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Final Fantasy XII

by Weird BIAS & 8BitRedMage

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Original Thread: I'm Gonna be King of the Sky Pirates! - Let's Play Final Fantasy XII [VLP]

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Introduction





Final Fantasy XII was conceptualized by SquareEnix's Matsuno as part of the Ivalice series of games. Unfortunately due to rumored pressure to get a game out and disputes over such trivial things as the main character, Matsuno left the company for 'health' reasons while FFXII was halfway through development. The result is a game that has some interesting concepts but an inconsistent story and characters.

The gameplay itself can be described similarly as interesting with some caveats. The game eschews the usual ability to control an entire party and instead hands you control of one character directly. The other party members are controlled entirely by their 'gambits', which is essentially a series of simplistic programs such as, "Ally HP<=50 Use Potion" organized by priority of use. You could also set gambits for your main character, essentially making the game a matter of moving from location to location to use your gambits on. The game also completely removed a separate battle screen, so battles were initiated by how close to a group of enemies you were as opposed to random encounters and seamlessly moving from battle to overworld travel.



Oh, a video lp of FF12? Are you really that dumb!?
Indeed! This LP will be fraught with many dangers, including the length of the game. It's entirely possible to spend 70 hours playing the game to the final boss and over 90+ hours if you do the hunts.

Isn't this basically a Single Player MMORPG? With gameplay where you set up a program to play the game for you?
It pretty much is! Although I have fond memories of the game, it can be rather grindy and mindless. Thankfully the vast majority of the grinding and retreading over maps will be edited out.

So who else is crazy enough to be joining you on this long journey?
I am attached at the hip to 8BitRedMage for the duration of the lp. Also Zackcat, ZACKCAT! And WrathofBlade may join us.

Isn't the plot terrible?!
Yes! Yes it is! - 8Bit


Is the plot really terrible?
There are good things going for it, but it does have a lot of problems.

Videos


Intro & Title Screen ---------------------------- Youtube Ep. 1 - Political Intrigue ------------------ Polsy Youtube


Ep. 2 - Pickin' Tomatoes ------------------ Polsy Youtube Ep. 3 - Jurassic Van ---------------------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 4 - The Fantastic Mr. Twinkles -------- Polsy Youtube Ep. 5 - Level 3 Sewer Surfin' ------------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 6 - Franday, Franday-Franday ------- Polsy Youtube Ep. 7 - Queen Gohma -------------------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 8 - Bangaa This Bird ------------------ Polsy Youtube Ep. 9 - One of my Japanese Animes ----- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 10 - RED LAZORS --------------------- Polsy Youtube Ep. 11 - I Never Could Have Ghis'd ------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 12 - The Wraith of Vaan -------------- Polsy Youtube Ep. 13 - Waithwall *HEAVES* ------------ Polsy Youtube


Ep. 14 - Pink Puff's "The Demon Wall" ---- Polsy Youtube Ep. 15 - Voyage of the Dawn Sharder ---- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 16 - The Son of Prickle-Pants --------- Polsy Youtube Ep. 17 - War-Chief Doug of the Garif ----- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 18 - Yang's Favorite Boss ------------ Polsy Youtube Ep. 19 - Destroying Your Everything ----- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 20 - Google Search: Disease --------- Polsy Youtube Ep. 21 - That Bloody Nubile Larsa -------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 22 - HOWD SHED DO DAT ------------- Polsy Youtube Ep. 23 - Sister Sister --------------------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 24 - I'm Al-Cid (Bias God) ------------ Polsy Youtube Ep. 25 - It's Not That Big of a Deal -------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 26 - This Bird Levels of Awful --------- Polsy Youtube Ep. 27 - A 'Recap' Episode then Stuff ----- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 28 - The Fruit & Vegetables Sentai --- Polsy Youtube Ep. 29 - I Got The Straw In *slurp* ------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 30 - R.I.P. ZACK ---------------------- Polsy Youtube Ep. 31 - I Seeq Pee ----------------------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 32 - I miss 'im ------------------------ Polsy Youtube Ep. 33 - Haters Gonna Hate -------------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 34 - B'nargin Her Face, Son ---------- Polsy Youtube Ep. 35 - Yojimbo & Daigoro --------------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 36 - AppleBeeDogs ------------------- Polsy Youtube Ep. 37 - I'm Real Good at Listening ------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 38 - Zack, You Are my Sunshine ------ Polsy Youtube Ep. 39 - Fran-ass Basch-ass Balth-rear -- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 40 - DR. CID!? WHERE'S LARSA!?! ---- Polsy Youtube Ep. 41 - A Shot to the Head --------------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 42 - Flight 420 Heh Heh Heh --------- Polsy Youtube Ep. 43 - 8-Bot's Goldfish Crackers -------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 44 - Nier as I can Tell, This is Zelda --- Polsy Youtube Ep. 45 - The Frog King & the Hero Medal - Polsy Youtube


Ep. 46 - I AM THE FURY!!! ---------------- Polsy Youtube Ep. 47 - Dumb as a Rock ----------------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 48 - ROXXORS ROFL LMFAO XD ------- Polsy Youtube Ep. 49 - How Quaint ---------------------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 50 - I Ran by a Flock of Chocobos ---- Polsy Youtube Ep. 51 - Drink Cause That's What I am --- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 52 - Espers Explained!~ -------------- Polsy Youtube Ep. 53 - Shinryu & Omega ---------------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 54 - Storming Palemecia Bahamut --- Polsy Youtube Ep. 55 - Not a Good Look For You -------- Polsy Youtube


Ep. 56 - I Love You Balthier/The End - Polsy Youtube


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