Final Fantasy – RPG Blog http://rpgblog.org/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 21:27:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://rpgblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Final Fantasy – RPG Blog http://rpgblog.org/ 32 32 The Sims 4 Adds Cheeky Final Fantasy 14 References In New Werewolf Expansion https://rpgblog.org/the-sims-4-adds-cheeky-final-fantasy-14-references-in-new-werewolf-expansion/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 21:27:00 +0000 https://rpgblog.org/the-sims-4-adds-cheeky-final-fantasy-14-references-in-new-werewolf-expansion/

The Sims 4 just got out werewolves, its twelfth game pack. Although the focus is on the new werewolf life state introduced in the game, The Sims 4 also added several nifty references to Final Fantasy 14 in the new item descriptions added in the pack.

The references were shared by SimGuruNova, a producer on The Sims 4 and a passionate Final Fantasy 14 player–on his personal Twitter. She was the Maxis developer responsible for integrating the FF14 references in the new werewolves game pack.

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SimGuruNova shared two distinct objects: the large teak-a rack shelves and the seventh confectioner’s Calamity firewood rack. The first is a reference to the Shadowbringers zone, the Raktika Greatwood, and its item description has several clever callbacks to the critically acclaimed expansion, including several lyrics straight from the Shadowbringers theme song. The second element refers to both A kingdom is reborn and Endwalkerwith the seventh umbral calamity, references to a rupture and a textual quotation from Venat, one of Endwalker new characters that stole the show.


The official The Sims Twitter also had fun. He commented on SimGuruNova’s post with lyrics often referred to from Raktika Greatwood’s atmospheric soundtrack in Final Fantasy 14. The verified Final Fantasy 14 Twitter then responded to their post, prompting FF14 fans to beg for an official crossover between the two popular games.

Thousands of Final Fantasy 14 and The Sims 4 fans interacted with SimGuruNova’s post, surprising her with the crossover between Simmers and Warriors of Light. Fans flocked to the comments section to reminisce Shadowbringersask SimGuruNova about it Final Fantasy 14 character and celebrate the collision of two of their favorite games.


The Sims 4: Werewolves finally added the ability to play lycanthropes to the newest The Sims Title. The popular mechanic first appeared on the show during The Sims 2: Petsand again in The Sims 3: Supernatural. Previous The Sims 4 game packs and expansions added the ability to play aliens, vampires, mermaids, mages and robots in the game, so it was only a matter of time before werewolves did their triumphant return.

Maxis and EA have yet to officially announce The Sims 5in part due to the continued popularity of The Sims 4. Hopefully, whenever the inevitable sequel is officially confirmed, The Sims 5 will be launched with all the base content of The Sims 4 So players won’t have to wait years to play a werewolf or other supernatural creature again.


The Sims 4: Werewolves is available now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth may be the first entry for FF7 newcomers https://rpgblog.org/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-may-be-the-first-entry-for-ff7-newcomers/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 23:28:00 +0000 https://rpgblog.org/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-may-be-the-first-entry-for-ff7-newcomers/

The recent Final Fantasy 7 The 25th anniversary event was filled with tons of new content related to the franchise, including The first soldier, Crisis Core, and never crisis. The big news that will come out of the event is undoubtedly the Crisis Core Remaster and the first official teaser of Final Fantasy 7 Revivalthe official name of FF7 Remake Part 2.

The event didn’t show off too much, but it teased the most open environments players will see in Final Fantasy 7 Revivalof the world. It also ended with the reveal that it will be released in the winter of 2023. This means that fans of the franchise still have a lot of anticipation ahead of them, although the wait for part 3 could perhaps be shorter than the wait for part 2, like Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 3 is already under development. This, of course, gives fans plenty of time to check out the first game if they haven’t, but according to Square Enix, they don’t have to.

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In a social media postFinal Fantasy 7 Remake Trilogy director Tetsuya Nomura said anyone playing the game wouldn’t need to play the 1997 original, nor would they need to play Final Fantasy 7 Remake. In fact, Nomura posted that “Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is designed for people to enjoy this game whether they know the original game or not. In fact, new players might even enjoy starting their adventure in Final Fantasy 7. with Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

Indeed, Nomura continues, Cloud begins a new journey and leaves Midgar, while discovering fresh and new content. Final Fantasy 7 Remake was, more or less, a standalone project that expanded significantly on the first section of the original game, so it makes sense that Final Fantasy 7 Revival would give players a similar experience.


Of course, there are a lot of Final Fantasy content, and more specifically even Final Fantasy 7 content, players can enjoy it while waiting. Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier and Ever Crisis explore the franchise in unique ways, while the Crisis Core Remaster might offer a deeper insight into Zack Fair’s new story. If someone hasn’t played Final Fantasy 7 Remakeso they still have plenty of time, but they don’t have to, that’s the most enjoyable part.

2023 will be a busy year for Final Fantasy fans whatever. It looks like Square Enix intends to end the year strong with Final Fantasy 7 Revivalbut the hype is real for Final Fantasy 16 too, which has a summer 2023 release window. It looks like next year, fans will embark on Clive’s new journey and also begin Cloud’s new journey, with or without prior knowledge of the sub- franchise.


Final Fantasy 7 Revival releases Winter 2023 for PS5.

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2023 will be a big year for Final Fantasy fans https://rpgblog.org/2023-will-be-a-big-year-for-final-fantasy-fans/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 02:53:00 +0000 https://rpgblog.org/2023-will-be-a-big-year-for-final-fantasy-fans/

June 2022 has been a big month for fans of the Final Fantasy franchise, and that guarantees that 2023 will ultimately be a big year for them too.

