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Forum: Compilation General 08/05/2018
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Yeah, especially with the Remake essentially...

Yeah, especially with the Remake essentially establishing "new canon" (or at least "current canon") I imagine this is the least likely time period for Square to want to put those games front and...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 08/03/2018
Replies: 957
Views: 95,386
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I dunno if the sheer quantity would be the...

I dunno if the sheer quantity would be the same/not be weird without pre-rendered backgrounds. I used to love running into people's houses etc to see the little details, and how you could tell...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 07/27/2018
Replies: 58
Views: 6,823
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I suppose that is so...although Cloud's thing (at...

I suppose that is so...although Cloud's thing (at least the 'part-Zack' Cloud from earlier on, whose representation in RM has been a source of anxiety given its absence from the Compilation etc) is...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 07/27/2018
Replies: 58
Views: 6,823
Posted By leadmyskeptic
All the asides of FFVIII-bashing in this thread...

All the asides of FFVIII-bashing in this thread have made me want to clutch it to my bosom and protect it, like the bruised and battered, dark horse, red-headed stepchild [Classic] that it is.
...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 07/07/2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,254
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Edit: I had a whole reply here discussing "The...

Edit: I had a whole reply here discussing "The Planet" as well as the confusingly sporadic use of "Gaia" in the same place, only to realize like a bonehead that that wasn't what you were asking. I am...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 07/07/2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,254
Posted By leadmyskeptic
That's a very good point, actually, even beyond...

That's a very good point, actually, even beyond it being fantasy...it's not set on Earth. Even for players who seem to insist on applying "Scientific Method"-style logic to a frame that was never...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 07/06/2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,254
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I feel the need to say before I ask this that I...

I feel the need to say before I ask this that I don't actually care whether it is "realistic", as not only are we dealing with fiction, but video game fiction, and with the added addendum of taking...
Forum: Entertainment 07/05/2018
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I've got to be direct If I'm wrong please...

I've got to be direct

If I'm wrong please correct

You're standing on my neck?

You're standing on my...neck.
Forum: Entertainment 07/05/2018
Replies: 98
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Views: 5,933
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Loved the book as an adolescent, of course loved...

Loved the book as an adolescent, of course loved Tim Curry's performance in the original TV-movie version, but mourned the fact that the only "It" adaptation WAS a TV-movie (in the era when TV-movies...
Forum: Gaming 07/03/2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,403
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Man, my first reaction to Claire's redesign,...

Man, my first reaction to Claire's redesign, which seems to be somewhat common across the interwebs (only accelerated to the expected melodramatic degree) was something along the lines of "a-whaa??...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 07/03/2018
Replies: 5,285
Views: 387,716
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I was completely alienated from this FF, and all...

I was completely alienated from this FF, and all of its batmobile, run and slash, really-well-done-mod-of-an-open-world-action-game-with-final-fantasy-creature-skins ness.....

Until now. The bunny...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 07/02/2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,254
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I'm guessing we're gonna see a fair amount more...

I'm guessing we're gonna see a fair amount more of that type of stuff, just as we did in the Compilation...although if my beloved tramway doesn't make an appearance, I will be sad face (even though...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 07/01/2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,254
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Just a minor (but I think notable) addition to...

Just a minor (but I think notable) addition to this observation...apart from Shinra Jr.'s seeming oblivious to "Gelnika A", there's apparently MORE than one Gelnika! (At least, according to the Wiki,...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/30/2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,254
Posted By leadmyskeptic
...Actually yeah, you're right, and the...

...Actually yeah, you're right, and the helicopters are there from more or less the start. Rufus rides the cargo ship over to Costa Del Sol, only to...get on a helicopter? It does make for a badass...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/30/2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,254
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Yeah, I think that's probably the best 'middle...

Yeah, I think that's probably the best 'middle ground' solution -- Shinra still having alternative aircraft (so they don't end up seeming like the massive force with a whopping total of 3 planes),...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/30/2018
Replies: 40
Views: 3,254
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Tiny Bronco Theft in Remake??

