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We Need More Final Fantasy Tactics

With quarantine starting in March, I have had plenty of time to kill this year. I have spent a good share of this time trying out different strategy RPGs. With fantastic recent titles like Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and excellent indie games like War Groove (2019) and Into the Breach (2018), my time has been […]

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Tidus: The Most Human, and Best Developed Final Fantasy Leading Man

Final Fantasy X‘s protagonist, Tidus, is one of the greatest leading men in the history of SquareEnix’s long running Japanese Role-Playing Game (JRPG) series. He is certainly better than Final Fantasy VIII’s Squall. The previous sentence shouldn’t cause much controversy, as Squall’s bland, lone wolf personally was absolutely mystifying, and at times frustrating. If it […]

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Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy IX

Melodies of Life Final Fantasy IX turns 20 next week. It is hard to believe that it has been two decades since I first booted up the game on my old PlayStation console, but time sure flies. Just like its soundtrack (which is Uematsu’s favorite), and its main theme song “Melodies of Life”. Final Fantasy […]

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Final Fantasy VII, and VIII Remasters Get Physical Releases

So far, Final Fantasy fans who yearn for the series’ golden days in the 90s have had a few options to enjoy those classics on current gaming platforms. Final Fantasy VII and VIII have been available in Remastered form on all platforms as a digital download. These digital downloads have been ideal for convenience’s sake, […]

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Can Final Fantasy XVI Return the Series to its Sakaguchi Glory Days?

Everyone who regularly reads the site can attest to the fact that I am not a big fan of the Final Fantasy series post the departure of its creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. I am not alone in that line of thinking either. In fact, apart from Final Fantasy XII ( the game absolutely felt nothing like […]

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Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy VI

Today’s throwback is none other than the legendary Final Fantasy VI. For about half a decade, the game was known as Final Fantasy III on the west, as Squaresoft had bypassed Final Fantasy II, III, and V in the US. Released in 1994, the Super Nintendo Japanese role-playing game has become one of the more […]

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Kitase Doesn’t Confirm or Deny If FFVIIR’s Ending Changes Story Going Forwards, FFVIIR-2 Development Continues

One only needs to read social media comments to see that one of the biggest points of contention in regards to the Final Fantasy VII Remake and its future installments, is its ‘weird’ ending (in an already weird re-telling of the first section (Midgar) of the original Final Fantasy VII). It can be inferred by […]

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The Rise and Fall of Japanese Role-Playing Games (JRPGs)

Before we start, let us make one thing clear; Japanese Role-Playing games are not dead. The genre never died, its games are everywhere around us in portable machines, mobile phones and in-home consoles. The word ‘demise’ in reference to the JRPG genre is more a description of the genre’s current state in comparison to its […]

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Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy VII Could Have Been Xenogears

Those of us who loved Chrono Trigger, and its – not so direct – sequel Chrono Cross, might never get to see a third game in Square’s most critically acclaimed series. However, Xenogears in some ways felt like a spiritual cousin of the legendary SNES title. Made by a team composed of many of the […]

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The Top Ten Greatest Final Fantasy Games of All-Time

The Final Fantasy series has been the torch bearer for Japanese Role Playing Games (JRPGs) since the 90’s (at least in the Western markets), and consequently, has spawned a long running series with 15 numbered entries accompanied by a number of spin offs based on the property. This top ten will do away with the […]