I kinda went off on a tangent in another thread so here I am to reform the thoughts into a new topic for discussion:
Plot Twists - Are they over used lately and have they been fitting or just leaving you saying “What the fuck was that all about?”.
I know I’ve felt that way with several instances in past FF games.
I’d say the betrayell and scheming between factions in FFT was not only deeper than those in other final fantasies but as well, was more believable. The plot twists fit, but not so much that it was guessable. And on the other side of the coin, they werent too far fetched. Several FF plot twists in the later part of the series seemed to exist JUST so there could be a plot twist and not because of any real need for it in the story.
Prime example is in FF9 -
OMG, so Kuja was being controlled by some random ass guy named Garland! Wait… wasnt Garland in FF1??? Yeah, sure… but who cares cause hes oldschool and so its cool if his role is almost meaningless. Now wait… were not done yet. We’ve also got this big random-ass monster that will appear after you defeat Kuja… because really… we needed to have a big bad boss… and Kuja’s frail almost girl-like body couldnt really be intimidating… So yeah… we’ve got that bitch to show up and be the “Real” threat. YAYZORZ!!! PLOT TWISTS!
And in FF8 -
Time compression… Jesus hell marry shit crack… what were they smoking??? Perhaps I’m the only one (which Im not, because my roomate agrees with me) but this just seemed like the largest load of random bullshit in any final fantasy game I’ve seen…
I think he meant that Garland was supposed to be the guy behind him, and as far as I know, Garland thought he was controlling Kuja (He knew the homo-monkey didn’t like him but not that he would openly betray him).
And can we stop using spoiler tags in a thread created to discuss plot elements?
I wished I had never read that stupid dictionary. So I was in the Airyglyph Aqueducts, and I started reading that thing, I started wondering if thes epolt twists were so important, they wouldn’t put them in the dictionary, but as soon as I read the entry on Maria, it basically spilled the guts out on what seemed like a big plot twist…but ain’t anymore.
I don’t get why everyone says Ultimecia was just tossed in as an afterthought. Sure you don’t see her until the final battle, but she’s controlling everything almost from the beginning. That’s not Edea you’re fighting at the end of disk 1 (and then 2), that’s Ultimecia.