Quake and Death were my materia combo for the 1000 troop mission. Run in a circle, get all the mooks together, quake them, death the leader. Rinse, repeat nine million times.
I still stand by the theory that they only leave them in clothing to keep the riots down. Otherwise, you -know- we'd have images of the scenes plastered all over. Everywhere. *just pretends they were naked*
Course, a reason I think Zack put Cloud in SOLDIER clothing in that case is because Cloud's clothing would have been torn to fuck and showing blood far more obviously than Zack's clothing would have been. *totally agrees on that point*
I think Squeenix just saved up on the blood to make the grinding of fangirls hearts just that much harder at the end. *wibbles, hugs Zack, drags him and Cloud somewhere safe and says fuck canon*