Any other Final Fantasy 7 fans in the house?!?!?! :D
Asides from MAC, I'm a total addict to FF games. And my all-time favorite game EVER is Final Fantasy 7. I'm not quite sure what it is about the game that entices me. Maybe it's the dramatic love triangle or complex strategical features.... I don't know, I love it.
I started out thinking it was a total joke. My brother was playing it on the computer (yes FF7 on the PC), and I thought he was just a total dork. This was when I was in, oh I'd say 5th or 6th grade... I don't quite remember when it was. I tried it out one day (my parents refused to buy us a gaming system because we would get too distracted), and yes I was hooked. I'm kind of thinking there's something subliminal in the game, since most people I know seem to love it (those who have played it). Anyways, the PC game was very unstable, and when I got up to Cosmo Canyon, my game would freeze once I got into the astronomy lab. So there I was, stuck. I kept trying over and over again to get it to work, but it wouldn't. I gave up and put my love of FF7 on a hiatus for a good 6 or 7 years.
Anyways, I moved back to LA for those years (not due to the game, psshhh come on!), then in 2005 I moved back to TX to start college. I didn't plan to play the game again so I just asked my brother if he still had it, just to see it for old times' sake. He did, so I read the manual thing & felt my affection for the game to come up again. So I popped it into my mom's laptop & holy camoly it worked! So there I was again, a 17 year old college freshman, playing a kids game (what some say it is to be). As always, the damn game kept giving me difficulties, technologically speaking, shutting down, freezing, etc etc.
Then the fateful day came, BLACK FRIDAY of last year. PS2s were on sale so I swiped one up because I'd never had my own gaming station. Stupidly I grabbed up the Final Fantasy 7 Dirge of Cerberus ($50) game as well because I thought it would have the same battle scenarios, you know go into a whole different battle screen instead of having to try shooting people whic I don't like. Anyways, you have to shoot people and run around... ugh it's not my thing. I like more of a story and not so much of having to click a million things at once. Total waste of my money and I still have it and stare at it with disappointment. I also picked up FFX, FFX-2, & Xenosaga.
But I digress, so I got into a whole bidding war on Ebay to get my FF7 PSX game. Damn those things are expensive! Seroiusly, poeple are making big bucks off the original PS1 game as well as the "Greatest Hits" version which to my knowledge is just the same game released again due to popular demand... I may be wrong. I finally won my game for $60 (my honie thought I was a lunatic), as well as TWO FF8 games. Two because the first one I bought for like $20 didn't have the booklet thing in it & I'm really anal about things like that so I bought another for the same price. And I bought an FF9 I think it is... I have yet to open it.
Anyways back to my FF7. I had a bitch of a time finding a memory card that would work with my PS2 platform and save my FF games. After purchasing 3 or 4 off ebay that didn't work because they had to be modified or whatever, a friend of mine offered me his old PSX memory card :D I was super happy. I played my game to my hearts content, except here's the weird thing.
I've already watched the FF7 Advent Children movie so I'm pretty sure I know the ending to the game. But for some reason, each time I get to the last mission, going to the mountain to fight Sephiroth, I have a sudden urge to not play anymore. I'm guessing I don't want the game to end LOL wow I'm a dork.
I hope y'all get a semi-look into my mind. I have other addictions besides makeup so don't judge a book by it's cover eh?
The main reason I wanted to ramble is because of this video:
There's been a few discussions on it on FFForums.net Some people say it's just a demo of the PS3's capabilities. Some say they are remaking the game to improve the graphics. I agree with the latter. That's like the main reason I want a PS3 is because of this game and a few other FF games coming out on PS3. I hope they aren't modifying the story line or battle techniques... JUST the graphics and maybe add some voices on the characters. But that's all I want! LOL anyways, just thought I'd share :)