Top 5 Final Fantasy Games

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Yesterday I did the top 5 games not named Final Fantasy, so today its top 5 Final Fantasy games. These are also in an order for once but because hey why not.

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Number five happens to be Final Fantasy 5, the game is terribly underrated game. The job system was great, the cast of characters were fun and varied including a female pirate pretending to be a man. and the quest to save the crystals from Exdeath was fantastic.

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Final Fantasy 10 seems a bit low on the list, and hey i’m sure some of the higher ones will come across as nostalgia but I will explain my logic later. FF10 was actually fairly linear but it worked out, a big part of why is it went with the story of the summoner being on a pilgrimage. They did a great job at making you feel like you had to be in a hurry without actually rushing you around. The game may not be perfect, but damn if it didn’t come close for its time.

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Final Fantasy 7 may actually be the most influential title in the series. Before that the series and JRPG’s in general were kind of a niche hidden secret of the gaming world in the west. Actually many people in Japan thought the western world was to stupid to even play them properly at one point. Then this game showed up and exploded and opened up a whole world to people. The game graphically hasn’t held up great, but the materia system is top noth, and to this day is still one of the best systems in a game and the story is fun. Tho, as you can tell I don’t believe it is the best in the series.

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Final Fantasy 9, what many believe is truly the best Final Fantasy game. In fact most of the time I hear people arguing between 7 and 9, and while 7 is great and far more influential 9 is just the better game to me. The story is better, most of the characters are better. The only real flaws is the materia system was better and the final boss of 9 made no damn sense at all, he just kind of showed up. But I am sure many of you are wondering, if 7 is number three and 9 is number two, how the hell do I choose number 8 as number one? Well I didn’t. In fact the best Final Fantasy doesn’t have a number.

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Yes, Final Fantasy Tactics, the War of the Lions is to me the best of the Final Fantasy games, and easily the best Tactical RPG ever made. With dozens of classes and monsters to choose from with plenty of characters and an amazing story about the tragedy of war, betrayal and the secrets of history. It is actually a great tragedy the game never got a true sequel, tho there are some theories that Final Fantasy Tactics and FF12 are connected as well as Vagrant story, tho its not really the same thing. All in all however Final Fantasy Tactics is one of those games I would love to see remastered again for the PS4. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Crazy Taxi (Sega Forever)

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Crazy Taxi is one of those games I played as a kid and finally got around to trying out the Sega Forever version. I won’t lie, I was worried about this one. Graphically it is one of the more impressive games they released and the sound is also higher end of the stuff they have given out. So how does it hold up?

Well honestly it holds up pretty damn well. Graphically my G6 played it very well and the sound played beautifully. Both of these things actually surprised me but not as well as the actual controls worked themselves. I was expecting this to be the worst in the series of Sega Forever games so far but in fact it functioned the best, so if you are a fan of Crazy Taxi give this one a shot. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

New Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailers and News

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Last night while many of us slept, at least most of us Americans, in the land of the Rising Sun which I think may just be a popular western name for Japan there was some new Kingdom Hearts 3 information. The big info as you can see from the picture is there will be a Monsters Inc level. Ok thats not the big info tho its cool, the big info is they confirmed that 2018 will be the year we finally play the game, and the release date will be announced at E3 this year. For those that have been waiting, it will be a good year, now enjoy some trailers.

 

I honestly am not completely sold on the game, and after such a long wait I feel most people will be disappointed anyway and it can’t possibly live up to expectations, but it will sell a crazy amount of copies. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Walking Dead Telltale Season 1

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Like most Telltale games such as Game of Thrones Telltales Review or Tales from the Borderlands The Walking Dead tells the story in a popular world that lets you make various choices, some will change the story but most will just only give the illusion of change. For example early on there is a choice of how to deal with a guy caught in a bear trap, but how you choose to deal with only really changes who who turns into a zombie to attack you later.

