One of the stranger Final Fantasy tropes is that the more powerful a summoned creature is, the longer it would take for any given game to play its animation. By the time I left the series around Final Fantasy X, summons were getting ridiculously long (like, make yourself lunch and go to the bathroom long). I can only imagine how patient that Reader Jay Bird had to be when he pulled the following whopper out of his pocket.
OK, so it’s a boss, but still. Jay says, “Tonight my Free Company in Final Fantasy XIV took down Twintania, the final boss of the First Coil of Bahamut. This was a huge achievement for us, and afterward we were all treated to this beautiful money shot in front of the head of Bahamut. We must have spent about 20 minutes taking screenshots in there.”
Selfies in front of good-looking corpses — this is why funeral homes don’t allow gamers. But we allow it, so head on in to this week’s collection of player screenies!
Speaking of selfies, just because you want to take a picture of your character doesn’t mean that it has to be the same-old “stand in front of scenery” pose. Why not spice things up with an emote or ability, as did reader Siphaed here in Guild Wars 2?
“Magic is art,” he submitted. “Video games have magic. So video games are art? Of course they are! I snagged this screen while fiddling with my spells in the Mists while waiting for a PvP match to pop. My scepter may not be a legendary, but I personally think it is far better than the weather-man’s microphone (Meteorlogicus).”
Alternatively, you could show your character from the rear. Maybe you miss out on showing off your face and fancy threads, but this familiar angle serves to pull players in to share the game journey with you.
“I took this picture over The Secret World’s Double AP weekend,” reader Derrick said. “Here I had to follow Tango, one of the scrapyard dogs, to sniff out the source of some noise at the airport.”
And then he was never heard from again. Derrick, not the dog. Dogs are protected by video game law.
Reader Pashgan found out the hard way that wearing skimpy outfits could attract the wrong kind of subroutine: “This Skyforge NPC was distracted by my female model’s features to the point where he could not maintain eye contact during the conversation.”
Reader Wild Abyss wins this week’s It Came from the Comments Section! pick for this extraordinary shot of a shoreline and a Draenei in World of Warcraft. “Just because space goats and space ships and pretty landscapes,” Wild commented.
I’m willing to bet that many of you, like I, take screenshots of odd little details that you happen to notice in the game. While the overall picture may not be grand, I’d still be interested in seeing them and hearing your observations!