Final Fantasy Community |OT| XVth time’s the charm

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Welcome to Era's Final Fantasy community thread. In here we discuss all things Final Fantasy. Before we begin there are some rules to follow;

1. Do not be rude to others about their favorite game(s) in the series. We all have our favorite and least favorite entries, but it doesn't mean you can be rude to others for different preferences.
2. You can rank your favorites and explain why you like them.
3. Post fan-art (keep it SFW please) that you enjoy.

With that in mind enjoy your stay.



So far there's 15 main games in the series (plus some that received numbered sequels). With each one being completely different from each-other, so you are free to jump in with whatever entry sounds the most interesting to you.



About: The game that started it all. Released in 1987 on the NES, Final Fantasy follows the story of four Warriors of Light in their quest to discover the mystery of the four crystals that each of them carry. The game features a lot of things that would later become staples of the series like red and white mages. Square has remade this game many times over the years and also released tons of ports so there's a lot of versions that you can try out.

Platforms: NES, MSX2, WonderSwan Color, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3 (via PSN), PlayStation Vita (via PSN), iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Nintendo 3DS

Video(s):
Original NES Opening



About: The second entry series released exclusively in Japan in 1988 on the Family Computer. As such the rest of the world did not see this game until it was released as part of a collection called Final Fantasy: Origins in 2003 (15 years later). There was plans to localize it, but that was cancelled because Final Fantasy IV happened. The game is about the Emperor of Palamecia who summons a bunch of demons from Hell to conquer the world. You play as four characters named Firion, Maria, Guy, and Leon in a quest to stop the world from being a literal living hell. Unlike the first Final Fantasy, Square eliminated earning experience points in favor of a system where you develop based on the actions you take in battle. For example you MP will increase if you use spells and your HP will if you get hit. If this doesn't sound fun then yeah it's not fun.

Platforms: Famicom (JP only), WonderSwan Color, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3 (via PSN), PlayStation Vita (via PSN), iOS, Android

Video(s):
Dawn of Souls Opening
Playstation CG Opening



About: Released exclusively in Japan on the Family Computer in 1990, the game is about four Warriors of Light (or Onion Knights in the original release) who find a crystal that tells them to restore balance to the world. In the original release they didn't have names, but in the remake they do; Luneth, Arc, Refia and Ingus. This game got rid of the weird leveling system of FFII and went back to having experience points. This game introduces the job system.

Platforms: Famicom (JP only), Nintendo DS (3D Remake), iOS (3D Remake), Android (3D Remake), PlayStation Portable (3D Remake), Ouya (3D Remake), Windows Phone (3D Remake), Microsoft Windows (3D Remake)

Video(s):
Remake CG Opening



About: Square was really terrible with holding the early entries hostage to Japan only, so Final Fantasy IV was released as Final Fantasy II in NA in 1991 same with the japanese version, but it wasn't called FFII. Luckily with all other releases they changed it back. The game is about a knight named Cecil who must stop an evil sorcerer named Gobez from using the crystals to destroy everything. You're joined in this quest by several other characters. This is the game that introduces the ATB (active time battle) system that would later be used in other entries in the series along with non FF games like Chrono Trigger. There's a sequel called After Years and a midquel called Interlude. The game has been remade for the DS.

Platforms: Super NES, PlayStation, WonderSwan Color, Game Boy Advance, FOMA 903i / 703i, Wii eShop, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS (3D Remake), Microsoft Windows (3D Remake), iOS (3D Remake), Android (3D Remake)

Video(s):
Remake CG Opening
After Years CG Opening



About: Released in Japan for the Super Famicon in 1992 FFV follows the story of Bartz (Butz in the original) and his companions in their quest to save the crystals and defeat an antagonist called Exdeath. This game features the job system and uses the ATB system introduced in FFIV. Much like with previous early entries Square continued to be odd with release decisions. The original version of course never left Japan, and there was plans to release it as not FFV but as Final Fantasy Extreme. Though that never happened and was canned, then in 1997 there was plans to port the game to PC, but due to some communication problems that to was canned. In that same year though a fan-translation was released, so people were able to experience it that way if they had the means too.

Platforms: Super Famicom (JP only), PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 3 (via PSN), PlayStation Vita (via PSN), Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android

Video(s):
Original Intro on SNES/SFC
PS CG Opening



About: Released in Japan in 1994 and in NA as FFIII, FFVI is about the Gestahlian empire trying to conquer the world and a rebel faction called the Returner's that seek to destroy the empire. It takes place in a fantasy steam-punk like world and is the first game in the series to not revolve around using crystals. The game featured the ability to swap out your party at anytime instead of them coming and going depending on the story.

Platforms: Super NES, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 (via PSN), PlayStation Vita (via PSN), SNES Classic

Video(s):
Original SNES Opening
PS CG Opening



About: Era member Ishiro 's favorite FF. Probably the most famous and well known entry in the series, when people think of Final Fantasy they most likely think of this game. With this entry Square finally stopped being weird about holding the series hostage to Japan only. Released in 1997, FFVII follows the story of Cloud Strife an ex-SOLDIER who joins an eco-terrorist group called AVALANCHE. Unlike all the other entries this one featured 3-D character models and pre-rendered backgrounds. This game is one of the most expensive games ever made, it had a huge marketing budget and was advertised as much as games are today. The game is one of the most revolutionary RPG's ever made and it got tons of people into playing JRPG's at the time of release. Due to the success Square made tons of merchandise and more games (and even a CG movie) as part of the FVII Compilation. As of now Square is remaking the game into multiple parts with the first part releasing next year.

