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MegaDTL3012 1 month ago#1
Can someone who has finally done the game explain the final storyline please? How it all ends? Final boss, etc?
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Funcoland 1 month ago#2
If someone is at Endgame, at this point, they likely skipped the story. So come back in a say or two.

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MegaDTL3012 1 month ago#3
Ok mate, thanks for that bit of advice. Really appreciate it!!
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Lyburnum 1 month ago#4
Obviously spoilers

In a nutshell:

Major antagonists and trails are Zodiark, Hydaelyn, and Endsinger.

You fight Zodiark on the moon where he is sealed. Fandaniel essentially dies to become him, and Hydaelyn is a lot more complicated, as you'll see

Endsinger is the source of the calamity and is basically Jenova; extraterrestrial entity from another world and dimension, seemingly the same race as Omega.

WoL basically pulls an Avengers: Endgame and has you go back in time to the time of the Ascians where you work together with Hythlodaeus, Venat, and Emet-Selch, who are "good guys" in this era—and are subsequnetly betrayed by the Actual Fandaniel when he was an Ascian, Hermes. It's complicated, but he basically brings the calamity to fruition through shared consciousness loli bird girl. The other Ascians hatch a millennia-long plan to save the world from the calamity through continued cycles of death and rebirth through Zodiark and Hyadaelyn, who are ultimately primals bound to the same limitations of mankind. In a major confrontation, the Ascians (Fandaniel included) lose most of their memory through Ascian Robot Technology

The calamity still comes to life and basically kills everything and everyone, but through the power of friendship and 8 years of a successful service model, we take it down. The final boss is a solo duty against Zenos, who actually gives his life to help stop the calamity, but the actual fight for this is somewhere between a duel and the final "boss" fight with Sephiroth at the end of FFVII

Alphinaud and the last living scions disband in the final scenes, and we have a universe (literally) of possible story threads now.

This expansion turns up anime to 11 and there's a LOT more nuance than all of this, but I don't have the wherewithal to sum up at the moment

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MegaDTL3012 1 month ago#5
Good grief….

Thanks for that quick and rather detailed summary @Lyburnum , much appreciated!!
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Lyburnum 1 month ago#6
MegaDTL3012 posted...
Good grief….

Thanks for that quick and rather detailed summary @Lyburnum , much appreciated!!

Haha no problem. For what it's worth, I think the story was engaging and satisfying. The pacing felt very rough and some of the big plot points were presented questionably, but the payoff is honestly high.
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TheLegend102 1 month ago#7
Lyburnum posted...
Obviously spoilers

In a nutshell:

Major antagonists and trails are Zodiark, Hydaelyn, and Endsinger.

You fight Zodiark on the moon where he is sealed. Fandaniel essentially dies to become him, and Hydaelyn is a lot more complicated, as you'll see

Endsinger is the source of the calamity and is basically Jenova; extraterrestrial entity from another world and dimension, seemingly the same race as Omega.

WoL basically pulls an Avengers: Endgame and has you go back in time to the time of the Ascians where you work together with Hythlodaeus, Venat, and Emet-Selch, who are "good guys" in this era—and are subsequnetly betrayed by the Actual Fandaniel when he was an Ascian, Hermes. It's complicated, but he basically brings the calamity to fruition through shared consciousness loli bird girl. The other Ascians hatch a millennia-long plan to save the world from the calamity through continued cycles of death and rebirth through Zodiark and Hyadaelyn, who are ultimately primals bound to the same limitations of mankind. In a major confrontation, the Ascians (Fandaniel included) lose most of their memory through Ascian Robot Technology

The calamity still comes to life and basically kills everything and everyone, but through the power of friendship and 8 years of a successful service model, we take it down. The final boss is a solo duty against Zenos, who actually gives his life to help stop the calamity, but the actual fight for this is somewhere between a duel and the final "boss" fight with Sephiroth at the end of FFVII

Alphinaud and the last living scions disband in the final scenes, and we have a universe (literally) of possible story threads now.

