Final Fantasy I: Part 1

Now, here’s what I thought up for a gaming post. It’ll be a Let’s Play, but in blog format with screenshots of instead of video. My “witty” comments will be posted after each picture, and I’ll really only be taking pictures of semi-important screens. I’ll be going for as long as about well, until I get bored for each part so expect the posts to be in different length each time. As with everything I do, be careful of spoilers.

My first one of these will be Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (the title is reversed in the blog title so it’ll be easier to put the sequels up). So let’s do this. As you can probably tell the this post isn’t about Phoenix Wright, but it’s instead Final Fantasy I. Why? Well… I started to write the other post, but I noticed my screens were a bit off, when I went into Final Fantasy I had a better idea about how many screens I wanted, so this should be a lot better than my crap first post. Anyways, that post will maybe come out, but I need to redo the screens so that’ll be in a while.

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Alright, to be perfectly honest, I’ve never really finished Final Fantasy all the way. I’ve played it before but I’ve never really finished it. As such, I know a bit of what to expect and what to do, but after a certain point I’ll be flying blind.

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I’m playing the remake on the Gameboy Advance. Which is awesome, because I’ve played the original NES version, and I had to stop after a while just because of how old the entire game seemed. Anyways, I auto named everyone, so we have our great team of Leo the Warrior, Baku the Thief, Luca the White Mage, and Kory the Red Mage. I debated if I should replace the Thief with a monk, but thought not, I enjoy ninjas.

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Man, there really is a giant Seinfeld Is Unfunny (trope!) feeling going on.

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This all just seems so cliched.

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Though I guess Final Fantasy wasn’t even the trope codifier for this the Chosen One (trope!) or many other tropes used. It’s still feels like Final Fantasy was one of the first RPGs to really bring forward these concepts to my mind.

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Though the complete lack of back story to how these people became chosen ones shows just how old the game is. In a modern RPG you have to start from a characters birth, unlike the older games where they throw you in with nothing.

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Like this. Well, where in ground that I’ve already played, so let’s just go to town first and buy some equipment. Oddly enough, when I first entered there was a guard blocking the exit. Having never seen that before, I talked to the guard only to be teleported to the castle to see the king.

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Yup, though I don’t know how they can tell we’re warriors of “Light”. Though that may just be the relation between light and good, so they mean the warriors of “Good.”

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Er- We kind of have to save the world.

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Yes, yes, but- You know… the world?

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Ah, blackmail. I see. I guess we’ll be heading north first to save Sarah.

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Yeah… at level one, all we can really do is fail.

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So, after some short level grinding let’s head up north and save the princess!

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Stats are all looking quite good. New equipment is also quite shiny.

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Mages have their magic. To be honest, I’ve always found the concept of buying magic a little bit weird. Though in this case, it’s probably just buying books or staves that’ll teach the magic.

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Hrm. I’ve started like a dozen games, but I’ve never really known what this place was for. Is that bad?

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To be fair, I’ve never finished one of those dozen games. Hopefully, I’ll finish this one.

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Ah, here we go. The monsters in here are quite a bit higher level, so I think I’ll grind a bit before attack Garland.

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Lame.

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The king still has his wife and a second daughter. Logically I don’t think he’s going to give his entire kingdom for a single girl, even if it is his daughter. Heck, it’s not even his son, I don’t understand why Garland or the king thinks she’s worth that much. In a logical medieval society, no one would have batted their eye, that much.

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There’s four of us and one of you. No matter how strong you are, you shouldn’t be this cocky. Heck, I bet he even cracked his neck before attacking us.

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That was a short battle.

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Money. Equipment. That’s all I really want.

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Yes, yes, we are your loyal slaves. Just let us get back to saving the world.

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Yes, we are. Oh god, you’re going to say the prophe-

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Oh, okay. Good!

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Is this legal?

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Yes, yes. You can thank us by letting us into the treasure house!

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Dammit. I’ll go see the elf king. Also wow. They build quick.

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Hrm. Not quite high enough level for me.

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Better. Still, I’ll do some more after I cros-

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Oh. Okay.

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Blah. Blah. Blah.

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Oh, a title screen? That seems like a good place to stop for now.

Well, we’re crossing the bridge next time, in the mean while I think I might level grind a bit.

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