Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rekindling an old flame

My Rekindled Final Fantasy Addiction

It began in high school. I saved my babysitting money in grade 9 and bought a PS2. I had spent my youth addicted to Nintendo, and then Super Nintendo, and little did I know that PS3 would be as addictive as it was. As it turned out, there was only one game I would get addicted to on the PS3. Final Fantasy X. Nothing else compared to that game, and I got lost inside a new, exciting RPG world filled with exciting battles, magic, strategies, and amazing graphics.

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Well, I recently came to own a PS3. All of my gaming systems were left behind in the move from NB to Ontario, and I regretted that decision from the moment I arrived. I only had room in the car for me, my dad (my driver), my hedgehog, my cat, a very small portion of my jewellery and jewellery supplies, and a tiny selection of clothing and necessities. I thought I could survive without gaming. I was wrong.

Even after I got the PS3, I avoided Final Fantasy games, knowing that they would be my downfall, and that I didn’t have time to put hours into a game every day, but that I would be tempted to.

Finally, I could resist no more, and I picked up Final Fantasy XIII.

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Now, I’m about 8 hours into the game, and I’m in love. I hate putting down the controller each time I tear myself away from this game, and only do so because I know I have a million things to accomplish. Every time I play it, I feel as though I have to immediately go buy every Final Fantasy game I don’t already own, and that I need my games and consoles from home so that I can play the couple of games I bought but have never played (which is blasphemous, I know).

So that’s one of my new goals in life. To play every Final Fantasy game ever made. And hopefully to beat every game, but we’ll see if that works out. I like to set attainable goals.

For now, though, I’m content to live in the world of Lighting, Snow, Hope, Sazh, and Vanille, and see what they are capable of.

I have cosplayed Yuna in the past...

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and now I want to cosplay Lightning. Another goal in life. I need a sweet sword…

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