I don’t even want to know how many nerd points I lose for never having played through Final Fantasy VI. To be honest, I’ve owned the game in a few of its domestic incarnations and, since middle school, have probably played the first four or five hours a half dozen times. Still, I always lacked the drive to play further, an issue I have with the entire genre that has only worsened as I get older and my attention span somehow manages to steadily decline.
However, it recently came out on the Game Boy Advance, which, oddly enough, I find to be well-suited for long, grinding games. Not only can I save most anywhere I want, but I can get things done while I attend other pressing matters, such as everything else. I can also play it on my Gamecube when I feel like making it a TV Thang.
Long story short, I’m pretty deep in the game and I really love it. The branching narrative is well-done and, though huger nerds than myself will likely argue the matter for decades, I think the rewritten dialogue is a big improvement. I need to finish it in the next day or so, because it’s really going to start biting into my productivity.