Character analysis: Ignis

Final Fantasy XV is a game that owes a lot to its characters and whoever wrote them. This is a game that’s plagued with issues (mainly its lack-lustre combat and sometimes patchy story) that I absolutely adore anyway, and the characters are a big part of that. While the slew of likeable side-characters is definitely … Continue reading Character analysis: Ignis

The Final Fantasy card game show down! Triple Triad vs Tetra Master!

The Final Fantasy series is not a stranger to odd and sometimes bizarre mini-games. In nearly every game in the entire series, there is usually some kind of small distraction that the player can find to help break up the main gameplay in their journey. The biggest example of this is probably FFVII, which had … Continue reading The Final Fantasy card game show down! Triple Triad vs Tetra Master!

The Final Fantasy Formula: Gilgamesh – Multi-armed and hilarious.

A running theme through the series (and these articles) is that simply reusing a character’s name doesn’t really mean that character in question has to be similar to those that came before them. While a name may indeed have power, the series has proven that there’s a ton of different ways to use a template … Continue reading The Final Fantasy Formula: Gilgamesh – Multi-armed and hilarious.

The Final Fantasy Formula: The airship, your flying castle.

While every world in the Final Fantasy series is different and quite diverse to each other, there is one common thread between them all. Namely, they all tend to be pretty damn big. This makes sense, since each game takes place in a different world (again, as long as you don’t ascribe to the theory … Continue reading The Final Fantasy Formula: The airship, your flying castle.

The Final Fantasy Formula: Chocobos, Moogles, Cactuars, Tonberry, oh my!

In addition to names and human characters, another reoccurring element throughout the series is its host of wildlife. Final Fantasy has really gathered quite the colourful cast of odd creatures to inhabit its various worlds (or one shared world, depending on if you subscribe to that crazy theory), and for this entry we’ll take a … Continue reading The Final Fantasy Formula: Chocobos, Moogles, Cactuars, Tonberry, oh my!

The Importance of Party Size: mechanics and versatility vs. focus and intimacy in an RPG.

Now it’s a party! In perhaps a blatant show of my gaming preferences and fan boy loyalty, I completed FFXV mere days after posting that Type – 0 review, and playing both games so close together got me thinking about an aspect of RPGs I had never considered: the actual size of an RPG’s party … Continue reading The Importance of Party Size: mechanics and versatility vs. focus and intimacy in an RPG.