Gunpowder Grotto

The thoughts and musings of a gunfighter wannabe.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Something else that shouldn't go together, but does

A while ago, I started telling you the story of Hellsing, which combines Nazis and vampires in the same comic plot. Needless to say, that sounds like one of the stupidest things imaginable. Yet, for some strange reason, it all works out very nicely. It is this strange combination of A and 1 (hmm, A1 sauce...) that has brought me to you (all 3 of you) here once again.

First off, have any of you ever heard of a video game series called Final Fantasy? It is this series of games that are RPG in format (meaning, you and your team stand there, select an attack, then they attack the enemies) that, even though it's supposed to be "Final" Fantasy, has I'd have to say over 20 games (most redundant title for a game ever? Final Fantasy 10, part 2).

Now, there is another game series that is out there, called Kingdom Hearts. It's by the people who made Final Fantasy, and has all of the trademarks of their previous games (large, overrarching story, teams of 3 different characters fighting together, really unusual hair styles (like everything else Japanese), and a tale of love and selfless sacrifice. Oh, and the combat is real time instead of that "stand and wait" kind I described).

Here's the kicker, though: It's Disney. That's right. The characters, worlds, and subplots are all Disney. Yes, you will be going to the city of Agrabah and fighting a stickman named Jaffar with the help of Aladdin. Yes, you will be going to the African saharah and helping a lion named Simba reclaim his royal heritage from his evil uncle, Scar. Yes, you will be going to ancient China and helping a girl named Mulan and her annoying dragon friend defeat an army of Huns.

Sound freaking insane? It does. Something you should play? Very much so. I can't explain it. For some reason, a game that puts you in the shoes of a kid named Sora battling along with Donald and Goofy makes for a very good game. Don't believe me? Give it a try and then see if you can tell me that this was a bad idea. I dare you.


At 7:26 AM, Blogger Cat said...

Another recommendation: Lucid Dreaming. It's fun and demented.

Also, haven't you already described what Kingdom Hearts is about 500 times already? You're gonna put people off.

But that's ok. When you come to visit me, we can do nothing but play it. 24/7. There's no such thing as sleep in England *insert the most manic, insane face imaginable here.*

Well, I'm done commenting... until your next update.

...eww, ants in your milk...

At 6:43 PM, Blogger Cat said...

Commenting again, because I have proof of how annoying I was when I was 13/14, and it fits in with this blog post.

"i think it was a really good idea to put disney with final fantasy based ideas, but seeing tidus and wakka in the beginning freaked me out a little! Sora is such an amazing character, as are Kairi and Riku, but Squaresoft probably forgot that Riku is the same name as the al bhed girl in ff10 'cept its spelt rikku then. ^-^ ok, i'll leave you all alone now. oh ya b4 i 4get, hi to my friends at high skool from catherine s

Sent in by DBZ31CAT"

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