auronlu: (franservice)
Last time on Let's Play Revenant Wings, we scurried around playing sidequests in the shattered remnants of the Skysea. Now, at last, it's time to catch up with the leading man and his long-suffering copilot!

Foulmouthed Moogle: Kupo-po-po! Kupo KUPO! And your chocobo, too!

That's it. That's the game. But just in case you want to read on...

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auronlu: Maria, Guy and Minwu fleeing at end of battle, apparently after looting Firion's corpse. "You obtained 36 gil!" (ffii)
Last time on Let's Play Revenant Wings, we crashed on a paradise island and tripped over a love triangle. Freedom regained, we head straight for the Strahl...

The strahl tucked under a cliff at the edge of an island

...conveniently moored beneath the one sky island we haven't yet visited.

However, along the way, we discover the Skysea wasn't vaporized but scattered like Jenga blocks. These fragments offer a wide array of optional missions for a limited time only, with Espers standing by to take our calls.

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Note: I've already posted the next bit if you wanna skip to Actual Plot, but I'll be tweaking that post a bit more to Make It Funnier.
auronlu: Maria, Guy and Minwu fleeing at end of battle, apparently after looting Firion's corpse. "You obtained 36 gil!" (ffii)
In our last Let's Play Revenant Wings, I predicted we'd fail to save another hugely significant crystal from the Judge of Wings. Boy, was I wrong. It was an island approximately the size of Australia that bit the dust. Also, tomboy and all-around go-getter Filo was put in her place with a well-timed Damsel in Distress mission.

Now that that's out of the way, Clan Potholder can get on with the business of trying and failing to save the world. Go us!

Exhibit A:

AAAAAAAAAAAIIIGGGHHH

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auronlu: Sazh with chocobo chick and legend, "FUCK THIS SHIT" (Sazh)
Last time on Let's Play Revenant Wings, we took a break from our vitally important mission to enjoy canoodling canoeing around the Skysea, catching some rays at Port Marilith, and participating in Rikken's scavenger hunt. There's always time for sidequests before saving the world, after all.

Then the party wearied of Penelo's reminders that we had a job to do. So now we're back on the Path of Plot Advancement, chasing after rumors of the Judge of Wings.

Bonus:

Bahamut: “Thought you’d seen the last of me!” 


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auronlu: (Reno Sparrow)
Last time on Let’s Play Revenant Wings, we caught up with Ba’Gamnan’s old pals, explored our newly-remodeled airship, crafted custom weapons with ridiculous names, and stopped dastardly sky pirates from exploiting and robbing the aegyl. While engaging in some of the same behavior ourselves. Oopsie.

And now it’s time to visit the Skysea on a new and exciting island!



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auronlu: Maria, Guy and Minwu fleeing at end of battle, apparently after looting Firion's corpse. "You obtained 36 gil!" (ffii)
Last time on Let's Play Revenant Wings, Clan Vaanity continued the hallowed Final Fantasy tradition of letting the villain smash the vitally important thing we were supposed to protect. Oh, and Balthier supposedly died next to a Fran-shaped pile of pixels.

Good times.

Unfortunately, after an End of Act One climax, there is often a lull, and boy does this game want to lull us into a false sense of irritability. So I'm afraid this installment only has a brief segment of plot before Tomaj hijacks the story for airship remodeling and sidequests. I'll warn you when we get there, in case you want to skip ahead. (On the other hand, you'll miss out on what happens when I'm given the power to name custom weapons... see example below).

(On with the playthrough!)

auronlu: (Default)
Last time on Let's Play Revenant Wings, Clan Vaanity engaged in a few dubious sidequests that should have earned us the moniker Clan Hypocrisy, and I'm still waiting for an NPC to call us out.

Fane of Tehp Qul on Worldmap

But now it's time to catch up on the Path of Plot Advancement, where major speed bumps await. So let's hurry over to that flag at the Fane of Tehp Qul and get this angst on the road.

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auronlu: (Bad Balthier)
Last time, Clan Vaanity backed up their claims to be "good" sky pirates with an act of selfless heroism, taking oodles of arrows and cactus spines to protect four whole aegyls from evil sky pirates. Even Ba'Gamnan took some for the team, thanks to Tomaj's enslavement gadget whose ethics are la la la I can't hear you I have a continent of hapless natives to save!

Llyud says we need to hurry into the Fane of Something Vaguely Egyptian-Sounding to stop more sky pirates from desecrating the auralith (bigass magical crystal) at the heart of sky island #2. However, Tomaj's notice board has been bleeping at us about sidequests that opened up back on sky island #1.

Tomaj's notice board. Mission one says: Bug Hunt. Bugs. Lots of Bugs. They're crawling all over the Bosco Pampa on the Windward Isles. Antlions, by the look of them. Get down there and squash them, Vaan. It's the only way to be sure.

Should we hurry on to the Path of Plot Advancement? Or indulge in Sidequests Before Saving the World? Well, a little bird told me that Revenant Wings sidequests often evaporate before the next chapter. And the current chapter has the ominous name of "What Goes Up..." Look. I wasn't born yesterday. I recognize an RPG Point of No Return when I see it.

Therefore, I'm going back to Zephyr Island one more time to perform pest control and treasure mop-up duty. I'm sure the evil sky pirates will play cribbage or something until we return.

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auronlu: (Bad Balthier)
As some but not all of you know, I got my hands on a flawless Mac OSX/ Nintendo DS emulator, DESmuME (why are they all alphabet soup?), and decided to play Revenant Wings on a whim.

And I am loving its retro-gamer, lightweight-and-fluff, pixellated tinyscreen ass, especially since I can scale up the graphics to a size I can actually see. It's just cute.




