Official Final Fantasy VII Remake Producer Yoshinori Kitase is recently interviewed in a serious of Q & A sessions with Edamame Arcade Channel last month and the analysis of the bilingual interviewers is shocking. Fan-favorites of the well known RPG series Final Fantasy may have been greater linked than ever thought before. Although confirmed to be altogether different games taking place at different times in their own realities, two titles are actually linked – and take influence from Japan itself.
Final Fantasy VII featuring Cloud Strife and the recent Remake team for the PlayStation 4 has now been linked with the Final Fantasy X Universe after a groundbreaking announcement from Yoshinori Kitase.
“With the fans of the original making the Remake, the next generation of players can enjoy it.” – Final Fantasy VII Remake Producer Yoshinori Kitase
The hugely anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake from Square Enix has become part of the Mobius Final Fantasy game on mobile devices. From December 17th to December 25th players can take part in the Special Christmas Campaign and Region which brings FF7 Remake Cards to the table. Cloud Strife based on the FF7 Remake will also be a playable character in Mobius Final Fantasy. This also kicks off on December 2nd with the Eclipse Contact Event.
Journeying with Cloud Strife and the FFVII Remake booster pack gives players way to the Greater Summon as well. Legend jobs will be guaranteed whenever players successfully summon a job card through the Legend Job Greater Summon – which will change offering a different chance each 4 days throughout the month.
Happy Easter! Welcome to another RealGamerNewZ Top 10 List. This one comes near and dear to our hearts as we prepare a special meal and gather around telling tales of young and the old adventures throughout gaming’s vast universe. Today we will revisit some of our favorite games of all time, the gem of the Square Enix portfolio, and one of the top selling franchises of all time – Final Fantasy.
Final Fantasy VI –PS3+Vita / *Super Nintendo – A realm perfected, a world of ruin, an evil empire, and an adventure of exploration with resilience in the face of adversity. The long lost and forbidden technology of Magic is finally explained to humankind, and its shameful secret revealed. Originally titled “Final Fantasy III” in the United States version, FF6 is a masterpiece that shows the peak design of the classic retro 2D JRPG genre and defines Final Fantasy mechanics as a franchise.
Noteworthy Features: Living Espers turn to Summons and Magic Artifacts that any character can learn spells from, Open World with much variety in locations made available through a steady storytelling process that gives the illusion of free roam. Airships and Gambling on to-the-death Battles in Coliseum are also featured. Memorable characters with well fleshed out identities coming together to play various roles in an evolving plot around the battle for ultimate power in a world under threat of being lost to madness.
2. Final Fantasy VII –Steam / PS4 / PS3+Vita – Open rebellion against a sinister rogue state engulfed in genetic engineering, a massive city floating above the sky and a vast overworld with hidden treasures abound. Memorable and universally acclaimed blockbuster of an experiment in disc-based classic retro 2D meets 3D JRPG genre FF7 is currently being remade into a modern day AAA experience, and the original is a must-play experience for turn-based RPG gaming fans.
Noteworthy Features: Materia Magic System, High Tech / Modern World Version of Final Fantasy is brought together by intriguing characters who each have their own weapons class of training and path of skills in addition to the Materia System. An entire subset of mini-games leads to a Gamers-style Casino suspended above a quicksand-filled jail.
There’s a massive overworld that slowly opens up to gamers across what was originally a 3 disc-campaign on the original Sony PlayStation and cinematic cut-scenes are introduced to the series while paired with exploratory scenes of 2D backgrounds and 3D models in addition to 3D battles taking place in ATB Turn-Based Combat.
This title told the tale that cemented Final Fantasy as a gamer’s go-to franchise for solid RPG gameplay systems and stories paired together, and the discovery of FF7 has also led many to retrace the series’ roots in search of gems from previous iterations.
3. Final Fantasy IV – *PlayStation Portable / *Super Nintendo – A time before time, where swords and kingdoms were a noble folk, mages and wizards were of confusion and mystery, and the secrets of the mystic creatures within and around the world made them that much more intriguing. Visit the moon, and reveal the secrets of the inner-earth in FF4, originally titled “Final Fantasy II” in the United States version, an incredibly well polished JRPG that can also be looked to as a defining moment for the Final Fantasy franchise.
Features: Guardians of the crystals, the redemption of a dark knight, towns and villages at the mercy of a kingdom and its overthrown ruler’s army, these are the backdrops for Final Fantasy IV. An incredible set of classic-inspired gameplay systems lead this story-based, combat-heavy turn based title by the original Squaresoft who also made FF7 and FF6.
4. Final Fantasy X –Vita / PS3 / PS4 – When we Sin, where does it go? What does it become? If it was all spiraling chaotically into a tsunami-breeding storm, would we stop and pay it attention then? Perhaps our Sin would simply wash over us again and again as we cling on, barely surviving, looking at the civilizations of ancient times left behind as wreckage for a foggy memory we attempt to remind ourselves of. Or is it all just a dream? Final Fantasy X brought the series to a higher graphical presentation while sacrificing some of its open world roots in exchange for a cinematic storytelling experience.
5. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII – *PlayStation Portable – Another life, another time, the layer behind the story of the man we all looked to
Honorable Mentions: Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, Final Fantasy Tactics.
