Final Fantasy – What should you know (Part 1)
Final Fantasy is a Japanese role-playing video game series created and launch by Square Enix. There are variety of gameplay, settings and storylines between each installment, different plot and gameplay elements developed throughout, concentrates on fantasy and science fantasy themes. Although the core series is a role-playing game setting, it has been broaden into other genres, such as MMORPGs, tactical, action, and fighting role-playing games. The series has been published on many platforms, starting with the Nintendo Entertainment System, which consists of consoles, computers, mobile phones as well as streaming services. The series has also launch in other forms of media, including films, novels, and manga.
The majority of the games consist of single stories with unique characters, twisted scenarios and themes, though several unexpected sequels to main series games linkages stories within the same worlds.
The series is famous for its recurring gameplay mechanism, settings and features. Commonly recurring features consist of the series’ “mascot” creature, chocobos, that are often referred to as steeds; a character called Cid who is usually associated with profession of engineering; moogles, cute flying creatures that often assist the player by managing some of the game mechanics; the summoned creatures based on mythology that can be called forth to assist players in battle and also commonly compete as bosses; the job system where playable characters are classified by their job class; and the active time combating system, an evolution of the classic based system common where the units’ level and speed determines how many actions they can implement.
The series’ plots have the tendency to concentrate on a group of characters from diverse backgrounds who gather as team to save their world while handling their own struggles and combating against a central antagonist whose objective is usually destructing the world. Names, designs and spells are often depending on real-world mythologies, religions, customs and cultures.
The series is Square Enix’s flagship title and their best selling video game title with 130 million units soldfrom mobile releases and MMO subscriptions. It has significant impact in popular culture, particularly for spreading the console RPG genre outside of Japan’s border. Its features orchestral music, memorable and lively characters, realistic and detailed artistic graphics and innovative mechanism. All of which has made the franchise become notable in the industry.