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This time, Kaleb and Joe assemble to discuss the semi-nothingness that occurs in the second section of Lateral Biography: TURKS -The Kids Are Alright, by Kazushige Nojima. They discuss their progress in the soon to be beaten game of Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced 2: Grimoire of the Rift, and dive into a couple of questions/reviews. Enjoy the grind, and make sure to send us your reviews/questions about Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2: Grimoire of the Rift!

 

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*Spoiler Heavy* The Mobile-UFF crew take on the 50 hour RPG. Is it worth the $15 spent on it? It is worthy of being called anything more than a Mobile title? Does being more of a traditional JRPG hurt or help it? Find out!

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While in the middle of reading the FF7 novel we didn't know about until a few weeks ago, Jason Poor stops by to save our butts and do his Patreon invite episode. It's a great chat, so we hope you enjoy the episode!

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This week, Schweiss and Joe assemble to review the recent Final Fantasy news, including four newly announced episodes for Final Fantasy XV. We then dive into our review of Part "one" of Lateral Biography: Turks -The Kids Are Alright-. Enjoy the grind, and please read along here: https://thelifestream.net/lifestream-projects/translations/31877/tls-pesents-lateral-biography-turks-the-kids-are-alright-part-1/

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This week we have a Patreon invite, a podcaster himself, the amazing, the incredible, Hat!

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This week, Kaleb and Joe assemble to discuss the role of censorship throughout the Final Fantasy series. Join us for all the crazy changes to US versions of the games, and even some for Japanese audiences. We also read the best review given in a long time, and answer a couple of questions. Enjoy the episode!

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the year of plenty, and it was the year of few. It was the year of Millions of Copies sold, and it was the year of Millions of Dollars in losses. It was 2001, and it was the year Square Co. began to die.

 

I couldn’t find when it was reported to happen, but at some point in the late 90s someone thought that the Final Fantasy brand was strong enough to warrant the creation of an expensive feature film. Instead of doing live-action, which worked for the hit Mortal Kombat films, Square decided that their Final Fantasy movie would utilize their life-like cutscenes they were known for. Not only would it be animated, but it would be an animated film more serious in tone than other animated features at the time, something targeted at teenage audiences. You would think they would learn a lesson from the Titan AE bomb, but no, they went ahead and spent 140 Million + dollars on creating the technology needed for the uncanny valley CGI tech they were pioneering.

 

To be fair, this is one of the few times where Final Fantasy was doing a FIRST of anything. FF has been a series that historically has improved on other creative ideas, like the gameplay elements from Dragon Quest, and the story elements from Star Wars, and put it’s own unique spin on it. Spirits Within, however, really was the first movie of its kind, taking the world of computer animation from the realm of Toy Story and stretching it to its breaking point, paving the way for future realistic-CGI films like Beowulf, Polar Express, and the relatively recent Jim Carrey starring Christmas Carol.

 

Let’s take a minute though, and think about $140 Million dollars going to this new project based on a video game. Titanic (the most expensive film of all time up to that point) cost $180, was written and Directed by the creator of the massively successful Terminator 2 and True Lies, starred named actors, and like the other blockbusters of the 90’s, was a pioneer in special effects technology. Spirits Within had a creative staff known for making video games, not movies, and although the voice talent certainly included some big-named stars, it’s not like you get to see any of their faces. I applaud them for taking the risk, unfortunately for all of us, they bet the future of the company on it.

 

You know what happens when the movie is released in July of 2001, but the crazy thing is that July of 2001 was also when Square Co. had it’s second-biggest gaming hit ever. July of 2001 was the month that Final Fantasy X came out in Japan.

 

Final Fantasy X was going to be Final Fantasy’s first foray onto the Playstation 2, as well as its first with voice-acting. With a budget of 32 Million Dollars, the game would sell over 8 million copies at the time, and would be a massive critical hit as well. In terms of sales (and I would say legacy), FF10 ranks just below FF7 in popularity. It was a beautiful game, and brought the series into the modern era of gaming, leaving its roots behind and steered the series into what it is today. But even FF10’s massive success wasn’t enough to make up for Square’s Spirits Within losses.

 

Hindsight is 20/20, but Square didn’t even have much of a line-up outside of those 2 products. The only other original Square-developed titles that year were All-Star Pro-Wrestling 2, and the Game Boy SAGA game called “Final Fantasy Legend” here in the states.

 

Guys, 2001 was when Square took a nosedive it would never recover for, which to me is a shame since FF10 was so damn successful. Spirits Within turned out to be the Heaven’s Gate of CGI animated features, despite getting some good reviews from critics.

 

Here’s an ironic quote for yuh: In an interview in October 2001, when asked "Are you ever worried that Square will become too heavily dependent on the Final Fantasy name?" Hironobu Sakaguchi (the man behind Spirits Within, not so much behind FF10) responded that "Avoiding that has actually been one of Square's goals for a long time. It is our aim to try and develop a few more major franchises for the company; that has always been on our minds."

 

The honest answer should’ve been: “Yes, that is a concern, but we did it anyway”.

 

Enix was nowhere near in as bad of shape as Square in 2001, although it also had some financial difficulties with the delay of “Dragon Warrior Monsters 2” and the flop that was the game “Endonesia”. Enix, unlike square, had spread around it’s investments in other publishing avenues, and Square had only 1 product that it was selling. Both companies were in talks for a merger, but at this point in late 2001, Enix decided it didn’t want to take on the sinking Square Co. ship just yet.

 

In November 2001, Square Co went into survival mode. The company would restructure and Square CEO Hisashi Suzuki was to be replaced by COO, Yoichi Wada. On top of that, Square went to Sony, who bought out 19% of the company to stabilize the creators of one of their flagship series.

 

This was by no means the end, Square was still kicking and would have some success in its remaining year and a half. Unfortunately, the repercussions of the failure of the Final Fantasy movie would continue to affect them until their untimely end…

 

 

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Development -

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is a tactical role playing game developed and published by Square Co for the Nintendo Advance. Released on February 14, 2003 in Japan and September 8, 2003 in the US. It was also released on the Wii-U Virtual Console on January 28, 2016 for Europe, and on March 30, 2016 for US and Japan, but you would have to be one of the thirteen people who had bought a Wii-U by that time. The game isn’t a direct sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics, which is something neither of us knew coming in. It does share several themes and gameplay traits, while bringing a few new ones to the table as well. The game’s development began when Square announced it’s publishing agreement with Nintendo. Advance was developed by recently acquired employees of Quest Corporation. You may recognize them from the famous Tactics Ogre series. The game was initially thought to be a port of Tactics, but features a completely separate storyline. Japan players received a radio drama that broadcast an expansion to the story on Japanese radio stations from January 2003 to late March 2003. The game was mainly scored by Hitoshi Sakimoto, Kaori Ohkoshi and Ayako Saso. You’ll remember Sakimoto from Final Fantasy XII, Tactics Ogre, and Vagrant Story; oh, and a little game called Revenant Wings. The game’s soundtrack was made purchasable on February 19, 2003, and features a whopping 74 tracks. Tactics Advance has sold more than one million copies between NA and Europe, and netted Square 22 million dollars by August 2006. The game received positive reviews, and has an 87.64 percent on Metacritic. It is hailed as one of the best games on the Gameboy Advance.

 

Setting/Story -

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance centers around four children, named Marche, Mewt, Ritz, and Doned, who live in a town called St. Ivalice. They are transported to a realm called Ivalice after discovering a magical tome. The story follows Marche as he navigates the dream world of his friends Ritz Malheur and Mewt Randell. Let me repeat that; You follow TWO PEOPLE’S BAD SUSHI DREAMS AT ONCE. Your little brother Doned is also here, and I always voiced him as Jimmy from South Park whenever he was on screen due to his wheelchair. Good times. Mewt is basically scarred from the death of his mother, and upon having a bad bit of curry from his local Indian Restaraunt, changes the world for his friends upon reading the aforementioned book. Ritz is a platinum blonde who absolutely hates being called blondy locks or whatever. Your younger brother is also a super large fan of Final Fantasy, which is super meta and something the game suffers for in my opinion. Fantasy Ivalice is a reincarnation of Mewt’s memories from a Final Fantasy game. Marche wakes up alone, and begins his quest for home posthaste. He eventually realizes that life is way better managing a war tribe known as Clan Centurion, but is still longing for home. Marche soon realizes that his entire town has been dragged into this new world which is dominated by adventuring clans and his buddy Mewt, who has somehow managed to become king. (His dream, but come on).  Mewt isn’t teased like he is in real life, Ritz isn’t an albino, Doned is still Jimmy/Timmy but he can walk, and Marche is a beast. Cid, Mewt’s Father, is the Judge Master of the region. Marche then sets out to destroy the crystals that bound this imaginary world together. These crystals are bound by summons called Totema, and feature unique battles to defeat. One of the final bosses, named Llednar Twem, is an actual manifestation of all of Mewt’s Negative Emotions, or Recessive Genes if you’re a fan of Metal Gear Solid. In the end, we find out that Mewt’s mother is really Li-Grim, which comes from the book they had read that later manifested itself as Mewt’s mother, Queen Remedi. Apparently there are a couple side plots, one including a foreign crime ring and another where Marche never leaves Ivalice and becomes the next in line for Judge Magister Cid’s sword.

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This week, Kaleb and Joe bring on long time supporter/awesome guy Darth Jommu onto the show to talk Final Fantasy. Join us for a trip through the life of a Swede who played FFVIII without being able to read the text due to a language barrier, and of course, the ultimate showdown of wits with the stump the host segment. Enjoy!

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This week, Kaleb and Joe discuss their year in Final Fantasy, discuss the future, and dive into the best of for 2017. Join us for all the reminiscing, and the laughs. Also, get your iTunes reviews in for the Gameboy Advance and copy of Tactics Advance. Enjoy the Grind!

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Welcome to 2018! Time to celebrate all the stuff we missed in the last part of 2017!

We also nominate for next week's annual UFF Podcast Awards, so get on Twitter and vote!

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This week we do a Kingsglaive commentary, have a happy new year everyone!

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This week, Kaleb and Joe assemble to discuss their recent foray into VR gaming with Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV. Join them as they discuss their thoughts on the games in depth story, gameplay, and overall legacy. Make sure to get your nominees in for our awards show at the beginning of next year, and enjoy the grind!

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This week, Kaleb and Joe return to the 2005 action film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Join them as they compare and contrast the film to the complete version, and discuss what they like and dislike about the film as a whole. You can watch along with us, or just as a regular podcast. Enjoy!

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Direct download: Final_Fantasy_Advent_Childred_Revisited_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am MST

This week, the guys go on a hunt for a Gameboy Advance SP to play Final Fantasy Tactics Advance on. Join the guys on a journey for answers as to which games are required for play on the GBA, and journey throughout Utah Valley to obtain the legendary handheld.

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Direct download: UFF_GBA_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15am MST

This week, Kaleb and Joe revisit the cult classic Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. Join us for this special commentary/discussion about Star Wars!

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Direct download: FFSpiritsWithinRevisited_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01am MST

This week, Kaleb and Joe catch up on a bit of Final Fantasy news, mainly centered around the aforementioned brothels of Final Fantasy XIV. Enjoy!

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Direct download: UFF_NewsCatchup_mixdown.mp3
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Join Joe, Kaleb, and Kaleb Jr. on thier quest to review the classic Final Fantasy Tactics.

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Direct download: UFF_Tacticspt2_mixdown2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am MST

You wanted variety, you got it. Today we bring on the Craigert from [Nude]Clan to discuss Final Fantasy Tactics.

Is it the masterpiece everyone said it was? You'll find out!

In this first half we delve into (and scream about) story and gameplay.

Remixes used in this episode:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4Up6Psb3u0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIrP5mJIGBM
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Direct download: UFF_Tacticspt1_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am MST

As you can see, Joe didn't finish Final Fantasy tactics yet again. Instead of reviewing the classic game, the guys sit down to discuss a few tactics for Final Fantasy Tactics. This idea came from Joe's recent destruction at the hands of Belias. They also cover a very interesting piece of news involving Al-Qaeda. Enjoy!

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Direct download: UFF_BeliasFightFromTactics_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Schweiss, Joe, and Craig assemble to talk all thing horror in Final Fantasy. From the lightning dodging to brutal boss fights, the guys recount their most horrifying moments throughout the entire series. Remember to listen with the light on!

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Direct download: UFF_Horrorstories_mixdown.mp3
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This week, the guys embark on a visual sort of tale, where they judge the covers of the various Final Fantasy games throughout the series. There are a few repeats among hosts, and I'm sure among listeners. Take a trip down artwork lane with us. Oh, and we also talk about Metallica for about 20 minutes. But that's to be expected.

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Direct download: UFF_topcovers_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Kaleb and Joe invite a longtime listener onto the program. Reathomus/James joins in from Hong Kong to talk everything Final Fantasy. From controversial feelings on the eighth entry, to not actually finishing Final Fantasy VII, James tells his tale. The crew also updates their progress on Final Fantasy tactics. Enjoy the Grind!

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Direct download: UFF_James_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am MST

Spotlight: Yasumi Matsuno

 

Now that we’ve officially in the Tactics run of the Ivalice era, I figured that now would be a good time to shine a little light on a huge force behind the scenes of the Tactics games: Video Game Designer, Director, and Producer, one with an absolutely stellar career: Yasumi Matsuno.

 

Yasumi Matsuno was born October 24th, 1965 in Myoko, in the Niigata Prefecture of Japan. Growing up in a rural environment, Matsuno claims that he was very isolated as a child. Thus, nearly all of his time was spent in front of television screens, reading books, and practicing the very specific hobby of creating dioramas, especially those based on World War 2. Oddly enough, quite the indoor kid considering that he grew up in the countryside.

 

His had his first video game experiences as a high schooler, playing one of two arcade games at the local train station. One was PacMan, a game I’m sure we’re all familiar with, and the other was a game called “Xevius”, a vertically scrolling shooter war game where you take on the role of a combat airplane.

 

Matsuno wanted to become a writer for either books or movies, but he decided to do the smart thing and go to college and study Foreign Policy.  Finding his studies unfulfilling, he dropped out of school after 3 years to pursue his dreams. He did manage to get a writing gig as an economic reporter, but he wanted something more creative. A fan of the games Ultima Online, Dragon Quest, and The Legend of Zelda, he tried to land a writing job at a gaming company. Incredibly good at getting jobs, Matsuno landed a lead “Planner” position at a game developer called “Quest”.

