So even though our latest podcast episode posted early, I still felt our friends deserved some new content this Sunday! So here is a quick update on the Final Fantasy quest I am on that has taken so very, very, very long.
I am about half way through disc 3 of 4 on FF9. Even though this is one of my favorites in the series I forgot just how far along in the game it is before I get an airship. It seems further along than any of the others and is starting to get just a bit annoying. Although, my lack of transportation and desire to get all over the world has forced me to put more effort into my Chocograph hunting so as to upgrade my Chocobo.
To be honest, I think the Chocographs and Stellazio are two of my favorite components of the game. I love the story and characters, especially after the flat cast of FF8, but I think a good portion of my love for this game comes from the fact that it has legitimate side quests. Finding the Chocobo Gardens and then playing the Hot & Cold mini game to discover the Chocographs is addicting to me.
I also continue to love Vivi and all that he is. Still one of the top five characters in the whole series. His innocence and his very palpable fear of “stopping” make him so easy to relate to that I feel incomplete when he isn’t in my party. I feel like playing this as an adult is giving me such a more well rounded experience in this game and I am glad I am doing it!
Stay tuned for another update, hopefully soon although Pokemon Sun has gobbled up a bit of my time lately. For some unknown reason I decided to shiny hunt my starter and after at least a hundred soft resets…..still no luck.