lowkey: (Vaan)
Day 3 – Your favorite Final Fantasy theme/song?

I generally like the music in FF games, and I recognize just how important the games' scores are to making the playing experience amazing. But for the life of me, I can only recall a handful of songs! Of the ones I can remember right now, my favorite is probably VIII's "Breezy (Balamb Town Theme)". I fell in love with Balamb Town when I first visited it with Squall and Quistis, in large part because I liked this song so much. It has a nice folksy twang that gave Balamb Town a solid sense of place. Granted, it can get really damn annoying if you listen to it too much, BUT HEY. Small fishing villages-turned-tourist destinations can grate on your nerves if you stay too long, so I'll just claim that the tune "stays true to the source material".

The crazy Latin chanting of "Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec" gets honorable mention for being awesome, while Dissidia's "Cosmos" gets a shout out for being strangely incongruent with the rest of the game.
lowkey: (Squall being badass.)
Day 2 - What is your least favorite FF game?

Well, XIII sorta disappointed me, but I'm going to chalk that up to the fact that I put the game down for a year, and in the interim probably forgot some of the finer-but-necessary details that made the plot congeal. But XIII was pretty and awesome, and after I read the "Analysis and Speculation" section of my game guide, the plot makes much more sense. So I forgive it.

I didn't really dig XII's moral ambiguity, in so far as many of the people my party fights are heroic in their own way—for instance, Vayne heroically dissolves the Occuria's command of humanity's fate, and Vossler didn't really need to die, given that his plan was what our heroes end up doing anyways. But XII was incredible, so I forgive it, too.

For this question, I'm going to go back on my earlier "only mainline FF games count" and say that my least favorite FF game is the first Dissidia.

It isn't that it's a fighting game—I'm a-okay with that. And it isn't the lack of new characters or anything; the ensemble cast is amazing. The problem is, is that its sequel Dissidia Duodecim is such a better game. I resent that I invested as much time as I did, only to be introduced with a fighting experience that was so incredibly improved by its overhaul. More importantly, the writing and voice acting of the second game is by far and away better than the first, compounding my growing, retroactive disappointment in the first game.

(But the cover of the first game was reversible, so there is that.)

BUT THERE YOU HAVE IT. I have opinions and I'm not afraid to express them, Internet.
lowkey: (Lightning's glow)
I've had Dissidia Duodecim for several weeks now, but I've been putting it off till I could get Prologus, the DLC that bridges the first and second games. The PSN store came back today, and I immediately downloaded it. I was a little disappointed by the DLC's length—the story mode was a series of four back-to-back battles—but the story and animation were quite good. And it focused on everyone's favorite Rule 63 Cloud, so what could possible go wrong?!

But screw any long review. This is a fandom blog—the good stuff is below! )