Final Fantasy 7 Review

Episode #111

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Rodney 0:06
Hello, everybody welcome to another episode of the video games now podcast. It’s Ronnie joined by a plethora of dudes. One name Cole. hello, one name Bradley. Hey guys, and another unknown type name Will Hi. He lost his personality and then in the 10 episodes he hasn’t been here. Anyways

Bradley 0:29
Im back to Robot.

Rodney 0:30
your back to robot Yeah, you got it you got to keep keep up those skills for those podcasting skills you’re going to lose them. Alright, today we’re gonna talk about Final Fantasy 7. Will’s completed it and Bradley’s nearly completed it. So it’s he’s basically done. Yeah. And we’re going to talk about Microsoft’s releasing a new Xbox bundle based off cyberpunk. We’ll talk about that and some other cool stuff. That’s all coming up. Right now. Right now right now.

Rodney 1:12
Everybody welcome to the show and today’s give me Word of the Week is brought to you by Wilhelm

Will 1:13
and video game Word of the Week is Gimp.

Cole 1:17
Oh no.

Will 1:20
Cole, You’re such a effing Gimp

Cole 1:24
That’s the definition that’s literally what it is referred to cole. Well playing games.

Rodney 1:24

Cole 1:25
go ahead, Rodney.

Rodney 1:36
Oh, I was gonna already know what it is. I have the definition right here.

Cole 1:40
Do you know what it is?

Will 1:42
Yeah. Oh, I think it comes from the word actually comes from way before but it was like for video games. I think it’s World of Warcraft. Still means the same thing though.

Cole 1:54
Is it when you get like baited? because I think Gimp in Super Smash Brothers is like where you kill some What did you kill somebody like way outside of the map and still managed to make it back and they can’t do anything about it you just kind of watch them try to get back and fail, think that’s what it is for Smash

Rodney 2:18
Bradley, What do you think?

Bradley 2:21
I honestly don’t know never heard this term

Rodney 2:23
Well it’s an RPG term gimping is a term used usually revolves around the RPG world with characters slash users that are at a high level but remain with low-level gear or gimping one set of abilities in favor of building up on another

Will 2:37
yeah so cole being sufficiently underpowered

Cole 2:41
and all games Yeah, I do suck it Call of Duty so

Rodney 2:46
you’re not that bad. You’re not that bad.

Cole 2:48
I’m pretty bad, I can manage

Rodney 2:50
My brother’s pretty bad. And I can say that openly because he’s not gonna listen to this podcast. Yeah, he’s he’s pretty bad. Literally Cody gets off at like 10:30 and we always get a win like two games later.

Cole 3:07
Oh yeah, we won yesterday.

Rodney 3:08
Yeah, we won 2 days in a row now.

Cole 3:11
I wasn’t there when you won the day before.

Rodney 3:13
Oh, right. We were in a gross spot though. Yeah, so I will skip ahead here on the schedule. But yeah, what do you guys been playing here? I guess I’ve been playing lots of modern warfare. I’ve been actually taking a slight break from video games and plan watching lots of anime

Will 3:31
I’m about the same thing. Trying to split my time between Final Fantasy and anime.

Cole 3:39
It’s funny because I’ve also been watching anime.

Bradley 3:46
Now I feel like the odd man out because I haven’t been watching anime. Okay, but I’ve been playing Apex still and final fantasy.

Rodney 3:56
Would you consider yourself a top tier Apex player now?

Bradley 4:00
Ah, no cuz those guys are crazy, but I am. Solid master.

Rodney 4:06
Well, it seems like every day you’re posting on your gamer tempo page and you’re saying that Oh, we got 10 wins and over 100 kills.

Bradley 4:13
we got we had 20 wins. Not yesterday but Friday. It’s Friday we ended up getting 20 wins on the day.

Rodney 4:20
How many games did you play though? uh

Bradley 4:24
uh probably. I think we had a 23% win rate. So whatever that is, like 90 games. Hundred games ish.

Rodney 4:32
Hundred games ish. yeah. Wow. You put 100 games on Friday. That’s one day. Yeah,

Bradley 4:37
we played a lot. We played for like eight hours.

Cole 4:39
Okay, Apex is it’s a three-man team, right? Yeah.

Bradley 4:44
There is duo’s now, as of last Tuesday, so you can do two-man teams.

Rodney 4:51
How’s that?

Bradley 4:52
Uh, it’s sweaty.

Rodney 4:54
I bet is sweaty.