Because of the pandemic, a lot of things in the gaming industry have been turned upside down. Its impact is noticeable this year by the number of games launched earlier this year and the number of games with later release dates. It does, however, mean that the gaming industry is completely filled with video game releases for 2023, like star field.

For Final Fantasy fans, however, that means they’re eating really well next year. Although there are still projects to come this year, such as the port of Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade to Steam or the release of Crisis core: Reunion Remastered across all major platforms, 2023 will be one of the franchise’s greatest years.

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Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth and Final Fantasy 16 are Square Enix’s One-Two Punch

Today Square Enix gave fans their first teaser of Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth, second part of the remake. It shows a wider open area than commonly seen around Midgar, while strongly teasing Sephiroth’s role in the story. Square Enix has also confirmed that there will be a total of three parts, with the third also being worked on by a few folks at Square Enix. With its promising future, it makes it a bit easier to wait for its winter 2023 release window.

There are plenty of games that will fill the time in between, which will also make that waiting time less of a pain, but there’s also a big one. At State of Play earlier this month, Square Enix unveiled a new trailer for Final Fantasy 16. It teased Clive’s dark history, Eikon’s battles, and a world filled with conflict, and it’s just as appealing to the future of the franchise as the FF7 remake. It has a release window for summer 2023.

It means two big Final Fantasy franchise entries will be released within roughly 6 months of each other, making 2023 not only a great year for gaming in general, but a particularly great year for Final Fantasy Fans. It’s worth noting that anything can happen in game development, and it’s possible that one, if not both, of these games will be delayed out of their windows.

The good news, however, is that Final Fantasy 16 near the end of its development, and the more polished, the better. He is unsure of the progress of the development Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth is, but if all goes according to plan, it will be a year to remember.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2: Rebirth releases on PS5 in winter 2023. Final Fantasy 16 releasing on PS5 in summer 2023.

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Tifa’s best quotes https://rpgblog.org/final-fantasy-7-remake-tifas-best-quotes/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 03:45:00 +0000 https://rpgblog.org/final-fantasy-7-remake-tifas-best-quotes/

Final Fantasy 7 Remake follows the story of Cloud Strife, a former SOLDIER who joins forces with an eco-terrorist group known as Avalanche in hopes of saving the planet. Although he is the game’s main protagonist, his childhood friend, Tifa, can regularly be seen stealing the show.



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Tifa Lockhart is a shy and soft-spoken character, so her combat skills can come as a shock once she makes her debut on the battlefield. Her physical strength is unmatched, but many forget the power she wields behind the spoken word. Throughout the events of the game, Tifa delivers some of the most powerful lines ever featured in the Final Fantasy series.

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ten “I’m fine. You’ve seen how good ass I can kick.”

To gain access to Don Corneo’s mansion, Tifa decides to audition to be his next bride. While going to Wall Market, she is discovered by Cloud. The mercenary insists that her plan is far too dangerous, to which Tifa replies “It’ll be fine. You’ve seen how much ass I can kick.”

Tifa knows her plan is far from safe, but if her friends and family are in danger, she will do anything to protect them. She thinks the only way to find out what the Don is up to is to confront him on his turf, even if that results in his imprisonment.

9 “They took everything from us. Again.”

The Shinra Electric Power Company destroyed countless lives in its quest for power, but one life was affected more than others. Without Shinra, Tifa’s hometown of Nibelheim would never have been destroyed, her father would still be alive, and the Sector 7 plaque would never have fallen.

Tifa’s emphasis on “Again” shows the pain Shinra continues to cause her. It seems no matter where she goes, Shinra is always near, ready to dismantle her life once again.

8 “I don’t care! I don’t want anyone else to die, please!”

Tifa joins Barret and Cloud as they venture to destroy their second Mako Reactor. Boarding the train that will take them to the surface, their identities are discovered, causing Shinra to deploy several Slug-Ray robots to attack them.

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Tifa gets the remaining passengers out of the car before one of them asks why she is helping them. He reminds her that he works for Shinra and is the enemy, but Tifa replies “I don’t want anyone else to die”. Although Shinra is constantly trying to ruin her life, Tifa is still able to distinguish between the good and bad numbers associated with the business.


seven “You have to be better than that… if you want to play the hero.”

After fighting with Rufus Shinra, Cloud gets shot from a Shinra military helicopter. He loses his footing and clings to the side of Shinra headquarters before losing his grip. Tifa shows up just in time to catch him before he collapses to his death.

She says “You have to be better than that…if you want to play the hero”, implying that he has no right to give up as easily as he does. Even though the odds are stacked against him, Tifa encourages him to smile in the face of danger because that’s what a true hero would do.


6 “Spill the beans, or…I’ll crush them.”

As the story progresses, Tifa becomes more assertive in her life. Primarily seen as a shy character who rarely speaks her mind, the line “Spill the beans, or…I’ll crush them” reveals the extent of her dedication to protecting those she loves.

She infiltrates Corneo’s lair and demands that he reveal why he sent his henchmen to ask about Avalanche in the Sector 7 slums. When he denies any knowledge of this, she threatens him with this line, revealing the Don’s cowardice. Tifa’s fury often comes from her fists, but this line shows the true power of her words.


5 “Cloud can carry all our stuff.”

Tifa lets much of her rage flow through her fists, but there are few outlets where she lets her sense of humor shine through. Aerith asks Tifa what she will do once she saves Sector 7 and Tifa thinks about going shopping upstairs.

