Tuesday, May 8, 2012

NEW POLL! - How much of a game do you finish?

Surprise! Surprise!  I have a new poll.  It's brought on by something someone said here combined with something someone else said . . . well, elsewhere, of course.  It's been up for awhile but I forgot to do a post telling you about it.  Anyway, so here it is:

How much of a game do you finish?

I play out everything 100%
I play to get to the end credits, nothing more
I play until I can't beat a boss/challenge
I play as long as I like the game
You have until 5/16 to vote.  Please do.

Finding Yuffie and an f-ing bird

I know some people don't like Yuffie (and Cat Sith) in Final Fantasy VII but I don't have a problem with either of them.   Or Jar Jar Binks, but that's a topic for another post.  I've recruit her twice before in other saves so I thought I could do the same in this #finalFF7restart.  Unfortunately I was wrong.

I played it cool and ignored her all the way to the end.  But I wasn't suppose to go that far.  When she threatens to leave you're suppose to say "Hey wait" or something and she'll come back.  After talking to her one or two more times she'll agree to join your party.  But since I blew her off the whole time I didn't get that option.

I spent a half hour just wandering around one forest to another trying to encounter her again and I couldn't.  I don't know if you only get one shot at finding her this way (yes, I know you can pick her up later but I don't want to wait).  I was 15,000 coins richer, but I still hadn't run into her again in a battle.

I really would like to get her early.  Her's and Red XIII's top limits breaks are the only ones I know how to get.  Unfortunately I've never gotten their limits up to that level in order to equipment them.  This time it was going to be different.  I was going to recruit them, use them, and get their limit breaks maxed out early on.  And now I might have screwed that up.

I've found that the best way to increase your limit levels is to equip the "Cover" materia.  Let that character take all the damage and have his/her limit fill up.  Use it.  And repeat.  I was able to max out Aries limits level very early in the game during my last/lost save.  Unfortunately I didn't have access to her last limit level.  I've already gotten Tifa's levels up higher than last time and Barret's not far behind.

Of course if I can't find Yuffie again the only thing left for me to do is go to Fort Condor and I HATE!!!!!! that part of the game.  I just don't get it and I always barely squeak through that "mission".  My brother dain, on the other hand, has to problems whipping through that part and he's great at it.  Even with him coaching me it's a struggle.

I think I'll try running around some more to see if I can find her again, if not wish me luck at the bird base.  Who knows, after that gaming session I might have a "bird" of my own I could show the game.