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Topic   Final Fantasy

MrBean
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* 11-Jun-2019(#1)
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Rebranding for all things Final Fantasy
Feeb
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6-Apr-2021(#2)
I need to learn this.
brian9824
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6-Apr-2021(#3)
Like early game i had to farm some ability orbs because i'm having Yuna learn Lancet and the base black magic spells and having Lulu learn lancet and the base white magic spells for some overlap. So went thru a lot of ability orbs.

On the plus side I now have 2 nice starter mages that are versatile and can use lancet to restore MP.
tonymack21
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6-Apr-2021(#4)
later in the game it will be very easy to get the orbs and there will be an ability to get orbs you want.

Feeb
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6-Apr-2021(#5)
I don't remember this orb mechanic at all from OG play through.
MrBean
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6-Apr-2021(#6)
Jumped into FFVIII ... crazy enough, was near the end of disc 2. Trying to regroup on what the hell I was doing last time, most of it came back, but will probably go watch some videos.

I forgot with the remastered version, that you have the speed up time, no damage, and no encounters. So at 16 hours to hit end of disc 2, is probably way under normal time.

I don't know what it is, but just don't ... have the same feeling of indulgent with the VIII characters like that of VII or IX in that era.
Feeb
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* 6-Apr-2021(#7)
VIII is the only FF I have never completed. Wasn't feeling it in 1999 just messed around with the TT mini game.
MrBean
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6-Apr-2021(#8)
Feeb wrote:
> VIII is the only FF I have never completed. Wasn't feeling it in 1999 just messed
> around with the TT mini game.

Glad I'm not alone! Although I never finished ORIGINAL (JP) II/III as well.
MrBean
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6-Apr-2021(#9)
Also, Skyrim... Bought it 3x, started various times, still haven't finished. Loved Oblivion.

Now Skyrim is on Switch for $30, to buy it again? Hrm.
JD
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13-Apr-2021(#10)
tonymack21
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13-Apr-2021(#11)
i dont know, somehow after chocobo sam a character named billy bob fits...weird though it is.

Sun
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13-Apr-2021(#12)
I put 70+ hours into FFVIII back in the day. Triple Triad was where it was at. Final boss and Omega Weapon were so easy too from being maxes out on levels.
Sun
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13-Apr-2021(#13)
I'm up to 58 hours in FFXV and just finished Chapter 9 and now starting Chapter 10. Level 76 lol.
Kommie
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15-Apr-2021(#14)
Gamefly used game sale, FF7R is $19.99

https://www.gamefly.com/game/final-fantasy-vii-rem...

I picked it up since I'd rather play it with the 60 FPS update when it's released

Sun
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16-Apr-2021(#15)
Just finished the main story of FFXV after 62 hours. Probably could've finished in 40 hours if I wasn't so OCD about the side quests. Overall, the story was pretty bad...or at least the storytelling was. The fact that you have to play all the DLCs, watch Kingsglaive, watch Brotherhood and read all this extraneous stuff to get the complete story is not a great thing.

Plan to tackle the 4 DLC episodes over the next couple days as well.

Once I'm done, at least that's 100+ GBs I can delete off the PS5 HDD.
Kommie
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16-Apr-2021(#16)
Sun wrote:
> Just finished the main story of FFXV after 62 hours. Probably could've finished
> in 40 hours if I wasn't so OCD about the side quests. Overall, the story was pretty
> bad...or at least the storytelling was. The fact that you have to play all the DLCs,
> watch Kingsglaive, watch Brotherhood and read all this extraneous stuff to get the
> complete story is not a great thing.
>
>

this is why I don't intend to play it, ever.

Feeb
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16-Apr-2021(#17)
I feel pretty comfortable with the story after only the game and kingsglaive. I understand where the dlcs will expound but don't think it's necessary to get the main idea.
MrBean
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16-Apr-2021(#18)
I bought the XV DLC's, never went back and played them. The game had its moments but I was done...
Sun
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16-Apr-2021(#19)
Kommie wrote:
> this is why I don't intend to play it, ever.

I've played most of main line games starting from IV (except V & Lightning Returns) and felt obligated to beat it since I bought the Deluxe Edition on Day 1, even though I ended up playing the Royal Edition from the PS5 Instant Collection.
Feeb
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* 16-Apr-2021(#20)
Honestly I'm trying to recall a good FF story line. I guess US 2 is my fave. 3 is ok too- but they're generally convoluted AF and overrated story wise imho. Working on X again now and it's silly.
theJaw
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16-Apr-2021(#21)
FFIX's story is pretty straightforward, it's just a long game so details are bound to slip through the cracks throughout a play through. Either way, IX is the most consistently fun and cohesive story out of any FF I've ever played.

