We've Heard This Story Before - Let's Play Final Fantasy Tactics!
Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 2:12 pm
Hey guys, remember way back in 2012 when I did my very first Let's Play? This should look pretty familiar! Yes, I am back on my bullshit and running a Let's Play of a game I've already done.
"But R2," I hear you say, "you pretty much just do randomizer runs anymore. And you cut off your last LP halfway through because they're too time-consuming to do. What's the deal with a full LP thread?"
Like I said, I'm back on my bullshit: as this wounded samurai demonstrates, this is in fact another randomizer run. So I'm skipping most of the script, we all know the plot to Final Fantasy Tactics already, right? That should shave down to a managable level the amount of time it takes to post. Hell, for once this might be a game that takes more time to play than it does to talk about in thread.
Chapter 1, Battle 1: Outside Orbonne: It's In This Post
Chapter 1, Battle 2: Gariland Magic City: It's Just Squires and Chemists
Chapter 1, Battle 3: Mandalia Plains: Saving Algus Because We Have To
Chapter 1, Battles 4, 5, and 6: Sweegy Woods, Dorter Trade City, and Zeklaus Desert: whoops
Chapter 1, Battle 7: Thieves' Fort: A Fresh New Face
Chapter 1, Battle 8: Lenalia Plateau: I Have Always Relied on the Kindness of Random Mages
Chapter 1, Battle 9: Fovoham Plains: wasn't me
Chapter 1 FINAL: Fort Zeakden: Then Fly to Cinnabar Island
Chapter 2, Battle 1: Dorter Trade City: again but worse
Chapter 2, Filler 1: Araguay Woods: The Difference Between Wark and Kweh
Chapter 2, Battle 2: Zirekile Falls: Aegis
Chapter 2, Battle 3: Zaland Fort City: "A tsunami. At this time of day, at this time of year, this far inland, localized entirely in the space necessary to kill my wizards?" "Yes."
Chapter 2, Battle 4: Bariaus Hill: Is It "Battle" or "Filler"? I'm Not Actually Sure
Chapter 2, Filler 2: Zigolis Swamp: Too Angry To Care About The Poison Swamp
Chapter 2, Battle 5: Goug Machine City: Taurus Stone
Chapter 2, Battle 6: Bariaus Valley: Save The Bait
Chapter 2, Battle 7: Golgorand Execution Site: Cut Loose from the Noose
Chapter 2 FINAL: Lionel Castle: Hnnrrrgh... Cardinal! I'm trying to sneak around but I'm dummy thicc and the clap of my ass cheeks keeps alerting Gafgarion
Chapter 3, Battle 1: Goland Coal City: The Stars Align
Chapter 3, Battle 2: Lesalia Imperial Capital: Just Got Back from the Auto-de-Fe
Chapter 3, Battles 3, 4 & 5: Orbonne Book Storage: A Three-Parter
Chapter 3, Filler: Grog Hill, Yardow Fort City, and Yuguo Woods: Speed Bumps Ahead
Chapter 3 FINAL: Stately Riovanes Castle: Three-Parter Trifecta Complete
Chapter 4, Filler 1 and Battle 1: Doguola Pass and Bervenia Free City: A Doguola is a Cross Between a Dog and a Koala, Obviously
Chapter 4, Filler 2 and Battle 2: Finath River and Zeltennia Castle: Sho Is One Fin-Ath River
Chapter 4, Battle 3: Bed Desert: That Poison is Some Bullshit
Chapter 4, Filler 3 and Battle 4: Bethla Garrison: That's a Lot of Dam Water
Chapter 4, Filler 4 and 5: Germinas Peak and Poeskas Lake: Salty, Like Your Attitude
Chapter 4, Battles 5, 6 & 7: Limberry Castle: Is a Limberry Like a Tonberry?
Chapter 4, Battle 8: Igros Castle: End of Belouve's
Chapter 4, Filler 6 and Battles 9 & 10: The Vatican: Two Popes per Square Mile
Chapter 4, Filler 7 & 8: Back to Orbonne: It Ends Where It Began
Chapter 4 FINAL: The Necrohol of Mullonde and the Graveyard of Airships
Having completed a run with only enemies and formations randomized, I then ran a new seed with almost every flag in the randomizer turned on. I'm also running out of episode titles so I'm not doing those.
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 1: Orbonne Intro & Gariland
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 2: Mandalia Plains and earlygame grind
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 3: Getting murdered by Wiegraf a lot, Sweegy Woods, getting murdered by Wiegraf some more, and Dorter Trade City
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 4: Sandrat's Hideout and Thieves' Fort
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 5: End of Chapter 1: Totally Not Fovoham Plains and Lenalia Plateau. Fort Zeakden is still Fort Zeakden though.
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 6: Opening Chapter 2
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 7: Into Lionel
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 8: Inquisitors in Warjilis, End of Chapter 2
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 9: Opening Chapter 3
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 10: Orbonne Library Cellars
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 11: Chapter 3 filler. With special guests!
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 12: Riovanes Castle, End of Chapter 3
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 13: Start of Chapter 4, Goland Colliery
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 14: The Actual Start of Chapter 4
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 15: Bethla Garrison Sluice Gate again, through Nelveska Temple
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 16: Limberry and Igros. And grinding.
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN part 17: Vatican Raid
and Deep Dungeon
RUMBLE CHAOS CRASHDOWN FINAL: Ultima's Guest
Chapter 1, Battle 1: Outside Orbonne
So, let's see. For our introductory battle Rad is a monk, Alicia and Lavian are Time Mages, and the enemy has a Monk and a couple of White Mages replacing their usual Chemist.
Also I have full control of everybody on my side, a little added effect from the randomizer patch.
The Monk knows some Time Magic.
Rad, you're a Monk, but that down before you hurt yourself.
LAVIAN YOU ARE A TIME MAGE PUT THAT DOWN BEFORE YOU HURT YOURSELF
So it turns out they rerolled jobs for these guys but they still have the equipment they did as a Squire and two Knights.
Between two heavy hitters being replaced with noodle-armed mages, White Mages with up to Cura on the enemy side, and Gafgarion constantly getting slowed by the enemy monk, this was... well, not a tough battle, but certainly more interesting than watching Agrias and Gafgarion punk five dudes on their own. Which is about what I'm looking for from a randomizer.
Also Delita making his daring escape on the back of a Floateye.