*Super Nintendo, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable titles are provided under the Bill Clinton Act of 1995 in which gamers who own a copy of the original game in physical format are allowed a 24 hour copy of the digital version (emulated) in order to provide backup playing in the event of a hardware failure on the original cartridge. You must own this game to play it.
**Where there are modern day re-releases or remakes that are of an acceptable quality, RGN has provided the link to purchase this game that way instead – however, some remakes of FF games have been deteriorating to the franchise due to the employment of mobile support for iOS and Android touch controls.
Fans of the iconic JRPG series that makes my world complete to this day any time I think of Cecil, Rosa, and Kain will be happy to hear that the WiiWare sequel to Final Fantasy IV is coming to Windows PC next month on May 12, 2015. In case you don’t already know, this title takes place 17 years after the events of FFIV (known as FFII for Super Nintendo in the United States back in the day and arguably runner-up for best Final Fantasy game ever made).
With soundtrack composed by Junya Nakano who co-composed the soundtrack to FFX, updated modern graphics, the arrival of a second moon (remember how cool the moon was to travel to in FFIV? I do), and maintaining the classic Active Time Battle / Turn-Based battle system that made the original FF games so great, The After Years is a gem that some FF fans have had trouble getting access to until now due to the platforms it was published on.
In The After Years Lunar phases effect the gameplay including how well an attack will work, how fast time will pass when resting at an inn, and more. The Steam version features Steam Trading Cards as well as Achievements and unfolds a tale of the Red Wings and their fight against monsters spawned by this new, strange moon which has suddenly appeared in the sky. The game’s story is split up into 10 chapters and features 6 unlockable characters. Players can drive through these scenes at any pace and in any order they see fit which will include “Kain’s Tale”, based on the very memorable character from the original game.
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is Now Available for Pre-Order on Steam and is compatible with Windows PC machines with a considerably low required spec to run properly. There’s even controller support. Those who choose to pre-order the game will be able to receive a 10% discount.
The latest trailer from Square Enix just dropped detailing some more in-depth details about the storyline behind Final Fantasy Type-0 HD which originally released for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) gaming handheld in 2011 but mysteriously never made it to the PS Vita. The game is, of course, an Action RPG as the Final Fantasy series has taken that route since the widely debated XIII mini-series that was released and has been heavily anticipated, especially by users on the Xbox One console. The game’s story centers around Orience which is under threat from a cataclysmic event requiring one special hero to rise and save the day. Of course, Orience is also split up between factions that do not always see eye to eye to put things mildly.
In this new trailer aptly titled “The Plot Thickens” those elements are explored a bit more deeply via cinematic cutscenes in a sepia color filter for players who never had a chance to experience the original and thus are not familiar with the plot. Afterwards we see the heroes of Type-0 HD jogging through the forest and fist bumping, likely an attempt to once again show off its graphical improvements over the PSP original. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD released a few days ago for PS4 and Xbox One in North America and has now become available in Europe as of today.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – The Plot Thickens Trailer [HD 1080P]:
Genre(s): Action role-playing Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One Publisher(s): Square Enix Developer(s): Square Enix Release Date (NA): March 17th, 2015
Don’t get your hopes up though, this is a short and sweet, seemingly mobile-centric Final Fantasy survey which is over before you know it and does not provide a space for open feedback. Users took to the Square Enix Facebook page to request a number of features and provide points of feedback including the following fan quotes below.
Fan Requests / Feedback Being Made:
Final Fantasy Remakes of all Shapes, Colors, and Sizes (Mostly Debates over FF VII).
“Less phone games by Square.”
“You’ll notice that FF: Tactics was nowhere in that list for the last game you’ve played. Which sucks, because that’s the only one I play regularly.”
“This list needs Final Fantasy Tactics. Shame it’s not there… Hopefully this feedback helps and oh… Down with mobile games!”
“Damn, I was hoping to give Feed back like The new installments from X to the 13’s are Failing I Liked the old school Final fantasy With world map pilot-able Airship and Class system.”
“I’d like to tell them. After the merger to squeenix. It’s been a downhill spiral.”
“Now, release Final Fantasy VI for Steam and consider a Final Fantasy IX port please.”
“Bury 7 so people stop asking for a remake.”
“Final fantasy helped me get through My childhood”
“Super Mario RPG, Dragon Warrior/Quest and Sa.Ga (Final Fantasy Adventure trilogy) on the Nintendo Virtual Console.”
“I’d like to see a real open world Final Fantasy title, though I hear XV will be that. I’m kind of tied between JRPG and WRPG as my favorite genre.”
“It didn’t ask for any kind of rating or opinion of our purchase… except for mobile games. 🙁 “
“I hope to see this surveys more often!! You can get a lot of feedback or very important information!”
“Any freebies for completing the survey? Lol.”
“SE is doing so badly because They broke away from what Fans loved And believe Me I Have talked to many Fans.”
These are the most well represented opinions to be found, but Square Enix will be receiving hundreds to possibly thousands of pieces of feedback to this particular survey and the overwhelming theme remains the same for a lot of that feedback. Fans want to see the OLD style of Final Fantasy return, not JUST in remakes but also in the form of new games made in the classic style. It’s high time Square Enix deliver on these fan requests in a way that can please this demographic of gamers who are losing hope on a franchise that has been a staple of many people’s lives for decades.