Alright guys. Let’s talk Final Fantasy.
I promised that I would talk about my favorite video game fandom, and here it is. I began my Final Fantasy journey when I was five or six years old when Final Fantasy VII was released in the US. Admittedly it was probably not the best idea to let a six year old play what is probably one of Square’s most mature video games, but by golly if it didn’t just light the JRPG fire in my little heart! At the time I didn’t get very far in the game (six year olds only have so much strategy in them), but I was hooked from the first attempt. Ever since then I’ve been a fiend for the Final Fantasy series and all that it entails. To date, I’ve played all of the main numbered titles, and a few of the spin-offs as well.
|This picture can be found next to “cash cow” in the dictionary.
The series is just so huge and there’s such a large shared mythology and a tremendous amount of world-building that go into each game that it’s hard not to love! I know that whenever I purchase one of these games, I’m probably good to go for the next couple of months. There’s just so much to see in each title. In fact, some of the games are so big that side quests from 2000’s Final Fantasy IX have only recently been found!
Not to mention all of the fan theories and discussion that occur around the games. This is a community that has been going at it since 1987. We’ve had a lot to consider. Take for instance the Squall is Dead
or Rinoa is Ultimecia
theories that turn Final Fantasy VIII into one of the more intriguing stories rather than the overall failure most seem to think it was (full disclosure, it’s my favorite title in the series).
|I mean come on, these two are just too adorable.
So hop on your best chocobo, call up all your tonberry friends, high-five your favorite iteration of Bahamut, and raise a glass to Square for giving us this great franchise!
|Okay maybe leave the tonberries at home. Those guys are awful.
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