Posts Tagged ‘Black Mage’

By Alexander Murph

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A number of people often write off the branching franchises from the Final Fantasy series because of their poor reputation. Many shudder to think of the catastrophe that was Chrystal Chronicles, and because of it often automatically look over any of Square’s attempts to get out of their comfort zone. It is because of this that many have never played nor heard of a little game for the Wii called Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon.

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(Note: This review does not include the PSP or Smart Phone remakes)

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Twenty five years ago, one Hironobu Sakaguchi decided to bet his career in the gaming industry on a Role-Playing Game. Twenty five years later, his “Final Fantasy” is still going strong with fourteen games in the main series and more than forty gaiden games later. Looking back to the game that started the series, we see a gem that helped popularized the RPG genre by giving us a far more polished effort than many of its contemporaries (see also Hydlide). And after twenty five years and ten rereleases, we see a game that hasn’t aged perfectly, but has established itself as a classic game that still sells today.

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