Bradley 4:56
And you thought three-man third parties were bad two-man’s are so much worse. They also bought back Kings Canyon. So now actually the map does a rotating so if you’re playing a regular game mode it’ll go for like an hour and a half of worlds Ed and then like an hour of Kings Canyon and it just flips

Rodney 5:15
it’s kind of nice.

Bradley 5:16
Yeah, it’s kind of refreshing.

Rodney 5:20
Yeah, monitor warfare Warzone added four-man teams into war zone. And yeah, that’s kind of different to be honest.

Cole 5:31
It’s amazing how many people are shaking up their games now because I don’t know I don’t know if it’s because of the way Modern Warfare is doing it. But like, you know, being able to buy people back and switching from like, three to two players like it’s crazy how many people are getting influenced by all the other Battle Royale games?

Rodney 5:50
Well, Apex one then got fucking Game of the Year Award for in my eyes when they had the ping system. And then everyone’s like, oh, wow, why didn’t nobody fucking think of that ever? and then everyone Copied it.

Bradley 6:01
Ping systems awesome in apex.

Cole 6:03
Yeah, I’m trying to ping everything in every other game now because you can ping in Gears of War and I’ve been playing Gears of War lately so I’m just like got a ping everything and you can’t in modern warfare multiplayer or in a what’s the other thing I’ve been playing something else. bring us ping for everything.

Will 6:21
Apparently Infinity Ward’s taking a lot of flack though because there’s so many cheaters right now for PC.

Cole 6:26
Oh my god it is. It’s unbelievable.

Bradley 6:29
Yeah. 65,000 bands went out last week,

Will 6:33
I think.

Cole 6:34
Yeah, but there’s 50 million people playing the game.

Bradley 6:37
That’s still like 65,000 bands, and they know

Cole 6:40
it was 70 it was 70,000 bands, Yeah, I think they was up to 70,000.

Will 6:46
I ran into a cheater a couple weeks ago and that kind of turned me off the game I think

Cole 6:50
Oh, dude, it’s all the time like you’ll just be you. It shows you the killcam on Warzone and you’re just like, Huh, I don’t know.

Will 6:59
Yeah. I was playing solo and the guy. I was like, okay, he killed me. I was like, that’s pretty interesting though. He’s shot like he literally knew when I was coming through the door. He’s already starting to fire. So I just kept watching after he killed me.

Cole 7:13
Oh, and you can see how he

Will 7:15
Yeah, and he won the game and it was just nasty. Like, he shot a guy off a roof. Like the longest shot ever and like a three-shot headshot. Geez, with an assault rifle. And I’m like, Yeah, what the hell?

Rodney 7:32
I saved one in the warm-up. Why? I think it was yesterday or the day before. Some guy had a crossbow. I was 200 meters away. He hip fired me with a crossbow headshot and killed me and I’m like, and he like shot and then immediately turned around didn’t even confirm that he got me. I’m like,

Will 7:47
cuz he knew we’re dead.

Rodney 7:49
Like, fuck right off.

Cole 7:50
Yeah. The other thing too is um, it takes away from the people who are actually good. So you know, you’re playing into people and you’re just like, you can’t tell whether you’re like, wow, that guy. Got some skill or Wow That guy is is cheating

Bradley 8:02
yeah got some codes

Cole 8:04
yeah sucks because you know there’s people out there who are actually really good and it takes away from how good they are.

Bradley 8:11
I did see some streamers fighting back against cheaters and they’re actually apparently there’s like once your dead you can watch people but like go that’s what I did Yeah sure. And so this guy was chat featuring out to everyone else telling them where the cheater was hmm so it was like he is over headed towards boneyards he’s on a ATV driving through boneyards now watch out and like they were like purposely like leading everyone away from him and then the cheater ended up getting killed because he just got overwhelmed.

Will 8:46
I love watching some of the streamers freak out though on cheaters like Doctor disrespect and Tim the tap man when they rage is just awesome.

Cole 8:54
Didn’t doctor disrespect tell Activision that they could just sit on his stream and he would pay them money to just sit on They’re streaming just banned.

Will 9:01
Yeah. Yeah.

Rodney 9:04
Well, yeah, go ahead. Activision has got to get their shit together and a bunch of departments on this game one of them being the fucking matchmaking is still broken. Oh, yeah, matchmaking. Oh, that works. Yeah, yeah, for sure. But not only that but like, the party system like I’ll if I’m party leader, I’ll pull everybody out of the game and take the party with me and then it’ll just fucking randomly kick everybody out to the title screen. Oh, yeah. And then but it still shows all you guys in my party. So then I’m like, Oh, you guys are all there and I’m trying to talk to you. And obviously you guys see the same thing but it’s kicked us all individually, but it’s lying to us saying that we’re all in a party. So

Will 9:47
yeah, I want them to implement some sort of private chat feature. Because when I play with like my friends I’m like, Mark and Nick. We’re all on PlayStation. So we’re in a party chat but if I jump in with like someone on Xbox or PC Though we have to be in the just the normal game lobby.

