Got my sharpshooter and embarked on a mission to either assassinate the evil sorceress, Edea, or die trying! Died. Inserted Disc 2!
Finally got to sit in for a proper play session! I’ve officially decided to stop actively playing cards and farming items, unless they can be gotten relatively easy, and instead am focusing on developing my GF and junctions, and moving the story forward. So far so good, but honestly I’m getting to “that” point with this game. I don’t want to give it up, so I’m going to keep pushing, hoping that things pick up from Disc 2.
One excellent change from FF7 is how seamlessly and frequently the game switches to and from pre-rendered CG scenes, making major events feel much more organic and enjoyable. As for the events so far, it’s a lot trippier than I remember, with Edea being a legitimately chilling figure. I don’t remember FF8’s story at all from this point, so I’m interested to see where it goes from here!