Day 17: Least favourite summon
Got to be Kjata. It heals like fucking everything.
Day 16: Favourite job
I’ve thought about this and I think it’s got to be Dark Knight. I enjoy it’s use especially in Final Fantasy IV & Final Fantasy X-2.
Obviously most Final Fantasy fans know Cecil’s story. He isn’t defined by the job he does like some other characters even in later Final Fantasy titles.
It’s also excellent in Final Fantasy X-2 and can be used along with a White Mage to win 95% of boss battles in the main story after obtaining it.
Final Fantasy Challenge
Around Christmas & New Year this didn’t really happen so I’m picking it back up now. Tomorrow is favourite job.
Day 15: Favourite summon
This one required a bit of thought. I really enjoy summons and some of the more recent ones have been great, such as Valefor and new variants on Odin. However, one summons design never lets down and it usually has a good storyline alongside it with it’s rival, Tiamat. Also, it’s a fucking dragon. Are you really going to argue?
Yes, it’s Bahamut. Always a varied design but always fantastic.
This is what I would LOVE Super Smash Bros to have :)
Wait. Skarmory? Vegeta? Sub Zero? Scorpion?
No. Just no.
Day 14: Favourite method of transportation
It would be both unfair and lazy of me to put Chocobos again for this, so I’m going to go with my favourite mechanical method of transport. I really like airships in Final Fantasy and feel cheated when I don’t get to have one. To fly around the world and to have a central base for your band of characters is fantastic.
Out of the airships, I believe my favourite is the Highwind. I enjoy just flying around in it, being able to go and talk up the other party members and get their reactions on things currently going on. There’s little bits too, like the pilot’s level and confidence slowly increasing.
One thing I did as a child and still occasionally do now is fly around with no destination in the Highwind. I mostly do this to see how long it takes to fly from one place to another and to take in the large diversity of the places in the world of Final Fantasy VII. A secondary joyous thing was me thinking I was freaking out the NPCs of the world by making then see an airship circumnavigate their world in a matter of minutes.
Day 13: Favourite race
The first main series Final Fantasy I played was Final Fantasy VII. So it should be obvious that Chocobos come up amongst my favourite races. I believe them to be my current favourite.
Seeing so many different variants in Final Fantasy VII was certainly cool, as was the Chocobo breeding mini quest.
I’ve liked them in all the Final Fantasy games I have played. I don’t really like the Chocobo’s Mysterious Dungeon games and those kind of spin offs but they’re good within the main series.
Day 12: Favourite “cheerful girl”
I’m not sure what this list really means by “cheerful girl”. I thought about this for a while. I think what they may mean is a female character who is quite upbeat and a bit more diverse from the other party members. Thinking on it, the people that’d match it would be; Yuffie, Selphie, Eiko, Rikku & maybe Vanille.
Thinking about that, I’ve gone with my favourite from that list. Rikku takes a lot of flak from characters within Spira in Final Fantasy X. She’s an Al Bhed, a “race” or “cult” of people who are only differentiated from others by speaking another language and being more proficient with machinery.
Through the main religion of Yevon (which can be replaced with many others from the real world) decides that in order to unite the people along with many other lies, they will have scapegoats in the Al Bhed (which can again be replaced with any minority in the real world) and yet through all this hatred and persecution of her people, Rikku manages to keep a positive outlook on most things. This shines through more in Final Fantasy X-2 when she takes more of a back seat but remains bubbly and positive about Yuna finding “him” after finding that sphere. I am so looking forward to Final Fantasy X-2 HD.
Day 11: Who Should Be Eliminated From The Dissidia Roster?
This was a bit fiddly as I quite like all the Dissidia characters, however Final Fantasy IV is one of the Final Fantasy’s in Dissidia that’s over-represented. However, if we remove Kain, who do we add?
I think I would like to see the Red Mage class from Final Fantasy represented alongside Garland & Warrior of Light.
I’m hopeful there will eventually be another Dissidia game but I’m not sure how the story would work.