Final Fantasy

Are Japanese RPGs Finally Making a Comeback?

If you grew up in the 1990s like I did, you might remember how we all thought, “Only Japan makes great games.” Most of the great game companies were Japanese and they were exporting their best games all over. For me, I love old-fashioned Japanese role-playing games (JRPG) in the vein of Final Fantasy, Dragon…

What Makes Japanese RPGs Stand Out From the Others?

Japan has lots of things that make the world get hyped, and Japanese video games or Japanese RPG (JRPG) are a part of that hype. Still, there are many people in the West who prefer JRPGs, and there are Japanese people who prefer Western RPGs. So what’s the differences between games like Final Fantasy, Call…

Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII is Louis Vuitton’s New Model

In December 2015, it was revealed by Louis Vuitton’s creative director, Nicolas Ghesquiere, that Lightning, a popular character from a Final Fantasy game, has been chosen to model for the Spring-Summer 2016 campaign. Louis Vuitton is a renowned French fashion house which has been named as the world’s most valuable luxury brand more than once.…

Final Fantasy: A Story of Success Through Japanese Gaming History

The Final Fantasy franchise is one of the biggest in gaming. The franchises spans over 30 years and has 15 main entries, and a countless horde of related games and spin-offs. In total, the franchise has moved over 110 million units, that makes several billions of US dollars. But, this massive juggernaut had a much…

Final Fantasy VII Remake – The Crossdressing Cloud Conundrum

The Final Fantasy franchise has redefined the video-game industry and has garnered such acclaim that even after decades, Square Enix has decided to remake Final Fantasy VII and to shock fans around the world. The production will be led by Tetsuya Nomura, who will be directing the remake, with producer Yoshinori Kitase and writer Kazuhige…

In the Surreal World of Final Fantasy Cafe, Tokyo!

If, like me, you are a fan of Japanese video games, I’m sure you’ll have played at leafs one iteration of the Final Fantasy series of games from Square Enix. And, if you enjoyed them as much as I did, you probably wished you could visit some of the places in these games as well…Just…