The 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy, one of the greatest game series of all time, takes place on December 18th. Word around town is Jesse Cox and his friends have planned something special to celebrate.
If you are unfamiliar with Jesse Cox, I am pleased to introduce you to a great comedian, voice actor, gamer and all around good guy. I started following Jesse on YouTube late in the summer of 2010 (two years wow!). I stumbled upon his beta footage from the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion and have been hooked ever since. Where as some channels were deadly serious about the games they play, Jesse has always approached his gaming with the relaxed attitude of “games are meant to be enjoyed.”
When I discovered Final Fantasy VI was one of Jesse’s favorite games of all time, I began pestering him to do a playthrough. A month or so ago I wrote him an email and told him about the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy. He thanked me for the reminder and a week or so after that he announced he’d be streaming FFVI live sometime around the 18th! I asked him if we could arrange an interview focusing on the event and he agreed!
The 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy, one of the greatest game series of all time, takes place on December 18th. Word around town is you have planned something special. What are your plans to celebrate the creation of such a monumental series?
This weekend, on Friday the 14th myself and a whole slew of others will be live streaming Final Fantasy 6 in it's entirety. Just as sort of a "thank you" to the amazing team who created Final Fantasy. It'll start at 4pm PST, but if you aren't on the west coast the best way to view the time is: http://static.shaboozey.com/ffvi/
Where will we be able to view this livestream?
You can view it on twitch.tv - yes, the actual main channel. We'll be on the front page.
Who else will be involved in this event and how will they participate?
It's sort of like a party atmosphere, so just a whole bunch of my friends having fun.
Appearances by Shofu, Muzzafuzza, Ivyleaguepunk, Nakedhalo, Dodger, Husky and Ro, the Warp Zone, Indiestatik, the Completionist and more.
Will you be the only one playing FFVI? Or will you be relaying between other players?
I'll start it off I think, but I'll be real honest - I intend on having other people grind the levels :P
Will you and the other participants be interacting with viewers during the event?
Yep, we'll have chat up and field questions as well as have giveaways. I don't know what we have yet, as Square (Square Enix) is providing the prizes, but when we get them you can bet they'll be awesome.
Have you played all of the Final Fantasy games? If not, how many have you played? Why did you choose FFVI?
I have played them all, except FFXIII-2...because no one should have to suffer through a Final Fantasy XIII like game ever again. I chose 6 because it's the best Final Fantasy, the best RPG, and possibly the best game ever made. End of story.
Who is your favorite character in FFVI?
Oh man... so MAAAAANY good ones. But for me it's a tie between Locke or Edgar. Either a thief who refuses to admit he's a thief or a king who's a womanizer with 0 skill when it comes to picking up women. Both are great.
From a more technical standpoint what is your favorite character based on their combat abilities?
Well the good thing about FFVI is that all the characters can get all the magic, but if it comes to skills...
I would say I like Shadow's ability to take weapons in the inventory and throw them at enemies - some do INSANE damage.
What is your favorite grouping of characters to adventure with?
Usually by the end it's Terra, Edgar, Locke, and Celes.
What is your favorite esper?
Love me that Shiva!
Will you be doing voices for the game's many characters? (Looking forward to it!)
If I do, you can bet it'll be done poorly :P
More importantly, will you be singing the opera? (If you do I and many others would probably combust with happiness)
Oh man, this may have to happen.
Is there anything you'd like to share with my readers?
I can't wait to see everyone there, in the chat. I will do my damnedest to make this a lasting memory.
Thank you so much for this interview Jesse. I for one will be watching and I guarantee it will be a lasting memory for myself and all of your subscribers who love the Final Fantasy series. Readers, I hope you all check out Jesse's livestream of Final Fantasy VI on December 14th through 15th, it's going to be a blast!
For now, I hope you'll enjoy the Final Fantasy VI soundtrack while you wait.