Posted by radiantdreamer in 11-10-2008, 11:23 PM
I can’t find an image anywhere of it, but in Final Fantasy 1 there was a tombstone I think in the elf village that read “Here Lies Link”.
Cacildo´s note: “Here lies Link” was inserted in this tombstone only in the “Final Fantasy origins” release, for the PS1 and GBA. The phrase in the original release for the Nes is “Here Lies Erdrick”, and as this guy points out, Erdrick was the hero of the Dragon Warrior series. Here´s a cap
Posted by ruby_onix
Actually, in the original Japanese Famicom version, it was the grave of Link. Then in the English NES version it was the (misspelled) grave of Erdrick. Most likely having something to do with Nintendo of America being the one to translate and publish both Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior on the NES.
It’s remained Link in Japan through all the other releases of the game, and all of those versions that were brought over were translated faithfully enough to keep that reference intact, even on non-Nintendo systems.
Also, this picture is a classic
Posted by Fuu in 01-28-2008, 07:56 PM
Some SH1 easter eggs:
– In the bar 5 to 2 (it was a bar? don’t remember well) there are a Stephen King poster telling you to Study and another poster this one related to the “Portishead” britain band.
– The paper with the diferents teacher’s names are from the popular band “Sonic Youth”
– The name Dr. Michael Kaufman is a combination of the names of Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, knowed for creating cult films like “The Toxic Avenger”
And there’s a lot more,SH1 is like the gold mine of references and easter eegs….
Posted by Red Blaster in 01-28-2008, 07:43 PM
Lots of secrets and production notes (also a commentary on MGS3 by Kojima) about the Metal Gear Series can be found here. Some excerpts:
The very first concept of Raiden envisioned by Character Designer Shinkawa Yoji was a Spiderman-like character, who crawls on the floor on all fours in Spiderman-like motion. And his personality was that of a creep or a weirdo, who licked bird doodoo.
This idea was rejected by Kojima immediately.
The Big Shell was called the “Big Blue Apple” until very late into production.
Kojima got the idea that every main character in MGS2 lies at least once, or betrays and changes sides at least once from the movie “LA Confidential”.
All the areas inside Arsenal Gear being named after parts of the digestive system is inspired by Pinnochio, where Pinnochio is swallowed by a giant whale, just like how Raiden is swallowed by the giant Arsenal Gear.
Vamp’s chest hair was originally designed as actual hair graphics, and CG models were even completed of Vamp in actual chest hair. But because of the superier graphical abilities of the PS2 engine, the realistic chest hairs were deemed too realistic and bordering on disgusting, it was in the end decided that the chest hair will be represented by a dark colored texture exterior instead.
Posted by MarkMan in 01-28-2008, 02:06 AM
– Resident Evil Director’s Cut that came out in the US, wasn’t really a “Director’s Cut” as they advertised it would include the uncensored opening sequence… they left the opening FMV the same as the US one haha…
– The first run of Final Fantasy Tactics Greatest Hits (PS1) were the wrong region code. It only worked with Japanese systems hahah.
– The security strip on the top of Dynasty Warriors for PS2, earliest release said DANASTY WARRIORS.
– Certain game controllers out on the market will blow a fuse in your PS2 that will disable vibration/rumble when playing games.