 

The first game he did “planning” for was for the NES game “Conquest of the Crystal Palace”, not much is known about this game’s development, except that this was the first time Matsuno and his later partner in crime, composer Masaharu Iwata, began working together.

 

Moving up to a director position at Quest, Matsuno pitched a Fantasy RPG strategy game that would be put out on the new SNES. Borrowing strategy, fantasy, and Active-Time elements from the games “Nobunaga’s Ambition”, “Daisenryaku”, and “Master of Monsters”, game would come to be known as “Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen”. If I were to describe the gameplay to a Final Fantasy player, it would be Final Fantasy Tactics, but with a much simpler map.

A couple interesting facts about the game: the North American Edition of the SNES version is considered one of the rarest games of all time since only 5000 copies were ever shipped. Another odd fact: Ogre Battle was a Queen song, and also Queen’s name is used in The “March of the Black Queen” part of the title. Basically, Matsuno is a huge fan of Queen and refers to them often in his games.

 

After the success of Ogre Battle, Matsuno would get to work on a sequel, changing the gameplay in drastic ways, focusing more on intimate battles, and making the world a 3D one. Behold the awkwardly titled “Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together”. Now Ogre Battle was pretty much FF Tactics, but this, if you’ve seen screenshots of it, was almost exactly the same game, but with a tragic multi-branching storyline inspired by the Bosnian Genocide.

 

Tactics Ogre was an extremely popular game, with RPG Gamer calling it “forever [...] a masterpiece”.

 

Oh, and “Let Us Cling Together” is a Queen song.

 

Not one to stay anywhere for very long, in 1995 Yasumi Matsuno quit “Quest” to move to the big leagues. He would get a job at Square Soft, getting to work on a game very, very, very, similar to Tactics Ogre, a game called…

 

...Bahamut Lagoon.

 

...Which would later have the Final Fantasy name slapped on it in the form of “Final Fantasy Tactics”.

 

Tactics, of course, would turn out to be legendary. As in hearing people tell us to get to tactics is a legendary pain in the ass. That’s how popular the game has become.

 

Creating the Ivalice Universe, Matsuno would stretch his strategic and tactical game design skills in the loosely-related Vagrant Story. Inspired by architecture from France, nearly canceled due to it’s size, it released in 2000, and would be a smash hit, and earn the coveted 40/40 from Famitsu Magazine.

 

Next he would oversee Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced in a producer role, and also help out with the horrible PlayOnline Function on FFXI, but his next big gig would be as co-director (along with Hiroyuki Ito) of a little PS2 game called “Final Fantasy XII”.

 

FF12’s development history is insane and I’m not gonna get into it here, but Matsuno was one of the people deeply upset by Hironobu Sakaguchi’s messy departure from Square-Enix, and quit square officially over “illness”, which may or may not be true, we talk about that on the FF12 review I think.

 

Since 2006, Matsuno has been a free man, a freelance game that many companies have clamored for. He wrote the super-violent Wii game “Madworld”, as well as the 3DS game “Crimson Shroud”. He was asked to help write another Tactics Ogre Game, and even worked with Hironobu Sakaguchi on his mobile title “Terra Battle”.

 

Currently he’s working on two games for Mobile Platforms, “Unsung Story” and Lost Order”.

 

In conclusion, for those guys who think that the greatest Final Fantasy game of all time is Tactics, you know who to thank. Matsuno is one of those game Directors who truly has a unique style. Way to go, Matsuno

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Direct download: uff_spotlightmatsuno.mp3
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Schweiss n Craig dive into their recent experiences with the heartfelt remaster of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. They dive into which version they prefer, and touch on the new improvements that the PS4 remaster offers, as well as a few things they wish it had included. Enjoy the ep!

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Direct download: UFF_ZodiacAge_mixdown.mp3
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The B-Team has taken on Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. They dive into the story, gameplay, music, sound, design, and overall thoughts on this more than well received mobile game. The crew ends the show with an interesting quiz set up by Metunnica. Enjoy the Grind!

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Direct download: UFF_Jakenkrin_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Kaleb and Joe discuss the turn of the millennium through the eyes of Square and Enix. We discuss the lackluster sales before the release of the epic PlayStation 2, and dive into the new era of IP's for Square. We also answer a few questions about themes songs in the series, and discuss the recent additions to our sacred list. Enjoy the grind!

 

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Direct download: UFF_Historypart9_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am MST

This week, Kaleb and Joe discuss their "progress" in Final Fantasy tactics, and then dive into their take on The Maiden Who Travels the Planet, a novella released in the Final Fantasy Ultemania Omega, and translated by the wonderful folks over at thelifestream.net Enjoy our take on a few things, and we hope you support our decision regarding the inclusion of the Xeno games. Enjoy the Grind!

 

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Direct download: UFF_Miadenwhotravelstheplanet_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am MST

This week, Kaleb and Joe kick off Season 3 by catching up on forum questions, news, and heartfelt reviews. Join us for our thoughts on the recent Assassin's Creed collaboration, the mobile Final Fantasy XV port for phones, and of course, the release of the classic "Eyes on Me" for vinyl.

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Direct download: UFF_Assassinsfestival_mixdown2.mp3
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This weeks episode features a discussion based on the sidescroller beat em up A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV. Join Kaleb, Joe, and Kaleb as they discuss the various aspects of the game including gameplay, "story", music and design. They also dive into what they feel the game adds to the series, and to XV as a whole. Enjoy!

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Direct download: UFF_Kingstale_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Kaleb and Joe dive deep into their thoughts on the recent Final Fantasy XIV expansion, Stormblood. Join them for their story recap, and overall thoughts on gameplay changes, music, design, and of course, the dungeons. Enjoy the Grind!

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Direct download: Stormblood_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35am MST

This week, Kaleb and Joe return to a listener favorite: Mythic Origins. Join them for a discussion on Bahamut, Cockatrice, and Leviathan. Enjoy!

Bahamut- Bahamut comes from Arabian Mythology. He is a giant fish that acts as a supporting layer of the earth. According to Zakariya al-Quazwini, a 13th century Arabic Astronomer, Earth is supported by an ox that stands on Bahamut who dwells in a cosmic ocean. That ocean is in a bowl that sits on top of an angel or a jinn (also known as a genie). Another account claims that Bahamut is supporting a bull named Kujata, who’s supporting a ruby mountain holding an angel who holds and supports the seven earths. Yet another version of the story  accounts that Bahamut supports a bed of sand that supports a bull, who rests a rock on his back holding the waters in which Earth is located. Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges claims that Bahamut is the large fish that Jesus beholds in the 496th night of the One Thousand and One Nights. In this version, he is a giant fish swimming in a vast ocean, carrying a bull on its head which bears a rock and above the rock is an angel who carries the seven stages of the earth's. Beneath Bahamut is an abyss of air, fire, and a serpent called Falak, a serpent so great that only its fear of Allah’s power keeps it from swallowing all of creation.

 

Cockatrice- FFIV  The Cockatrice is a mythical beast that’s a two legged dragon, or serpent like beast, with a rooster’s head. The name derives from the medieval Latin calcatrix, which means tracker. According to Alexander Neckam, a mid 12th century English Scholar and Theologian, the cockatrice is the product of an egg laid by a male chicken and incubated by a toad, sometimes substituted with a snake. THe name became almost synonymous with basilisk, the main difference being that basilisks are generally depicted as animals without wings. The cockatrice is a pretty lethal creature. It can kill you by looking at you, touching you, and sometimes breathing on you. Medieval bestiaries reported that the weasel is the only animal immune to the glance of the cockatrice. The two ways to slay the beast is by it hearing a rooster crow, and having it look at itself in the mirror.

 

Leviathan- Leviathan is a sea monster referenced in the Hebrew bible in the Book of Job, Psalms, and Isaiah. In the Book of Job, Leviathan is a reflection of the older Lotan, a primeval monster defeated at the hands of the god Hadad in a very “Zeus slaying Typhon” kind of way. Some scholars have interpreted Leviathan as referring to large aquatic creatures, namely the crocodile. Leviathan later became used as “great well” and also a general term for “sea monsters”. In modern Hebrew, the word simply translates to “whale”. The Tanakh mentions Leviathan six times, and is generally referred to as an ocean creature that isn’t harmful, but is instead part of God’s creation. Later Jewish sources described Leviathan as a dragon who lives over the sources of the deep and along with Behemoth, will be served up to the righteous at the end of time. In the Book of Enoch, Leviathan is described as a female monster dwelling in the watery abyss. When the midrash (explanations of the Tanakh) were being composed, it was believed that God originally produced a male and female leviathan, but ended up slaying the female to prevent the creature from destroying the world and reserved her flesh for the banquet that will be given to the righteous upon the coming of the Messiah. In Christian mythology, Leviathan has come to be used as an image of Satan that endangers God’s creatures and God’s creation by threatening it with being eaten, and upheaval. The creature is described as a demon of envy, and one of the seven Princes of Hell, corresponding with the seven deadly sins. Leviathan has become associated with the visual motif of the Hellmouth, who is a monstrous animal into whose mouth the damned appear at the Last Judgement. Revised versions of the Bible have suggested that leviathan may be a name for a crocodile and that Behemoth is a hippo, and Young Earth Creationists have identified these two as dinosaurs. Like I said before, we started using LEviathan to refer to any sea monster around the early 17th century. Great whales, Kracken, whatnot what have you. Leviathan represents the Element of Water and the direction of West in the Satanic Bible, where he is also listed as one of the Four Crown Princes of Hell.

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Direct download: UFF_Summons4_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am MST

Join us for a sit down about whether or not we feel that UFF will end before Final Fantasy XVI comes out. The guys also turn the episode into an impromptu State of The Podcast. The state of said podcast is obviously strong, and the guys dive into the inner working of their philosophies regarding the way they play these games.

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Direct download: UFF_FF16ortheendofuff_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03am MST

Joe and Schweiss discuss the perfect amount of side-quest content within a Final Fantasy title. They dive into what they want to see in Final Fantasy XVI, and discuss the game they think has handled side quests the best so far in the series. Enjoy the Grind!

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Direct download: UFF_Sidequests_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Schweiss, Joe, and of course Krinital, join forces to discuss Final Fantasy XIV's Post-Heavensward content, Dragonsong War. They discuss their feelings about the story, gameplay, music, and of course, overall feelings on the content. They also went on a 14 hour marathon of XIV last Sunday, so Stormblood is quite underway. Enjoy!

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Direct download: UFF_167_DragonsongWar3_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Kaleb, Joe, and Craig sit down to discuss their rankings for the top villian of the series. We discuss the logic behind our numbered ranking, and dive into their in game presence. Craig rags on FFX, and I would hope you will all rage tweet him @obsidianbah to bring him to justice. We answer a couple of questions, and discuss Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. Enjoy!

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Direct download: UFF_166_Best_Villians_mixdown.mp3
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This week, in light of the soon to be released Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Joe and Kaleb go over each of the differences between this version, and the original International version of the game. If you're on the fence about picking this bad boy up, stay tuned for all the reasons why you should join Schwiess with a playthrough of this beautiful remaster of a classic entry into the Final Fantasy series. Also, join us for Heavensward!

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Direct download: UFF_165_Zodiacpreview_mixdown.mp3
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This week, the guys invite another of their Patreon donors on for an invite. Join us for a trip down memory lane, as we revisit Chase's history with Final Fantasy. We discuss the recent Final Fantasy XV, the Final Fantasy VII Remake, and much more. Enjoy the grind, and we hope to see you in Final Fantasy XIV!

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Direct download: UFF_164_Chase_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Kaleb and Joe, joined by Emilee Mentos, Krinital, and Zoey for a fun filled discussion of our experience with Heavensward. Enjoy!

Development

 

Heavensward began development about a year before its release on June 23, 2015, just a few months before its October announcement at the 2014 fan festival (which we were totally there for).

 

Apparently they chose the theme of “sky” for the expansion, my assumption being y'know, dragons, wings, flying mounts… Anyway the developers strategically set up the expansion through ARR patches throughout the year, setting up Ishgard Lore.

 

Along with an expansion of story, the game utilized Directx 11 technologies to better process the game and to slightly enhance the story.

 

The Heavensward expansion would continue through the Dragonsong War campaign released through patches that now lead to stormblood, but this review will only be covering the game’s original release.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Story (took this from an awesome forum post on reddit)

 

Basically, you go into Ishgard wanting to help them against the Dragons, venturing through the Western Highlands dealing with the heretics and Iceheart/Shiva. Then there's this little segment of finding out where Rauhban is and you free him, fight Ilberd and that stupid Lalafell Yuyuhase, and you also find out, from Lolorito himself, that Nanamo is still alive.

 

Once all that's settled, you return to Ishgard, deal with a few things and, along with Estinien, eventually get to the Dravanian Forelands and get assistance through the Vath who need you to kill Ravana first, then dragonkin that Iceheart/Shiva knows to head up to the Churning Mists to get help from Hraesvelgr.

 

You go through Sohm Al, the peak of the mountain in the Forelands and enter the Churning Mists, you help the Moogles up there at Moghome a bit and get the trumpet they use to head to Zenith to call down Hraesvelgr and ask him for help/assistance.

 

Hrasevelgr basically tells you that in the past, Ishgard was a peaceful kingdom, dragons and humans lived in peace. Until King Thordan and the 12 Knights killed Ratatoskr, one of Midgardsormr's first brood, and ate her eyes. Nidhogg heard of this, and vowed to kill every last human, basically dragons rule.

 

You also learn that Nidhogg got one of his current eyes from Hraesvelgr. To end the war between man and dragonkin, you need to kill Nidhogg. So you go kill him, get his other eye and return it back to Hrasevelgr. Nidhogg is seemingly dead. At this point, you learn, through the Echo, that all of Ishgard is of the same blood, from when Haldrath had slayed Nidhogg the first time, and learn that everyone is not lowborn or highborn.

