Versus: Episode 7

I’d like to welcome everyone to the latest episode of Versus. Last time, I asked you all for suggestions for somebody that Cloud or Sephiroth (from Final Fantasy VII) could go up against. A couple of you had the same idea. You said that Cloud should fight Link (from the Zelda games). Normally, I’m a believer in “giving the people what they want”. This time, however, I won’t be doing it.

When I do these matchups, I try to make them as equal as possible. While both Cloud and Link both come from worlds of sword and sorcery, Cloud’s world also has modern technology. There are cars, helicopters, guns, missiles, and cell phones. If Link somehow ended up in Midgar, he’d probably be overwhelmed by everything going on around him.

Not only that, but I don’t think this would even be a contest. I think Cloud would wipe the floor with him. No offense to Link, but Cloud is way more badass than he is.

So, that left me with still needing to come up with an opponent for Cloud. Then, it came to me as I was watching Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Specifically, it was the final battle between Cloud and Sephiroth that gave me the inspiration. There’s another character out there that fights just like that…. Continue reading

Not Meant To Be

As I’ve previously said, I’ve been playing a lot of Final Fantasy VII lately. I originally played the game when it released on PlayStation One. Because of the memory restrictions that these discs had, it took 3 discs to hold the entire game. I was floored by how good the game looked. Although, if you look at it now, it is almost laughable that those were considered top-of-the-line graphics.

It took me a while, but I finally managed to get to Disc 2. After playing only a few hours on it, I saved and turned it off, having other things to do.  The next time I fired up the PlayStation, I saw that a tragedy had occurred. My game save was gone… Continue reading