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Oct 11, 2012 | 10:22 PM EDT
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In every Final Fantasy cinematic, I've always wondered why they don't really emphasize the spells that much since the name of the spells sort of what makes Final Fantasy its franchise. So I tried it myself and see how it would look like.

*Queue random battle music!



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Pretty good, Phil. You've got a great eye for cinematics (especially landscaping and angles). The spells look great, the combat is fair, but of course where this animation really shines is the particle effects you use throughout the animation, which look incredibly natural. The shields also looked really nice, especially with the polygonal look you gave them.

However, I feel that the spells used somewhat lacked variety. In particular, trademark spells such as Poison, Quake, Stun, Cure, Float, Invisible, and Mini were not used at all, while ice and fire-based magic were somewhat overused. All in all, most of the spells (aside from Doom, Meteor, and the ending summon) were things we've already seen in the original Final Fantasy; spells that are over a quarter century old! Of course, they look much better fully fleshed out in animation, but it could have used a bit more variety. You overworked yourself animating the same thing just a little too much.

Ultimately this is a pretty unique addition to the thousands of stick animations on Newgrounds, but it had a lot of potential that it never delivered on, unfortunately.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I'm totally drunk right now, and at first I was thinking I'm sick of these 3-D amateurs. However, your skills at making a driven, well thought piece of entertainment made me see past that biased, and suddenly, I was inspired. Good work, and I look forward to seeing what you do in the future.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Final Fantasy 8 huh? Niceee


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

For having stick figures this was one of the most amazing animations I've seen in a long while. The action was smooth and flowed well. The visual effects from the fire, lightning, and ice to the barriers all the way to the doom spell were spectacular. The sound effects were spot on and really brought everything to life. Even the perspective was something that just made you feel immersed in it. The way they both died was also a wonderful little twist to it, I love the way you could just see the smugness victory crumble when the victor found out he was going to die anyways. If you remake it with fleshed out characters as opposed to the stick figures it will be that much more amazing. I could go on and on but all in all you did a fantastic job so keep up the great work.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars