FINAL FANTASY

FFXIV Patch 6.2 Adds More FFIV Nostalgia With Estinien’s Kain Quote

FFXIV Patch 6.2 keeps the FFIV references coming, and the trailer for the next arc isn’t even subtle with it. This latest look at Final Fantasy XIV’s Buried Memory update gave us plenty of throwbacks to the classic RPG, including a wink-and-a-nod reference to known troublemaker Kain Highwind. While we’ve…

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NEWS

Final Fantasy IX Animated Series “Presented For The First Time” at Upcoming Expo

It’s been almost a year since Cyber Group Studios announced its Final Fantasy IX animation deal with Square Enix, and now, it looks like an update is on the way.  According to a new interview from Animation Magazine, the Final Fantasy IX series “will be presented for the first time”…

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Final Fantasy Characters That Would Hate The $12,000 Terra Statue

For the low, low cost of one of my student loans, you can own a statue of Final Fantasy VI protagonist Terra Branford on Magitek armor. She’s ¥1,485,000, or ~$11,549.68, and limited to 600 pieces worldwide. It’s an amount that would land me with an overdraft fee, and while I’m…

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Square Enix Music Channel Adds Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, and NieR OSTs to YouTube

Square Enix continues to emotionally devastate us all by making a sizeable chunk of its music library available online through its official YouTube Music channel. I’m delighted, thrilled, over the moon, etc., about most of it, but absolutely crushed I still cannot stream the Einhander OST in any official capacity.…

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NEWS

A Final Fantasy IX Animated Series is Apparently Happening

Cyber Group Studios, a television & film developer, producer, and distributor for animated children’s media announced today that they have inked a deal with Square Enix to adapt Final Fantasy IX for TV, according to website KidScreen. The deal allows Cyber Group Studios to take the game’s story and characters and…

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Rumor: Square Enix Set to Announce a New Action-RPG Final Fantasy Spinoff

Over the weekend, a number of rumors have swirled about possible E3 announcements, as traditionally happens in the weeks leading up to the industry tradeshow. In particular, a rumor seemed to swirl around two websites, Reddit and gaming forum Resetera, about a new Final Fantasy spinoff that Square Enix is announcing…

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NEWS

Final Fantasy VII Remake Sets New Launch Month Records for the Franchise

Industry-tracking firm The NPD Group has revealed that Final Fantasy VII Remake has set multiple impressive records, including several launch month records for the Final Fantasy franchise. Regardless of future changes, Final Fantasy VII Remake is reportedly the best-selling game of April 2020, outperforming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and…

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East Coast Office Hours 9: Keeping Our Spirits

Congratulations, friends, on making it through yet another week! Co-hosts merritt k and Danielle discuss bad day coping strategies, terrible movies, and their favorite work on the site this week. There are Fallout 76 pets, a brief plot check-in from Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, and much more. We’re all…

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PODCASTS

Kingdom Hearts is Basically a Coffee Shop AU

Kingdom Hearts is a wild mashup of properties that somehow, some way, fit together. But they don’t just fit together. They create something new with familiar parts. While there are new stories for Disney characters as well, the series is really the ultimate, mundane AU, or “alternate universe” if you’re not up on…

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FEATURES

NHK Poll Reveals the Most Popular Final Fantasy Games Among Women

NHK, Japan’s national broadcasting organization, has closed out its official Final Fantasy poll with nearly 470,000 votes. The poll surveyed for four categories: the top titles, characters, bosses & summons, and music. Among the entire poll, 49.2% of voters were women and 50.8% were men. (The poll did not seem…

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NEWS

Japan Correctly Voted on the Top Five Final Fantasy Games of All Time

The NHK, Japan’s national broadcasting organization, has closed out its official Final Fantasy poll with a whopping 468,654 votes. The poll surveyed for four categories: the top titles, characters, bosses & summons, and music. The top five Final Fantasy games were (correctly) ranked as follows: Final Fantasy X Final Fantasy…

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NEWS

Final Fantasy 15: Episode Ardyn Review

As a prequel chapter, Episode Ardyn, the concluding piece of Final Fantasy XV DLC, tells the earliest part of a story that already has an ending. The episode starts with the closing act of FFXV, before jumping back some 2000 years. We get to see the game’s primary villain, Ardyn, before he became an evil menace, along with the…

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REVIEWS

The Top 5 Worst Times a Parent Has Walked in During a JRPG

If you’re like me, you grew up on the fringes of nerd culture, back before superhero movies were mainstream, with parents who were supportive albeit concerned with and perplexed by all of the brightly-colored garbage I funneled into my brain every day after school. In particular, Japanese role playing games…

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LISTS

A Definitive Ranking of All Seven Copies I’ve Owned of Final Fantasy IX

At yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, it was announced that Final Fantasy IX (the best one) would be available immediately on the Nintendo eShop. This is tremendous news. Yesterday marked the seventh time I have exchanged United States legal tender for a copy of this delicious product featuring my friends Vivi Ornitier…

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LISTS

Thorn: A Review

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MICROREVIEWS

Zorn: A Review

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MICROREVIEWS

Jyscal Guado: A Review

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MICROREVIEWS

Final Fantasy IX: The Series High Point 18 Years Later

Final Fantasy IX was released in North America on Nov. 13, 2000. It turned 18 this month. Time. What even is time? The final (lol) mainstream PlayStation Final Fantasy game was in a weird position upon release. Sony’s vaunted (but light on lasting launch titles) PlayStation 2 came out just over two…

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FEATURES

Hardedge: A Review

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MICROREVIEWS

10 Tasty Video Game Foods You Can Make Right Now

Happy Thanksgiving! Tired of turkey and stuffing yet? How about something a little bit more… gaming flavored? I’ve gathered up 10 gaming recipes for you to try out now! From full meals to desserts, the popular to the strange, there’s something for everyone here. Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie (Undertale) Let’s start…

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