Platforms: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 (via PSN), PlayStation Vita (via PSN), iOS, PlayStation 4, Android, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

Video(s):
PS Original CG Opening
2005 Tech Demo Trailer
Remake Announcement Trailer



About: Era member's Wazzy 's favorite FF. Released in 1999, FFVIII follows the story of Squall Leonhart, a SeeD mercenary who carries out various jobs for Balamb Garden. This game uses the ATB system as other entries, however it experiments with a different leveling system, but it keeps levels instead of ditching them like in FFII. You draw from enemies to gain magic from the or create items to use magic and for stat progression you use the Junction system. Leveling up in this game is a little useless as enemies scale with your level and since major stat progression is in the Junction system you can ignore gaining levels. It's a strange system that many either like or dislike, so it's best to try it for yourself and see if you enjoy it. The game is currently being remastered for modern consoles and will be released sometime in 2019.

Platforms: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 (via PSN), PlayStation Vita (via PSN)

Video(s):
CG Opening
Remastered Announcement Trailer



About: Releases in 2000 for the PS1, FFIX follows the story of a thief named Zidane and his troupe who are are tasked with kidnapping the princess of Alexandria, Garnet. Along the way they team up to stop Queen Brahne and the sexy man known as Kuja. The game was announced alongside FFX and FFXI, something that Square would end up doing again in later years. Gameplay features the ATB system and players earn abilities by equipping items that grant them as AP is earned. The strongest weapon in the game known as Exaclibur II requires you to get to the last dungeon in under 12 hours. There's a rather infamous strategy guide for the game that can be summed up as; look it up online.

Platforms: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 (via PSN), PlayStation Vita (via PSN), iOS, PlayStation 4, Android, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

Video(s):
Opening CG



About: Released in 2001 for the PS2, FFX follows the story of Tidus a star Blitzball player who is taken away from his home in Zanarkand after a monster called Sin attacks it. He then joins in on defeating Sin with the summoner Yuna and her guardians. Thanks to the technology advancements of the PS2, the game was the first in the series to be fully rendered in 3-D and feature voice acting. The game does away with the ATB system and instead opts for regular turn based combat. It also doesn't have a leveling system and instead you advance using a system known as the Sphere Grid that uses AP and spheres you can get from enemies. This game was my first FF and remained my favorite entry for a number of years until a more recent entry came along.

Platforms: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

Video(s):
Remastered Intro Cutscene
CG Opening



About: Yeah Square made a sequel to X that released in 2003 for the PS2. The game takes place 2 years after the events of X and you play as Yuna who is part of a group called the Gullwings with Rikku and a new character named Paine. In this game you hunt for lots of sphere's and discover a lot of stuff. The game was the first FF to feature an all female playable cast and it brought back the job system in a new way. You equip dresspheres and with those it determines stats and abilities, though you can equip any dressphere in the game for mix and matching. This game has multiple endings with each one being more annoying than the last to unlock.

Platforms: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

Video(s):
Opening CG
1000 Words CG Cinematic



About: Released in 2002, FFXI is the franchise's first MMO and at the time was the first cross console MMO. The game takes place in the world of Vana'diel and you the player go around doing quests and teaming up with fellow adventures to take down foes. There's many jobs you can do for a variety of different things depending on your preferences. The game did away with the ATB and TBC since this is a MMO, and instead you fight in real time. This game's console versions remained active for 13 years which is very impressive. As of now the game is actually still online with the PC version.

Platforms: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360

Video(s):
Opening CG



About: Released in 2006, FFXII follows the story of (looks at smudged writing) V...vaan(?) and princess Ashe along with some friends to defeat the Archadian Empire. Following in the footsteps of FFXI, the game features real time combat that is similar to that of an MMO. You can purchase licenses to gain new abilities and to equip new weapons etc. Among fans this entry is one of the more divisive entries, as it's a massive change from what the series was known for and that sparked a lot of differing opinions about the game. FFXII had a rather troubled development that ended up having a cascading effect on later entries. The original director Yasumi Matsuno ended up leaving the project and Hiroyuki Ito ended up taking charge to finish the game. Polygon has a good article detailing this history that will be linked below.

Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

Video(s):
Opening CG

Article(s):
The making of Final Fantasy 12




About: Oh boy where to begin with this one. Released in 2009, FFXIII is the thirteenth installment in the series that made the massive jump to the HD era and is about on par with FFXV as the most divisive and polarizing entry in the series among fans. The game was announced in 2006 along with Final Fantasy Versus XIII (later renamed to Final Fantasy XV) and Final Fantasy Agito XIII (later renamed to Final Fantasy Type-0). In this game you follow the story of Lightning, a soldier of the Guardian Corps, who is on a mission to find her sister Serah who is branded as a L'Cie. The game takes place on Cocoon, a giant artificial biodome that humanity lives on and on Gran Pulse, a place where L'Cie are banished too. This game features an upgrade of the ATB system where you chain attacks together as you wait for the bar to completely fill or excute them right away. There's also a pseudo job system that utilizes a system called Paradigm Shift where you switch to different roles depending on the situation. This game also deals away with a leveling system and uses a Sphere Grid like system called the Crystarium where you spend points to upgrade your roles. As mentioned this game did go through a lot of development issues that is pretty well known and the post-mortem on the game is well worth a read.

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One (via backwards compatibility), Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android

Video(s):
Opening Cinematic CG

Article(s):
Exclusive: Behind The Scenes of Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII



About: Square did indeed make a sequel to XIII that no one really asked for. Released in 2011 the game follows Lightning's sister Serah and Noel a new character in their quest to find Lightning and travel through time to stop the world from ending. The game retains the core gameplay elements of XIII, though this time you can get monsters as another companion instead of another character. Square put character switching in battle as that wasn't in XIII. They also addressed a lot of the complaints about XIII such as it's no longer a corridor simulator. There's also more things to do and quests to complete than what XIII had. This game features a pretty ballsy ending that I give them a lot of credit for.

Platforms PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One (via backwards compatibility), Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android

Video(s):
Opening CG
Ending CG (SPOILERS)



About: And then they made another sequel to XIII that no one really asked for, but they had to because of how XIII-2 ended. This game takes place 500 years after the events of XIII-2 and this time you play as Lightning in her quest to obtain souls to save the world from destruction. The game is a lot more open than its predecessors with 3 large zones to explore with quests and other activities. Gameplay is a new spin on the ATB system that combines it and an action battle system. While in battle you can switch between garbs (basically costumes that give you different abilities to use) for lots of fun. There's a lot of costumes in this game with some being highly questionable to some that are great. The game featured social media integration so you could post screenshots to Twitter or Facebook.

