World of Final Fantasy Reviews
Billed as a grand, lavish piece of fan service, this is as much a tribute to Pok'mon's charms as those of the series whose name it bears.
World of Final Fantasy is a humorous adventure that is just too cute for words, but its combat and exploration aren’t diverse enough to support a campaign nearly as long as this one. However, I did enjoy it for a long time - more than 30 hours - before it wore out its welcome.
Cute, with a battle system that has more depth than it lets on, but the game's tone gets rather irritating.
World of Final Fantasy's opening hours show a lot of promise for fans and newcomers alike, but the longer you spend with it, the more its lack of depth becomes apparent.
The fan service is off the scale, in terms of the number of returning characters and references, but importantly this is also a fun and unique role-player in its own right.
The story is awful, but the fun of collecting monsters – along with a flood of fan service makes the narrative worth enduring
World of Final Fantasy’s cute character moments can only offset its various frustrations for so long.
World of Final Fantasy brings originality to the franchise when it can get past all the nostalgia
A trip back to Final Fantasy's roots with many of the friends and enemies we've made along the way
That's World of Final Fantasy in a nutshell. For those invested in the series up to this point, it's so worth playing. It'll mean a lot to the fans to go on an adventure, fight, and grow with the monsters that were only ever enemies in the past. Its weak story detracts from the experience a little, but the power of well-done nostalgia farming overshadows it easily.
Even then, World of Final Fantasy manages to be an entertaining game. Its combat system is the highlight of the show, combining classic turn-based qualities with a spoonful of strategy gameplay. For this reason the game will be welcomed by some JRPG fans. Though, chances are they won’t be the same Final Fantasy veterans that World of Final Fantasy was hoping to attract in the first place.
World of Final Fantasy is so much bigger than any other Final Fantasy spinoff I’ve experienced. Out of the gate, it’s an incredibly lengthy JRPG with full voice acting, cutscenes everywhere, hundreds of characters, and more. There’s a fair amount of fluff and filler spread throughout the lengthy RPG, but its tail end features some great nostalgia trips and fun character moments. It’s a great celebration of the legacy of Final Fantasy that’s a blast for fans old and new.
Square Enix comes back with World of Final Fantasy, a brand new RPG adventure that features some very fresh gameplay mechanics that are new in the saga. A game worth the try and very enjoyable.
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As the 30th anniversary of Final Fantasy approaches, there’s no better way to celebrate the adventures that we’ve treasured than World of Final Fantasy. Even though the game is a huge crossover event, by making everything make sense in its own world of Grymoire, the game doesn’t rely exclusively on nostalgia to hook players. Even though you’ll see Sephiroth, Squall, and other friends in your quest, even those who somehow don’t know these iconic characters can get enjoyment out of the great gameplay and light-hearted story of World of Final Fantasy.
If you're a younger player, or a die-hard Final Fantasy fan that longs for the turn-based days of old, this is well worth picking up.
World of Final Fantasy is a great example of how an omage should be done: a solid infrastructure and a lot of passionate work. It's not a perfect game and it lacks in building enough around its core, but it's a really good Final Fantasy game, and it should be enough for all fans.
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An homage to a franchise that now it's 30 years old disguised as a brand new game with a lot of new ideas and concepts.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
World of Final Fantasy tries to give you the nostalgia feels, but is unable to recapture the magic of previous 'hyper-deformed' games.
Building a game around nostalgia can often backfire, but the classic style battle mechanics mixed with the capturing and stacking of Mirages make World of Final Fantasy a trip down memory lane that any fan of the franchise should check out.