Games that need remakes

Controversial opinion time: I don’t think they need to remake Final Fantasy VII. They’ve milked enough out of that franchise already, and the more they do to it, the less the storyline is making sense. Maybe a remake will clarify it, but maybe not… and I just can’t stand seeing that scene with Don Corneo with PS4 graphics. Please just don’t do that to me, okay?!

What does need remaking? Final Fantasy II. Flesh out the story, beef up the graphics, and it could be a really great rediscovered classic. Also, Final Fantasy VIII could use a remake too. Most of the appeal was in the graphics and they’ve really suffered with time, and maybe they could use the opportunity to address some of the myths about Rinoa casting a love spell on Squall or Seifer being mind controlled. (Come on, we’ve already got Edea and Rinoa being controlled. Let’s have an actual villain that we actually see through most of the game, not some cop-out. And make the fights against Seifer actually hard, too. He’s supposed to be your rival, but I can paste him in record time.) And the Time Compression thing that really didn’t make sense.

Also, Final Fantasy IX. Except make the main character Beatrix somehow and get rid of Steiner. That would kick ass.

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Gaming with D20


If you’ve ever tried to imagine what hanging out with us would be like, your dreams will come true… as soon as Li gets round to uploading the video. Last night we all got together to play some classic D&D and eat pizza – though Dean didn’t get to eat any pizza since he was joining us via Skype only. (What a loser, right?) But apart from Dean, there was nobody missing: it was me, Li, Mei, Sky, Alex, Meg, and the elephant in the room that is Alex’s crazy crush on Sky.

(Sorry man – you’re just too easy a target.)

In case you were wondering what the pizza toppings were, we had four different ones. Mine had anchovies and I had it pretty much to myself, while Sky and Meg monopolized something with pineapple. The other two were meat feasts, and I can’t make a joke about Mei and meat feasts without Li punching me, so I’m not going to try.

As you’d expect, we were pretty noisy and got one of the neighbors coming round to ask us to shut up, and I’m always going to regret the fact that we didn’t get video of Mei and Alex’s lip synch battle. (Mei was the victor by one vote.)

So as soon as we can we’ll put up a video on youtube or something of the craziness that is D20 in person. In the meantime, look out for us at a con near you… we’ll bring Buffy.

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If you’re ever feeling down, you should totally rock out to Eye of the Tiger. Just sayin’.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Are you excited?? You better be! More and more awesome footage just keeps coming out for this movie. Fan speculation is running wild, especially about the absence of Luke Skywalker. Except there’s that scene where a metal hand comes up and touches R2D2. It can’t be Anakin/Darth Vader, and it doesn’t look like his hand anyway – so it’s got to be Luke, right?

I was hearing some speculation that Darth Vader/Anakin isn’t actually dead, though. I thought the scene in the old films was pretty conclusive on that (maybe I should ask Meg?) – wasn’t there a funeral and everything? But I guess it would be cool to see Anakin really coming back, as long as we don’t get any stupid “noooooooooo” scenes this time round. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Hayden Christensen, though I think MEG thinks he’s pretty dreamy…

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Nostalgia: Firefly


I know I’m known for being a big Buffy fan, but if I could get away with it, my dream cosplay would actually be Zoe Washburne from Firefly. Holy shit, that woman kicks ass. I was watching it again on Netflix after a bad day (it happens even to blondes) and aside from the fact that Wash really isn’t my type, I’d just love to be Zoe. She takes no bullshit from anyone, not even her captain, and at the same time as being strong she’s perfectly feminine. This is why  Whedon is so obviously a feminist: because the women in this show are all different and all feminine, all strong in their own way.

I mean, come on, the damsel in distress in this series is Simon Tam.

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