Final Fantasy III has issues with bugs and balance, but those problems can't even nick the hide of this JRPG behemoth. It's hard to articulate just how important this game is for long-time RPG fans. Final Fantasy III is a special experience, and its story and themes should be more relatable than ever to its now-adult audience.
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The Switch's Final Fantasy games conga line continues.
If Kenny Omega were a spider, he could wear four pairs of hot pants.
Xbox One is now the best place to play FFXIII.
Uematsu will be taking the rest of the year off.
Everyone but Squall fans will be happy in 2019.
The mobile version of the console game is now on console.
Square Enix’s latest splinter project appears to be striking out in new yet familiar directions.
The Final Fantasy VIII heroine is not the type to leave her dog in a kennel.
A song called Final Fantasy features on the Toronto rapper’s new album, and many are suggesting that it samples the iconic Prelude theme from the series.
Tetsuya Nomura on why Final Fantasy characters haven't really been shown off yet for Kingdom Hearts 3.
Thanos is the most predictable JRPG boss ever.
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STARTING SCREEN | The older you get, the easier it is to appreciate Square Enix's 16-bit RPG masterpiece.
You can manage your own idol group, but not one made up of Cecil, Locke, Cloud, and Noctis.
Get to grips with everything you need to know to master Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, including a complete combat and controls guide, as well as a rundown of every playable character.
Final Fantasy on the Xbox? Crazy talk.
The latest Final Fantasy fighting game feels nothing like its predecessors.
Yukio Futatsugi has some ideas about what he'd add to a Panzer Dragoon Saga remake.
Cheat your way to riches by maximizing Gil.
Operative word being "tease" in the strongest sense.
Want to get into Final Fantasy? We list entry points for beginning, intermediate, and experienced fans of the series.
Today's Letter From the Producer gives us a glimpse of the next Final Fantasy XIV patch.
"The way that console games are made, the volume of content and how much effort goes into them, there's something in that which doesn't fit in the mind with microtransactions."
Final Fantasy brand manager Shinji Hashimoto promises new Final Fantasy game announcements in 2018.
The Nier: Automata director has made clear previously that no job is off the table, so long as he gets paid.
Square Enix will focus on games as services.
"Gogo is not dead US politician Adlai Stevenson. What is wrong with you people?"
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: The reigning prince of 16-bit RPGs.
Team Ninja's Final Fantasy fighting game is heading to North America.
Here's how to sign-up for the closed beta.
A Chinese ad for Nissans encourages you to plug into the Matrix.
Both Terra Battle 2 and Terra Wars are coming to PC and mobile.
The Final Fantasy fighter comes to the system that powers the arcade version.
"From here on out, with production and quality in mind, we're shifting to our in-house organization."
Business Division 1 needs a big, beautiful team for their big, beautiful remake.
Let's celebrate World Turtle Day by counting down the ten best (unstomped) digital terrapins!
Square-Enix will focus on recurring payments and arcades in the following fiscal year.
And WWE commentator Michael Cole stumbles over the word "Chocobo," bless his heart.
Director Tetsuya Nomura admits that Square Enix' next flagship games aren't near the finish line.
From bird-dogs to field chefs, we examine the best in 2016's sidekicks.
Square Enix' premium mobile efforts are pulling in some veterans.
Nintendo's next system will play host to lots of familiar series. We speculate how they'll take advantage of the unconventional hardware.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: What did Final Fantasy mean for the SNES, and vice versa? We discuss! Plus: God Eater and Fallout 4's last batch of DLC.
The veteran developer has passed away at the age of 45.
Though perhaps not the best of the series, FFVI was definitely the most Final Fantasy-ish of the lot.
Scott Lynch's Gentleman Bastard novel series and other published works serve as examples of how video games encourage writers and other creative types to dream and grow.
The adventure that kicked off the world's most popular RPG series is getting a new lease on life through the NES Classic Mini, and we give it a thorough look.
Our comprehensive roundup of all our coverage for E3 2016, organized for your browsing convenience.
Square-Enix's mobile RPG is engineered to punch your most tender Final Fantasy nostalgia zones.
COVER STORY: The artist who has given life to so many Final Fantasy games speaks about his inspirations, the difference between fine and commercial art, and his current projects.
Fans of Final Fantasy: Record Keeper believe they're getting ripped off, and publisher DeNA risks its long-term relationship with its customers if it doesn't prove otherwise.
The GBA installments of Final Fantasy IV, V, and VI finally let English-speaking audiences play restored, uncensored versions of the classic RPGs.
The Retronauts podcast gets musical this week with a survey of Uematsu's career and classic compositions.
The year 1994 arrives, and with it some of the greatest games ever made. Our year-by-year video guide to the best of Super NES continues!
Jeremy digs into one of his most anticipated games of 2016 only to find hollow disappointment.
Final Fantasy Type-0 isn't the only game to linger for years in a state of uncertainty. Now with video!
It doesn't matter how much a Star Wars nerd you think you are — you've got nothing on the creators of Final Fantasy, who have built a career (and a video game empire) on borrowing liberally from George Lucas.
Bob explains the strangeness of seeing Star Wars long after playing the many games it inspired.
PlayStation 4's 2016 lineup looks like a return to form for what many find to be a fading corner of the industry.
The creator of Square-Enix's legendary RPG series shatters a widely believed misconception.