The story itself follows Lee and a little girl name Clementine as they attempt to survive in a world filled with zombies, cannibals bandits and all kinds of other dangers. The game itself is actually well done and interesting, plus for you that enjoy trophy hunting its an easy platinum/achievement points. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Mutant Football League

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A long long time ago when I was a little savior I got a game called Mutant League Football. No clue why my parents bought me this, hell it may have been my brothers. So we popped this weird game in, and started to play. WTF were we playing. This dude exploded. My brother passes down the sideline, makes it passed the first down marker. Runs out of bounds to avoid another big hit aaand this guy flys out into space. What..the hell is this.  People are dying, landmines are exploding out of bounds is no longer safe that ref got bribed and needs to die. And this is before half time. The halftime show is you throwing exploding footballs at the marching band and yes if you kill them all you are greeted with the words “New Band Tryouts Monday.” Now many of you may have played this, others may be curious and want to play this. Well if you have a Sega Genesis you can probably find it, or there is Mutant Football League.

Mutant Football League is the spiritual successor to Mutant League Football, tho admittedly more adult to match the times. The addition of full voice ability has added some rather interesting and colorful commentary that is hilarious but crude, it also happens to be the guy from the classic NBA Jam. The game play is simplistic yet fun and the graphics while not AAA level are still nice. The strategy doesn’t come from the Madden style of football mechanics tho. Instead you have dirty plays that are of limited use you will need to time just right. And do you try to kill the opposing teams running backs to prevent them from running, or is their passing game so good you try to kill all their QB in hopes of forcing a forfeit? Or do you do some combination of it all? Either way for the price of $20 you can not go wrong and I encourage anyone to try it out. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Batman: The Telltale Series

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I was a bit skeptical going into this one, first because while I like Batman I wouldn’t consider myself a fan. I can take him or leave him. I enjoyed the 90’s cartoon and the older movies but much of the newer stuff or the comics i’m just kind of meh with. That being said, it was a free game on PSN last month (January) so really what did I have to lose?

The game itself is short, I played through the entire thing in a day while taking care of a one year old. Probably took about 10 hours, so I imagine without the one year old it can be done in about 8. Most Telltale games are short tho to be fair, this one is just a little extra short compared to say Game of Thrones Telltales Review or The walking dead (those reviews are coming soon) But you will be treated to an original story created for this series, and as far as I can find an entirely new villain. The series actually takes an entirely new spin on Batman to an extent seeming to take place in a world before the dark night knows of the Joker and just meets Catwoman. I can see how many long time fans may be turned away by this but for a casual such as myself it is actually very well done and fun to see. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

5 Saddest Deaths in Gaming

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The title says it all, this is just my personal list of 5 deaths that just for whatever reason seemed particular sad for me either because emotionally they sucked or because I just felt cheated and as usual, there is no particular order. Also there will obviously be spoilers for at least 5 games.

 

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Thane, Mass effect 2. I know its technically possible to not have him die, but his death is still sad as hell. He is a great character and despite being an assassin you couldn’t really ask for a nicer teammate. He left us far too soon.

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Lavitz Slambert The Legend Of Dragoon. Ok what the hell, this is one of the first guys to join your party, quickly becomes one of your characters best friends. You spend a ton of time getting him into fighting shape and BOOM son of a bitch gets killed pretty randomly early on to be replaced by a guy that will have all the same stuff. It is essentially pointless outside of the story, which honestly could have sent the king that joined you back to the castle and left the Lavitz with you and nothing would have changed.

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Lee.  Ok this dude got screwed. He saves a young girl he doesn’t know after pretty much going to jail on some bullshit he shouldn’t be going to jail for. Gets stuck in the zombie apocalypse and STILL manages to be a decent human being. Gets bit by a zombie while, rescues a little girl from a crazy guy and dies. This was sad on the grounds of him being a great character and it just being unfair.

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Aerith Gainsborough. Look we all know she was going to be on the list, we also all know why. Lets just move on.

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John Marston. This guy got the shaft. No lube. Forced to work for the government he essentially goes on a sanctioned killing spree across half of America and Mexico to kill his former gang just so the government can gun him down in the end anyway. John must have pissed off a lot of people to get that treatment.