Notice I didn’t say “embarrassingly awesome.” Frankly, even though I am required by law and a severe mental unbalance to find anything labeled Final Fantasy awesome, even I had to cringe a bit at the cliched groups running at each other and the least original good vs. evil storyline in the history of media introduced in the trailer. Sadly, this isn’t enough to prevent me from having to purchase the game — not having a PSP might, although not 100% — but I admit, the real problem is that I’m just not sure what to fight for. I mean, Squall wants to shoot his girlfriend’s corpse into space. How am I supposed to compare with that?
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.