Wah..! I'm so torn on this! I don't understand the push towards NDS/chibi style characters either.. They're a bad middle ground between sprites and OG PlayStation era.
The promise of something new Seiken Densetsu-wise, though..!
I've frequented GT since 2003/2004, but ally? I became invested around the time of the murmurs surrounding the next PlayStation in december 2012. Been a fan since the very first episodes of The Final Bosman. I'll admit it took a while longer to learn to love ManUp. I did though. Kyle and Ian though.. Dreamteam!
Final Fantasy 7, Mt. Nibelheim Mako Reactor, Giant Spider that cast the lightning element enemyskill "Trine".
It's memorable to me because it was the first boss in the game that I struggled with - progressing through the game with little to no grinding, and probably overlooking some essential strategies. There was a sense of anxiety and awe being beat by it, and finally the achievement besting it afterwards. Probably akin to beating a boss in the Souls series. Definitely sprinkled with nostalgia. A fond gameplay memory of FF7.
snip I was going to write a comment about crowd funding Bosman at home's production value, but realized it'd probably be more helpful to get EZA's Patreon funding up to 50k a month. DO IT! snip
I always -have- enjoyed the somber atmosphere in Kyle's videos (even while some of the backdrops/drapes were a little grandiose - loved them too!).