Issendai Attempts FF7
No spoilers at all, since I didn't get far enough into the game
to learn anything.
Voyage into FF7
I made the mistake of following up a luscious Valentine's Day dinner
at Dali with HC with an evening of FF7. "It's the reason I
bought a PlayStation," says HC. "Are the graphics regrettable?"
says I. "Just remember that it was made a few years ago,"
Apparently, a few years ago video games were staffed with Lego
Little, overdramatic Lego people. You can even see the plastic
joints. They shake a lot, which is how they express their little
Lego emotions. They leap about like little Lego fleas. Jessie gets
a little snap-on for Our Hero, the stolid and grunty Cloud, whom
any little Lego gayboy would desire hotly. If the choice were limited
to the people we've met so far.
Personally, I desire Jessie.
Apparently, the entire world is made up of one big-ass City Onna
Stick, plus a few outlying towns that serve mainly to breed very,
very young men to come in and work as rent-a-cops. As per tradition,
there is no agriculture. Posit algae farms. Presumably the algae
is sculpted into different forms in algae-molding factories, as
Our Heroine is currently named Flower Girl; and lo, does she bear
little Lego flowers.
We know they have alcohol, since Cloud has already imbibed heavily
and we're not three scenes into the game. Where does it come from,
though? Fermented algae? Can algae ferment? If so, where does the
sugar come from? Maybe all the other cities that used to be in the
world have been conquered and converted into sugarcane farms. In
that case, we now know what those mysteriously addictive potions
are made of: fermented algae and slave-grown sugar. It's a world
order in a bottle!
Our Heroes are working to overthrow the current world order, but
one assumes they're not going to be too radical. Messing with the
Way of Things would mess with their potion supply, and you do NOT
get between a man and his liquid diet.