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Thu Jun 18, 2020, 09:30 PM

Well, it only took me 23 years but...

I beat Emerald Weapon and Ruby Weapon today

My son and I have been playing the original Final Fantasy VII. We played the remake recently and he was intrigued by the story after we finished, we started on the original and after his initial horror at the graphics quality and 4:3 aspect ratio, he really got into it.

He insisted that we try to beat Emerald Weapon and Ruby Weapon before heading to the final confrontation with Sephiroth. I knew we were in for a tough time because when I finished the game way back on PS1 in the late 90s, my friends and I never did manage to beat those last two optional endgame Weapons they were just too strong.

Well today, after much grinding and materia juggling, we did it! Take that ya bastids!

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EarlG Jun 18 OP
Moostache Jun 18 #1
blm Jun 18 #2
mopinko Jun 18 #3
Beartracks Jun 19 #4
mahina Jun 19 #5
Stuart G Jun 19 #6
Collimator Jun 20 #7
hobby10113 Jun 22 #8

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 09:38 PM

1. Congrats!

Nothing makes me mark the passing of time more wistfully than old games and the memories of them from waaay back...

I go all the way back to the rotating paddle PONG game and everything since...I STILL remember moments from classic games like Tomb Raider (the first Tiger attack, the T-Rex) and Syphon Filter (the DC subway crash and escape) and Deus Ex (pretty much the whole game!)...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 09:38 PM

2. Hey EarlG, if you like Korean dramas and AR games

you would probably really love the Kdrama Memories of the Alhambra.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 09:44 PM

3. ever play might & magic?

 

i was a widow to that game for 25 years.
from the first att pc.

sheesh.

grew some really, really big brains in my kids, tho.
i always trusted their hungers. fed them, and stood back and marveled.
they were all little cyborgs.
primo earned a phd in theoretical math on a full boat to u utah.

good on you. that's the only kind of dad my ex was. that and the money, and well, he hates me, but i thank him.

love all you lads.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 12:10 AM

4. "initial horror at the graphics quality and 4:3 aspect ratio"



But congrats!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 01:29 PM

5. Got to celebrate the victories large and small.

Congrats mate! Super you two have that time together.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 08:59 PM

6. Earl...Your post which I came on by mistake...(no I don't know why) reminded me of playing

a video game for months and months...in the 90s....I think it was called...Real Star Wars. 1992....I found it on the internet, but I couldn't play it on the net...(that game is still hooked up on my TV...haven't played it in many years)
... I played it until I finally beat it moving up one level at a time, and starting over and over...I finally finished blowing up the planet, in the rocket sitting in the cockpit shooting at this and that...And when I won that after all those parts of the game, and I beat them all..(there must have been 10 or 11 or more, each moving up to a higher level) I really felt great..
...Yes, it is still hooked up, don't know how to play. May start again. But I will say this, playing those games (yes there were 2 or 3 others) took my mind off of everything. No association with the news, this problem or that problem..just getting to the next level of the game. When I finally beat the last part of the game, and blew up the death start, it was a terrific feeling.. I wonder if I could beat it again?..after many hours of playing..??starting all over??? oh well...I will see...thanks for reading this..
....Totally true..I spent dozens if not hundreds of hours playing a Star Wars game..I think it was "Real Star Wars".....oh well back to figuring out tomorrow..

....................................................Stuart G

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:12 AM

7. Nice bonding

experience for you and your filius.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 22, 2020, 02:51 PM

8. I started playing the old one before the remake came out.

All I have to say is that I remember playing FFVII when it came out for the PC back in 98 and wow I thought that was the best one yet. I still remember crying when Aerith died trying to summon holy. I haven't finished the remake yet but I still get goosebumps playing the new one. the graphics are amazing and the soundtrack is just out of this world. I am glad they brought back Nobuo Uematsu to help with the soundtrack since it was his child.

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