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    It's a great game with a fun innovative combat...

    It's a great game with a fun innovative combat system and a lot of replay value due to the New Game+ mechanic. Terrific music as well.

    Try playing it before you play Chrono Trigger if possible...
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    Wow! I am so envious!! Do you have pics? Especially the ultima weapon!?? :kaoclove:
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    The concept of leitmotif goes back as far as...

    The concept of leitmotif goes back as far as Wagner, most likely further. So it makes sense that the character's theme helps us to connect to the character, even if they're not present using musical...
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    Sonic 2. Great fun, they didn't mess with...

    Sonic 2.

    Great fun, they didn't mess with what worked in the first Sonic. More action, same breezy humor.
  5. Thread: Grinding

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    I'm fine with grinding if: 1) It's a game that...

    I'm fine with grinding if:

    1) It's a game that really enjoyable to play.

    2) There is a system of unlockable abilities (Materia, License Board, Magicite, Sphere Grid, Jobs) that you can get...
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    I finished Episode I-V in story mode and I found...

    I finished Episode I-V in story mode and I found a couple of interesting things:

    1) You don't get the any of the Scavenger abilities until they get unlocked with Rey early on in Episode VII, so...
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    I have most of the FFVII figures that came out...

    I have most of the FFVII figures that came out the same time as the game. Look just like the character art, but very little articulation. Went nuts with FFVIII though, got all the characters,...
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    Being friendly and helpful when answering...

    Being friendly and helpful when answering questions. Posting a lot helps too, although I've backslid a lot in recent years.
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    Poll: Reminds me of an exchange in Star Trek TMP: ...

    Reminds me of an exchange in Star Trek TMP:

    "It could hold a crew of tens of thousands."

    "Or a crew of a thousand ten miles tall."
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    Poll: Are we counting Dream Zanarkand and the ruins of...

    Are we counting Dream Zanarkand and the ruins of Zanarkand together? They are two different places that coexist temporally, even though the game does a bad job of clarifying that.
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    Poll: Shinra taps into our deep seated fears that large...

    Shinra taps into our deep seated fears that large multinational corporations care solely about profit margins over the well being of their workers, their customers, or the environment. The list of...
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    Hey, what did I do?!? It was fun and simple....

    Hey, what did I do?!?

    It was fun and simple. I like the visible enemy mechanic (which we later saw in FFXII) instead of random encounters. Once MP-restoring items were easily available the...
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    The Fayth of Anima for best mother. She...

    The Fayth of Anima for best mother. She sacrificed everything for her son.

    I agree about Sazh for best Dad.
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    I didn't mind the setting update, but I found the...

    I didn't mind the setting update, but I found the character transitions too jarring. Yuna going from a demure priestess to Pop star? Rikku was always upbeat and cheerful, which I liked about her,...
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    I love the FF series of course but each game is...

    I love the FF series of course but each game is generally standalone and I adore how Suikoden I-V (and Tactics) build a large and rich world over the course of six games. I also like how a...
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    I'm jumping on the Beyond the Beyond bashing...

    I'm jumping on the Beyond the Beyond bashing bandwagon. I got a PSX a year before FFVII came out, just because I knew it would be released only on that platform. So I had a year to make due with...
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    FFX-2 in addition to what was previously...

    FFX-2 in addition to what was previously mentioned, also has the New Game+, which rewards future playthroughs by allowing you to carry over equipment and explore alternate story branches.

    More...
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    You can get characters from the Mandalorian and...

    You can get characters from the Mandalorian and Solo as DLC.
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    Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

    I haven't preordered a game in years, and this was one I've been waiting for, after years of delays. The last time I was this worked up for a title was FFVII (I actually bought a PSX a year before...
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    A well written family show should be enjoyable to...

    A well written family show should be enjoyable to any age. Obviously the main target audience is young children, but older children and adults will often watch it as well, so it's worth making it...
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    Paw Patrol: The Movie

    Took my seven year old to see this in a theater today. Obviously she's the target audience, not me. Nevertheless I found this movie surprisingly enjoyable, mainly because the movie had fun pointing...
  22. Thread: The Mandalorian

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    It's quite simply a spaghetti western in space. ...

    It's quite simply a spaghetti western in space.

    I'm saying this with affection since some of the best sci-fi series are based on westerns (Star Trek TOS and DS9 along with Firefly are well known...
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    Can add Luca as an honorable mention? It felt...

    Can add Luca as an honorable mention? It felt very much in the spirit of a Ghibli film.
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    A lot of people mentioned most of what I would...

    A lot of people mentioned most of what I would have have said.

    So I'll just add that I love the way you can teach Strago some Blue Magic spells using Relm's sketch and Gau's rages. It took me...
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    I agree that Ultimecia's backstory and...

    I agree that Ultimecia's backstory and motivations are barely addressed at all, which is what created room for a lot of theorizing, myself included. While I don't find R=U compelling I think...
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