Today brought the release of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for the 3DS. I randomly remembered it came out today and convinced Andrew to have lunch at the mall so I could buy a copy from the EB Games there. Turns out they had copies in. And it turns out that they had more copies of the preorder version than people who preordered it so they hooked me up with the bonus stylus/stickers! Woo!
I'd stopped taking my 3DS to work (I'm playing FFV on the PSP) so I couldn't play right away. But I needed to decide if I was even going to play at all. It would slot in at the very end of my marathon, after all, and I haven't been letting other new (to me) games cut the line. Dissidia is sitting in a pile on the floor just begging to be played, for example, but I've held strong because I need to play everything in order or I'll just never play things like Final Fantasy Adventure or Final Fantasy Mystic Quest. That defeats the whole purpose of playing everything and I had a lot of fun playing them. On the other hand I've really been looking forward to this game and _really_ want to play it.
I got home and immediately popped it into my 3DS. Screw my ideals, I want to listen to Final Fantasy music. It would seem the basic part of the game involves playing 5 songs from each of the first 13 core FF games. A prelude and the ending theme for each game and then an overworld map, battle, and event song for each game. I started with FFI, of course, and then took a trip to FFVIII. The battle song from this one is The Man With The Machine Gun which may be my favourite FF song. Woo! My sister will be happy to hear that Ronfaure is the overworld song for FFXI.
One thing I discovered is that it shows clips from the ending of all the games when you play the ending music section. This is great for something like FFVIII where it actually played Eyes On Me. It might be terrible for something like FFXII or FFXIII where I actually haven't finished the games! I'm now debating if I should leave those sections unplayed...