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Well it’s almost the end of June so I figured now would be a good time for the first Final Fantasy VII update.
I’m happy to report that the game is moving along nicely. More quickly than I would expected given how life in the working world tends to function. As you can see I’ve not only made it past that stupid snake, which as it turns out is called “Midgar Zolom” (could never remember that), but got all the way past Aeris’ death and am poised to make the initial confrontation with Sephiroth on disk 2. Woo!
So far this playthrough has been a learning experience. I’ve not only learned that the real tragedy of losing Aeris is that my team no longer has a dedicated healer, but that there’s such a thing as placing characters in the front and back rows for bonus/penalties to defense and attack bonuses (I seriously never knew this!). Playing through the game yet again also provided a chance to get a better look at Sephiroth’s character. Seeing it all play out again really solidified in my mind why Sephiroth became such a classic villain. He’s not so much evil as he is insane, though there is still plenty of evil to go around after said insanity kicks-in. It’s almost a tragedy in a sense; the man was a hero and even had friends up until he was accidentally confronted with the nature of his origins. Had Shinra never sent him to Nibelheim, perhaps the events of Final Fantasy VII might never have happened. Though if one thinks about it, these events would have had to happen in order to prevent Shinra from slowly killing the planet…so Sephiroth going berserk was an oddly good thing in the end. Kind of wierd how that worked out isn’t it?
That’s all I got for now. I’ll be back with another update once I hit disk 3, hopefully before the Destiny Beta hits!
One question for those of you who’ve played before: who would be a good replacement for Aeris? I’m hoping Yuffie will be a good magic-oriented character once I recruit her.