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    Iím almost at the end now. Got Bahamut - forgot I had to use reflect so I did the lair of the father twice lol - all thatís left now is the final dungeon and a couple chests I didnít get at the Sylph Cave because Malboros. Once I beat Zeromus, itís Cave of Trials and Lunar Ruins time!

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    As an update to my own slow as heck crawl through the series, I slammed through to the end of FFI within the last week. Poked my head into all the optional stuff, not my cup of tea, so I called it a day on this one.

    It was fine? I won't be playing it again. Nothing about it was engaging enough to make me care about doing it again.


    I booted up FF2, played through the first fight and then saved it, ready to pick up whenever. Let's see how I deal with the worst one!!

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    You’ll do fine, just make sure you know what role you want each character to fill and then just stick to developing that way. And whoever tells you this is the worst one is a pile of poo-pop garbage

    As for me, I’ve just beaten Zeromus, but I’m not done with the FFIV part of my marathon just yet. Time to get everyone else’s best weapons on Mt. Ordeals and beat Zeromus with them. And then it’s time for the Lunar Ruins! Then comes the Interlude, and then the After Years. I’m still a long way away from V, but that’s fine

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    So Iíve got a long weekend now. Managed to beat the Lunar Trials yesterday. It was a pretty cool experience, with the only trial I didnít get the full reward for being Rosaís. Other than that it didnít exactly feel very challenging, but itís nice that each characterís trial was actually unique and kind of added to their story. Kainís trial gets special mention. For as frustrating as it is with its final battle, it was very fun to play a murder mystery, however basic it was. Though if I were to compare all the post-game stuff that they added to the ports, Iíd say the Lunar Trials were probably the weakest. Aside from the trials themselves they kind of had a similar setup to the Soul of Chaps dungeons, but Soul of Chaos was actually challenging, which made the whole experience more compelling. The Labyrinth of Time may be annoying but at least it had a very interesting gimmick, and I think the Arcane Labyrinth may be my favorite new addition to the series as itís interesting both in terms of mechanics and story. I feel really stupid for skipping it before and now I regret not visiting it multiple times throughout the game to get everyoneís weapons. Oh well. Iím also curious to see how the Sealed Cave and Dragonsí Den compare. Iíve only beaten the latter once years ago and Iíve never actually beaten the former, so itís definitely gonna be interesting.

    I think the coolest part about the Lunar Ruins comes from hindsight, seeing how theyíve pretty much inspired the After Years. The challenge dungeons are the obvious result here, but even in terms of story you can see that some of the story ideas in the trials later got much more fleshed out in TAY (see again: Kainís trial). Now Iím actually even more excited to go back to the After Years. Sadly, I still have the Interlude to deal with, which may just be the title Iím least looking forward to on my agenda. Thankfully, itís also super duper short so I hope to get it out of the way tonight

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    Ok, so another update. I beat the Interlude and it was pointless as ever. Thankfully, Ceodoreís Tale was far more interesting. Iíve managed to beat it and will now attempt its challenge dungeon. I honestly find it pretty funny how they make it pretty obvious the Hooded Man is Kain from the getgo only for him to say he must kill Kain at the very end lol

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    So a little side note here but I need to complain about one Jason Schreier, Kotakuís resident ďJRPG expertĒ. In his review for FFIII he advised readers to play the game only to the point of reaching the Crystal Tower and then abandoning it forever. Iím not even gonna comment on that one tbh.

    But the reason I bring him up is that before starting TAY, I saw his review and it was bad, of course, but the main point im interested now is how he complained about the game being unbalanced since you face flan-type enemies in a chapter where you only have physical fighters. And sure enough, you do encounter flans in Ceodoreís Tale, but you know what else you can find there? Shops that sell all the elemental attack items. And theyíre dirt cheap. Idk how someone who canít even comprehend basic tools like this can call himself a JRPG expert tbh

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    Don't know how he missed that.

