Mage Cast

#047 - "The Lion, the Witch, and the War School" (Final Fantasy VIII)

April 14, 2020 Little Fella Media Season 2 Episode 47
Mage Cast
#047 - "The Lion, the Witch, and the War School" (Final Fantasy VIII)
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Mage Cast
#047 - "The Lion, the Witch, and the War School" (Final Fantasy VIII)
Apr 14, 2020 Season 2 Episode 47
Little Fella Media

Is it at all fair to call Final Fantasy VIII the black sheep of the series? Either way, Matt aka Berkough joins me this episode and we talk about our personal impressions and the game's general reception, its divisiveness potentially centered around Squall as a character that strongly resonates with some people and strongly not with others, the peculiarities and clout of the Final Fantasy franchise, some fan theories (is Squall Laguna's son?), feeling threatened by Irvine, the experiment that is the draw system and a word on Triple Triad, a bit about VIII's sales, a bit about the remastered and PC versions, a bit about FFVII Remake... okay actually a lot about FFVII and VI and IX, even X and Tactics, as the context for VIII. This is a spoilers podcast.

Links: 
https://storymode.buzzsprout.com/
Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thewellredmage
https://ko-fi.com/thewellredmage
Merch https://www.teepublic.com/stores/thewellredmage?ref_id=10322
Guest: https://twitter.com/berkough / @berkough
Music: "Liberi Fatali" & "The Man with the Machine Gun" by Nobuo Uematsu

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

Show Notes

Is it at all fair to call Final Fantasy VIII the black sheep of the series? Either way, Matt aka Berkough joins me this episode and we talk about our personal impressions and the game's general reception, its divisiveness potentially centered around Squall as a character that strongly resonates with some people and strongly not with others, the peculiarities and clout of the Final Fantasy franchise, some fan theories (is Squall Laguna's son?), feeling threatened by Irvine, the experiment that is the draw system and a word on Triple Triad, a bit about VIII's sales, a bit about the remastered and PC versions, a bit about FFVII Remake... okay actually a lot about FFVII and VI and IX, even X and Tactics, as the context for VIII. This is a spoilers podcast.

Links: 
https://storymode.buzzsprout.com/
Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thewellredmage
https://ko-fi.com/thewellredmage
Merch https://www.teepublic.com/stores/thewellredmage?ref_id=10322
Guest: https://twitter.com/berkough / @berkough
Music: "Liberi Fatali" & "The Man with the Machine Gun" by Nobuo Uematsu

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