Condor Crackdown – FFVII Ep. 37.5

Welcome back to Save File Plays Final Fantasy VII! Last time we managed to snag some of the Huge Materia right out from under Shinra’s nose. Now, it’s time to try to do it again. This episode is kind of short, but there’s some big things that will happen after this one, but I don’t feel it merits a full episode classification. Therefore, welcome to Episode 37.5! Let’s hop to it, shall we?

MUSIC: Highwind Takes to the Skies

First thing to do is take the Highwind to the other continent, as we’re heading to Fort Condor.

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Made it! Looks like the Condor is still here, so that’s a good sign.

Inside we go!

MUSIC: If You Open Your Heart

Old Man: It seems that Shinra will destroy the reactor and then take out the Materia that’s inside.
Barret: Man, we’re walking on dangerous ground. We can’t lose now!
Yuffie: If we lose here, all the Materia we gathered will be for nothing.
Cid: Damn! I guess we have to protect this area too.

I don’t know what Cid is freaking out about, isn’t that what the party came here for anyways?

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Man: Our lives are in your hands. We’re counting on you. Ready? This is the deciding battle. The enemy numbers more than ever before.

MUSIC: Hurry

So I go about setting up the troops… this is by far the most difficult mini-game. But there’s a trick to it.

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What I am doing is NOT the trick.

MUSIC: Fortress of the Condor

The enemies start to make their way up the hill…

vlcsnap-2016-08-08-19h45m42s98There are quite a lot of them.

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There’s a choke point right in the middle, but there are so many different enemy types that they can plow through the troops pretty easily.

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Again, none of this, NONE OF THIS, is the trick.

This is me getting close to the trick, but being dumb, and preventing it from happening.

What you can actually do to make this much easier and not spend ANY money is just let the enemy reach the top. The party will be forced into battle with a Commander, who has a lot of HP, but is not strong at all.

That doesn’t fit my narrative though. I do things the DIFFICULT WAY. Or the dumb way. However you want to look at it.

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Oh snizzle snaps, the egg is hatching!!

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Holy shite!!!

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Um… was… was that supposed to happen? The Condor is roasted now.

Man: What?! Would you go outside and see what it was?

MUSIC: If You Open Your Heart

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The party picks up the Phoenix Summon Materia, and the baby Condor flies off.

Man: Be sure and report to my father, too.

Old Man: Although there isn’t anything we can give you, we’ll make sure you can stop in and stay anytime. So be sure to drop by. Yes, yes, and there’s one thing I forgot to tell you.


Barret: Damn man, it’s Huge Materia.
Yuffie: Gotta have that Materia!
Old Man: The truth is, this is the Materia inside the reactor.
Cid: What the hell did we fight for?
Barret: We weren’t protectin’ the reactor, we were protectin’ the Condor.
Old Man: When that reactor was built, they forced us to help. That’s how we knew what was inside the reactor. I knew this day would come, so after the Shinra left, I sneaked in and took the Materia. I didn’t mean to fool you, but I guess that’s how it ended up. I’m really sorry.

Old Man: I see. If you put it that way… we’re really grateful.
Cid: So the last Huge Materia that Shinra’s after is in the underwater reactor in Junon.
Barret: We gotta get there first and beat ’em no matter what!
Cid: But ya know, Shinra’s probably on high alert since we always mess with ’em. How ’bout we take a break and go see that little fella for a bit?
Barret: You mus’ mean Cloud.
Cid: Yeah, I’m worried ’bout Tifa. She may have collapsed taking care of the guy. How ’bout checkin’ in on ’em? Down to Mideel!

Short and sweet! We’ve got another chunk of Huge Materia, and next time, we’ll go visit Cloud and Tifa.

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