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One (via backwards compatibility), Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android

Video(s):
Opening CG



About: Originally released in 2010, FFXIV is the second MMO in the series that was a massive failure when it came out. That's a lot to cover, so if you want to know the full story of the original game and then A Realm Reborn, I recommend watching the excellent NoClip documentary on the game. So, the game as it's known now is A Realm Reborn, the relaunch that released in 2013 and is now an acclaimed MMO that keeps on growing. Much like with FFXI, you create a character and do quests, play with others, fashion, and a bunch of other things. The game takes place a few years after the events of the original games shut down and you a Warrior of Light goes on a million fetch quests to discover the mysteries of Eorzea.

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Video(s):
NoClip Documentary
1.0 Opening CG
Answers CG
Heavensward Trailer
Stormblood Trailer
Shadowbringers Trailer



About: Formally known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Final Fantasy XV released in 2016 and is the current entry in the franchise. This game receives a lot of criticisms, love, and outright hate from fans, so the game is quite controversial. Now then, the game follows the story of Noctis and his bro's as they fight to reclaim the kingdom of Lucis. In this entry the series goes full open world and is an ARPG. In it you control Noctis (and later all the bros via a switching mechanic that was added later) using a variety of weapons and magic attacks. The game has a leveling system that is done by camping, so you can store as much exp as you want and cash it in later. There's also some of the best rendered food you'll ever see in a game that has a variety of temporary buffs. As it currently stands this game replaced FFX as my favorite FF, so take that as you will.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, iOS (Pocket Edition only), Android (Pocket Edition only), Nintendo Switch (Pocket Edition only)

Video(s):
Original Versus Announcement Trailer
FFXV Announcement Trailer
Omen Trailer
Royal Edition Announcement Trailer
Food Montage With Epic Music



The series a ton of spin-offs. In the form of other games, game series, and mobile games. There's way to many to put in their own sections to here's just the list of a couple of them:

Final Fantasy Tactics Series
Final Fantasy Type-0
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles
Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core
Final Fantasy: Brave Exivus
Final Fantasy: Mobius
Dissidia Series
And many more that you can find a list of here on Wikipedia



Come hang out and discuss your favorite FF's with a bunch of other nerds fans.
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Hello Final Fantasy Era people!

In this thread, we discuss anything about Final Fantasy.

Rules:

1. You can rank your Final Fantasy games but it's better to have context why they're great and not so great.
2. In lieu of the 30th anniversary, I recommend we place the discussion here too.
3. Feel free to post great (not lewd) fan art if you wish.
4. Feel free to discuss anything Final Fantasy from artwork to music.

Also please don’t bitch about your least favorite FF and don’t call out people for liking a particular FF. A true FF fan appreciates and at the same time acknowledges the faults of each FF game.


Final Fantasy follows four youths called the Light Warriors, who each carry one of their world's four elemental orbs which have been darkened by the four Elemental Fiends. Together, they quest to defeat these evil forces, restore light to the orbs, and save their world.

Platforms: NES, MSX2, WonderSwan Color, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3 (via PSN), PlayStation Vita (via PSN), iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Nintendo 3DS, NES

Videos:
Final Fantasy PSone CG Opening
Final Fantasy (PSP) Anniversary Trailer



Final Fantasy II centers on four youths whose parents were killed during an army invasion by the empire of Palamecia, who are using hellspawn to conquer the world. Three of the four main characters join a rebellion against the empire, embarking on missions to gain new magic and weapons, destroy enemy superweapons, and rescue leading members of the resistance. The Game Boy Advance remake adds a bonus story after the game is completed.

Platforms: Famicom (JP only), WonderSwan Color, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3 (via PSN), PlayStation Vita (via PSN), iOS, Android

Videos:
Final Fantasy I and II iPhone Trailer
Final Fantasy II CG Opening



Final Fantasy III revolves around four orphaned youths drawn to a crystal of light. The crystal grants them some of its power, and instructs them to go forth and restore balance to the world. Not knowing what to make of the crystal's pronouncements, but nonetheless recognizing the importance of its words, the four inform their adoptive families of their mission and set out to explore and bring back balance to the world.

Platforms: Famicom (JP only), Nintendo DS (3D Remake), iOS (3D Remake), Android (3D Remake), PlayStation Portable (3D Remake), Ouya (3D Remake), Windows Phone (3D Remake), Microsoft Windows (3D Remake)

Videos:
Final Fantasy III CG Opening
Final Fantasy III NDS Trailer



Final Fantasy IV follows Cecil, a dark knight, as he tries to prevent the sorcerer Golbez from seizing powerful crystals and destroying the world. He is joined on this quest by a frequently changing group of allies.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years follows the original cast and their descendants in episodic tales as a new villain appears, setting into action a mysterious chain of events that threatens the fate of the Blue Planet.

Platforms: Super NES, PlayStation, WonderSwan Color, Game Boy Advance, FOMA 903i / 703i, Wii eShop, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS (3D Remake), Microsoft Windows (3D Remake), iOS (3D Remake), Android (3D Remake)

Videos:
Final Fantasy IV CG Opening
Final Fantasy IV NDS Trailer
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years CG Opening
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years WiiWare Trailer



Final Fantasy V begins as a wanderer named Bartz investigates a fallen meteor. There, he encounters several characters, one of whom reveals the danger facing the four Crystals that control the world's elements. These Crystals act as a seal on Exdeath, an evil sorcerer. Bartz and his party must keep the Crystals from being exploited by Exdeath's influence and prevent his resurgence.