This expansion turns up anime to 11 and there's a LOT more nuance than all of this, but I don't have the wherewithal to sum up at the moment

Sounds quite awful especially with time travel being a thing now.
Lyburnum 1 month ago#8
I'm honestly okay with the time travel bits because there's kind of a metanarrative in there. It's honestly hard to explain, but it works in context; it's not like they haven't been sprinkling multiverse plot magic over the story threads in this game for some time haha.

The whole thing is VERY Final Fantasy—for better or worse. Shadowbringers told a more "human" centered story; Endwalker tells a much more grandiose, universal one, which I think was pretty overt since the trailer reveal.
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Beepbeep 1 month ago#9
Lyburnum posted...
Obviously spoilers

In a nutshell:

Major antagonists and trails are Zodiark, Hydaelyn, and Endsinger.

You fight Zodiark on the moon where he is sealed. Fandaniel essentially dies to become him, and Hydaelyn is a lot more complicated, as you'll see

Endsinger is the source of the calamity and is basically Jenova; extraterrestrial entity from another world and dimension, seemingly the same race as Omega.

WoL basically pulls an Avengers: Endgame and has you go back in time to the time of the Ascians where you work together with Hythlodaeus, Venat, and Emet-Selch, who are "good guys" in this era—and are subsequnetly betrayed by the Actual Fandaniel when he was an Ascian, Hermes. It's complicated, but he basically brings the calamity to fruition through shared consciousness loli bird girl. The other Ascians hatch a millennia-long plan to save the world from the calamity through continued cycles of death and rebirth through Zodiark and Hyadaelyn, who are ultimately primals bound to the same limitations of mankind. In a major confrontation, the Ascians (Fandaniel included) lose most of their memory through Ascian Robot Technology

The calamity still comes to life and basically kills everything and everyone, but through the power of friendship and 8 years of a successful service model, we take it down. The final boss is a solo duty against Zenos, who actually gives his life to help stop the calamity, but the actual fight for this is somewhere between a duel and the final "boss" fight with Sephiroth at the end of FFVII

Alphinaud and the last living scions disband in the final scenes, and we have a universe (literally) of possible story threads now.

This expansion turns up anime to 11 and there's a LOT more nuance than all of this, but I don't have the wherewithal to sum up at the moment
Hope it has proper explanations,because that is the dumbest plot summary I've ever seen.
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SecondWolf3Fury 1 month ago#10
Lyburnum posted...
Obviously spoilers

In a nutshell:

Major antagonists and trails are Zodiark, Hydaelyn, and Endsinger.

You fight Zodiark on the moon where he is sealed. Fandaniel essentially dies to become him, and Hydaelyn is a lot more complicated, as you'll see

Endsinger is the source of the calamity and is basically Jenova; extraterrestrial entity from another world and dimension, seemingly the same race as Omega.

WoL basically pulls an Avengers: Endgame and has you go back in time to the time of the Ascians where you work together with Hythlodaeus, Venat, and Emet-Selch, who are "good guys" in this era—and are subsequnetly betrayed by the Actual Fandaniel when he was an Ascian, Hermes. It's complicated, but he basically brings the calamity to fruition through shared consciousness loli bird girl. The other Ascians hatch a millennia-long plan to save the world from the calamity through continued cycles of death and rebirth through Zodiark and Hyadaelyn, who are ultimately primals bound to the same limitations of mankind. In a major confrontation, the Ascians (Fandaniel included) lose most of their memory through Ascian Robot Technology

The calamity still comes to life and basically kills everything and everyone, but through the power of friendship and 8 years of a successful service model, we take it down. The final boss is a solo duty against Zenos, who actually gives his life to help stop the calamity, but the actual fight for this is somewhere between a duel and the final "boss" fight with Sephiroth at the end of FFVII

Alphinaud and the last living scions disband in the final scenes, and we have a universe (literally) of possible story threads now.

This expansion turns up anime to 11 and there's a LOT more nuance than all of this, but I don't have the wherewithal to sum up at the moment
This summary intentionally makes it look like a bad mess with no explanations.
All of this works with explanations provided in the game though, so I'm fine with it. A good end.
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