GUG Plays: Final Fantasy (Franchise)


Karen Kennedy

Final Fantasy X always has had a special spot in my heart. My first encounter with the game was actually in a classroom in my junior high school years. I don’t remember which teacher showed it to us or what age I was back then. All I remember was the awe that I felt at the moment watching the heartfelt cinematic and listening to its beautiful music. That inspired me to seek a deeper understanding of what true love is, and what sacrifice means…as a teenager.

My second encounter with FFX was actuall playing the game. I was excited and nervous at the same time. The story, character development, graphics, music, turn-based combat, and a deep sense of nostalgia gave me great satisfaction every time I turned it on. Yes, it is an old-school game with many frustrating moments, but it never stopped being the most classic one among the Final Fantasy franchise to me.


Maurice Pogue

Since picking up an NES controller in 1985 at the age of 2, Maurice and video games have been inseparable. While most children aspired to be lawyers, doctors, or engineers (at the behest of their parents), he aspired to write for publications such as EGM, PC Gamer, PC Accelerator, and Edge. After achieving ABD status in English at MSU, Maurice left academia and dedicated his writing to his lifelong passion. He is currently the Video Game Editor at Geeks Under Grace.

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