Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Reviews

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10
Mar 31, 2022

Final Fantasy's first attempt at making a Souls-like game delivers on fun gameplay and a flawed but satisfying origin story on Final Fantasy I's Garland. Long-time fans of the series will enjoy the nods to their favorite games while hunting down Chaos.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2022

What we're left with is a Frankenstein's monster of a game, with nowhere to call home and no one to love it. The worst part is that it's a damn fun time that deserves attention for its merits.

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Buy
Mar 31, 2022

Stranger of Paradise: FF Origin is a surprisingly fun game that has very competent systems and features that work together to bring a good technical action RPG. Anchored by a deep job system and excellent combat with precise controls, hunting down Chaos can be quite fun if you let it. Despite its ridiculous premise and story, the game can easily attract both fans and newcomers to the Final Fantasy franchise and action RPG titles in general. There is a possibility that some players may feel overwhelmed with its many systems, but seeing it through is rewarding enough.

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Unscored
Mar 30, 2022

Team Ninja took the Nioh formula with one of the most peculiar and exciting spin-offs of the Final Fantasy saga, even if it goes quite a bit off-the-rails.

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4 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2022

Answering our title question, if Strangers of Paradise deserves to have Final Fantasy in the title, our answer is adamant: it does not. There was no relevant care in several factors to even be a game that can be enjoyed. The story doesn't have a logical plot, the game-play becomes repetitive and especially the graphic aspect is a blunt (sorry for the repetition of the term)... Chaos. We sincerely hope that Final Fantasy XVI will erase this spinoff from memory, with the certainty that until then the name of Square Enix does not bring us the joy it once did.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2022

Stranger Of Paradise combines Nioh's gameplay and Final Fantasy worlds in a very beautiful way, providing a rather good experience even with problems with the characters and the repetition of missions

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7 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2022

Stranger of Paradise's main feature is the style of play and not any other item.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2022

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is an action game in the vein of Nioh that celebrates the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy in a splendid way.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2022

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origins is as strange and, at times, puzzling as it is fun and addictive.

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7 / 10
Mar 28, 2022

If you're curious about what Final Fantasy would look like as a Souls or Nioh-style action game, Stranger of Paradise is a solid effort. It's just a shame that it's bogged down by its oddball narrative choices and its cumbersome loot system, which makes the total package such a mixed bag. I suppose it's the nature of this chaotic beast.

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78 / 100
Mar 28, 2022

Stranger of Paradise, despite its poor story presentation, manages to be a great spinoff for the Final Fantasy series, with gameplay beyond my expectations. It's time to destroy the Chaos! Wherever it is!

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65 / 100
Mar 28, 2022

Stranger of Paradise is a good game, but it had the potential to be a great game. Its self seriousness backfires to a genuinely endearing degree, but also leaves the story poorly fleshed out and possibly hard to follow. The combat may be fun, fluid, and visceral, but issues with the PC version should make players look to other platforms.

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7.6 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2022

To my delight, I had an impressive amount of fun with Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin. Thankfully, its awesome stage designs and intricate character customization component ended up shining brighter than the humdrum story and disappointing visuals.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2022

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is a flawed, but actually quite enjoyable action RPG. The story is surprisingly good, combat is incredibly satisfying and the excellent character customization goes very deep. Graphics are a major sore spot, as was the disappointing end-game content, but overall I'm glad I got to experience this game.

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Unscored
Mar 25, 2022

The story of Jack begins with him forgetting about himself. “Stranger of Paradise” is a drunken, belligerent game in both concept and design, and would’ve been better served if it was less adherent to its Final Fantasy origins, and, well, did things its own way, like Ol’ Blue Eyes sang. Despite its level design flaws and a crowded gear system that adds little to the experience, it was hard not to find Jack’s testosterone-fueled journey charming and full of surprises. Just don’t be surprised if it also farts in your face every once in a while.

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4 / 5.0
Mar 25, 2022

I honestly don’t know whether you’ll dig Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin. It can be weird, funny, and janky, but tremendously fun, exciting, and even moving all at the same time. Final Fantasy fans will get the most out of it, as they’re more likely to look past the dated presentation and seemingly nonsensical early plot, but if you stick through it, I think you’ll be surprised at how much goofy and honest fun Stranger of Paradise can be.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2022

As much as I want to love this game as a whole, the story lets it down. That being said, the combat and build up to the various boss fights were unarguably brilliant.

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PCMag
Top Critic
Mar 25, 2022

Memes aside, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is an aggressively ridiculous action-RPG with surprisingly deep combat and subpar performance.

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8 / 10 stars
Mar 25, 2022

Stranger of Paradise is a mechanically rich and satisfying action RPG marred by poor balancing and performance issues.

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6 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2022

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin has a very good combat system, but it suffers from a variety of problems.

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