2. OMFG THE FANSERVICE ON THE COVER IS AN ATROCITY AGAINST PEOPLE WITH WINGS. *Nina EL KABONG whop with her mage's staff*
Admittedly, Nina did have several Distressed Damsel moments, but she had so much pluck that I almost never noticed. (Or maybe it was my whole Utena side coming out; I love game scenarios wherein I get to play the Prince Saving the Princess, despite knowing that it sucks to be the Rose Bride. At least in FFXIII the trope has been Utena-fied so that it's a woman saving a woman, be it sister or girlfriend, but it's still pretty rough for whoever's stuck in the dress, er, crystal.)
I'm not sure how many friends would enjoy BOFIII, as it's from the era of FFVI/VII with PS1 game mechanics, but I have always found the characters and light fantasy angst charming. I'm grateful to akycha for putting me onto it.
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