"The world is veiled in darkness."
June 28, 2011 4:10 PM   Subscribe

Sephiroth the World's Enemy [SLYT] A Final Fantasy stop-motion video. Also: a behind the scenes look at the toys & animation, involved.
posted by Fizz (19 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh hey, it's Aeris! She's alive! What a relief, what a stroke of lu—
posted by cortex at 4:25 PM on June 28, 2011 [10 favorites]


Come on, Cloud! Jump through the fire!
posted by MrFTBN at 4:43 PM on June 28, 2011


Q: Better than Advent Children, or only as good as Advent Children?

A: Trick question. As far as I can tell it is exactly the same movie. It's been a long time since I've seen it, but Advent Children took place in a laundry room too, right?
posted by penduluum at 4:47 PM on June 28, 2011


What's going on here?
posted by mullingitover at 4:55 PM on June 28, 2011


Advent Children never happened.

Around 6:21, Sephiroth says Ahhh, bugger.
posted by catchingsignals at 5:03 PM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cloud looked taller in the game....
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:10 PM on June 28, 2011


Well done.
posted by tickingclock at 5:12 PM on June 28, 2011


This is great, especially the way the fight interacts with the objects laying around the laundry.

The same guy (Master Huang) also did this inexplicable Gundam martial arts brawl among many other things.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 5:13 PM on June 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


Why wouldn't a Phoenix Down work on Aeris again?
posted by OverlappingElvis at 5:40 PM on June 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


Hrmm, I think this version of Cloud actually depicted more facial expressions than the FFVII version and maybe the Advent Children version.

It was also missing the absolutely critical one winged angel music. You really can't have a Sephiroth fight without it.
posted by vuron at 5:54 PM on June 28, 2011


who's your favorite FF character to fall in love with?

Seriously, this vid is awesome. I'm not a JRPG fan anymore but I did play FF7, and I had to go to a violin recital right after Aeris died. It left the game running, choked back tears during the recital, and came home to whoop Jenova's ass. Silly now, but a defining moment of my generation.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 6:01 PM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why wouldn't a Phoenix Down work on Aeris again?

Oh, quit peddling your hippie-dippy "plotholistic medicine" already.
posted by cortex at 6:03 PM on June 28, 2011 [7 favorites]


Phoenix Downs don't work on a character who's been fridged.
posted by pts at 6:30 PM on June 28, 2011


Oh hey, it's Aeris! She's alive! What a relief, what a stroke of lu—

Even now my wife gets furious when I mention that scene, so of course I showed her this video. She'll speak to me again someday. Probably.
posted by Blue Meanie at 6:34 PM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I had to go to a violin recital right after Aeris died. It left the game running, choked back tears during the recital, and came home to whoop Jenova's ass.

Did I play that game seriously wrong, or am I right in remembering that there were like 30 hours of gameplay between Aeris dying and the Jenova fight?
posted by penduluum at 6:45 PM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Maybe it was mutated Sephiroth? Or Jenova's mother? According to GameFAQs it was Jenova.LIFE

Gloves? No Gloves?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 6:57 PM on June 28, 2011


Did I play that game seriously wrong, or am I right in remembering that there were like 30 hours of gameplay between Aeris dying and the Jenova fight?

It was 30 hours of gameplay to scratch your ass in that game.
posted by munchingzombie at 7:07 PM on June 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I really liked the video. It even made me like Cloud this time out.
posted by dragonplayer at 7:26 PM on June 28, 2011


The world is veiled in darkness.

We know how to handle this, you just gotta make friends then and zap the culprit with yer rainbow beam. Then the princess makes up with the culprit who isn't seen again until season 2.

Honestly, these days "darkness" is only an appropriate metaphor anymore for kids shows and braindead action fantasy movies (which are kids shows, regardless of their MPAA rating).

Why wouldn't a Phoenix Down work on Aeris again?

It pains me to recall that, for that game, they renamed the status for running out of hit points to "unconscious." But pardon me if I'm wrong as I tried twice to play that damn game, both times giving up around the 12 hour mark.

It's less well-known these days but Phantasy Star II has a similar plot hole. Mid-way through the game genetic construct party member Nei fights against the model she was derived from, Neifirst, in a hopeless battle. Afterward the rest of your party then fights and (hopefully) beats Neifirst, with Nei's dead body still in the character lineup. After the fight she's removed from the roster.

In PSII, characters are revived in towns via cloning tanks. When you go to one after the fight you're told that they've tried before, but cloning doesn't work on Nei's kind.

Now:
- The cloning tanks worked perfectly well on Nei up to this point.
- According to game magazines at the time, you can actually use items or "techniques" to revive Nei in the fight against Neifirst; she's still dead after the fight though.
- What the hell process do you think is used to create artificial life anyway?
posted by JHarris at 1:13 PM on June 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


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