This is a bit of a 'small' question, and perhaps I should've just made it a post in one of the broader "Remake" threads, but eh...well, anyway, here goes:

So there's been a fair amount of...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/29/2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,425
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Your separations are logical and obviously well...

Your separations are logical and obviously well thought out.

BUT 7 SEGMENTS?!!

To use a Radiohead song title, "no no no no no no no no"
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/22/2018
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I think anyone who is old (but still young?)...

I think anyone who is old (but still young?) enough to remember playing FFVII as a wee one recalls the crushing feeling of climbing the pillar and seeing your shredded up comrades, that sensation of...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/18/2018
Replies: 1,072
Views: 111,472
Posted By leadmyskeptic
That is a very interesting tidbit about the "Star...

That is a very interesting tidbit about the "Star Wars" SEs, I had no idea that that was the jumping-off point. Also intriguing to think about the initial struggle to attempt to approach theatrical...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/18/2018
Replies: 58
Views: 6,823
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Just a drop in the fountain on "Video Games vs....

Just a drop in the fountain on "Video Games vs. Film" in regards to drama/deep storytelling tangent:
VGs are steadily catching up with film, but are not quite there yet. I have no doubt that they...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/18/2018
Replies: 1,072
Views: 111,472
Posted By leadmyskeptic
That "Why Remake FF7?" video (hell, I know it's...

That "Why Remake FF7?" video (hell, I know it's only a page over, but I'm gonna link to it anyway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HrxOS__Ccc) managed to capture and ARTICULATE the overwhelming and...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/13/2018
Replies: 1,072
Views: 111,472
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Note: This is long, but I felt the need to toss...

Note: This is long, but I felt the need to toss my penny into the fountain regarding Nomura. If you just want more general RM discussion, go ahead and scroll past my pizzity-pizzost....
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 06/13/2018
Replies: 1,517
Views: 149,491
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Tactic, I am very interested in the mystery of...

Tactic, I am very interested in the mystery of what happened in the playthrough--and I say this as someone who had zero interest in X-2 and honestly found the project to smell of near-parody,...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/13/2018
Replies: 1,072
Views: 111,472
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Are we all...in purgatory? Maybe the Remake has...

Are we all...in purgatory? Maybe the Remake has been out since 2015, and we're all...we're all just dead.

Beacause we are...a puppet(s)
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 06/03/2018
Replies: 1,517
Views: 149,491
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Been a while with this one too, but I know...

Been a while with this one too, but I know there's at least one underwater boss (Evrae) that features Wakka, Rikku, and Tidus under there for who knows how long (unless we assume battle time is in a...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 06/03/2018
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Hmmm....it's been quite a while since I've played...

Hmmm....it's been quite a while since I've played through IX (I have the remaster on my PS4, so it's 'in the queue', as it were, I just have a few to choose from at the moment), but I honestly never...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 06/03/2018
Replies: 1,517
Views: 149,491
Posted By leadmyskeptic
As far as Tidus' (who, although later voice-acted...

As far as Tidus' (who, although later voice-acted sidegames like Dissidia have shown that his name pronunciation in English is "Tee-dus", I will always refer to as "Tide-us" because it sounds less...
Forum: Gaming 05/24/2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,119
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Oh yeah man, I agree with you on that one. And,...

Oh yeah man, I agree with you on that one. And, part of what's nice about those examples is that it's clear-cut: THIS is the way to play these games, unless you are really just a diehard purist who...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 05/23/2018
Replies: 658
Views: 60,523
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I strum my Earth Harp and pray to Bahamut that we...

I strum my Earth Harp and pray to Bahamut that we will not be mouthing near identical utterances about Remake, only with the "3" and "4" in "PS" being swapped to "4" and "5"...
Forum: Gaming 05/23/2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,119
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I have actually been mind-boggled (in the best...

