The Let's Play Archive

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

by Orange Fluffy Sheep

Part 10: Forbidden: Totema

Sorry about the delay, I've been prepping for FredMSloniker's tournament.

Welp. Looks like the poster has some sort of mental illness.


I want to know too.

The dictionary posted:

   /ˈkrɪstl/ adjective, verb, -taled, -tal·ing or ( especially British ) -talled, -tal·ling.
a clear, transparent mineral or glass resembling ice.
the transparent form of crystallized quartz.
Chemistry, Mineralogy . a solid body having a characteristic internal structure and enclosed by symmetrically arranged plane surfaces, intersecting at definite and characteristic angles.
anything made of or resembling such a substance.

Doesn't look to meet any of those. It's opaque and it isn't symmetrically arranged.

So why are they in a pocket dimension anyway.

Wait what.

Now that we're introduced...

Wait what.

Welp, he thinks we want to break the crystal and the only way out of this situation is to mutilate him. The eyeballs are just his indentured servants.

It's our first real boss, Famfrit, the Darkening Cloud!

Ramza is standing up front, free from the restraints of positioning. He, and sometimes Montblanc, do that.

All Totema have these two commands which sound neat.

But really, Famfrit doesn't have powerful abilities. They sound neat, at least.

Famfrit won't fall easily. He's got a lot of health and defense and even a nice bit of resistance. His eyeballs focus on physical attacks, a welcome relief.

So Carson walks up to his face and beats him with a sword of solid ice.

Then Ramza explodes him! The fighter ability Backdraft inflicts Fire damage on the target and user.

Now Dr. Cid's pailing is down!

...Wait, wrong game.

"You see, in the 1700's, the Illuminati met on the hill of Zion to..."

Wait, it's a fundamental force of reality. Break enough of them and 3*3=14.

You aren't very good at your job.

Wait, now he's part of the Klan? The conspiracy runs deeper!

Also the crystal breaks. 1/5

No, the voice means a horrible deathworld, where vicious creatures roam the land and Darwinism is taken to its logical extreme.

A place with dinosaurs 'n' shit.

Well, I didn't know the Renaissance Fair was in town.

That's too much credit. Mewt looks like he's trying too hard.


He's right. All of them did.

"I got you a royal tutor so you won't have to be presented in public!"

Then the Queen walks in.

Oh, here's Babus for those who care. He's a Nu Mou with a funny nose.

Oh gee, I wonder why.

He's sent Remedi to jail twice for using the wrong fork.


Cid: reasonable.

No don't tell him now he'll do it!

Ramza has a new goal. His goal is to break the fuckin' world.

Also Moogles like Montblanc and Liam get this option. They can summon Famfrit to deal 3.16 buttloads of damage to each enemy.


Missions and more missions.