Rikku: “This Al Bhed girl formed the Gullwings together with her brother. While the spheres they hunt may reveal a frightening past, Rikku does not avert her eyes from the truth, striding forward and bringing hope to Paine and Yuna despite all.”
September 28, 2014: I unlocked a new song from Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon! I wonder what it is… “Raffaelo Battle”? Well. So much for that plot twist.
Raffaelo started off as a baby, but he grows at an unnatural rate as Chocobo explores more of the dungeons of Lostime. The more Raffaelo grows, the less normal he feels, and admits to having dark thoughts sometimes.
Developer: indieszero, Square Enix 1st Production Department
Publisher: Square Enix
System: Nintendo 3DS
Released (JP): February 16, 2012
Released (NA): July 3, 2012
Released (AU): July 5, 2012
Released (EU): July 6, 2012
TFF is a very good and addictive rhythm game that uses music from across the Final Fantasy series. It and its sequel, Theathrythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call are some of my favorite 3DS games, which is saying a lot. The first game uses music from Final Fantasy I –XIII. The songs are divided up into three categories: Field Music (overworld, dungeon, and town themes), Battle Music, and Event Music (climactic scenes from the games that use a supercut of cutscenes from the games).
Your goal as a leader of the Warriors of Cosmos is to gain enough Rhythmia.
Satan’s Hollow: A weird and vaguely primitive shooter that feels like Galaga, only less cool. Your shots feel slower and fewer. It’s kind of cool how the sky darkens as you play. At one point, it becomes an infernal red. Mwahahahahaha!
Sinistar: This game kind of freaks me out with the titular villain’s digitized speech. You can hear him coming before you actually encounter him. His roar is particularly disturbing. Sinistar himself is my favorite thing about the game. Favorite piece of trivia: You can die twice while in Sinistar’s grip. A warrior ship’s shot can kill you first, then Sinistar’s bite kills you twice. If the warrior’s shot kills you when you have only one life left, your number of lives officially becomes negative one. As explained by creator R.J. Mical, negative one is a much larger number in computer language, resulting in the game registering it as 255 lives instead. Mical learned this when a kid in an arcade showed him.
The 3rd Birthday is a game that is best enjoyed for its gameplay. Ultimately, this is a game that is held back by the limitations of its platform, and its questionable concept.
The plot is a mess. It’s a monument to all of Square Enix’s worst sins and excesses in creating complicated plots. Every time I think that I understand it, my brain thinks up something else that doesn’t make sense, just to question it.
It didn’t need to be a mess. The original Parasite Eve games had epic scales and conflicts, but they did not descend into supernatural time travel mumbo-jumbo.
Several took issue with Aya’s meeker characterization. It is justified in-game with the revelation that it’s actually Eve in Aya’s body (since Aya is currently soul-challenged at the moment, and apparently exists in a limbo state). However, to be blunt, no one played a PE game to play as anyone but Aya Brea.
Some compare Aya’s characterization negatively to Samus’ characterization in Metroid: Other M. Both games were released in 2011.