Oh the world of Final Fantasy! I played my first game when I was in the third grade and three games in particular have held such a special place in my heart. Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 are the three Final Fantasy games that I have played over and over and over (and over and over) again for the past 15 or so years and I never get tired of them. I love the characters in these two worlds, I love the music in all three games, I love the characters SO FREAKING MUCH.
When I was in elementary school and middle school I would play these games for hours each and every day, especially when I was on a break from school. Now that I am an “adult” (ew) I do not have the time to sit and play video games like I used to but hello YouTube! YouTube has a ton of video game walkthrough videos and I was first introduced to them when I found Dave The Usher’s video game walkthrough of Final Fantasy IX. I was instantly hooked.
The fantastic thing about watching someone else play a video game is that you can do a lot of other things while still enjoying the storyline, characters and music of the game. For the past few weeks I have been watching his video game walkthrough of Final Fantasy X-2 while cooking and eating dinner, exercising, folding laundry and even on my lunch breaks at work! It’s so great to do everything I “need” to do while still “getting through” a video game. I actually just finished the walkthrough today and yes, I cried, like I always do at the end of Final Fantasy X-2 (happy tears of course!) Last month I blogged about the dresspheres in Final Fantasy X-2, if you want to check that out!
Another game series that I used to play a lot when I was younger are the Nancy Drew PC games! My sister and I used to love playing these together (because some of them got very spooky!) Sadly I haven’t played a Nancy Drew game in YEARS (so sad) but whenever I get a craving to play I always hop onto YouTube! I used to watch ArgleFumph’s gameplays but I recently I discovered YourGibs, who has a little less annoying voice, lol. My all time favorite in the series is Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island! These gameplays are much shorter than the Final Fantasy ones, but they are still super entertaining and fun.
Sticking with PC games, let’s talk about The Sims! I’m sure there are a ton of Sims players on YouTube but the only YouTuber I used to watch was LifeSimmer. I haven’t watched any Sims gameplays lately but I do remember watching these in the past and really enjoying them because the YouTuber just had such a sweet sounding voice.
So anyways, now that I am done with Final Fantasy X-2 I am thinking about starting up Final Fantasy IX (YES AGAIN!) but I also want to finish Final Fantasy XV, which I have never actually played myself 1) because the PS4 that Wilson and I share is currently at his place, and 2) I’m not spending $50 on a video game! Maybe young-Jessica would have (correction: young-Jessica would have asked her parents) but hell nah, 50 bucks is a lot! Especially knowing damn well that I wouldn’t play it very frequently. What will end up happening is that I will probably just hop from IX and XV, which sounds good to me!