 

So you head back to Ishgard with this juicy gossip, talk to Aymeric and it turns out there's an Elezen/Hyuran woman called 'the Mongrel' who basically is born from a lowborn Hyuran servantwoman and a highborn Elezen. In Ishgard, that's taboo, you don't have mixed children between highborn and lowborn. So at this point, Ser Charibert, one of the 12 Knights, finds out you're plotting to tell, you fight him, and then Ser Aymeric decides to go confront King Thordan about it and from the new info, that we now learn that Thordan is Ser Aymeric's father, but born out of wedlock, makes Aymeric Thordan's bastard son.

 

Eventually, you make it to the Vault, where Thordan and Aymeric are, and battle against a few of the 12 Knights and save Aymeric. In the process, Haucherfant dies protecting you from the beam of light from Ser Zephirin. You learn of Azys Lla at this point, and eventually head to Ok' Zundu, to talk to the Vanu Vanu about Bismarck, as you learn of an Allagan key that tells you how to get ot Azys Lla.

 

Bismarck going crazy eating islands, you make a plan to kill him. But Thordan jumps in, takes the key from you and heads to Azys Lla. Cid having noticed the direction of where the key is headed, heads towards there.

 

We make it to Azys Lla but it is protected by massive aether walls, at this point, there's no advancement into Azys Lla. You learn that Tataru has possible good news about one of the Scions, with the help of Urianger, you find out Y'shtola used Flow, a forbidden spell that lets oneself enter and stay in the aether, when they were being chased by Brass Blades.

 

With the help of A-Ruhn-Senna, Kan-E-Senna and Raya-O-Senna, you manage to get Y'shtola out of the aether and ask her if she could possibly help. She says Matoya, her old mentor, can help, as she is in Sharlayan, you venture to Sharlayan. Arriving at the Dravanian Hinterlands, where Sharlayan is, you need to cross the river to get to Matoya's Cave, which is hidden.

 

Going to Idyllshire, within Sharlayan, you find out goblins have worked alongside treasure hunters to rebuild Sharlayan, or rather what's left of it, with the assistance of Goblins and the residents of Idyllshire, you make it to the other side of the river.

 

You go see Matoya and she asks you to go grab a tome on the subject of manifesting aether as a tangible form, from the Great Gubal Library. You come back with the tome and she deciphers it for you, you take the new information to Cid, Biggs and Wedge and eventually, with the new information, arrive at Azys Lla.

 

At Azys Lla, with the help of a Assistance Node, you make it to the Aetherochemical Research Facility where Thordan awaits, but not before the Garleans interrupt you with their massive ship. But Shiva and Hrasevelgr jump in and stall their plans.

 

You go into the facility and get interrupted by Lahabrea and Igeyorhm. You fight them, they merge, you fight 'it'. And then, with the Eye of Nidhogg and white magicite, you kill Igeyorhm. But Thordan shows up, with Haldrath's coffin and the SECOND Eye of Nidhogg and uses it and your other eye to basically summon King Thordan and the Knights twelve; Knights of the Round, more or less.

 

You slay King Thordan and the Knights twelve, Estinien succumbs to Nidhogg's eyes, and turns into Nidhogg. Now, brief peace is brought to Ishgard, and Ishgard joins the Eorzean Alliance. You now learn that Elidibus has 'summoned' a Warrior of Darkness on the moon.

 

Then a big primal is awoken at the end, teasing DragonSong.

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Direct download: UFF_163_Heavensward_mixdown.mp3
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This week, the guys gather to discuss their dislike towards Final Fantasy movies. They dive into why the movies aren't good, and offer discussion points for how to improve them. We also ask the audience to discuss what their favorite FF film is, and what game they would like to see turned into a film. Enjoy the Grind!

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Direct download: UFF_162_Whatswrongwithffmovies_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Joe runs the two Kalebs through multiple fan theories that have been discussed throughout the years in regards to the Final Fantasy series. Is Garland the same person in I and IX? Are Final Fantasy III and VI connected? Is Final Fantasy X in the same universe as VII? Find out!

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Direct download: UFF_161_Fantheories_mixdown.mp3
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This week, special guests @Wanderingflame @krinital and @metunnica join forces to discuss the 2013 Mobile release All The Bravest. Kaleb and Joe open things up discussing their Heavensward progress, in addition to their attempted, and failed, rush of the main story. Enjoy the guest Grind!

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Direct download: UFF_160_AlltheBravest_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Kaleb and Joe dive into the final On the Way to a Smile episode. This one, as you've probably guessed, is based off of the Lifestream. This bad boy does a great job of connecting the story of Final Fantasy VII to Advent Children. The guys also jump into a few questions, read a review, and ask for your "essential playing" list for Final Fantasy XIV. Enjoy!

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Direct download: UFF_159_EpisodeLifestream_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Kaleb and Joe finish things up with Lightning Returns. They discuss the look of the game, the soundtrack, the game's legacy, and dive into listener reviews and questions. Enjoy the conclusion to our playthrough of the 13 series, and join us in Eorzia!

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Direct download: UFF_158_LightingReturns_Part2_mixdown.mp3
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The day is finally upon us; Lightning Returns is finished. Join Kaleb and Joe as they dive into the story/gameplay sections of the game. They also dive into the extremely rushed development history behind this title, and go into the connection to Versus XIII and ultimately Final Fantasy XV. Enjoy!

 

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Direct download: UFF_157_LightningReturns_Part1_mixdown.mp3
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Since the guys (Joe) didn't manage to finish Lightning Returns, they invite long-time listener, and avid Final Fantasy IX fan, Skoll Hati onto the show. The guys discuss Skoll's history with the series, and talk about how Skoll came upon the podcast. The two face off in the epic Stump the Host segment. Will Joe suffer yet another defeat at the hands of a listener, or will Skoll fall? Find out! 

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Direct download: UFF_156_SkollHati_mixdown2.mp3
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This week, Kaleb and Joe learn about Square and Enix during the tail end of the nineties. This time period would be a booming success for one of the two, and more than a little disappointing for the other. The guys also talk about what they'd do differently if they were to start the podcast over again, and dive into the future of the show. Enjoy the Grind!

 

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Direct download: UFF_155_HistoryofSquareEnixPart8_mixdown.mp3
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This week, the guys review the second to last On the Way to a Smile episode. Join them for the epic reveal of how Rufus survived that cannon blast, how depression leads to the stigma, and all about that sweet, sweet healin' lodge. Enjoy the grind. Special thanks to The Lifestream!

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Direct download: UFF_154_OTWTASCaseofShinra_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Kaleb and Joe discuss possible alternatives to Final Fantasy. Not everyone is pleased with the direction that the Final Fantasy series has gone in, and we delve into potential alternative series' to cure your achy Final Fantasy heart. This topic comes off of a Tales of Zestiria review that was filled with callbacks to the early Final Fantasy games. We discuss the ever-evolving nature of the Final Fanatasy series, and talk about whether or not we think change is good. Enjoy the grind!

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Direct download: UFF_153_FFAlternatives_mixdown.mp3
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This week, we discuss a recently published interview featuring Hajime Tabata. Tabata discusses the transition between Versus XIII to Final Fantasy XV. We pick apart the interview and discuss the most interesting aspects of it. Kaleb goes unhinged at Hope's incessant need to hear his own voice in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Joe admits he still hasn't touched the game. Enjoy the Grind!

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Direct download: UFF_152_Tabatasresponse_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Kaleb and Joe touch base on a listener requested topic. They discuss the differences between the US version of Final Fantasy VII, and the original Japanese version. They give their thoughts on each difference, while also diving into which version they prefer (from the sound of things) based on these differences. They then once again discuss their thoughts on potential remakes of earlier games. Oh, and we give a little opinion piece on a few Disturbed songs while we're at it. Enjoy the Grind!

 

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Direct download: UFF_151_FF7Internationaldifferences_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Joe and Kaleb invite longtime friend, and listener, Banedrom on for an episode. The guys bypass news and questions this week to get right into the deep, and friendly conversation with Banedrom. They talk not only Final Fantasy, but podcasts in general. Enjoy the Grind!

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Direct download: UFF_150_Banedrom_mixdown.mp3
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This week, we tackle yet another On the Way to a Smile tale. This time, it's Red XIII. Join us for all the trans-species laughs. We also take the time to catch up on our reviews. Thank you all for listening, and make sure to subscribe to TheLifestream on Youtube!

 

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Direct download: UFF_149_Nanaki_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Kaleb and Joe play catch-up after last week's Final Fantasy XIII-2 review. They discuss a few articles of Final Fantasy news, including the newly priced Final Fantasy XII: HD Remaster, and a few details on the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Enjoy the laughs!

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Direct download: UFF_148_BadFFJokes_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Kaleb and Joe dive deep into the sequel to Final Fantasy XIII. Well, the first sequel that is. 

 

Development:

Final Fantasy XIII-2 was released on December 15th 2011 in Japan, and January 31st 2012 in the United States. The game was developed and published by our very own Square Enix, though fellow RPG developer tri-Ace was brought into assist with the games programming, art, and design. You may know tri-Ace from titles such as the Star Ocean series and Valkyrie Profile. Development for Final Fantasy XIII-2 began sometime around March or Arpil 2010. Most of the key designers and management team came over from Final Fantasy XIII, including director Motomu Toriyama and composer Masashi Hamauzu. Naoshi Mizuta and Mitsuto Suzuki also assisted with the soundtrack. The game has sold around 3.1 million copies as of January 2013. 300,000 copies have been sold through Steam, where it was released on December 11, 2014.

Toriyama originally intended XIII-2 to take place a whopping 900 years after the original game. Once he realized how much of a pain in the ass establishing a backstory for this time gap would be, he decided to make it a time travel game. He wanted Lightning to be happy one day, and felt the need to have Serah take a more active role, since she was crystallized in the first Final Fantasy XIII. Apparently the early concept had Serah travelling alone with Mog. Yoshinori Kitase felt that the dialogue between these two characters was quite girly, almost camp and a bit over the top”, so they developed the character Noel. They didn’t want the stark tonal difference that we see between Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, so they went for a much darker storyline. The team also learned a few other things, and decided to avoid using l’Cie and fal’Cie, as they deemed them difficult to understand. Interestingly enough, there was initially a plan to link the story of Final Fantasy Type-0 to Final Fantasy XIII-2 via Valhalla, but these plans were discarded.

 

Setting Up the Plot:

Final Fantasy XIII-2 takes place a whopping three years after the events of Final Fantasy XIII. At this point, Sanctum has collapsed, and Cocoon’s inhabitants have moved down to Gran Pulse. Sanctum has been replaced by the technocratic government known as the Academy, run by none other than Hope Estheim. The game jumps around multiple different time periods, even including parallel versions of the same places. These are accessed via the Historia Crux. The game takes place mostly on Gran Pulse and Cocoon, but players also visit the Void Beyond, a sort of limbo between time periods, and Valhalla; the capital of the goddess Etro. Valhalla is located at the end of time where Etro stores the dark energy Chaos from destroying the timeline.

 

Story:

 

Paradoxes are popping up all across the timeline, and our heroine of Final Fantasy XIII, Lightning, has been written out of history, and only Serah remembers that she came back with the pary after Lightning and co saved Cocoon. Serah settles down in New Bodhum, but can’t shake the feeling that her sister lives on. It turns out that the mysterious energy known as Chaos, dragged Lightning to Valhalla. This was a result of Etro releasing Lightning and her friends from their crystal status as a thank you for saving Cocoon. Etro closed the gate between realms to keep Chaos out, but then fell into a deep sleep. Lightning is now Etro’s Knight, charged with protecting her from Caius Ballad, a bad man who wants to kill Etro to destroy the timeline. Caius was made immortal by Etro when she gave him her heart, known as the Heart of Chaos.

Lightning, realizing that she needs a hand since she’s caught in an unending battle with Caius, reaches out to a young man named Noel Kreiss for help. Noel, who was chosen by Etro to become a time traveler, gets sent to New Bodhum to find Serah and bring her to Lightning. Noel meets up with Serah and finds out that she can see visions of the future, and is also allowed to use time gates, and access the Historia Crux. Noel and Serah travel the world to different eras solving paradoxes along the way. Their objective is to prevent the shit-tastic future that Noel comes from. He is the last man at the end of the world, after all. This happens in a timeline where the crystallized Cocoon fell from the sky. When Hope Estheim learns of this timeline, he sets out to prevent Cocoon’s eventual planet shattering fall.

While our party is out and about, they learn that Snow has also become a time traveler, which is why he never returned from XIII’s ending as well. This is when the party first learns about Yeul, a seeress protected by her immortal guardian Caius, until the last Yeul died in Noel’s time period. Noel is disturbed by meeting various Yeuls throughout his adventures, since he wanted to become the Guardian to Yeul from his timeline. Yeul’s soul isn’t able to return to the chaos of the unseen world, and she is continually reincarnated with Caius as her Guardian as “blessed” by Etro. Seeing Yeul die over and over drove Caius mad, and spurred his desire to collapse the timeline in order to end Yeul’s cycle of suffering. Caius then creates paradoxes along the timeline to cultivate the perfect conditions in which to let Chaos consume the mortal realm. Our pary sets out to stop them, even after discovering that Serah also has the power of the seeress, which eats away at her very existence with every vision she has. These are triggered by the changes in the timeline through solving paradoxes.

Serah and Noel finally meet up with Lightning, and move in on Caius. The party first fights him in 500 AF Academia, and then in Valhalla. Once Caius is defeated, he tells the party that he’s killed Lightning, and then impales himself on Noel’s sword, killing the already weakened Etro. The party returns to Academia in 500 af, where Vanille and Fang have been rescued from the falling pillar. We also see a very Titan AE esque new Cocoon called “Bhunivelze”. Serah then dies in front of Noel from the shock of the changes. The sky is rent asunder by dark clouds, and Chaos breaks free into the realm, and permanently warps things. Noel then realizes that they did exactly what Caius wanted by destroying the Heart of Chaos, and though Etro died, Caius is still alove and bound to the chaos. Serah’s dying spirit assures lightning that they will see each other again, and we then get a scene showing Lightning on the throne in Crystal Stasis on the throne in Etro’s temple. If you take the time to complete the additional storylines in the game, you get an additional scene showing Caius on the throne stating that the goddess is gone forever, and that he and Yeul can begin a life without their curses.



