It’s been a year and a quarter since Monty Oum released the last installment of Dead Fantasy, his shockingly awesome videogame fan movie cat-fight between the ladies of Final Fantasy and the ladies of Dead or Alive. This third installment takes it back a notch, focusing only on the rumble between Tifa and Hitomi in a burning church (yes, that is a step back for Dead Fantasy). As usual, the fight tops virtually any animated fight scene you’ve ever seen, and most live-action fights as well; plus, there’s plenty for the nerds, such as Hitomi literally beating the materia out of Tifa (although I hate when my gal Tifa gets hurt, I have to admit I nerdgasmed a bit). If you haven’t seen part II, I highly recommend you watch that immediately afterwards.
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.