Saturday, July 21, 2012

When it comes to ol' Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, I'm clearly 'part of the problem'

Any of you who have spent even a bit of time on sites like NeoGAF should be well acquainted with the phrase that makes up the tail end of the headline above.

And if you're not? No worries. Basically, some gamers tell other gamers they're "part of the problem" when they, say, buy Super Mario Bros. via the 3DS eShop after they've already bought it via the Wii Virtual Console or bought the "Classic NES Series" version released for the GameBoy Advance back in 2004.

I'm often "part of the problem," by the way--although I'm guessing a good portion of you already knew or guessed as much.

Anyway, why am I "part of the problem" when it comes to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy? Why, because I've already started buying DLC tracks for this more-addictive-than-it-has-any-right-to-be 3DS title, that's why.

Specifically, I just bought three delicious (in my opinion, of course) DLC tracks for 99 cents a pop: Final Fantasy IV's "The Final Battle," Final Fantasy V's "In Search of Light" and Final Fantasy VI's "Battle."

I'm having an especially good time with "In Search of Light"--although, really, that shouldn't be much of a surprise, as I've always been gaga for anything related to the fifth iteration of Final Fantasy.

I'm finding myself similarly smitten with Final Fantasy VII's "One-Winged Angel." That one does surprise me a bit, to tell you the truth. Of course, I've never been the biggest fan of this 1997 release, so that's probably why.

All that said, playing through the Final Fantasy VII tracks that are included here has me itching to give the game a second chance. Maybe I'll do just that--and then play through both Final Fantasy V and VI again, just for kicks--as soon as I've tried of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.

10 comments:

SuperPhillip said...

The Expert version of One-Winged Angel near the end with the diagonal slash notes in fast succession made for some hard times. That one nearly gave me a Game Over, though I was going for a Stoic Bonus on that one.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, Phillip, I'm not even trying to beat expert versions at this point! I have a feeling my poor 3DS is going to be at risk of being broken when that happens :)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

One question I haven't had answered by ANY reports on the game: does it feature the FFVI opera song?

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, Justin! Well, the game definitely features Celes' theme, which has the same melody as the song used during the game's opera scene (as far as I'm aware). The game doesn't actually feature the opera scene as it appears in the game, though -- or at least I haven't encountered it yet.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

That's sad. I thought for SURE it would be one of the event scenes.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Well, it's PART of FFVI's event scene, Justin, but it doesn't take up the whole thing, if that makes sense.

BTW, I wouldn't use this as an excuse to not buy the game, as I've found it to be one of the most enjoyable and addictive games I've experienced in a very long time. I think you'd love it!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Oh, I'm getting it eventually for sure! That won't stop me.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Great! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it eventually. I agree with you, by the way, that the opera scene could have, and likely should have, been the focus of FF VI's event scene.

YĆ©ti said...

I'm the problem I think. I bought all the DLC but the FFVIII "Ride On" which I hate.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah, so you are, Yeti! It's really not that bad, though, is it -- being part of the problem, I mean. I have a feeling I'll be being a lot more DLC for this game, by the way, so don't for a second think you're alone in all of this :)