I do feel the game is a little under represented. Granted I struggled to get into it when I had the GBA port, mostly as I found the level up mechanic more of a grind than usual. However I wouldn't mind giving the game another shot and would like to see a III or IV style re-make, which maybe fixes some of the issues.
Yeah, me neither, that's why I want to paint them all. It's funny I remember way back in 1997 when I first played FF7 everyone was amazed that my Cloud got to ride on the big wheel with Tifa instead of Aeris. I guess it was an option or two I chose throughout the first half of the game that set it that way. I remember at the time everyone seemed to like Aeris better.
I can see the appeal. Aeris is more girly, so it's easier to be attracted to her. Plus, cloud had a thing for her and we're suppose to be sympathetic with the main character.
Tifa on the other hand has um... larger "assets" to put it nicely... So she's usually the first if you ask anyone, because she's the first one that comes to mind. Also the "hot girl next door" type is a favorate story for many.
You can also get to ride the wheel with Yuffie, which is awesome that the creators included her. But alot of people might not like sence she's 16 at the time that the game takes place. However, I think that complaint is stupid sence it's a japanese game and the Japanese minimal age of consent is 13. You do have to account for exceptions like prefecture and district laws, as well as possible "parental consent" ... --- Wikipedia Text [The Japanese Penal Code sets a minimal age of consent of 13. However, all prefectures and districts have (largely similar) "obscenity ordinances" that forbid "fornication" with anyone under 18 years of age, but exempt sex in the context of a sincere romantic relationship (typically determined by parental approval). The age of marriage is 16 for girls and 18 for boys, with parental consent, or 20 otherwise.] Personally I don't give a crap sence they aren't real people anyway >.>
However you can also get a "date" with Barret too. But it's hella hard and you have to REALLY screw things up with the girls to accomplish that. Sence his points start out so low to begin with.
Still it's fun to see if you can get all the scenes ^.^
lol 13 is mighty young. Japan is pretty odd to me sometimes. But they probably think England is odd. I can't imagine how you could mess up so bad that you'd get Barret. I think I told Aries that I liked pale complexions, she seemed pretty disappointed at that.
Yeah, Japan does seem pretty wierd, but every country is, in it's own way.
BTW: At the start of the game, the "affection values" are: Aeris: 50 Tifa: 30 Yuffie: 10 Barret: 0
As the game proceeds, certain decisions or tasks you undertake will amend them. When you reach the date, whoever has the highest Affection value will be the one chosen for the cutscene. If, however, there is a tie for the highest, then the priorities are thus: Aeris, then Tifa, then Yuffie, and finally Barret.
For example: When you enter Seventh Heaven, and you have a flower: "Give it to Tifa" (+5 Tifa) "Give it to Marlene" (+5 Barret)
When Aeris asks if Tifa is your girlfriend: "No way!" (+1 Aeris) "Yeah, that's right" (-5 Aeris)
When you first meet Red XIII: "Tifa, I'm countin' on you!" (-2 Tifa) "Barret, take care of her!" (+2 Barret)
When you first talk to the old guy in Fort Condor: "I guess so" (+5 Barret, +3 Aeris, +3 Tifa, +2 Yuffie) "Not interested" (-5 Barret, -3 Aeris, -3 Tifa, -1 Yuffie)
LOL, I have a walkthrough that lists all the "decisions" and how they affect the values ^.^
1- I'm doing a painting, it has nothing to do with gameplay, and Final Fantasy games have beautiful graphics. 2- I'm a fan of Final Fantasy in particular, why would I do fan art of something I'm not a fan of? 3- Final Fantasy is the most well know JRPG IP in the west, which is where I'm from, so perhaps I'm ignorant to other games.
Name a female RPG character that would look more stunning in a painting than one of the above character and I might consider.