My favourite video game franchise has had numerous novel adaptations in the Japanese language, including a single book with adaptations of Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, and Final Fantasy III released to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the franchise in 2012. Eight years later, we finally get that collection in English.
Last week, I asked for input about which game I should play to review next. The results are in: the next game is the original Dragon Quest in its mobile incarnation, originally released in North America as Dragon Warrior. Details on the voting methodologies and the next six games in sequence follows for those who are interested. All options listed were mobile games of the JRPG variety.
It’s been a while since my last video game review, because I don’t want to review incomplete games, I do most of my gaming on mobile these days, and so many mobile games drag out the stories and never actually wrap up. This one is different, so I thought I’d review it now that I’m finished it.
The first Final Fantasy game was released in Japan on December 18, 1987, and that was only the beginning. David Walker from the No Consoles For Old Men podcast on the Two True Freaks podcast network joins Blaine in the first official Bureau 42/Two True Freaks crossover to discuss this landmark video game franchise in this podcast.
I only learned about this Final Fantasy related series when I was recording the FF30 Anniversary podcast with David Walker. While the video game franchise is key to the premise, it’s a true story about real people, and the game is incidental. It could have been World of Warcraft or something similar just as easily, so don’t let a lack of interest in FF keep you from checking this out.
We’ve got a review for you of the first installment of the “Compilation of Final Fantasy VII” series that Square Enix was putting out. Yes, it’s been out for 3 years, but it still may be worth a shot.
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