Gameplay:

The game features many of the combat elements of its predecessor, resurrecting the Paradigm and crystarium systems. It also introduces a system that allows players to capture beasts to fight alongside protagonists Serah and Noel. XIII-2 features a modified version of the old school random battles. Enemies will randomly appear on the map, and a timer spawns. The player can attack monsters before the time runs out, starting the battle with a preemptive strike. Battles take place similarly to Final Fantasy XIII, though you do have the option to switch party leaders. A game over is obtained once all human players have been defeated. The paradigm system offers stat increases, and isn’t locked like in Final Fantasy XIII. Beasts that have been captured are also leveled up, and have their own crystarium branches, though materials purchased from Chocobolina or collected through battles. Monsters have their own form of limit breaks, known as Feral Links, and vary from beast to beast. Final Fantasy XIII-2 also originated the Wound Damage. This is where a target members max HP can only be restored through healing items (we’re looking at you, Final Fantasy XV). Final Fantasy XIII-2 also uses Cinematic Action sequences that force the player to mash buttons. Conversations also have variants, as the player gets to choose what response to give. There are also Temporal Rifts. These are puzzle-esque minigames necessary to advance.

 

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This week, Joe, Schweiss, and Craiggers react to the popular 4-chan blog chain from a supposed member of Final Fantasy XV's Development team. The group dissects the information, and gives their take on the whole thing. We also get Kaleb Craig's thoughts on the game as a whole. Enjoy the Grind!!

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This week, Joe and Kaleb follow up on the poll introduced in the prior weeks episode; the Final Fantasy Academy Awards! Join us as we read the results for Best Custscene, Best Minigame, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Final Fantasy that Never Was, Best Production Design, Best Original Song, Best Director, Best Final Fantasy, Best Sequel Script, Best Graphics for It's Time, Best original Script, Best Voice Acting, Best Costume Design, Best Final Fantasy Movie/TV Show, Best Supporting Character, and Best Leading Character. Enjoy the Grind!

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This week, Kaleb and Joe finally dive into the Final Fantasy Academy Awards question brought to us by our good friend Battttttman2j. We decided on the nominees for each category. Here are the categories: Best Cutscene, Best Minigame, Production Design, Best Original Song, Makeup & Hairstyling, Best FF's that never were, Best Director, Best Voice Acting, Best Graphics for it's time, Best Original Script, Best Sequel Script, and Best Final Fantasy. Check out our website Ultimafinalfantasy.com to vote! Enjoy the awards season grind! 

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This week, Kaleb and Joe discuss their experience with the Final Fantasy convention KupoCon. They also discuss their experience with New York, reminisce about Distant Worlds, and review the mass amount of Final Fantasy news. We also have the recording of our panel at the con. Enjoy the grind!

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This week, Joe and Kaleb continue their review of the long awaited Final Fantasy XV. We discuss our thoughts on the games Art/Design, praising it for it's overall good graphics. We talk about the music by Yoko Shimomura, who also worked on Parasite Eve. Then we get to listener questions, which range from favorite Final Fantasy XV boss, to just how dirty the Cup Noodle quest made us feel. We top things off with a few listener reviews, and Kaleb and Joe use these to establish Final Fantasy XV's current legacy. We then talk about our overall rankings for the Final Fantasy series. Enjoy the grind!

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This episode, Kaleb and Joe discuss the long awaited Final Fantasy XV. They cover the games story and gameplay elements. We do a deep dive into the slightly ambiguous ending to the game, and talk about why we think both outcomes are valid. We then talk about the gameplay. We discuss our favorite quests and hunts, and talk about our overall feelings towards the insanely different combat in Final Fantasy XV. Enjoy the Grind!

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Welcome special guest Daniel! We discuss our love of Final Fantasy, and enjoy another game of Stump the Host. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane, and learn about Daniel's rich, and long lived, love of the series. Joe also gets called an old man for his views on the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Enjoy the Grind! Final Fantasy XV Review is incoming!!

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This week, we bring you the results for the 2016 Podcast Awards! Congrats to She Heals, I Tank for winning the Best Non-UFF 2016 Final Fantasy Podcast Award. Final Fantasy XV was voted the best Final Fantasy release of 2016, and the Audience Maximus awards go to Krinital, Shinryu, and Troy Cavanaugh. Congrats on the wins, guys. We look forward to another year of Ultima Final Fantasy!

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This week, the guys dig deep into the intricacies of deciding whether or not your favortie Final Fantasy is your first one. They also toy with the idea of favorite Final Fantasy vs Best Final Fantasy. Should they be the same? Should they differ? Does it even matter?!?!! Find out on this weeks episode of Ultima Final Fantasy!

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This week, the guys review The Lifestream's presentation of On the Way to a Smile: Case of Yuffie. We discuss the storyline present, which is thus far the most interesting in the On the Way to a Smile series, as it deals with the Geostigma. We see the disease unfold, and talk about Wutai doing the right thing with quarantining the individuals who are sick. We then reevaluate the scene under the Highwind at the end of Disc 2 of Final Fantasy VII. Enjoy the Grind!

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It is complete! Join Kaleb and Joe as they discuss the ins and outs of Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. They discuss the games story, unique gameplay, straight outta Final Fantasy XII soundtrack, and the games overall legacy. And, of course, second opinions. Enjoy the grind!

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This week, Kaleb and Joe bring you a very special reading of the Final Fantasy XV Prologue Parting Ways. Join them for all the epic moments that we didn't see, as we find out what the Final Fantasy XV crew was up to during the events of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. Enjoy the grind!

 

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This week, Joe and Kaleb meet up with some fans of Final Fantasy at the Provo GameStop on release night. They interview fellow Final Fantasy fans about their interest in the series, and in Final Fantasy XV as a whole. They also dive into how underwhelming the midnight release was, and attribute much of it to the growing popularity of digital downloads. Kaleb Craig and a few other listeners then weigh in on their experience thus far in Final Fantasy XV. Enjoy the grind, and thanks again Troy!

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It's that time again! Our monthly dive into Final Fantasy Unlimited is here. Enjoy the anime grind!

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Direct download: FFU_Commentary_12_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Joe and Kaleb discuss the plethora of Final Fantasy XV news and information. We discuss the day one patch, the interesting Amazon marketing plan, and the new trailer. We dive into our forums, where we theorize on the potential sales for Final Fantasy XV, discuss the recent Clueless Gamer segment, and even the oddities of filling notebooks full of Final Fantasy information. Thanks for listening, guys, and enjoy the grind.

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Direct download: UFF_132_Justonemoreday_mixdown.mp3
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This week, we do a sendoff worthy of the MMORPG Final Fantasy XI. We bring on Aniero, Juxta, Nika, and Eskalia to discuss the ups and downs of the long running online role playing game. We laugh, we cry, we discuss things not even remotely connected. But most of all, we reminisce. We talk about how the game used to be compared to how it is now. We discuss our favorite expansions in Final Fantasy XI, and round things off with a slight twist to our Pin-Up Girl challenge. Enjoy the episode!

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Direct download: UFF_131_FF11_goodbye_mixdown.mp3
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This week, we discuss the early days of our favorite game publisher/developer Square! And Enix. Enjoy!!

The History of Square-Enix - Part VII:

Game-Making Machine

 

Last time we talked about how Square Co. become an almost exclusive Playstation game publishing company. By 1998 they had a multi-game publishing deal with Sony, and with the success of Final Fantasy VII things were looking up for the now very profitable gaming company.

Enix, although keep in mind they were a publishing-only company and made no games in-house, weren’t nearly as successful in the mid-to-late 90’s as Square Co. was. However, games weren’t the only thing Enix was selling.

Since 1991, likely due to Enix’s relationship with Akira Toriyama (the artist behind Dragon Quest and Dragon Ball), Enix began publishing a weekly Manga magazine to compete with Shonen Magazine, Shonen Jump, and Shonen Sunday. Enix’s magazine would be called “Monthly Shonen Gangan” (by the way, “shonen” means a type of magazine aimed at young men and boys). It was so successful that they published another fantasy-only magazine in 1993 called “Monthly GFantasy”. Both of these monthly Manga Publications have been selling successfully all the way up to now around Japan. You may recognize some of these names: Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater, Star Ocean and other spin-off manga has been published through these magazines for series later including Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts.

In 1991 Enix also and a couple of other gaming companies in Japan helped fund the Digital Entertainment Academy Co., which is a school for game development.

Speaking of games… The first game Enix published for the Playstation? “Bust a Groove” from 1998. It was a rhythm game developed by the now-defunct “Metro Graphics”. It was enough of a success a sequel in 2000 (Bust a Groove 2), and a more obscure third game on the PS2 called “Dance Summit 2001”, which even wikipedia didn’t even know existed.

Following up the successful “Star Ocean” from 1996, Enix released “Star Ocean: The Second Story”, which was the first in the sci-fi/fantasy series released outside of Japan, and proved to be a pretty successful game with 1.09 Million copies sold worldwide.

Although we listed the games on a previous episode, I’ll reiterate once again that Enix did experiment with publishing a couple games on both the N64 and the Sega Saturn, but middling sales from both of those systems is what probably led Enix to publish exclusively on the playstation after 1996.

Square Co. during this era was pumping out games like crazy in comparison to Enix. Although it didn’t make the game, Square did publish the famous, and ahead-of-its-time, fighting game called Bushido Blade in 1997, created by “Light Weight” Studios (to be fair, they would also end up making the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon game which is neither famous or any good). Bushido Blade would be considered one of the greatest games of all time by many publications, and sell moderately well for a 1997 title with 388,000 copies sold in Japan.

Also in 1997, Square Co. would re-release Final Fantasy IV on the Playstation, release 2 games that I couldn’t find any info on, “Power Stakes” and “Digical League”, and publish the sequel to their first Playstation game, Tobal 2.

...And then they decided to shake up the Final Fantasy series with “Final Fantasy Tactics”. Written and Directed by Yasumi Matsuno (the director who stepped down in the middle of FF12), with gameplay designed by Hiroyuki Ito (we have an episode on him btw), Tactics would be one of the strangest departures from the Final Fantasy series, yet one of the most successful and beloved with over 2.4 million copies worldwide, almost all of which went to snobby hipsters who keep reminding people that FF7 is not the best FF game, but their super-rare-totally-not-Final-Fantasy Final Fantasy is.

I kid, I’ve never played it, so I don’t know yet.

Square would continue 1997 with another addition to the Saga series with “Saga Frontier”, a moderate critical success that sold just over a million copies. A very critically successful sequel to “Front Mission”, “Front Mission 2” would sell a moderate 500,000 copies and be considered one of the best Playstation games. And you’ll forgive me for rushing through the rest of 1997, where we had an “International Version” of FF7 (whatever that means), a little-known game called “Power Stakes Grade 1”, the disappointingly unsuccessful side-scroller 16 bit-like retro-shooter “Einhander”, the forgetful “Front Mission Alternative”, and “Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon”, which no, we’re not playing.

Final Fantasy VII must have lit a fire under Square’s ass or something, because they would make and publish even more games in 1998, many of which are classics. They would start the year mildly, publishing a little game called “Super Live Stadium”, but would make gaming history in February with the release of “Xenogears”.

Praised for its complex psychological plot, and interesting use of anime-style artwork, Xenogears was actually one of the early pitches for the plot for Final Fantasy VII and eventually became it’s own game. It sold over 1 million copies and fans have begged for a sequel ever since.

Not to be missed, “Bushido Blade 2” would follow, along with a Playstation port of FF5 in Japan, the unknown-to-wikipedia games “Hai-Shin 2” and “Power Stakes 2”. Now here comes another mega-game…

...Based on the popular horror book (gotta be one of the first games based on a popular modern book, right?), the survival-horror RPG game “Parasite Eve” would make quite the splash as a serious and cinematic game, praised for its storytelling, and selling almost 2 Million copies to date.

Not all things can be hits though, the critically-panned Sokaigi would follow, as well as some other not-too-noteworthy games like FF7’s Windows port, Brave Fencer Musashi (forgotten, but it sold ok), “Another Mind”, which is supposed to be really bizzarre game with still photos of actors and shit in a horror game…., yeah…., “Ehrgeize”, the apparently mediocre fighting game which is most notable for its inclusion of FF7 characters, “Chocobo Dungeon 2”, and “iS - Internal Section” which is a “tube shooter” game, like space invaders.

With the classics released in 1997 and 1998, Enix was doing pretty wall, but Square Co. was creating a fucking lagacy. And that legacy would only become more solidified in February 1999 with Final Fantasy VIII.

 

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Direct download: History_of_Square_Enix_Part_7_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Kaleb, Joe, and other Kaleb discuss another of the On the Way to a Smile mini episodes. This episode was brought to us by our friends over at thelifestream.net and we encourage each of you to check them out. We also discuss our situation in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, and Kaleb reveals that his difficulty with the game was due to him being too much of a Kant. Enjoy the grind!

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Direct download: UFF_129_EpisodeBarr_mixdown.mp3
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We've done it! Final Fantasy XI is over, and we have three small scenarios to talk about. Special thank you to Mog's Mixtape for the remix!

Shantoto Ascension

SHantotto starts beign up to no good and trys to open up a new dimension as an experiment, but she makes a mistake in her calculations and a giant explosion goes off.

Enter Domina Shantotto. She's like the evil half of shantotto, who brings along Tarutaru clones to take over Vanadiel.

Forming a new Shantotto empire, Nooborious is sent on a quest to power up 6 protocrystals accross the land. After the quest he's sent to assassinate Aldo. After a fight with Aldo, Nooborious explains the situation and Aldo gets to work.

They find out Shantotto is being held in Ro'Mave, and when they reach her find her to be an unusually kind Shantotto. Appearently in the accident Shantotto was split in two. One being the nice shantotto and the other being Domina.

Much like Agent Smith, Domina Shantotto's next move is to make everyone in Vanadiel her clone. Even after Nooborious defeats her, she lets out the curse. What happens then makes little sense, but the real Shantotto comes back after going to an alternate Vanadiel, and the two become huge Kaiju Shantottos and have an epic fight, which results in the real Shantotto lifting the curse.

 

A Moogle Kupo D'etat

The adventurer's moogle (the one in Nooborious's Moogle house) runs into some moogle mafia troubles when he's informed that he's been kicked out of the Mog House Management Union. Following an investigation, Mog gets trapped in a rent-a-room in Jueno, and Nooborious has to get ingredients together to give to Shantotto in order to free him.

