September 02, 2010
Final: "pertaining to or coming at the end; last in place, order, or time"
(This is like how the word "ultimate" is routinely abused, one of my pet peeves.)
. . .and called it Final Fantasy. However, ironically, it was such a smash hit as to not only save Squaresoft, but pretty much define the company from there out.
( *cough* That said, No True FF Fan counts the upcoming FF14, or the prior FF11. Those are MMOs, bleck. *ahem* )
Posted by: metaphysician at September 02, 2010 10:39 AM (OLeXB)
At least, that's the story. Don't know how accurate it is.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 02, 2010 10:44 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 02, 2010 10:45 AM (PiXy!)
I heard that story about Square and Final Fantasy many times, but once upon a time, TechTV did a profile on Nobuo Uematsu that mentioned that Hironobu Sakaguchi originally planned on retiring after releasing Final Fantasy, and that was why the game was named so. That strikes as equally possible.
Posted by: cxt217 at September 02, 2010 01:14 PM (D8wum)
Posted by: Andrew F. at September 02, 2010 02:13 PM (wVyZX)
Posted by: Boviate at September 02, 2010 02:16 PM (PJNgE)
Posted by: Jaked at September 02, 2010 03:45 PM (EjkUJ)
In many ways, Square is better than Hideo Kojima, who seems determined to run Metal Gear into the ground so he does not have to make any more games in the series...
Posted by: cxt217 at September 02, 2010 04:26 PM (D8wum)
For real mind-bogglers, FFX got a direct sequel, FFX-2...
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at September 02, 2010 04:50 PM (pWQz4)
Posted by: Mark at September 02, 2010 05:32 PM (1y5ce)
Lately they've just been spending too much time and too much money on each game, with *waaay* too much Executive Meddling.
Posted by: metaphysician at September 02, 2010 06:08 PM (OLeXB)
I had always been under the impression that the series overall was sword&sorcery, in one form or another. Which is why I was rather surprised when I watched the "Final Fantasy: The Beast Within" movie. It was SF.
Was it based on one of the games, or distantly related to one of them?
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 02, 2010 06:47 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Tatterdemalian at September 02, 2010 08:01 PM (4njWT)
Posted by: Tatterdemalian at September 02, 2010 08:10 PM (4njWT)
Posted by: metaphysician at September 02, 2010 08:34 PM (OLeXB)
Posted by: Mark at September 03, 2010 11:44 AM (aUPJJ)
( that is, there is the occasional hinted at relation between one game and another, but even in the more definite cases, the games are set in eras so distant as to render it effectively an easter egg )
Posted by: metaphysician at September 03, 2010 11:48 AM (OLeXB)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
At Chizumatic, we take pride in being incomplete, incorrect, inconsistent, and unfair. We do all of them deliberately.
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