I consider myself a Final Fantasy fan. I have played FF5 up till FF9, finishing only 2 of those, with brief tries on FF4, FF10 and FF12. For the purposes of this post, you can consider me inexperienced with the recent Final Fantasy offerings from the last, oh, 10 years. (That’s Final Fantasy X, i.e. FF10, and everything after it!)
So I have been playing Final Fantasy III on the iPad, and I still cannot get over the fact that, for the first time playing a Final Fantasy game, I can actually see expressions and emotions on the character’s faces at such a close range:
And yet the victory pose looks like this:
Oh, also, if they level up, the characters make some appropriate celebratory gestures… but only with their bodies!
It doesn’t matter if I managed to steal a Phoenix Down, or defeated another huge muscly boss. Just one look at those expressionless faces just kill the mood. I don’t feel like the battle was worth anything. The indifference makes me ashamed, even.
Although this may just be a smile.
So, some thanks to the unfortunately-named Ingus.
And boo to the rest of you.