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    So I only need to finish Ceodoreís challenge dungeon five more times to get all the items lol

    This may sound tedious but thereís actually something incredibly relaxing about going through these dungeons and just farming strong items. I also like to use this opportunity to reach the level cap, but since the cap here is the same as in Kainís Tale, where Iíll be importing these characters, and that cap is fifty, Iíll be doing no such thing. Ceodore is level 33 now so I expect him to be 35-ish by the time Iím done

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    Rydiaís Tale is done, now I need to just do the challenge dungeon and reach the level cap. Iím at 25, so I think I should reach 40 pretty easily. I also got all the nuts and bolts needed to restore Calca and Brins without much effort so Iíll have them available later. Of course I will never, ever use them again because they are incredibly bad, but a) Iím trying to do everything I can in this marathon and b) I canít let Luca down, she worked really hard on those dolls.

    Btw I really like how Luca is pretty much immune to the negative effects of moon phases. Attack and Big Throw are categorized as different things, so they will never be penalized at once. Thatís pretty useful, and considering how good she is with her axe, I can actually see myself using her in my final party. Iím looking forward to Yangís Tale a bit now, but honestly Iím looking forward to the other tales even more, especially the twins

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    Got all the treasure from Rydiaís challenge dungeon and reached level 40 no problem. The dungeon actually felt kinda mean, with some very strong enemies that my team was not really geared towards, but I got through somehow. I actually lucked out and got the bomb summon to accidentally drop after one encounter and it seriously made the whole ordeal go by much more smoothly. On to Yangís Tale next!

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    And Yangís Tale done. It felt very short for some reason? Also I find it absolutely hilarious that Ursulaís birth scene in Interlude completely contradicts what happens here, which only goes to show just how half-assed the Interlude was. Now itís Challenge Dungeon time. Iím probably gonna be here a while since Iím only level 21.

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    Fynn this is so great, where you at? Final Fantasy (original) is underrated within the series, in my opinion. The NES Classic port is fun, pretty darn authentic, and incorporates all the annoyances of the original which is cool to me, to see where they went wrong at what they improved upon in later games. I couldn't put it down!

    I am in the SNES era right now. Halfway through FFIV and it's already my favorite I-V. Question though: I have a pretty long marathon list, but intentionally left out the FFIV sequels because of widespread bad reviews. Should I add them in? Are you maybe influencing me to now? Hmm... I am indeed playing it on PSP complete collection... Can anyone support the sequels?

    My list again:
    Final Fantasy (NES Classic) (done)
    FFII (Origins) (done)
    FFIII (PSP) (done)
    FFIV (PSP) (current)
    FFV (PS1) (done)
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    Secret of Mana (PS4 remaster?)
    FFVI (PS1)
    Chrono Trigger (PS1)
    FFVII (PS1)
    FF Tactics (PS1)
    Xenogears (PS1)
    Chrono Cross (PS1)
    FFVIII (PS4 remaster)
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    FFX (PS4 remaster)
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    Drakengard (PS2)
    Drakengard 2 (PS2)
    FFXII The Zodiac Age (PS4)
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    FFXIII-2 (PS3)
    Lightning Returns (PS3)
    FF Type-0 HD
    WoFF
    FFXV
    Nier: Automata
    FF7R
    FFXVI
    Current: FFIV

    Completed: Final Fantasy, FFII, FFIII, FFV, FFVII, FFX

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    Iím playing the After Years right now actually and I personally really like it and think all the negativity is overblown. It is quite grindy though.

    Might as well update my progress now! Done with Yangís final dungeon and getting to level 40 was actually pretty damn quick compared to Rydia. Now Iím doing Palomís Tale and am making my way down the Troia Waterway. I think this oneís my favorite so far!

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    Ah who am I kidding of course I'll give them a shot. Might have to take a break from IV after all the Lunar Ruins stuff though, we'll see!
    Current: FFIV

    Completed: Final Fantasy, FFII, FFIII, FFV, FFVII, FFX

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