I Just Encountered Something in the FFIX Swordfight that I’d Never Seen Before


So, there I was, streaming the FFIX swordfight, trying to get 100/100 nobles impressed, like ya do, and all of a sudden, I screw up.  (I blame it on the joystick, but of course, it was me.  When in gaming-rage, though, blaming hardware is an unwritten rule.)

I finish the fight, and something strange happened: Continue reading “I Just Encountered Something in the FFIX Swordfight that I’d Never Seen Before”

FFIX Music Video (Made by Yours Truly!)

Hey Y’all, hope your FFIX run-throughs are going well!  Just finished mine recently, and it was just as amazing as I remembered it.  So amazing, in fact, that I was inspired to create a little music video, combining cutscenes from my favorite game with a song from my favorite band, Cloud Cult.  The song is called “Pretty Voice”, and it’s all about Zidane and Dagger’s relationship, so I found it fitting 🙂

Let me know what you think!  Enjoy!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyGUKowsfRY]

Final Fantasy Prelude: 6 Version Montage

Hey guys!

Sorry I haven’t been around recently – I’ve come up with a few nice blog posts, but I’ve had a few other projects (Kindred and The Slap-Happy Chaps) kinda take over for a while.  That said, I did make this video that I wanted to share with you: a musical montage featuring 6 different versions of Final Fantasy’s “Prelude”!

Enjoy! <3

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA-wBk4a98E&w=420&h=315]

Final Fantasy IX out for Phone & PC in 2016!


Final Fantasy IX is going to be released for computer and smartphones in 2016.

The trailer doesn’t reveal much – the visuals look a bit smoother (antialiasing be praised), with some small visual changes to the battle system.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oDeSJI0qJc&w=560&h=315]

Regardless of how much it changes anything, though, I’m super excited that they’re paying some attention to the greatest damn FF of all time.  Honestly, I’m more excited for this than the FFVII remake (and I’ll detail why in another post).

Thanks to all who participated in FFIXtraLife!

Hey everybody,

Just wanted to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who took part in rooting me on!  I didn’t make it to the end of the game, but I got to Disc 3, and had an absolute blast doing it.  Plus, I made some money for sick kids, so that feels nice 😀

I’m working on a little startup venture right now, but doing this has inspired me to start a streaming FFIX series, hopefully in early 2016.  I love this damn game, and I’d like to set aside a specific hour or two per week that we can all enjoy it together.

Thanks again y’all! <3



That’s right, ladies and germs!  (Never understood that phrase, but I’m going with it)

Starting at midnight tonight, I’ll be starting my 24-hour FFIX challenge for Extra Life.  Please consider donating to support the Vermont Children’s Hospital!

For the sake of my girlfriend’s sanity, I won’t be streaming the event, but you can follow along on Twitter; I’ll be documenting my day @FFIXBlog and using the hashtag #FFIXtraLife.

Wish me luck!!  Share, subscribe, donate!

Gaming Inspirations X: Character Profile: Zidane Tribal

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Gaming Inspirations I: Personal Party Composition
Gaming Inspirations II: Character Profile: Adelbert Steiner
Gaming Inspirations III: Character Profile: Vivi Orunitia
Gaming Inspirations IV: Character Profile: Amarant Coral
Gaming Inspirations V: Interview with Joe Zieja
Gaming Inspirations VI: Character Profile: Garnet til Alexandros XVII
Gaming Inspirations VII: Character Profile: Eiko Carol
Gaming Inspirations VIII: Character Profile: Quina Quen
Gaming Inspirations IX: Character Profile: Freya Crescent

Absolutely incredible. Check out Midorisa’s other art at midorisa.deviantart.com!

Well, here we are.  The final Gaming Inspirations Character Profile. Honestly, I can’t believe I’ve made it this far – I’m not known for finishing things I start. I guess that’s what happens when you really care about a project you’re undertaking, though; it’s a lot less work and a lot more fun when you actually give a hoot!

Naturally, I saved the best for last: my favorite character in media, the cheeky rogue, the monkey-tailed thief and protagonist of the greatest game of all time, Zidane Tribal.

The reason Zidane is the absolute goddamn best is simple: he’s the linchpin, without whom everything falls apart. This is common in terms of plot: having an event in the beginning of the story that unifies the main players isn’t exactly an innovation. Zidane unifies much more than that: the story, the party, the entire FFIX universe rides on the existence of this one character. He is the messiah of the game, the only piece of the puzzle that, if removed, utterly dooms the universe and, if included, ensures the triumph of existence over nothingness.

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