Aside from me hating the gameplay so much that I stopped playing early on, just the intro to XV's story was convoluted and silly. I can't even imagine where it goes from there, but it didn't look good.
Feeb
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16-Apr-2021(#22)
I was wondering why these greaser dudes were supposed to be going to a wedding but they had time to ride chocobos and kill monsters. It seemed like a character study in mental illness.
JD
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16-Apr-2021(#23)
@Feeb hildibrand (ff14) will suplex you into tomorrow for that comment lol


Feeb
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16-Apr-2021(#24)
This is true.
Sun
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17-Apr-2021(#25)
Beat Episode Arden and it felt like I was playing a DMC game. Good story though.
Feeb
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17-Apr-2021(#26)
I'm going to check that out this week hopefully. It's been pending download for like 2 years.
Sun
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17-Apr-2021(#27)
Feeb wrote:
> I'm going to check that out this week hopefully. It's been pending download for like
> 2 years.

Get at it. It only took me an hour without doing additional content to get thru the story.

I just beat Episode Gladiolus today and it was kinda lame. Started Episode Prompto this afternoon and plan to finish it tonight and will try to start and finish Episode Ignis.
Feeb
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17-Apr-2021(#28)
I just added it back. Definitely excited to see ardyn.
Sun
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18-Apr-2021(#29)
Feeb wrote:
> I just added it back. Definitely excited to see ardyn.

Ardyn is the best character in the FFXV lore.
Sun
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18-Apr-2021(#30)
Finished all the DLC. Each one was only ~1 hour though Episode Prompto was a bit longer at ~1.5 hours.

I found each game interesting from a variance in gameplay. Gladiolus played like a Souls game, Prompto like a 3rd person shooter, Ignis like a Dynasty Warriors game, and Ardyn like a DMC action game.

I'm just happy to get 100+ GBs back on the HDD.
Feeb
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18-Apr-2021(#31)
Wasn't my favorite FF by far but I did appreciate it. There was a ffxiv crossover event too that was interesting.
theJaw
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* 24-Apr-2021(#32)
@MrBean what's the verdict? You mentioned trying to jump back into FFVIII, wondering what your current day take on it is. Is it worth me starting up or should I pass?
MrBean
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24-Apr-2021(#33)
theJaw wrote:
> @MrBean what's the verdict? You mentioned trying to jump back into FFVIII, wondering
> what your current day take on it is. Is it worth me starting up or should I pass?
>

Man, time.... Sucks for me lately. I did resume. I'm on disc 3, but haven't touched in a bit. It's entertaining but being the 5th time I've gotten into this, it's still not hitting home. I think using the cheats (speed up, infinite health, no encounter) is taking away from the experience but I don't have time for the full game.

I dunno, I really want to finish it but I'm already bored again. Typical FF, story got weird and I'm just meh on interest level.
Orlandu
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* 25-Apr-2021(#34)
@theJaw I am in the extreme minority on this opinion, but I think FF8 is more playable today than FF7 is. If you can cheat the draw system (1 draw maxes stock or some other cheat of the sort) then it is even better. The plot gets pretty off the walls crazy, but trying out all of the ways to break the game is really fun. The battles are pretty brisk if you favor limit breaks over summons. The card game contained within it is good enough to be a stand-alone game. The music is also up there with the best in the series. Well worth an attempted play.
Best1989
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25-Apr-2021(#35)
I have the opinion that FF8 should be beaten at least once if you're into FFs.
tonymack21
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26-Apr-2021(#36)
I'd agree with the at least once thing. It's one of my lesser played entries in the series and would rank it in the bottom half probably but still worth a go. I've played it through probably 3 times over the years, twice when it released and another time right around 2004 or 05.

I was thinking about giving it a super modded out play on pc like I recently did with 7 (which rocked..with all the mods out there now it's basically the 1:1 remake fans have clamored for for years.) But the tsunamods team just announced FF8 Echo S , a super modded out and voiced version so I'm gonna wait for that. The FF7 Echo S is proceeding nicely I am voicing a couple of NPC's in that actually and hope to do some for 8 and the before crisis they're working on.

theJaw
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26-Apr-2021(#37)
How do I go about installing mods like that? Are there any significant upgrades for FFIX?
tonymack21
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* 26-Apr-2021(#38)
theJaw wrote:
> How do I go about installing mods like that? Are there any significant upgrades for
> FFIX?

