Author Topic: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth  (Read 18932 times)

ChercheurObscur

  • Administrator
  • Summoner
  • *
  • Posts: 157
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Reply #270 on: August 21, 2015, 07:17:07 am »
Thank you ! That's very kind of you !  :D

CrystalOfLies

  • Administrator
  • Summoner
  • *
  • Posts: 184
  • Boathouses, man.
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Reply #271 on: August 21, 2015, 12:14:14 pm »
You know, I think I've figured out what makes the novella/audio drama so off-putting to me, apart from the obvious material.

You see, no matter how serious the situation was, everything in FFX(-2) was romanticised: You had these beautifully-coloured, varying environments and characters; music was constantly playing in the background and you had these cinematic, sometimes exaggerated camera angles. It takes the word 'fantasy' quite seriously. Because of all these factors, even devastating scenes like Kilika and Home's destruction or the failure of Operation Mi'ihen seemed almost poetic or mournful, rather than instilling terror into the player. There was also the pacing of the dialogue, and even in the Japanese version most of the dialogue was written in a poetic format.

But with the audio drama and the novel in particular, everything seems a lot more raw. They seem to get straight to the point with everything with no priority over subtlety when it comes to topics like death. Because we have no visual or audible stimuli, nothing's there to really 'distract' us. We have everything straight-up told to us through dialogue and narration, so graphic descriptions like Chuami's mother's death and Tidus' decapitation become a lot more shocking. If, say, we were told about Home's destruction in written format only, the revelation would be a lot more surprising.

Whether or not this is a good thing is entirely up to opinion, and in my opinion it doesn't really click with me. The FFX saga is an inspiration to me because of its world and its 'show, don't tell' mentality for most things. I think that this is simply just a case of using simpler mediums, since obviously SE didn't want to make a half-hour long cutscene exclusively for a remaster. :P
The official 'Shinra' of the FFX boards.

Wanna know stuff? Ask me. "I know everything."

I somehow can't answer? "... I'm just a kid."

ChercheurObscur

  • Administrator
  • Summoner
  • *
  • Posts: 157
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Reply #272 on: August 21, 2015, 03:41:56 pm »
I'M OFFICIALLY DONE WITH THE TRANSLATION OF THE NOVEL !!!!  :D

What a strange feeling...  :P

Spread the word anywhere you can !  :D
« Last Edit: August 21, 2015, 03:45:26 pm by ChercheurObscur »

UltimaGriever

  • Crusader
  • *
  • Posts: 37
  • Believe in Yuna.
  • Location: Brazil
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Reply #273 on: August 21, 2015, 03:52:27 pm »
WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :D

Right on the eve of my birthday! :D :D :D *sets off fireworks*

ChercheurObscur

  • Administrator
  • Summoner
  • *
  • Posts: 157
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Reply #274 on: August 21, 2015, 04:39:28 pm »
Really ? Hoho !  :D

Now I'm waiting for kk to fix the last translations, I don't really know where she has gone.  :P

FirexGem

  • Crusader
  • *
  • Posts: 5
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Reply #275 on: August 22, 2015, 02:00:35 am »
You're welcome ChercheurObscur. I can't wait to read the next chapters. I must say it's been a journey reading this novel even if it wasn't what I expected it would be.

kk

  • Guardian
  • *
  • Posts: 62
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Reply #276 on: August 22, 2015, 11:07:25 pm »
All done fixing the, not that there's much to fix! Look forward to the conclusion soon!

Though, I can't say I like it too much >.>
Makes me really look at that scene in a different light...
But I'll refrain from saying more until it's posted! :P

ChercheurObscur

  • Administrator
  • Summoner
  • *
  • Posts: 157
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Reply #277 on: August 23, 2015, 01:29:12 pm »
Hey ! The last chapters are online !  :D

What a journey, if I may say.  ;D

I'd like to thank CrystalOfLies, kk and everyone here ! I've had fun talking with all of you.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2015, 01:32:14 pm by ChercheurObscur »

CrystalOfLies

  • Administrator
  • Summoner
  • *
  • Posts: 184
  • Boathouses, man.
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Reply #278 on: August 23, 2015, 01:30:51 pm »
"He had faith in Yuna's smile."

