There is nothing more to be said about the Opera House, is there?
I just checked the Internet, and I’ve come to the conclusion that no, there is nothing new to say about the damn Opera House. It’s probably the second most famous Final Fantasy moment, and it’s known as 16-bit gaming’s “big” gaming scene. It’s obviously overrated, right?
I would argue otherwise. People talk about how cinematic it is, but it is. Other than an honest to god opera (a real one. one that can actually be performed without seeming too kitschy), so you remember how much crazy stuff happens in this little scene?
Ultros attacks, Setzer comes to…abduct the female lead? The impresario keeps his cool, and (possibly my favorite less-than-obvious part) the conductor leads the hell out of the orchestra (the depth effects that they play with for the orchestra pit are some of the best graphics that 16-bit gaming has to offer.