I'll hit you with a vid and some links to Tsunamods. The seventh Heaven mod manager makes it really easy.

I will have to look and see what all they have for 9

MrBean
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7-May-2021(#39)
Final trailer for Integrade. Ok I'm a bit excited. The fort condor mini game looks fun!

https://youtu.be/YsXnDKAv_h8
Kommie
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7-May-2021(#40)
MrBean wrote:
> Final trailer for Integrade. Ok I'm a bit excited. The fort condor mini game looks
> fun!
>
>

Any word on price just for the new content?
MrBean
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7-May-2021(#41)
Kommie wrote:
> MrBean wrote:
>> Final trailer for Integrade. Ok I'm a bit excited. The fort condor mini game looks
>> fun!
>>
>>
>
> Any word on price just for the new content?

$20
MrBean
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7-May-2021(#42)
So looks like GameStop and Square Enix are giving out a steel book with prebuy... Can't see to find if best buy is doing it too (have it prebought there with GCU).
Feeb
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7-May-2021(#43)
Should I feel crapty for considering buying this? Because I do.
Kommie
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7-May-2021(#44)
I still need to play FF7R
Feeb
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* 7-May-2021(#45)
Kommie wrote:
> I still need to play FF7R

It was enjoyable. My main gripe is the pace is punishing at points. So slow to stretch it I guess.

And the combat system only really feels good on high difficulty. If the whole game was the same as the last few / bonus bosses it would be much better imho.
Kommie
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7-May-2021(#46)
Taking a 4-5 hour segment to 30+ seems absurd. Even my first ever play of the game, I think it took me 12 hours to get out of Midgar. But I was a kid who had no idea what I was doing in it.
Feeb
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7-May-2021(#47)
Kommie wrote:
> Taking a 4-5 hour segment to 30+ seems absurd. Even my first ever play of the game,
> I think it took me 12 hours to get out of Midgar. But I was a kid who had no idea
> what I was doing in it.

I personally dislike the opening stuff because I played that damn demo in 1997 like 100 times. Ff7 doesn't get going until after all the silly seaside stuff imho.
Kommie
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7-May-2021(#48)
Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but it sounds like the Yuffie thing and all stuff going forward is PS5 only. Not on PS4.
Feeb
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7-May-2021(#49)
Ps5 is too soon. No need to upgrade PS4 yet. Bad decisions.
theJaw
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* 7-May-2021(#50)
It's gonna be exclusive to PS5 until 2022 apparently.

I think I'm just gonna wait until every VII Remake game is released before I bother with it again. I wasn't blown away by FFVIIR and haven't even attempted to finish it yet. I will eventually, but I'll probably just wait for it to be complete. No rush for me.
MrBean
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10-Jun(#51)
For the love of God, give an update on Part 2!

https://twitter.com/finalfantasyvii/status/1535185...
EclipseLion
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11-Jun(#52)
MrBean wrote:
> For the love of God, give an update on Part 2!
>

The update is it'll be a PS6 exclusive. Happy now? 😋

MrBean
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11-Jun(#53)
EclipseLion wrote:
> The update is it'll be a PS6 exclusive. Happy now? 😋
>
>

Haha
Kommie
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12-Jun(#54)
PlayStation 6
tonymack21
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14-Jun(#55)
a10 min stream, all the part 2 we are getting from that is one screen maybe two with a "more coming soon" message. they will have more to show than that, ever crisis etc


MrBean
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* 16-Jun(#56)
MrBean
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16-Jun(#57)
Crisis Core Remaster?! Awesome. Never finished it on PSP.
MrBean
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* 16-Jun(#58)
Part 2 Rebirth, coming this Winter!
https://youtu.be/H_4CkyOmuuU
Sun
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16-Jun(#59)
And it's coming out Dec/Jan/Feb? Awesome!
Renaissance2K
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* 16-Jun(#60)
Are we sure it's Winter 2022 and not Winter 2023? I interpreted it as the latter because the Crisis Core remake trailer used the text "This Winter."

Kommie
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16-Jun(#61)
Yeah, I read it as Crisis Core is this Winter, and Rebirth is next Winter.
Sun
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16-Jun(#62)
So XVI comes out Summer 2023 and then VII Rebirth at the end of 2023?

Maybe using "this/next" is there way to not be clear on things to give them an out.
theJaw
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16-Jun(#63)
Shoot, I should probably finish Part 1.
Kommie
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16-Jun(#64)
theJaw wrote:
> Shoot, I should probably finish Part 1.

