Saturday, October 27, 2007

Still Plugging Away at FF12

My third trip through Ivalice, and now I'm playing the Hunt for all it's worth. And it's worth a lot, making the acquisition of weapons, armor and tools so much easier. The only way to really explore the darned game.

Meanwhile, back at the Angry Planet, Josephine is redirecting her frustrations. What would any hormonally overcharged, slightly frustrated, single do? Road Trip!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

My head is full

of all the music that Final Fantasy 12 has to offer. That is a sure sign, if you've ever read this blog, that there will be some extensive experimenting and blogging in the future.

I'm in my third play-through.

There is just one problem: I don't really care about the characters. The world is beautiful, the questing is unending and full of variety, but the people are, well, ***eh***.

In fact, the only characters that are half-way interesting are non-players. I liked Dr. Cidolphus and Al Cid Margrace and the Occurian Venat. Dr. Cidolphus is a wonderfully tragic character, Al Cid is warm, funny and over the top, and I have to love a god who comes to ground to instruct us and gift us with magic goodies.

Those characters had interesting facets that were simply not there in our heroes.

Am I the only one who feels this way?

Monday, October 08, 2007

Something Entirely Different

We are simply spending too much time writing our trilogy. Not a bad thing really, but an all consuming one.


Except we are also playing Final Fantasy XII for the second time. This time I am spending more effort on the hunts. And am paying more attention to the full motion video.

My favorite playing character is Penelope: she seems to have the best mist moves, the most luck for chaining them, I guess. I'm a little tired of the long mist sequences, though.

Story-wise, I really like Dr. Cidolphus. Sort of a Prometheus character, albeit one who is completely at peace with the road he chose and its consequences.

Most fun surprise: Al Cid Margrace, Prince of Rozarria. What a kick! In fact, he is the best item gleaned from the entire game. I love all the strange ways he harkens back to other games.

I am not alone in feeling this way. This site is amazing.

Much more soon on FF12.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Trouble in Paradise

You knew it couldn't last:

Monsters are threatening the Keep.

Can Jo ever hope for peace in Nibelheim? The Angry Planet's getting all riled up again.