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Top Three Final Fantasy Video Games

Marc Molina

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Final Fantasy 8 was released in 1999 and became the eighth main installment in the Final Fantasy series. Originally installed for the PlayStation 1; Square Enix later remastered Final Fantasy 8 for PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows. After selling over seven million copies, Final Fantasy 8 became the seventh-best-selling PlayStation video game. With the game’s amazing 3-D graphics, Final Fantasy 8 took a huge step into a new beginning for the Final Fantasy battle system.  Final Fantasy 8 received a lot of positive feedback from critics; making Final Fantasy 8 the 22nd-best game of all time in 2006 by readers of the Japanese magazine Famitsu. The game was a commercial success; it earned more than US$50 million in sales during its first 13 weeks of release, making it the fastest-selling Final Fantasy title until Final Fantasy 13.

Many fans in the Final Fantasy community want Square Enix to remake Final Fantasy 8 for either the PlayStation 4, or possible the upcoming PlayStation 5. Unfortunately, Square Enix had announced in 2018, that they were too busy developing on Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy 7 Remake. However, now that Square Enix has finish developing Kingdom Hearts 3; there still could be a chance that Square Enix will reconsider their decision on remaking Final Fantasy 8. We can only be patient and hope that Square Enix will finish Final Fantasy 7 Remake, so that they can start working on the development Final Fantasy 8 Remake.

 

This is a picture of Squall Leonhart holding his weapon, known as the BladeGun

Number 2: Final Fantasy 13

Final Fantasy 13 released in Japan on December 17, 2009 and was later released worldwide on March 9, 2010 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Square Enix had sold over 1.7 million copies in Japan in 2009. In 2017, Square Enix announced that they sold over 7 million copies of Final Fantasy 13. The game received a four star rating from the gaming community and is continuing to sell more and more copies on the old generation consoles. Henceforth, Final Fantasy 13 has also made a platform on PC with the help of STEAM.

Final Fantasy 13 takes place in a fictional world known as Cocoon, whose government is called the Sanctum. The Sanctum orders a purge on all humans that are or become a l’cie. Humans are chosen by agents of the world’s gods to fulfill a Focus or similar task. The tasks range from being protectors of said agents, fulfilling a task to realize the gods’ agenda, or some other purpose.

This is a picture of the seven main characters from Final Fantasy 13. Serah Farron on the left, Hope Estheim is the young boy with silver hair, Sazh Katzroy is in the middle with Afro hair, Lightning is the one with light pink hair, Oerba Yun Fang is behind Lightning with a spear on her back, Oerba Dia Vanille is the young girl wearing a pink bikini with pink hair, Snow Villiers is the man on the right with his black Beanie and long white trench coat.

My Favorite Main Character of Final Fantasy 13

Snow Villiers is a playable character in Final Fantasy 13. Snow is a passionate and impulsive young man who fights his enemies with his powerful physique as a weapon. Snow is the leader of a neighborhood gang called NORA in the town of Bodhum. Snow can sometimes be reckless when he fights his opponents; but somehow always wins in the end.  In Final Fantasy 13, Snow was willing to do whatever it took to save his fiancée, Serah Farron, from becoming a puppet of the Fal’Cie. Despite Serah’s sister, Lightning, disliking Snow; he continues to fight for the people he care about. Including Lightning. Snow has the termination to fight all that is evil to save Cocoon and his friends. Even if it means giving up his life. How’s that for a Hero?

In this picture, Snow is riding his eidolon; the Shiva bike.

   Snow’s arrogance can lead him into a lot of trouble, but can even out the odds with the help of his eidolon. Eidolons are powerful beings that protect their master from harm and can guide them into the right direction if their master is in a situation. Shiva, also known as the Twin Sisters of Shiva, is Snow’s eidolon in Final Fantasy 13. The Twin Sisters, Stiria and Nix, are ice-elemental mechanical women who can transform and merge into a motorcycle.

Number 1: Final Fantasy X /X-2

Final Fantasy X was originally released in Japan on July 19, 2001, ad was later released in North America on December 17, 2001. When Final Fantasy X was first released, Square Enix had sold over 14 million copies worldwide on PlayStation 2. The game was so amazing that Square Enix decided to remaster Final Fantasy X for not only PlayStation 3, but for the PlayStation 4 as well. Plus, Nintendo and Sqaure Enix made an agreement to to have Final Fantasy X playable on the Nintendo Switch. This just proves how astonishing Final Fantasy X is. This game is so loved by many gamers in the community. That Sony PlayStation might have to have Final Fantasy X remastered for the Ps5.

The story of Final Fantasy X is told by Tidus, a sports star from the futuristic metropolis called Zanarkand. During a match, Tidus gets swept up to another world and joins summoner Yuna on her journey to save the world of Spira from a rampaging monster known as Sin. Making their way toward the mythical Zanarkand while running into the corrupt undercurrent of Spira’s society, Tidus holds onto hope he will one day find his way back home.

 

This is a picture of Auron from Final Fantasy X.

This is a picture of the three main characters in Final Fantasy X-2. Rikku is on the left, Yuna is in the middle, and Paine is on the right.

Final Fantasy X-2 is a  direct squall to Final Fantasy X. After Yuna defeated Sin and restored peace and balance to land of Spira. Yuna and her friends, Rikku and Paine, join together to create their new gang, the Gullwings.  The Gullwings search all over Spira to find treasure spheres. Thesis Spheres contain the souls of people who have died for over a thousands years and more. On one of the Gullwings adventures, Yuna, Rikku and Paine, discover a sphere that contained footage of man standing before a large weapon, mentioning someone named Lenne. The unknown man appears to Yuna’s as her true love; Tidus from Final Fantasy X. The Gullwings later find out that the large weapon in the video was Vegnagun. A powerful and fearsome colossal weapon created created by the city of Bevelle during the Machina War, 1000 years before Final Fantasy X. The Gullwings discover that the unknown man is trying to activate Vegnagun to avenge his girlfriend, Lenne. The unknown man’s name is Shuyin; who becomes the main antagonist of Final Fantasy X-2, while bearing a striking resemblance to Tidus.

This is a picture of Yuna in her Gunner Outfit from Final Fantasy X-2.

Yuna is a kind, loyal, honest, and polite nineteen years old woman. In Final Fantasy X-2, Yuna and her friends, Rikku and Paine, join together to create their new gang, the Gullwings. The Gullwings are a group of sphere hunters who travel all over Spira to find treasure spheres. Thesis Spheres contain the souls of people who have died for over a thousands years and more. Yuna’s primary weapon are dual wield guns. Henceforth, Yuna has a special ability to transform her outfit into multiple designs; giving her new powers and abilities to fight her enemies. Her abilities and powers come from the help of the mystical orbs, A.K.A the Spheres.

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Hello, my name is Marc Molina. I am sixteen years old and in my junior year at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. My favorite color is dark blue. I enjoy...

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