Platform: Playstation 4
Genre: Japanese Role-Playing Game
First Released: October 25, 2016
Part of a Series? Nope! Play away! It helps if you’ve played other Final Fantasy games, but it’s not necessary at all!
With charming, stylized visuals for both the young and the young at heart, players will collect, raise and battle iconic monsters by stacking them to form adorable yet strategic monster towers. Two siblings journey to a mysterious land to rediscover their lost memories. In this peculiar place where stacking things on one’s head is perfectly normal, the young monster tamers will encounter new friends and familiar Final Fantasy heroes as they learn the truth about their pasts.
This game is SUPER FUN! Like I mean really ultra super duper ridiculously fun (and addictive)! It’s kind of a weird mix of Pokemon and Final Fantasy rolled into one. There’s no actual pokemon or anything in it, but it has similar elements, definitely. They both have the thing where you need to gather up little creatures for your party and use them to help you win battles, level them up, love them, squeeze them and call them George.
And did I mention puns? SO MANY PUNS. IT’S AMAZING. (Or your worst nightmare, you do you.) The dialogue is witty, silly and keeps the game moving. The plot moves at a pretty speedy pace, but not so much that it’s overwhelming. There are plenty of side quests to keep you busy as well if you don’t want the story to go by so fast.
The art style is also ridiculously cute. It’s a fun, lighthearted game for those who just want something to play in between srs biz games like Nier Automata (that game will break your heart and brain).
It has an adventure log too that’s easily accessed so if you take a long break from it, you won’t be lost. That has happened to me waaaaaaay too many times. I’M LOOKING AT YOU, DARK CLOUD 2. WHY DO I ALWAYS TAKE A BREAK AT THE SAME SPOT? I GOTTA STOP DOING THAT. Anyways.
World of Final Fantasy is a great game for lovers of the series or newcomers. It’s a friendly, upbeat romp. Check it out today!