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.
There aren’t many game series that have managed to not only survive, but thrive as long and as well as Final Fantasy. Final Fantasy has practically become synonymous with the JRPG genre and in many ways, is its mascot. That doesn’t necessarily mean that Final Fantasy is without sin, though. I find it hard to … [Read more…]