History YMMV / FinalFantasyVI

5th Feb '16 9:08:20 PM mlsmithca
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* MagnumOpus: It is [[BrokenBase heavily debated]] whether this or ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is the best game in the series, but they seem to be the two most popular choices. [[WordOfGod Sakaguchi]] seems to agree; he wants to remake both of them.
23rd Jan '16 7:39:39 AM DrakeClawfang
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** Gestahl's reactions to your behavior at the imperial banquet offer a lot of ways to interpret his character. Toasting the Empire or the Returners, it's obvious there which he'd prefer, but "To our hometowns!" gets the best reaction, particularly since Vector ''is'' his home. Is he approving of your choice because he appreciates you're fighting to defend your homes, or because he's already planning to abandon the remaining Imperials and take power on his own? The best reaction to the question of Celes' loyalties is to declare total trust of her. Is he pleased you trust an ally and didn't turn on them because of what Kefka said, or does he think you're foolish for trusting her so easily after all that she's done and that means his next plan will go well?
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** Gestahl's reactions to your behavior at the imperial banquet offer a lot of ways to interpret his character. Toasting the Empire or the Returners, it's obvious there which he'd prefer, but "To our hometowns!" gets the best reaction, particularly interesting since Vector ''is'' his home. Is he approving of your choice because he appreciates you're fighting to defend your homes, or because he's already planning to abandon the remaining Imperials and take power on his own? The best reaction to the question of Celes' loyalties is to declare total trust of her. Is he pleased you trust an ally and didn't turn on them because of what Kefka said, or does he think you're foolish for trusting her so easily after all that she's done and that means his next plan will go well?
23rd Jan '16 7:39:21 AM DrakeClawfang
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** Gestahl's reactions to your behavior at the imperial banquet offer a lot of ways to interpret his character. Toasting the Empire or the Returners, it's obvious there which he'd prefer, but "To our hometowns!" gets the best reaction, particularly since Vector ''is'' his home. Is he approving of your choice because he appreciates you're fighting to defend your homes, or because he's already planning to abandon the remaining Imperials and take power on his own? The best reaction to the question of Celes' loyalties is to declare total trust of her. Is he pleased you trust an ally and didn't turn on them because of what Kefka said, or does he think you're foolish for trusting her so easily after all that she's done and that means his next plan will go well?
18th Jan '16 5:07:58 AM mariofan1000
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** Many fans believe that the Gogo that appears in this game is the same Gogo from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', as the end of his [[WaitingPuzzle "fight"]] ends with him throwing himself into the Void, and Gilgamesh, who debuted in that game, canonically travels through the different games through the power of the Void.
17th Jan '16 8:57:27 PM BrendanRizzo
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** Some of the attack names are this in the SNES version thanks to CharacterNameLimits, the ones that stand out being Meltdown becoming Merton and 1000 Needles becoming [[BlindIdiotTranslation Blow]] [[FlatWhat Fish]].
17th Jan '16 8:46:21 PM BrendanRizzo
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** The Tyrannosaur. He's essentially a mini Brachiosaur, armed with Meteor, a powerful Bite attack that will pretty much always kill the target, and if they attack in pairs it's ''always'' a pincer attack so you can't flee. Once you get strong enough to survive their attacks they're a useful level grinding target. The Brachiosaur, however, is simply too dangerous to suffer the same degradation without putting the player at risk of a game over.
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** The Tyrannosaur. He's essentially a mini Brachiosaur, armed with Meteor, a powerful Bite attack that will pretty much always kill the target, and if they attack in pairs it's ''always'' a pincer attack so you can't flee. Once you get strong enough to survive their attacks they're a useful level grinding target. The Brachiosaur, however, is simply too dangerous to suffer the same degradation without putting the player at risk of a game over. (Unless you [[GameBreaker spam Ultima]].)

* EndingFatigue: The entire World of Ruin. After the party acquires the Falcon near the beginning, the game takes a sudden shift along the SlidingScaleOfLinearityVsOpenness and completely abandons any attempt at linear storytelling. What had been a tightly-woven, suspenseful plot becomes a collection of (almost) completely independent segments concerning each individual missing party member that can be done in (almost) any order the player feels like. The shift in focus, from [[SlidingScaleOfLinearityVsOpenness linear to open]] and from event-driven to character driven, can make it feel as though the story comes to a screeching halt at the game's midpoint.
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* EndingFatigue: The entire World of Ruin. After the party acquires the Falcon near the beginning, the game takes a sudden shift along the SlidingScaleOfLinearityVsOpenness and completely abandons any attempt at linear storytelling. What had been a tightly-woven, suspenseful plot becomes a collection of (almost) completely independent segments concerning each individual missing party member that can be done in (almost) any order the player feels like. The shift in focus, from [[SlidingScaleOfLinearityVsOpenness linear to open]] and from event-driven to character driven, can make it feel as though the story comes to a screeching halt at the game's midpoint. It's actually possible to forget that [[FinalBoss Kefka]] even exists -- and even if you don't, encountering all the Magitek-based enemies in his tower can still come as a shock because the Empire was last seen and mentioned at the halfway point.