Platforms: Super Famicom (JP only), PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 3 (via PSN), PlayStation Vita (via PSN), Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android

Videos:
Final Fantasy V CG Opening
Final Fantasy V iOS/Android Trailer



Final Fantasy VI alludes to a conflict known as the "War of the Magi," which occurred one thousand years prior to the beginning of the game. In this conflict, three quarreling entities known as the "Warring Triad" used innocent humans as soldiers by transforming them into enslaved magical beings called Espers. Using these espers as a power source, the Empire has created "Magitek", a craft that combines magic with machinery (including mechanical infantry) and infuses humans with magical powers. The Empire is opposed by the Returners, a rebel organization seeking to free the subjugated lands.

Platforms: Super NES, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 (via PSN), PlayStation Vita (via PSN), SNES Classic

Videos:
Final Fantasy VI CG Opening
Final Fantasy VI iOS/Android Trailer



Final Fantasy VII follows Cloud Strife, a mercenary who joins an eco-terrorist organization to stop a world-controlling megacorporation from using the planet's life essence as an energy source. Events send Cloud and his allies in pursuit of Sephiroth, a superhuman intent on destroying their planet. During the journey, Cloud builds close friendships with his party members, including Aerith Gainsborough, who holds the secret to saving their world.

Platforms: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 (via PSN), PlayStation Vita (via PSN), iOS, PlayStation 4, Android, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

Videos:
Final Fantasy VII PSone Trailer
Final Fantasy VII (PS4 Version) PSX Trailer
Final Fantasy VII Remake E3 2015 Trailer
Final Fantasy VII Remake PSX 2015 Trailer



Final Fantasy VIII is set on an unnamed fantasy world with science fiction elements, the game follows a group of young mercenaries, led by Squall Leonhart, as they are drawn into a conflict sparked by Ultimecia, a sorceress from the future who wishes to compress time. During the quest to defeat Ultimecia, Squall struggles with his role as leader and develops a romance with one of his comrades, Rinoa Heartilly.

Platforms: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 (via PSN), PlayStation Vita (via PSN)

Videos:
Final Fantasy VIII CG Opening
Final Fantasy VIII PC Trailer



Final Fantasy IX centers on the consequences of a war between nations in a medieval fantasy world called Gaia. Players follow bandit Zidane Tribal, who kidnaps Alexandrian princess Garnet Til Alexandros XVII as part of a gambit by the neighboring nation of Lindblum. He joins Garnet and a growing cast of characters on a quest to take down her mother, Queen Brahne of Alexandria, who started the war.

Platforms: PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 (via PSN), PlayStation Vita (via PSN), iOS, PlayStation 4, Android, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

Videos:
Final Fantasy IX PSone Trailer
Final Fantasy IX PS4 Trailer



Final Fantasy X is set in the fantasy world of Spira, a setting influenced by the South Pacific, Thailand and Japan, the game's story revolves around a group of adventurers and their quest to defeat a rampaging monster known as Sin. The player character is Tidus, a star athlete in the fictional sport of blitzball, who finds himself in the world Spira after his home city of Zanarkand is destroyed by Sin. Shortly after arriving to Spira, Tidus joins the summoner Yuna on her pilgrimage to destroy Sin.

Final Fantasy X-2 follows the character Yuna from Final Fantasy X as she seeks to resolve political conflicts in the fictional world of Spira before it all leads to war and search for her lost love Tidus from Final Fantasy X

Platforms: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

Videos:
Final Fantasy X PS2 Trailer
Final Fantasy X-2 PS2 Trailer
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster (PS3) E3 2013 Trailer
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster (PS4) Trailer - Return to Spira




Final Fantasy XI is set in the fantasy world of Vana'diel, where player-created avatars can both compete and cooperate in a variety of objectives to develop an assortment of jobs, skills, and earn in-game item rewards. Players can undertake an array of quests and progress through the in-game hierarchy and through the major plot of the game.

Platforms: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360

Videos:
Final Fantasy XI Opening CG
Final Fantasy XI Trailer



Final Fantasy XII takes place in the fictional land of Ivalice, where the empires of Archadia and Rozarria are waging an endless war. Dalmasca, a small kingdom, is caught between the warring nations. When Dalmasca is annexed by Archadia, its princess, Ashe, creates a resistance movement. During the struggle, she meets Vaan, a young adventurer who dreams of becoming a sky pirate in command of an airship. They are quickly joined by a band of allies; together, they rally against the tyranny of the Archadian Empire.

Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

Videos:
Final Fantasy XII (PS2) - Trailer
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age - Spring Trailer



Final Fantasy XIII takes place in the fictional floating world of Cocoon, whose government, the Sanctum, is ordering a purge of civilians who have supposedly come into contact with Pulse, the much-feared world below. The former soldier Lightning begins her fight against the government in order to save her sister who has been branded as an unwilling servant to a god-like being from Pulse, making her an enemy of Cocoon. Lightning is soon joined by a band of allies, and together the group also become marked by the same Pulse creature. They rally against the Sanctum while trying to discover their assigned task and whether they can avoid being turned into monsters or crystals at the completion.

After a few years in Final Fantasy XIII, Lightning, the protagonist of the original game, has disappeared into an unknown world of Final Fantasy XIII-2. Her younger sister Serah Farron, a returning character, and a young man named Noel Kreiss, journey through time in an attempt to find Lightning. Final Fantasy XIII-2 stars Serah and Noel.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII's story takes place five hundred years after the previous game's ending. Lightning, the main protagonist of the first game and a key character in the second, awakes from a self-imposed hibernation 13 days before the world's end, and is chosen by the deity Bhunivelze to save the people of the dying world, including former friends and allies who have developed heavy emotional burdens. As she travels, she learns the full truth behind both the world's fate and Bhunivelze's true agenda.

