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Gamers In Love
Andrew - November 23 '02- 2:00 Central Standard Time
Huge batch of letters today, so a bunch of them tumbled over into tomorrow's column. Aren't you looking forward to what a bunch of kids with poor grammar skills think? Well I am, so let's get started!
Ignorant Q&A host I am not! Haha!
First of all, on the subject of RPG romance, I'd like to point out that I
met my boyfriend thanks to Sephiroth. So there.
Secondly, am I the only one who thinks FFX-2 is the single funniest and most
self-ripoff-ish thing Square has ever come up with? No, really. It's like
this. We all know FFX was a big giant ripoff of FFVIII (which I loved,
believe it or not). I mean, the plot/chara similarities are just too damn
obvious. But it's not just a ripoff of FFVIII, it's also a remake of Bahamut
Lagoon. I won't assume you've ever heard of this game, but it's basically
the SNES version of FFX. The plot and chara are EXACTLY the same. Now,
that's okay, they did the same with FFVII and Vagrant Story, and we all know
VS is the best game ever ne. But what about this: the airship in FFX-2 will
be called CELSIUS, while the airship in Bahamut Lagoon was called, drumroll,
FARENHEIT. Does this mean they've finally (oficially) run out of ideas? Am I
just nitpicking here? Do kitties like donuts? Have you seen my medication?
Bahamut Lagoon, along with Live a Live, and Secret of Mana 3, are just some of the gems that Square never managed to push over to the US. All are great games, though their battle systems are totally off the wall. I wouldn't call BL and FFX twins, but all Square games tend to share similar lines in their plots and characters. And the airship in FFX2 sounds like a hat tip to BL, not Square running out of ideas. They do it all the time, remember the beginning of FF9 and it's nod to the Opera Scene of FF6? And kittens LOVE donuts, and they especially love medication.
Long, pointless letters. I love you guys.
Oh, jeebus cripes, I have to send you in another mailing? And about
I fell for my boyfriend (whom I've been dating for 3 years) while he
was soundly beating Xenogears into a level 83 bloody pulp. He does
this with games, though (you don't want to see the completeness of
his Zelda games. Except for LttP... No one can ever find that last
piece of heart! Noooooo....).
So, as most people know, Xenogears is chock-full of yummy plot. And
Bishounen. And me, having just started my descent into fangirl
madness, became obessed with this game, and in turn, rather cuddly
with him. So deep is my love for both of them that I made us Fei and
Elly costumes for the Halloween after we started dating (and at that
point we'd been dating for about 11 months.)
Myself, I've played the game about into the 2nd disk, and then kinda
let the actual playing of it go. But, I do this with most games
(since coming to college the only "new" game I've beaten is FF5. I've
beaten the Playstation version of FF6 again, but that wasn't too new
since I'd done it on my SNES in High School.) so I don't feel too bad
Does that constitute a love-story with an RPG as a foci? Would it
help to tell you that we've already started planning out what
consoles we're going to make available to our kids and when?
(Colecovision first, I think. =P) How about that I get all misty-eyed
whenever I hear "Small of Two Pieces" and want to build him a music
box that plays with XG's version of "Far Away Promise"?
On a side note, did you know that Yasunori Mitsuda put a different
"Far Away(off) Promise" music box theme in XG, Crono Trigger, and
Crono Cross? And they're all spiffy. Unfortunately, I have a hard
time recalling the CC one's notes in my head, but CT and XG are
pretty well lodged in there.
Ok, enough rambling.
I did the same thing with Xenogears, one day I just stopped playing the second disk. It wasn't a great game to begin with, frankly. As for you and your man's plans for your kids, while I think it's kinda sick, I wish you both the best in trying to find a game your kids will like from that devil's spawn that is Colecovision.
Who knew spicy breath could lure women? No more brushing for me!
Hey 'Drew -
Well, it's not really a love story focused on an RPG, but it's pretty darn close. Back in the day, when I was playing the third Breath of Fire game, I managed to get my girlfriend (at the time) seriously into the story of the game. Every time I'd talk to her, she'd ask how far I'd gotten and what had happened in the game. It was truly a great period of life. I could enjoy my game, and talk to her about it. What more could a gamer want?
The "Nevermore" Ravyn
Well, call me a sucker for romance, but a nice session of Secret of Mana while curled up with your significant other is a wonderful slice of heaven. Nothing beats saving the world AND getting the (real) girl.
Hey Host how's it hanging?
Here are some oldie questions because quite frankly, i
can't find a job(stupid small town politics)
In FF6(PSX version) is there a max strength, couldn't
get Sabin's over 136?
Is there a specific reason why I can't beat FFV or
does that game just suck too much or is my game
bugged(which it probably is seeing silence would only
go against my party)?
In FFVII is it worth getting Aeris Final Limit break?
->(non-rpg question) How many episodes are there of
Inuyahsa dubbed(I'm poor so sue me) and are they
actually going to start playing new episodes of Yu Yu
Well, that's about all I can think of right now, adios
Can't think of something stupid to say
1. Uh...yes. It's the government who is preventing you from landing a job. Well them, and that giant purple goose who spits on you.
2. The max strength title is held by Google, who can lift Kefka in one hand and pile drive him.
3. You don't have enough patience to really enjoy the class system. Hope you never play Dragon Warrior 7, it'll be your own private hell.
4. Yes, because she leans over when she does it. Ruff.
5.Inuyasha boasts almost a hundred episodes, with more appearing as people translate them, and no, Yu Yu Hakusho has been replaced by the show Fighting Futons. Sorry.
Retards+Driving= This guy.
Please help me! Here's the story... about a week ago I was driving in my car. I realized it was a red light a little to late so I slam on my brakes. However, due to water on the ground, I slid right into the middle of an intersection. Then... WHAM. I hit some old granny in her van and she does some wack spin across the rest of the intersection. My car was hurt very badly ;_;
So anyway, I wasn't hurt because I was wearing my seat belt (click it, yo) and the old lady granny was ok as well. And despite the fact that the accident was my fault, she seemed concerned for my safety as well. Though I was more worried about the future of my car and how I would get my butt out of this deal I just crashed into, she kept asking me if I was okay and if I was sure and all that.
So I end up getting a ticket. But... the cop tells me that he suggests I show up in court anyway because if granny doesn't show up as well, the ticket goes out the window. According to Yahoo Maps, granny lives two and a half hours away. What do you think is the probability that this old bag will show up to the court on the appointed date? She's very far away, old people don't like to move around much, and she's probably paranoid of driving now. Also, since I now have her phone number since I got the police report, do you think I should call her up? I thought to myself that maybe I could tell her how sorry I am, how it's going to cost 7 thousand to fix my car, that my dad beat me for messing, that my mom has cancer, and how my dog died. I could also tell her I could paint her deck or do yard work but I don't really want to do any of that. What do you think I should do?!
Please help me Andrew. You're the only one who can.
Show up to the court date, and if she presses charges, well, have fun being prison bitch for the next few years, dumbass.