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.
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.
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?