The Magic of FFVII's Plot Twists


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Very good video essay examining storytelling mechanics and FFVII itself. Reminded me a bit of Il Neige's discussion of Cloud's character in his Advent Children review (see here). How the strength of Cloud's character isn't from particularly complex characterization, but from his complex (well-written) backstory, i.e. the appeal of the plot twist, how well executed it is.


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Really good video, thanks for sharing.

I wish people would write articles instead of making videos. Videos always go too slowly for my liking. When it's an article I can read it as fast as I like.
With the settings icon you can actually increase the playback speed.


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The Girl With A Strong Opinion
You know I think non-fans who never played the games will assume that the popular persona of Cloud is his real personality. I still think the twist still holds up for those who never delved into the game. At the end of the day, Cloud is a deconstruction of an escapist character because instead of being a macho meathead he pretend to be he's actually a closet dork.
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