Save File Plays FFVII Ep. 23 – Gi Gi Gi Gi, Baby, Baby

Welcome back to Save File Plays Final Fantasy VII! Last time, we found out that the Planet is dying, and that Red XIII has daddy issues. We’re going to solve at least one of those things on today’s episode, and it isn’t the first one. Also, I apologize for the title. Unless you like K-Pop. If you do, then… you’re welcome, I guess?

All right, let’s figure out what the heck Bugenhagen wants us to see.

MUSIC: Valley of the Fallen Star

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I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, the technology of this world confuses me. How does Bugen have a hoverpad, or whatever the hell he’s floating around on? WHY DOESN’T EVERYONE HAVE THESE?!

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: Are we all set?
: Yes.
: Ho Ho Hoooo. Shall we go?

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: Okay. you lead the way, Grandpa.
: What, are you crazy? It’s dangerous in there. I told you that! You want an old man like me to go first? I’ll be right behind you.

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LET’S DO IT.

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The music slowly fades out as you descend further into the cave.

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Yeah, this is fine. I’m sure everything is fine.

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Yeah, this place seems great.

MUSIC: Trail of Blood

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Gigantic skeletons. Were the Gi gigantic or something?

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Deathblow is pretty awesome when it actually connects.

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In the caves, there are rocks that we have the option of breaking open.

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If you break open the wrong one, like I did here, you’re forced into a battle with Gi Soldiers.

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They aren’t all too threatening.

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Man, I don’t think I’ve had Red XIII in the party since Midgar, huh? Whoops.

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They can also cast Death Sentence. This is a learnable Enemy Skill, but I’m… I’m already pretty over that.

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Death Sentence starts a 60 second timer. It should never, ever actually take effect.

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Yeesh, that’s pretty gruesome, actually. Again, the guy was huge. Cloud only goes up to his knee or so.

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Hey, Materia level! Now I can cast Frog on enemies as well.

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There we go. That was the CORRECT rock to break open.

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: Everyone here’s a Ghost of the Gi tribe, killed in a certain battle.
: A certain battle?
: The vengeful spirits of the Gi didn’t disappear, and couldn’t return to the Lifestream… We still have far to go. Ho Ho Hoooo.

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Well, let’s keep on keeping on, then.

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I don’t know if it’s just me, but the encounter rate in this place seems absurdly high.

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OH MY GOODNESS, THAT IS SO SATISFYING, AND SO MUCH EASIER. It costs 22 MP a pop, but it’s totally worth it to kill 5 enemies with one spell.

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How long has that oil slick been there? How is it still slippery? I feel like it’s been there for at least 40 years or so. Shouldn’t it have dried up or something? How does oil even work?

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Also, if you run on it, as opposed to walking, Cloud will slide and impale himself on those spikes.

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HOLY CRAP. It causes a buttload of damage too.

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Aw, yes. This is sweet. If you pair this Added Effect Materia up with some sort of status effect Materia, there’s a chance your regular attack will cause the linked effect. I’m particularly fond of Added Effect+Transform, which has a chance to either shrink or frogify an enemy.

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I am cutting out SO MANY battles, it’s bonkers.

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Yeah, this is useful. Pft, like I’m EVER gonna use Cait Sith, except for the times when he’s forced into the party.

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This is slightly more useful, since I’m probably going to actually have to use one or two of these, rather than holding onto them to sell. I’m eating through MP quickly in this dungeon, since I’m using Level 2 spells on mobs, and also having to heal up a lot more than usual.

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: Even though the Gi outnumbered us, they could not attack though here because the passage is too narrow. Let’s move on.

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Ah yes, the good old “cave puzzle.” Certain caves lead to different places. The leftmost cave leads to the rightmost cave and doesn’t actually take you anywhere.

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The webs are also guaranteed battles.

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Stingers are assholes.

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They hit hard. ~120 HP is still quite a lot at this point in the game.

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Sting Bomb is its special move, and it does percentile damage. I think it’s something like 60 or 70% of your current HP. When I encounter these guys, I cast Mini on them. Sting Bomb still does full damage, but it cuts down its regular attack damage to 1. The worry is that a Sting Bomb would knock a character down to critical levels, and then a regular attack could finish them off. With Mini, I don’t have to worry about that.