Dom Kupeliaure, the Moogle "Union" boss, informs Moogle that he has to pay a large fee. Desperate, Mog asks Nooborious to find his "secret savings". But even that turns out not to be enough money, due to some bullshit interrest.

It gets even worse when they kidnap his girlfreind for ransom (which makes Moogle loose his property to goblins), and when a cat burgler, Nanaa Mihgo, is sent to "teach him a lesson", Nooborious has to swoop in to protect him.

Moogle at last is once again decieved when he is invited to Castle Zvahl to be taken care of. It turns out another Moogle named Riko is in on a scheme with Dom to bulldose the moogle properties to make way for luxury apartments. Nooborious fights his way through the entanglement, defeating Riko and his henchmen, and knocking an evil gem from Dom's belly that was appearently making him do bad things.

Moogle goes home, and all is well.

 

A Crystaline Prophecy

When a giant Crystal randomly appears in the sky over Vanadiel everyone begins to hear the song of legend. When is subsequently dissapears though, only Aldo, Verena, and Nooborious have any rememberence of the event at all.

Suddenly a young boy named aldo (yes, the same name as the other aldo) freezes time and informs Nooborious that the crystal has chosen him for something, and Nooborious then sets off to gather a bunch of shit to the crystal at Quifim island.

It turns out that the Crystal is really there to destroy the world with its song and is growing more and more powerful. The real Aldo, Big Aldo finds out that there's a counter-verse that can be sung (still don't know if figurative or litteral), that can make the crystal lose its power.

Fucking with the will of the crystal pissess off some orthodox Mandragoras, and you have to fight them off.

So it turns out that Young Aldo is the son of Big Aldo's sister, Emiline (the girl in the openning video), and Aldo is hell-bent on saving her from the ill-will of the Crystal.

Nooborious and Big Aldo go on a quest to find her, and the siblings are momentarily reunited, but all is not as it seems. Soon Emiline dissapears due to the seed crystal, and Young Aldo informs them that he and his mother were both dreams by Emiline so powerful they that appeared to be real....... Anyway, Nooborious and Aldo have to go up Delfucks tower, gather the necessary Seed Crystal peices, and then stop the Seed Crystal once and for all.

In the end it turns out that despite the visions of people he witnessed, the real Emiline is alive and will somwhere in Vanadiel, going by the name Mathilde. And that's good enough for him.

 

 

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Direct download: UFF_128_CrystalineProfessybyShantottoofakupodeita_mixdown.mp3
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Join us for another sexual episode of Final Fantasy Unlimited. Will the chocobo horde stomp the life out of our friends? Will the Magun thaw? Find out!

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Direct download: Commentary_FFU_Ep11_mixdown.mp3
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This time, we review the newest of the Final Fantasy XV films; Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

 

 

Development History

 

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is a 2016 computer animated fantasy anime film directed by Takeshi Nozue, written by Takashi Hasegawa, and produced by good ole Hajime Tabata. The film was developed by Visual Works, Square Enix’s CGI studio. The film is obviously connected to the Fabula Nova Crystallis subseries, and is meant to get everyone ready for Final Fantasy XV. Kingsglaive was created as part of the multimedia rollout of Final Fantasy XV. The film began production in 2014 by the same team that brought us Advent Children. Kingsglaive uses discarded stuff from the original story, while creating a separate experience and plot. Square Enix brought in multiple external studios into complete the project in time.

 

Plot/Setting

 

The story takes place on the world of Eos. This planet is divided into multiple nations that each once held magical crystals. Sound familiar?! The kingdom of Lucis is currently the only nation that still has a crystal. They use it to defend themselves via a gigantic magic barrier. The crystal holds special powers, ie magic, and is only accessible through the Ring of the Lucii, which is passed down from monarch to monarch. Recently, the militaristic empire of Niflheim has been conquering nearby nations, and is currently at war with Lucis. Lucis is protected by the Kingsglaive, an elite unit that uses the royal family’s magic powers. Kingsglaive starts out with King Regis accepting terms of peace from Niflheam. Regis must cede the territories around the crown city Insomnia to Niflheim, and marry prince Noctis to Lunafreya, the former princess of Tenebrae. Another place that we have no context of… lol.

 

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Direct download: Kingsglaive_Final_Fantasy_XV_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Joe teaches us about Genji. Who was this man, and what is his significance in the series? We also discuss the recently announced Stormblood expansion to Final Fantasy XIV. We discuss our thoughts on the trailer, and discuss what a Red mage would do in the game. We also discuss a little about our upcoming games, and announce that we have stopped the Shantottification. Enjoy the Grind!

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Direct download: UFF_126_Genji_Equipment_mixdown.mp3
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We've done it! We finished Rhapsodies of Vana'diel, and will be putting FF XI behind us..... Or will we?!?!?!!? Find out soon!

Rhapsodies of Vana’diel

Rhapsodies of Vana’diel is the final expansion/add on for Final Fantasy XI. It was released in thirds: part one in May 2015, part two in August 2015, and part three in November of 2015. The game was designed by producer Akihko Matsui, and the extremely memorable final themesong was composed by longtime FFXI mixmaster Naoshi Mizuta. Rhapsodies was meant to be a sending off for Final Fantasy XI, as well as a big thank you to players for their years of service within the game.

 

Story

Rhapsodies begins with our heroine, Iroha, visiting the great crystal and voicing her need to visit Reisenjima to warn her master… We then meet up with captain Gilgamesh, who claims that he found a woman on a rowboat who cried out Elhusk. Since, at this point, Elhusk was in a relationship with Lion, he had no choice but to investigate. This is where we formally meet Iroha, who claims to be our future scullion or something, and wants to stop the Emptiness from consuming Vana’diel. Iroha dissolves, and the Reisen Shrine orb we’re holding brings us to the mothercrystals Holla, Dem, and Mea.

A vortex appears, and a monster with it, in Quifim Island. We impale the beast, and enter the vortex. And then we see him. The masked man…. Dun Dun DUNNN!!! We enter an alternate Zi’Tah where the Emptiness totally won, and swallowed life. Lions spirit takes form, and she adds herself to the Reisen Shrine orb. Once the shadow lord is defeated in the original storyline, we are able to go through Reisenjima’s gates.

About a year later, when we finally jumped back into the game, we meet up with the man in the mask, who has Siren fight Elhusk. Elhusk, being the stout warrior that he is, defeats siren while barely taking damage. Siren is released from the masked man’s thrall, and let’s us know that Iroha will reappear again. Then we have a bit of a world tour, getting Tenzen and Prishe to add their powers to the Reisen Shrine Orb. We then move to visit another past girlfriend, Nashmeria, who informs us of the masked man using power from the future to open these portals. The masked man breaks into the Walahra temple, and tries to siphon the Astral Candescence’s power, but is stopped. We head to the Alzadaal Undersea Ruins.

Phoenix reaches out to Alexander, requesting some of his power to help sustain Iroha’s existence. He obliges, and we then head to meet up with Cait Sith, who confirms that the future we saw earlier where the emptiness had consumed everything wasn’t a forbidden one, thus Atomos cannot consume it. Cait Sith then suggests we get in touch with Altana to protect Iroha.

We then meet up with yet another past sweetheart, Lilisette. She heard that Elhusk had become a god, so she adds her light to the Reisen Shrine orb, and vows to find a way to contact Altana. The masked man stole away Atomos’ power, and took off. We then meet up with Iroha, who is a complete BEAST now, by the way. Iroha claims that Siren and herself are abominations to the world. We of course reassure her that she’s the bomb, but she never listens. We then train, and head to Ugilappeh to speak to Grav’iton Berrisaci, who informs us that we must pass through a mothercrystal to cross into the realm of the gods. We then meet up with Selh’teus and some baddies, who are trapped in the crystal.

Siren shows up again, and helps Iroha, and Siren Prime, try to banish all who do not belong. Tenzen stops the show, since he doesn’t want Iroha to leave. She’s pretty mad about this, but whatever. We meet up with Dr Shantotto, who gives us Koru-Moru’s magic doll to point us in the right direction. We head to Escha - Ru’An and encounter our old friend Balamor, who has stolen Selh’teus’s crystal energy, and wants to create a world of his own. He goes super sayan, and we whoop his ass. Selh’teus then reveals his plan to become the new mothercrystal. Then the big reveal: The dark man is Elhusks future dark side, created to fight the darkness, but failed. Elhusk defeats bizarro Elhusk, and sends him off Boromir style.

We then get a sweet vision showing all of those we’ve beaten down. Then we head to the Reisenjima Sanctorum. Reisenjima is revealed to be the site of our last stand, and an ethereal shield is erected to save it from the void. In deciding to gather light, Elhusk creates bizarro Elhusk, who gathers darkness. We then head to Adoulin, seeking Arciela’s advice. Balamor has been travelling many different worlds, but many were swallowed by emptiness. He is pretty stoked on the Reisen Shrine orb, though, and gives us some of himself just to see things unfold. We head to the Hall of the Gods, where it’s revealed that darkness will descend when the five mothercrystals shatter, and rejoining them will bring Paradise, yet end Vana’diel.

Selh’teus then offers Elhusk the power of the crystal in order to become a god. We then fight an ascended form of Promathia, a dragon named Sempurne. Elhusk crushes this scrub, and meets up with bizarrro Elhusk. The time to fight is now. The darkness sends out a ton of those Sin Scale things at the beginning of X, and all of our favorite characters wreck their faces and drive the darkness back for now. Then comes the most frustrating quest in the game…. Panopt hunting…

We are tasked with killing 11 of these fuckers, and being the stalwart hero he is, Elhusk also decided to take on the king of the panopts in a gruelling, twenty minute fight. With the panopts dead, order has been restored to the lifestream, allowing Selh’teus to regain his powers. We then meet up with Altana, who asks Bizarro Elhusk and Elhusk to fight to the death. Bizarro Elhusk is revealed to be Metus, but it’s no matter. Elhusk triumphs. Everyone is super stoked, but then the Cloud of Darkness begins corrupting the mothercrystal. We can’t really destroy the thing though, and the Phoenix Blade leads us to a stone circle in La Theine, where the Gods enter the material plane. We then pack our Reisen Shrine orb with the powers of Alexander, Odin, Ifrit, Shiva, Ramuh, Titan, Garuda, Leviathan, Atomos, Cait Sith, Diabolos, Fenrir, and Bahamut. We head for the Sanctorium for the final fight. All of our previous expansions heroines trust forms are auto summoned fight tooth and nail to stymie the advance of the Claws of Darkness. We then get a fucking ballin cutscene where Iroha is given all the power of the Shrine Orb, and Phoenix is restored to full power. This causes the Cloud of Darkness to manifest in physical form, and now we commence the final fight. Which was a BITCH! Special shoutout to Abbu for helping us out. Elhusk’s body couldn’t survive the clas, and must find respite in the mothercrystal. The only way his light will shine in this world again will be through a chorus of life, crying out through time and space; The Rhapsodies of Vana’diel. Iroha donates her hair to us, which is good since I’m totally losing mine, and disappears once again. Then the final song picks up, and we hear the Rhapsody to rival Queen’s.

 

The Song

The expansion is so very much a thank you to fans, that Mizuta came up with the idea of asking players to contribute to the final song. Indeed, the voices that ring out during the final cutscene of the game are none other than adventurers from Vana’diel! How fucking cool is that?! Square Enix had a page dedicated to fan submissions of “la la la’s”. There is a zip file of the music, a vocal sample, and the music sheet. They requested that users submit the file along with their character name, so they could get the recognition. It was available to active players and unsubscribed ones alike. Unfortunately, the voices of Nooborious and Elhusk are not among those singing the rhapsody.

 

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This week, we review the second to last expansion to Final Fantasy XI:Seekers of Adoulin. Enjoy!

 

Released March 27th in 2013, Seekers of Adoulin was the last full expansion for FFXI.

 

It featured many new areas in FFXI, all surrounding the Nation of Adoulin and the outlying Ulbuka Territory, and added jobs the jobs Geomancer and Rune Fencer.

 

Gameplay-wise Adoulin added a lot of things such as Colonization, Coalition Assignments, Reives, Skirmish and Delve.

 

The music was written entirely by Naoshi Mizuta, who created 9 new tracks for the expansion.

 

Story

 

The nation of Adoulin, which has been locked off for a long time, opens it doors to adventurers in order to settle the Ulbukan hinterland. On the way to the new nation, Nooborious meets a young woman named Arciela (our new expansion heroine). She tells Noobrious to register as a pioneer with the Pioneers’ Coalition, and the expansion begins.

Talk about the Impermatures and Adoulin Reives.

It turns out Arcelia the sister of the Grand Chancellor of Adoulin and a descendant of the former royal line, which means nothing yet.

 

 

 

The Pioneers' Coalition tells Nooborious to uncover the secrets of the leafkin (a race of leafy beings), and meets with Teodor, a mysterious man clad in black who says that the sword carried by Arciela is the key to meeting the leader of the leafkin (known as the Otharsyne, the sword had been passed down the royal line and represents the will of the Founder King). Teodor explains that after King August (the founder guy) subjugated Ulbuka years ago, he made a promise to never tread upon the land. The Otharsyne it turns out, could allow the king to defy the pact he had made.

In an attempt to borrow the sword, for, you know, stuff…. the Adventurer finds Arciela and she decides to go looking for the leafkin in the Yorcia Weald where they had been seen before. There, they meet Rosulatia (the mega-leafkin) who explains that danger is coming to Ulbuka.

It turns out that the world tree “Yggdrasil” had existed in ancient times on the continent of Rhazowa and that a second tree had been planted by King August in Ulbuka. However, when the Orcish Empire fucked up the world tree in Rhazowa, its connection with the tree in Ulbuka was spoiled.

When Arciela asks how they can help, Rosulatia replies that they should ask the king, and gifts a pome to the Adventurer.

After this, we get some scenes of civil war between the factions that oppose adoulin expansion, and those who are for it. Luckily the group that is about to kill Arcelia is stopped just in time (the fight in the waterways).

During a council meeting, it’s explained by Arcelia that Councelor Ygnas had turned into a leafkin who can no longer communicate with humans (Cid in FF9). However, a pome that the Adventurer receives from Rosulatia allows Ygnas to speak directly into the Adventurer's mind… For reasons, I guess.

