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Wow... (playing FFX again)

I had forgotten how heartbreakingly beautiful FFX. Which is good. There's these things one gets to know so well that one can't enjoy them properly -- like Star Wars where one knows every single line of dialogue, every flare of the blaster, every movement with intimate familiarity.

I waited six months to play it again. I turned out all the lights, lit candles, incense, got a really good cuppa ginger tea, to help with the mood. The music of that game is so much better than any other besides Riven (and I love it for the same reason).

Talking to every single random character is fun. Tiny little tidbits get filled in. I thought I'd hit every bit of dialogue on the last play-through, but I've still hit much more by going back and forth a lot, checking each character several times.

Just watched Operation Mi'hen again (and let Seymour get pummelled long enough to observe his overdrive, which is adequate, but the Aeons are better). I think I've got the spirit of Spira back in my head enough to start writing again.

 

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saharasnow
Sep. 6th, 2006 08:49 am (UTC)
I went "shit I'm crying... OMFG I'm actually crying!!!!" at the ending the first time I watched it from the set of dvds I bought. Now that I finally have my console, I'm starting to wonder if I'm going to need buckets and boxes of tissues to go through the whole game personally this time.
animecrush
Sep. 6th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
I felt the same way when I replayed FFX over the summer. It is rather fun to see Seymour's overdrive.. though having Yuna beat Seymour with her staff trying to send him into overdrive is half the fun.
trekqueen
Sep. 6th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
isn't it great? :D

I might get to relive it again with my brother in law's girlfriend. She and I actually have known each other since high school so we get along and like lots of the same stuff (plus we can talk in german without the guys knowing whats going on haha). I was telling her about fanfic stuff and got onto the subject of final fantasy and auron and lulu. She really liked Lulu and thought Auron was neat and mysterious. I showed her the beginning sequence of the blitzball tournament in Zanarkand and her reaction was totally "WOW, that was the beginning of the game???" So I think have I an apprentice. ^_^
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