History FRanchise / FinalFantasy

23rd Sep '17 9:34:00 AM nombretomado
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This series was also one of the first Japanese games made by someone other than [[Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Namco]] or Creator/{{Nintendo}} to reach US shores and see a successful market. Later Japanese games would [[FollowTheLeader see this potential and come onto the scene]]. One equally popular series that saw this potential would eventually be ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'', Enix's flagship franchise. The other is ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'', {{Atlus}}' flagship franchise. Before the Square Enix merger, these franchises had been competing against each other since the NES days; currently, SMT and ''Final Fantasy'' are direct competitors in both markets, while ''Dragon Quest'' has taken a much quieter role outside of Japan, despite remaining king in its home country.

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This series was also one of the first Japanese games made by someone other than [[Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Namco]] or Creator/{{Nintendo}} to reach US shores and see a successful market. Later Japanese games would [[FollowTheLeader see this potential and come onto the scene]]. One equally popular series that saw this potential would eventually be ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'', Enix's flagship franchise. The other is ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'', {{Atlus}}' Creator/{{Atlus}}' flagship franchise. Before the Square Enix merger, these franchises had been competing against each other since the NES days; currently, SMT and ''Final Fantasy'' are direct competitors in both markets, while ''Dragon Quest'' has taken a much quieter role outside of Japan, despite remaining king in its home country.
22nd Sep '17 5:37:06 AM ErikModi
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* BuxomIsBetter: Most games have one female character who is noticeably chestier than the others. It was first made obvious with the improved graphics of Final Fantasy VII, where [[BoobsOfSteel Tifa]] is much curvier than Aerith or Yuffie. [[DarkMagicianGirl Lulu]] of Final Fantasy X is also much more endowed than Yuna or Rikku (and shows it off by bending over deeply in her victory animation), while [[EvilIsSexy LeBlanc]] takes over in X-2 (and Lulu makes a cameo appearance). In art, [[ShesAllGrownUp Rydia]] of Final Fantasy IV is depicted as chestier than Rosa after the former's PlotRelevantAgeUp.
31st Aug '17 10:22:49 AM simonscot
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** Released on [=PS2=] and later on [=PS4=].

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** Released on [=PS2=] and later on [=PS4=].
31st Aug '17 10:22:26 AM simonscot
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** Released on [=PS2=], PC and Xbox 360 and is planed for release on mobile.

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** Released on [=PS2=], PC and Xbox 360 and is planed planned for release on mobile.



** Released on [=PS2=] and is set for release on [=PS4=].

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** Released on [=PS2=] and is set for release later on [=PS4=].
22nd Aug '17 3:29:04 PM urutapu
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' (2016): WarriorPrince Noctis Lucis Caelum goes on a {{road trip|Plot}} with his buddies to marry his fiancee and retrieve his kingdom's stolen PowerCrystal from invaders. The game is notable for completely abandoning turn-based combat for action RPG gameplay, along with a WesternRPG-style WideOpenSandbox. The setting itself, Eos, is also significantly different from predecessors: branding itself as a "fantasy based on reality", ''XV'' has the most "realistic" setting of the main series, resembling a mid/late-20th century earth with PhysicalGods, {{Magitek}}, and no internet (and ProductPlacement).

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' (2016): WarriorPrince Noctis Lucis Caelum goes on a {{road trip|Plot}} with his buddies to marry his fiancee and retrieve his kingdom's stolen PowerCrystal from invaders. The game is notable for completely abandoning turn-based combat for action RPG gameplay, along with a WesternRPG-style WideOpenSandbox. The setting itself, Eos, is also significantly different from predecessors: branding itself as a "fantasy based on reality", ''XV'' has the most "realistic" setting of the main series, resembling a mid/late-20th century earth with PhysicalGods, {{Magitek}}, PhysicalGods and no internet limited {{Magitek}} (and ProductPlacement).
1st Aug '17 10:46:04 AM Rytex
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** Sometimes, Holy is shown as beams of light falling from the sky.