 

So they try to cure Ygnas with an Exorsist named Ingrid, but that doesn’t work. Soon Ygnas’s voice fades from Nooborious’s head, but not before Ygnas warns him of terrible things coming to the land.

Suddenly a girl named Nyline comes wandering through the woods as if possessed, and it turns out she had started acting that way after her father gave her a random stone. When she randomly takes off, Noobrious has to find her. She passes out and little fairy things escape from her stone.

Suddenly another girl disappears, Arcelia, who was apparently attacked by some tiger. Luckily, she’s fine, and the Tiger is actually protecting her. It turns out that a jealous Ingrid (the exorcist) attacked her and used a soul syphon to take her soul. Ingrid flees, but is saved by Nooborious. Embarrassed by her behaviour, Ingrid releases the soul and is quickly forgiven.

 

 

 

Days later, after a few more people disappear in the woods, Arcelia tells Nooborious that she believes that they should go to the summit of Mt. Kamihr to talk to a dragon there.

 

The dragon’s name is Sajj’aka, who explains that seals on the pass are beginning to awaken, and that “Hades” will return.

 

Our heroes try to get a new world tree sapling to plant in the labyrinth that holds Hades, and after some annoying quests with some dragon scales and the search for Leafallia, the tree is successfully planted.

 

After some more chaos in Adoulin, with a major leader who went missing now dead, the Rala Waterways are disrupted and the seal to King August’s grave was destroyed.

 

Unfortunately this guarantees two things. First, Hades will return. And Second, this fucking asshole Balamore (who seems like Hades right-hand-man) shows up like a more twisted Kefka, who you fight to get information about Hades from.

 

 

 

So the monsters have increased (FF1), noxious gasses are seeping out of the forests, and now our heroes must go to the depths of Adoulin to stop Hades.

 

Teodore, who came from Hades’s world challenges Noobriousious to a fight, looses, and reveals that Hades and him came from another world where Hades was able to use his lust for power to basically become a god, before being sealed in Adoulin.

 

After a fight with some crazy people popping in and out of different dimensions, our heroes defeat Hades, and Arcelia takes the throne of Adoulin.

 

Legacy

 

Since seekers of Adoulin, FInal Fantasy XI began experiencing some serious nerfing, which was meant to get in new players for the game, and allowed it to compete more with casual MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft. Unfortunately, this had the unintended consequence of making people who were especially fond of the challenge aspect of 11 leave the game and complain to us about the changes to the game on Twitch.

 

For a few years, players thought that Seekers would be the final expansion, but a partial expansion, one that concludes the FF11 saga would soon come in the form of Rhapsodies of Vanadiel.

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It's time to continue the Final Fantasy Unlimited grind. Pop in that treasured DVD, and enjoy our thoughts.

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This week, we review the Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV anime. We dive into the content that we liked, and discuss whether or not it served its purpose; making us excited for Final Fantasy XV. Also, we finally watched Kingsglaive! Look forward to that review soon!

Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV

 

Brotherhood is a web based animation series directed by Soichi Masui and written by Yuniko Ayana. The series was co-produced by A-1 Pictures, and obviously Square Enix. A-1 also helped Square Enix with the On the Way to a Smile animated film. The setting and story are based on the upcoming Final Fantasy XV, which is still connected to the Fabula Nova Crystallis subseries. The series documents events and details of the main characters of Final Fantasy XV, and was originally announced during Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV on March 30th 2016.

We all know that Brotherhood, combined with Kingsglaive, is part of a multimedia rollout of Final Fantasy XV. They chose this format because they didn’t feel like creating additional games to cover the added story content. They ended up going with the anime format due to Kingsglaive already in the works.

 

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This week, we discuss Square's deal with Sony for Final Fantasy VII. We dive into a bunch of trailers that have come out in the last few weeks for games such as World of Final Fantasy. We also bring back the epic corrections segment, and get called out for our shit. Enjoy the episode grind!

 

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This week, we put everything on the line. We pit the main men from the Final Fantasy series together for the Ultimate show down. Join us as we question our very own sexuality in this Final Fantasy extravaganza episode. You may be surprised by the winner.

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This week, we discuss the most recent two episodes of Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV. We discuss elements of the anime that we enjoyed, and parts that didn't really work for us. We also discuss the slew of news within the Final Fantasy world, and talk about the new DLC for Final Fantasy XV. We also discover that Final Fantasy XV will take place over a ten year period of time; much like the time it's taken to be released.

We top things off by revealing the winner of our extra copy of Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced 2. Congratulations to Banedrom for being a mere 8% off on his prediction for Kingsglaive's Rotten Tomatoes score!

 

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Join us for our review of Wings of the Goddess!

Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess

 

Development History-

Wings of the Goddess is the fourth expansion for Final Fantasy XI. It was released for the PlayStation 2 on November 20, 2007 in the US and Canada, and on the 22nd of November in Japan. The PC release would follow just one day afterwards. This expansions main mission content was released via a series of patches, and it was just over three years after it’s release that the final missions were released. The expansion featured the addition of two new classes; the dancer, and scholar. Neither of which were used by Joe or I. All of the tracks present in WOTG were composed and arranged by Naoshi Mizuta.

Plot-

The story begins upon examining one of the Cavernous Maws located around Vana’diel. These objects greatly resemble Atomos from FFVI. The maw engulfs the character, and sends us back in time. We’re only about 20 years in the past, which puts us right in the middle of the great Crystal War. (See beginning cutscene) The game begins similarly to the original nation missions, where you choose to align yourself with one of the three main missions. Joe and I decided to go with Bastok. Surprise surprise…. We then start helping to prepare for the Crystal War.

 

Each expansion of Final Fantasy XI has featured a female npc protagonist. It started out with Lion, moved on to Prishe, Nashmeria, and now the energetic dancer Lilisette. Lilisette is the daughter of Sir Ragelise, the captain of the Knights of the Ironcrest Hawk, and is ordered to take back the La Vaule area from the Orcs. We meet up with Lilisette when she tries to capture another of our recently acquired comrades named Cait Sith. Cait Sith reveals herself as the tears of Altana, and informs the player that the cavernous maws are tiny versions of Atomos, who is attempting to devour everything from the peaceful timeline that we knew before entering the expansion.

 

As if two different times weren’t enough, there’s a third… Altana reveals to us that our hero, Elhusk, and Lilisette are the Wings of the Goddess. She has chosen us to do her bidding, and prevent a future brought on by Ultemaci… I mean, Queen Lilith. All the while, Atomos is stubbornly devouring all things visible. We also get a bunch of cutscenes regarding the Shadow Lord. He punishes the hell out of his enemies.

 

Lillisette and her mother, Portia, end up getting captured by Lilith, but of course, we break them out. Before we confront the evil wench Lilith, we first run into our Bastok specific questline. This questline features the Crystal War from Bastok’s view. There’s plenty of betrayal, subterfuge, and even an assasination via tonberry. We also learn some very interesting facts about Zeid’s past….

 

Another interesting aspect of this expansion is Mayakov. Mayakov is the flamboyant, lisp happy leader of the dancing troupe that Lilisette is a part of. Not much else can be said about Mayakov, but man. He’s definitely gay.

 

The party then confronts Lilith at Castle Zvahl, otherwise known as Ultemacia’s Castle. Upon reaching her chamber, Lilisette disappears! Atomos has finally consumed the timeline where she existed, and she is no more. We then embark on a super long quest to obtain memory fragments. This quest was probably my favorite part about this expansion. I am literally obtaining fragments of memories, and combining them to remanifest the existence of a character. Fucking epic. Once we find all of the fragments, we bring Lilith back into existence, and go on to fight Lilith and her goons.

We then discover the true identity of Lilith, but won’t reveal it on this show. Atomos stops devouring everything like a fat fuck. Everything is golden.

 

Now, what kind of Final Fantasy would this be without a wedding scene! We then witness the wedding of Portia and Sir Ragelise, and the expansion comes to a close.



*Additional Points*

 

-Atomos v. Lilisette fight where we both died, but Lilisette rocked him

-That fucking quest where I had to run around to all of the agents, and blow up the mine shafts.

-Zeid is a complete badass

-Volker is Solid Snake

 

REMIX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDm1QVTtfMY&list=PL71ACEB758381588B&index=21

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This week, we invite Troy Cavanaugh on for a very special Patreon episode. We discuss his history with the series, and are even graced with a new version of Stump The Host with an excellent reward. We also discuss the recent delay of Final Fantasy XV, and touch base on the current Rotten Tomatoes score for Kingsglaive. Enjoy the grind!

 

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Direct download: UFF_TroyCavernaugh_mixdown.mp3
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It's time! We review Treasures of Aht Urghan, the third expansion for Final Fantasy XI. We discuss the story arc, and review the pro's and con's of this expansion to Final Fantasy XI. We dive into the comedic dialogue from Naja Salaheem, and delve into the intense rivalry present between Odin and Alexander. Enjoy the review!

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Direct download: UFF_117_TreasuresofAufuckitimnotgonnaspellit_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Kaleb and Joe discuss the storyline in Chains of Promathia. We're currently about halfway through The Treasures of Aht Urghan.

Chains of Promathia

 

Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia was released on September 16th, 2004 in Japan, and September 21st, 2004 everywhere else. This is the only expansion thus far that didn’t include new jobs. Just like with Rise of the Zilart, the games main composer and arranger is Naoshi Mizuta. We also get a return of XI’s Distant Worlds, featureing Izumi Masuda.

 

Story-

The story starts out in Delkfutt’s Tower, with a bunch of Jeunoan scientists getting blasted by an explosion, due to a reversal of the energy flow to the crystal. The Ducal guard rush to the scene, and encounter a boy, who they take back to Jeuno. When we visit the kid, he gives us an amulet.

 

We skip a bit ahead, where Bahamut emerges from the water, giving us a warning that the Keeper of the Apocalypse is near. We then adventure to the three crags, Holla, Mea, and Dem, and are drawn into Promyvion. We defeat the enemies in this area, and come to the MotherCrystal. It is here that we run into Nag’molada, a Juenian diplomat. He attempts to slay the adventurer, to keep the crystal safe, but is stopped by the mysterious boy from earlier. When we reach a later crag, Nag’molada reveals that the boy has released Emptiness, a destructive force, on the crystal.

 

Once we defeat the Empty at the mothercrystal, we travel to the Tavnazian Archipelago for the first time. When we’re unconscious, a group of Tarutaru’s, the Chebukki Siblings, steal our amulet to take to the leader of Tavnazia, Prishe.

 

Prishe returns to town with her friend Ulmia after checking the area out. She informs the party of monsters amassing at Cape Riverne. Prishe returns our amulet, which is oddly identical to hers. Prise then wants to confront Bahamut in Cape Riverne for answers, and finds out that Nag’molada and the Chebukki triplets are already there. We run into Nag’molada singing an ancient song to Bahamut, proving that he is a Kuluu. Bahamut decides to honor the ancient pact made with the Kuluu ages prior. Bahamut is subdued by Esha’ntarl, a Zilart, subdues Bahamut in a magic web.

 

We then travel to Jeuno and turn ourselves in. We are wanted for treason, after all… We speak with Esha’ntarl, who by the way is smokin', suspects that the young man from earlier in the game is the Keeper of the Apocalypse, and charges us with capturing him to prove his innocence.

 

We then embark on a comical quest in Windhurst, where the Chebukki triplets are attempting to find their long lost father. Prishe is hospitalized, and given your amulet to stabilize her condition. The boy is spotted in Pso’Xja, and we head there. We then battle Diabolos, and realize we’ve been drawn into a dreamworld. The boy arrives, and rescues Prishe. We also find out that Tenzen, another of our companions, has a blade that houses Phoenix. Phoenix requests help from Diabolos, but instead is offered to stay in the dream world to avoid the shittiness of reality. It should be noted that Phoenix and Diabolos are two of the five terrestrial avatars charged with the protection of Vana’diel. The others are Carbuncle, Fenrir, and Bahamut. The party then seeks out Bahamut again, searching for answers.

 

We meet up with Bahamut, and request his aid. He sends one of his cronies after us, and we kill it. Afterwards, Bahamut tells Phoenix that she’s wasting her time, and that the Emptiness will win. The party recognizes a song that Phoenix starts singing, and Bahamut and his wyrms. We find out that the Emptiness is the will of the Twilight God, Promathia, who cursed mankind for trying to reach Paradise.

 

Prishe then reveals that she had an accident as a child when she came into contact with the baptismal vessel deep below the church, which has stopped her aging. We travel to a statue of Promathia, where he reveals that he desires resurrection, and death.

 

The party heads to Pso’Xja to arrive at the Vazhl mothercrystal. Nag’molada and the boy both appear, and it is revealed that the baptismal vessel is actually the Eye of Altana, used to turn Emptiness into Magicite. The amulet that we were given was once given to the Kuluu by the Zilart to contain the darkness. It also allows you to communicate directly with the mind of another. SHINING!!!!!! We finally get the boys name, although I wish you luck in pronouncing it; Selh’teus. He is the sole survivor of the disaster at Al’Taieu, that destroyed the place thousands of years ago. We wake in Promyvion, and have to rescue Tenzen, Louverance, and Ulmia, who have been captured within the darkness. We meet up with Diabolos and Prishe, and discover that Selh’teus came from Al’Taieu to protect the celestial capital, which wasn’t destroyed, only hidden beyond the fifth mothercrystal. Prishe then resolves to kill The Keeper of the Apocalypse, which will allow Bahamut to not kill everyone.

 

Prishe goes missing for a little bit, and the party splits up to investigate. We meet up with my favorite character of this expansion, a Galka named Jabbos. Jabbos has what I’d imagine is the voice of Christian Bale’s Batman, as he speaks…..and then…..pauses….a…..lot….. He’s been living with Moblins for far too long, and the beastmen have begun to think that they are the children of Promathia. The beasts believe that they are, and continue digging ith this expectation, but Jabbos knows that the Moblins were born long after Promathia had died. They get pissed when they find out, and Jabbos joins up.