Cole 10:02
You just go to your settings and you set mute all except for party and then you get muted and everybody who is not in your party also gets muted automatically so it’s just in settings and they do have that for anybody yet so you just go to settings you go down all the way to the bottom of audio, and it says social settings or group settings and you just turn off mute all other except for group and then you guys have your own private party.

Will 10:28
But does that mean they can still hear?

Rodney 10:30
I think they could still hear you.

Cole 10:32
I don’t think so. No, they cannot still hear you if you mute them.

Cole 10:33
Okay, yeah. If you mute everybody except for yours, why would none of them like why would you not be able to hear everybody and we’d have to test it.

Rodney 10:45
Yeah, but I do like using Discord. Like I’m I have the convenience of having my computer literally right beside my Xbox, so I can be on discord and put and then run the game audio into my computer. Then just go through that way but yeah, no, I agree the game chat is kind of gross as well. It’s gross in most games, honestly.

Cole 11:08
Yeah. Um, should we put something at the beginning of the video in the title be like skip here to here. Final Fantasy news?

Rodney 11:16
No, man. No man. gonna save the best thing for last which is like all we have left now.

Cole 11:23
We got some other stuff we got we got an Xbox to talk about.

Rodney 11:27
Okay, all right. It’s like one paragraph.

Will 11:30
I guess it thinks I can bring in.

Cole 11:33
We’re professionals here writing we’ve only been doing this for 110 episodes.

Rodney 11:36
Yeah. Well, I have, none of you fuckers.

Cole 11:40
No, I want to see how many episodes I’ve done.

Rodney 11:43
I bet you you’re almost close to as many as wills done.

Cole 11:47
I don’t think so. Will will was a first like 90 episodes. I’ve only done like 20 or 30.

Will 11:52
Well, you’re probably above, but um,

Rodney 11:56
I’d say wills like 75 There you go.

Cole 12:00
gladiatorial fights to see if he’s done more. Yeah. Me at the flake bullet three.

Rodney 12:04
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Cole 12:20
Yeah, we did a little will bashing it at the beginning of this episode so.

Rodney 12:23
it’s good stuff. Look forward to that. Yeah. All right, so why don’t we talk about Xbox then. So cyberpunk 2077 is going to be featured on an Xbox bundle here. So Microsoft has created a limited-edition Xbox One X console that styled in the theme of cyberpunk 2077 the console includes deckels that glow in the dark laser etchings and blue LED light in the front and custom panels. Microsoft has also created a custom Xbox One controller for the bundle that will be available in June. It’s one of the more elaborate Xbox One X custom designs that we’ve seen so far. It’s come just months after Microsoft created a Jordan themed Xbox for a promotion. You’ll actually be able to purchase the cyberpunk 2077 Xbox a June three months ahead of the game is released. But it says in this article that it doesn’t mention anything of it including the game later, which is kind of a slap in the face.

Will 13:18
It’s just the console but it’s stupid to because they’re launching it in June. And they’re launching a brand new Xbox three months later.

Rodney 13:27
Well, this is why they’re launching in June because no one’s gonna buy in fucking October.

Will 13:32
Then they should just do a cyberpunk version of the new Xbox.,

Bradley 13:37
They probably Well,

Rodney 13:39

Bradley 13:40
that’s purely a money grab.

Cole 13:42
That just drives me crazy is like so even if there wasn’t a new Xbox coming out. later on this year, you’d still have to buy a new Xbox, so somebody’s gonna be like, Oh, I’m gonna get into video games right now for the first time and I’m gonna get into it with cyberpunk Xbox. It’s like how many extra boxes can you get, It’s $500 collectibles.

Bradley 14:04
People that love the stuff right like I don’t know, I don’t mind them doing stuff like this.

Cole 14:14
Me neither but like I have a Gears 4 Xbox One and I waited that long because I was like I’m not gonna get an Xbox until they make the or I’m not gonna get an Xbox One until they make the Gears 4 one and I waited and now they have a Gears 5 so I’m like am I supposed to like get rid of my yeah not even upgrade it’s exactly the same there’s nothing different except for it just has the Gears 5, it actually looks dopey gears five.

