Archive for December, 2009

What I Liked About Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy, a.k.a. FF1, is an NES RPG first published in Japan in 1987 and then in North America 3 years later.  I remember when I first played it as a kid at my friend Dave’s house.  It blew my mind.  I would dream about Fighters and Red Mages and making the orbs shine again.

Final Fantasy 1 BattleRecently, FF1 was released on the Wii Virtual Console and, even though I already owned it on my NES, I felt the urge to play the classic again without the fear of my NES crashing because I blinked too hard.

So I flipped on my Wii, downloaded the game, and played it for about 2-3 hours a night for a week (keep in mind I logged many, many hours playing this game as a child).  Here are my thoughts on the title.

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