Okay, so this may not be exactly FFXIV content-related but it is kind of related due to the FF content. My question is what makes you a Final Fantasy Fan? What keeps you coming back for more? What makes you love it so much? Take the title away from every FF game, and just be left with the game content.
Remove Mario from the title, and how many people would have played Super Mario RPG? Remove Sonic from the title and about 3/4ths of the recent releases wouldn't have even been considered. Remove Warcraft from the title, and do you really think WoW would have found it's starting player base? Remove the Star Wars from Phantom Menace, and do you think it would be made?
All that said. FF on NES was one of my favorite games on the NES. FFII(US) was my first favorite game on the SNES. FFIII(US) was perhaps my favorite game of all time. FFVII was a great game on the PS1. FFX was a favorite on the PS2, and because my roomate at the time (and still my best friend) was introduced to FF at the same time with it, and we shared the experience, it became one of my favorites.
Take the Final Fantasy out of any of those titles, and they might not have been produced, or I might not have bought them. But if they had been produced, and I had bought them, they would still stand as some of my favorite games of all time.
Without Final Fantasy as a brand, the RPG game industry would be drastically different, if it would even continue to exist at all. (this has to do with the history of RPGs, not a bias towards FF).
Why do I love it? Well, I don't, I love particular games in the series, but the brand gives me that seal of approval that it might be a game I love. Just like seeing 'Sonic' on a game nowadays makes me think I probably shouldn't try it out. Edited, Jul 21st 2009 1:55am by Shazaamemt
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