College Saga - Final Fantasy
December 30, 2006 2:31 AM   Subscribe

Mark Leung's College Saga (pt 1) (2)(3)(4)(the entire 40 min. youtube) is many things, but it's mostly a massive live action homage to Final Fantasy and having way too much free time at Babson College. Points for tremendous effort. (Related Retrovideogamepopcultery: Collegehumor's Street Fighter: The Later Years.)
posted by Stan Chin (18 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
And now for the educational "isn't that interesting!" padding section of this post:

Perhaps you'd enjoy your own Final Fantasy weaponry to haul about campus. Well, there's these replicas from TrueSwords. Neat, if you ever needed to thrown down against a Klingon with a Bat'leth at Dragoncon. But what you really want to get, are the closest approximations to Squall's Gunblade as you can. What you want is the pistol-cutlass, which may or may not have been used by pirate/ninjas in the 16th to 18th century. Here's the closest reproduction I found to George Elgin's original combination weapon patent.
posted by Stan Chin at 3:49 AM on December 30, 2006

(and yes, College Saga is a lot like Chapelle's Grand Theft Auto sketch. Like I said, points for effort.)
posted by Stan Chin at 4:26 AM on December 30, 2006

The concept is pretty funny, although I'm not sure I'm going to watch all of them.
posted by rwatson at 6:45 AM on December 30, 2006

I almost liked it, but after seeing a guy in a Darth Vader helmet doing the Napoleon Dynamite dance moves in a Vote For Pedro t-shirt, the wannabe viral celebrity vibe was too sickening and I had to turn it off. Sort of like trying to watch "New Numa".
posted by autodidact at 6:52 AM on December 30, 2006

yay, Stan Chin is in da hizzouse!
posted by madamjujujive at 8:12 AM on December 30, 2006

Maybe I'm a total dork. (Maybe.)

But that was about the funniest thing I've seen in months.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 8:31 AM on December 30, 2006

[This is good.]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:21 AM on December 30, 2006

I'll be honest, I thought this was going to be retarded, but I ended up watching it in its entirety and was thoroughly amused.
posted by smackwich at 10:04 AM on December 30, 2006

this is good yo
posted by chunking express at 10:59 AM on December 30, 2006

Leave it to MetaFilter Gold Star Winner Stan (the Crimson) Chin to find something that very nearly justifies the existence of YouTube posts. Bravisimo!
at least Stan came back without having to add a middle initial
posted by wendell at 11:11 AM on December 30, 2006

That was amazing.
posted by Marit at 11:16 AM on December 30, 2006

That was pretty damn funny if one's ever played a Final Fantasy game, but I bet it's hilarious if you actually know those people.

Reminds me of Crisis Wolverine, the FF game that takes place at University of Michigan.
posted by Durhey at 11:36 AM on December 30, 2006

Man, chocobo rides are way overpriced.
posted by ScotchLynx at 12:50 PM on December 30, 2006

I though this was going to be stupid, too, but I find it amusing (though not laugh-out-loud) even though I know nothing about Final Fantasy or Babson College. Very good.
posted by jdroth at 2:16 PM on December 30, 2006

I too expected this to suck, but based on my deep respect for the poster, I felt obliged to give it a chance. I can see that was the right choice, because these are pretty damn brilliant.

[And I have wanted a pistol-cutlass ever since seeing one in a museum many years ago]
posted by quin at 5:26 PM on December 30, 2006

The ending is a bit weak, but these are FUNNY, especially if you're a Final Fantasy geek. Very, very good post.
posted by Malor at 10:32 PM on December 30, 2006

I couldn't watch the whole thing, but they do nail it pretty well. I like the NPCs and their unchanging dialog.

Also -- dude! Stan Chin's back!
posted by eyeballkid at 10:39 PM on December 30, 2006 [1 favorite]

It's like FFVIII, with a main character who talks!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 12:06 AM on December 31, 2006

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