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Final Fantasy 7

When I wrote about Final Fantasy V being the secret environmentalism Final Fantasy, I knew the elephant in the room with that claim would be Final Fantasy VII. After all, VII is the one where you start out as the … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy V – Hope in a time of environmental crisis

Most people would consider Final Fantasy VII, with its opening party members being an environmental terrorist group and its focus on materia as a metaphor for fossil fuels, as being the most overtly environmental-themed Final Fantasy. However, despite its place … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy X’s Generational Conflict or “I Hate You (Really) Big Daddy”

The JRPG genre has always had strong thematic connections to adolescence and growing up. The standard opening of such games, where a young kid from a nowhere, backwater burg stretches their legs, finds they’ve grown too big for the life … Continue reading

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Legend of Mana

In 70 AD, the Romans sacked and burned Jerusalem. This was at the end of a several year long siege, which had left the inhabitants dying in the street from hunger and thirst. Josephus, mediator for the Romans, wrote that … Continue reading

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Bahamut Jazz

Ever since I briefly wrote about the game several months ago (practically an eternity) I wanted to spend more time with my interpretation of Bahamut Lagoon, a SNES-era strategy rpg from the makers of Final Fantasy. Not everyone agrees with … Continue reading

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Spect-actors in Novels and Video Games

Reading Clarice Lispector’s The Passion According to GH for the first time was a traumatic experience for me. I was extremely surprised by my reaction to the text. Only a few pages in I was thrust into existential panic attacks … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy VI Recast – A Video Games of the Oppressed exclusive romhack

After my first investigation of romhacks, I was interested in diving in and actually trying to make one. Inspired by the recent surge in gender-swap hacks to promote positive female roles in video games, I considered doing something along those … Continue reading

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