I have actually been mind-boggled (in the best sense) by the detail and specificity some of these articles have. A lot of times, with situations like this, articles will attempt to merely describe,...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 05/23/2018
Replies: 957
Views: 95,386
Posted By leadmyskeptic
At the risk of sounding a wanker, if you check...

At the risk of sounding a wanker, if you check out some of the threads/posts here in regards to the "Multi-Part" release strategy and announcement of it, a lot of the very informed and analytical...
Forum: Kingdom Hearts 05/19/2018
Replies: 820
Views: 66,180
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Man, I gotta say, having never played any of the...

Man, I gotta say, having never played any of the "Kingdom Hearts" games, but still having seen people play segments of the core 2 games at their houses, witnessed plenty of promos/trailers/etc over...
Forum: Gaming 05/18/2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,119
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Aha! Thanks, that actually does give me a way...

Aha! Thanks, that actually does give me a way better idea of what the concern was than most of the screenshots/descriptions I've been reading. It wasn't that I disagreed with the general dissent, it...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 05/18/2018
Replies: 1,517
Views: 149,491
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Theo-- You're dead on accurate in terms of the...

Theo-- You're dead on accurate in terms of the confusion / politics /hardware /general fuckery going on during this period that results to it being ambiguous. However, I was asking more of a personal...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 05/16/2018
Replies: 1,517
Views: 149,491
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I posted in the "Chrono Trigger" thread how, I'm...

I posted in the "Chrono Trigger" thread how, I'm in the process of burning through "Persona 5" at moment, but once that is 'done' (and I inevitably mourn the confidantes I never got to know lol) I'm...
Forum: Gaming 05/16/2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,119
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I have never played either of these games. Chrono...

I have never played either of these games. Chrono Trigger I've at least seen some scenes of (actually I believe I played through the first few time jumps on emulator) at friend's places. All I really...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 05/16/2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I agree. While I definitely think there's room...

I agree. While I definitely think there's room for their relationship to be elaborated upon later on (perhaps on return to Nibelheim? Optional? Post flashback? I dunno), I actually was quite effected...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 05/11/2018
Replies: 56
Views: 6,191
Posted By leadmyskeptic
On the subject of Cloud needing to seem a real...

On the subject of Cloud needing to seem a real badass at start, I liked what has been said already, but just wanted to add that it seems relevant that AVALANCHE are a group consisting chiefly of...
Forum: News Reports 05/06/2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,997
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Wow, I really enjoyed seeing FFVII get some...

Wow, I really enjoyed seeing FFVII get some 'historical' love, interesting to see it in this context.

Now, this is off topic, but damn, Cthulhu, that last remark really puts things in some...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 05/06/2018
Replies: 270
Views: 32,585
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Twilight - Thanks man! I tried to articulate it...

Twilight - Thanks man! I tried to articulate it the best I could, wasn't sure if it made sense haha. And what you said pretty much sums up the way I feel about it as well...I appreciate the concept...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 05/05/2018
Replies: 270
Views: 32,585
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Irvine is supposed to kind of be a silly...

Irvine is supposed to kind of be a silly character. Having him be the only one that remembers (and still not everything, as he started using a GF "recently") is the only way for them to have a member...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 05/04/2018
Replies: 56
Views: 6,191
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I think all of this, given the challenge of...

I think all of this, given the challenge of updating a classic game with modern graphics etc, makes perfect sense. Because (and I'm thinking of this through the lens of having first played this as...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 05/03/2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3,613
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Man, what a fucked-up enemy. It's amazing how,...

Man, what a fucked-up enemy. It's amazing how, when you've been random battling for some time, besides just different enemy appearances, when one of the enemies appears to exhibit some kind of...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 05/01/2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3,613
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Very well-plotted article, a great read and the...

