Re: Final Fantasy 7 PSN
Finally! someone wants to talk about this! Well when I was younger and this game was fresh, I actually went through and did EVERYTHING possible. yes, that means I got all 8 huge materia. If you remember there are two ways to get them, four each… one is to beat Ruby and Emerald weapon, by far the hardest thing in the game to do, and the other is to fully level up every single type of materia that exists. So… I prefer to use those… hah. but by the time I get them, theres really no point, except just to say you got 'em. Any who, This time around I'm doing things different than I ever did before, so at least some of the experience is new. Right now I have Cait Sith as my magic man, and Vincent as my middle man. They both have pretty decent HP early in the game, and vincent is a good all around character… I'm not a huge fan of his limit breaks, but I can deal with that. For the moment as far as weapondry goes I'm just trying to see how much of the game I can remember for acquiring those, so whatever I can find. Cloud is the power in the game, so I always have him with an Lightning +All combo, or something similar, whatever my best summoning is, and cover (I sometimes switch the cover to help others get the next limit break, but its best on cloud to build his limits up). Right now I have added effect + toad on his weapon, which is nice, but I'll probably change that later. My middle man vincent has time+all (I haste A LOT), and any supplementary magic (bio, heal, etc), plus one summoning. Cait sith has the rest of the power magic, summons, cure all, revive, and any elementals I can fit. Someone always has steal on as well (Cait sith right now), cause I never used it before and this time through I'm trying to see what each enemy has. Its really saving me a lot of money and effort, you get some good armor and weapons early doing that.
Favorite moment is hard to say… theres so many good ones! which is exactly what I love about this game, it has so much emotional intensity going on that I still connect with to this day. I never felt that with the other games. For the moment I'm going to say when you first reach the northern cave, and cloud's connection to Jenova becomes revealed… but I have a feeling that by the time I finish I'll have changed that thought. Its a great turning point though, you have a great background set up for every character, and then all of a sudden everything gets flipped upside down, with your hero losing control, and the weapons waking up.
The coma scene is probably the worst part I agree, but at the same time it at least explains a lot of the little nuances going on in Cloud's story, so is definitely a necessary portion of the game.
how about favorite mini game? from what I remember, its the snowboarding, I got really good at that. I'm still working on getting there, I think its soon, since I just left nebelheim. I think I need to get cid, visit wutai, and then the forgotten city, if I remember correctly… then… snowboards! woo!
by the way, for the gold chocobo, your base chocobos are really important (Great and good?), and you need to go to the correct areas to catch them, its not totally luck based. I remember one of the areas is outside Cid's hometown (forget the name), and the other is… pretty much anywhere, but I think south near where the lifestream comes out of the planet… not sure tho. One thing I do know is that it really helps to upgrade them all to 'S' Rank before mating. Easy peasy… hold R1 and R2 the entire race and your stamina slowly refills… you can sprint almost the whole thing,,, and the only way you can lose then is if the black chocobo racer is in there. Good luck!