She says she would like to buy some additions for her bar and Aerith asks to join her. As they walk together, Tifa remarks that “Cloud can carry all of our stuff.” It’s refreshing to see Tifa so carefree, especially when the world around her constantly seeks to disrupt her happiness.

4 “What’s happening to you all of a sudden? Like you’re losing that tough side.”

Cloud’s journey to Sector 7 revealed that he had become an entirely different person than Tifa once knew. Since their childhood, Cloud has undergone a substantial change in character, and Tifa calls him out on it.

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Cloud reveals that he agreed to Tifa’s request to help Avalanche only because she asked for it. As a child, Cloud promised to save Tifa if she ever got into trouble, and coming back to her side during the events of the game was his way of keeping that promise. Revealing this to him, Tifa remarks that Cloud is “losing that tough side”.


3 “I’m sick of it. I’m sick of it all.”

Upon finding out about Shinra’s plan to paint Avalanche as the villains, she exclaims “I’m sick of it. I’m sick of all this”, but it’s not the first time she’s said those words. A brief flashback shows Tifa holding her lifeless father in her arms. This scene sees her uttering the same line before picking up Sephiroth’s sword and walking away to confront the one-winged angel.

This line marks Tifa’s breaking point, a point she rarely yields to. Having once fallen victim to Shinra’s cruel methods, she refuses to be harmed by them again. She is tired of having to endure the pain they cause her and these lines serve to underline her frustrations.


2 “Oh my God, that makeup and that dress!”

After entering Don Corneo’s mansion, Tifa is held captive in the mansion’s dungeon before seeing the Don. While she waits, two other candidates are brought in to join her, but it takes her a moment to recognize one of them.

Cloud’s makeover made him unrecognizable to Tifa. It’s not until Cloud asks her if she’s okay that she begins to piece together her identity. Instead of questioning Cloud’s new fashion sense, she immediately goes to compliment him on his new style. This line further cements the idea that Gaia is a world where “notions of gender do not apply”.


1 “‘We will meet again.’ It is a symbol of reunion.”

The theme of the meeting is the most important element seen throughout Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Sephiroth’s reliance on Jenova cell reunion is perhaps most notable, but not all reunion ideas originate from evil.

After Cloud gives her a flower, she searches for it to find out its meaning. She learns that it symbolizes reunion and later explains its meaning to Leslie Kyle, one of Corneo’s henchmen. Before disappearing, Leslie’s girlfriend gave him a locket, but he wasn’t sure what it meant. Tifa suggests it could be a “symbol of reunion”, rekindling Leslie’s hope of one day reuniting with her lost lover.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 is in development.

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Dandere’s most iconic male characters in JRPGs https://rpgblog.org/danderes-most-iconic-male-characters-in-jrpgs/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 01:30:00 +0000 https://rpgblog.org/danderes-most-iconic-male-characters-in-jrpgs/

Thinking of JRPG, larger-than-life personalities – whether fearless protagonists or headstrong villains usually take center stage. This does not mean that the genre is without variety. Tropes of all flavors have their chance to shine. This includes the rare-but-certainly-not-forgotten dander trope.



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Dandere is defined as a character – usually in a romantic setting – who is chronically shy. Neon Genesis EvangelionShinji often comes to mind. Some characters are just a little shy for lack of self-confidence. Others shiver deeply at the mere thought of talking to another person. By common convention, dandere girls may outnumber boys, but that’s all the more reason to shine the spotlight on dandere guys who would probably prefer to blend in with the shadows.

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ten Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected – Kino

Those who picked up Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch received the Future Connected bonus DLC – an epilogue story that continues Shulk’s adventures or simply gives more beasts to fight depending on his interest in the Xenolame history and its many twists.

Although eager to fight alongside his sister Nene, Kino usually hides behind his older brother when chatting with Shulk and Melia – barely able to say more than a whisper in response. Considering that the most optimal way to play the game is to mute the sound while pressing the + button to skip cutscenes, most of these actions may have gone unnoticed.


9 Suikoden – Hix

From new to old, JRPGs may have gone through a lot of convention changes over the years. But the dandare trope, though still rare, is eternal. Since the Stone Age – also known as 1995 – this guy’s beloved series on Reddit who still knows more than you Suikoden paved the way for games like Chrono-Cross where everyone is a party member…as long as they’re not too complicated to unlock.

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In the case of Hix, although he comes from the Warrior’s Village, he is not fit to take part in the front. He considers himself weak, but when his future girlfriend Tengaar is in danger, he does what all brave souls do: join an overflowing party of adventurers only to be cast aside after your questline ends. .


8 Rune Factory: Tides of Fate – Bismark

The cross section of “There are not enough fights in harvest moonand “I wish I could own a farm in this JRPG” finds happiness in rune factory. Given that romance options in video games are full of anime tropes, it’s no wonder this series has a few dandere boys – Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny’s Bismarck particularly comes to mind.

Last entry in the series, Rune Factory 5‘s, Ryker also delves into the dandere trope. He may be a little more sleepy than downright shy, but that makes him all the more endearing to those looking to woo a wayward lumberjack. Index: learn how to make a mean kibble.


seven Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire – Wally

Compared to some of the other dandere characters on this list, Wally isn’t completely trapped in his shell. But for a Pokemon rival? He is certainly more understated and polite than expected. Or maybe Blue/Gary Oak just solidified the idea that a rival has to be an arrogant jerk – something downplayed a bit in later games.

