WARNING: If you don’t want spoilers for any matches in top 8/grand finals because you haven’t watched EVO yet, I’d advise NOT reading this article. Evolution 2017 concluded a little under a week ago, and every single game had a ton of hype behind it. Whether it be Guilty Gear, Melee, Street Fighter, King of … [Read more…]
The event is PAX East 2017 and Square Einx’s booth is as crowded as ever. Fans of Final Fantasy XV are enjoying their first taste of “Episode Gladiolus,” Dragon Quest Heroes II has a photo opportunity with cosplayers and Kingdom Hearts fans are left wondering where the third installment is. However, one demo the publisher … [Read more…]
Today I’ve returned with the next installment in the series that is most likely responsible for my current career. If you’re here expecting me to talk about Final Fantasy II on the SNES, go away. You’re no longer welcome here, but be sure to return later on because that’s when we’ll be discussing the adventures of Cecil and Rosa. Today we’re going to be discussing the black sheep of the Final Fantasy series. Final Fantasy II was originally released on the Famicom in 1988 and wouldn’t see an official English translation until 2003, crazy right? The only title in the series that took longer to be officially released stateside was Final Fantasy III which was released on the Nintendo DS in 2006. That’s not why we’re here though, so let’s get to it shall we?
It’s also a bit strange to think about Final Fantasy and not get immediately excited anymore. There was a time when I would completely lose my shit when I even heard a small rumor of a new game. These days they’re often met with a slight sigh and a twinge of disdain and broken dreams. I’m getting ahead of myself though, we’re going to get to all that in a few weeks. Right now though, it’s time to take a look back. By doing so, we may gain a better understanding of our current situation and may even be able to understand the future of the beloved franchise.