the pig goes “oink oink”
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in this book i’m reading it says “he plucked a flower and stuck it in his buttonhole” and i completely misread it and now im...
It’s amazing how much I adore Hope in these games and at the same time want nothing more than for him to shut the fuck up. Yes, Hope, I know that’s valuable information. The only people I can talk to in this area are people with valuable information. You can stop telling me about it every 30 seconds, tyvfm.
Grr, I can’t get to the Lightning Returns screen cap to share anywhere other that twitter by url alone. Squeenix, you’ve forced my hand. I’ll be print screening my caps from Twitter and saving them to my harddrive, thank you very much.
In the meantime, here’s the pic (and it’s tweet) that I was trying to embed for a test run. I think the outfit is okay on Lightning, but when she does Yuna’s pose in the schemata menu it’s just silly. I do kind of like it the way I recolored it, though, with the skirt matching her hair (more or less).
ETA: Here’s Lightning doing Yuna’s cutesy pose.
I didn’t realize she’d do it on the field as well as in the menu. >.< I’m definitely switching her back to SOLDIER 1st Class or Guardian Corps now. (I’ve recolored that one, too, but I’ll spare everyone on my twitter further spam of screen caps at the moment.)
MUST. NOT. PLAY. WITH. LIGHTNING’S. SCHEMATA.
NO, BRENNA, YOU CAN NOT JUST TWEAK A FEW COLORS ON THE YUNA KIMONO. YOU ALSO CAN NOT MAKE CLOUD’S SOLDIER OUTFIT PINK.
…Okay, you can make an alternate version of the SOLDIER 1st Class schemata pink, but after that you have to actually PLAY the damn game!
Edit: Dammit, it won’t let me make alternate versions of a garb I already have equipped. The alternate pink SOLDIER 1st Class will have to wait until I can buy another copy of that garb. :(
Sitting here waiting for Lightning Returns to install. I know this part is optional, but anything to make load times better throughout the game. Granted, FF load times never compare to Dragon Age ones, at least on PS3 (thank god). But still, may as well. (Also omg can’t wait to get done with the tutorial so I can pick up my SOLDIER gear for Lightning. And the Summoner Yuna stuff too, I guess, just because it came with ordering from Amazon. Light actually looks good in that costume, judging by screen caps I’ve seen, but it’s not very her.
Got to thinking about Final Fantasy X & X-2 in the shower and got really, really angry at the sloppiness in X-2. Summoners did a hell of a lot more than just walk the length of Spira and then throw themselves at Sin. I don’t remember what the normal length of a Calm was but Braska’s Calm lasted for 10 years. And in those 10 years, the population didn’t just ignore and forget the summoners like all the civilians in Dragon Age with the Grey Wardens. Summoners were community leaders whether they wanted to be or not. Summoners sent the souls of people’s loved ones to the Farplane to prevent those souls becoming monsters. And this last bit is just conjecture, but I’d guess that at least some summoners were involved in the Blitzball industry on the basis of pyreflies in the water being how the players could hold their breath for so long—the pyreflies in the Blitzball arena give the players oxygen. (I don’t remember where I read that, maybe in an Ultimania translation, but I know I read it somewhere.) Since unsent pyreflies can become fiends, it doesn’t seem safe to use such a thing in a spectator sport without some way to control them: either summoners were used to control the pyreflies, or another individual with training to calm the pyreflies would be needed to prevent disasters at games.
Instead, what do we get in X-2? Issaru is reduced to a tour guide. Dona is in Kilika with Barthello and the majority of the time you see them, they’re in a spat over her choosing the Youth League and him choosing New Yevon. She does get to help you sneak past some guards if I remember, but it just felt like she wanted to do so much more—whether with the Youth League, on her own, whatever. It felt like she was trapped, to me.
Maybe I’m overreacting, and summoners aren’t the only ones able to perform a Sending, or to control the pyreflies in the blitzball arena. Maybe, like Yuna, they all wanted new lives with new responsibilities. But that’s not what the game made it feel like. It felt like the three surviving summoners (and probably any apprentice ones we didn’t meet in the first game) were shunted aside just because they couldn’t summon anymore, even though they had multiple talents that still were needed in Spira, and none of them deserved that.