Final Fantasy (1987)
"Fainaru Fantajî" (original title)

Video Game  |  Adventure, Fantasy  |  1990 (USA)
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In the first out of the famous "Final Fantasy" series, many warriors of different classes must cleanse the land of evil and track down the notorious Garland. On their quest, these warriors run into the elemental fiends, build technology, meet elves, giants and mermaids, help a witch and many other incredible voyages. Written by Jenova Synthesis <>

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1990 (USA)  »

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Final Fantasy Origins: Final Fantasy  »

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It's often been reported that Hironobu Sakaguchi called his game "Final Fantasy" because he intended it to be his last game before leaving the industry. It's also been reported the name was chosen due to financial difficulties faced by Square at the time that this could be the last game they could produce. However in truth the developers were looking for a word to compliment the fantasy theme of the game. The criteria was that the title needed to be easily abbreviated using the Roman alphabet and that abbreviation needed to be four-syllables. Using the word "Fantasy" was an obvious choice, given the game's genre. After initially considering Fighting Fantasy but finding out the name was already in use, they chose "Final." The abbreviation "FF" (efu efu in Japanese) fit the four syllable requirement. According to Sakaguchi, "Really, anything that started with an F would have been fine for the title." See more »


Garland: I, Garland, will knock you all down!
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Followed by Final Fantasy X (2001) See more »

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5 November 2004 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This game was brilliant back then and has only gotten more brilliant with Origins and (hopefully) the new GBA game with it's extra dungeons and new enemies. It's the perfect role-playing game where you actually play out a role and chose your own path. You can go one place or you can go another. You can use these weapons or those, it's just amazing... Although I have to admit there were a few things wrong with the original (and the sequel for the GBA) and with the PS1 port (I know there were other ones but those are the only versions I've played thus far). With the original, the targeting system was atrocious as was the shop system (granted you couldn't have them actually walking around in the shops but it's still annoying none the less). In the PS1 version it was great, fixed all the problems.... but the game came with only 1 FMV. Why not incorporate a new ending movie? That would've been so cool... and make it so that I could actually use the Bestiary! Like it's going to do me any good in a non-battle menu command, and why not make it so you could unlock a special command that restored the original game's sound track. I would've been so much happier with it if I could hear the midi music used on the NES for this. And the GBA one's just going to be too easy. I mean it's not even allowing you to choose which difficulty to play the game under. I hope that I'm wrong on this last point... I really do since I loved the original game play. Regardless though, I loved this game in all it's incarnations and am looking forward to defeating Ultros on my GBA.

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