Rick and Morty took on several major video game franchises with Season 6's newest episode, and one of those offered a realistic new spin on the massively popular Final Fantasy VII! Rick and Morty is no stranger to taking on many pop culture franchises and offering a very sardonic take on each of them, and the new season has been no different with several shout outs to the likes of Zack Snyder's Justice League, Warner Bros. Discovery, and more already. But the newest episode spent some time with video games as the titular duo played the most realistic gaming console ever.
Alongside the hilarious new version of Street Fighter teased during the promotional materials leading up to the newest episode's premiere, Rick and Morty Season 6 Episode 3 debuted a hilarious new take on Final Fantasy VII. With the realism on their console turned all the way up and changing the way each of the games on it are played, it turns out that Cloud's sword would be far too heavy for him to actually swing around in combat. You can check out a sample of the scene below as spotted by @PurpleFx1 on Twitter:
The Season 6 episode, "Bethic Twinstinct" might have been dubbed as one of the weirdest in the series yet according to fans, but Rick, Morty, and Summer tried their best to stay out of everything going on by completely jumping into their new gaming console. Brought to them as a gift by Space Beth, the console features an infinite number of games to which they were able to play as realistically as possible. This ranged from new takes on Asteroids (which saw a single ship drifting through space, losing fuel) to the previously mentioned Street Fighter, and even a bit of Final Fantasy.
Although the series has dabbled with video games like this in the past, this is the first time it's been so involved with the actual plot of an episode. The series has yet to really take on the world of video games outside of Roy: A Life Well Lived (or promotional team ups such as with God of War Raganarok), and these kinds of parodies show off what kind of potential there could be with a full gaming episode. At the very least, it's a fun nod to popular series.
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