February 9, 2023

Tor Go Devil

No game no life

Thanks to Final Fantasy 7 Remake I finally appreciate Final Fantasy 7

I didn’t play Final Fantasy 7 as a kid. I came to it with all the cynicism of a full-grown adult who has no time for half-baked melodrama or an infamous rush-job translation that undercuts important scenes—like when Tifa tries to jog Cloud’s memory of an important conversation they once had on a water tower by saying “Look, the well.” For starters, it wasn’t a well, and he can’t look at it because you’re having this flashback inside a bar. Tifa, are you drunk right now?

(As Tim Rogers points out in his excellent YouTube series about FF7’s translation, a more accurate version of that dialogue would be: “Come on, the water tower? In our village?”)

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