Bradley 14:39
I think it has a bigger hard drive too though, doesn’t it? Your gears five has the 500 and the Gears 5 is the 1 terabyte.

Cole 14:49
I mean buying additional space is easy though. Oh yeah, external hard drive.

Yeah, but it’s just I don’t know. That’s like the flaw for me in these because you have to wait to get the one that you want or you just have to have a ton of money to buy as many as you want. Hit us up on Patreon so we can buy all the new Xboxes.

Bradley 15:10
Every Xbox will buy we will review it for you on our YouTube channel.

Rodney 15:13

Cole 15:14
yep, that’s a good giveaway.

Rodney 15:17
Hey, who’s buying it then?

Will 15:19
I don’t know because right now if we don’t go back to work, we’re just living off of benefits.

Rodney 15:23
We’re just living off our Patreons. No, it’s getting but alright, so yeah, this one has a one terabyte hard drive as well. It’s a limited edition bundle. So I’m sure they’ll make like 500 or some bullshit, and then sell like, 2

Will 15:39
They make more than that. It’s usually around like, each store will usually get around like five.

Rodney 15:46
Sorry, yeah.

Will 15:48
So I think about probably a million.

Rodney 15:52
A million. That seems like it seems like a lot.

Cole 15:55
Ya know, all laced with COVID No, it’ll

Will 16:00
Probably be around maybe 200,000 I think worldwide Okay, sorry I don’t have the product kvt right now if they’re still trying to bring on a new Xbox I was trying to shut down

Cole 16:14
see a million with Yeah, I don’t know.

Will 16:17
Sony already came out and right now it looks like they are going to be way under their numbers that they were hoping for PS5.

Cole 16:26
Yeah, there is remember when Wii came out and you could not get ahold of a Wii?

Cole 16:31
yeah, this is it this with everything right now.

Bradley 16:34
Oh, that was also like the switch. The switch was really hard to get when it came out.

Cole 16:38
I got the switch a little bit later on. So I was Oh, I got a Super Smash for the Switch.

Will 16:41
I got mine at launch and I think I bought Rodney Yeah,

Rodney 16:45
He like fucking camp the store for mine.

Will 16:48
No, I just made friends with the manager. He’s like I’ve got one coming in like an hour. I’m like, I’m there.

Cole 16:55
Will was like alright, get down on his knees.

Rodney 16:58
But it also helped that she was coming hot.

Cole 17:01
does it help? It helps that Will kind of hot too. Yeah. Because she was like ooh damn.

Rodney 17:08
alright, so I misread this article it actually says that the bundle does appear to include a copy of the game that launches in September.

Will 17:15
Now so you’re gonna get like a digital edition.

Rodney 17:17
Yeah, it’s probably going to be on there already. It just won’t launch until the date.

Cole 17:22
Yeah, most that’s it. That’s the thing to what if you’re like a huge fan and you want to get like the the, you know, they hope that they always have the super bundles, like not with the Xbox but just with the game and the art book and

Will 17:22
yeah, the Collector’s Edition.

Cole 17:23
What do you want to get the Xbox and the Collector’s Edition?

Will 17:23
People will.

Cole 17:24
They also need to make a bundle like that where you get the Collector’s Edition and the limited Xbox,

Will 17:47
You really want to spend like $1,000?

Cole 17:49
I mean, I don’t but there’s people out there who do I’m just trying to think of a way to make

Will 17:52
the Collector’s Edition was already like $340, Xbox is gonna be like 5 maybe spending like a 5 your gonna be spending like $800.

Rodney 18:00
So I’m just gonna be remain here for a second. So say I buy the Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X and then the game sucks How do you feel?

Will 18:12
Ah, I don’t think the game is gonna suck, I really like CD Projekt RED and they’re really good with their games

Cole 18:17
You’re seeing hypothetically though Yes. Yeah, I think the Xbox is still cool like I like the design like the rustic design and the controllers they’re really cool I think even if the game sucks it’s still a dope looking Xbox so

Bradley 18:31
Slap on a Fallout sticker and then you convert it to something else your good?

Rodney 18:37
Oh, he’s right. Yep

Cole 18:38
Yeah. Got that. Yeah, that post-apocalypticy city look, technology

Rodney 18:44
Well, I’m going to be making a video probably this week sometime on why I’m buying a PS five over the Xbox.

Will 18:53
I’m hoping to still buy both but like I got to start putting money away.

Cole 18:59
Start putting money away.

Rodney 19:01
know for me it’s pretty silly. I’m only getting a PS5 just because I’m just sick quite a few things from Microsoft. Let me just pull up my notes here and I’ll fucking rant on it boys.

