There’s a scene in Final Fantasy IV that’s always stood out to me. It centers around the elderly wizard Tellah, who starts off with a puny library of magic but eventually, thanks to divine intervention and a magical house of mirrors, remembers that he’s actually a talented badass with access to every spell in the game.
Final Fantasy IV’s pixelated original overworld and all the locations on it got a beautiful facelift from artist TJ Townsend. Now it looks like a proper world map from a modern JRPG.
On first glance, this photo just looks like a printed image or something. Not too impressive. Then you realize it's made entirely out of beads, and you're like, "Holy crap."
While at Jump Festa 2013 this weekend, I had the chance to check out the 3DS remake of Dragon Quest VII.