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Given Wally’s situation, it makes sense that he wouldn’t brag so much about his predecessors. Chronic illness and being something of a magnet for bad guys (even though Team Aqua and Magma aren’t the most capable crew) probably haven’t helped his confidence. And all his hopes of becoming a pokemon master fade once the protagonist steals the title of Pokemon league champion from him.


6 Atelier Ryza – Tao Monarten

Secondary character turned DLC protagonist Tao Monarten may not seem too dander to those who have only been playing Atelier Ryza 2 — the series’ fan favorite. But in the first game, in addition to being younger, he had not yet taken over. Always a smart bookworm but lacking the self-esteem to go along with his knowledge, Tao spent his time until the sequel having his bright bow.

Granted, when you’re looking at a game that’s more about picking mushrooms than slaying dragons, it’s not particularly difficult to muster some extra confidence. This does not, however, dismiss his efforts. With the commercial success of Ryza Workshop series, he better hold out for a few more sequels until he unbands his arm and shows his true potential.


5 .hack//Infection – Elk

Dandere characters often find themselves clinging to a trusted friend as they navigate a spooky world. Elk of .hack // series – a setting where “it’s just a game” isn’t quite right – does it with Amazon cat mom Mia. When she disappears, however, Elk is forced to come out of his shell to save her like a true, loyal sidekick.

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Many credit the .hack // series as the creator of the isekai video game genre. Those who are fans of Sword Art Online are probably familiar with the concept, and luckily the .To hack// has a lot of anime series to binge like .hack//Sign which features Tsukasa, a shy protagonist oddly similar to Elk.


4 Tales of Symphonia Chronicles: Dawn of the New World – Emil

Life is tough when the highly respected protagonist of the last game has murdered your parents. Misunderstanding or not, having to stare at your enemy’s memorial statue in the town square is enough to cause anyone to withdraw from society. But for a Tales of the game, it’s just par for the course – a series where the protagonists get more than their fair share of psychological torment. The tradition is deep, at least.

Emil’s bullies certainly won’t be the ones laughing at the end of the game. Admittedly, his benevolent nature makes him far from vindictive, which is perhaps best for avoiding creating more dandere characters.


3 Final Fantasy 9 – Vivi

Final Fantasy 9 sets the tone and atmosphere early with Nobuo Uematsu’s gorgeous score, an eccentric kingdom full of animals, and of course, the introduction of party dark mage Vivi. Who would have thought that the same guy, Meteor, would trip over himself and be accosted by Rat Boys (the Dark Link of Cat Boys) just 20 seconds into his screen time.

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The Final Fantasy the series is also no stranger to male dandare characters. Partymates in the past, such as Final Fantasy 6‘s “spoon bard” Edward, and Final Fantasy 13’s shy Hope, all started out shy and scared before unleashing their true potential. With Final Fantasy 16 releasing next year, one can only wonder if characters like Joshua are a shoo-in for the dandere trope.


2 Nier – Emil

Coincidentally, the second Emil to appear on this list is the Deny the series’ own gorgon has become a mechanical being. This Emil may not be the protagonist of the series, but those who have invested heavily in Deny lore will know him as more than “that weird, shy guy with the creepy mask”.

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Before operating a supply store, Emil was human – a child with the power to turn those around him to stone. And because he has white hair, there’s a slim chance he’ll even end up as the protagonist of a spin-off game in the future.


1 Mother 3 – Lucas

The Earthbound The series is influential in many ways with its unconventional setting and wacky antics. As for the narrative tropes, Earthbound – also known as Mother 2 in Japan – stripped JRPGs of their sword and sorcery roots and opted for a small-town setting that changes forever after a meteor strike.

Mother 3 is no different. The game’s protagonist, Lucas, lacked the assertiveness and outgoing demeanor of JRPG heroes before him. But it made Lucas far from weak. On the contrary, it made its growth all the more narratively significant and an argument for more protagonists.

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 should introduce new characters https://rpgblog.org/final-fantasy-7-remake-part-2-should-introduce-new-characters/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 12:37:00 +0000 https://rpgblog.org/final-fantasy-7-remake-part-2-should-introduce-new-characters/

Although Square Enix’s marketing campaigns have focused on Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s moniker, it’s safe to say that the name of the game isn’t as accurate as the publisher would have you believe. In reality, while there are obvious parts of the original 1997 PS1 experience that have been recreated, sections of the game could stand on their own as a separate entity. Aside from the basic premise, most of what’s on offer is bigger than ever. All of this means the door is now wide open creatively for the inevitable. Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2.

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Between factors such as new story threads, game mechanics, and general world building, Final Fantasy 7′The modern reimagining feels as much like a sequel or reboot as it does an actual remake. That’s why Square Enix should go all-in with Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2. Based on some of the success it’s already had on that front, adding new characters into the mix should be high on its agenda.

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Square Enix’s Past Success

Arguably the biggest reason Square Enix should bring new characters into the fold Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2, is the fact that he has already had some success on similar lines in the past. Even though the initial PS4 version of FF7 Remake Part 1 Focusing primarily on five of Cloud’s original party members, when it came to the PS5 remaster a year later, the publisher opted to shake up the established order. Players just have to watch the sequel Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade DLC expansion, for examples of the effectiveness of new blood in the inevitable sequel.


While Yuffie’s backstory and status as a fully playable protagonist were arguably the main factors that made the DLC special, the changes that happened around her also enhanced the experience. Most notably, during her quest to stop Shinra and restore Wutai’s reputation, Yuffie was assisted by a very quirky sidekick. During the side story, players were first introduced to Sonon Kusakabe in Final Fantasy 7is a long story.

