Final Fantasy VII might be one of the most popular and beloved installments in the series, and now you can play it on your iOS devices!! That’s right, you can lay back with your iPad and play the game that took over your life in the late 1990’s.
While at first I was excited, I then realized that it came at a $15.99 price tag. This is in the American iOS shop, I am not sure what the price is in other areas. I already have the game for the PSVita. While it is in German, and I take forever to read the conversations, it is also a fuller version than the iOS one. According to reports, the game is more like the PC version than the much loved PS1 version.
While I won’t be downloading it myself, let me know if you have and what you think of it. Currently I am waiting for the remastered version to appear on the PS4. Yea I realize that will have an even higher price tag, but that day cannot come soon enough. Final Fantasy VII is a game my older brother played often, and I remember even when I was younger falling in love with the story.
So game geeks…Get ready because Square Enix has obviously realized how loved this installment is, and I think we will be hit with a lot of things from the Final Fantasy VII world!! I don’t know about you, but I am excited!!
I haven’t written about games in a while. Even though I have been engrossed in The Last of Us remastered and some apps on my phone. I haven’t gotten the chance to write about them. Well I felt the need to write about Life is Strange again. While I know it is a game, I would now use quotes around that…so lets call it a “game” as I think it would have been better as some kind of mini series or a book.
My main concern with this “game” came about when I finished the most recent episode, Episode 4, titled “Dark Room”. I will try to avoid Spoilers but here’s fair warning that some of what I have to say may very well ruin the plot points for you.
Many people in the world suffer through mental illness, honestly I include myself in that group. I suffer from anxiety. This game had me feeling really uncomfortable this last episode. A lot of discussion is happening about this game, and now that I am looking at it, I really feel that it needs to come with a Trigger warning. What is a trigger warning? A trigger warning is a statement at the start of a piece of writing, video, etc. alerting the reader or viewer to the fact that it contains potentially distressing material. This “game” contains some pretty distressing material. While I dealt with it fairly well, I can see how some players might have difficulty dealing once the fourth episode is done, and there’s even some distressing scenes in earlier episodes.
Trigger warnings are a kindness to those who do not handle some hard topics well. So while the companies don’t seem to be putting trigger warnings on this “game” in fear of revealing plot lines and twists, I am going to write trigger warnings for Life is Strange here. Be warned that if you play Life is Strange and you suffer from anxiety, depression, or any form of mental illness that there are topics of rape, kidnap, murder, death, and suicide in this game. If you typically cannot handle these topics then please do not play this game. They should have provided a Trigger Warning to begin with because from the first episode you are inclined to believe that this is where the story is headed. You may be trying to save your precious plot line, but you should also be concerned with someone’s mental health and making sure your game does not cause unnecessary emotional distress.
Those are my two cents.