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You guys have no idea how difficult it is to come up
with witty intro messages for the duration of my stay as the temporary
host of Q&AK. So I'll just have to explain it briefly:
Andrew gone. He lazy. I host now. Not for long.
Until he get back. You have question? Email to me. Or no get post until
Andrew get back. But Brian better than Andrew. You know that, right?
There's been a little debate on the FF-SNES message board about whether
or not Shadow kills himself at the very end of the game. I was under the
impression that he just disappears to start a new life, but others say
he stays in Kefka's Tower and dies. Can you possibly clear this up for
Hey, who do you think we are? Some sort of experts on RPG games?
(Consults with Mike for advice on how to answer...)
Ah, I guess it turns out we -are- supposed to be
experts on RPGs. Oops. =)
Unfortunately, no one, with the exception of Final
Fantasy VI's story writers, can say for sure what exactly happened to
Shadow. You see, the game leaves it open-ended as to what happened after
the ending to the game (as it should). He could have killed himself, or
he could have been abandoning all aspects of his current life in an
effort to have a fresh start in the world.
My personal opinion is the latter. With Kefka
defeated, the world is released and is free to slowly heal and rebuild
towards the peace they have been striving for for such a long time. In
essence, this is a rebirth, and perhaps Shadow feels it is time to
abandon his cold, unemotional exterior and start again as a new man.
This is pure speculation, however...as I mentioned, the game's writers
are the only ones who can say what they intended for the character. I
doubt anyone else involved at Squaresoft can say for certain.
I was wondering if you could tell me how well Breath of Fire 3 has sold
here? I know it was well received in Japan, but here its always a
different story. I hope it sold well, because when the next Breath of
Fire game comes out, I would like to see it come here also. That won't
happen if BOF3 sold bad.
Looking in my magic ball of sources, I can see that Breath of Fire III is
doing well in North America. Not spectacularly well, but not bad either.
My local Electronics Boutique sold out of the game a couple days ago, and
other stores have reported the same. Although not many were ordered in
the first place, the game has been selling briskly enough to most likely
inspire yet another sequel. Now, the question is...will they be able to
create another original storyline from the series?
Brian, getting right to the point, what do the characters under the Final
Fantasy Tactics logo translate as?
Although I don't know Japanese, and I haven't consulted with anyone to
translate this, I'd guess that it means "Final Fantasy Tactics". The
only other reasonable possibility is "Zodiac Brave Story", but since the
starting screen and logo for Tactics is identical in both English and
Japanese, Square would have put the game's name in the logo so that fans
wouldn't have to figure out what those weird English characters call the
How much do you suppose gil is to the dollar?
At current international rates, one gil is equivalent to $1.83 US
dollars, or $4.52 Canadian.
About your question in Q&AK yesterday. Are you a
schizo? I mean, you sent a message to yourself. If you're just talking
to yourself, I quote the "Hitchhiker's Guide to
the Galaxy game"
"Talking to yourself is the first sign of impending
I'm not the schizo if you think I -really- typed out an email message,
addressed it to myself, hit "Send", and then exclaimed in delight upon
discovering I had new mail. =)
I hand-wrote a message, and delivered it overnight to
my home address through Federal Express, of course.