Final Fantasy

First in the long-running series of genre-defining role-playing games by Square Enix… and one of the most remade, remastered and rereleased games of all time.


Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Available on: Famicom, NES, MSX, WonderSwan Color, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, PSP, mobile phones, your toaster (probably)


Final Fantasy Marathon


Articles about Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy Marathon: Those Blasted Pirates - After overcoming their initial challenge to defeat Garland and rescue Princess Sarah, the four Warriors of Light set out to begin their quest properly… and promptly get lost. A key part of the early Final Fantasy games — especially this first one — is figuring out exactly what the hell you’re expected to do next. The series’ … Continue reading Final Fantasy Marathon: Those Blasted Pirates
Final Fantasy Marathon: Four Warriors of Light - It’s time! For the longest while, I’ve been thinking I should do a Final Fantasy marathon: that is to say, playing through all the mainline Final Fantasies one after another. With my growing confidence in video and the ease of capture using my current gaming setup, what better time than the present to get started … Continue reading Final Fantasy Marathon: Four Warriors of Light
Stormblood: Yes, It’s a Great Final Fantasy - Final Fantasy XIV and its long-running spiritual predecessor Final Fantasy XI are in an interesting and slightly awkward position. They’re numbered mainline installments of the long-running Final Fantasy series, which, in theory, should attract series veterans, but they’re also massively multiplayer online role-playing games. The latter is a genre typically (and not necessarily correctly or fairly) associated with … Continue reading Stormblood: Yes, It’s a Great Final Fantasy
Stormblood: Introduction - Square Enix’s second Final Fantasy MMORPG is a big success now, having just enjoyed the release of its second expansion pack, but things weren’t always so rosy. In fact, the story of how Final Fantasy XIV came to be what it is now is one of the most interesting in all of gaming — and certainly an … Continue reading Stormblood: Introduction
The MoeGamer GameCast: Episode 3 - In this episode, Midori, Yumi, Penelope and I talk about why so many modern JRPGs are flat-out ignored, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid and more. Midori also has a quiz for you if you want to try and prove you know more than your average Western games journalist about the JRPG genre in general. The original music, … Continue reading The MoeGamer GameCast: Episode 3
Final Fantasy XV: A Series of Constant Reinvention - “If it’s not new, it’s not Final Fantasy.” According to World of Final Fantasy director Hiroki Chiba, speaking with Gamer Escape earlier this year, this is the attitude that Final Fantasy series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi strove to work by. And it’s a creed that the various teams around Square Enix responsible for the continued development of the brand have maintained to this … Continue reading Final Fantasy XV: A Series of Constant Reinvention
Are JRPGs Primed for a Comeback? No; They Never Went Away - If IGN’s Colin Moriarty is to be believed, then Japanese role-playing games have been in a “steep decline” since Final Fantasy VII. You and I, as fellow enthusiasts of Japanese gaming, both know that this is perhaps a somewhat questionable claim to make, but it’s also worth examining, particularly in light of the fact that Moriarty … Continue reading Are JRPGs Primed for a Comeback? No; They Never Went Away

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