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android

Videos:
Final Fantasy XIII (X360) E3 2008 Trailer
Final Fantasy XIII E3 2009 Trailer
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Cinematic Trailer
Final Fantasy XIII-2 New Adventure Trailer
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Launch Trailer
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Opening CG



Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn takes place in the fictional land of Eorzea, five years after the events of the original release. At the conclusion of the original game, the primal dragon Bahamut escapes from its lunar prison to initiate the Seventh Umbral Calamity, an apocalyptic event which destroys much of Eorzea. Through the gods' blessing, the player character escapes the devastation by time traveling five years into the future. As Eorzea recovers and rebuilds, the player must deal with the impending threat of invasion by the Garlean Empire from the north.

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Videos:
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Trailer - A New Beginning
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Trailer - End of an Era
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Trailer
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Trailer



Final Fantasy XV takes place on the fictional world of Eos; aside from the kingdom of Lucis, all the world is dominated by the empire of Niflheim, who seek control of the magical Crystal protected by Lucis's royal family. On the eve of peace negotiations, Niflheim attacks the capital of Lucis and steals the Crystal. Noctis Lucis Caelum, heir to the Lucian throne, goes on a quest to rescue the Crystal and defeat Niflheim. He later learns his full role as the "True King", destined to use the Crystal's powers to save Eos from plunging into eternal darkness. Another version called Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is a stripped down version of the original game and replacing the graphics with chibi ones.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, iOS (Pocket Edition only), Android (Pocket Edition only), Nintendo Switch (Pocket Edition only)

Videos:
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Trailer
Final Fantasy XV Reclaim Your Throne Trailer
Final Fantasy XV Omen Trailer
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition Trailer


Final Fantasy Dimensions features 2D graphics and a Job Change System similar to that of Final Fantasy V. Its battle system is a variation of the Final Fantasy series's Active Time Battle system. The game follows two parties, the Warriors of Light and the Warriors of Darkness, with players controlling up to five party members at a time in battle, on their quest to reform their shattered world and foil the dark plans of the Avalon Empire.

Final Fantasy Dimensions II is a free-to-play game developed by Matrix Software and published by Square Enix for Android and iOS devices. It revolves around traveling through time in order to save the world from a god.

Platforms: FOMA 903i, iOS, Android

Videos:
FINAL FANTASY DIMENSIONS for Android and iOS
FINAL FANTASY DIMENSIONS II Launch Trailer



Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is a free-to-play role-playing game developed by Alim and published by Square Enix for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices. A spin-off of the Final Fantasy series, the game marks as the first collaborative effort between Square-Enix and Alim.

Platforms: iOS, Android, Amazon Fire

Videos:
Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius Official Trailer



Dissidia Final Fantasy features characters from different Final Fantasy games and centers on a great conflict between Cosmos, goddess of harmony, and Chaos, the god of discord. The two summon multiple warriors to fight for their sides in their thirteenth war. During the story, the player controls the ten warriors chosen by Cosmos, the protagonists from the first ten Final Fantasy games, in their journey.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy initially focuses on the twelfth war between the gods Chaos and Cosmos who have summoned several warriors from parallel worlds to fight for them. Upon ending the twelfth cycle, the game remakes the thirteenth war from the original Dissidia Final Fantasy and adds multiple sidestories.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a follow-up to Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, released for PlayStation Portable, and similarly allows players to battle one another using many characters from the Final Fantasy series.

Platforms: PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 4, Arcade

Videos:
DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY TRAILER
Dissidia 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy Debut Trailer
DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT - Announcement Trailer | PS4



Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon (Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon) is a video game made for the Sony PlayStation and Bandai WonderSwan, and never released outside of Japan. The game is a rogue-like dungeon crawl. The layout of the game consists of three dungeons: A ten-level dungeon, a 30-level dungeon, and an infinite dungeon which recycles enemy types every 100 levels.

Chocobo's Dungeon 2 is a sequel to Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon. It is also the Chocobo series first two-player game where a second player can help control a monster panther that helps Chocobo throughout the game. The most notable part of Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon 2 is the item system, where one can fuse items together to create stronger weapons to help progress through the game.

Chocobo Racing is a video game for the PlayStation. It is a racing simulator with characters from various Square Enix games franchises, including Final Fantasy, Parasite Eve, and 3-D WorldRunner. As a formulaic kart racer, Chocobo Racing is often compared to Mario Kart and Crash Team Racing.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales is a Nintendo DS adventure game by Square Enix released in 2006. The game features a card-based combat system. The game's plot revolves around the four elemental crystals as seen in previous main series titles. To progress though the game, the player must enter a magical book and compete in a minigame using the Nintendo DS's touch screen capabilities. It features common elements and creatures of the series.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon is a role-playing video game published by Square Enix for the Wii. It is an installment in the Chocobo series that focuses on Chocobo and a Cid character. An HD version of this game titled Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! will be coming to the PS4 and Switch on 2019.

Platforms: PlayStation, Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch

Videos:
Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon - PSX - Japan TV Commercial 1997
Chocobo's Dungeon 2 Trailer
Chocobo Racing Intro
Final Fantasy Fables Chocobo Tales (Nintendo DS) Trailer
Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! – First Look



Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light is a role-playing video game developed by Matrix Software and published by Square Enix for the Nintendo DS. It is a spin-off of the Final Fantasy series and was released by Square Enix in Japan in Fall 2009. The game was then released in North America and Europe in October 2010. The game tells the story of four youths who journey around their world to free their home from a terrible curse.

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Videos:
Final Fantasy: The Four Heroes of Light Trailer



World of Final Fantasy is primarily set in the world of Grymoire, a land populated by classic Final Fantasy characters and monsters from across the series, while being unconnected to any other series entry. The storyline focuses on twin siblings Lann and Reynn, who suffer from amnesia and hold the power in one of their arms to capture and wield Mirages. An enhanced edition, called World of Final Fantasy Maxima, will release on November 6, 2018, and will have avatar change to transform into a classic Final Fantasy character.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

Videos:
WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY - E3 2016 Trailer | PS4, PS Vita
WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY MAXIMA – TGS 2018 Trailer


Final Fantasy Type-0 focuses on Class Zero, a group of fourteen students from the Vermillion Peristylium, a magical academy in the Dominion of Rubrum. When the Militesi Empire launches an assault on the other Crystal States of Orience, seeking to control their respective crystals, Class Zero is mobilized for the defense of Rubrum. Eventually, the group becomes entangled in the secrets behind both the war and the reason for their existence. The setting and presentation were inspired by historical documentaries, and the story itself was written to be darker than other Final Fantasy titles. An HD port was released on 2014.

