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See Conan O’Brien, Elijah Wood Slam ‘Final Fantasy’ in Front of Creators

Host, actor hit existential lows while playing new video game on latest “Clueless Gamer”

Conan O’Brien and Elijah Wood grappled with the existential tedium of life as they slogged through Final Fantasy XV during the latest edition of “Clueless Gamer” on Monday.

The latest installment of the long-running video game series seemed promising at first, at least insofar as it allowed O’Brien to crack a few Lord of the Rings jokes like “This is like Middle Earth Entourage,” while he and Wood (A.K.A. Frodo) watched their crew assemble on screen.

Tolkien jokes gave way to exasperated Samuel Beckett references as O’Brien and Wood embarked on a purposeless journey that included tasks such as pushing a broken down car and running through the desert. An encounter with a giant monster proved so dull O’Brien stood in the corner with his head against the wall.

After giving up, O’Brien and Wood were finally treated to a twist far more incredible than any offered in the game: The Final Fantasy XV creators were outside the room and had been watching them complain and struggle through the game. O’Brien yelled: “You are mass murderers of people’s time! Babies will not be born because of you! Crops will not be brought in from the fields! That said, good job.”


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