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Frivolous Fandom: Movies, TV, Games & Pop Culture

Aug 31, 2020

In videogames, it can be extremely difficult to avoid resorting to cutscenes to tell the story. When games can find a way to communicate their story through gameplay, it creates a connection with the player in a way other mediums cannot. Final Fantasy VII may seem like an odd choice to highlight how creative gameplay can elevate a story, since it was praised upon release for its impressive pre-rendered cutscenes. Curt and Kev posit that very subtle gameplay touches were the real key in cementing the game as the beloved classic that it is. Don't believe them? Tune in and see if they don't help you think about the game a little differently!  Be sure to check us out at:!