Final Fantasy games are all about the story... that's what makes them awesome. But the story isn't always easy to find, and it's always fragmented, full of holes, and the ending never makes sense or draws any conclusions. I dread FF endings... the best one so far is FF8, even if the rest of the game is not as good as FF7, which had a horribly confusing ending. Worst ending ever is a tie betweeen two and three...
There is so much more to FF7 than most ordinary players will discover in the game. The hidden characters of Yuffie and Vincent, the cinema scene that shows how Cloud got to Midgar and how Zack died, Sepiroth's real mother in the secret cave, Aeris' ghost, the story of Aeris' parents, the fact that Cloud can go on a date at the Golden Saucer with three characters other than Aeris (and with different plot lines in each date), and the mysterious secret room near the underground submarine base -- that's one that even I never solved, and I believe it may be a glitch in the game. But you get the point: there are a lot of plot threads that you don't get to see if you just breeze through the game -- or even if you're vigiliant. FF3 had a ton of these as well, like the scene where Gogo admits to being Daryl, the statue of Odin, Shadow's dreams, etc.
If you like Final Fantasy plots, you really should check out my new book when it's available in about three weeks. I hate shameless self-promoting, but this is relevant to the topic. The point of writing Search For The Emerald Blackbird was to take the operatic qualities of FF3 and FF7 and combine them with the suspense and drama of a spaghetti western, and end up with a story that is better, more sensical, with coherent English, and with a sensible ending. You can download the first third of the book (over 100 pages) in PDF form here:
I guarantee it's a better story than anything that could possibly go into a new FF movie. I'll tell you what -- I'll even give a money-back guarantee if you buy the book and don't like it.
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