Yuna massage Leblanc in a minigame from Final Fantasy X-2.

Why Final Fantasy’s Main Characters Participate in Side Quest and Mini Games

When developers give their character’s personality, it’s one consistent with what they do in the game. Namely, the writers give them a personality that makes the characters receptive towards completing […]

The opening cinematic featuring the Warriors of Light in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.

Final Fantasy As a Multiverse

Fans have been searching for clues that connect the series together, ever since Final Fantasy II/IV. Since series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, didn’t intend for Final Fantasy to have direct sequels, […]

Zidane Tribal says Ooo soft in Final Fantasy IX.

How I Would Have Made Final Fantasy IX’s Characters More Meaningful…

I can still say this game great. But it doesn’t always feel apart of the series. I’m not talking about the so-called “kiddie designs”; they’re unique and whimsical. But unlike […]

Garland holds Sara hostage in front of the Warrior of Light in Final Fantasy.

How are the Final Fantasy I – VI Worlds Connected? Let’s Look to Final Fantasy I: The 20th Anniversary Edition…

“Our promise to ourselves is that for every single game that we make, we are going to give it our all, and then we finish it, we’ll end it in […]

Similarities between Final Fantasy IX and XIII.

Why Final Fantasy IX and XIII Are More Similar Than You Can Imagine…

Thanks to Jaghat for the inspiration! They’re similar. Not in terms of gameplay necessarily. Final Fantasy IX is painfully slow, while Final Fantasy XIII is frantically fast. The fanbase swings […]

Yoshitaka Amano's Terra Branford 2 artwork for Final Fantasy VI.

What Does It Mean to Be the Main Character in Final Fantasy VI?

Thanks to Schwahn for the inspiration! The common narrative is Final Fantasy VI has no main protagonist. But where did this idea come from? Probably Kitase: “We began work on […]

The Warriors of Cosmos in Dissidia Duodecim 012 Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Games in a Nutshell

Thanks to whereismywizardhat , TVtropes, and Facebook for the inspiration! How does one summarize the often complicated plot of the Final Fantasy series? Several people have done it, to surprisingly […]

Tidus fading away in Final Fantasy X.

The Final “Fantasy” of the Main Characters

A fantasy is a situation imagined by an individual that expresses certain desires or aims at the part of its creator. Fantasies sometimes involve situations that are highly unlikely, or […]

Tetsuya Nomura.

Discussing Why Tetsuya Nomura isn’t Destroying Final Fantasy

Thanks to Dan_Tsukasa for the inspiration! Typing “Nomura ruined Final Fantasy” in Google returns over 131,000 links of people explaining exactly that. Just on the front page alone, you can […]

The Gullwings, Yuna, Rikku and Paine, on the Celsius in Final Fantasy X-2.

Why Only Three Playable Female Characters in Your Party for the Mainline Final Fantasy Series?

I’ve noticed every mainline Final Fantasy game has no more than three heroines. This might not sound true but check for yourself. Only three. Why is this? When I discussed […]

Tetsuya Nomura's Tifa Lockhart and Tidus artwork for Final Fantasy VII and X.

How Should We Pronounce Final Fantasy Character’s Names?

Thanks to peppygrowlithe for the inspiration! Sometimes fans aren’t sure how to pronounce certain names in Final Fantasy. Is it TIF-fah or TEE-fah? Is it TY-dus or TEE-dus? How do […]

Final Fantasy VIII and IX Covers.

How Final Fantasy VIII and Fantasy Fantasy IX Turned the Final Fantasy Series on Its Head…

Dedicated to oChocoboX! A while back ago, I talked about these two games being very different: VIII was a look forward into the future of JRPGs (notices the fast-paced combat, […]