10 Moments I’d Love To Replay In A Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Collection

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Final Fantasy franchise, and some rumours pointed to the announcement of a special PS4 disc containing Final Fantasy I through IX. Unfortunately this wasn’t announced (Though we did get a July 11th release date for FF XII The Zodiac Age and some dates for new XV DLC), but that doesn’t stop me reminiscing about those moments I’d be giddy to replay if we do eventually see a collection like this one day. Here are ten of them:

BAHAMUT VS ALEXANDER (FF IX)

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IX was the first Playstation entry where summons took the forefront of the storyline. These enormous creatures we had previously seen in sprite-form/blocky graphics were finally presented in stunning FMV cutscenes, the most iconic of which being an enormous battle in the kingdom of Alexandria. Dragon King Bahamut is shooting fireballs and wreaking havoc while you take control of multiple team members in different parts of the city, eventually managing to use summon magic to turn Alexandria Castle itself into a god-damn winged war-machine called Alexander. (OK, he’s technically behind the castle I suppose). Cue incredible CGI scenes with a dragon fleeing for its life from a gargantuan living fortress that can shoot laser beams out of its wings. It’s all kinds of epic and is my main memory from playing IX for the first time. Continue reading “10 Moments I’d Love To Replay In A Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Collection”

FINAL FANTASY XV IGN PREMIERE REVIEW

Filled with Moogle Munch popcorn, awkward live actors, and a closer look at Leviathan…

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Last night I attended the IGN Premiere of Final Fantasy XV in London! A slightly unorganised night with full marks for effort, it was interesting to see the enthusiasm from others for a game 10 years in the making. Continue reading “FINAL FANTASY XV IGN PREMIERE REVIEW”