Very well-plotted article, a great read and the accompanying screenshots/artwork were integrated very well. That said, I'm still not convinced these dudes AREN'T just creepy-looking robots...the...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 04/29/2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I love the subtleties and detail on the...

I love the subtleties and detail on the background art, especially for the enemies/bosses you fight in memorable locations, like Jenova...the odd, almost underwater/Atlantis feeling of the buildings...
Forum: Classic Final Fantasy (I - VI) 04/26/2018
Replies: 17
Views: 4,525
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Okay, so I'm glad I posted in this thread,...

Okay, so I'm glad I posted in this thread, because now some of the differences that are SPECIFIC to each version and what they offer...but now I'm stuck between the PS1 and GBA version lol. It...
Forum: Classic Final Fantasy (I - VI) 04/25/2018
Replies: 17
Views: 4,525
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Ive been thinking about finally giving VI its...

Ive been thinking about finally giving VI its fair day in court (as a teen I was kind of put off by it), but am confuses by the seemingly endless versions. I got the SNES classic a while back and...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 04/24/2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3,613
Posted By leadmyskeptic
With the 'helmet' type facemask, and the odd...

With the 'helmet' type facemask, and the odd movements, etc, they kind of remind me of these guys:
https://youtu.be/Pn-GLPZZL6s?t=188

I'm sure I could find an in-game version, as you fight these...
Forum: Entertainment 04/20/2018
Replies: 494
Views: 44,385
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Fancy - Translation of novels, whether old, new,...

Fancy - Translation of novels, whether old, new, or anywhere in-between, is a crazy thing. There's been examples where the translation was considered heroic in its carrying over of hard to convert...
Forum: Entertainment 04/19/2018
Replies: 494
Views: 44,385
Posted By leadmyskeptic
"Oryx and Crake" (for a Lit class--apparently,...

"Oryx and Crake" (for a Lit class--apparently, this novel has been quite popular, but I hadn't heard about it at all until I was assigned it. Loving it)

"The Virgin Suicides" (multiple re-read,...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 04/17/2018
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Sephiroth not being able to get past the Sleeping...

Sephiroth not being able to get past the Sleeping Forest would be pretty lame, though. I mean, if Aeris did it, and Cloud just did it, a trans-dimensional demi-god damn well better be able to do it....
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 04/17/2018
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Because of the dream-like fashion in which she...

Because of the dream-like fashion in which she "tells" Cloud her plan ("I'll be going now...I'll come back when it's all over"), I feel like actually seeing it would ruin a lot of the feeling. FFVII...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 04/03/2018
Replies: 1,580
Views: 145,976
Posted By leadmyskeptic
X-Soldier, refresh my memory (if you don't mind),...

X-Soldier, refresh my memory (if you don't mind), what exactly was the story behind "Midgardsormr"?? From the sound of it, the 'proper' (i.e. not used) translation sounds a bit clumsy, especially...
Forum: Sub-Final Fantasy 03/30/2018
Replies: 335
Views: 10,103
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Either Elder Bughe from Cosmo/ anyone who lives...

Either Elder Bughe from Cosmo/ anyone who lives in Fisherman's Horizon. Id say the master fisherman, but dude seems like he has bad back problems and I doubt they are going to be social collectively...
Forum: Sub-Final Fantasy 03/27/2018
Replies: 335
Views: 10,103
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Nobody seems to count the first 3, but if they...

Nobody seems to count the first 3, but if they did, itd almost certainly be one of those (probably 1 or 2)...won't be busting those out for replay any time in the next...my existence.

But besides...
Forum: Sub-Final Fantasy 03/26/2018
Replies: 335
Views: 10,103
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Balamb Garden. I always love the concept of a...

Balamb Garden. I always love the concept of a "boarding school" tyoe setting, especially in game narrative (Persona 3's dorm etc used a similar type of thing to great effect), and I enjoy the...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 03/26/2018
Replies: 1,580
Views: 145,976
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Will his name be "Kate Sith" or "Kai...

