Question of the Week: 5/29/16

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The Question of the Week is posted every Sunday and will consist of a question followed by my answer and explanation to the same.  Some questions will only require a simple answer that could potentially be followed by an explanation.  Many questions will be writer oriented, but not all.  Everyone is encouraged to answer in the comments and discussions/follow up questions are more than welcome!

What video game(s) are you currently playing?

I’m in the midst of playing Final Fantasy IV, but it’s been put on hiatus a bit so I can finish up my WIP.

While the (re)play of this game is part of my great Final Fantasy analysis and review project, I would play it anyway despite this.  It is my third favorite Final Fantasy and one of my favorite games of all time.  It’s the only game where my favorite character, Cecil Harvey, is also the main protagonist (though I could make a case in FFVI since Celes is arguably the main character at the beginning of the second part, but I believe Terra is the main character overall, which is actually pretty fucking rad since she’s a main female character who never has a canon love interest, but this is not the post for this discussion).

Cecil is not only beautiful

like really beautiful

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we’re talking beyond gorgeous

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but he also manages to *spoiler* be the only Squeenix white haired pretty boy I’ve ever seen to resolve his questionable morality prior to death, though it’s debatable whether Cecil had any questionable morality at all. *end spoiler*

He also becomes a king.

and even has some sympathetic words for Sephiroth in Dissidia.

“There is sorrow in those wintry eyes.”

As Cecil is *spoiler* half alien himself *end spoiler* and could also moonlight as a Targaryen with his silvery hair and possibly violet eyes, I think his insight about the fallen general is amazingly sound.  Also, the more I think about Cecil’s words to or for Sephiroth, the sadder they become 😦

I wasn’t meaning this question to only talk about Cecil hehe; I have a character analysis planned for him, but he’s one of the reasons I love FFIV so much.  It was the first Final Fantasy to have an in depth and cohesive story in addition to introducing us to the layered manipulation motif that is prevalent in the series throughout.

I’m currently just about to leave the underground to face the Giant of Babil.  After I finish I need to decide if I’m going to move on to Final Fantasy V, which I’ve never played or play the other versions of FFIV for the DS (which I don’t own) and the PSP (which I do) in addition to the Interlude (which I have completed) and The After Years (which I haven’t).


What game or games are you currently playing?  Is it the kind you typically  play or is a deviation from your norm?  Is it an older game or more current?  Would you recommend it?

I look forward to your answers in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “Question of the Week: 5/29/16

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