...And then she ditched him to go face Sin with some strangers. THE END.  :P

But thanks for all your work, everyone!
The official 'Shinra' of the FFX boards.

Wanna know stuff? Ask me. "I know everything."

I somehow can't answer? "... I'm just a kid."

ChercheurObscur

  • Administrator
  • Summoner
  • *
  • Posts: 157
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Reply #279 on: August 23, 2015, 01:38:04 pm »
"He had faith in Yuna's smile."

...And then she ditched him to go face Sin with some strangers. THE END.  :P

Now you can introduce Marphie without problem in your future fanfic ! :P

kk

  • Guardian
  • *
  • Posts: 62
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Reply #280 on: August 23, 2015, 02:41:50 pm »
That ending is literally the stupidest thing because it defies the canon of the actual scene...

Nojima left out an entire line that Yuna actually spoke, and all of her actions, which defy the mood he is trying to paint this scene as having. The way he describes the scene is so completely opposite of how it actually happened.

Yuna's smile was only 'pale' when he said he might disappear. But  it went away quickly. she was overjoyed after his cheesy line about the Fayth, hahah. She hugs him. She's so giddy she pushs him off a damn cliff, laughing all the while.

That chapter was such a reach and an attempt to inject inflated angst into a scene that canonly has none of that. SMH. u_u There's no way that Yuna would have acted the way she did in the Perfect Ending if she knew he was some summoned ghost thing. She was genuinely content and happy in that moment.

Maybe this book takes place in some kind of 'alternate reality'. Like you know how there's two Besaid's in the book? Maybe there's actually more. three, at least.
The canon one, where things actually took place in the game... Johit's summoned one... and then wherever this book took place.
that's the only way I can make sense of this, haha.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2015, 02:44:38 pm by kk »

kk

  • Guardian
  • *
  • Posts: 62
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Reply #281 on: August 23, 2015, 02:43:26 pm »
Anyway-- rants aside... xD

Thanks so much, Chercheur!!!! you put a lot of work into this, and I'm so grateful for that!!!!!!!

even though I may not like the book very much, I'm still so glad for the opportunity to read it, and I never would have gotten that without you!! You're awesome!! :D

And CrystalofLies, too!!!!!!!

One million gold stars to you both. :P

kk

  • Guardian
  • *
  • Posts: 62
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Reply #282 on: August 23, 2015, 02:47:42 pm »
Also, when did Yuna become such a tsundere? She's reunited with Tidus and all she says is, "be more careful and stop apologizing all the time." really?? how does that sound like Yuna at all?? Especially when in the games, SHE'S the one who apologizes way too much............ what the heck is this? surely you jest.

OkAY, SORRY. I'm done now. >.>



CrystalOfLies

  • Administrator
  • Summoner
  • *
  • Posts: 184
  • Boathouses, man.
    • View Profile
Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Reply #284 on: August 23, 2015, 02:56:43 pm »

Maybe this book takes place in some kind of 'alternate reality'. Like you know how there's two Besaid's in the book? Maybe there's actually more. three, at least.
The canon one, where things actually took place in the game... Johit's summoned one... and then wherever this book took place.
that's the only way I can make sense of this, haha.


I'm down with that idea. Let's just think that the gritty, realistic X-2.5 and Will is a branching alternate dimension to X-2, while all of the giddy and happy-go-lucky stuff is in another branching alternate dimension to X-2! That way all of the fans can be happy. Because if Nojima can insert alternate dimensions into the 'canon' then so can we! :P
The official 'Shinra' of the FFX boards.

Wanna know stuff? Ask me. "I know everything."

I somehow can't answer? "... I'm just a kid."