Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Great Final Fantasy Parody: College Saga

If you've ever played a Final Fantasy, then I think you would get a kick out of this little video I stumbled upon today. Put it this way... it is even a little too geeky for me, but it was highly enjoyable nonetheless.

Mark Leung, the director of the College Saga video, has described it as such:

Once upon a time, when Earth was still a beautiful place, an evil force came to turn all living things into Vegetarians.

Three students from suburban Massachusetts would step up against this catastrophe... to end Vegetarian Supremacy.

Mark, Jesús, Maria and their foes would make amazing personal discoveries as the two forces clash.

And so began the ultimate saga about friendship, heritage, sex and explosions.

It has all the elements anyone who has played a Square/Enix role playing game has come to expect from the experience: Overwrought writing, chocobos, at least 2 WTF plot twists, big honking sword, a few pop cultural references and a couple of weird enemies and some epic battles. It is a winner through and through. Leung made a pitch perfect parody... which shows that he is more than a little familiar with the conventions he is mocking.

So if you have 40 minutes and fond memories of Final Fantasy etc, then check out College Saga today.

BTW, I have a feeling that someone from my blogging circle had mentioned this video and I didn't watch it then. I am in no way trying to poach this item from you. If you did mention this within the past week or so, please tell me and I will give you some credit as well.


Anita said...

Lately I saw there was a Final Fantasy VII that came out. I don't understand the numbering at all ... weren't they at FF XIII before?

A friend in college loved this game, but all he did was run around on some type of strange ostrich (pechuckchucks?). I'm sure there was more to it, but that's all he ever did.

MC said...

The strange ostrich is a chocobo.

Re: numbering- Basically each numbered game is a different world/universe under the FF umbrella and FF VII is the one that has the most fiendish devotion to it, so when they release other games based on the characters of that storyline, well, they also market it by the number/world it is associated with.