Cole 19:12
And you said we wouldn’t have anything to talk about.

Will 19:15
There’s a couple good leaks this week to their apparently Spider-Man 2 for PS5.

Cole 19:20
No. This is why we need Will on the podcast. Yeah.

Will 19:26
They there was some images that were teased in a Microsoft conference that apparently are from the new Fable. Yes, that’s kind of playground games. There’s rumor that might be a launch title alongside Halo.

Bradley 19:41
Is Halo launch title I didn’t think Halo was a launch title.

Rodney 19:42
I know it is. It is.

Cole 19:47
It’s got to be what else do they have?

Bradley 19:49
They I thought they already came out and said Xbox is now is launching without any launch titles.

Will 19:41
Nope, they still have a halo and they haven’t announced their launch titles, yet. They’re supposed to be some sort of thought in the news was yesterday or something they’re supposed to be a conference or something they’re gonna be talking about it shortly.

Rodney 20:08
Well, while you look that up I’m gonna tell you why i’m not buying an Xbox fuckin series x. Well, first off, because I hate the fucking name. I think it’s dumb. It should have just stuck with the code name.

Cole 20:09
Dont judge an Xbox by its name, Rodney.

Rodney 20:10
Well, don’t worry, I’m judging it by someone else to. Well, just notice that not necessarily the Xbox itself more of like the company Microsoft is just kind of fucking rubbed me the wrong way. There’s just kind of a lack of support for all of their fucking infrastructure like the Xbox app for PC has been broken since the fucking Xbox app was launched and they just haven’t fixed it. And I have no interest in fixing it.

Cole 20:48
Did you, I’ll let you finish now.

Rodney 20:51
Oh, I’m gonna go on for quite a while so you chime in.

Cole 20:53
I was going to say did you see that video that Snoop Dogg posted where he was like Bill Gates fix the NBA certain He’s like, quit trying to solve COVID, and just make the Xbox work. You see that video?

Rodney 20:54

Cole 20:54
Okay, I’ll try to find it here and I’ll post it, but Snoop Dogg feels the same way you do.

Rodney 21:13
Well, yeah, the other thing is like, I tried to play Halo one with my brother the other day on PC, Co-Op, and every time we would try to get into a game it would kill the server would like fucking timeout or crash or fucking something. So you could play it single player, no problem, but you couldn’t play a co-op, it just wouldn’t work. And that really pissed me off because like Master Chief Collection, like that’s your fucking flagship series for the Xbox. And the fucking game still broken and it was released in 2014. You know, so that fuck that kind of shit pisses me off the lack of exclusives on the Xbox like, Sea of Thieves is like the biggest or the newest IP that they have and that came about 2 years ago. And they just kind of recycle old IPS and kind of fucked up like Halo five I don’t know how…

Will 22:05
They have to go back to they’re basic so it’s like if they brought back fable and oh what is that Perfect Dark yeah like they gotta go back to what made…

Bradley 22:18
Perfect dark yeah it’s Rare but they need to work with Rare a lot more often to let Rare just run free yeah cuz before Microsoft had Rare, Rare was like an icon in gaming.

Will 22:33
They still own Rare, they’re the ones that did Sea of Thieves.

Bradley 22:37
I know they still own Rare, I’m saying before like I’m talking about like Donkey Kong 64, Perfect Dark on 64 like they had so many good games back to back to back to back.

Bradley 22:48
And they have to Sea Of Thieves right now under Microsoft control. What else have they made that was actually good?

Will 22:50
Well, they’re a smaller studio than they used to be once Microsoft bought them when they didn’t deliver what Microsoft thought they could they almost shuttered the studio.

Bradley 23:04
Yeah, that’s where I’m saying they need to. I think they need to free, rare to do more.

Cole 23:05
Bring us back a new jetpack, you ever play jetpack from Rare?

Will 23:05
I remember.

Cole 23:17
That was a good game. Whoa was Start Fox Adventure a Rare game.

Rodney 23:19

Cole 19:41
Im just looked at rare games and Star Fox came up.

Rodney 23:26
No, I don’t know who did that one but it was on the Cube so it was after…

Cole 23:30
oh my god yeah, that was an amazing game.

Bradley 23:32
Rare studio game, oh that’s just Rare games let me go to replay it’ll have a bunch.

Rodney 23:40
The other thing that I this is the last thing I’ll mention. But yeah, so extra Xbox ditch the Kinect, like they advertise the Xbox One as being basically fucking awesome if you had a Kinect, and then they just totally trashed the Kinect and didn’t fucking do anything with the Kinect. It’s all fucking dead now. And now that PlayStation VR is like, taken off. Yeah. Well, yeah. Could you imagine if they converted like the Kinect into some sort of VR thing? That’d be fucking badass.

Cole 24:14
Live the day in Bill Gates life in VR.

Rodney 24:17
I actually think Bill Gates gives literally no fucks about the Xbox. No.

Will 24:22
He stepped down from Xbox now.

Will 24:25
Yeah, yeah, he’s gone.

Rodney 24:29
Anyways, anyways, let’s move on to what we’re going to talk about, Will, you’re gonna move on to something else.

Will 24:36
Well, I was going to bring up with those rumors I was talking about earlier. There’s another thing here this comes from 4chan. So it says to take it with a grain of salt but the leaker has been known to get things accurate, more than once. There’s supposed to be some sort of event in May being called the proper console reveal which will be for Microsoft. It’s gonna be packed full of games. Apparently Fable 4 will be revealed with the leaker calling it the fancy monster game that we’ve all been waiting for. The game is said to be handcrafted world mixed with procedural generation that will allow the developers to make the game much larger scale than otherwise. Fable 4 will be joined by a new IP coming from a new unnamed Japanese studio along with the reveal of another brand new obsidian game and a new Forza Motorsport game. Of course, Halo infinite will really be the star of the show, with Microsoft said to be highlighting the game’s huge open-world that will contain linear story missions mixed with optional exploration. The leaker says that Halo infinite campaign is much more ambitious and not the typical 6 to 9 hours of players have expected from Halo story modes. The leaker also says that the developers are doing one very bold move when it comes to Halo infamous multiplayer but doesn’t provide specific details.

Will 25:56
Huh, that Halo as an open-world game,

Cole 26:01
I hope it isn’t just happened to be like, know what’s that other

Rodney 26:06

Cole 26:09
Yeah destiny or, wasn’t Rage opening open-world game

Will 26:17
not the first Rage The second one, was yeah I have that I’ve never played it though.

Cole 26:22
or like Borderlands you know like I really hope it does something new but yeah in a Halo universe that would be dope

Rodney 26:30
feels awkward for me

Will 26:31
with a lot of pain though that’s

Cole 26:35
maybe not like we people throw around open-world all the time like everybody’s like this is open-world this is open-world you know there can be like you guys ever played Darksiders Yep. Did you do better? No. Rodney you guys never played it? That’s an open-world game but like linear yes very linear, but you kind of have your own ability to go around and explore. So if they do something like that, it could be really, really cool.

Bradley 27:08
Kind of like, more like not I guess modern but more of a style like a spiderman game. Um, because Spiderman had a very linear story but a lot of freedom to go do things.

Bradley 27:22
Yeah, a lot of freedom do other stuff. But you were, if you wanted to play the story, you played a very linear story.

Will 27:29
That might work. I remember even in Halo one like God, the second mission I used to explore the map there when I was like my first time I’m playing and go find the waterfall and stuff like that. So we’ll explore if they see something like if they Halo gives us like a big open world, but they still like that, you know, good story that we always have, but give you the option that you can explore.

Rodney 27:53
Honestly, I’m kind of lukewarm on the idea. I kind of hope it’s similar to how Doom eternal was

Cole 28:00
Another good example.

Rodney 28:01
Yeah, cuz it was a very linear the levels were very linear. However it did give you options to explore like secrets find secrets and shit like that outside the main map essentially.

Cole 28:15
So but at the same time like it not that Doom is very simplistic, but it’s like, I don’t know, I feel like that’s the second do more there than the sixth Halo, so they’re gonna have to do something bigger and better than just your average game similar to it, you know, like, hopefully, in like 10 years we’ll be looking back and saying like, oh, hopefully the game will be like Halo 6.

Rodney 28:39
Yeah, well, one thing’s for sure. I don’t want to play as a fucking Spartan Locke. He could fuck off him and his whole Spartan team of fucking hooligans. They can fuck right off.

Will 29:04
I think he’s been written out.

Cole 29:04
Who’s Spartan Locke?

Rodney 29:05
Well Halo five he played as 80% of the game. The campaign is fucking the Spartan lock, and you’re like, I don’t give a fuck about Spartan Lock. I want to play as Master Chief and blue team like for fucksakes

Will 29:04
I ruined the game for me.

Rodney 29:05
Yeah. It’s super annoying. I do want to play through Halo five just to kind of reiterate or get wrapped my head around the story again.