Will his name be "Kate Sith" or "Kai Shi"??
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 03/23/2018
Replies: 41
Views: 3,278
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Okay, so...first off, great question/thread. I...

Okay, so...first off, great question/thread. I have always loved Jenova's concept and design, and when I finally saw "The Thing", which was only a few years ago (I know people are probably tired of...
Forum: Sub-Final Fantasy 03/20/2018
Replies: 335
Views: 10,103
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I don't know if people consider it a death (I do,...

I don't know if people consider it a death (I do, it's actually worse), and it technically happens before we get there, but Seto. I'm not gonna front like I wasn't moved by Aeris, but as a kid...
Forum: Sub-Final Fantasy 03/12/2018
Replies: 103
Views: 6,508
Posted By leadmyskeptic
You're absolutely right there, can't argue with...

You're absolutely right there, can't argue with that. But at the same time, even if it's a strong impulse for a group of people (I'd say that actually committing to fan-fiction is still a pretty...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 03/12/2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3,144
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Sounds like a good combo...I might end up asking...

Sounds like a good combo...I might end up asking for some recommendations for other add-ons when I finally DL this thing. I love all the options and that the community for an over 20 year-old game is...
Forum: Sub-Final Fantasy 03/11/2018
Replies: 103
Views: 6,508
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Yeah, it creates a sort of 'covenant' between...

Yeah, it creates a sort of 'covenant' between artist and audience, that one will create and the other will throw themselves in and sift through, interpret. I'm not sure how in works in the world of...
Forum: Sub-Final Fantasy 03/11/2018
Replies: 103
Views: 6,508
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Yes!! Exactly. For some reason, I find it deeply...

Yes!! Exactly. For some reason, I find it deeply frustrating when people need every thread tied up nice and tight in bold lines for them to consider a work of art satisfactory. Finishing a novel,...
Forum: Sub-Final Fantasy 03/10/2018
Replies: 103
Views: 6,508
Posted By leadmyskeptic
This is how I feel about Aerith. Later on, I grew...

This is how I feel about Aerith. Later on, I grew up, and started liking Tifa :lol:
Forum: Sub-Final Fantasy 03/10/2018
Replies: 103
Views: 6,508
Posted By leadmyskeptic
[[So what?? Bring it back!!]] Edit: Somehow...

[[So what?? Bring it back!!]] Edit: Somehow didn't see there were recent posts, the last one I saw was "bummed I missed this". Ahem...

Let's see...

I love VIII, including its infamous...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 03/10/2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3,144
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Very interesting about Yuffie! I...actually don't...

Very interesting about Yuffie! I...actually don't know how to spoiler tag, lol, so I won't comment on it directly, I'll just say that that feeling was something I always loved about X, and was pretty...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 03/09/2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3,144
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Also, did the yuffie recruiting scenario...

Also, did the yuffie recruiting scenario post-battle still take place in the field? Or did they work it into Kalm somehow? Or was it no longer something you could fail post-battle?
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 03/09/2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3,144
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Love it! If you still feel into it, definitely...

Love it! If you still feel into it, definitely keep posting like this, I'm really enjoying vicariously learning about the new plot situations dialogue / battles Etc, especially because as I said I...
Forum: Compilation General 03/01/2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Zack is not smart. I'm hesitant to even...

Zack is not smart. I'm hesitant to even acknowledge the Compilation, but with or without it, he's portrayed as your archetypal flippant, silly young hero with a "good heart", who doesn't always think...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 02/27/2018
Replies: 957
Views: 95,386
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I'm definitely less teeth-grinding hand-wringy...

I'm definitely less teeth-grinding hand-wringy than I would've been had this been announced, say, after that PS3 Tech Demo years back, but I still get...what's the word...disheartened?? At the lack...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 02/27/2018
Replies: 957
Views: 95,386
Posted By leadmyskeptic
This whole Remake experience has been an exercise...

