Year Of Final Fantasy

Year Of Final Fantasy

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Today is a momentous occasion. The culmination of a majority of my writing for TechRaptor this past year. After playing thirteen games in a row, along with help from other writers on some side games


As the known prophet and personal best friend of mine Adele once said: “This is the end. Hold your breath and count to ten. Feel the earth move, and then feel my heart burst again, for this is the

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Hey there, everyone! Final Fantasy XIII really sucks, am I right? Huh? Who’s with me? High five! See you next month! This is part of a continuous series. Be sure to check out the other entries of


Things definitely took a weird turn for the Final Fantasy franchise after Final Fantasy X. The next main entry, Final Fantasy XI, was an MMORPG! Whaaaat? Everyone was worried that Final Fantasy had

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I think it might be safe to say that the PlayStation 2 was a success. At 155 million consoles sold, it stands to this day as the best-selling console of all time, which is absolutely insane when you


This is the end of an era. So far, we’ve seen a trio of Final Fantasy titles for the 8-bit era and another for the 16-bit days. Today, Final Fantasy IX marks the end of the PS1 days for the franchise

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It's 1999 and Square is hard at work on Final Fantasy VIII. It’s been two years since the company changed gaming forever. Can you feel the hype? Can you even begin to understand the hype? If you

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Am I going to survive this month? How could I be so short-sighted as to miss the giant ball of fan-generated death looming over my precious Year of Final Fantasy? Like a meteor hurtling toward this


I have a small confession to make. When I started the Year of Final Fantasy, I did it for two reasons. First, because I obviously adore the series and wanted to honor it for its 30 years of

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It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when Final Fantasy games were practically annual affairs. The hard work done at Squaresoft was constant in the 80s and 90s, and despite each Final

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In 1991, a new generation of Final Fantasy began. Final Fantasy IV was released in Japan this year, as well as the United States. However, for us Americans, the leap would be even more impressive


Remember the beginning of the 90s? They were a great time, and at the start of the decade Americans received a gift from Japan. Final Fantasy made its way overseas and the series that had captured

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On January 31st 1997, Final Fantasy VII, the Japanese role-playing game (JRPG) from Square Enix, was released for the PlayStation. Thanks to a major pre-release marketing campaign, Final Fantasy VII 


After the staggering success of Final Fantasy, Squaresoft tasked creator Hironobu Sakaguchi with developing a sequel. A second last tale from Square-- okay look, it’s Final Fantasy II. No more jokes

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Each genre has its own poster child series. Platformers have Super Mario Bros., FPS games have Call of Duty, and strategy games have Civilization. For RPGs, it's safe to say that Final Fantasy is the