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@arbitrarywater: Yeah I didn't love this game. It's got some real problems. It wasn't completely terrible, but it's problems greatly outweigh its successes in my experience.

Also we all know that there is only one Black Whirlwind

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@magris: When he's done I'll throw together a blog post with all of his blogs and our podcasts. I did that for FFVIII and I think it was useful.

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Well hey, at least I won't be the only one with FFIX at the top of their list this year! I can't believe I can still find new NPC sidestories and stuff going on in that game after, what, 5 extensive playthroughs? I really do hold that game up as an example of everything I want out of an FF game, and it really is a shame we'll probably never get another one quite like it (although I enjoyed World of Final Fantasy as a humorous, fan-servicy thing that actually has some great turn-based combat and gameplay progression-- even if they did completely fuck up Vivi).

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Also never forget Bobby Corwen, our beautiful bird son:

Hey, we mentioned this on the podcast, but is "Bobby Corwen" some sort of reference? It is such a specific name for a chicken that we all thought it was a reference we did not know the origin to.

As far as I could find, it's Bobby Corwen, "Boco", a reference to a chocobo from FFV called "Boko". Everything about that name screams "REFERENCE", although I always thought it was some country singer the localization team liked until I looked it up on the wiki.

I think you're right about it being a Boko reference. It's also going to be the name of whatever bird I get if I get a bird.

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@unsolvedparadox: Chrystal Chronicles holds up oddly well in a modern context. It was weirdly ambitious.

@marekkpie: You should try some Kaladesh. It's a ton of fun.

@hassun: What can I say?I have a brand.

@sergio:100% of correct people agree that FFIX is the best PS1 Final Fantasy.

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@arbitrarywater: I hope you enjoy the show. I think we have a front-runner for worst game we played for the year end show.

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@dovah: I tried to show her Broken Age and she liked it, but could not play it on her own.

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@randombullseye: She's actually a fan of Peggle and Bejeweled, but I wanted to specifically try to get her into more "traditional" games than puzzle games that I knew would be a quick fit.

@hargrimm: I'm aware of how dark FFIX throws and I'm not sure how my Nonna will respond to it. I'm hoping that it might be more cathartic than upsetting. I did try introducing her to some other, more conventional starter games. However, her issues there were a lot more common than the language issues I saw with the games I wrote about. Like she had a hard time with the motion controls in Nintendo Land.

@pierre42: That's incredible. I'd love to hear how he likes Journey. I was thinking of playing it with my Nonna, but I didn't have access to my PS3 at the time. Its certainly on the top of my list of games to introduce people to video games.

@arbitrarywater:The latest FFIX podcast just went up today as a matter of fact and I think he's coming around.

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I think Vinny meant to say Shen-movement

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@2mello: Nice! I'd love to hear what you think of Silent Hill 4. The music definitely stood out, but I came away wishing that someone else took a stab at the room conceit.

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@amyggen: Yep. All of his nonsense makes me so much happier to follow the NBA. At least when they make mistakes I can see the logical through-line. Their decisions advance their interests, engage their fans, or cater to their players. The NFL just seems to drunkenly stumble through scandal after scandal, improvising crimes and punishments as they go based on the severity of public outrage.

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