( doop doop thinking sorta grumbly )
On another note! I've been sort of playing along with moogle_university
- I didn't get through FF3, to my complete lack of surprise. My impression from the first playthrough was not that great and the second did not exactly improve. Though I guess there's some interesting stuff to play with in it? What is the deal with the Ancients, seriously. On the other hand, all the time stuff gives me headaches, I'm pretty sure no one was actually trying to make it make sense. Not gonna think about it too hard.
I want stories about the Warriors of the Dark, though. I'm not always much for stories of cycles (breaking out
of that is sweet though), but I think this could be neat.
FFIV is basically magic
after playing FF3, I've got to be honest. Even the deal with Baron itself is hells of more complex, and the kid who asks Cecil if he's a bad guy! That's pretty cute, and I do like that you start off with Cecil looking like that, even if he is dumb as a rock. Then you have the rest of the world and Mysidia and the parts the Crystals play (sentient crystals! yesssss I have no idea what they're actually doing but I don't really worry about it that much). Although Troia is… um. Look, I'm glad they tried to have a women-centric society, but it… didn't really get pulled off that well. Sigh. … I don't think the dwarves were developed much more, really, and Troia doesn't… get a lot of plot really but. It would've been nice!
The difficulty took kind of a weird curve, I think- at one point I was muddling along going '…am I overlevelled? I think I may be overlevelled' and Edge only died once on Leviathan. …And then I hit the Sealed Cave and suddenly everyone needed to be healed between fights just in case the next one was two Chimeras each with an urge to use Blaze. Good times! The Lunar Subterrane is worse- it was kind of manageable until I got to a chest with a fire-based dragon and lost a few floors of progress. So uh not finished with 4 just yet. Sometime soon!
Odin is so much nicer in 4 than 5, man. I think he has more HP, but considering the lack of a time limit, not so much a problem! Gosh I also want summon stories, those are cool.
Started on 5- not that far in yet, though, which is a shame. Lenna seems kind of formal so far, but checking with the SNES translation… I think that probably I was getting her mixed up with someone. :|a And I know the GBA translation is technically the better of the two I have, but on the other hand I've never really been big on Yoshitaka Amano's art for it. It doesn't quite gel for me- I tend to read FF5 as comedy more than anything else, and Amano's art seems kind of more serious. Though some people've noted that the second world has kind of a lot of crap going on there so! Man.
…really though FF5 is basically the breather between 4 and 6. … Well, mostly. …and then we get 7 and 8, which. I guess I'll see!
Further note: so uh hs_worldcup
is going to be a thing I guess? May's well try I guess… :x It'd be nice to talk with people and do things, just. Well. oh man signups are open now oh man. WHOOPS.
And finally: eeeeee mail that mail is coming hell yeah