This whole Remake experience has been an exercise in "the burden of knowing". I sometimes wish they hadn't announced it yet, and we could've just played in our happy imaginary what-if-they sandbox,...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 02/23/2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3,144
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I know nobody is writing it down as they're...

I know nobody is writing it down as they're playing through, so it's likely forgotten, but can anyone give me an example of a 'noticeable' dialogue change the mod implements?
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 02/22/2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3,144
Posted By leadmyskeptic
The additions and surprises sound awesome, as for...

The additions and surprises sound awesome, as for the level of difficulty, I've only ever been a "moderate" skill-wise as far as turn-based gaming goes, so I'd probably get smoked right off. On a...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 02/14/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By leadmyskeptic
P.s., favorite parts in 'insane translation'...

P.s., favorite parts in 'insane translation' edition: The part where he takes his nephew shopping and they both seem to freak out and get excited over womens underwear (and possibly discuss...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 02/14/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Noemu Uematsu Diary Essay Rieko's ...

Noemu Uematsu Diary Essay


Rieko's
overall overall is
irregular. A diary is written but there is nothing to go on with per B. The title is "Rieko Overalls". I will change the title as soon as...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 02/12/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Since I'm using Chrome, a button popped up...

Since I'm using Chrome, a button popped up allowing me to toggle between Japanese and English, and let me tell you, it was pretty hilarious. Actually made ENOUGH sense to understand the major points,...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 02/08/2018
Replies: 270
Views: 32,585
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Lol, I meant verbally, actually ("Dadddyyyy where...

Lol, I meant verbally, actually ("Dadddyyyy where were you!!", "Well, after I abandoned my wife I just thought, why not just get a ponytail and abandon my child as well??), but I'm glad to have...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 02/08/2018
Replies: 270
Views: 32,585
Posted By leadmyskeptic
At the very least, it's definitely made so...

At the very least, it's definitely made so similar as to be a direct reference. Still bothers me that him and Squall never have it out. It's funny, considering all the FF's that did get...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 02/07/2018
Replies: 425
Views: 53,413
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I'm actually quite interested in this particular...

I'm actually quite interested in this particular potential 'localisation switch' (i.e. the Turk's presentation), if anyone digs up anything specific let me know.

But yeah, even in the US version,...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 02/06/2018
Replies: 425
Views: 53,413
Posted By leadmyskeptic
When you're first introduced to them, Cloud...

When you're first introduced to them, Cloud explains to Aeris that besides violent kidnappings,
"They're also involved in a lot of dirty stuff on the side.
Spying, murder... you know." (FF7...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 02/04/2018
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Posted By leadmyskeptic
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Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 01/28/2018
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Posted By leadmyskeptic
The thing about considering Cait Sith as merely a...

The thing about considering Cait Sith as merely a robot, and not a semi-separate, 'magical' being is that (and I know this is one of the things that got lost in translation, so bear with me here)...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 01/27/2018
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Posted By leadmyskeptic
He's definitely taking them thangs off in the...

He's definitely taking them thangs off in the immediate aftermath of Platefall, during his "Biggs! Wedge! Jessieeee!" freakout. Whether or not he discards them, then, will be the question. If he...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 01/25/2018
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Posted By leadmyskeptic
Ahh man, I hope so! I mean thats where we learn...

Ahh man, I hope so! I mean thats where we learn about Neo-Midgar and everything, right, so it's got to be in there in some form. Scarlet is one of the characters I think it will be most interesting...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 01/24/2018
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Posted By leadmyskeptic
You're welcome!! Cleared out the sinuses :D

You're welcome!! Cleared out the sinuses :D
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 01/24/2018
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Posted By leadmyskeptic
I heard something about them having another...

I heard something about them having another martyr im the remake, some dude from Gongaga named like Mark or somethin, but idk he just sounded like a rip-off of Cloud tbh
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 01/24/2018
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Posted By leadmyskeptic
So THIS is how rumours get started, huh? Lol....

