Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #125 - Final Fantasy X

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #125 - Final Fantasy X

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) finally have a discussion that’s been years in the making. We finally talk about Final Fantasy X. After having an episode about its sequel two years ago, we come back to its predecessor since it has been released on new hardware. Plus, Jared has finally finished the game for the first time. We discuss specific characters, our thoughts on Tidus, that laughing scene, and whether Jared’s opinion has changed on the game since the X-2 episode.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #75 - Mass Effect: Andromeda & Final Fantasy XV

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #75 - Mass Effect: Andromeda & Final Fantasy XV

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) bring forth two games which can be seen to them as disappointing to infuriating. Jared talks about Mass Effect: Andromeda, the controversial latest entry in the Mass Effect franchise and how it maybe doesn't deserve all the flack it gets, but is disappointing. AL discusses Final Fantasy XV and how the game does not do anything to our notion that it is a bad game and left her feeling frustrated after finally getting through the entirety of the game.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #42 - Final Fantasy IX

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #42 - Final Fantasy IX

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) were very excited about the re-release of Final Fantasy IX on PlayStation 4, so they quickly played through the game again in order to discuss it. In what is arguably the best Final Fantasy game, we discuss the story, some of the best moments, the new features in this version that are also in the PC/Mobile versions, and have to deal with frogs. Too many frogs. 

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #35 - Final Fantasy X-2

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #35 - Final Fantasy X-2

Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) and Jared dive head first into one of Al's favorite games, Final Fantasy X-2. While we both enjoy it and think it's an excellent addition to the Final Fantasy franchise, there are a lot of people who hate it for a variety of reasons, most notably due to with how it is a very feminine game. We talk about the things we enjoy, why Jared thinks it is a much better game than Final Fantasy X, gender in video games in general, and what makes Final Fantasy X-2 so much fun.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #32 - Final Fantasy VI

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #32 - Final Fantasy VI

Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) and Jared tackle one of the most prolific games in the Final Fantasy catalog in Final Fantasy VI. A game lauded as not only one of the best Final Fantasy games, but best RPGs period, there are expectations, an aura, and an immense amount of hype surrounding the game. Does the game hold up, even playing the original SNES version or is the excitement for the game too much for people who play it today? This and much more as we take a look at the game and how it is for someone who played it at release and just recently.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #23 - Final Fantasy VIII

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #23 - Final Fantasy VIII

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) are here to talk about a game that has been pushed toward Jared for quite a while, Final Fantasy VIII. Why does the game get such a bad reputation? Is Squall as disinterested as people say he is? How about that soundtrack? This and much more as we breakdown what makes Final Fantasy VIII one of the best in the franchise.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #07 - Final Fantasy VII

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #07 - Final Fantasy VII

Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) are back to talk about how Jared just now got around to finishing Final Fantasy VII and the takeaways from beating that game nearly 20 years after its release. We also talk about the legacy of Final Fantasy VII and our hopes for the upcoming remake of the game.

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Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #03 - Grab Bag (World of Final Fantasy, Root Letter, Final Fantasy XV Judgment Disc, Persona 5 Delay)

Seasonal Anime Checkup OVA Episode #03 - Grab Bag (World of Final Fantasy, Root Letter, Final Fantasy XV Judgment Disc, Persona 5 Delay)

It's time to catch up and talk about games that Jared and Anne Ladyem (anneladyem.com) have played over the past month. World of Final Fantasy, Root Letter, and Final Fantasy XV Judgment Disc are on the table ready to be discussed. We also talk about the recent Persona 5 delay for English speaking audiences and why that is a bummer.

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