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Let's Play FFVII: Crwth, You're Not Really Good At People Skills

ShabootyShabooty Registered User regular
edited May 2013 in Social Entropy++
I'm going to play FFVII until I can't put up with it anymore (or until I realize no one is reading this).

But first let's see what Wikipedia has to say about it.
Wikipedia wrote:
Final Fantasy VII (ファイナルファンタジーVII?) is a role-playing video game developed by Square (now Square Enix) as the seventh installment in the Final Fantasy series. It was released in 1997 for the Sony PlayStation, in 1998 for Microsoft Windows-based personal computers and in 2009 on the PlayStation Network. The game is the first in the series to use 3D computer graphics, featuring fully rendered characters on pre-rendered backgrounds, and was the first game in the main series to be released in Europe.

Final Fantasy VII follows protagonist Cloud Strife, who initially joins the eco-terrorist rebel organization AVALANCHE to stop the world-controlling megacorporation Shinra, who are draining the life of the planet for use as an energy source. As the story progresses, Cloud and his allies become involved in a larger world-threatening conflict, facing off against Sephiroth, the game's main antagonist.

Development of Final Fantasy VII began in 1994. The game was originally intended for release on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, but was moved to the Nintendo 64. However, since the Nintendo 64's cartridges lacked the required storage capacity, Square decided to release the game for the CD-ROM based PlayStation instead. The game was designed and produced by Hironobu Sakaguchi, with direction by Yoshinori Kitase. The music was composed by Final Fantasy veteran Nobuo Uematsu, while the series' long-time character designer, Yoshitaka Amano, was replaced by Tetsuya Nomura.

Helped by a large pre-release promotional campaign, Final Fantasy VII became an immediate critical and commercial success. It has continued to sell solidly—10 million copies were sold by May 2010, making it the best-selling title in the series. Final Fantasy VII was praised for its graphics, gameplay, music and story. Criticism primarily pertained to its English localization. It has retrospectively been acknowledged as the game that popularized the Japanese role-playing video game style outside of its home market, and has frequently ranked highly on various top game lists. The popularity of the title led Square Enix to produce a series of prequels and sequels for different platforms under the collective title Compilation of Final Fantasy VII.

Thanks Wikipedia.

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Well let's get to it then.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/h5qs2i7nm27h5zq/save00.ff7

the cloud saving might cause a problem but I haven't found anything conclusive about it

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    ShabootyShabooty Registered User regular
    edited April 2013
    Update 1:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Y6Sza8Nt0
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    This panning star scene goes on for way too long



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    And you're suddenly greeted by this face.



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    The cutscenes do not look as bad as they could have, even at higher resolutions.



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    The zoom out still looks kinda cool.



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    In case you weren't aware I'm playing Final Fantasy VII.



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    Cutscene....



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    Actual game. The backgrounds look real bad at 1650 x 1080.



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    The security in this place is... lacking.



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    'kay.



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    But first, let's loot. I really hope nothing attacks us when we go for the other one....



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    Uh oh!



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    Good thing they're chumps.



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    I like to imagine he's twirling that blade without any sort of emotion. Also, man, he must have really strong wrists.



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    More corpse loot. Who doesn't love corpse loot?



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    What are these dudes up to I wonder?



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    Hahaha.... Holy shit those names are awful.

    Jessie: "SOLDIER? Aren't they the enemy? What's he doing with us in AVALANCHE?"

    Biggs: "He WAS in SOLDIER, Jessie. But He quit and is with us now." The writing is not very good.

    Biggs: "I didn't catch you name..."



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    He didn't catch his name.

    What even is his name?

    Also what's Barret's name? Because it obviously ain't Barret.{/spoiler]

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    CLIT STRIFE

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    His name is Neal

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    unintentionalunintentional smelly Registered User regular
    i also vote Neal

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    Day of the BearDay of the Bear The Qun demandsRegistered User regular
    Definitely neal

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    This is going to take approximately 11 years to complete at this pace.

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    pointy hair guy is Neal

    Gun Hand guy is Gary

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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    Make sure you date Barret at the Gold Saucer.

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    SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    edited April 2013
    edit- way too slow on the draw

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    The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    Make sure you date Barret at the Gold Saucer.

    and name him Gary

    Steam PSN: YerFriendMolly
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    ShabootyShabooty Registered User regular
    Update 2: A Man Called Neal
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    Neal: "I don't care what your names are. Once this job is over... I'm out of here." Jerk.



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    "Our target is the North Mako Reactor. We'll meet on the bridge in front of it."

    Everyone but Gary scurries off.

    "I still don't trust ya!"


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    Uh, thanks, Gary.


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    This place doesn't seem very safe.


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    Neal: "No, After all, I did work for Shinra, y'know." Uh, that doesn't necessarily mean you've been to a reactor, pal. Oh well, Gary wasn't listening, anyways.

    Gary: "The planet's full of Mako energy. People use it everyday. It's the life blood of this planet. But Shinra keeps suckin' the blood out with these weird machines." Gary doesn't understand technology.


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    Um, I've played this game before. I'm pretty sure the entirety of AVALANCHE is made up of four or five people.


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    I bet this elevator ride is really awkward for Jessie


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    Neal: "It's not my problem."

    Gary: "The planet's dyin', Neal!"

