Episode 177 – Daddy’s Got the Blues

After a 2-week break, Taliz, Seyrr, and Klauss are back! The trio discuss disc 2 of the Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack, go through the FFXIV Live Letter 74 digest, and talk about the plethora of Final Fantasy XVI news! Enjoy!

Show Notes:
Crisis Core: FFVII Reunion is more than a remaster – Written by Erren Van Duine: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/11/crisis-core-final-fantasy-vii-reunion-shows-its-more-than-a-remaster-in-new-trailer-screenshots-and-system-specs/
Crisis Core Launch Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65lCz22aopY
FFXVI will have another playable character – Written by Ed Nightingale: https://www.eurogamer.net/clive-wont-be-the-only-playable-character-in-final-fantasy-16
FFXVI Rated Mature for Sex Scenes and Hate Crimes – Written by Isaiah Colbert: https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-16-mature-rating-sex-hate-crimes-drug-use-1849841663
FFXVI Director Yoshida to appear at The Game Awards – written by Wesley Leblanc: https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/11/30/final-fantasy-16-producer-to-appear-at-the-game-awards-as-release-date-speculation-ramps
FFXVI Release date leaked – written by Jesseyriche Cortez: https://clutchpoints.com/final-fantasy-16-release-date-reportedly-leaked
FFXIV Live Letter 74 Recap – Written by Erren Van Duine: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/11/final-fantasy-xiv-live-letter-74-summary-patch-6-3-launches-early-january-2023/
Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack Disc 2: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XIII:_Original_Soundtrack#Disc_two_(55:50)

Episode 176 – The Hanging Edge

In this week’s episode, Taliz rejoins Klauss and Seyrr to discuss Disc 1 of the Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack, the latest news from Final Fantasy XIV and XVI, as well as talk about the current status of our Extra Life 2022 campaign! Enjoy!

Show Notes
FFXIV Patch 6.28 Patch notes: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/c8900c4aae544f7a013a49553aa104c1961a5c87
FFXIV Tactics Ogre Reborn Screenshot Contest: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/8ac9b0fc856404b7052e788422f08f385fd1e765
FFXVI is 95% done, release date expected at end of the year written by Darryn Bonthuys: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-16-is-95-done-release-date-reveal-expected-by-the-end-of-the-year/1100-6508903/
FFXVI devs talk about lore, GoT comparisons, and representation following latest trailer release written by Kat Bailey: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-16-square-enix-interview-lore
SE’s first Ethereum NFT game announced, Symbiogenesis written by Andrew Hayward: https://decrypt.co/113471/final-fantasy-square-enix-reveals-first-ethereum-nft-game
Final Fantasy XIII – Disc 1: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XIII:_Original_Soundtrack

Episode 171 – To Walk Amongst Gods

After taking a short break, Klauss and Seyrr are back to talk about Disc 4 of the Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack. The pair also talk about the recent FFXIV Live Letter and the upcoming release of Patch 6.2. Enjoy!

Show Notes
FFXIV NA Datacenter update from Yoshida: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/e13e28fd82fd1ac87478cb455d988544359c371f
FFXIV Patch 6.2 Special Site now live: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/endwalker/patch_6_2/
FFXIV Live Letter 72 overview: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/08/final-fantasy-xiv-live-letter-72-summary-patch-6-2-launches-august-23/
Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack Disc 4: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XII:_Original_Soundtrack#Disc_Four_(1:13:52)

Episode 170 – Try to Grow Up!

This week, Seyrr and Klauss play through disc 3 of the Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack, talk about Yoshida’s latest interviews regarding Final Fantasy XVI, and discuss the most recent news from Final Fantasy VII and Crisis Core. We hope you enjoy!

Show Notes
Final Fantasy Crystalline Resonance Piano Concert series: http://www.wildfaery.com/info/en/our-productions-en/ffcr-en
Final Fantasy VII INTERgrade added to PS+ Extra lineup of games for July: https://blog.playstation.com/2022/07/13/playstation-plus-game-catalog-lineup-for-july-stray-final-fantasy-vii-remake-intergrade-marvels-avengers/
SE Says Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is PS5 exclusive due to PS5 SSD speeds: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/square-enix-has-explained-why-final-fantasy-7-rebirth-is-a-ps5-exclusive/
Crisis Core Remake story will not be changing to align with FF7R story: https://www.cbr.com/crisis-core-wont-change-story-ff7-remake/
Buster sword design changed to link Zack to Cloud: https://gamerant.com/crisis-core-final-fantasy-7-reunion-changes-buster-sword/
SE cracks down on FC that used FFXIV IP to advertise in-game event with IRL billbords: https://www.dexerto.com/final-fantasy/square-enix-crack-down-ffxiv-event-organizers-billboards-viral-1864004/
Open-World FFXVI would have taken 15 years to make, says YoshiP: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/an-open-world-final-fantasy-16-wouldve-taken-15-years-to-make-claims-producer/
FFXVI moved away from turn-based combat to draw in younger gamers: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/final-fantasy-16-ditched-turn-based-combat-to-appeal-to-younger-generations-producer-says/

Episode 169 – Discord [PDR Version]

This week, Klauss and Seyrr dive into the second disc of the Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack. They also talk about the latest FFXIV Letter from the Producer Live, the end of service for Final Fantasy Record Keeper, and the latest news from Yoshi-P regarding Final Fantasy XVI. Enjoy!

