History of Final Fantasy retrospective (Part 1). In-depth look at one of gaming’s most popular franchises

17 July 2007
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Final Fantasy I&II: Dawn of Souls for Game Boy AdvanceOne of the biggest names in gaming today is Final Fantasy.

Amazingly, the series that started out in Japan in December 18th, 1987, and was supposed to be Square’s last game title before bankruptcy, is more popular than ever in the year 2007, exactly 20 years later! Who could’ve known . . .

If you look at Square’s upcoming game line-up, you’ll find a whopping 12 titles with “Final Fantasy” in their name:
Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3)
Final Fantasy II: Anniversary (PSP)
Final Fantasy IV (DS)
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (DS)
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (PSP)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates (DS)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii)
Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess (Xbox 360, PC, PS2)
Final Fantasy: Dissidia (PSP)
Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core (PSP)
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales (DS)
Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon (Wii) . . . . .

That’s A LOT of Final Fantasy. But if Square has learned anything, it’s that people can’t get enough of their signature series, and I can honestly say that I’m looking forward to at least half the games on that list.

And with that, it’s high time we take a look back to where it all started, the original Famicon version of Final Fantasy 1 (Read our Final Fantasy I: Dawn of Souls review to see how the last version panned out).

Get a glimpse into the History of Final Fantasy with this awesome Final Fantasy 1 Retrospective; Part 1 of an upcoming 13 part GameTrailers series. And I must say that this “History of Final Fantasy” video is better than the “real deal” that was included as an extra with the Final Fantasy XII Collector’s Edition package.

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