Platforms: PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC

Videos:
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD -- Enter the Fray Trailer | PS4



Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions is set in Ivalice, a unified kingdom of seven territories, which is caught in the middle of the War of the Lions fought between two opposing factions vying for rule of the kingdom. The story focuses on Ramza Beoulve, a member of the respected House Beoulve, who finds himself caught amid the war and later uncovers the truth behind a sinister plot behind it.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings is a game in the Ivalice Alliance subseries, and an adventure based on Final Fantasy XII for the Nintendo DS. It chronicles a period of time in which Vaan and Penelo, two of the main characters from Final Fantasy XII, are sky pirates.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance begins in a modern world, in a city called St. Ivalice, and in the initial stages controls and actions are explained. The main character, Marche, his brother Doned, their friend Ritz, and fellow classmate Mewt, find a strange book that transports them to a fantasy world.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift follows a young man named Luso Clemens after he is transported through a magical book to the world of Ivalice. Rescued from monsters by a clan leader named Cid and later joined by the thief Adelle,

Platforms: PlayStation, PlayStation Portable, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS

Videos:
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of The Lions PSP Trailer
Final Fantasy XII Revenant Wings Trailer DS
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance - Trailer - GBA
Final Fantasy Tactics A2 Grimoire of the Rift Trailer



In Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, the player controls a youth named Benjamin in his quest to save the world. His goal is to reclaim a set of stolen crystals that determine the state of the world's four elemental powers.

Platforms: SNES

Videos:
SNES - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (Legend) (DE) (1993)



Final Fantasy Explorers is an action role-playing video game for the Nintendo 3DS. It features character job-oriented combat against classic Final Fantasy monsters and summons. It was released in Japan in December 2014, and in North America and Europe in January 2016.

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Videos:
FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS: ANNOUNCE TRAILER



Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is a rhythm video game, developed by indieszero and published by Square Enix for Nintendo 3DS and iOS. Based on the Final Fantasy video game franchise, the game involves using the touch screen in time to various pieces of music from the series.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is a rhythm video game. A sequel to the 2012 video game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and the second title in the rhythm series, it features similar gameplay to its predecessor.

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, iOS

Videos:
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Trailer
Nintendo 3DS - Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Launch Trailer



Mobius Final Fantasy is an episodic role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows. The player controls Warrior of Light (Wol), a man who wakes with amnesia in the world of Palamecia, and must help conquer the dark forces attacking its people.

Platforms: iOS, Android, PC

Videos:
Mobius Final Fantasy - Announcement Trailer


Credits: wikipedia.org for the summaries and platforms, Ishiro for the spinoff games banners, finalfantas.wikia for additional summaries

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Guess this'll be the new 30th Anniversary Celebration thread.

I'm beginning to think there's no chapter of FF Lost Stranger this month. It's almost 2 weeks overdue on Crunchyroll, but I can't find any info on it.
 

ULTROS!

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Oct 25, 2017
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Final Fantasy V

I've been playing this lately on my Vita. Dunno but the dialogue in this game is probably... Mediocre at best. Like it's very basic and has weird quirks. I'm currently at the 4th crystal now.

To note, here is what I've completed this year:
- Final Fantasy IX (Vita)
- Final Fantasy X (PS4/Vita)
- Final Fantasy XII (PS4, got the platinum)
- Final Fantasy VI
 

yunbuns

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Oct 25, 2017
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Utlimecia's Castle
I wanted to do the 30th anniversary challenge and play through the entire series but that's definitely not happening. I do want to at least get a playthough of IX or X-2 in since those are my favs to celebrate this special year but we'll see.

Do you guys think we're going to get any special announcements before the year is up? I'm honestly surprised that have announced a new theatrhythm game.
 

badcrumble

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Oct 25, 2017
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I’m sure we’ll get some FFXV Season 2 teases reasonably soon... not that I’m super excited about those.

I’m surprised they haven’t ported the XIII trilogy to PS4. Feels like free money left on the table (even though those aren’t my favorite either). I have to assume Toriyama’s working on something else and too busy to oversee it.

Recently vividly visualized an FFVI remake surprise trailer starting with the open book with turning pages from the ending and its accompanying music. God I’d freak out.
 

Paches

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hey guys! So I never really participated that much in the previous one, but I figure I can share my most recent purchase to kick off the new thread. Just got this in the mail:



I know it has been out for a number of years now in English, but it is still an awesome piece for a really good price. Also can't wait for the Ultimania release next year. Here is bonus under appreciated Faris pic:



Edit: Did some resizing
 
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Wazzy

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I was just about to ask if I could make the community thread but seeing it by you Ultros is even better.

Also VIII is life and Rinoa is queen.

 
Oct 25, 2017
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Nice. I just bought the Sky Box Set myself a couple weeks ago when the Ultimania was announced. It was $42. That was the lowest I had ever seen it, so I was really happy. Looks like it's up on Amazon for $24.35 right now though. That's a ridiculous steal.
 

Paches

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Oct 25, 2017
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Nice. I just bought the Sky Box Set myself a couple weeks ago when the Ultimania was announced. It was $42. That was the lowest I had ever seen it, so I was really happy. Looks like it's up on Amazon for $24.35 right now though. That's a ridiculous steal.
Yep, I thought for sure there was some kind of catch, but it really is that cheap. Bonkers.
 

Azuran

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Oct 25, 2017
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Time to stop being a lurker and finally start contributing to this community. Not playing many games at the moment but I've been thinking on watching Kingslaive and later play FFXV because I have to or I'll never be able to sleep peacefully ever again.
 

