If you could be…..

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Tifa as seen in Final Fantasy Advent Children

Simpleek gave me the idea for this post with one of her tweets.

Spent most of my Sunday jumping from one game to the next.

There was more to it than that, but this single line got me thinking, how amazing would it be if we actually could jump in and out of games as the characters we know and love.

Anyone who games will know how easy it is to become  immersed in the beautiful worlds portrayed with pixels onto our screens, to become intricately involved with the characters and lost in the fantasy landscapes  that stretch as far as the eye can see.

It almost makes the task of choosing just one character seem like an impossible one.

Sure I could be Lara Croft, with her short shorts, killer curves and amazing skill set, but no, I would want to be Tifa Lockhart.

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Tifa as seen in Final Fantasy VII

It seems like such a long time since I was  first introduced to Tifa in Final Fantasy VII. I loved her even then with her small cartoon like appearance making her no less formidable, however, for me she really came into her own in Final Fantasy Advent Children. She stepped into the screen as a woman, and one not to be messed with.

Graphics have improved immensely since the days of Final Fantasy and CGI has been kind to Tifa.  She evolved, and emerged as a lean, mean fighting machine, her black clothes hugging a figure to rival Lara Crofts. Tifa however does not ooze sex appeal (although I am sure most guys would disagree), she exudes a steely determination, which is much more appealing.

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Cloud and Tifa – Final Fantasy Advent Children

I always felt slightly sorry for her and what I perceived to be her quiet love for Cloud. I entertained the vain hope they would get together, but alas it was never be to. She was after all pitted against Aeirth, and who could fail to love her.

Aeirth Gainsborough, Rinoa Heartilly, Yuffie and Yuna to name but a few. All strong female characters from the Final Fantasy Series, however for me, Tifa holds the top spot.

I could quite easily kick back and relax with Barret, Yuffie, Reeve, Vincent, Cid and the rest of the Advent Children favourites while lusting after Cloud from afar, sounds like a damn fine day to me!

So, if you choose be any character to game hop into, who would it be and why?

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You better be wary when the flowers are a flyin!

6 thoughts on “If you could be…..

  1. I’m flattered my random tweet inspired this post! :) I haven’t played too many video games in general, but I think a character I would like to embody is female Commander Shepard from the Mass Effect series. I know she’s more of a customizable, playable character but I think Shepard embodies a strong female who wants to do the right thing and isn’t afraid to do what’s necessary to save the galaxy. She’s the type of person who is confident and brave and definitely a person to aspire to.

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    • Mass effect is not a game I have tried yet, but is one I hope to get the chance to, so I will keep an eye out for her.

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  2. It depends on whether you’d prefer a “pre-made” char or one that is “created from scratch”. I’d say Jill Valentine of Resident Evil and Zoey in L4D. Nothing special in particular, just that they leave such an impact amongst all the other chars that I’ve played.

    But, I’d prefer a self-made char in an RPG. The thrill of designing from scratch aka how you want her to look like based on your own taste, playing the char in your own way and with your “own storyline”. You’re pretty much free to do what you actually want to do. ^_^

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    • I’d forgotten about Jill Valentine, another great character, but yes the option to create your own is great. I like the idea of being able to design my costume and pick my abilities :)

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  3. This is a difficult answer for me to answer. Most of my gaming has been in the MMORPG arena. However, I have played many other genres of games. The character I had the most investment in would be the Vault 101 “man/woman” from Fallout 3 and the Courier in Fallout: New Vegas. Granted I guess I had some investment in Adam Jensen from Dues Ex: Human Revolution.

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    • I’ve not played any of those. I liked the look of the Fallout ones, however I always assumed they were first person shooters, am I right?

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