    Neal: "The only thing I care about is finishin' this job before security and the Roboguards get here."


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    Wait whoa hold on, did they always have mouths?


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    Holy shit she was right!


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    Oh boy oh boy a save point a save po-


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    Fuck!


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    This place is an OSHA violation waiting to happen.


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    Neal: "Shouldn't you do it?" Neal's a jerk.

    Gary: "Just do it! I gotta watch to make sure you don't pull nothin'." Why was he even brought along?

    Neal does it, but not before tripping some balls.


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    This isn't just a reactor!!


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    Neal: "Huh?"

    Gary: "What wrong, Neal? Hurry it up!"

    Neal: "...Yeah, sorry." Don't worry Neal it was probably nothing, right? Ha ha.

    Neal plants the bomb which causes alarms to go off, alerting the CTs. And then a boss appears just off camera.


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    This boss has one of those 'don't attack it at certain times or it'll counter attack' gimmicks but it doesn't really come up because I'm not dumb.

    We only have 10 minutes to escape so we should skedaddle. Will I make it in time???

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    Yes.


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    Woo...


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    Jessie blows a way out because part of the plan involved getting trapped in a tunnel???


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    Alright time to explore and flirt awkwardly with a flower girl.


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    Neal: "Nothing... Hey... Don't see many flowers around here."

    Flower Girl: "Oh you like them?" They're only one gil."

    Of course we buy one.


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    Oh shit, the cops!


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    We fight as many as we can because who would say no to xp. Eventually, though, we're surrounded. It's ok, though, because Neal is a badass

    Neal: "I don't have time to mess around with you guys." So cool!


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    The game tries so hard to be cool.


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    So. Fucking. Cool.


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    Into the train proper.

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    Jessie gives us a boring lesson about Midgar, but I'll just give you the cliff notes. It is big. There are 8 sections to Midgar, like a pizza. Each section has a reactor and a giant pillar that holds up the top plate where the rich people live. Also the trains have security checkpoints but we have fake IDs so I don't even know why she mentioned it. Weird.

    Gary actually calls the top plate a pizza. He hates the pizza.



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    Gary: "This mission was a success. But don't get lazy now. The hard part's still to come. Don't ya'll be scared of that explosion. Cause the next one is gonna be bigger then that! Meet back at the hideout!! Move out!"

    Why is he the leader again?


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    After looking around a bit we head for the hideout, a dive bar call Seventh Heaven. Which is actually a great name for a bar.


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    Fuck Gary!

    Who are you anyways?



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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    ChicoBlue wrote: »
    Make sure you date Barret at the Gold Saucer.

    or red

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    actually I want to be red XIII more than most things in life, please.


    i mean that's not for hours and hours but still.

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    BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    Gary.

    Name them all Gary

    CD World Tour status:
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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    BlueBlue wrote: »
    Gary.

    Name them all Gary
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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Note that NPCs during this section of the game explicitly mention that Avalanche's attack on the Reactor causes the deaths of a number of civilians because it was done in the dead of night and wipes out a bunch of surrounding real estate

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    yeah the dish smooshes a ton of innocent people

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Not the dish part, the part that Neal and CO literally just did

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    oh yeah that too

    they're all terrorists

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    The character of barrett gary is absolutely baffling to me

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    should have named him guy fieri

    also that is a TON of pictures

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    interrobanginterrobang kawaii as  hellRegistered User regular
    i wanna be yuffie

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    MachwingMachwing It looks like a harmless old computer, doesn't it? Left in this cave to rot ... or to flower!Registered User regular
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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    I think you might burn out a little bit if you screenshot and caption that frequently

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    man what should tifa be called

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    Bifa

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    At this pace this LP is going to be longer than Fishman's XCOM epic.
    This is going to take approximately 11 years to complete at this pace.

    Yup.

    Also, Nanaki for best character in the game.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Langly wrote: »
    man what should tifa be called

    lana

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
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    AdusAdus Registered User regular
    This all seems.... very familiar.

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    Langly wrote: »
    man what should tifa be called

    lana

    Oh man bifa or Lana yes

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    nealcmnealcm Alvarian AlvarianRegistered User regular
    Machwing wrote: »
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    hey look its the neal thread (you beat me to quoting this picture)

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    unintentionalunintentional smelly Registered User regular
    is this the new neal thread

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    nealcmnealcm Alvarian AlvarianRegistered User regular
    it will be once the other one hits 100 pages

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    AdusAdus Registered User regular
    Maybe it's a sign that all my images for my LP are finally dying with nowhere to really rehost them and this one shows up.

    My initial reaction was to go Heisenberg on you and tell you to STAY OUT OF MY TERRITORY but no, I think it is time to pass on the torch.

    My only condition is that you name Cid after me.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    Tifa should be Mully

    Or Piggy?

    Yuffie would be Piggy.

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    For a second I thought this was the neal thread


    And after a fashion, I am correct

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Lemon

    Call her Lemon.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Adus wrote: »
    Maybe it's a sign that all my images for my LP are finally dying with nowhere to really rehost them and this one shows up.

    My initial reaction was to go Heisenberg on you and tell you to STAY OUT OF MY TERRITORY but no, I think it is time to pass on the torch.

    My only condition is that you name Cid after me.

    You haven't updated since November 2009?

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    Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    edited April 2013
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