The introduction of a brand new cast member on this occasion benefited the game on many levels. From a gameplay perspective alone, Sonon’s presence alongside Yuffie added extra dimensions to the action-JRPG mechanics, in a way that helped make the expansion feel fresh. While it’s hard to imagine Square Enix disrupting the established party gamers have come to know and love over the past 25 years, a case can be made for the advantages it could have over what will likely be a substantial adventure.


Having already managed to knock itself out of the park with the introduction of Sonon to the franchise’s mythos, there’s reason to believe that Square Enix could create even more lovable characters in the future. Final Fantasy 7The story of is so established and expansive at this point that it’s easy to imagine the creative developers behind the scenes conjuring up more intriguing twists from the debut of the original PS1 game.

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Best Final Fantasy 7 Party Members

Adapt a beloved game like Final Fantasy 7 which has inspired several generations of gamers is a tricky proposition to say the least. Fans have waited decades to see their favorite characters revived on modern hardware, so it’s only natural that many want remakes to focus on them before anyone else. However, the new characters shouldn’t harm Cloud or anyone else, if Square Enix continues to cast them in the same mold as Sonon.


Although it is undeniable that Sonon was introduced in Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergradefully fleshed out and organically, his presence ended up benefiting the DLC’s main character more than himself. Having aided Yuffie in her personal coming-of-age quest, Sonon’s ways and sacrifice visibly transformed her own personality and motivations. By the time the DLC ended, Yuffie was therefore a much more believable human being.

Up to this point in the series’ history, players have often heard of Cloud and his companions through their interactions with each other. Putting all-new characters on their way in Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 would be a smart way for Square Enix to explore different parts of their characterizations. There’s always a chance that players can enjoy their favorites even more thanks to the storytelling opportunities that new characters represent.


Narrative Benefits of New Final Fantasy Characters

From a narrative point of view, the addition of new characters in Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 would probably benefit the game a lot more generally. It’s worth bearing in mind, for example, that each member of Cloud’s party lived a checkered life before joining the protagonist on his mission to stop Sephiroth. Taking the time to explore the past in more detail, through the introduction of new faces, would help make the universe feel more authentic.

It’s also worth keeping in mind first and foremost that breaking down a classic JRPG into multiple parts will leave Square Enix with a decent amount of space to fill. From a practical standpoint, new characters might help reduce this to a non-issue. Giving veteran fans unexpected twists, while simultaneously ensuring the narrative never gets too slow for newcomers, would help keep Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 engaging throughout its likely 40+ hour runtime.

Players just have to look at how much the publisher has fleshed out Midgar for Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 1, for examples of how effectively Square Enix can tackle this topic. Although they weren’t brand new, the upgrades Jessie, Biggs, and Wedge received pushed them close to uncharted territory. This is best evidenced by the impact of their eventual fate in the game compared to the original 1997 release. Redo part 2 would arguably give the editor even more freedom to create similar emotional moments.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 is currently in development.

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10 Longest Mainline Final Fantasy Games, Ranked By HowLongToBeat https://rpgblog.org/10-longest-mainline-final-fantasy-games-ranked-by-howlongtobeat/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 02:45:00 +0000 https://rpgblog.org/10-longest-mainline-final-fantasy-games-ranked-by-howlongtobeat/

The Final Fantasy series has produced many animated worlds. Every entrance is filled to the brim with bright cities, people to talk to, and quiet distractions. It’s easy to get lost in everyone Final Fantasy world. The world may be in danger, but it can wait because there are Chocobos that need a run!



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At some point, however, the main story will end. How it takes will ultimately depend on the player and what they are willing to put into this world. For those who want to get an idea of ​​how long it takes to reach the end credits of a Final Fantasy, HowLongToBeat is designed for this purpose. HowLongToBeat allows players to vote on the length of a game based on different playing styles such as “Completionist” and “Recreational”. With 15 main entrances in the Final Fantasy series, some are longer than others.

Each Final Fantasy The game listed is the original release and only represents the average completion time of the main story. No DLC or extension is taken into account.

ten Final Fantasy V is a Forgotten Classic (32.5 hours)

Arguably the most underrated and underrated mainline Final Fantasy Game, Final Fantasy V barely gets love and attention. It doesn’t help that his output is sandwiched between two of the most beloved mainlines. Final Fantasy games in Final Fantasy 4 and Final Fantasy VI. FFV is notable for expanding and popularizing the job system where characters can equip different classes, such as Black Mage, and master them as they level up. This employment system FFV one of the deepest main lines Final Fantasy Games.

At the time of its release, FFV was the longest main line Final Fantasy Thu. Its 32.5 hour runtime, on average, is eight hours longer than Final Fantasy 2.


9 Final Fantasy VI is an all-time great RPG (35 hours)

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of “Best RPG of All Time” rankings on the internet. It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t have FFVI ranked near the top. FFVI is the perfect RPG storm with a great story, an iconic villain, memorable party members, and an exciting combat system.

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FFVI is a game that few players want to see completed, so its average length of 35 hours gives players plenty of time to delve into the world of balance and uncover its many secrets. But don’t wait too long to stop Kefka from his evil plan – don’t want to leave the world in ruins.


8 There’s a lot more to Final Fantasy VII beyond its main game (36.5 hours)

FFVI is not the only main line Final Fantasy which tops the RPG charts of all time. Final Fantasy VII is often filed right there with FFVI. FFVII is one of the most important RPGs ever created to hook players both to the Final Fantasy series and the RPG genre as a whole. FFVII impact on gaming led to his induction into the World Video Game Hall of Fame in 2018.