Will 29:13
I might replay 1234 and 5 all the way down till 6 comes out.

Rodney 29:19
I’m going to do that with you. And we’re playing Halo two on fucking heroic.

Rodney 29:25
Un oh, yeah. Okay. Like, please don’t say legendary, fuck my life.

Will 29:31
We still haven’t mastered the speed run for that one.

Rodney 29:34
I don’t think we are like only 29 people in the world have gotten that achievement.

Will 29:39
We did it for the first one.

Rodney 29:40
Yeah, the first one was fun,

Will 29:41
and we got it a great time. Yeah, the second one is some bullshit. Yeah.

Rodney 29:49
Well, I played Halo one with Brittany on Legendary, and she actually had a fun time playing it and then we played the first mission of two and fuck we both rage quit she’s like fuck this game I’m like yeah it’s a controller thrower totally it’s a fucking pull you game out of the cartridge.

Will 30:10
brutal I can’t remember the name of the mission but remember the one that you and I you have to jump down the tunnels and then when you get lower and lower the flutter there

Rodney 30:18
yo yo

Will 30:21
yeah like walked around the corner and you just got your brains blown out by a shotgun You didn’t even see the flood

Rodney 30:26
they fucking buffed the floods so hard in Halo 2 and it’s such bullshit because they what was fun about doing the flood missions in Halo one was there was so many of them but they were all really easy to kill so, Yeah, too. There’s a lot of them and they can fucking kill you within two seconds. Right? Yeah.

Will 30:48
Oh, I love Halo. And I think didn’t Halo 2 just launched on PC today?

Rodney 30:54
Uhh yeah, I think so. Hopefully that fucking works.

Will 31:00
Lol, Hopefully, that fucking works.

Rodney 31:03
Yeah. Okay, so well when you’re down to do that, let me know. I’m down to do that.

Cole 31:07

Cole 29:04
Stream it.

Rodney 31:09
Yea we’ll stream it fucking will stream each one what we’ll do How about this? Well we’ll play Halo one on Monday. Yeah When speedrun one again and probably fuck it up but yeah on like a Monday we’ll play Halo 1 and Tuesday we’ll do 2 we’ll just stream it all the way to the end.

Will 31:27
I’m down.

Rodney 31:28
Cool. That sounds fun. Okay, so let’s move on to Final Fantasy 7, fuck Yeah. So I have not played any Final Fantasies that’s actually that’s a lie. I played 3, but it was my girlfriend in high school she like was like, Oh, you need to play Final Fantasy. I’m like Alright, so I played it but I couldn’t get into it.

Will 31:55
So right off the bat it as much as they call it a remake, It’s kind of a redo. Yeah, so they’ve turned mid guard which was like 4 hours of the original game into a 36-hour game.

Rodney 32:11
Oh, wow.

Will 32:12
Yeah, so this is like maybe 5% of what was the original game because originally in the first game you just met up with avalanche blew up the reactors in Mid-Gar got destroyed and you left not so much this way. They expanded everything.

Cole 32:36
be expanded everything like you have you you’ve beaten the game entirely.

Will 32:42
Yes, I have and I’m halfway through on hard mode, hard mode is some bullshit because you can’t use items.

Bradley 32:43
Are you kidding that Wow.

Will 32:43
It’s not too bad if you figure out how to use your mat, like don’t use MP till you get to bosses and then just be careful

Cole 33:01
Is the mid guard the only place the expanded honors are other places that they expanded the game.

Will 33:01
The game ends after you beat mid guard.

Cole 33:02
So a lot of people were upset with the way the original Final Fantasy ended Final Fantasy seven. Is that true or is that like

Will 33:20
Okay, so the original seven, some people were upset with how it ended, but it did have a good ending and then they kind of expanded on it with Advent Children which was a anime movie they released I think in 2006 Yeah, I think and then adding on to the Final Fantasy 7 universe series did like couple other games too. There’s like Dirge of Cerberus with Vincent Valentine.

Will 33:53
So the final fantasy 7 game universe is bigger than any other Final Fantasy game,

Rodney 34:01
Well, i fucking hope so there’s 15 of them.

Cole 34:07
So this has been like they ended differently or is it just a part of the story? Like, are you just playing it?

Cole 34:08
Like I said, this is only in the original game, what we play here used to only be four hours. They took four hours of the original game and turned it into like 35 hours.

Cole 34:23
And so you change it to 35 hours, and then you continue to rest of the game afterwards or does it?

Bradley 34:30
There’s another game coming.

Will 34:30
Yeah, no plan. I hope it’s like within the next year, because if they wait like every two, three years for that, so I’m going to lose interest.

