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Last Mission
« on: January 06, 2014, 11:34:13 pm »
What do you fellas think of Last Mission?

For those of you who have played the English patch of the International game, or just watched the videos online, what are your thoughts on the story and general attitude of Last Mission?
and how do you think Yuna's attitude towards Tidus there ties into this new information we've discovered?

Last Mission: Part One, English subtitles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3t50HXyCe8

The rest, if you decide to watch, should be easily navigable from the related videos sidebar.

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Re: Last Mission
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 11:43:57 am »
Well, I am a pretty big fan of the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series, and thus I would likely be a fan of Last Mission as well.

It actually looks pretty fun, especially with the way the dresspheres are implemented into it. I hear that the final boss (the 80th? floor) is actually really hard as well. Can't wait until the English footage, or at least the Japanese footage with the offical English subtitles, is released. I wanna see/hear how they handle the dialogue and voice acting after all these years, since Hedy Burress and Tara Strong have obviously improved since then.

I have to admit though, while I enjoy all of this not-so-subtle TidusxYuna fluff in the cutscenes, it makes X-2.5 and Will seem incredibly... off, and actually pretty eerie. We go from Yuna gushing all over Tidus, in front of her two closest friends mind you, to her not even kissing him when the two are most likely alone (though Yuna thinks otherwise). Granted, the 2 latest translations from the novel doesn't make Tidus and Yuna seem as OOC as we had previously speculated, but maybe's there's more going on. Those Japanese reviews on Amazon which said that they hated Yuna in the novel, couldn't have been because she was a little stand-offish. Don't forget the amounts of sympathy for Tidus, as well. Something must be seriously wrong in there; why else would the novel gain so much negative feedback? We, for now at least, have already debunked the necrophiliac elements and Tidus getting treated like a spayed dog. (It's a shame the blitzbomb thing was true, though...)
 
Nevertheless, Last Mission is interesting, especially when you look at Yadonoki Tower's design. There'll be fanfiction-galore when this hits the West, I bet. As for the inconsistent Yuna portrayal... well, the only thing we can do is wait for KaminaSan to receive her copy of the novel. She is our translator, after all.  :P
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Re: Last Mission
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 06:22:23 pm »
I'm not too sure myself, either, about the dynamics of Yuna's character.

The page scan translations we've received so far have painted her as teasing, not harsh and cruel as people were proclaiming. The Japanese reviews indicate something more severe going on, so we must be missing something.
Or Nojima has some out-of-text explaining to do.

More importantly, we don't know how faithful Nojima actually is to Yuna as of now, because we don't know where the novella fits in the timeline in respect to Last Mission or the perfect ending.
We can assume that if the novella takes place after Last Mission, Yuna started to faulter in her feelings towards Tidus, and wanted to rekindle them by going on a trip. However, that has improbabilities; why would Yuna only start to question her feelings concerning Tidus three months past them being happily living together?

How about if this takes place before Last Mission?
We can assume that the events in the novella take place, Yuna's relationship with Tidus is remedied, and they're happy and lovely together afterwards, as indicated through Last Mission's dialogue. However, in the audio drama, which is known to take place a year after the events of FFX-2, Yuna's attitude in general seems... strange, and off-putting towards Tidus.
With the pre-Last Mission theory, we must take the liberties and state that sometime in the nine months between Last Mission and the audio drama, something happens which causes Yuna to ostensibly pray fervently to a religion she denounced three years earlier.


Lots of unresolved cause-and-effect scenarios.