"Pass the Phoenix Down, please"

December 19th, 2009, 6:44 pm



Edit December 19th, 2009, 6:48 pm

Boy, am I stepping the line, here... Yes, it's what you think. Today I present a new mini-series of rants, which will be entirely about Square-Enix, and the enormous amount of crap they've been doing, with the Final Fantasy series having a great part of the spotlight!

As for this rant, it's kind of an old subject. I surely wasn't the first to bring this up, and I surely won't be the last, which is the NOT SO GROUNDBREAKING death of Aeris, in Final Fantasy VII... also known as the most famous party "nerf" in the history of gaming.

Why not so groundbreaking, you ask? Well, because it wasn't the first time a party member dies in the middle of the game! That place belongs to Phantasy Star II, released on the Sega Mega Drive (a.k.a. Sega Genesis), released in 1989 in Japan, and 1990 in North America. I won't go into details, to avoid spoilers, but let's just say that this game manages to do it in a WHOLE LOT more dramatic way than Final Fantasy VII does...

Also, this brings me to another point, which is what I truly feel, when situations like these happen... You spend HOURS of gameplay growing levels on that character, invest on equipments for them, etc, etc... and in the end, they decide "Hey, let's kill that character to make it dramatic." Many people cryed when Aeris died, but you know what? I didn't! I felt like I wasted my time growing levels on that stupid bitch! Plus, she wasn't even that useful! Her Limit Break wasn't THAT good, and if you think it is, it's because you didn't do any level-grind, which is the trick to beat pretty much ANY turn-based RPG!

So, yeah... fuck Aeris for being a useless bitch who couldn't stop hitting on Cloud the very first time they've met, on that rotten church! I know they've seen each other before that, but you know, I don't fuckin' care! Come to think of it, I can't really decide if I felt frustrated for waisting my time growing levels on her, only to see her disapear out of my party JUST BECAUSE, or if I should be happy for getting myself rid of that idiotic smile of hers! I should probably shake Sephiroth's hand, for doing me a big favor, by sending that piece of badly-modeled polygons to the very depths of hell, and I FUCKIN' HOPE SHE DOESN'T COME OUTTA THERE, or I shall be the one to send her back, myself!!!

*sigh*... anyway, that'll be enough for today.

Edit May 21st, 2019, 3:29 pm


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