Hello friends and gamers,
There’s no shame in admitting that some of us favor Square Enix in the realm of JRPGs. They have published so many great games that are still being played around the globe today. Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Life is Strange, Nier—I mean the list can go on and on. But I want to hunker down on one in particular for this post: the huge Final Fantasy franchise.
RPGs take a long time for completion, right? A normal playthrough of any Final Fantasy title can last anywhere from 26-76 hours. If you are engrossed by the game and all the little details, you may be spending upward to 130+ hours for a 100% completion just for a blind playthrough! Ah it sounds so perfect. Of course it would be if I was able to stay committed.
Are you ready? As much as I love the franchise as a whole, I’ve only finished the campaign for 6 main entries and 2 sub entries. To be honest, I have not even played half of the main titles for Final Fantasy *gasp* I know, it’s absolutely horrendous.
Which Ones Have I Beat?
- Final Fantasy 10
- Final Fantasy 10-2
- Final Fantasy 13
- Final Fantasy 13-2
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13
- World of Final Fantasy
- Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core
- Final Fantasy 15
What About Played But Unfinished?
- Final Fantasy
- Final Fantasy 7
- Final Fantasy 8
- Final Fantasy 9
- Final Fantasy 12
- Final Fantasy 2
- Final Fantasy 3
- Final Fantasy 4
- Final Fantasy 5
- Final Fantasy 6
- Final Fantasy 9
- Final Fantasy 11
- Final Fantasy 14
- Final Fantasy 7: Dirge of Cerberus
There’s a bad stigma in some gaming communities where you have to play every game and know every detail to be considered a true fan. Not only is that wrong but that way of thinking keeps you from making friends who love the same things that you do.
Being a true fan is being excited to talk about that topic with anyone at anytime. Do I know anything about Final Fantasy 2-6? Absolutely not, but I wouldn’t mind listening to someone explain the game to me. Could I tell you all the little details I wish I knew ahead of time when trying to 100% complete Final Fantasy X? Definitely, and it would be fun to help!
Final Fantasy 10
Final Fantasy X will be my all-time favorite game in the series. Call in nostalgia if you like but I enjoy the voice acting, every character, the high quality pre-rendered cutscenes, the sheer amount of different abilities and magics, and the overall theme of souls. I know I will definitely do a game gush on this one so I’ll save everything else for that.
Final Fantasy 13
For the first time, I literally beat Final Fantasy 13 last week. It’s strange because I remember getting really far a long time ago, then my mind is blank. I remember beating FF13-2 and then Lightning Returns. I have no clue why I never finished the very first one. Since FF13 is on Xbox Gamepass, I figured why not, just make sure to beat it this time. And I did!
Finally, I feel satisfied knowing I have completed the FF13 series as a whole. I am now working my way to 100% completion with 60 hours playtime so far. If you know what I’m talking about, farming turtles for the dark matters and trapezohedrons are absolutely ridiculous lol
Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core
Although FF10 may be my favorite, I bawled the most during Crisis Core. How dare they make such an amazing game as a prequel to one of the greatest of all times. You have Sephiroth, the cool badass dude that starts out good, but superior knowledge already knows this won’t last forever. Angeal, one of the first one winged angels and wielder of the prolific Buster Sword. Genesis, the eerie poet and emo boy that has an uncanny likeness to Dante. Zack, tutor of the legendary Cloud Strife. Sony PlayStation is literally insane for only putting this game on PSP. If you haven’t heard of this game, seriously watch a playthrough on YouTube or watch the cutscenes reels and you won’t be disappointed.
World of final fantasy gives me feelings of Ni No Kuni. Final Fantasy 15 has the largest map size. The quality of time spent getting details on the in-game food is unmatched for another video game right now. Final Fantasy 12 taking steps into the ATB system toward live action turn-based combat. Final Fantasy 8 with that damn addicting card game haha
I could spend hours or maybe even days talking about Final Fantasy. The point is that we can all be fans and also be in different parts of our journey in the series. If you see someone mentioning Final Fantasy, that’s a potential lifelong friend, not someone you should bash because they don’t know about the death spell working on an ochu or something silly like that.