FFVII has since spawned numerous prequels, sequels, and spinoffs fully fleshing out the world of Gaia. For the Final Fantasy VII Remake, FFVII 36.5 hours on average turned out to be too much to do properly in a single game. Square Enix chose to release instead FFVII remake in multiple full game versions.


seven Final Fantasy IX will soon have an animated series (38.5 hours)

After delving into steampunk, modernist and futuristic worlds, Square decided to take a step back with Final Fantasy IX by revisiting medieval settings. This decision paid off with one of the best main lines Final Fantasy games to date as well as Final Fantasy designer Hironobu Sakaguchi’s favorite main line.

FIX colourful, cel-shaded, world and cast are still making gamers happy in 2022. So much so that FIX is set to receive an animated television series adaptation. For players who believe that 38h30 on average is too long, an animated series will allow them to digest FFIX brilliant and emotional plot at their own pace.


6 Final Fantasy VIII gave players a lot (40 hours)

Final Fantasy VIII is one of the most controversial main entries in the Final Fantasy series. For every player who bought into Squall and Rinoa’s romance, another felt that the two central characters lacked chemistry. For every player who enjoyed the join system, another lamented how easily a player could break the game.

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FFVIII received renewed attention in 2019 when it received its long-awaited remaster, years after FFVII and FIX received theirs. Consequently, final Fancy fans had the chance to discover FFVIII for the first time, or give it a second chance that each main line Final Fantasy deserved. Although this is not enough for FFVIII to escape its divisions, it provided a wonderful opportunity for FFVIII for a ride in the spotlight.


5 Final Fantasy X is not a watered down experience (46 hours)

As FFVII, Final Fantasy X served as a good entry point for Final Fantasy series, the first main line Final Fantasy to be released for the hugely popular PlayStation 2. While FFX is one of the most linear Final Fantasy titles, there is a lot to do and secrets to discover in Spira. For example, players can spend hours and hours building a team and winning championships in FFX Blitzball mode.

If 46 hours on average were not enough, FFX was the first main line Final Fantasy to receive a direct response within 31 hours Final Fantasy X-2. While a Final Fantasy X-3 has yet to be made, Square Enix has released a brief audio drama that could potentially drive one, for better or for worse.


4 Final Fantasy XIII definitely takes its time (48 hours)

While the current debates around the division FFVIII tend to be more cordial, the debates surrounding Final Fantasy XIII can’t say the same. FFXIII still produces some of the most impassioned arguments in the Final Fantasy fan base. Whereas FFXIII has its redeeming qualities, Final Fantasy fans are quick to point out its many flaws.

FFXIII clocks in at 48 hours on average, which leads to one of its biggest criticisms: its pacing. FFXIII takes almost the entire first half of the game to fully explain the mechanics, fully integrate the party, and open things up for exploration.


3 Final Fantasy XII needed its eventual fast forward feature (61 hours)

Upon its revelation, Final Fantasy XII drew quick comparisons to MMORPGs for its combat system. To add to this comparison, FFXII is also one of the most extensive main lines Final Fantasy entries to date. Players are faced with the huge world of Ivalice with large cities, vast open areas and a multitude of hunts to undertake.

Although it is the longest solo mainline Final Fantasy, FFXII remaster, Final Fantasy XII: Age of the Zodiac, implements a fast-forward mechanism that helps to speed up the pace of gameplay. In comparison, Zodiac age has an average run time of 40.5 hours.


2 Final Fantasy XI was the first Final Fantasy MMORPG (109 hours)

Square shocked many long-timers Final Fantasy fans when they announced that the 11th main entry into the Final Fantasy was a fully online MMORPG. Even today there is Final Fantasy fans who consider MMORPG entries to be real Final Fantasy Games.

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Final Fantasy XI proved to be a big hit as it received five expansions, the most recent in 2015. FFXI the success also led to the development of its MMORPG sequel, Final Fantasy XIV. While its main base story has an average completion time of 109 hours, that only scratches the surface of what Vana’diel has to offer.


1 Final Fantasy XIV is the gift that keeps on giving (111 hours)

FFXIV is one of the best comeback stories in video game history. The original iteration of FFXIV was met with widespread backlash which led to numerous apologies from Square Enix and its removal from sale. Instead of stuffing FFXIV as a failure, Square Enix reworked FFXIV in Final Fantasy XIV: A Kingdom Reborn.

This effort paid off because ARR received the opposite response, becoming one of the most popular MMORPGs of all time. New FFXIV has since received four major expansions. For those who might find FFXIV An overly daunting 111-hour entry point, Square Enix has been working to better streamline ARR so players can reach expansions faster.

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Here are the fantasy cricket predictions and betting tips for BYJU’s Pondicherry T10 2022 to be played at Siechem CAP Ground in Pondicherry, India.

Smashers vs. Kings, Final

The Smashers are placed in first place in the BYJU Pondicherry T10 2022 points table with 9 wins and 5 losses in 14 league matches. The team has 18 points.

Mohit Mittan is the Smashers’ leading scorer with 397 carries at a strike rate of 162. He hit 22 sixes and 34 fours. M Mathavan also completed 246 carries at a strike rate of 174.

Akshay Jain was the top bowler for Smashers and picked up 22 wickets while bowling at an 8 average and 7.00 save rate.

The Kings are placed in 2nd place in the BYJU Pondicherry T10 2022 points table with 8 wins and 4 losses in 14 league games. The team has 18 points.

Aravind Raj is the Kings’ leading scorer with 299 points at a strike rate of 164. He hit 18 sixes and 25 fours. A Kamaleeshwaran also made 290 runs at a strike rate of 168.

