In retrospect, I can’t believe I finished Final Fantasy back in the day. Besides Dragon Warrior, I had zero hands-on experience with actual RPGs, and Final Fantasy is one seriously bug-ridden, antagonistic take on the genre. Hey guys, have a random encounter that leaves your entire party completely stun-locked before you can even move! OK, now reload your save from an hour ago! Yay! But finish it I did, and I still remember being totally excited about the way Chaos disappeared upon his defeat. He vanished line by line! Clearly he was a bad dude and my victory was awesome.
Anyway, this article is a companion piece to Monday’s Dragon Warrior bit. They dovetail, you see.