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Author: dagoss
Posted: October 12, 2008 (04:54 PM)
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Nice review. I felt like it was dependable, like I learned everything I needed about the game. Details like the frustration of trying to use healing items seemed like a good thing to include, since it's stuff like that -- not the big things like the story -- that have the player throwing down their controller and screaming, "cheap ass bloody game -- !!"

One thing I did wonder at though -- and this is probably because I never played KH -- is that I had heard that the series actually a blend of Disney and Squaresoft worlds. Your review didn't say anything about Cloud or Sephiroth or Aerith, so I was wondering if they are just there for the shameless cash-in or do they actually matter?


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Author: joseph_valencia
Posted: October 12, 2008 (05:31 PM)
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The Square characters play supporting roles, but they aren't exactly central to the story. Actually, the same could be said of 99% of the Disney characters too.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: October 12, 2008 (06:07 PM)
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Thanks! Yeah; I feel like I should've at least mentioned the FF stuff more in the review... I wanted to, but really couldn't find room for it. But, yeah, they really don't play that important a role, especially not later on. Leon and Aerith (is it really Aerith? I thought it was Aeris) help Sora out in the beginning a bit, and Cid provides the gummi material and stuff... Cloud, Yuffie, and a few others are mainly just encountered in the Coliseum for event purposes.

And there's a boss called a Behemoth, kind of similar to the ones in FF but not really because it's a Heartless and its form is significantly different (at least from the Behemoths I've seen)


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Author: dagoss
Posted: October 12, 2008 (06:14 PM)
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I've heard Aerith is a more accurate translation; it seems to be the one that hardcore nerds have adopted, at least. Also, the word "Aeris" looks too much like "Aries," which makes some of FF7's dialogue ridiculously cheesy if you're not playing attention.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: October 12, 2008 (06:34 PM)
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Ah. That would make sense.

On reflection, I did find a place to mention some FF characters. Or at least one of them since the rest aren't important. It's in the 6th paragraph, if you count the one liner as a paragraph. I hope the way I changed that around makes the review stronger not weaker... and that that paragraph isn't weaker than it was for it.

EDIT: I've also been told that Squall's name really isn't Leon in FFVIII at all, unless it is in some translation or another. So I stuck a joke in there.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: October 12, 2008 (08:45 PM)
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Changed my mind again. Switched it back to the old paragraph... sort of added a minor adjective to something in the battle system to denote it FF-based. I want to elaborate on it, but can't find a way to do that without ruining flow or possibly weakening the structure of the review.

Anyway, the new paragraph is here if anyone wants to compare it to the old one:

The plot itself is moving (if cheesy and archetypal), but it’s not the only thing keeping the game together. After Sora awakens in an unknown world, he has a run-in with Squall Leon, who beats him soundly (unless you're really good) before eplaining some plot-related stuff that you won't remember and sending him on his way again. Some time later, Sora befriends both Donald and Goofy, who explain more about the Heartless and his “destiny”, after which the three of them start their journey, traveling to other worlds in an effort to seal keyholes while searching for lost friends.


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