** Bards being referred to as [[{{Woolseyism}} spoony]].

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** Bards being referred to as [[{{Woolseyism}} spoony]].spoony]], referring to the infamous line from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''.[[note]]To the point where it's never been removed from any English translation of the game during a remake[[/note]]



* SavingTheWorld: What you will end up doing in several ''Final Fantasy'' games. Sometimes with the rest of the universe.

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* SavingTheWorld: What you will end up doing in several ''Final Fantasy'' games. Sometimes with the rest of the universe. ''XII'' bucked this trend, in that Ivalice as a whole is in no danger (outside of the potential collateral damage of a world war), but the main plot involves getting [[ArcWords the reins of history back into the hands of man]] after centuries of the Occuria controlling things.



* SideQuest: Loads of them. For the first few games, they weren't more than "Go here, fight this guy, come back," but starting with ''IV'', they really becaming deeper and grew to become a staple of the series. Reached its logical conclusion in ''XII'', where doing every sidequest can take longer than doing the main story itself.

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* SideQuest: Loads of them. For the first few games, they weren't more than "Go here, fight this guy, come back," but starting with ''IV'', they really becaming became deeper and grew to become a staple of the series. Reached its logical conclusion in ''XII'', where doing every sidequest can take longer than doing the main story itself.



* UpdatedRerelease: Especially since the new millennium, the first six games of the series have gradually been re-released over time, each time with new features, usually new dungeons and some enhancements to gameplay, occasionally updated graphics, and bonus content like art galleries and bestiaries. ''I'', ''II'', and ''IV'' were remade for the [=WonderSwan Color=]. Five of the six[[note]]''III'' being the odd one out after their [=WonderSwan Color=] remake plans fell through, until the DS remake[[/note]] came to the [=PlayStation=] (these versions later came to UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork), and then got remade for the Gameboy Advance. With more specific improvements, ''I'', ''II'' and ''IV'' were released for PSP with enhanced 2D graphics, ''III'' has been released in 3D for the DS, PSP, smartphones (and Ouya), and Steam, ''IV'' in 3D for the DS and smartphones, and ''V'' and ''VI'' have been released for smartphones with enhanced 2D graphics. To date, the only main games in the series, barring the MMORPGS, which isn't scheduled to receive this treatment are VIII and XIII[[note]]Both games are on Steam, but are almost completely unchanged from their original releases[[/note]].

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* UpdatedRerelease: Especially since the new millennium, the first six games of the series have gradually been re-released over time, each time with new features, usually new dungeons and some enhancements to gameplay, occasionally updated graphics, and bonus content like art galleries and bestiaries. ''I'', ''II'', and ''IV'' were remade for the [=WonderSwan Color=]. Five of the six[[note]]''III'' being the odd one out after their [=WonderSwan Color=] remake plans fell through, until the DS remake[[/note]] came to the [=PlayStation=] (these versions later came to UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork), and then got remade for the Gameboy Advance. With more specific improvements, ''I'', ''II'' and ''IV'' were released for PSP with enhanced 2D graphics, ''III'' has been released in 3D for the DS, PSP, smartphones (and Ouya), and Steam, ''IV'' in 3D for the DS and smartphones, and ''V'' and ''VI'' have been released for smartphones with enhanced 2D graphics. To date, the only main games in the series, barring the MMORPGS, which isn't aren't scheduled to receive this treatment are VIII and XIII[[note]]Both games are on Steam, but are almost completely unchanged from their original releases[[/note]].



* TheWarJustBefore: ''XII'' opens with an elaborate ArrangedMarriage intended to end the war between Dalmasca and Nabradia (and seal their alliance against Archadia). Unfortunately, Archadian soldiers kill the husband soon after, and his wife swears vengeance on the country. Cue plot.

