DAY 30 - Has Final Fantasy made an impact in your life? If so, how? If not, what do you like about the whole series itself?
omg such a deep question.
As a bit of a preface, I got into Final Fantasy through playing Square’s other games (and to some extent, Pokemon games). My first real RPG was Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: Tara’s Adventure (which is the greatest game ever k.) that I got in some mall for 6 dollars. After some research, well as much “research” as a 10 year old can do efficiently, I found that Enix and Square had merged and became the one Square Enix, and I ended up keeping a good eye on them and what kind of rad-totally-awesome games they’d release.
My first Final Fantasy was either Final Fantasy X-2/X or IV. I rented the first two at a local video rental store (Video King R.I.P.), and I was a bit… confused. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing in them; the fact that the rental time was only 3 days didn’t really help me getting immersed in them. I random bought IV Advance used for like 3 dollars and was immediately hooked on the crazy story and really fun gameplay.
After that, I just got hooked on the Final Fantasy series (along with Dragon Quest yayayayay). The Final Fantasy games (and Dragon Quest, Pokemon, etc.) games really helped me figure out what I like in video games. I love JRPGs with retarded amounts of stats to screw with. I also like sweeping stories and some really wacky, but cool character designs.
It’s also kinda influenced my passions. I found out how much I love art and really creative stories from these games. I probably wouldn’t have done a whole lot of art of any sorts if I didn’t come across the beautiful art designs of these games.
To conclude, Final Fantasy games are real cray.