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May. 18th, 2017 05:57 pm
stavekoff: (Default)
[personal profile] stavekoff
Final Fantasy 6 is not a good game. it's boring, and all but 4 of the playable characters fucking suck. Locke keeps his dead girlfriend in his damn basement!

I just never got why people like this one so much. To me it's one of the blandest entries and I just hate it when people flip shit over mediocre product.

Date: 2017-05-19 12:37 am (UTC)
facetiousfutz: (kh soriku)
From: [personal profile] facetiousfutz
It was my first FF game.

Date: 2017-05-19 09:15 am (UTC)
facetiousfutz: (kh soriku)
From: [personal profile] facetiousfutz
But yes, Locke does keep his dead girl friend in his basement and it's weird. I feel like the only VI fan who doesn't ship him with Celes.

Also, thank god for Dissidia, basically solidifying Terra as the main character, for anyone who somehow thought it was Locke.

Date: 2017-05-19 01:56 am (UTC)
sarajayechan: &hearts; <lj user="cumshaw"> (Alice)
From: [personal profile] sarajayechan
Eh, mediocre/boring is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone has different taste in games, what bothers you might not bother someone else.

Date: 2017-05-19 01:30 pm (UTC)
sarajayechan: &hearts; <lj user="batonpass"> (Jinxie Tenma)
From: [personal profile] sarajayechan
I feel the same way about Ace Attorney 6, so I get that. I loved the other AA games but 6 is a slog because I can't stand the gratuitous and shameless cruelty and hatred going on.

Date: 2017-05-19 03:59 am (UTC)
taichara: (apple)
From: [personal profile] taichara
From having been there at the time, I have the following observations:

- critical mass of gamers at the time for whom it was their first rpg
- its pixel work is visually impressive
- it has the eyerollingly attractibility of a broken-bird lead + the unrelenting wangst typical of the time (related: the broken-bird is female; this prompts a different reaction from the average sod)
- a core of insane fans who stepped up their crazy game the moment VII dropped and have never given up since

There are no doubt other factors, but these are the core imo.

Date: 2017-05-19 06:16 am (UTC)
taichara: (Kythi)
From: [personal profile] taichara
Hey, I at least can cheerfully say that yes, my first FF was basically dogfood (especially the version I played).

I mean I love it. But it's still a mess, lol.

Date: 2017-05-19 10:07 am (UTC)
samuraiter: (Default)
From: [personal profile] samuraiter
(Thank you for adding me, BTW.)


Final Fantasy VI, at this point, is one of those "you had to be there" games. In '94, after the SNES JRPG revolution started rolling in '91 with the release of Final Fantasy IV, the fandom of the time was starving for the next big game, and FF6 delivered us all kinds of things we had never seen, heard, or played before, coupled with a much better translation. Considering that most of us had started at the original FF1, or at Dragon Warrior, or at any number of balls-hard PC RPGs, the leap upwards in game quality was astounding.

Granted, the Phantasy Star games had already been delivering that experience for several years, but those were almost impossible to find, as well as very difficult compared to the Final Fantasy games. PS4 lost big by going up against FF6, and that was pretty much it for that series, alas. :-| PSO notwithstanding.

In addition, FF6 had the advantage of being released at about the same time as the opening of the public Internet, so much of early video game 'ficdom was devoted to it ... before the FF7 juggernaut came barreling down the tracks, of course.

These days, the best way to play the game is through emulation using the "Brave New World" romhack, which overhauls the way it plays and makes for a more involving experience. (The dude who developed it is an acquaintance of mine on Game FAQs.) Apart from that, I think the GBA port is all right, and I have yet to play the recent (read: buggy) Android / iOS version, but I still think the SNES version is the definitive release. Especially in terms of the audio. None of the subsequent releases have done that soundtrack justice, IMO.

On Terra: I know she's the first character you play, and her story is probably the most central to the game, but I've never really seen FF6 as having a "main" character. It's really more of an ensemble cast, and it doesn't all rest on the shoulders of a single character. ... It's a feat Square Enix has never duplicated, and that most other JRPGs have never really attempted.


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