This is the roughest pile of feelings that I have ever sorted through.
“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”
“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”
“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strngth, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
- Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
first drawing in a year, that i’ve been proud of.
Death Star by Aaron Hochman
This seemingly harmless card game played by SeeD cadets will live in infamy as perhaps the single most time consuming mini-game in Final Fantasy history. It is, of course, completely optional, but the rewards are good enough that most hardcore FF fans will give a try at least once… And from there, they’re hooked.
The sheer number of hours you’ll eat up restarting your game because you’re trying to get one person in particular to field a rare card (or just because you keep losing) is quite staggering. And then there’s the Card Club sidequest, which involves tracking down and challenging members of a secretive club of master Triple Triad players. It can take upwards for 50 hours to complete simply because they’re so hard to find, and so very, very hard to beat.
As tedious as it can sometimes be, I actually really enjoy the game itself. There used to be an online version you could play with a card catalog expanded to include all Final Fantasy games. Triple Triad Advance, I believe it was called. Not sure if it’s still around.