Mage Cast

#034 - "Sakaguchi's Last Stand" (Final Fantasy)

November 11, 2019 Little Fella Media Season 1 Episode 34
Mage Cast
#034 - "Sakaguchi's Last Stand" (Final Fantasy)
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Mage Cast
#034 - "Sakaguchi's Last Stand" (Final Fantasy)
Nov 11, 2019 Season 1 Episode 34
Little Fella Media

On this Final Fantasy podcast, @AncientLitDude and I discuss what is arguably the most important game to The Well-Red Mage as a concept. Final Fantasy (One) unfolds its depths to us with talk on job classes, early proto-RPGs and learning to read, the speedrunner and randomizer communities, FF series context and overview, the sticky point of grinding, the development of Final Fantasy and the legendary status of its title, Uematsu's body of work, comparing Uematsu and Mitsuda, the premise and story of the game, role-playing with blank avatars, telling a tale without character development, precedent in classic and ancient text, the Warriors of Light compared to later heroes and heroines in the franchise, silent protagonists, Final Fantasy as both science fiction and high fantasy, the Hero's Journey, the value of myth and beliefs in light of rationality, learning unity without unanimity in civil conversation on controversial subjects, a word on science vs scientism, the ancient idea of 4 elements, battles, bugs, and the best that we could do with audience questions.

Links:
* thewellredmage.com/2018/02/16/final-fantasy-1987/
* webcitation.org/60hMl5q2z?url=http://www.develop-online.net/news/28960/Sakaguchi-discusses-the-development-of-Final-Fantasy
* wired.com/2009/07/final-fantasy/
Patreon: patreon.com/thewellredmage
Merch: teepublic.com/stores/thewellredmage?ref_id=10322
Guest: @AncientLitDude

Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/thewellredmage)

Show Notes

On this Final Fantasy podcast, @AncientLitDude and I discuss what is arguably the most important game to The Well-Red Mage as a concept. Final Fantasy (One) unfolds its depths to us with talk on job classes, early proto-RPGs and learning to read, the speedrunner and randomizer communities, FF series context and overview, the sticky point of grinding, the development of Final Fantasy and the legendary status of its title, Uematsu's body of work, comparing Uematsu and Mitsuda, the premise and story of the game, role-playing with blank avatars, telling a tale without character development, precedent in classic and ancient text, the Warriors of Light compared to later heroes and heroines in the franchise, silent protagonists, Final Fantasy as both science fiction and high fantasy, the Hero's Journey, the value of myth and beliefs in light of rationality, learning unity without unanimity in civil conversation on controversial subjects, a word on science vs scientism, the ancient idea of 4 elements, battles, bugs, and the best that we could do with audience questions.

Links:
* thewellredmage.com/2018/02/16/final-fantasy-1987/
* webcitation.org/60hMl5q2z?url=http://www.develop-online.net/news/28960/Sakaguchi-discusses-the-development-of-Final-Fantasy
* wired.com/2009/07/final-fantasy/
Patreon: patreon.com/thewellredmage
Merch: teepublic.com/stores/thewellredmage?ref_id=10322
Guest: @AncientLitDude

Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/thewellredmage)