Final Fantasy X, Square (2001) PlayStation 2

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Final Fantasy X is one of the Final Fantasies that people tend to say is “the best”, everybody has a preference (my current is still FFVI), Reddit seems to favour XII, but X is one of the ones that is usually in the running. FFX also currently has a metacritic score of 92.

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Final Fantasy VIII, Squaresoft (1999) PlayStation

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We have played our fair share of Final Fantasy games this year, 1, 2, 6, 7, and 9. So when we started 8 we assumed, it has to be better than 1 and 2 right? Hell, it must be one of the best/better ones?

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Dirge Of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, Square Enix (2006) Playstation 2

Dirge of Cerberus coverart

So, we all loved Final Fantasy VII right? And we all loved Advent Children yup? So, what could be better than a follow up game based on both? Enter, Dirge Of Cerberus…

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Final Fantasy IX, Square. (2001) PlayStation

Final Fantasy IX

Coming at Final Fantasy IX felt strange, I bought it on release, and to be honest, I don’t know if I ever completed it. I remembered I didn’t like it, and from playing it again, I didn’t remember basic plot outlines, so can’t imagine I got too far.

So when I got round to replaying it I was kind of expecting this to be a let down. I was wrong. Continue reading

Final Fantasy VI. Square (1999) PlayStation

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First off, this is the PlayStation re-release, not the original SNES version.

Secondly, and to the point… This is my favourite Final Fantasy game. If you know me, you will know I have spent the last 18 years saying Final Fantasy 7 is the best game ever. Well, I have been converted.

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Final Fantasy II (Final Fantasy Origins) Square (2003) PlayStation

Just to be clear, this is the review for Final Fantasy 1 as it appears on the Final Fantasy Origins re-release. Not the original NES version.

Final Fantasy Origins cover

 

I had originally intended to do a Final Fantasy a week until they were all done, but it has taken me just over a month to do Final Fantasy 2. Continue reading

Final Fantasy I (Final Fantasy Origins). Square (2003) PlayStation

Just to be clear, this is the review for Final Fantasy 1 as it appears on the Final Fantasy Origins re-release. Not the original NES version.

Final Fantasy Origins cover

Here we are, the beginning of a behemoth (or a Bahamut if you prefer).

Firstly, the differences

In case you didn’t know, this version of FF1 is a 16bit reboot, ported to the PlayStation, with added CGI sequences, and other than graphical changes, very little was changed:

  • Added run button for in towns/caves
  • New Boss and Church music
  • There is a new “Easy mode” this makes everything easier, and cheaper.
  • “Omake” mode, where you can view the beastiary of fought monsters.
Final Fantsy 1 8bit/16bit comparison

Final Fantsy 1 8bit/16bit comparison

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