Other exciting things about this game:
- little red-haired girl with sword!
- "a gorgeous homage to classic 16-bit RPGs like Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger"
- "a script carefully written in the form of poetry"
- "playing co-op is especially cool. One player is Aurora (the young girl who’s the main character) while the other is Igniculus, a glowing blue orb. Each one is completely different."
- "a deep skill tree for each character in your party"
That in-game graphics are sick.
But I can't shake the feeling that this game is Kingdom Hearts with Cloud and Zack instead of Donald and Goofy, and Sasuke fromNaruto instead of Sora. Dude still has his keyblade though.
...So while playing the game, think about how your reaction to the narrative changes with this new “actor” and their interpretation of the source material. How does your view of the noble thief change when he’s a big, barrel-chested bear of a man? How does your view of Terra change when its the story of a shy young boy learning to love himself through nurturing others and becoming a father? How does your view of the royal siblings, one a shameless flirt and mechanical expert and the other a martial arts master on a mission of vengeance, change when its a story of sisters rather than brothers? How is the love story changed by making it no longer heteronormative?
I found the romhack through the fuckyeahfinalfantasyvi tumblr, which is awesome for any FF6 fan.
And the romhack is part of the Video Games of the Oppressed blog, which seems very cool in general. Love the write-ups on Tactics Ogre, Earthbound and, uh, Benthic Love – An Anglerfish Dating Sim.
Anyway, I went to a video game concert last week! I am such a geek.
( Video Games Live concert )
Heh, I actually copied and pasted this description of the concert from an email I sent to my friends. Yay for plagiarizing myself! Saves so much time.
Zzzz. Me go bed now.