Just wait till it's all out
theJaw
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16-Jun(#65)
That was my plan when it was reported the rest would be PS5-exclusive. Is that still the case?
Shane12m
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16-Jun(#66)
Man I am so hyped they are leaning into this remake/sequel angle. I love it. Retelling the same exact story wouldn't be as interesting IMO, but I'm also one to never replay story games or rewatch movies so I get how some may be put off from that
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17-Jun(#67)
Shane12m wrote:
> Man I am so hyped they are leaning into this remake/sequel angle. I love it. Retelling
> the same exact story wouldn't be as interesting IMO, but I'm also one to never replay
> story games or rewatch movies so I get how some may be put off from that

I'm with you 100%. I just hope it all fits together in the end. But so far they've got me on the edge of my seat. That trailer had me hyped for sure. And then I saw Itsuno announce Dragon's Dogma II and I almost lost my mind lol.

I think everything that's caught my eye this E3 season - and it hasn't been much - has come from Capcom and Square. It's good to see both companies kicking ass!

Shane12m
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17-Jun(#68)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Shane12m wrote:
>> Man I am so hyped they are leaning into this remake/sequel angle. I love it. Retelling
>> the same exact story wouldn't be as interesting IMO, but I'm also one to never
> replay
>> story games or rewatch movies so I get how some may be put off from that
>
> I'm with you 100%. I just hope it all fits together in the end. But so far they've
> got me on the edge of my seat. That trailer had me hyped for sure. And then I saw
> Itsuno announce Dragon's Dogma II and I almost lost my mind lol.
>
> I think everything that's caught my eye this E3 season - and it hasn't been much
> - has come from Capcom and Square. It's good to see both companies kicking ass!
>
>

Heck yeah, I've been hoping for a sequel for so long, glad it's finally happening. I hope they stick to the same combat and class system but improve upon them instead of making drastic changes (actually who knows maybe they do something unique and amazing) also the pawn system was actually really cool too
tonymack21
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* 27-Jun(#69)
ya crisis core this winter, rebirth next winter, which actually means early 2024

and at some point along the way something for me to spend time at work playing in ever crisis lmao



and ya dragons dogma 2, i saw a funny one the other day that said the kids had their fun showing elden ring and then it said but now its time for the big kids or something like that to play and showed dragons dogma 2 lol



Kommie
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27-Jun(#70)
I could never get into Dragons Dogma. Game bored me to tears.
Shane12m
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27-Jun(#71)
Kommie wrote:
> I could never get into Dragons Dogma. Game bored me to tears.

You've established you have terrible taste in games so I'm not surprised 😂
Kommie
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27-Jun(#72)
Shane12m wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> I could never get into Dragons Dogma. Game bored me to tears.
>
> You've established you have terrible taste in games so I'm not surprised 😂
>

Nope! It's just not that great
DarkFact
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28-Jun(#73)
FF7R on PC is smooth as crap. Much better experience than even PS5, was pleasantly surprised. Glad they fixed launch issues (and got off EGS)
tonymack21
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28-Jun(#74)
ya much better, and there are some very cool mods for that change the camera to make it like your playing more from the perspectives of the og game, its amazing how faithfully some of the areas are actually recreatd but it just doesnt look like it from the modern camera.

Shane12m
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29-Jun(#75)
tonymack21 wrote:
> ya much better, and there are some very cool mods for that change the camera to make
> it like your playing more from the perspectives of the og game, its amazing how faithfully
> some of the areas are actually recreatd but it just doesnt look like it from the
> modern camera.
>
>

Got a link for that mod? I've searched through some and didn't see that one. I did like the one that fixes AI companions to attack more so you can use their abilities more often. May make things too easy though
MrBean
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29-Jun(#76)
Hrm, been wanting to replay vii rm as I flew through it and still haven't played interlude. Sounds like moving to pc may be a good idea.
MrBean
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* 9-Aug(#77)
Finally played Intermission. It was a good filler but not enough. Really looking forward to Crisis Core.

Also, this... Why do I want it. Too expensive though.

https://twitter.com/videogamedeals/status/15569864...
tonymack21
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15-Aug(#78)
i got out of the figures, they were starting to charge too much for the quality you get which was quite poor for figs costing 150+


MrBean
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6-Sep(#79)
Why do people have this much time on their hands... Also, I love this! The original FF7 characters put into the Remake, awesome.

https://youtu.be/hBxYLE3tWIQ

Topic   Final Fantasy