Square Enix and DeNA deliver the first original Final Fantasy mobile game that's worth something.
Though fixated on death, this spin-off bodes well for Final Fantasy's future liveliness.
The newest consoles are a little light on must-have RPGs yet, but that just means now is the perfect time to catch up on the greats from last generation.
The reception to the main character design of Square Enix' upcoming mobile game has been interesting.
Kat and Jeremy discuss the merits of one of 2014's unfairly overlooked RPGs.
Final Fantasy's star has lost its shine for many fans. We speak with the series' creators to learn how they're working to restore its former glory.
Jeremy hunkers down to spend a whole lot of time with the upcoming 3DS action RPG, beginning with Japan's recent demo.
No one in the world makes RPGs quite like those of Final Fantasy's quirkiest co-designer... for better, and for worse.
Freed from the limitations of consoles, Final Fantasy XIII has never looked better—but it's certainly played better.
The new mobile game from the creator of Final Fantasy debuts tomorrow, and we look into its unconventional promotional plan.
... And now that it's on PSN, there's never been a better time to check out one of the best console RPGs you might have missed.
We take an in-depth look at the men behind the long-running RPG franchise and ask, "Who does it best?"
25 years ago, the world's first handheld RPG was also Squaresoft's most daring creation.
Ever wondered what Final Fantasy XIII might have been like as a PC RPG? 25 years ago, SSI answered that question preemptively.
Have a few minutes free? Please enjoy this fine video companion piece to our in-depth feature.
The second installment in the music game series brings new characters, new modes and a whole heap of classic songs.
Sony ends its minority ownership in Square Enix. What does it really mean for both companies?
Long-time series producer Yoshinori Kitase asked for your opinions, and you gave them. Here are his thoughts.
Yoshinori Kitase wants your feedback on how American gamers prefer their English-language RPGs.
Interested in learning more about the world's most popular RPG series? Here's everything you need to know: what Final Fantasy is, how it plays through, what are the best and worst games in the series - and where you should get started!
The publisher thinks that future Final Fantasy games will come to the PC as well.
If you've made it this far, congratulations. The only thing left to do is defeat Bhunivelze. This walkthrough explains how.
Need help with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII? You've come to the right place. Here's where you can find all the information you achieve 100% completion.
Need help completing the last few parts of the epic Canvas of Prayers quest line? Everything you need is right here.
Here's how to battle endless Cactuars on your way to completing the Canvas of Prayers quest line in the Dead Dunes.
If you need information about the Canvas of Prayers quest line in the Wildlands, this guide has you covered.
Stuck in Yusnaan and need help with the Canvas of Prayers quests? Here's what you need to know.
If you're looking for help with the Canvas of Prayers quests in Luxerion, this complete guide has everything you need.
Stuck on any Wildlands side quests? Here's where you can find help.
Trying to work through all the side quests in Yussnan and need some help. This guide will take you through everything, step-by-step.
If you want to complete all the Dead Dunes side quests, this guide will make it easy.
If you're tackling the side quests in Luxerion, this comprehensive guide will be very handy.
Getting to the Final Day involves beating Grendel. This walkthrough tells you how to do it.
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Want to get Chaos's Revenge and the Fragment of Kindness? This walkthrough tells you how to defeat both the bosses that have them.
This comprehensive walkthrough covers the Yusnaan main quests, and how to defeat Snow to gain the Ghostly Hood.
Mike offers a different theory on why fans dislike Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII.
A series that was once the defining name in RPGs is now often the target of scorn. Why?
The Final Fantasy XIII saga continues to be tremendously polarizing and occasionally somewhat baffling. But on the other hand, this final entry plays better than ever.
Silicon Studio and Square Enix's latest makes no attempt to hide its roots. Is this a firm foundation for a new game, or has the world moved on since Final Fantasy's PlayStation 1 era?
Fancy graphics only serve to highlight the odd nature of Final Fantasy's first PS2 outing.
Jeremy finds the latest Final Fantasy a bizarre, contradictory mishmash, and that's what he likes about it.
With its focus on mechanics over theatrics, Square-Enix's newest brand recalls the developer's salad days.
Square Enix is creating a committee to make sure that the Final Fantasy franchise reaches fan's high standards.
How The World Ends With you and Final Fantasy Type-0 composer Takeharu Ishimoto is pushing RPG soundtracks into a new frontier.
Who said sequels had to be anything like their predecessors?
Final Fantasy Type-0 is getting a follow-up... of sorts. For mobile.
The USgamer team ponders the fate of Square Enix's flagship role-playing game series.
In case you're hungry for more Final Fantasy remixes, UK producer Mykah has the album for you.
The talented community at OC ReMix has finally released its long-awaited Final Fantasy VI remix album, featuring 74 tracks.
Eurogamer's Simon Parkin takes a closer look at how Square Enix is doing its best to fix the "problem child" of the Final Fantasy family.
We look back in series history and see how we ended up with an action RPG as the franchise's latest.
Our in-depth conversation with director Motomu Toriyama and producer Yoshinori Kitase digs into the details and mechanics of the grand finale of the tumultuous Final Fantasy XIII saga.
Kitase and Toriyama reflect on the series' changes and the path to reinvigorated success.
An interview with the creators of Lightning Returns yields an unexpected (but intriguing) turnabout.
Not only did Square-Enix surprise us with a new game, they've also told us what's in store for the future of Final Fantasy.