 

We then find out that Prishe has a bit o magicite stuck in her chest, which is probably just as uncomfortable as it sounds. She runs off, and  Bahamut is found beyond the sea of clouds, and Cid begins working on an airship that can reach him. Prishe is spotted in Jeuno, and we head to find the little shit.

 

The NPC’s Tenzen, Louverance, Jabbos, and Shirakee Z… ugh… all come to the conclusion that Prishe is the Keeper of the Apocalypse who is intended to awaken the Twilight God, using the power of song.

 

Esha’ntarl reveals that defeating the Keeper of the Apocalypse will only set the darkness free to possess another, and that the only way to break the cycle is to resurrect Promathia, and defeat him in God form in front of the mothercrystal. The party gets on Cid’s airship, and meets up with Prishe and Bahamut. She reasons with Bahamut, and he reveals that she is no longer the Keeper of the Apocalypse, and that the true keeper is in Al’Taieu. Bahamut then reveals a crazy plan to destroy mankind in order to keep Promathia from enveloping everything, and entering Vana’diel. He then attacks us with Megaflare, and is blocked by Tenzen, and his Phoenix blade. We jump ship.

We failed to outright defeat Bahamut, and Phoenix sacrificed herself, making ole Tenzen’s blade normal, and boring. Cid mentions a red light shooting up from the Sea of Shu’Meyo has appeared. He sends us out to get supplies, and studies the Eye of Altana to repair the airship. The airship is hijacked by the Chebukki triplets, and Tenzen. Tenzen was instructed by Phoenix to kill the Adventurer, but obviously gets his ass whooped. We then get teleported to the fifth mothercrystal in Al’Taieu.

 

In Al’Taieu, we are beckoned to the Grand Palace of Hu’Xzoi. We enter, and regain the light of the four other mothercrystals. Selh’teus explains that the Emptiness extracted from the Kuluu had been manifested into Promathia, and had been sealed in the audience chamber. Nag’molada breaks the seal, and frees Promathia. Nag’molada is swallowed in Emptiness, teaching him that all the children of Vana’diel were born from Promathia. The god then attempts to get in.

 

We join Prishe in the Empyreal Paradox, where Selh’teus attempts to slow Promathia down. Then, the epic fight… When Promathia reaches his end, Prishe casts the Star of Tavnazia at him, and we unleash the light of the mother crystals, allowing the tears of Altana to rain down upon us. Promathia is crushed, and returns to the mothercrystal. Emptiness is revealed as the physical manifestation of death itself, and even the god Promathia, would die when faced against it. We again learn about the origins of Vana’diel, and all of it’s races. Everyone goes their separate ways, and Prishe’s magicite melts away, making her mortal once again.

 

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Direct download: UFF_116_chainsofpromathia_mixdown.mp3
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Join us for another Final Fantasy Unlimited Commentary. Enjoy!!

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Direct download: Commentary_ep9_ffu_mixdown.mp3
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This week, UFF joins Kaleb Craig for a special discussion episode. This time, we clean up all of the remaining forum questions. This is to make way for our new website at ultimafinalfantasy.geekdomentertainment.com We also take some time to catch up to what Craig has been up to in the Final Fantasy universe, which is about as much as one would expect. Enjoy the catch-up, and join the new forums!

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Direct download: UFF_115_QuestionsQuestionsQuestions_mixdown.mp3
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Yessss.... It's time! Join Kaleb and Joe as they recount the story, and their experiences with Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart! 

ZIlart

Once upon a time, there was an ancient race of people called the Zilart. They wanted to harness the power of the crystals below Vana’Diel to bring about Paradise thousands of years ago... This plan was being cock blocked by the Shadow Lords “”””noise”””””. His defeat has silenced him. We set about investigating this shit.

We meet an old woman, from yet another lost civ, named the Kuluu. The Kuluu were opposed to the Zilart’s plan of Paradise, and destroyed their base. This led to the entire race to be cursed, and turned into freakishly demented renditions of the Tonberry.

THe adventurer then travels the lands in search of 8 fragments of light, scattered around the whole fucking planet in these cermet headstones. The adventurer must then bring them to the island of Zepwell, where the Dawnmaidens, another fucking race of people opposed to the Zilarts, will guide your path.

After obtaining the fragments of light, we arrive at the Chamber of Oracles, where you fight a trio of Antica before meeting up with the Dawnmaidens. They let you in on the fact that the FIve Ark Angels, and all of the races of Vana Diel, were created from crystals. They urge the player to go to Delfucks tower to stop the Zilart princes.

Using Aldo’s sister, Verena, Ealdnarche is able to tap into the Memory of the Ancients stored within, and reactivates Delfucks Tower. Verena is cast aside, and Ealdnarche teleports to Tu Lia. The party returns to Norg, and finds out that the player needs  cerulean crystals to place into the Hall of the Gods. Once these are obtained, we pass through the gates, and arem et by Yve’noile, a Dawnmaiden. She explains that the Zilart divided the power of the crystals into smaller crystals. A meltdown occured, and the energy released led to all living things on Vana’diel. Yve’noile begs us to defeat the Eald’narche and free him from his binds.

Now for the fun part. We head to Ala’Loff Amphitheater in Tu’Lia, and defeat the five Ark Angels. Lion eventually joins up, and invites us on a hot cruise once this shit blows over.

When the player reaches the core of Tu’Lia, Lion, Zeid, and Aldo are already battling Eald’narche, but he crushes their frail bodies. We are offered one last chance at joining him in paradise, which I desparately tried to accept, we attack. Once Eald’narche is defeated by us, he tries to restart the crystal line before it’s completed. This starts a meltdown to destroy everything. This is when Lion casts herself into the core to stop everything. Yve’noile appears, and gets Eald’narch to return to the crystal.

We go tell Gilgamesh about his dead daughter, who apparently was adopted. He seems to shrug it off, and Verena states that she can sense her presence in this world, and doesn’t believe she is dead…...

 

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Direct download: UFF_114_RiseoftheZilart_mixdown.mp3
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This week, we join hands with the man, the myth, the legend; Krinital. We've owed this guy a Patreon episode for some time now, and our schedules FINALLY align. Join us for all of Krinital's favorites throughout the series, and of course his final rankings for the Final Fantasy series. Enjoy the grind!

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This week, Kaleb and Joe discuss their many adventures within Last Mission. This rogue dungeon crawler was released with the international version of Final Fantasy X-2, and features gameplay unlike any game we've ever seen. We discuss the light amount of story, and the insanely different gameplay present. We top things off with the games design, and touch on the few new musical tracks that the game has to offer. We finish up with the games legacy, and rank it among the rest of the Final Fantasy X saga. Enjoy!

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Join us for the return of the commentaries. This time, we cover Episode 8.

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Direct download: Commentary_episode_8_ffu_mixdown.mp3
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This week, Joe and Kaleb discuss the plethora of news that has come out since they did a normal episode. They discuss everything from Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, to new Final Fantasy XV stuff. Enjoy!

NEWS

 

FFXII:

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Nine minutes of gameplay. Heightened visuals, Zodiac Job system. Awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=60&v=rsIyNMenBB4

 

FFVII 2D ride in Dubai opening soon. Road trip?

 

World of Final Fantasy October 25, Sephiroth Summon as a preorder bonus. The game will be over 100 hours without side quests, there will be 200 minigames.

 

FFXV: Still hinging on the super open world game. Not much linearity present. Prompto takes pics, can be shared on Social Media.

FF XV Director answers 16 fan questions at E3:Still going forward with the wait mode option… This completely pauses the gameplay when you’re not pressing anything. Gives you more time to strategize. Players can turn off the HUD to create a more immersive experience. Prompto takes photo’s himself, but you can stop and take your own. There’s a monster-fighting ring in Altissa. There will be an option to grind out levels in order to crush your enemies, but you can also counter high level enemies with skill and prowess in battle. THere will be a t least two control layouts, though they may do a third. 200 hours of gameplay to clear everything. There won’t be a lot of Astrals, or summons, in the game. Chocobo’s will attack on their own..

 

FFXV Preorder and Special editions will come with a slew of extra contenct including extra weapons, colorings, and a Lucis Kingdom Suit for Noctis.

http://gematsu.com/2016/06/final-fantasy-xv-footage-shows-pre-order-special-edition-dlc

 

Well, they added 10,000 more copies of FFXV Ultimate Collectors Edition, but it’s already fucking sold out. So there’s that.

http://www.siliconera.com/2016/05/19/square-enix-adding-10000-copies-final-fantasy-xv-ultimate-collectors-edition-may-23/

 

Square released a day and night cycle located at the Hammerhead Gas station. http://www.siliconera.com/2016/05/20/final-fantasy-xv-shows-hammerhead-day-night-cycle-time-lapse-video/

 

Final Fantasy Disease was infecting members of SE. They couldn’t imagine anything other than their vision for FF. Need to be rooted out, and dealt with accordingly!!!!!

http://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-disease-infected-square-enix-says-ffxv-1778147458

 

FFXV VR Mission with Prompto… Thougths?

 

A Kings Tale Side scroller announced as FF XV Preorder bonus. This game will take pace in a ficticious 30 years before FF XV. Features retro graphics, and fast paced combat.

Final Fantasy Brotherhood Episode 2: Dogged Runner

 

Kingsglaive Character Bios released- http://gematsu.com/2016/05/kingsglaive-final-fantasy-xv-details-protagonist-supporting-characters

 

Final Fantasy VII Monopoly announced. Players will become Shinra-esque, and try to own all the properties. There haven’t been any leaks of the board as of yet.

http://www.siliconera.com/2016/06/29/final-fantasy-vii-monopoly-announced-might-make-feel-like-shinra/

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This time, we finish up our review of Final Fantasy x-2. We discuss the design, music, and legacy of the game. We also move on to read, and discuss some of our listener reviews, and answer their questions about the game. Enjoy the finale!

FFX-2

 

Final Fantasy X-2 was released for the ps2 on March 13th, 2003 in Japan, on November 18th in america, and February 19th, 2004 in Europe. Later, an HD remaster would come for the Ps3 and finally the Ps4 just last year.

 

It was to be the first ever direct sequel to a main-series final Fantasy game. There was no plans for a sequel, but with the short video called Eternal calm (which was released with a special edition of FFX in Japan) was so well received by fans that they decided to continue X’s story. Although many people in the company were hesitant about doing a sequel to X (especially Kazushige Nojima), Yoshinori Kitase decided that his team was ready for a challenge.

 

Not only was their challenge to do a sequel, but to attempt to make a game centered entirely around female characters. The game was also attempting to go away from the Macho female characters most hollywood action movies star. This created a light-hearted feel for the entire game. A brain-hurting difference from the more somber Final Fantasy X.

 

There was also a purposeful change in theme for the game, FFX was all about gaining independence, while X2 would be about the consequences of independance.

 

The development time for X2 was very short compared to that of most FF games (according to Tetsuya Nomura), taking an estimated year-and-a-half less time than the development of X. This was due to all of the reuse of many character models, it’s not like they had to start from scratch.

 

The music would be composed by Noriko Matsueda and Takahito Eguchi (composers for the much-maligned game “The Bouncer”). The most famous song from the game (one of 2 pop songs) was the ballad “1000 words” sung by sung by Kuni Koda in Japan, and Jade Villalon for the English edition.

 

X2 would go on to sell 1.94 million copies in Japan (the highest selling game of that year) and 1.85 Million in America. It was also well acclaimed (more so in Japan) for it’s departure from the Final Fantasy form, it’s focus on side-quests, it’s political background, and it’s overall uniqueness from anything players had seen before.

 

But I ask you, does unique really mean good?








STORY

 

So… The uh story starts out at a fucking terrible pop concert with the “what can I do for you?” song blaring out of our TV speakers. Someone who looks like Yuna is singing terribly and YRP comes to save...Yuna’s garment grid from a disgusting looking woman named Lablanc.

 

What is a garment grid?

YRP stands for Yuna, Rikku, and a new smoking hot emo chick named “Paine”, and they make up the Gullwings (y’know, not enough nicknames for the group). They are a group of sphere hunters searching the world for rare spheres… and stealing them from people who they think shouldn’t have them.

 

When Yuna finds a sphere with what looks like Tidus on it, she sphere hunts even harder for the missing pieces. Also on the sphere, a dangerous weapon, the vegnagun, is shown to be hidden somewhere in spira. A weapon powerful enough to destroy Spira, apparently.

 

In the midst of all the sphere hunting and the Leblanc Syndicate (functioning like a lame team rocket) attempting to snatch the spheres from under our heroes noses, are the political factions of the Youth league and New Yevon. The Youth league, young ruffian sphere hunters looking to educate the world about the past; New Yevon, holding onto the teachings of the faith that failed them in FFX. THese two fractions never really do any harm to one another or fight for power in any real world sense, but hey, that’s ffx2.

 

With the new threat of Vegnagun, Nooj (leader of the Youth League), sets off to destroy the Vegnagun, but is possessed by Shuyin (the Tidus-looking dude). Chasing after him, Yuna falls into the farplane where the Spirit of Shuyin reunites with whom he thinks is “Lenne”, apparently a famous popstar Shuyin was unable to save with the power of Vegnagun from the Zanarkand he belongs to… 1000 years in the past.

 

A quick aside, who is this shuyin guy and why does he look like Tidus?

(not actually explained in this game, but we can figure it out)

 

The reason Shuyin mistakes Yuna for Lenne is because Yuna is wearing her dress sphere. Soon Yuna begins to relive Lenne’s memories, and eventually uses her singing ability and songwriting skills to bring the people of Spira together for…… a concert.

 

After this, Yuna, The Lablanc syndicate, members of The Youth League, as well as members of New Yevon, team up to finally destroy Vegnagun and the spirit of Shuyin who tries to control it.

 

After all is said and done, Spira is saved, and The Youth League compromises with New Yevon.

 

The end?

 

Taken from neoseeker.com:

 

Good Ending

As Yuna is walking in the flower field in the Farplane, press "X" and Yuna will hear a whistle. She looks around to hear where it's coming from. That little Fayth guy will appear and tell you that he's heard your wish to see Tidus again. He will then ask you if you want to see him again and you have to answer. If you really hate Tidus and answer "I'm fine with the way it is," Yuna will tell the Fayth that she doesn't need to see him because he's in her heart. The Fayth will disappear and you'll just get the Normal Ending.

