Dear Square Enix,
After a long, long time, I am finally enthusiastic toward Final Fantasy again.
I haven’t written in quite a while. Been busy with a lot of stuff, your games included; Final Fantasy XIII trilogy and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. I think I’ll write a detailed review of these games sometime. Long story short, FFXIII and FFXIII-2 – overall unimpressive; Lightning Returns and Type-0 – overall amazing.
Anyway, let me talk about why I’m happy with Final Fantasy after many years.
See, I used to not believe in Final Fantasy XV at all. Ever since it entered development (hell), pretty much.
Initially, I loved the idea of Shakespearean Final Fantasy. When it was announced the game was to move away from that, I was extremely disappointed. The developments that followed only made my disappointment heavier.
The bro trip, the showcased vast wildlands, the Noctis changes, the Regis changes (still feeling bad over this), the Stella changes (this as well)… I liked nearly nothing. I didn’t even like how much of the game you started showing.
Then, a specific trailer popped up—the trailer where we see adult Noctis. I was utterly shocked when I realized what happened. All the possibilities; the potential character development and story depth hit me like a brick. I was dumbfounded by this news. It single-handedly altered my perspective from negative to positive.
So, as of recently, I am incredibly hyped for FFXV. I even went to preorder PlayStation 4 Pro just for it! And for, well, a couple of other things also, including…
World of Final Fantasy. Now this is the type of a game I’ve been waiting more than a decade for you to make. A warm, light-hearted Final Fantasy spinoff adventure. Something like the original Crystal Chronicles.
FFXV, WoFF, Final Fantasy VII remake, Final Fantasy XII remaster, new Dissidia… It’s a good time to be a Final Fantasy fan.
Thank you, Square Enix, and keep up the good work.