** In the [=WoR=], the Phoenix Cave, which forces you to split your party into two groups just to be able to get Locke back. There are spiked tiles that can damage you for 400 HP every time you step on one. If all the members of one party are dead, then the other party is considered dead, leading to a possible game over. Finally, especially for those playing a low level run or a "perfect stats" run, there exists Face/Phase, a [[DemonicSpiders Demonic Spider]] type enemy who you cannot run away from and randomly counters all attacks with the Cactuar's [[FixedDamageAttack 1000 Needles/Blow Fish]] attack.
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** In the [=WoR=], the Phoenix Cave, which forces you to split your party into two groups just to be able to get Locke back. There are spiked tiles that can damage you for 400 HP every time you step on one. If all the members of one party are dead, then the other party is considered dead, leading to a possible game over. Finally, especially for those playing a low level run or a "perfect stats" run, there exists Face/Phase, a [[DemonicSpiders Demonic Spider]] type enemy who you cannot run away from and randomly counters all attacks with the Cactuar's [[FixedDamageAttack 1000 Needles/Blow Fish]] attack. Worse, [[OhCrap you can't warp out]].
13th Jan '16 4:51:36 PM nombretomado
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** The developers forgot to give the Phantom Train immunity to Sabin's Meteor Strike/Suplex ability (and, on another note, it lacks ContractualBossImmunity against [[ReviveKillsZombie one-hitting it with a Phoenix Down]]). Being able to slam a possessed, undead train at full speed forcefully into the ground while running from it made Sabin a MemeticBadass and lead to TheSpoonyOne's famous "MOTHERFUCKER SUPLEXED A TRAIN!" reaction.
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** The developers forgot to give the Phantom Train immunity to Sabin's Meteor Strike/Suplex ability (and, on another note, it lacks ContractualBossImmunity against [[ReviveKillsZombie one-hitting it with a Phoenix Down]]). Being able to slam a possessed, undead train at full speed forcefully into the ground while running from it made Sabin a MemeticBadass and lead to TheSpoonyOne's [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One]]'s famous "MOTHERFUCKER SUPLEXED A TRAIN!" reaction.
11th Jan '16 12:05:34 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[MonsterClown Kefka Palazzo's]] backstory establishes that he was the first [[SuperSoldier Magitek knight]] created, but the imperfections of the process [[PsychoPrototype drove him insane]]. It shows through the various acts he performs throughout the game including arson; poisoning Doma (made more impactful by showing how it affects the character of Cyan, whose wife and son die in the process); stabbing General Leo to death after the latter tries to stop him; killing the Espers at Thamasa (not caring about the deaths of the Magitek-armored minions accompanying him); and destroying the world halfway through the game. He [[OmnicidalManiac seeks joy in destruction]] and is prone to [[LaughingMad laughing like mad]] amidst the chaos. He has also stated that he [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming enjoys hearing people scream]]. Kefka absorbs the magic from the Warring Triad, so when he is finally defeated all of the magic disappears from the world and all the espers go extinct. While he may [[NotSoHarmlessVillain look]] [[BewareTheSillyOnes silly]], some of his dialogue is [[LaughablyEvil darkly comical]], and some translations give him a [[FauxAffablyEvil feigned charm and affability]], [[KnightOfCerebus his actions are portrayed in a horrific and often tragic light]]. He embodies despair, hatred and death and believes that [[StrawNihilist life is meaningless]], finding [[ForTheEvulz destruction fun]] because "precious lives" are lost.
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* CompleteMonster: [[MonsterClown Kefka Palazzo's]] backstory establishes that he was the first [[SuperSoldier Magitek knight]] created, but the [[PsychoPrototype imperfections of the process [[PsychoPrototype drove drove]] him [[AxCrazy insane]]. It shows through the various acts he performs throughout the game including arson; poisoning Doma (made more impactful by showing how it affects the character of Cyan, whose wife and son die in the process); stabbing General Leo to death after the latter tries to stop him; killing the Espers at Thamasa (not caring about the deaths of the Magitek-armored minions accompanying him); and destroying the world halfway through the game. He [[OmnicidalManiac seeks joy in destruction]] and is prone to [[LaughingMad laughing like mad]] amidst the chaos. He has also stated that he [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming enjoys hearing people scream]]. Kefka absorbs the magic from the Warring Triad, so when he is finally defeated all of the magic disappears from the world and all the espers go extinct. While he may [[NotSoHarmlessVillain look]] [[BewareTheSillyOnes silly]], some of his dialogue is [[LaughablyEvil darkly comical]], and some translations give him a [[FauxAffablyEvil feigned charm and affability]], [[KnightOfCerebus his actions are portrayed in a horrific and often tragic light]]. He embodies despair, hatred and death and believes that [[StrawNihilist life is meaningless]], finding [[ForTheEvulz destruction fun]] because "precious lives" are lost.
