World of Final Fantasy Maxima

Rating Summary

Based on 27 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

46%

Critics Recommend

Based on 27 critic reviews
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Unscored
Nov 8, 2018

With the jump to the Nintendo Switch, this latest version of World of Final Fantasy Maxima brings the adorable console experience into the palm of your hands once more. Unfortunately, it sacrifices some of that visual charm along the way.

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7.6 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2018

World of Final Fantasy Maxima features more options, minigames, bosses and soundtracks than the previous version. Even if the new features aren't such a great thing, the game is still largely enjoyable.

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70 / 100
Nov 27, 2018

World of Final Fantasy Maxima is by no means perfect (it, in fact, has many notable flaws) but I had a fun time indulging in my love of Final Fantasy and with a Pokemon twist. This new Maxima add-on only makes the overall experience better, but is a fairly light package for anyone that played the base game already. If you were champing at the bit for any new content, then this gives players some new monsters to collect, but it ultimately is more additive than transformative.

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70 / 100
Nov 27, 2018

If you found yourself starving for a greater challenge while playing World of Final Fantasy, then the Maxima Upgrade will surely light a fire in you. If you struggled and slogged through the game’s many battles, then this upgrade will leave you famished yet.

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Ken McKown

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2018

World of Final Fantasy is a nice change of pace for the series’ formula, but it relies too much on simplistic tactics to be a standout. I love the two main characters and the ideas behind the combat, but the dungeons feel padded out and the combat is just not that interesting.

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Nov 18, 2018

As a vessel to transport fans of the series back through its many stories, World of Final Fantasy Maxima is an unqualified success.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 12, 2018

World of Final Fantasy Maxima offers a fair amount of extra content intended for newcomers and die-hards alike. With that said, this content is not necessarily essential to everybody. The extras with it make a newcomer's life easier, and the end-game content adds just enough to bring back the most dedicated completionists. This content is intriguing and adds some extra freedom and flexibility, but it is not essential content.

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8 / 10
Nov 10, 2018

World of Final Fantasy Maxima simply continues to promote the celebratory vibe of the original game. New additions to the catalogue of both characters and Mirages truly encourage replayability, offering incentive to make return trips to Grymoire to tackle the many new endeavours they've brought with them. More classic Final Fantasy characters revived in a loveable art style not only act as a lure for younger eyes but also capture the essence of the franchise as a whole, no doubt provoking an appeal to FF aficionados too.

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8.7 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2018

World of final fantasy is one of a kind into FF Saga, it's chibi art style and overall freshness makes it a very onjoyable game.

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7 / 10
Nov 19, 2018

World of Final Fantasy Maxima acts as a wonderful celebration of the Final Fantasy series that will surely appeal to fans both new and old. Though the difficulty is a little on the easy side, the story is uninspired and the visuals are disappointingly blurry, the Mirage-catching mechanics and well-crafted RPG systems make this one a good recommendation. If you loved the Final Fantasy games of days past, you're sure to love this one, and if you're new to the series or the JRPG genre in better, this is a great place to jump in; just don't expect anything too demanding.

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