didn't pan out so well for XIII and all of the delays. So they likely downplayed it for Western audiences to try and distance itself from that, whereas they likely kept it in for the fans who liked the XIII trilogy.

    XV does add in it's own unique elements. I'm not really sure if the Star Scourge and Daemon story lines were really in Versus XIII. Of anything, XV really downplays all of the elements of Versus XIII's plot fans knew about, and likely Tabata begrudgingly kept them in, since that's what fans knew. I mean the trailers for vXIII made Regis out ot be a major figure in the plot, but he's kind of minor character in XV when it comes down to it.
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    The other central theme is that the crystals are played as being less virtuous in these entries. Often fickle and not really giving a damn about the humans they choose to do things for them. You'll be seeing more of that later.
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    Ardyn is definitely one of the best FF villains to come out for awhile.
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    That should be nice. I still haven't picked up any of the DLC.
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    Oh that's neat. I hope you enjoy it, especially since you won't have to deal with the hype and initial backlash reactions from when it came out.
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    HEY FYNN I THINK I LIKE WITH YOUR ONLINE PERSONA WANT TO ONLINE DATE ME THEN AFTER 3 ONLINE MONTHS OF ONLINE DATING I WILL ONLINE PROPOSE TO YOU AND WE CAN GET ONLINE MARRIED AND HAVE 3 ONLINE CHILDREN AND AFTER 8 YEARS OF ONLINE HELL WE CAN GET ONLINE DIVORCED AND HAVE ONLINE COURT SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR ONLINE POSSESSIONS AND THEN WHEN YOU ARE SLEEPING IN YOUR ONLINE BED WITH YOUR NEW ONLINE PARTNER I WILL COME INTO YOUR ONLINE HOUSE AND ONLINE MURDER YOU IN BLIND ONLINE RAGE AND I WILL HAVE TO GO TO THE ONLINE ASYLUM FOR ONLINE PSYCHOPATHS WHAT DO YOU SAY MY ONLINE CHUM?
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    Well that should be fun.
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    Yeah, it's amusing how BoB says he's closing down the forum and suddenly the place gets super active again.
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Part of your world

by Fynn on 06-06-2017 at 04:37 PM
So there's this nagging issue I've had for quite some time now. It's a pretty abstract issue but one I think is pretty interesting and perhaps even important to share nonetheless. For many reasons, it has only become more pronounced recently.

As some of you may know, I want to be a writer. I try to do as much writing as I can. I even do writing for a living, though as an SEO copywriter, it's not exactly that I have an opportunity to spread my creative wings as part of what keeps giving

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On FFVII (part of my Fmarathon rant)

by Fynn on 11-23-2016 at 11:16 AM
Decided this is worthy of being a blog-post, since it turned out to be a much bigger rant than I expected and I'm not sure the marathon's audience is really there for that kind of stuff

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Welp, got all the way to the Shinra building. I was thinking of barging in for once, but it just feels so stupid. I just had to take the stairs again. What sane person would just charge in, guns blazing, when there's a clearly safer, less-disruptive option?

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Frustrations of the writerly sort

by Fynn on 07-01-2016 at 11:13 AM
So there's this thing I've been struggling for quite some time. I don't want to call it a "writer's block" because it kind of seems like an excuse for being lazy. And it usually doesn't last long. This is something that's been eating at me for a long time.

I just kinda feel that I can't write anymore.

I mean, I still write articles for the site sometimes and I write other texts at my work, but it seems like, creatively, I've dried up. I'll come up with ideas

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On story expectations

by Fynn on 03-30-2016 at 11:57 AM
So this is kind of a general discussion, but the general rant I have is based on three popular 3DS RPGs: Bravely Default, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Shin Megami Tensei IV. Sorry if this is chaotic, as I'm just writing this as it comes into my mind. Also, spoilers from the three games abound.

All of those games were very well received, though for different reasons. SMT is kind of here to serve as a neutral ground, as the evaluation of its story is pretty divided, whereas the consensus

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Character Appreciation: Junpei Iori

by Fynn on 03-30-2016 at 10:37 AM
This is in no way an idea I stole from Pumpkin, no siree.


Junpei Iori is a character from the Persona franchise. He first appears in Persona 3 and all of its subsequent releases as a playable party member. He becomes a social link character as well in the female path of Persona 3 Portable, though he isn't date-able. He is also playable in

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