6th Jan '16 11:00:25 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[MonsterClown Kefka Palazzo's]] backstory establishes that he was the first [[SuperSoldier Magitek knight]] created, but the imperfections of the process [[PsychoPrototype drove him insane]]. It shows through the various acts he performs throughout the game including arson; poisoning Doma (made more impactful by showing how it affects the character of Cyan, whose wife and son die in the process); stabbing General Leo to death after the latter tries to stop him; killing the Espers at Thamasa (not caring about the deaths of the Magitek-armored minions accompanying him); and destroying the world halfway through the game. He seeks joy in destruction and is prone to [[LaughingMad laughing like mad]] amidst the chaos. He has also stated that he [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming enjoys hearing people scream]]. Kefka absorbs the magic from the Warring Triad, so when he is finally defeated all of the magic disappears from the world and all the espers go extinct. While he may [[NotSoHarmlessVillain look]] [[BewareTheSillyOnes silly]], some of his dialogue is [[LaughablyEvil darkly comical]], and some translations give him a [[FauxAffablyEvil feigned charm and affability]], [[KnightOfCerebus his actions are portrayed in a horrific and often tragic light]]. He embodies despair, hatred and death and believes that [[NietzscheWannabe life is meaningless]], finding [[OmnicidalManiac destruction fun]] because "precious lives" are lost.
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* CompleteMonster: [[MonsterClown Kefka Palazzo's]] backstory establishes that he was the first [[SuperSoldier Magitek knight]] created, but the imperfections of the process [[PsychoPrototype drove him insane]]. It shows through the various acts he performs throughout the game including arson; poisoning Doma (made more impactful by showing how it affects the character of Cyan, whose wife and son die in the process); stabbing General Leo to death after the latter tries to stop him; killing the Espers at Thamasa (not caring about the deaths of the Magitek-armored minions accompanying him); and destroying the world halfway through the game. He [[OmnicidalManiac seeks joy in destruction destruction]] and is prone to [[LaughingMad laughing like mad]] amidst the chaos. He has also stated that he [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming enjoys hearing people scream]]. Kefka absorbs the magic from the Warring Triad, so when he is finally defeated all of the magic disappears from the world and all the espers go extinct. While he may [[NotSoHarmlessVillain look]] [[BewareTheSillyOnes silly]], some of his dialogue is [[LaughablyEvil darkly comical]], and some translations give him a [[FauxAffablyEvil feigned charm and affability]], [[KnightOfCerebus his actions are portrayed in a horrific and often tragic light]]. He embodies despair, hatred and death and believes that [[NietzscheWannabe [[StrawNihilist life is meaningless]], finding [[OmnicidalManiac [[ForTheEvulz destruction fun]] because "precious lives" are lost.
6th Jan '16 10:56:33 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[MonsterClown Kefka Palazzo's]] backstory establishes that he was the first [[SuperSoldier Magitek knight]] created, but the imperfections of the process [[PsychoPrototype drove him insane]]. It shows through the various acts he performs throughout the game including arson; poisoning Doma (made more impactful by showing how it affects the character of Cyan, whose wife and son die in the process); stabbing General Leo to death after the latter tries to stop him; killing the Espers at Thamasa (not caring about the deaths of the Magitek-armored minions accompanying him); and destroying the world halfway through the game. He seeks joy in destruction and is prone to [[LaughingMad laughing like mad]] amidst the chaos. He has also stated that he [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming enjoys hearing people scream]]. Kefka absorbs the magic from the Warring Triad, so when he is finally defeated all of the magic disappears from the world and all the espers go extinct. While he may [[BewareTheSillyOnes look]] [[NotSoHarmlessVillain silly]], some of his dialogue is [[LaughablyEvil darkly comical]], and some translations give him a [[FauxAffablyEvil feigned charm and affability]], [[KnightOfCerebus his actions are portrayed in a horrific and often tragic light]]. He embodies despair, hatred and death and believes that [[NietzscheWannabe life is meaningless]], finding [[OmnicidalManiac destruction fun]] because "precious lives" are lost.
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* CompleteMonster: [[MonsterClown Kefka Palazzo's]] backstory establishes that he was the first [[SuperSoldier Magitek knight]] created, but the imperfections of the process [[PsychoPrototype drove him insane]]. It shows through the various acts he performs throughout the game including arson; poisoning Doma (made more impactful by showing how it affects the character of Cyan, whose wife and son die in the process); stabbing General Leo to death after the latter tries to stop him; killing the Espers at Thamasa (not caring about the deaths of the Magitek-armored minions accompanying him); and destroying the world halfway through the game. He seeks joy in destruction and is prone to [[LaughingMad laughing like mad]] amidst the chaos. He has also stated that he [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming enjoys hearing people scream]]. Kefka absorbs the magic from the Warring Triad, so when he is finally defeated all of the magic disappears from the world and all the espers go extinct. While he may [[BewareTheSillyOnes look]] [[NotSoHarmlessVillain look]] [[BewareTheSillyOnes silly]], some of his dialogue is [[LaughablyEvil darkly comical]], and some translations give him a [[FauxAffablyEvil feigned charm and affability]], [[KnightOfCerebus his actions are portrayed in a horrific and often tragic light]]. He embodies despair, hatred and death and believes that [[NietzscheWannabe life is meaningless]], finding [[OmnicidalManiac destruction fun]] because "precious lives" are lost.
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