Final Fantasy: The Sorceress War
is a Machinima web series, created with The Movies
PC game. It is an adaptation of Final Fantasy VIII
though it appears to be unfinished, the most recent episode taking place around the Garden Festival. The episodes fit in with Youtube's time restraints, always being less than ten minutes long. It is a relatively faithful adaptation of the game though it takes some liberties with regards to the characters' weapons and abilities. Due to the lack of weapon props in The Movies
the characters have no specific weapons aside from using guns in various battles. Also the characters don't cast magic, but rather each have their own active power that is given to them when junctioning to a GF.
The episodes can be viewed at this channel
. All episodes except the most recent are subtitled, with voice actors in the last one.
This Machinima series provides examples of:
- Acting for Two: The same actor voices Zell and Cid in the Garden Festival episode.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Selphie has brown/auburn hair in the game but is red haired in this.
- An Ice Person: Shiva. She makes ice rain down from the sky.
- BFG: The robot in Dollet has two of them.
- Bare Your Midriff: A few of Selphie's outfits.
- Big Damn Heroes: In the second episode the SeeD candidates are this to the Dollet town.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Played straight with Quistis, Rinoa and Selphie.
- Blow You Away: Pandemona.
- British Brevity: Two seasons each with only ten episodes. The creator is British.
- Casual Danger Dialogue: Quistis and Selphie during the prison riot.
- Color-Coded Characters: The girls. Rinoa is always shown in blue, Quistis in red and Selphie in yellow. They switch around their normal colors for their dresses at the Garden Festival.
- Eldritch Abomination: Both Garden Master NORG and the GF Pandemona appear as big strange alien things.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: Laguna and Kiros's hairstyles change to reflect what time period they're in.
- Five-Token Band: Not a lot of racial diversity but a big mix of nationalities. Squall, Rinoa and Selphie are American, Irvine is German, Zell, Seifer and Cid are British, Xu is Australian and Quistis is Puerto Rican.
- Genie in a Bottle: True to the game adaptation, the Diablos GF is a djinn. He bonds with Rinoa immediately and gives her her active power but she doesn't summon him until much later.
- Girlish Pigtails: Selphie has them in the two episodes in Deling City.
- Gunship Rescue: How Quistis saves everyone from the robot in episode 3.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Irvine to Selphie.
- I Am Very British: Cid is given a thick British accent.
- Improbable Hairstyle: Edea's ludicrous headdress thing.
- Invisibility: Irvine's active power.
- Kill It with Water: The zombie Deling is killed by getting Holy Water thrown on it.
- Mind over Matter: Selphie's power is telekinesis
- Most Awful Sound: In-universe example. The Siren's power is to scream so loudly she deafens all monsters. It doesn't seem to have an effect on humans.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Rinoa is very lucky she gains the power to levitate just in time to fight the zombie.
- Pimped-Out Dress: Edea has quite a few. Quistis's big yellow ballgown for the Garden Festival counts as well.
- Playing with Fire: Seifer's active power. Strangely Ifrit is Zell's GF.
- Power Floats: Rinoa's power is levitation.
- Race Lift: Raijin is Ambiguously Brown in the game but appears to be black in this. Xu is also white while she was Asian in the games (and voiced by an Australian).
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Played straight with all the girls getting dressed up for the Garden Festival.
- Shock and Awe: Squall's active power.
- Shout Out: The way the Guardian Forces are summoned looks suspiciously similar to Pokemon.
- Super Speed: Zell's power.
- Telepathy: Quistis's power. She can use it to access other people's powers and copy them.
- Traumatic Haircut: Squall has his head shaved while in prison.