ULTROS!

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Would you prefer to do the 30th anniversary challenge in this thread or in a separate one?
 

Wazzy

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Oct 25, 2017
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The artbook reminded me that they're finally releasing the Ultimania's in english. I'm super eager for volume 2 since it will have VII and VIII.
 

Samimista

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I was just about to ask if I could make the community thread but seeing it by you Ultros is even better.

Also VIII is life and Rinoa is queen.
Yes!!!

I am here to spread the VIII love all around.

I'll be starting to replay that later thanks to a few mentions last night.


And yes, I think it would be fine doing the 30th anniversary challenge in this thread. Keep it in the Community.
 

Fou-Lu

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yay Final Fantasy OT! To get some discussion started: What do YOU want out of Final Fantasy XVI?

I am hoping that the FFXV team making a new IP based on FFXV means that FFXVI has a good shot at being ATB or turn-based. Which is what I want, because as much as I love action RPGs, turn-based will always be my favourite. So a turn-based Final Fantasy in a wacky new setting (wild west? space faring sci-fi? biopunk? dieselpunk?) that still has all my favourite spells, creatures and weapons. And a good Cid of course, it's about time he is a party member again!
 

Scotia

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Hey guys, I'll probably pop in here every now and then but it'll be fun to hang around and talk FF with you!

While I'm here I might as well rep my favourite FF character (and game)!

 
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You tried it.
Hey guys, I'll probably pop in here every now and then but it'll be fun to hang around and talk FF with you!

While I'm here I might as well rep my favourite FF character (and game)!

It's a well known fact that Final Fantasy 8 fans are intelligent, charismatic, well liked, good looking, and possess excellent taste. They simply WIN.

Whew, might finally be time for a replay of that masterpiece.
 

yunbuns

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
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Utlimecia's Castle
To get some discussion started: What do YOU want out of Final Fantasy XVI?
The most important thing for me is the setting and unless it has a vibe similar IX, I don't want XVI to be a medieval FF. I wouldn't mind a setting like Spira which wasn't medieval or futuristic or a setting we've never seen before. I also would like a story that included less gods and/or religion as I feel like it's been beaten over the head with X, XII, XIII, XIV, and XV. Also a black female protagonist. Stop being cowards Square!

It's a well known fact that Final Fantasy 8 fans are intelligent, charismatic, well liked, good looking, and possess excellent taste. They simply WIN.

Whew, might finally be time for a replay of that masterpiece.


VIII fans are the best. :)
 

Dream Machine

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hiya, gang!

Yay Final Fantasy OT! To get some discussion started: What do YOU want out of Final Fantasy XVI?

I am hoping that the FFXV team making a new IP based on FFXV means that FFXVI has a good shot at being ATB or turn-based. Which is what I want, because as much as I love action RPGs, turn-based will always be my favourite. So a turn-based Final Fantasy in a wacky new setting (wild west? space faring sci-fi? biopunk? dieselpunk?) that still has all my favourite spells, creatures and weapons. And a good Cid of course, it's about time he is a party member again!
I would kill for another ATB or (dare I dream) CTB system in a mainline game. Really leaning into the system and making players make use of elemental and damage resistances and status conditions like in FFX would be great.

I'm fine with any setting really, I just want something NEW. I've complained about it on the last forum too, but we've been stuck in the FFXIII FNC universe for over a decade now. The series just need a shot in the arm, and I have to imagine all the art teams have been stewing on cool ideas for a while. The world shown in Agni's Philosophy wasn't very compelling for me, but her character design would be a great starting point for developing an aesthetic for a new game. I'd love a return to straight up fantasy, maybe with some ancient technology. I think doing another modern world fantasy mashup like FFXV would be unwise.

Have there been any clues about how far along they are in development of FFXVI?
 

Toth

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Oct 26, 2017
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Please let's all be civil this time around hahaha

I really hope FFXII's success will see new Ivalice titles.
 

SOLDIER

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Tifa is the best heroine in the series and always will be.

Just managed to register and wanted to test things with a factual post. Everything seems to be in working order. Carry on.
 

Silvard

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What's the 30th anniversary challenge? I've played through most FFs and I have enjoyed them all. Currently playing through FFXII which I never did before, and thinking about getting back into FFXIV too. Looking forward to talking more about the series with you guys.

By the way, would this be the right thread to talk about some mechanics and/or game specific questions for games that don't have an OT?
 

2B

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hello everyone!

I'm a huge FF fan and never got around appearing in the GAF OT beforehand since it looked intimidating but I've mustered up courage to say hello in here and hope we can talk about this wonderful RPG series!
 

Wazzy

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Oct 25, 2017
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Happy to see the VIII love in here. It's making me want that ps4 version even more now.
Yes!!!

I am here to spread the VIII love all around.

I'll be starting to replay that later thanks to a few mentions last
And yes, I think it would be fine doing the 30th anniversary challenge in this thread. Keep it in the Community.
VIII replays are always so much fun. I'm waiting to see if we get the announcement soon but if not I'll replay it again normally.

Yay Final Fantasy OT! To get some discussion started: What do YOU want out of Final Fantasy XVI?
I'm hoping for the style to be like Agni since it gave me VIII vibes in its presentation. The biggest aspects I want back are playable party rather than solo play and a cast of characters that stand out a little more. XV has good character designs but the clothing for the cast was boring.
It's a well known fact that Final Fantasy 8 fans are intelligent, charismatic, well liked, good looking, and possess excellent taste. They simply WIN.

Whew, might finally be time for a replay of that masterpiece.
My favourite post from GAF makes it's way back here LOL

So excited for this thread <3 :')


Lmao. I've missed you. FF8 is definitely my favourite :'). Selphie is kween.
Favourite moment of any game ever:


Savage lmao
Selphie really knew how to just casually shade the hell out of people in VIII.
Hello everyone!