Show Notes
FF Record Keeper announced end of service: https://noisypixel.net/final-fantasy-record-keeper-global-ending-september-2022
FFXIV Live Letter 71 Summary: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/07/final-fantasy-xiv-live-letter-71-summary-patch-6-2-coming-late-august-2022
Interviews with Yoshida on FFXVI
Gamespot: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-16-is-an-ambitious-more-mature-entry-in-the-series-says-producer/1100-6504803/
Game Informer: https://www.gameinformer.com/preview/2022/06/21/an-interview-with-naoki-yoshida-on-eikons-boss-fights-and-when-well-see-more
IGN: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-16-everything-we-learned

Episode 168 – Street Rats and Sky Pirates

In this week’s Episode, Klauss and Seyrr return to Ivalice via disc 1 of the Final Fantasy XII original soundtrack. The pair also talk about the recent anouncements regarding Final Fantasy XVI and the multitude of games in the Final Fantasy VII universe. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Final Fantasy XVI release window and new trailer: https://youtu.be/gV5rIW1Qums
Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis trailer and release window announced: https://youtu.be/G53XnZSzRRU
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII coming out this Winter: https://youtu.be/aRBiRFM2k0I
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth coming out Winter 2023: https://youtu.be/H_4CkyOmuuU

Episode 166 – Never Forget Them

This week, Seyrr and Klauss talk about Disc 4 of the Final Fantasy X Original Soundtrack. The pair also talk about the pending sale of SE’s Western studios, the upcoming Uniqlo x FF collaboration in the US, good news from stemming from the FF XVI production team, and a questionable Tifa resin statue preorder. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Embracer Group to buy SE Montreal, Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and over 50 IP’s from Square Enix: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/05/embracer-group-enters-agreement-to-purchase-eidos-interactive-and-crystal-dynamics-from-square-enix
Final Fantasy x Uniqlo collaboration comes to the US May 16th: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/04/uniqlo-x-final-fantasy-collaboration-heads-to-the-us-on-may-16/
FFXVI in its final stages of development: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/04/final-fantasy-xvi-is-in-the-final-stages-of-development/
Jack Garland joins DFFOO in Japan: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/04/jack-garland-joins-dissidia-final-fantasy-opera-omnia/
Final Fantasy fans stunned by new Tifa statue available for pre-order (Not from SE): https://www.thegamer.com/final-fantasy-tifa-statue-eastudio-favorgk

Episode 165 – Isn’t it Wonderful?

This week, Seyrr and Klauss discuss Disc 3 of the Final Fantasy X Original Soundtrack, as well as talk about the return of 2 crossover events to Final Fantasy XIV, the new Patch 6.1 which recently was released for the game, and the subsequent problems stemming from the new Housing Lottery system. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.1 Patch notes: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/c73cd284013587066d8f9e697fab1db9f007372c
FFXIV Housing lottery system paused due to major bugs: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/04/final-fantasy-xiv-pauses-housing-lottery-to-investigate-critical-bug/
FFXI Crossover event coming back to FFXIV: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2022/The_Maidens_Rhapsody/u8fwlp9ev3
FFXIV x GARO event returns: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/181c211c4f26a40b0e1af3b31a5fdaf0ea5dae82
Final Fantasy X Original Soundtrack Disc 3 : https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_X:_Original_Soundtrack#Disc_3_.2861:10.29

Episode 164 -Ha Ha Cubed

In this week’s episode, Klauss and Seyrr continue discussing the Final Fantasy X Original Soundtrack with disc 2. The pair also talk about FFXIV Live Letter 70, the upcoming Patch 6.1 update, and the announcement of Kingdom Hearts IV. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Kingdom Hearts IV Announced at a 20th Anniversary livestream: https://www.polygon.com/23018966/kingdom-hearts-4-announcement-trailer-release-date
Kingdom Hearts IV Trailer: https://youtu.be/j2DSEkYFRh8
FFXIV Live Letter 70 overview courtesy of Nova Crystallis: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/04/final-fantasy-xiv-live-letter-70-summary-patch-6-1-releases-april-12/
FFXIV Preliminary Patch 6.1 notes: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4ef995518bea6aaa2fd0b5efbe7adf24b20f7a6f
FFXIV Hatching Tide event starts April 13th: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2022/Hatching_tide/qeng0r6k46

Episode 163 – This is Our Story

This week, Klauss and Seyrr dig into the music of Final Fantasy again with disc 1 of Final Fantasy X! Klauss talks about his experience at Anime Detour and the A New World: Final Fantasy concert, and Seyrr has to put up with our terrible Tidus/Meg Ryan jokes! Enjoy!

Show notes
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin first week woes: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/stranger-of-paradises-first-week-of-sales-in-japan-is-among-the-lowest-of-any-final-fantasy-spinoff/
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 70 airs April 1: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/f5fe9d2a2e158b555484600a79b70fc13f80a313
Final Fantasy X Original Soundtrack notes via FF Fandom: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_X:_Original_Soundtrack