History VideoGame / FinalFantasyI

9th Apr '18 1:04:40 PM KakuradyDrakenar
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* TooLongDidntDub: When meeting Bikke, he has you fight a bunch of pirates, which were called ''kaizoku'' in the Japanese version, [[CaptainObvious being the Japanese word for "pirate"]]. Later on in aquatic regions, you can encounter what were called ''[[GratuitousEnglish pairetsu]]'' in Japan and got translated in the NES version as... "Kyzoku". This got changed to "Privateer" and "Buccaneer" in later remakes.

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* TooLongDidntDub: When meeting Bikke, he has you fight a bunch of pirates, which were called ''kaizoku'' in the Japanese version, [[CaptainObvious being the Japanese word for "pirate"]]. Later on in aquatic regions, you can encounter what were called ''[[GratuitousEnglish pairetsu]]'' in Japan and got translated in the NES version as... "Kyzoku"."[[KeepItForeign Kyzoku]]". This got changed to "Privateer" and "Buccaneer" in later remakes.
28th Jan '18 5:55:25 AM OlfinBedwere
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** The game lacks any real central villain, with the Four Fiends serving as a loose BigBadEnsemble, and then the ending revealing that [[spoiler:Garland was in cahoots with them all along, with him then using the power of the crystals to become the final boss, Chaos]]. Later games would fall into two categories; those which had the same central villain throughout the storyline, and those which would have you going up against a particular BigBad for most of the game, only for that person to be replaced by either a GreaterScopeVillain or GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere for the final battle.
19th Jan '18 10:55:00 PM SpaceDrake
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* AfterTheEnd: A few [=NPCs=] mention that the northern kingdoms used to be far more prosperous than Cornelia. While the southern kingdoms are relatively safe from the Fiends (outside of Melmond), the northern kingdoms were all but destroyed by Tiamat and Kraken, leaving the few towns that remain.

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* AfterTheEnd: AfterTheEnd:
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A few [=NPCs=] mention that the northern kingdoms used to be far more prosperous than Cornelia. While the southern kingdoms are relatively safe from the Fiends (outside of Melmond), the northern kingdoms were all but destroyed by Tiamat and Kraken, leaving the few towns that remain.remain.
** Also, in the NES and [=MSX2=] versions, a late-game twist makes it clear that a more traditional version of the trope is in play: [[spoiler:the "Flying Fortress" in those versions is revealed on entry to be a full-blown ''orbital space station'', meaning that the "prosperous nations" of the past had access to super-modern technology and that the scope of devastation inflicted by Tiamat and Kraken is much more extensive than you first thought. The robots had previously hinted at this, but the Fortress makes clear just how far it goes. Later versions dilute this revelation, though, as the Fortress is heavily redesigned to be a more traditionally fantastical "castle in the clouds".]]
11th Jan '18 12:51:36 PM Aquillion
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* DesperationAttack: For Square, this game was effectively one to save the company. It worked a bit better than expected.



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: The game's own development company thought this, hence the title: it was believed this would be the last game Square would ever develop. History had proven them blissfully wrong.



* MeaningfulName: The game itself was called Final Fantasy because it was going to be Square's final game. Lucky for them, it became enough of a blockbuster to spawn the most ironically-named franchise in history.
11th Jan '18 12:50:10 PM Aquillion
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In the 1980s, a little game publisher called Creator/{{Square|Enix}} had made failure after failure; it seemed as if they couldn't do anything right. The president of the company decided to produce one last game and retire; he poured nearly all of his company's remaining resources into the game and expected it to be Square's last game ever.

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In the 1980s, a little game publisher called the Director of Planning and Development at Creator/{{Square|Enix}} had made failure was feeling dispirited about the game industry; after failure; it seemed as if they couldn't do anything right. The president of the company working on several games that failed to take off, he decided to produce one last game and retire; he poured nearly all of his company's remaining resources into the game and expected it to be Square's last game ever.
retire.



* GrandFinale: What the game was ''intended'' to be for Square--a last hurrah before they would move on from game design. It instead ended up being their BreakthroughHit.

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* GrandFinale: What the game was ''intended'' to be for Square--a series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi--a last hurrah before they he would move on from game design. It instead ended up being their BreakthroughHit.
3rd Jan '18 10:22:34 PM wingedcatgirl
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* [[StaringDownCthulhu Staring Down Chaos]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUT47Za7lPY It is very possible.]]
5th Dec '17 8:41:13 AM kasperow
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* BlindIdiotTranslation: One may argue that the German translation of Dawn Of Souls is this. Most things are translated correctly, except for Intelligence, which is translated as IQ. It's highly unlikely that anyone with an IQ lower than 20 would be qualified to save ''anything'', much less know how to cast magic or swing a sword.
14th Nov '17 12:31:45 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* TitleOne: All {{Updated Rereleases}} starting with the [=WonderSwan=] Color version add a Roman numeral 'I' at the end of the title.

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* TitleOne: {{Title 1}}: All {{Updated Rereleases}} Rerelease}}s starting with the [=WonderSwan=] Color version add a Roman numeral 'I' at the end of the title.
14th Nov '17 12:31:29 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* TitleOne: All {{Updated Rereleases}} starting with the [=WonderSwan=] Color version add a Roman numeral 'I' at the end of the title.
27th Sep '17 3:35:49 PM Bisected8
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* TheStoryThatNeverWas: [[spoiler: This happens after the Light Warriors destroy Chaos and end the cycle of Garland going back in time to become him. However, it is stated that their deeds at least live on in legend, and their own memories.]]
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