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Final Fantasy Retrospective: The PlayStation Years

Final Fantasy leaves Nintendo and goes 3D

Welcome to the third part of our comprehensive look at the history of the Final Fantasy series, celebrating 25 years of role playing goodness. In the last edition, we cast the spotlight on three of the most highly regarded games in the series. This time we break into the third dimension and watch the franchise move into the mainstream. Join us now as we look at the PlayStation Years!


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02/24/2013 at 10:38 AM

Ohhh the Playstation years. Good stuff.


02/26/2013 at 10:29 AM

I liked each of these games in their own way. I didn't actually own FF7 myself, but watched a friend play through the entirety of the game. I had my own PSX when FF8 came out, so I had that game. I was obsessed with the card game and GFs at the time, but the love story got a little old. I loved FF9 and it's throwback style, but it was lost on most people that hadn't cut their teeth on the NES/SNES titles.

Once again, excellent retrospective!


02/26/2013 at 10:44 AM

I wish I had played these games when they first came out.  After having played the first two Dragon Warrior (Quest) games alot when they first came out, I never really played many other RPGs for many years.  I did start Quest 64 and quit after realizing that it was absolute garbage.

 I did watch a college roomate play through FF 10, but that was really my only experience with final fantasy until recently.  Over the past couple years I decided to check out what I had been missing out on.  I've now played through FF 6, 7, and 9.  I liked all of them well enough, but I'm sure they would have felt more special if I had played them when they were new (and I was younger).


05/11/2013 at 06:33 PM

This is what started my love for RPG'S. I don't think I would have turned out to be half the gamer i was until I played Final Fantasy VII for the first time :).

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