Assuming that you chose "I want to be with him" the Fayth will tell you that he'll try to bring him back, but there's no promises. Yuna will walk away and you'll see the cut scene for the Normal Ending. After the credits run through, you'll see the scene at the end of FFX where Tidus is in the water. This time, he'll emerge outside Besaid Island. He whistles and swims towards the shore, at which time the Celsius comes roaring in, and Yuna jumps out and embraces Tidus. Yuna asks if he's the real thing to which he answers, "what do you think?" Yuna nods in agreement. Paine and Rikku look on, smiling for their friend from the Celsius. As they're hugging,Wakka shouts out from the shore. Most of the population of the Island is there witnessing their reunion, including Lulu and the new baby Vidina. Yuna and Tidus agree to go meet them and start running towards the shore. Tidus tells Yuna that she's changed. She responds by saying that a lot of things have happened. Tidus yells out that he wants to hear about it. The camera zooms out to a fade.

Explanation? (a guy from reddit)

 

I think it's because the fayth felt indebted to Yuna because she released them from their dreaming at the end of X, and she also saved them at the end of X-2. Because the little boy/Bahamut asks Yuna if she wants to meet someone, and that's how you unlock the "Good" ending. So maybe he and the rest of Yuna's aeon's fayth dreamed up Tidus again? As kind of a thank you and compensation for Yuna's work.

I'm not too sure. This is just my theory of it.

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We have finally completed Final Fantasy X-2. Here are our thoughts on the game.

FFX-2

 

Final Fantasy X-2 was released for the ps2 on March 13th, 2003 in Japan, on November 18th in america, and February 19th, 2004 in Europe. Later, an HD remaster would come for the Ps3 and finally the Ps4 just last year.

 

It was to be the first ever direct sequel to a main-series final Fantasy game. There was no plans for a sequel, but with the short video called Eternal calm (which was released with a special edition of FFX in Japan) was so well received by fans that they decided to continue X’s story. Although many people in the company were hesitant about doing a sequel to X (especially Kazushige Nojima), Yoshinori Kitase decided that his team was ready for a challenge.

 

Not only was their challenge to do a sequel, but to attempt to make a game centered entirely around female characters. The game was also attempting to go away from the Macho female characters most hollywood action movies star. This created a light-hearted feel for the entire game. A brain-hurting difference from the more somber Final Fantasy X.

 

There was also a purposeful change in theme for the game, FFX was all about gaining independence, while X2 would be about the consequences of independance.

 

The development time for X2 was very short compared to that of most FF games (according to Tetsuya Nomura), taking an estimated year-and-a-half less time than the development of X. This was due to all of the reuse of many character models, it’s not like they had to start from scratch.

 

The music would be composed by Noriko Matsueda and Takahito Eguchi (composers for the much-maligned game “The Bouncer”). The most famous song from the game (one of 2 pop songs) was the ballad “1000 words” sung by sung by Kuni Koda in Japan, and Jade Villalon for the English edition.

 

X2 would go on to sell 1.94 million copies in Japan (the highest selling game of that year) and 1.85 Million in America. It was also well acclaimed (more so in Japan) for it’s departure from the Final Fantasy form, it’s focus on side-quests, it’s political background, and it’s overall uniqueness from anything players had seen before.

 

But I ask you, does unique really mean good?







STORY

 

So… The uh story starts out at a fucking terrible pop concert with the “what can I do for you?” song blaring out of our TV speakers. Someone who looks like Yuna is singing terribly and YRP comes to save...Yuna’s garment grid from a disgusting looking woman named Lablanc.

 

What is a garment grid?

YRP stands for Yuna, Rikku, and a new smoking hot emo chick named “Paine”, and they make up the Gullwings (y’know, not enough nicknames for the group). They are a group of sphere hunters searching the world for rare spheres… and stealing them from people who they think shouldn’t have them.

 

When Yuna finds a sphere with what looks like Tidus on it, she sphere hunts even harder for the missing pieces. Also on the sphere, a dangerous weapon, the vegnagun, is shown to be hidden somewhere in spira. A weapon powerful enough to destroy Spira, apparently.

 

In the midst of all the sphere hunting and the Leblanc Syndicate (functioning like a lame team rocket) attempting to snatch the spheres from under our heroes noses, are the political factions of the Youth league and New Yevon. The Youth league, young ruffian sphere hunters looking to educate the world about the past; New Yevon, holding onto the teachings of the faith that failed them in FFX. THese two fractions never really do any harm to one another or fight for power in any real world sense, but hey, that’s ffx2.

 

With the new threat of Vegnagun, Nooj (leader of the Youth League), sets off to destroy the Vegnagun, but is possessed by Shuyin (the Tidus-looking dude). Chasing after him, Yuna falls into the farplane where the Spirit of Shuyin reunites with whom he thinks is “Lenne”, apparently a famous popstar Shuyin was unable to save with the power of Vegnagun from the Zanarkand he belongs to… 1000 years in the past.

 

A quick aside, who is this shuyin guy and why does he look like Tidus?

(not actually explained in this game, but we can figure it out)

 

The reason Shuyin mistakes Yuna for Lenne is because Yuna is wearing her dress sphere. Soon Yuna begins to relive Lenne’s memories, and eventually uses her singing ability and songwriting skills to bring the people of Spira together for…… a concert.

 

After this, Yuna, The Lablanc syndicate, members of The Youth League, as well as members of New Yevon, team up to finally destroy Vegnagun and the spirit of Shuyin who tries to control it.

 

After all is said and done, Spira is saved, and The Youth League compromises with New Yevon.

 

The end?

 

Taken from neoseeker.com:

 

Good Ending

As Yuna is walking in the flower field in the Farplane, press "X" and Yuna will hear a whistle. She looks around to hear where it's coming from. That little Fayth guy will appear and tell you that he's heard your wish to see Tidus again. He will then ask you if you want to see him again and you have to answer. If you really hate Tidus and answer "I'm fine with the way it is," Yuna will tell the Fayth that she doesn't need to see him because he's in her heart. The Fayth will disappear and you'll just get the Normal Ending.

Assuming that you chose "I want to be with him" the Fayth will tell you that he'll try to bring him back, but there's no promises. Yuna will walk away and you'll see the cut scene for the Normal Ending. After the credits run through, you'll see the scene at the end of FFX where Tidus is in the water. This time, he'll emerge outside Besaid Island. He whistles and swims towards the shore, at which time the Celsius comes roaring in, and Yuna jumps out and embraces Tidus. Yuna asks if he's the real thing to which he answers, "what do you think?" Yuna nods in agreement. Paine and Rikku look on, smiling for their friend from the Celsius. As they're hugging,Wakka shouts out from the shore. Most of the population of the Island is there witnessing their reunion, including Lulu and the new baby Vidina. Yuna and Tidus agree to go meet them and start running towards the shore. Tidus tells Yuna that she's changed. She responds by saying that a lot of things have happened. Tidus yells out that he wants to hear about it. The camera zooms out to a fade.

Explanation? (a guy from reddit)

 

I think it's because the fayth felt indebted to Yuna because she released them from their dreaming at the end of X, and she also saved them at the end of X-2. Because the little boy/Bahamut asks Yuna if she wants to meet someone, and that's how you unlock the "Good" ending. So maybe he and the rest of Yuna's aeon's fayth dreamed up Tidus again? As kind of a thank you and compensation for Yuna's work.

I'm not too sure. This is just my theory of it.

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This special minisode is brought to you by KupoCon! This is the fan event we've all been waiting for. Kaleb will for sure make the event, and we hope many of you are able to join us. We'll see you guys again on Saturday!

 

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This time, we talk about the Eternal Calm. This small piece of Final Fantasy lore takes place between Final Fantasy X, and it's sequel Final Fantasy X-2. It shows the transformation of Yuna as a character, and serves as a twenty minute changing of clothes. We also talk FF with one of our longtime Patreon supporters, Kefka Palozza! Enjoy the listen!

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This week, we continue with our Spotlight on Nobuo Uematsu. Enjoy!

 

PART II

 

Last week we looked at the beginnings of Nobuo Uematsu’s career, from being hired at Square Co. to his first two masterpieces that we can agree on with his soundtracks of FF4 and FF6. As a reminder, this is a special kind of Spotlight, one where you sit back, and enjoy the music.

 

Let’s continue from 1995. Chrono Trigger, the one fucking game that we need to play but can’t because of the official order of things, was a gigantic project for Square, and is often cited with FF6 as the greatest RPG game ever. Most of the music was composed by veteran composer Yasunori Mitsuda, but Nobuo would leave his mark on the classic game as well, composing 8 of the tracks for the game. Here’s the haunting theme “Silent Light”:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T4WB2zfmps

 

No, no no no. Silent LIGHT. Not Silent night… Jesus.. That was Josef Mohr.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ccv48ZiX1I&index=10&list=PLTHOcnhIuPOvEJd8WJI6kaJbQG0NeKtaY

 

1996 would be kind-of a dud year for Uematsu. The little known game “Dynami Tracer” would be his only solo work in 1996, and it’s definitely not one of his better soundtracks… But we wouldn’t wanna keep you wanting! Here’s a little piece called...music factory.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-T4JU01UoA&list=PL70567EDAFF96BD39&index=3

 

We’re not gonna even bother with his next work, contributing to the album for Front Mission: Gun Hazard with a half a billion of other Square composers. His next game was 1997’s fucking Final Fantasy 7. We can’t give you just one. Here’s his band, the black mages’ version of perhaps the most popular FF7 song One Winged Angel:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHzEaKFqboI

 

One of the most beautiful pieces from the game, Aerith’s theme, taking a cue from Terra’s theme in the last game, here’s an orchestral version of that song:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU0TcnsLop8

 

We can’t forget Kaleb’s favorite. This is Cosmo Canyon.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBk58XDx5gY

 

His next game would be that of FInal Fantasy 8. Nobuo has stated that with 8’s soundtrack, he worked hard to reflect the charcter’s emotions at certain parts of the game. It would be one of the more successful FF soundtracks with what is now as of 2016 the second-biggest video game music single ever, Faye Wong’s “Eyes on Me” selling over 500,000 copies.

 

Now… Final Fantasy VIII… This is a tough one because neither of us really care for the soundtrack of FF8. There’s something about the tone of the instrumentation and the terrible engrish lyrics of “eyes on me” that leaves us with a bad taste in our mouths, but no one can deny the power of the opener, Liberi Fatali!!!!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4MMhY4RyxQ

 

Eh, fuck it, we’ll give you “Eyes on Me”.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANw53vQFJeM

 

Along this stream of Final Fantasy games, the often-underappreciated Final Fantasy IX would follow. FF9 would take a departure from the previous games with the soundtrack offering a more medieval scottish highlands inspired milieu. Nobuo would do the entire 160 tracks on his own for this game. Here’s one of them, “The Place I’ll return to someday”:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OK29BoxomE

 

We can’t forget “Rose of May”...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKw3eJV6XFM

 

Along with these classic pieces, Nobuo wrote yet another J-pop single to go with the game. This the greatest cover of “Melodies of Life” ever made:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wffHREGnTiA

 

The same year as FF9, the year 2000, would be Nobuo’s first foray into feature films, where he would compose the main theme for the animated film “Ah! My Goddess: The Movie”

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2VTbUCek8E

 

The first FInal Fantasy game without a soundtrack composed entirely by Uematsu himself would be the PS2 smash hit…. You guessed it! Final Fantasy X. One would guess that he may have been a bit burned out from FF9. In the end Nobuo ended up composing 51 of the game’s 89 tracks, including the Joe favorite “To Zanarkand”

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3eQuEm4R10

 

One of the most commonly performed songs by The Black Mages is the incredibly zany “Fight with Seymour”

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87e5qQnVerI

 

Can’t forget a Kaleb favorite, “Auron’s Theme”.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaAhtI1_HU8

Oh, and one of the decent theme songs for a Final Fantasy, probably because it wasn’t awkwardly forced into the english language, here’s “Suteki Da Ne”

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikunVjaG2hw

 

Final Fantasy XI, despite the arguments between Kaleb and I on whether or not he composed the soundtrack for the game, was composed in large part by him. NOT THE EXPANSIONS, but the original release. Here’s one of his tracks, “Ronfaure”:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ-ZDsFUEP8

 

Another insanely cool track from FF11 from Uematsu is “Despair”

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joxCId9SvAU

 

...And one of the best-ever FF songs, one that Joe actually likes. This is the epic “Distant Worlds”.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzbzAXKCn-Q

 

Between 2003 and 2004, Uematsu seems to have been put on the backburner a little big, scoring for minor games like Hanjuku Hero Tai 3D and Egg Monster Hero, and only contributing one track for Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced during that time… Here’s the Main Theme:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqGNeqc26go

 

In 2004 Square veteran Hironobu Sakaguchi famously quit Square-Enix to create Mistwalker Studios, and in a way Nobuo left with him. Wanting to work on his live performances, his band the black mages, and seeking other opportunities creatively, Nobuo decided he was going to forge ahead as an independant contracter, and since that departure he’s returned to the FF series 3 times. For the soundtrack of Advent Children he built on his previous themes from FFVII, with FF12 he gave us another pop song I really don’t have the stomach for right now, and with FFXIV… Well, despite creating a lot of tracks for the original release, A Realm Reborn got rid of much of the original music from FF14. His biggest recent contribution to the FF series is probably the song “Answers” from the tragic end of the original game.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMhcyzQ7mKw

 

Nobuo Uematsu has gone on primarily to work with his old friend “The Gooch” on the games Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, and The Last Story. All of which feature great soundtracks.  Here’s one from Blue Dragon, titled Waterside

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAzwlwkcFaU

 

And here’s another from his non-Square Work. Here’s the terrifying Howl of the Departed from Lost Odyssey:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmCp20CW-Pw

 

Nobuo Uematsu's touch can be felt upon the whole series. Without him FInal Fantasy wouldn't be the same, and would be worse off for it. Nobuo Currently works hard at his live performances and various little composing projects for games and movies that he decides to work on. He’s doing so much, we can’t even cover it in a two-parter, but it seems he won’t be doing a full FF soundtrack anytime soon We are grateful to him and his work. What say we close with a gorgeous piece from “The Last Story” and close the book on our Spotlight of Nobuo Uematsu? This is “Lost Time”:

 

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