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This is perfect placement! You’ll see why soon.

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Yuffie hits her Level 2 Limit Break! Unfortunately, I know that I won’t get to show it off this update.

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Screenshots really help me appreciate the graphics more. This is really quite nice looking!

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Red XIII’s Level 1-2 Limit Break, Lunatic High, casts Haste on the party, which we won’t have access to for quite a bit still.

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An Accessory that prevents status effects! I’ll be arsed if I can remember which ones though. I’m sure I’ll end up using it at some point.

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Oh, just get outta here.

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Turbo Ethers are great.

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: Fighting attackers one after another.
: Grandpa… that warrior…
: Ho Ho Hoooo… We’re almost there.

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HOLY CHRIST, WHAT IS THAT?!

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: Grandpa, is he?
: After death… The ghosts of the Gi. Like stagnant air. This can’t be!!

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AGH. That is terrifying!

MUSIC: Those Who Fight Further

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Time to battle Gi Nattak and the Soul Flames (which might just be the name of my next band). This, uh… this is one of the easiest boss fights to cheese. It can actually be kind of difficult. Unless you cheese the everloving hell out of it. Which I am going to do with no shame. Because I hate this dungeon and want it to be done with.

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So the Soul Flames will possess characters and constantly cast Fire2 on them. It’s a pain in the ass.

BUT ANYWAYS… remember that X-Potion we found?

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Gi Nattak is undead. Healing items and magic harm the undead. And X-Potions heal to full HP, so the reverse of that…

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…is depleting all HP. Awesome.

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: Nanaki, you have grown strong too.
: Oh, yeah?
: Now I know that it wasn’t a mistake bringing you here. Come, I have something I want to show you. Right over here.

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YOINK.

MUSIC: Red XIII’s Theme

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: …the warrior who fought against the Gi. He kept them from taking even one step into Cosmo Canyon.

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: Look, Nanaki. Look at your father, at the warrior, Seto.

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Aw. geez.

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: Seto continued to fight the Gi tribe here. To protect this canyon. even after the Gi’s poisonous arrows turned his body to stone. Even after they all ran away… Seto continued to protect us. And he continues to protect us, even now.
: Even now…

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: That is your father, Seto.
: That… is Seto? Did Mother know?!
: Ho Ho Hoooo… she knew. The two of them made me promise to keep this cave shut. They asked me to seal it myself and not to tell a soul. They said we should forget about this cave. Cloud… would you mind leaving the two of us alone?

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: Grandpa?!
: Listen, Nanaki! Cloud says they are trying to save the Planet. Honestly, I don’t think it can be done. For even if they stop every reactor on the Planet, it’s only going to postpone the inevitable. For even if they stop Sephiroth, everything will perish.

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: I’ve been thinking if there was anything WE could do as a part of the Planet, something to help a Planet already in misery… No matter what happens, isn’t it important to try? Am I just wishing against fate? I am too old to do anything about it. This year, I’ll be 130. Ho Ho Hoooo. That is why, Nanaki, you must go with them! For my sake.

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: I wanted to show you your real father before you left. I’m so glad that you came back while I was still alive to show you.
: Grandpa… don’t talk like that. I don’t want to think of life… without you…
: Ho Ho Hoooo… I’ve led a long life.

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: I’ll see to it! I’ll see to what’s happening to the Planet. And I’ll come back to tell you.
: Nanaki…
: I am Nanaki of Cosmo Canyon! The son of the warrior, Seto! I’ll come back a warrior true to that noble name! So please, Grandpa…

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😥

MUSIC: Valley of the Fallen Star

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: Shall we get going?
: So this is it, Red XIII…
: That’s just the way it goes. You came in handy at times…

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Let’s switch it up a little. Yuffie deserves a break.

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Also, Cosmo Canyon is the only place you can buy HP Plus Materia. I pick up 2 more before I head out, so everyone in the party gets one. I couldn’t afford them before the dungeon.

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: Mmm?
: Cloud. Please look after Nanaki.
: What happened?
: I think I grew up a little. That’s what happened!

D’awwwwww. Well, we solved that, and now the buggy is fixed! What’s next?

NEXT LOADUP ON SAVE FILE: …????????

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