I'm having fun snarking away and offering commentary and screencaps, so for what it's worth:


auronlu: (Default)

Welcome back, viewers! Before the break, your intrepid news team braved fiends and Al Bhed to bring you a first exclusive look at the devastation wrought by Operation Mi’ihen! 

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Now let’s check out the buzz around Luca, the second greatest city in Spira! What lies in store for our marvelous metropolis now that its Crusader defenders have deserted their posts?

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auronlu: (Bobblehead Night)

That’s right, viewers, it’s time to step back from the big story, Lady Yuna’s pilgrimage, and find out what’s going in the rest of Spira! Your intrepid reporter won’t be talking to everybody, of course, just some key eyewitnesses who can give us some insight into current events. —Shaami

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This broadcast is sponsored by YEVON!

Here’s today’s chief topics of gossip around the Djose Continent:

  • Operation Mi’ihen aftermath
  • With the Crusaders out of commission, who will protect us?
  • Al Bhed: more trouble than they’re worth?
  • What happened to Isaaru?
  • And now, sport...

[Unless otherwise noted, screencaps from my camera, so apologies for quality.]

Watch the broadcast... )

Cross-posted on Tumblr

auronlu: (Plot Device)

Last time year on my FFX Liveblog, Tidus and friends slogged along the Djose Angst Road commiserating with survivors of Operation Mi’ihen. Condescending yet well-intentioned priests mingled with the walking wounded, dispensing healing and absolution, oblivious to their own Maesters’ subtle stage management of the entire fiasco. 

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Sorry, no room in FFX for a Floating Continent... will some floating rocks do? [X]

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[Ixion mandala & glyph]

Before we flee into the Temple of SPARKY (as my father named Ixion) to escape rampaging hopper monkeys, let me backtrack and add some thinky thoughts about the Luzzu & Gatta arc...

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Cross-posted on Tumblr here.

auronlu: (Default)
Okay, so I’m all caught up to where I left off on my old Let’s Play Final Fantasy X liveblog.

It’s been so long since I posted those that I’d almost forgotten some of the themes I was trying to highlight during my playthrough.

Lemme recap some of these themes. [SPOILERS!]
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auronlu: Maria, Guy and Minwu fleeing at end of battle, apparently after looting Firion's corpse. "You obtained 36 gil!" (ffii)
I have unfinished FFVII and FFX Let's Plays, I haven't gotten to Lightning Returns, I was wasting time playing Kingdom Hearts for the first time, and I've fallen hopelessly behind in Final Fantasy fan discussions and game commentary on [community profile] moogle_university . My FFX novella is languishing with the last five chapters in a messy and forgotten state.

What a PERFECT time to start a new game playthrough! 



Zencribnotes on Tumblr inspired me to try Final Fantasy Dimensions again. It's an iPad/Android native Final Fantasy game that came out in 2010.  When I last tackled it, I couldn't fully appreciate how much it was a homage to the early FFs. Now, by golly, I'm going to play Final Fantasy Nostalgia Bingo, because that's the main virtue of this game. 

Posted on my Let's Play Final Fantasy Blog -->

(but feel free to comment here)



auronlu: (bleeds)
"The illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths." ~ Aleksandr Pushkin

In the most recent two episodes, Cloud has given Sephiroth the Black Materia, punched Aeris while possessed, nearly cut her in two while possessed, and stood there like a man frozen in corbomite while Sephiroth performed Death From Above.

Let's pause for a moment to celebrate the hoary Final Fantasy tradition of playing into enemy hands.

I'm sorry I deceived even you, Leo

But now that we've handed Sephiroth the Black Materia on a platter and let Aeris die, there's no way we could screw up anything else, is there? I mean, it's not like we could give him the Black Materia again, right? Ahahaha.

Well then. While Cloud was angsting over Aeris' bloodless body, Sephiroth idly mentioned his upcoming journey to the Northern Crater. Naturally, we must accept this veiled invitation.

On with the Playthrough )
auronlu: (Angst)
Ragtag party assembled, it's time to break into the Temple of the Ancients. But first, we need a key to unlock the Path of Plot Advancement.

We drag our reluctant tails back to the Gold Saucer. Speaking of which, I missed a spiffy FMV during our first visit, when I was trying to take Aeris around for a date. Check out the Gondola ride starting around 11:00.



Sorry, Aeris. Let's pretend my Cloud took you on that date earlier, okay? You're allowed to call me cheesebrain.

All right, back in the present...

On with the playthrough )
auronlu: (joggerz)
Last time on Let's Play Final Fantasy VII, we picked up a ninja in a random encounter and stuffed her in a Bag of Holding, cruelly refused to tell Zack's parents what happened to him, visited Nanaki's people and had our hearts wrenched, visited the hometown of Tifa and Cloud and had our heebies jeebied, and picked up one of Hojo's lab experiments taking a nap in a casket. (As opposed to Morgan Freeman's Vincent taking a bath in a casket.)

Then we headed into the mountains north of Nibelheim where—

Use Trine on this
AUUUGH I haven't saved in an hour blammmity blam blam flail flail hack slash bite maul... oh. Oops. There was a really powerful blue magic spell that we could've learned from this thing, wasn't there?

Moving right along...

On with the playthrough )
auronlu: (Blah)
You probably remember most of these anyway, but when I glanced over my last post, I noticed that the names are starting to pile up.

FFVII Who's Who )
auronlu: (phear da crack)
Okay, Nibelheim Backstory Dump over. Now we can explore the world map. Guided by random npcs saying "a man in a black cape went thataway," we pack our bento boxes and strike out across the Midgar Marshes.

Oh look, a planarian! They have the cutest woogly googly eyes.

Midgar Zolom under marshes

Uh oh... it seems...hungry?

On with the Playthrough )

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