Kevin VanOrd is a Senior Editor at GameSpot, and is a lifelong RPG lover and violin player. When he isn't busy building PCs and composing symphonies, he watches American Dad reruns with his fat cat, Ollie.
Joined March 26th 2012
Recorded Dec 30th 10pm on KevinVanOrd 1:24:17 36
And so we are here: the final build up to Final Fantasy VI's conclusion. Celes' Atma Weapon/Illumina combination proves too dastardly for my foes, and I rise up the ladder of bosses without breaking nary a sweat. With Kefka defeated, we discover just how the world can survive without magic.
Recorded Dec 30th 1am on KevinVanOrd 2:54:00 14
Before we head to Kefka's Tower, it's time to uncover more of Shadow's past and climb another tower; the tower of fanatics. It's the only part of the game that truly gave my trouble, so I was glad to leave it behind me! Wall ring for the win!
Recorded Dec 26th 2am on KevinVanOrd 4:44:21 15
Almost five hours of Final Fantasy! Part X includes a return to the phantom train, a return to the auction house, and the return of Relm. Also, a two-party dungeon crawl and the clumsiest moogle with his constant tripping. AND UMAROOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Recorded Dec 25th 10pm on KevinVanOrd 1:20:44 8
From Christmas day. Robert Martinez and I continue the journey, returning to Zozo and finally stumbling upon Cyan, who was writing some sweet, misleading letters. Elsewhere, Duncan teaches Sabin a new blitz, and we return to the Veld so see if Gau shows up.
Recorded Dec 25th 5am on KevinVanOrd 2:26:04 14
And I continue my playthrough with Robert Martinez of Final Fantasy VI (aka, Final Fantasy III). The world has been split asunder, so it's off to find my beloved party members. Sabin and Celes lead the charge to locate Terra. Elsewhere, I fight a tentacle monster, get a new airship, and hear Setzer's devastating YOLO story.
Recorded Dec 16th 4am on KevinVanOrd 3:22:14 23
It's a trap! Of course we should have known the emperor couldn't be trusted--but the emperor should have known that he couldn't trust Kefka. The world is split asunder, which means only one thing: collecting fish for Cid for what seems like forever!
Recorded Dec 15th 7am on KevinVanOrd 1:59:28 20
The play through continues! In this playlist, the espers ask for forgiveness for their out-of-control destruction, but their quest for peace doesn't last once Kefka gets involved. Also, we meet Strago, as well as Relm, who offers to paint Ultros' portrait with devastating and hilarious results.
Recorded Dec 13th 5am on KevinVanOrd 1:30:23 22
Sadly, I lost a little bit of footage, but you won't miss out on much, thankfully. This was a shorter session, but two longer ones follow shortly! In this playlist, the espers are released into the world, and when the Emperor sees their power, it seems like peace might be a possibility.