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* TheWarJustBefore: ''XII'' opens with an elaborate ArrangedMarriage intended to end the war between Dalmasca and merger Nabradia (and seal and Dalmasca, sealing their alliance against Archadia).Archadia should the Empire push westward in its rapid expansion. Unfortunately, Archadian soldiers kill the husband soon after, and his wife swears vengeance on the country. Cue plot.



** ''XII'' cuts down on travel by allowing you to warp to previously-visited save crystals.

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** ''XII'' cuts down on travel by allowing you to warp to previously-visited save crystals. Teleport Crystals.



* YourMimeMakesItReal: The Mime class has this as its power. Apparently, they mime any action last performed by an ally or enemy, and it becomes a real repeating of this action.

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* YourMimeMakesItReal: The Mime class has this as its power. Apparently, they mime any action last performed by an ally or enemy, and it becomes a real repeating of this action. action, sometimes without even enacting any cost of said action.
1st Aug '17 10:09:44 AM Rytex
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* LethalJokeCharacter: Often, the "weakest" character in the game turns into the most powerful under the right circumstances, though a combination of the right equipment and [[MagikarpPower proper leveling]].
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI''
*** The Thief features weaker physical stats than almost every other class, but only their speed stat stands out, which only helps when attempting to run from enemies. Come his promotion to Ninja, his ability to learn powerful magic, and his ability to wield the Masamune, he turns into a one-man army.
*** The White Mage is only really effective against the undead with the DIA spells, until s/he gains access to Holy, after which they turn into a pure and total force of destruction. There's also the BANE spell, which has a chance of one-shotting Tiamat. Plus, they can use FEAR on the final boss to make Chaos run away, rather than fight him to the end.
** While the original game did not feature being able to use him past his story departure, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' featured Edward, the former TropeNamer for QuirkyBard. He was the weakest and slowest character of your group and got one-shot way too often to be useful. Later releases that featured being able to switch party members around gave you the option to bring him back, and if properly leveled and given Apollo's Harp, he becomes the fastest and strongest character, capable of dishing out 9999s every few seconds.
** Cait Sith, the robotic cat riding a moogle doll from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' was objectively the most useless character. He features the worst stats, the weakest weapon type (aside from Aeris, who is forgiven by being a White Mage in all but name), and it doesn't help that [[TheScrappy no one really likes his character]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGNYMHdE4ks But if one knows how to use his slots, he breaks the game.]]
31st Jul '17 8:40:40 AM Rytex
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Your White Mages usually don't contribute much to the fighting, instead focusing on healing and support. But then they get Holy/Pearl...

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Your White Mages usually don't contribute much to the fighting, instead focusing on healing and support. But then they get Holy/Pearl...[[HolyHandGrenade Holy]]/[[LightEmUp Pearl]]...



** Except in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII XII]]'', but even then, [[spoiler:it's his son Ffamran/Balthier]].



* ElementalRockPaperScissors

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* ElementalRockPaperScissorsElementalRockPaperScissors:
** In the earlier games, Fire and Ice play off of each other, Lightning beats Water, [[ReviveKillsZombie Light beats Undead]], etc.
** In the later games, Water and Fire play off of each other, and ice and Lightning play off each other. Light and Darkness as well, and Earth and Wind.



* KillerRabbit: Tonberries and an actual rabbit, Vorpal Bunny, in [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Final Fantasy XII]].

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* KamehameHadouken: Aura Bolt from VI, and the Scathe spell from XII.
* KillerRabbit: Movers, Cactuars, Tonberries and an two actual rabbit, Vorpal Bunny, rabbits (Vorpal Bunny and [[BaitAndSwitchBoss Fury]]), in [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Final Fantasy XII]].



* MythologyGag: Starting around ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX IX]]'', Square started including references to previous games all over the new installment.
** Gilgamesh seems to turn up rather often since his debut in V.
** Garland and Chaos have made irregular appearances since I.
** Bards being referred to as [[{{Woolseyism}} spoony]].



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Moogles, who are [[VerbalTic fond of saying "kupo"]]. In ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'', we can visit a Moogle village.

