Fantastic and Epic, R.I.P. Final Fantasy.]]>
I’ll agree with Riddles, though, that it is comical how long this thread has gotten about something thats completely off topic. I think that actually says something about how much Final Fantasy still matters as a series. No matter what your thoughts on FFXIII, we can still debate for HOURS about the past games, they’re that important in our minds (I’m just as guilty of this as anybody, even though I haven’t really contributed much to this particular thread, sorry). No matter what happens to the FF series or how the subsequent sequels turn out, the series is still important, if just because of it’s past entries, and it always will be.
Personally, I’m glad they tried something new with FFXIII. We’ve all talked about the “death of the JRPG” and how the genre really hasn’t evolved, and it seems like FF is at least trying to stay fresh. Hopefully FFV (or vs XIII) can learn a lot from XIII’s development (particularly the battle system) and address the complaints. In the mean time, I’m having a great time with XIII, even if I doubt I’ll ever replay due to the extreme linearity of the first 1/2.]]>
“If it wasn’t obvious enough before, Crisis Core makes it especially clear that it was Zack Aeris loved”
… And right after that Aeris Joined a convent fer the several intervening YEARS, and welded shut her minge …]]>
Even if Aeris is just channeling her feelings for Zach, that doesn’t mean it’s not romance, even at the basic flirty stage.
Plus, I don’t give a shit about Aeris. Like Andy (and you) were saying, Tifa and Jessie and tons of people are throwing themselves at Cloud. He’s as uncomfortable with it as a 6 year old.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that love and sex isn’t ignored in FFVII like it is in XII and XIII (unless you include the dead husband and frozen fianceé). It’s presented in a believable way ala IX, and I’ve always liked VII for it.
Riddles, I don’t think there are many dots, and I don’t think any character had a deeper connection than they had, I just think it’s a little bit ignorant and oblivious to state that “VII was not, in any way, about romance.”
Although, we’re probably mostly arguing semantics at this point.]]>
This thread’s over-analysis of FFVII’s non-existent love plot is almost comical. Even IF Final Fantasy VII WAS a story of unrequited love, (which it’s not, because Aeris didn’t love Cloud, as I’ve gone over) it certainly isn’t a “powerful” one in the least… unless you connect a whole bunch of dots that aren’t really there, which is what you guys seem to be doing.]]>