For the past five or six years now, my friend Kyle and I have been attempting an insurmountable challenge. Having already toppled a few other game franchises in what we called "The Marathon," he challenged me that we should play the Final Fantasy games. "All of them?" I said. "All of them," he said. It would be new to me: besides the not-actually-Final-Fantasy "Legends" subseries, my experience with the franchise had been minimal, and even Kyle only knew the PSX trilogy and X.
And I, inspired by some of my favourite internet writers, saw fit to chronologue our attempts, complete with every wry observation and crank joke we made as we went along. Not quite a Let's Play, not quite a review, more of a comprehensive break-down by one ex-programmer and game developer (myself) and one lifelong tabletop gamer and LARPer. The gaming gods help us, we've been at these Marathons for seven years, and there's no reason to stop now.
The entries are being polished up from their original drafts on my old blog, and are being posted one at a time, on Sundays and Thursdays (we're caught up through FFVI!), so feel free to read along as we relive the early days of our eternal, stupid quest! Feel welcome to comment here or on the blog!
You may also be interested in my long-form Kingdom Hearts Retrospective!