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Moogles, who are [[VerbalTic fond of saying "kupo"]]. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', and ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'', we can visit a Moogle village. village.



* SideQuest: Loads of them.

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* SideQuest: Loads of them. For the first few games, they weren't more than "Go here, fight this guy, come back," but starting with ''IV'', they really becaming deeper and grew to become a staple of the series. Reached its logical conclusion in ''XII'', where doing every sidequest can take longer than doing the main story itself.



* TakeThat: A recurring enemy is the malboro, which attacks with breath awful enough to inflict almost every ailment on its target.
* TechPoints: Called "AP", and often relates to a quirky new experience and character advancement system in each game.

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* TakeThat: A recurring enemy is the malboro, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlboro_(cigarette) malboro]], which attacks with breath awful enough to inflict almost every ailment on its target.
* TechPoints: Called Usually called "AP", and often relates to a quirky new experience and character advancement system in each game.



* UpdatedRerelease: Especially since the new millennium, the first six games of the series have gradually been re-released over time, each time with new features, usually new dungeons and some enhancements to gameplay, occasionally updated graphics, and bonus content like art galleries and bestiaries. ''I'', ''II'', and ''IV'' were remade for the [=WonderSwan Color=]. Five of the six[[note]]''III'' being the odd one out after their [=WonderSwan Color=] remake plans fell through, until the DS remake[[/note]] came to the [=PlayStation=] (these versions later came to UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork), and then got remade for the Gameboy Advance. With more specific improvements, ''I'', ''II'' and ''IV'' were released for PSP with enhanced 2D graphics, ''III'' has been released in 3D for the DS, PSP, smartphones (and Ouya), and Steam, ''IV'' in 3D for the DS and smartphones, and ''V'' and ''VI'' have been released for smartphones with enhanced 2D graphics. To date, the only main games in the series, barring the MMORPGS, which haven't received this treatment are IX and XIII.

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* UpdatedRerelease: Especially since the new millennium, the first six games of the series have gradually been re-released over time, each time with new features, usually new dungeons and some enhancements to gameplay, occasionally updated graphics, and bonus content like art galleries and bestiaries. ''I'', ''II'', and ''IV'' were remade for the [=WonderSwan Color=]. Five of the six[[note]]''III'' being the odd one out after their [=WonderSwan Color=] remake plans fell through, until the DS remake[[/note]] came to the [=PlayStation=] (these versions later came to UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork), and then got remade for the Gameboy Advance. With more specific improvements, ''I'', ''II'' and ''IV'' were released for PSP with enhanced 2D graphics, ''III'' has been released in 3D for the DS, PSP, smartphones (and Ouya), and Steam, ''IV'' in 3D for the DS and smartphones, and ''V'' and ''VI'' have been released for smartphones with enhanced 2D graphics. To date, the only main games in the series, barring the MMORPGS, which haven't received isn't scheduled to receive this treatment are IX VIII and XIII.XIII[[note]]Both games are on Steam, but are almost completely unchanged from their original releases[[/note]].
29th Jul '17 2:07:25 PM Rytex
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*BewareTheNiceOnes: Your White Mages usually don't contribute much to the fighting, instead focusing on healing and support. But then they get Holy/Pearl...
29th Jul '17 10:40:40 AM nombretomado
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* ''Videogame/PictlogicaFinalFantasy'': Another game for mobile devices. [[XMeetsY Final Fantasy meets Picross]] in a nutshell, and even co-developed by Jupiter Co. [[NoExportForYou Unlocalized as of yet]], though you can still download and play regardless of region. Just be prepared to overcome the language barrier and look up (and google translate) the Japanese wiki.

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* ''Videogame/PictlogicaFinalFantasy'': Another game for mobile devices. [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Final Fantasy meets Picross]] in a nutshell, and even co-developed by Jupiter Co. [[NoExportForYou Unlocalized as of yet]], though you can still download and play regardless of region. Just be prepared to overcome the language barrier and look up (and google translate) the Japanese wiki.
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