Noctis Joins Dissidia Final Fantasy NTSEPTEMBER 19TH, 2017 BY KAZUMA
Final Fantasy IX Playstation 4 Port Announced During the Sony Conference at Tokyo Game Show SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2017 BY RAPTORCHAN
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
Watch Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition’s 4K GameplaySEPTEMBER 4TH, 2017 BY CHELSI
IGN Showcases Gameplay Footage of the First 20 Minutes for Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2017 BY RAPTORCHAN
Final Fantasy XIV Live Orchestra Website Launches for the Orchestral “Mini Album” – Hear a Preview of “Ultima”SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2017 BY RAPTORCHAN
Final Fantasy XV dev team discusses potential new story content and clarifies the game’s ending AUGUST 31ST, 2017 BY CHELSI
Review: Our First Look at Dissidia Final Fantasy NT AUGUST 30TH, 2017 BY RAPTORCHAN
Details for the Final Fantasy XIV In-game Anniversary Event “The Rising” Have Been Revealed AUGUST 25TH, 2017 BY RAPTORCHAN
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Arrives on January 30th, Ultimated Collector’s Edition Unveiled AUGUST 18TH, 2017 BY CHELSI
Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary – Release Date AnnouncedAUGUST 6TH, 2017 BY PETER
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Archive for the ‘Editorials’ Category

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
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

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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2013: The Year in Review

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

It’s probably 2014 from where you’re reading, but as we get ready to dive into the new year and anticipate more Final Fantasy releases, news, and announcements — I want to take a look back at a few of the major topics that have come over the course of 2013. If it’s not 2014 where […]

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2012: The Year In Final Fantasy

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Happy New Year from Final Fantasy Network! I hope you’re not too hungover this fine Tuesday morning, because we’re recappin’! 2012 was a pretty exciting year of Final Fantasy announcements, news, and releases, and so we’ve compiled some of the biggest news-makers that made our eyes widen, our heads shake, or bodies seize uncontrollably with […]

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Topic: 25th Anniversary Post-Mortem

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

The Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Event has come and gone, and we have a smörgåsbord of new topics to discuss. For those of you who missed the event or want an easy way to catch up, type “25th” in the search box to the right to look up all pertaining articles. So — let’s take […]

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