The fabulous Hannah returns to co-host the show this week as the duo somewhat tiredly discuss their most recent adventures and their big lifestyle changes in diet and exercise. Also this week, Joshua continues to get hype for Godzilla and the upcoming Big Wow Comic Fest and the two of them get overwhelmed by communications and share some cutesiness. Seriously, they’re cute. #dealwithit
Sony just recently released a video with the hashtag “#PlayStationMemories” which made me miss some of my favorite PlayStation games… and it made me crave pizza. Here’s the video below as well as a few lists of my personal favorite PlayStation games throughout the years. What are some of your favorite titles?
Favorite PS3 Games:
- Dragon Age Series
- Mass Effect Trilogy
- Heavy Rain
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Favorite PS2 Games:
- Spiderman 2
- Kingdom Hearts & Kingdom Hearts 2
- Twisted Metal: Black
- Final Fantasy X
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Grand Theft Auto III
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Favorite PSX Games:
- Chrono Cross
- Final Fantasy VIII
- Final Fantasy VII
- Ape Escape
- Twisted Metal 2
- Metal Gear Solid
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
Nostalgia tends to hit at the most random times, and this time it urged me to start Final Fantasy VIII over again… so of course that’s exactly what I did. Even without the childhood memories, Final Fantasy VIII is a masterpiece that deserves a breath of fresh air. While Final Fantasy VII really focused on a more epic story, Final Fantasy VIII felt more personal, and as a grown person revisiting the story, it still clicks with me more than VII did. The complex qualities of the characters and their relationships are amazing to watch, and even today, it doesn’t feel generic.
However, it can be a bit frustrating to play this game on a flat screen. It’s primarily this reason that makes me hope for an eventual HD remake. I can remember staring at the graphics in awe as a child, but now it’s just aggravating and sometimes even painful on my eyes. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much away from the ultimate experience of working through such an amazing story. I still neglect the Junction system and I always forget about playing cards, but that’s mainly because I always become too absorbed in the story.
I can remember having nightmares about Edea as a child and it’s nice to get that same chill when she appears now. None of the emotion has faded. Overall this game has passed through time beautifully, and I’m loving the fact that I’m able to introduce it to younger gamers. In the midst of all of the new games, it’s so nice to be able to return to a traditional RPG experience. Dedicating hours to the text dialogue and battle system has been really fun!
The story, the characters, the world, the music, and the cutscenes… Final Fantasy VIII will always be one of my absolute favorite games. Now I just need that HD remake. Let’s make that happen, okay?
What is your favorite Final Fantasy title?