Tuesday, January 17, 2012

TEXT PLAY: Final Fantasy 4 (SNES, 1991): Issue #18: You Will Go To The Moon

No boss fight this time around, but we'll get to one soon enough, dear readers.

Yeah, there's another summon side quest I could go for, but that'll have to wait until I'm not working so late at night. For now, let's just get to the moon and get our last new party member, shall we?

So Cecil, Kain, Rydia and Edge hop aboard the Blue Whale and set course for the moon. The Blue Whale is a rather large ship, compared to the others. It can operate as a regular airship, which will come in handy on the moon, but it can also get you there by way of the Crystal of Flight. Odd that Golbez wasn't after that one, really. And is this a light or dark crystal? If so, where's the opposite?

Other neat things about this ship are the beds and the Fat Chocobo. Both of these will be handy from here on out, as they'll be big savers of time and gold

At any rate, the game. Once on the moon, there's a couple caves to get through on the way to a big crystalline structure much like Superman's Fortress of Solitude. This is the entrance to the Lunar Underground. Can't get in there now, but that's OK. It'll be important later.

On the main level of the castle, there are three rooms. On the left is a tile that restores HP and fixes status ailments. On the right is a tile that restores MP. The main room has a crystal pedestal, where an old man beams in.

The old man says he's called FuSoYa, and that he's guarding a race of people called Lunarians as they sleep in suspended animation deep within the moon. He goes on to explain that Golbez is actually being controlled by an evil Lunarian called Zemus who wants to make the Earth his planet so that the Lunarians can live there instead of humans because their home planet got blown up.

In order to do that, Zemus needs Golbez to turn on the Giant of Bab-Il, which is a big robot in the tower of the same name. The Giant will go on a rampage to kill all humans.

FoSoYa's story continues when he says that Cecil and Golbez are brothers by a Lunarian and a human.

The party then tells FuSoYa that it's too late and Bab-Il is shielded and the giant is about to be brought to life. FuSoYa says he thinks he can stop it and joins the party. If we were just following the story, we'd go rushing back to Earth, but since it's going to be too late anyway, I'm going to go after the Bahamut summon. Why? Because it's probably the most powerful one in the game, and Anything Can Happen On The Moon. We'll prove that in issue 19.

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