Un Kamaleeshwaran was the Kings’ best bowler and won 13 wickets while bowling with an average of 11 and a save rate of 9.38.

Teams

Smashers – M Mathavan, Mohit Mittan, Adithya Reddy, S Ashwath, Karthik B Nair, Vijay Rajaram, Akshay Jain S, Rajesh Verma, Sivakumar Subramani, Gajender Tanwar, Abhilash Kulkarni, P Sunil Kumar, Shinon Shijith, Hrithik Singh, Mohammed Shafeequddin, Arunachalam V, Rishi Raut, Vinay Singh, Viknesh Raj

Kings – Muhammed Salmanul Faris, Aravind Raj R, A Kamaleeshwaran, G Thivagar, G Chiranjeevi, Gautham Srinivas, M Rajasekar, K Murugan, Bhupender Chauhan, S Rajaram, Satish Jangir B, S Magesh, Akash Kumar A, Madhan R, Bogapurapu Swaroop , Shishir HR, Vijay-K, Tejveer Singh

Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions* – PrePlay

Who will win the draw? – Kings

Who will win? – Kings

Best Pasta (Points Scored) – A Kamaleeshwaran (Kings), Mohit Mittan (Smashers)

Best Bowler (Wickets taken) – Bhupender Chauhan (Kings), Akshay Jain (Smashers)

Most of the six – A Kamaleeshwaran (Kings), Mohit Mittan (Smashers)

player of the match – A Kamaleeshvaran

Team to score first – Kings 110+, Smashers 100+

Match Handicap kings

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The most powerful spells in the Final Fantasy series https://rpgblog.org/the-most-powerful-spells-in-the-final-fantasy-series/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 14:45:00 +0000 https://rpgblog.org/the-most-powerful-spells-in-the-final-fantasy-series/

Final Fantasy is a franchise that operates heavily under the influence of otherworldly forces of nature. The magical properties present in the many worlds of the series have allowed the developers to create and incorporate some of the most extraordinary spells and magical abilities in video game history.



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The Final Fantasy is renowned for its use of magic as a means of combat. Magic can be used in various ways to aid the player in difficult battles and devastate a group if used by an enemy. Although the series is full of incredibly powerful magic, some of the spells of Final Fantasy games are much more powerful than others.

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ten Stop

The Stop spell can paralyze an enemy if cast during combat. While cures can quickly negate the effects of this spell, it can make a once easy encounter much more difficult if inflicted on multiple party members at the same time.

The Stop spell can be used on the majority of enemies encountered throughout the franchise, although many of the most powerful enemies are immune to its effects. If used by the player, it can provide a moment of respite while trying to navigate certain battles.

9 confuse

The Confusion spell is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous spells seen throughout the series. As its name suggests, the spell is able to confuse those it is cast on during combat, often causing them to mistake friends for enemies. The player will then lose control of a confused party member as they relentlessly attack their companions or, in some cases, themselves.

The spell is most commonly associated with the Marlboro, an enemy whose Bad Breath ability can devastate a group in one turn. Bad Breath can inflict several different status effects on a character, but Confuse is arguably the deadliest. If the Marlboro uses this ability on a group susceptible to its effects, the battle may end as quickly as it began.

8 mini

The white magic spell, Mini, can be a powerful way to minimize damage from an enemy. If the spell is successfully cast, it will shrink an enemy to microscopic size. Although the most powerful enemies in the series are generally immune to the effects of this spell, it can prove to be an effective way to deal with random encounters.

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Slashing an enemy has many benefits. First, it will make incoming physical attacks much less powerful while also increasing the damage the player can deal to now tiny enemies. Unfortunately, if the spell is cast on a player, the same effects will apply.

seven Holy

Holy Spell is an extremely powerful form of elemental magic that is most effective when used against Dark-type enemies. It has appeared in several main installments over the years and is considered to be one of the most powerful spells present throughout the series.

It’s one of the few offensive abilities a white mage can use in battle, and while it can be tricky to unlock, its ability to devastate enemies susceptible to light damage is hard to ignore. Once unlocked in Final Fantasy 10this allows Yuna to be a much more effective ally in combat.

6 Ultimate

The Ultima spell is arguably the most powerful magic present in the Final Fantasy series. Although it is a recurring spell, the player rarely has the ability to cast it themselves as it can usually only be learned by the strongest enemies in the series.

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It deals non-elemental damage to multiple enemies when cast, but its most impressive feature is its ability to bypass certain defensive buffs. Ultima is unaffected by protection spells like Shell and Reflect, giving it free rein to unleash its full potential each time it is cast.

5 Reflect

The Reflect spell can be both a blessing and a curse when engaging with powerful enemies. If cast on a party member, it can reflect incoming magic spells back to the caster. Under the influence of reflection, the player can also cast offensive magic on themselves to multiply the damage inflicted on their enemies.

It can also be thrown at an enemy, and while the benefit of this is initially unclear, it may prove more effective in healing party members. Several enemies in the series are able to heal themselves, especially when their health begins to wane. If these particular battles are approached strategically, the player will never have to heal their characters because the enemy will do it for them.

4 Death

The Death spell is an unpredictable power used by many enemies throughout the series, but it is most dangerous when used by bosses. The spell has a chance to inflict instant death on whoever it is cast on, making it one of the deadliest spells in Final Fantasythe Arsenal.

