Final Fantasy XIV’s All Saints’ Wake to arrive on October 19OCTOBER 17TH, 2017 BY KAZUMA
The Bizarrely Executed First Two Chapters of Final Fantasy XIIIOCTOBER 13TH, 2017 BY ANDY
Final Fantasy IX: Still the Best Celebration of the Series to Date OCTOBER 12TH, 2017 BY TIM WILLERS
Final Fantasy III’s Cloud of Darkness is the latest to join Dissidia: Final Fantasy’s rosterOCTOBER 3RD, 2017 BY KAZUMA
Final Fantasy XIV Releases New Information and Screenshots for Patch 4.1: The Legend ReturnsSEPTEMBER 28TH, 2017 BY KAZUMA
Dissidia Final Fantasy Reveal scheduled for October 3rdSEPTEMBER 27TH, 2017 BY KAZUMA
New Character Artwork and Screenshots Released for the Secret of Mana RemakeSEPTEMBER 26TH, 2017 BY RAPTORCHAN
Final Fantasy XV’s Episode Ignis to Arrive December 2017SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2017 BY KAZUMA
Eorzean Symphony: Final Fantasy XIV Orchestral Full Arrangement Album [Blu-Ray] Now Available for Pre-orderSEPTEMBER 25TH, 2017 BY RAPTORCHAN
Noctis Joins Dissidia Final Fantasy NTSEPTEMBER 19TH, 2017 BY KAZUMA
Final Fantasy Explorers-Force Reveal Trailer and Pre-Registration SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2017 BY KAZUMA
Final Fantasy VIII’s Ultimecia is the latest to join Dissidia: Final Fantasy’s rosterSEPTEMBER 5TH, 2017 BY KAZUMA
Order Now: The Art & Design of Final Fantasy XV artbookSEPTEMBER 1ST, 2017 BY CHELSI
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Arrives on January 30th, Ultimated Collector’s Edition Unveiled AUGUST 18TH, 2017 BY CHELSI
Distant Worlds IV - Dalmasca Estersand from Final Fantasy XII
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The Bizarrely Executed First Two Chapters of Final Fantasy XIII

Friday, October 13th, 2017
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First impressions last, and it mattered a lot for Final Fantasy XIII’s first two chapters and their contribution to the mixed impression of the game as a whole.

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Final Fantasy V: A Book Review

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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A review copy of this book, Final Fantasy V, was provided to Final Fantasy Network by the publisher, Boss Fight Books. Being a young fan of JRPGs and other Japanese-made games in the 90s and early 2000s felt like torture at times, for as lucky as we were for our parents to buy us the consoles and […]

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Impressions of Final Fantasy XV: Comrades

Friday, August 4th, 2017
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Post-release XV’s ambitions remain lofty to be sure, but they may be closer to achieving them than I anticipated with the still-developing DLC titled Comrades. Just as Episode Gladio and Episode Prompto explored parts of the story previously unseen, Comrades takes place after Chapter 9 on the mainland of Lucis whilst the Prince is absent. Except […]

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Empire, Stormblood, and Gender

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Please note that this analysis includes story details through the end of the second expansion’s main quest line. A story incited by an expanding empire, in a world with cruel and apathetic gods, is a familiar one. Yet each retelling presents new angles and perspectives that elucidate the limitless variability of an oft-used trope. From […]

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Episode Prompto: XV in Microcosm

Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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  Since its launch back in November, fans’ mileage with Final Fantasy XV  has varied. The overly ambitious title clearly had a turbulent development cycle given the various changes from even the 2014 trailers, the uneven plot structure, and other minor gripes that add up. Through updates and downloadable content, the developers are playing catch-up to finish […]

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Stormblood, Bravely, and the Job System in Respect to Expression and Rigidity

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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Swapping out a character’s attire prompts an alternation in strengths, talents, and abilities. Beyond representing a character’s role as an abstraction, the job system informs strategy and composition. As a player, it dictates the rules and framework they operate within, and methods through which they succeed. As a developer, the job system need not be […]

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Point of Entries in the Final Fantasy Series to Recommend to Newcomers

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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Approaching a new series of games is a daunting prospect. Every franchise has its own themes, art styles, personalities, and history. Listening to a fan drone on about their long-beloved series suggests that it is an infinite well of plot twists and nuanced mechanics. Therefore, it feels like jumping into it will be overwhelming, especially […]

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Gilgamesh and his Makeover for Episode Gladio

Saturday, April 8th, 2017
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(This editorial was written shortly after the release for the Episode Gladio trailer. I have not since played the DLC, nor have I watched any of it. As a result, aspects of the editorial will be out of date.) Move over Cloud and Lightning, Gilgamesh is the real Final Fantasy mascot. Unlike the series protagonists, Gilgamesh […]

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