Greetings, fellow travelers! The Weekend Wizard Inn is open for business, so grab a seat and discuss what’s in your gaming quest log for the next few days. Maybe even do so over a spicy rack of chocobo ribs, a cactuar cocktail, or a frothy mug of mako mead! There’s a great spot near the fire with some of your fellow mages, and it appears a man in a feathered red hat is beckoning you to come on over!
How d’ye do, my friends! Red here enjoying a fine Friday of laughter and mirth at The Weekend Wizard Inn. Come and rest for a spell. Yes? What’s that? Where’s Trash the Middle-aged Horror Mage? Uhm, no clue…
*stuffs Soylent Green coupons deeper into pocket*
Yes, well, care for a chat while I sit and polish my espada ropera? You can join us down in the comment section below and let us know what you’re playing this weekend. Tackling that backlog or got a brand new purchase? Retro or modern? Sony, Sega, Atari, Nintendo, Xbox, or PC?
Here’s what’s occupying me this weekend…
Final Fantasy IX (Switch)
This site is Final Fantasy-themed, go figure. Actually, this was kind of a tough choice for me since FFIX just came to the Switch and FFVII was on its way. After finishing the most recent episode of MAGE CAST with my real-lifu waifu on Final Fantasy X, I knew I wanted to introduce her to another FF adventure, but the question was which one.
We ended up choosing IX and revisiting it has been lovely. I enjoy the new features added to the game to make it a more concise experience, especially since I’ve already played through the game several times in the past: you can speed up the game, max out your gil, learn abilities quickly, and play around with a few other bonuses and boosts. At first, I thought the temptation to use them would be to great, until I re-thought it and realized I didn’t need to go for a 100% playthrough yet again. We’re aiming to focus on the story, characters, and themes, so these will expedite the process.
I just wish I could turn off those ugly wallpaper banners on the sides of the screen. Ah well, the smoothing of the graphics isn’t so bad and the music is just as good as ever. Want to know more about what I think of this game? Check out my Final Fantasy IX critique!
I’ve been putting out some FFIX tweets, which you can find a mere selection of here for kicks and giggles:
So what’ll you be playing this weekend?
-The Well-Red Mage
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