Final Fantasy A+

By Shamus
on Nov 20, 2007
Filed under:
Movies

This is crazy:

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It’s a fairly elaborate animation depicting a Final Fantasy game set in a… school?

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It hits a lot of the FF conventions. Cid, Chocobos, boss battles, absurd-yet-somehow-it-still-makes-sense attacks. It’s not so much funny for the jokes it has (it does try though) but funny for the fact that it exists at all. Someone put tremendous work into this.

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201225 comments. Neato.

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  1. Viktor says:

    Odd. This is clearly the work of someone with too much time on their hands. I would still play it, though.

    Also, fix “thought”

  2. Adam says:

    It’s and FF game, it draws me in and makes me play…..

  3. Aquatopia says:

    This was someone’s final project for a Japanese class. You gotta feel sorry for the sucker that came after him, armed with only a lame Powerpoint presentation and a YouTube clip of ‘Yatta!’.

  4. Shah Mat says:

    Wow… This sucker’s been around for a long long time. You’re just now getting around to watching it?

  5. Dan says:

    Yeah, Shamus, you frickin’ deadbeat. How dare you take so long in exposing completely obscure and useless Japanese language class projects?

  6. Shamus says:

    Shah Mat: It’s amazing, I know, but I actually haven’t memorized the internet just yet. I’m not quite there yet, but with enough people taunting me in the comments I’m sure I can pull it off.

    Thanks so much for doing your part.

  7. Ah yes, saw this one ages ago. Good to be reminded of it again :)

  8. Mordaedil says:

    Hehe, this is a good one, aye. I can’t remember when i first found it, but I think it was via VG-Cats. Remember, always read your cats.

  9. Hal says:

    Hm . . . have you seen the Robot Chicken sketch poking fun at Final Fantasy 7? I can’t seem to find a link, but I’m sure someone around here is resourceful enough to find it.

  10. Hanov3r says:

    The Robot Chicken Final Fantasy parody is at http://thatvideosite.com/view/2510.html

  11. SiliconScout says:

    I never say that before.

    Thanks Shamus, it’s funny as all hell. I got it and I really haven’t played a FF game since FF 3.

  12. SiliconScout says:

    grrr say = saw … damned sausage fingers.

  13. Gahaz says:

    newgrounds.com is where I find the flash funny. Alnog with the flash crap so be careful! This is my favorite FF spoof. Its old, pre FF10 but oooo, i find it hilarious. FF, the chocobo remix!

    http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/58184

  14. galena says:

    ok, completely out of your line of thought right now… I just spent my whole day at work reading through the DM of the Rings.. It is a work of genius, I absolutely love it! Is there any chance you manage to get it published? Just wondering… thanks for the laughs

  15. Scott says:

    The author’s name is John Su and he has some more animations and some really neat artwork on his deviantART.
    http://johnsu.deviantart.com/

  16. Amstrad says:

    I seem to recall a video involving someone doing a ‘live-action’ version of J-RPGs, with rips on the all the standard conventions. It looked as though it was done on a college campus. Anyone know what I’m talking about?

  17. Ryan says:

    Amstrad – Try looking at post #10

  18. Eiko says:

    Ryan – I suppose he was referring to College Sage, which can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwLrgxtALWs
    I watched it in single episodes, found the first two hilarious, the latter two less so. But that might be because I lack the FF background.

  19. Teddust says:

    Sometimes I swear your computer is connected to some sort of internet time portal to like 5 years ago.

  20. Ozy says:

    If anything, you should be criticized, not for posting about something old, but for making a post with no original content. Blogs in general have been criticized for mostly being repostings of other people’s work, and while TwentySided obviously plays against type most of the time, it does feel somewhat odd to find something here, a place usually filled with original and insightful observations, that one would usually go to Fark.com for: “Check out this video I found!”

    I guess if that’s what you want to do with your site from time to time there’s nothing exactly wrong with it; it’s just disappointing that you would thusly clutter an otherwise excellent and original site with such “content.”

  21. Grue says:

    I don’t think it’s necessarily clutter to point out something he found interesting—original content isn’t necessarily better than derived content. Sometimes a good editor is worth more than a writer. I’m sure I could counter your mention fark.com by finding some guy posting pages of uninteresting but original drivel to his blog.

  22. Leo says:

    That was a great parody.

  23. Davesnot says:

    Sheez, Shamus.. I saw this back before Al Gore invented the net!! I think it was when Dan Quayle said Potatoe..

    Ooops.. nope .. I haven’t seen this.. truth be known I have a guy that searches the net for a wide variety of things that always seem to interest me.. He is you..

    Thanks Shamus!!

  24. SiliconScout says:

    Hey Ozy,

    When you get your own blog that actually has people tune into it then perhaps you have some authority to criticize.

    Until then, you are just one more internet wienie flapping his trap in the breeze.

    Site is great and I for one am glad for this post. I enjoyed the video.

  25. Ozy says:

    Until you have a long history of criticizing things, maybe then you will have authority to criticize my criticism.

    Seriously though, since when does one need “authority” to criticize anything? You are implying that Shamus cannot criticize Halo until he has produced a game with >1 million sales.

    Until then, you are just one more internet wienie flapping his trap in the breeze.

    Where did I claim to be anything else?

  26. Ben says:

    While I highly disagree with 24, he did provide his commentary on it, and distributed something he found funny to us. Unless you’re simply saying that this differs from his usual posts, in which case you’re wrong, as he often posts about movies he finds on the Internet. The Movies category has many examples.

  27. Ben says:

    Follow-up: As I reread your original post, I think I see what you mean, and that is a valid complaint. However, it is up to Shamus to decide what he wants to post, and that does include videos he found.

  28. Shah Mat says:

    @Shamus:

    Thank you ever so much for interpreting my comment as flame-bait. Didn’t have enough coffee this morning?

    I take it that when I tried to imply that FFA+ was older than the hills and that it had a lot more history than you presented (“It’s a fairly elaborate animation depicting a Final Fantasy game set in a… school?”), you took it to mean that it’s been digged, farked, slashdotted, and possibly headlined on CNN as well. I just figured that someone who is as into gaming as you are might decide to look into the background of this video a little more, and if that were the case, you probably might have seen it before in some incarnation or another.

    Apparently I was wrong.

  29. Gahaz says:

    Wow, so when did the comments for a post about a funny little video come down to slight insults and arguments about Shamus’s “originality”?

    Drop the internet slow rolling hate speech guys, he found a funny little video, thought others that may have not seen it would enjoy, and posted it. Does it really need to be picked apart? Why not comment “Thats funny! I remember that! Have you seen this one? I love that one!” like any normal, sane person would.

    Why is there a need to try and tear into a fellow nerds armor? To try and knock him off his pedestal on HIS OWN FRiGGIN BLOG? Where does the destructive behavior come from? Can we not come together on a like minded site, and simply talk and laugh and be intellectually stimulated?

    Shamus, I found that video very entertaining, I had watched it awhile ago, but it had been lost in my brain somewhere. Thanks for the re-giggles. You should visit newgrounds.com, and visit their video-game parody page, theres some good stuff in there. There is also a lot of bad, so sift carefully.

  30. Jeff says:

    My only criticism on the posts linking videos is I’d like to have more of Shamus’ commentary on it after hitting ‘more’. I’m here to read his writings, after all.

  31. I remember this. It was everywhere back in… 2004? ’05?

    I never really got it.

  32. hidee says:

    WAH! I’m so glad you posted this! =) Really love John Su’s stuff and watch him on deviantart but never knew about this piece he did. Thanks a bunch!

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