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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Final Fantasy X-II

I have a cold so I have been at home playing Final Fantasy X-II. Spring is coming outside, but having fever and not being able to think straight I have put blanks on the windows, started the projector - i.e. pushed the button that turns off the world and turns on the game.

FFX-II will not become an FF favorite of mine, but I enjoy playing it. But I don’t plan to spend hundreds and hundreds of hours on it as I have with other games in the series… on the other hand one never really _plan_ an obsession…And it’s always so fun to try out the different version of the battle system that the developers keep varying in each version. My favorite of the FF battle systems is the version from FFVIII.

A noticeable detail is that parenthood is touched upon in FFXII. I have thought about the fact that this is seldom a relation that is pictured in story driven games from the parents point of view (main characters seldom have children that have active roles in the story). In FFX-II two of the main characters from FFX, Lulu and Wacka, are having a baby, and Wacka is thinking about how to act as a father. (Lulu’s approach to motherhood is not touched upon tho).

Lulu's and Wakka's baby Wakka wanting to become a good father