Cole 34:40
But it looks like they’re gonna remake the entire game, but they’re just expanding on each part of it, too.

Will 34:46
So I don’t know if Bradley played the original game. I’m sure he did. But it had a lot of disks.

Bradley 34:55
Yeah, the original game.

Will 34:56
12, was it?

Bradley 34:55
I think like I remember the original game. It’s a three desk bet because everyone’s Like just wanted us to wear like massive really long took forever to play just three had the really big cutscene in it. So it seemed like it was a lot.

Bradley 35:11
Yeah but it was a lot to it there’s a lot of the story and and like will said this is only a small chunk of it. And they’ve added so many extra things to expand on each character like each character in the game has their own little moments so you interact with them more or you play as them running around and doing things so you can get more of a feel for them. Where the original game with a very traditional turn base with a big story that you’re playing out.

Will 35:38
Yeah, I really like how they done the mechanics in this I as much as I did like the turn-based style I really like being able to pause the game with like the what is button called the tactical menu and kind of figure out what my next moves gonna be. But I can still like Go back into the game and instead of being tactical where you’re stuck in one spot I can dodge and block and it’s a lot more fluid generation

Cole 36:10
Yeah, yeah. Is there a way you can give like a really short premise for Final Fantasy like all the final fantasy is like what’s the full overarching story

Bradley 36:21
Each final fantasy story is a different story has nothing to do with each other.

Bradley 36:25
Final Fantasy eight is its own story and Final Fantasy seven its own story

Cole 36:28
And it just takes place in the same universe.

Will 36:30
No, they’re all different universes.

Bradley 36:33
Yeah. different universes different worlds different concepts different each game actually has different mechanics so like how magic works is different in each game. Same with summoning

Will 36:44
Same with summoning, and everything. Yeah, I think story’s changed a lot too. I can’t remember which one it was. I think it’s either and I think it’s nine I found nine to be like all about politics.

Bradley 36:55
No, yeah, nine Well, yeah, nine was all about politics. It was very cartoony feel to it. Yeah, but it was all about a queen and a princess and you’re saving a princess. Yeah trying to stop a guy from destroying the world

Will 37:10
10 was amazing

Bradley 37:12
and time had like an alternate universe feel to it.

Will 37:20
But Bradley’s gonna have to help me a little bit with the story but to summarize without spoiling anything Cole you play a guy named clown.

Rodney 37:27

Will 37:28 
Is a mercenary but the memories he has right now are partially his and someone else’s

Cole 37:39
Interesting, I played Final Fantasy like the original for like a hot minute because I didn’t know how to PlayStation. Yeah, so But I mean, I know I know a little bit about the characters are so much.

Cole 37:52
It’s so influential to the community that like no matter where you go, you there’s like memes or there’s references to it so you kind of have to know enough about it. Get some references.

Will 37:52
That’s the biggest issue because everyone thought as this game being a remake, right? They wanted to be so close to the original. But you can’t take four hours of the original game and make it 35 without changing anything.

Cole 38:15
Oh, yeah, of course.

Bradley 38:17
They do change a lot. When Bradley beats the game, we’ll talk about a bit more about what could happen in the future.

Bradley 38:34
My plan is to beat it after we get off this call. I’m halfway through chapter 17 right now on stream so I’m gonna turn that up and play it.

Will 38:42
Whereabouts are you in chapter 17

Bradley 38:47
I’m in the dome and trying to work my way out of it. So hoe, joe.

Will 38:47
That’s too big part.

Bradley 38:47
Yeah, I’m working way through that right now.

Will 38:58
The game is going to ramp up it’s difficulty

Bradley 39:03
Oh i’ve noticed

Will 39:04
Yeah it gets bad like really fast

Bradley 39:08
The chapter 16 boss slaughtered me the first time around because the mechanics of it changed so dramatically compared to the rest.

Will 39:14
That’s the thing and you might want to give it a try but like I found later on as like the game got harder I got a lot more fluid with my controls and figuring out what spells to use especially like manna wall that’ll save your ass anytime. I don’t know do you use barrier a lot?

Bradley 39:32
I don’t I actually don’t use barrier a lot.

Will 39:37
That might be one you want to get because a variable half physical damage manna barrier half’s magic damage a manna wall will have physical and magic.

Bradley 39:51
That’s actually pretty good.

Will 39:52
Yeah. And if you put that with magnify, then it’ll give barrier to your whole team or if you put magnify with kear, then you’ll heal your whole team while you’re trying to heal one person.

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