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#1 Oct 16 2012 at 6:22 PM Rating: Sub-Default
Its one of those ironic twists that a game titled "Final" Fantasy has the most sequels of any game save for a few others. Some people say they don't count as sequels, but they do in fact share the same name with a new decimal. That's close enough.


A Realm Reborn - Final (we mean it this time!) Fantasy (same name as one that was clearly not final) just seems contradictory. This game is doubly not final because when it didn't do well, they put in a lot of great effort and remade it. Maybe they need a new related title for their online games.


Thirdly, I know there is lots of value for a corporation in an established name, but these names are getting as long as the names of Mitsubishi models. ARRFFXIVO!

How about Fantasy Online II.

or something.
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#2 Oct 16 2012 at 7:27 PM Rating: Decent
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If this game was called "Random name" From square enix it would have closed doors years ago. The reason why is called Final Fantasy is brand name, Final Fantasy sells copies, if square allows it, you can sell dog **** in a bag that says Final Fantasy ****, and it will sell, because there are fanboys out there that will eat anything that says "Final Fantasy" this game is proof of it. X-2 is proof of it, XIII, XIII-2 is proof of it.
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#3 Oct 16 2012 at 7:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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XIII-2 was very well recieved compared to XIII, thus the series' first Trilogy with the upcoming XIII-3... X-2 wasn't a terrible game, just mainly the dress crap put alot of people off... I know my Ex and her daughter loved that damned game, I didn't though.

You're better off pointing towards stuff like The After Years and whatever that other iPhone FF game is that just game out at a premium price and sold like hotcakes despite actually poor reviews (unlike other FF titles which seem to get massive praise and big scores even when the verbage in the reviews say otherwise).

As to the Op, really?

Oh well it must be bizarro day anyway as this will be the second time today I've rated up Ostia... ^.~
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#4 Oct 16 2012 at 9:46 PM Rating: Good
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digitalcraft wrote:
Its one of those ironic twists that a game titled "Final" Fantasy has the most sequels of any game save for a few others. Some people say they don't count as sequels, but they do in fact share the same name with a new decimal. That's close enough.


It's not really ironic. If Final Fantasy (1) didn't succeed, it would have been Square's final game. I guess games like 3-D World Runner and whatever DOG games they were putting out weren't selling well. I do wonder about Rad Racer, it was a strong seller (from what I've read, FFVI in the US didn't even outsell it. Ouch). Maybe the issue was timing. FF1 came out in Japan in 12/87, Rad Racer came out in the US in 10/87. The NES started selling big first in late summer thru Xmas 87, so maybe the big Rad Racer sales came for Christmas '87 and across 1988. I do know FFIII was the 1st FF to sell 1 million games.
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#5 Oct 17 2012 at 3:49 AM Rating: Good
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I appologize for just copying and pasting the paragraph directly from wikipedia, but I thought this thread needed a small history lesson. This is why Final Fantasy was named as such by its creator Hironobu Sakaguchi.

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On leaving the university, Sakaguchi became a part-time employee of Square, a newly formed branch of Denyūsha Electric Company founded by Masafumi Miyamoto.[1] When Square became an independent company in 1986,[2] he became a full-time employee as the Director of Planning and Development. Sakaguchi then decided to create a role-playing video game which he named Final Fantasy as a result of his personal situation; had the game not sold well, he would have quit the games industry and gone back to university.[3] The game was released in Japan for the Nintendo Entertainment System on December 18, 1987, and was successful across Japan. Under Sakaguchi's watchful eye, Final Fantasy developed into a successful franchise, spanning from stand alone stories to spin-offs to direct sequels. In 1991, following the release of Final Fantasy IV for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, he was honoured with the position of Executive Vice President.[citation needed] The last Final Fantasy game he directed was Final Fantasy V, becoming the producer for future installments of the franchise. In 1995, he became President at Square USA, Inc. His final role as game producer was for Final Fantasy IX. In an interview at the time he described it as his favourite Final Fantasy.[4] He later went on to serve more as an executive producer of the series, as well as many of Square's other games, including Vagrant Story, Parasite Eve and Kingdom Hearts. The Kingdom Hearts series would later go on to feature a character named Master Eraqus, who was designed to physically resemble Sakaguchi and match with Disney's Yen Sid.

Hironobu Sakaguchi became the third person inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame on April 5, 2000.

I give credit of the above paragraph to the person who added it to wikipedia. This is not my work.
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#6 Oct 17 2012 at 4:04 AM Rating: Good
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It was so well recieved that it sold less than half of what the original XIII sold, it got outsold by tales of grace on it's first week in japan(First time it ever happens) etc etc.

I am not hating, i personally bought the game 2 days ago.... Going from XIII to XIII-2 is a big WTF happened here and wtf is this now ?
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#7 Oct 17 2012 at 4:55 PM Rating: Good
So I guess people disagree then.
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