I still wonder why I forced myself to play Battletoads to completion back on NES. I mean, sure, it was because I was a kid who had to make the most of the few games I could buy with my limited funds, but these days I believe in drawing the line. Which means I will never, ever play the Game Boy version, because it somehow looks even worse!
Gradius: The Interstellar Assault
Kishi continues along his lifelong mission to write about every single game Konami has ever published. I worry about him. Sure, it all seems well and good when it’s about great stuff like this, but one of these days he’s gonna get to Hellboy and Winx Club and Saw, and it ain’t gonna be pretty.
Final Fantasy Adventure
You might notice all the art I’m using for Final Fantasy Adventure is taken from its mediocre GBA remake, Sword of Mana. Hey! Guess what game is pretty much impossible to find art for? That’s right, the original Final Fantasy Adventure. So stop hassling me and go read this article, chump.
Final Fantasy Legend II
And finally, this week’s update wraps with a second Final Fantasy game that actually isn’t: this time the pinnacle of the Game Boy SaGa titles, Final Fantasy Legend II. (Some people prefer III, but whatevs!) Man, I’m gonna be so cheesed if the remake doesn’t make its way over here. (We should be OK, though. I asked Kawazu if he’d see to it.)
GameSpite Quarterly #1, part 6
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I might prefer III, but that doesn’t mean I’m not ashamed in doing so! I appreciate II from a distance, and in theory realise that it’s probably the better game , but I just can’t play the thing for more than an hour without giving up and going back to FFL3/My First RPG Lite For Girls EasyMode
“Kishi continues along his lifelong mission to write about every single game Konami has ever published. I worry about him. Sure, it all seems well and good when it’s about great stuff like this, but one of these days he’s gonna get to Hellboy and Winx Club and Saw, and it ain’t gonna be pretty.”
Your concern has made my morning, Boss.
The irony here was that Final Fantasy Adventure was not only not a spinoff contrary to what the article says, but that it was originally to be Square’s biggest project when it was originally conceived in the mid/late ’80s as a 6-disk FDS game, right before Square fell into life support and bet everything on the development and success of the first Final Fantasy game.
Yes, I’m aware of the history behind SD, but what was planned and what is real are two different things. The full Japanese title of the game is Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden. It’s a spin-off.
And the FDS game was “Seiken Densetsu: The Emergence of Excalibur.” So not even the titles are exactly the same.
To say nothing of the fact that FFA has Chocobos and White Mages and Marsh Caves and things.
I’d just like to point out that while there isn’t much SD artwork out there for the original game (or the second, come to think of it. Or the third, really), the soundtrack releases feature wonderful covers that totally trump anything the guy who works at Brownie Brown has done:
Enter album number 6300 for a very very nice shot of the hero riding the chocobo set against a sunset, and 718 for the game’s original logo. I might be able to dig up slightly higher res/cleaner versions of these, but unfortunately that may not be possible.
parish and Nicola, thanks for defending my use of the word “spin-off” so I didn’t have to!
I was referring to David’s review.
Oh, and what Nicola Nomali said.
Note to self: pontificate less frequently on tiny minutiae on the internet, even if you’re right.
And reading through it again, I realize that I never used the word spin-off and now remember that I cut that paragraph for space reasons.
Showing off the size of your videogame trivia e-peen without solicitation rarely puts a person in the right, is the problem.
Did you guys forgot to add screenshots to that piece? Or is it intentional?
My bad. I didn’t intend for it to come off as sounding anal, which was sort of my point on that last line. My intent behind that message was just to point out the irony there, nothing more.
i suppose one could say cartman gave an anal probe.
you know, if you were retarded.
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