I'm a huge FF fan and never got around appearing in the GAF OT beforehand since it looked intimidating but I've mustered up courage to say hello in here and hope we can talk about this wonderful RPG series!
Welcome! I'm happy to see more people participating and hope even more do.

I agree with idea that let's keep things civil in here even if we all are disagreeing. It's well known I don't like specific characters but I will not be shitting on people that do so don't be shy to express your thoughts. I say this in your quote because I want to make sure anyone who is new doesn't get scared of the thread. We all know how FF threads can turn out lol
 
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SOLDIER

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With the move to a new forum, I really hope we can get less drive-by shitposts like before.

FFXV has its fair share of problems, but I didn’t need to have people constantly rag on it every single second of the day. Ditto the “lol FFVII Remake will be out on PS5 in 2025” posts.

Anyway in regards to challenges, I’m playing FFV on the SNES for the first time. Played it before on PS1, but I’ve got a newfound appreciation for it now that I’m playing with a competent translation with non-shitty visuals.

Wish I could have gotten in earlier for the Fiesta, but if we could get a similar job-focused challenge going I’d be down for it.
 

Keym

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Oct 26, 2017
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I look forward to the non-existing sequel to VIII where it's basiclly Assassin's Creed but instead of an animus you use Ellone and travel back to the days of the first sorceress.

Any day now.
 

Samimista

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Oct 25, 2017
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Happy to see the VIII love in here. It's making me want that ps4 version even more now.

VIII replays are always so much fun. I'm waiting to see if we get the announcement soon but if not I'll replay it again normally.


I'm hoping for the style to be like Agni since it gave me VIII vibes in its presentation. The biggest aspects I want back are playable party rather than solo play and a cast of characters that stand out a little more. XV has good character designs but the clothing for the cast was boring.
I'm surprised Enix skipped over VIII for the PS4. I think VII and IX are available digitally on there, right? Very weird.

And yes! Agni's outfit really reminds me of Edea with the feathers, so I approve of the design. The bros were a bit bland with the all black, although I did like Ignis's outfit. Dem gloves and glasses.

FFXV has its fair share of problems, but I didn’t need to have people constantly rag on it every single second of the day. Ditto the “lol FFVII Remake will be out on PS5 in 2025” posts.

Anyway in regards to challenges, I’m playing FFV on the SNES for the first time. Played it before on PS1, but I’ve got a newfound appreciation for it now that I’m playing with a competent translation with non-shitty visuals.

Wish I could have gotten in earlier for the Fiesta, but if we could get a similar job-focused challenge going I’d be down for it.
Yeah, I had a blast with XV despite its problems and I plan on picking up the PC port. I still need to play the DLCs too. I own the Season Pass, but I've been very behind on gaming. >__>

Ah. How do you like V? I haven't played it in a very long time. I think in almost ten years, actually.

I look forward to the non-existing sequel to VIII where it's basiclly Assassin's Creed but instead of an animus you use Ellone and travel back to the days of the first sorceress.

Any day now.
Yes, please! I wish we got more Ellone in the original game. The flashbacks were my favorite scenes.
 

JoeG

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hm. This seems like the proper time to finally forgive the Draw system and give VIII a fair chance.
 

Scotia

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Oct 25, 2017
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Seeing all this VIII love is definitely making me want to replay it. Might boot up Steam and continue where I left off.

Also, is anyone else going to Distant Worlds in London next Saturday? Got all my train tickets booked and counting down the days!
 

Sub Level

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Oct 25, 2017
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Seeing all this VIII love is definitely making me want to replay it. Might boot up Steam and continue where I left off.

Also, is anyone else going to Distant Worlds in London next Saturday? Got all my train tickets booked and counting down the days!
Steam version is excellent because you can fast-forward past all the scenes with one of the function keys. There is also the "every magic in your stock goes to 100" function to skip past all the drawing but unfortunately it also maximizes your money so it's a bona fide cheat if that sort of thing bothers you.
 

Scotia

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Oct 25, 2017
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Steam version is excellent because you can fast-forward past all the scenes with one of the function keys. There is also the "every magic in your stock goes to 100" function to skip past all the drawing but unfortunately it also maximizes your money so it's a bona fide cheat if that sort of thing bothers you.
Yeah Steam version is good if you just want to play through the game quickly without any worries. Sometimes it's fun to just blitz through the game lol
 

Samimista

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Oct 25, 2017
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Steam version is excellent because you can fast-forward past all the scenes with one of the function keys. There is also the "every magic in your stock goes to 100" function to skip past all the drawing but unfortunately it also maximizes your money so it's a bona fide cheat if that sort of thing bothers you.
Yep. The Steam version is my favorite and the one I stick to (despite owning a physical copy of VIII for the PSX). The fast-forward is very convenient when needed. I only have 85 hours of VIII on Steam, but I definitely played way more than that combined with the physical copy. I usually replay one of the FF PSX games once a year or so.

Seeing all this VIII love is definitely making me want to replay it. Might boot up Steam and continue where I left off.

Also, is anyone else going to Distant Worlds in London next Saturday? Got all my train tickets booked and counting down the days!
You totally should!

And I live in Florida, but I hope you have fun. :) Is this your first time going to one of their concerts?
 

Fou-Lu

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Oct 25, 2017
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I have never seen so much love for FFVIII in one place. It feels good.

I don't think I would ever see so much agreement over my love for FFXIII :(
 

forpush

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Oct 25, 2017
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hey guys i'm here for the VIII love-in



VIII is good, possibly the best? and Rinoa is Ultimecia
 

yunbuns

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
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I look forward to spreading the word and gospel of X-2 in this thread as well.

I have never seen so much love for FFVIII in one place. It feels good.

I don't think I would ever see so much agreement over my love for FFXIII :(
For what it's worth XIII does have its fans. The people who dislike it still dislike but stop being as aggressive about it. The game is not my cup of tea but I appreciated the sequels for what they were.

ULTROS! do you think that you could add in some information about the 30th anniversary challenge for people who missed it on the other site?