Month: June 2016

The Flashback Pt. 1 – FFVII Ep. 11

Welcome back to Save File plays Final Fantasy VII! If you missed it last time, you should go read it. Don’t worry, I’ll wait. If you missed it last time and don’t care to go read it, here’s what happened in a nutshell: Sephiroth is alive, President Shinra is dead, and the party has left Midgar.

The first time I played this game at the age of… something young… I was amazed at this point. I thought the entirety of the game was going to take place in Midgar, and now we get to explore the entire friggin’ WORLD?! This was my first RPG, and I was so excited to explore this gigantic world. It had already seemed to me like Midgar was gigantic, and it’s just a blip on the map. I mean, holy crap.

With that in mind, I’m not really going to explore the world map this episode. Or next episode. Because I just want to get this part of the game over with as quickly as I can. I’m such a jerk, I’m NOT EVEN GOING TO POST THE WORLD MAP MUSIC (which is amazing). I just want to be done with the next part, and then we can explore the amazing world of FFVII.

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To that end, the party was instructed to meet up at a town called Kalm. I’m just going to bee line it straight there.

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Of course, I manage to get into a battle along the way. The purple things are Kalm Fangs, and the goblin looking dude is a Prowler.

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Red XIII had his Limit Break leftover from the last battle, so that’s kind of helpful.


The Tower Falls – FFVII Ep. 10

Welcome back to Save File Plays FFVII! Last time, the party successfully infiltrated Shinra Tower, successfully rescued Aeris, and then successfully got captured! Success all around! SO MUCH SUCCESS. And now, somehow, they’ve busted out of prison. So I guess the only thing to do now is get the hell out of Dodge. So that’s what we’re gonna do. Let’s cheese it!

MUSIC: Trail of Blood

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When last we left off, we were following the dead bodies and blood. Because, you know, that’s what SANE people do. Not just… leaving when they have the opportunity. Yep.

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Yup. We should TOTALLY keep following it and not just be leaving. Completely logical.

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Oh, gigantic furrows in what appears to be a metal wall! I’m sure that’s fine. That’s not a big deal at all, nope.

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These enemies like to cause a lot of status effects like Sleep and Poison. More annoying than anything else.

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I at least opt to take the clean stairwell, as opposed to the one that’s covered in blood.


Some Sort of Stair Pun – FFVII Ep 8

Welcome back to Save File Plays Final Fantasy VII. Last time, a lot of people died. Like… a lot. Some of them were even kind of important. But they’re dead now, so whatever, I guess. More importantly, one of our team was captured. Since we can’t do anything about dead people, we should probably go rescue our trapped friend. I guess.

So let’s do it!

But one thing of note very quickly.

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New Materia! Sense tells you how much HP/MP an enemy has, and if it has any weaknesses or resistances. It might also tell you if it has anything to steal, I don’t remember. Of course, I think it doesn’t really work on bosses. I’ll try it out eventually.

MUSIC: Oppressed People

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What the… how did you know we’re going up to the plate?!

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Owner: Hey, you knew? I repaired them, so it’s all right.
Cloud: Why do I need batteries to climb up to the plate?
Owner: You’ll find out when you get there. How about 100 gil for each?
Cloud: All right, I’ll take them.

He’s right, you actually need them to advance. Luckily, 300 gil really isn’t that much. Hell, I paid 200 for a Protein Drink, which in turn got me a Diamond Tiara, so that I could dress up like a woman to… you know what? You were there. I don’t need to go over it.


They All Fall Down – FVII Ep. 7

Welcome back to Save File Plays Final Fantasy VII. Things got pretty serious in a hurry, and now we’ve got to see if we can save the lives of potentially hundreds of thousands of people. You know, no pressure or anything. So let’s get right to it!

MUSIC: Those Who Fight

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So I guess I’d never stopped playing here before, but it seems as if you close your game and load it back up, you’re locked inside where the pillar is. What the hell?? I mean, I know we’re the heroes and everything, but that’s pretty messed up.

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Well, I guess there’s nowhere to go but up…


Wall Market – FFVII Ep. 5

Welcome back to Save File Plays Final Fantasy VII! Last time, we found out that Cloud is, in fact, NOT dead, and there were some awkward exchanges between him and Aeris. Now the two of them made it to Wall Market in their attempts to make it back to Sector 7, and well… hijinks are about to ensue. Many, many hijinks. Let’s hop to it, I suppose.

MUSIC: Oppressed People

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So there’s a lot to do here in Wall Market, but the first order of business is to try and find Tifa.

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Uncouth Man: Take her to the Don’s place, and you’ll make a mint.