Final Fantasy is one of the most iconic franchises in gaming. And unlike other hall of fame series like Zelda, Mario, Halo, and Sonic, I've never played the game that launched the franchise. Until this month, when Final Fantasy won our Patreon poll and was thrown into my backlog.
And all of you, every person that reached out, said "Don't play the NES version. Play a remake!" and I thought you were all wimps. Turns out, you knew what you were talking about.
I finished the original Final Fantasy on my NES Classic. It took forever, but I did it. And while it was fun, I'm NEVER firing up the NES version of this game again. Why is it so bad? My buddy Miklos and I will tell you on this week's episode of the show.
Skip to 28:20 if that's all you're after.
Or listen to the whole thing, dammit. Because we have a lot to discuss this week, including:
- Microsoft showed us games last week. And the internet hated them.
- Which is stupid. So after I talk Microsoft I rant about losers on the internet.
- Why do retro game collectors collect retro games? To play them? As an investment? Let's talk about it.