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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
gamerdad Though the mines I spent my Saturday morning plunging. Greatly expanded from the original where traversing the mines wasn’t much more than an animated story beat, this time through some of those same beats were tapped but the game went on rails (sometimes literally) for about a ninety minutes of play while Barret took lead and I had to learn some new fighting tactics. I burned though a supply of potions in another big boss fight and crossed over into Chapter 4 where the city of Junon awaits on the horizon.

The goal of this narrative this log, I’m keeping of my gaming experiences is not meant to be a walk-through or recounting of the plot of these games. Rather, it is more of a experiential explanation of some of the things that I think and do and the choices I make around gaming as a guy who is approaching 50, but who has been playing video games for most of his life. Final fantasy in particular has been something of a revelation on this, because I find myself playing a game for specifically a remake of a game that I first played almost 30 years ago in my early 20s. It very much represents a certain landmark milestone in the games I chose to play and my self declaration as someone who enjoyed large elaborate narrative, driven RPG games , and now 30 years later to be experiencing a version of that same story translated into a modern console version it very much highlights not just the changes that have come across to the industry in those 30 years but my own personal expectations from games and entertainment in general. that’s kind of to say that while playing Final Fantasy seven over again a number of times in the last 30 years I have experienced that game and the story in various perspectives of maturity for myself in that span and now to see the game itself, mature, and still find myself enjoying it for not just the nostalgic reasons but as a new product has been an interesting experience.

Saturday the 8th of June, 2024, in the late morning.
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