Although the percentile chance of successfully casting Death is low, as stories progress and boss difficulties increase, its accuracy also increases. In Final Fantasy 10Yunalesca can cast Death on multiple characters at once, a terrifying move that requires the player to drop or seek out Deathproof armor for at least one party member.

3 Chain

The Warp Spell, also known as Banishment in some games, can easily be the most threatening spell present in any of the Final Fantasy Games. He is able to banish anyone he is thrown into the void, an ability that prevents them from returning to said battle.

If the player is unfortunate enough to be on the receiving side of the Warp Spell, the battle they are in may be about to end. Seymour has a habit of using this ability against Aeons in Final Fantasy 10rendering null and void any hope one may have of shipping it soon.

2 zettaflare

The Flare spell is one of the most powerful fire spells in the series. While its damage is incredible, the Flare spell is laughable compared to its morphs. The Megaflare, Gigaflare, and Teraflare spells, most commonly attributed to Bahamut, are some of the most devastating offensive spells featured in the series.

kingdom hearts 3a game that incorporates many Final Fantasy elements, sees Donald Duck using Zettaflare against erra-Xehanort. Zettaflare is a staggeringly powerful spell that when used causes Donald to crumble. It’s a billion times more powerful than Teraflare, and while only a brief snippet of its power is ever shown, it more than likely destroyed several planets upon emerging from the atmosphere of the Keyblade Graveyard.

1 Supernova

The Supernova spell is a recurring ability that holds cosmic energy to its targets. It provides an effective way to deal with multiple enemies, but the true extent of its power is only revealed in Final Fantasy 7.

The climax of this game sees Sephiroth cast Supernova during his battle with Cloud and his companions. The animation that plays depicts the Supernova hovering in deep space and destroying every planet in its path as it gets closer and closer to Gaia. There are few spells capable of destroying entire planets, making Supernova the most powerful spell of all. Final Fantasy.

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How many Final Fantasy games are there? Answered https://rpgblog.org/how-many-final-fantasy-games-are-there-answered/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 14:39:06 +0000 https://rpgblog.org/how-many-final-fantasy-games-are-there-answered/

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Here is a list of all games in the Final Fantasy series.

Final Fantasy is a household name at this point. It’s one of the biggest and most iconic video game franchises in the world, and while it’s gone through several evolutions over the past two decades, it’s still a series that inspires a bit of loyalty to the brand, even today. If you wonder how many final fantasy games are there in totalhere’s what you need to know.

How many Final Fantasy games are there?

The answer is, a lot. There are a total of 56 Final Fantasy games, including main titles and spin-off games. We have listed them below for your perusal.

  1. Final Fantasy (1987)
  2. Final Fantasy 2 (1988)
  3. Final Fantasy 3 (1990)
  4. Final Fantasy IV (1991)
  5. Fantastic Final Adventure (1991)
  6. Final Fantasy V (1992)
  7. Final Fantasy Mystical Quest (1993)
  8. Final Fantasy VI (1994)
  9. Final Fantasy Tactics (1997)
  10. Final Fantasy VII (1997)
  11. Final Fantasy VIII (1999)
  12. Final Fantasy IX (2000)
  13. Final Fantasy X (2001)
  14. Final Fantasy XI: Online (2002)
  15. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (2003)
  16. Final Fantasy X-2 (2003)
  17. Before the Crisis: Final Fantasy VII (2004)
  18. Snowboarding Final Fantasy VII (2005)
  19. Cerberus’ Dirge: Final Fantasy VII (2006)
  20. Dirge of Cerberus Lost Episode: Final Fantasy VII (2006)
  21. Final Fantasy XII (2006)
  22. Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (2007)
  23. Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (2007)
  24. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2007)
  25. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (2008)
  26. Dissidia: Final Fantasy (2008)
  27. Final Fantasy XIII (2009)
  28. Final Fantasy XIV: Online (2010)
  29. Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy (2011)
  30. Final Fantasy Type-0 (2011)
  31. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (2011)
  32. Final Fantasy Thearrhythmia (2012)
  33. Final Fantasy XIV: A Kingdom Reborn (2013)
  34. Final Fantasy Tactics S (2013)
  35. Return of Lightning: Final Fantasy XIII (2013)
  36. Thearrhythmia Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (2014)
  37. Final Fantasy Record Keeper (2014)
  38. Final Fantasy Explorers (2014)
  39. Final Fantasy Agito (2014)
  40. Final Fantasy VII G-Bike (2014)
  41. Mobius Final Fantasy (2015)
  42. Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (2015)
  43. World of Final Fantasy (2016)
  44. Final Fantasy Awakening (2016)
  45. Justice Monsters Five (2016)
  46. A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV (2016)
  47. Final Fantasy XV (2016)
  48. Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire (2017)
  49. Monster from the Deep: Final Fantasy XV (2017)
  50. Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition (2018)
  51. War of Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (2019)
  52. Final Fantasy VII Remake (2020)
  53. Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier (2021)
  54. Stranger from Heaven: Final Fantasy Origin (2022)
  55. Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis (2022)
  56. Final Fantasy XVI (2023)

If you’re just wondering how many mainline Final Fantasy games there are, the answer is pretty simple. There are 15 main titles, and that number will grow to 16 next year with the release of Final Fantasy XVI. If we count direct sequels, there are a total of 21 games, including FFXVI.

This list does not include spin-off series like the Chocobo and Crystal Chronicles games, or spiritual successors like Bravely Default. Even without these in the mix, there are still plenty of Final Fantasy games here if you’re a new fan looking to dive in.

That’s all you need to know about how many final fantasy games are there. Be sure to search emagtrends for more news and information on the series.

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