So THIS is how rumours get started, huh? Lol. They are NOT going to kill Tifa off. Changing a background, dialogue, even a character motivation...sure. But these Remake developers aren't just...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 01/23/2018
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Posted By leadmyskeptic
Re: Final battle, being that theres no "combat...

Re: Final battle, being that theres no "combat screen", I wonder how they'll choose to portray it. I feel like the fact that it was happening in Cloud's mind ended up being lost on a lot of people...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 01/23/2018
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Posted By leadmyskeptic
I definitely don't think you're alone there, and...

I definitely don't think you're alone there, and yessss I know the chorus of "But the Compilation has now established that..." is on its way, but I will say that I, for one, LOVE the ambiguity of the...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 01/22/2018
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Posted By leadmyskeptic
Where DOES the President live?? Some kind of...

Where DOES the President live?? Some kind of swank, Sector 0 apartment? Its weird to think of such a thing, since the only residences we do see are homes (often old-timey), the Inns, and people...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 01/22/2018
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Posted By leadmyskeptic
Yeah, I know what you mean about it fleshing out...

Yeah, I know what you mean about it fleshing out the backstory, but I always thought a big part of the Dropping of the Plate (biblical) was THAT it was an over-the-top response, and a "false flag"...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 01/22/2018
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Posted By leadmyskeptic
I was thinking before about how much I've always...

I was thinking before about how much I've always loved Pres Shinra's "Space Desk" (I don't know what the fuck else to call it), and a lot of iconic scenes take place there early on. Although...if I'm...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 01/09/2018
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Views: 53,413
Posted By leadmyskeptic
I like the way you put that...individual...

I like the way you put that...individual 'perspectives' actually, now that I think about it, is a HUGE part of the game and Cloud's main narrative especially--the folly of memory, but also just...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 01/06/2018
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Views: 13,291
Posted By leadmyskeptic
This has been, and is, fascinating. Any time you...

This has been, and is, fascinating. Any time you can take a quote-unquote 'oldie' and pull legitimately new things--that were actually there the whole time--to the surface, you're on to something...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 11/02/2017
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Posted By leadmyskeptic
So I was just posting about this in the IX Sfx...

So I was just posting about this in the IX Sfx thread, but I thought id post about it here, where it 'belongs'...im very unfamiliar with mods etc, but I downloaded "Roses and Wine" to fix the awful...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 11/02/2017
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Views: 545
Posted By leadmyskeptic
So, being that FF8 hasnt been ported to PS4, I...

So, being that FF8 hasnt been ported to PS4, I grabbed the steam version. Being almost exclusively a console gamer, im terrible with Mods, but when I heard that terrible MIDI music, I knew I had to...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 10/14/2017
Replies: 72
Views: 6,379
Posted By leadmyskeptic
It's interesting that you include Tactics...from...

It's interesting that you include Tactics...from what I remember, his 'characterization' as it were in that game was pretty odd...thats part of why I wanted to ask, because it seems to me that Cloud...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 10/14/2017
Replies: 72
Views: 6,379
Posted By leadmyskeptic
So, this is more of kind of poll than a response,...

So, this is more of kind of poll than a response, in regards to all the AC stuff that creeped into this thread...when discussing or thinking about Cloud's character, do you include AC, or just the...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 10/11/2017
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Jenova, being a variant on Carpenter's "The...

Jenova, being a variant on Carpenter's "The Thing", (which blew my mind when I first realized all the similarities) has the ability to take the form of any human...and, I suppose, by extension, other...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 10/11/2017
Replies: 32
Views: 3,818
Posted By leadmyskeptic
Excellent, excellent video-- a bit repetitious at...

Excellent, excellent video-- a bit repetitious at certain moments, perhaps, but there's really not enough genuinely "ponderous" YT stuff out there, especially when it comes to video games. As far as...
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