World of Final Fantasy Maxima
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Square Enix’s track record in recent years has been a highly mixed bag of quality, and World of Final Fantasy Maxima fits right in.
Switch owners who pick up this title will no doubt fall for its clever gameplay, over the top charm, and array of adorable monsters to collect.
Overall World of Final Fantasy is a solid game that's entertaining and offers a lot of different things to do in the game. Longtime fans of Final Fantasy will enjoy the many callouts to past games but the game itself doesn't hinge on this. The story takes a while to get interesting, but the best parts of the game have nothing to do with the story at all. It's ideal for anyone just looking for a fun game to play. It's a great game for Final Fantasy fans, and fans of JRPGs, though unlike Pokemon Let's Go, it's not going to be super easy for younger kids to get the most out of a complex battle and leveling system.
The Final Fantasy saga has always been characterized by bringing to the fans great worlds with their own personality and characters that players identify with at the moment.
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World of Final Fantasy Maxima is a gift for the the series lovers and even there wasn't an enough budget behind it and it might broke the hearts of some fans but at the end of the day it's a pleasant ride for this type of gamers.
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Maxima provides a good reason for players to return to World of Final Fantasy, but only really because of its extra bosses and dungeon. The rest is really just minor nostalgia-driven content, which does fit in well given that's what the game is built around. The avatar change system is neat if only to use fan-favourite characters in battle now, and might provide some new set-ups for bosses, but don't expect much in the way of cut-scenes and major roles for the new champions. Taken as a whole, still one of the better Final Fantasy games in many years, but Maxima as an upgrade is only worth it for the title's biggest fans.
Any improvements or additions to World of Final Fantasy feel rather minor with this Maxima expansion. It does carry a modest price tag if you want to return to this world again. Aside from that, Nintendo Switch owners can experience this enjoyable Final Fantasy spin-off for the first time.
Maxima's presentation is halfway there between the higher-end versions and the PS Vita release. The textures aren't as flat as on Vita, but there is some blurriness to be seen. Overall though, this is one of the better full-blown RPGs on the system, with a no-nonsense approach that kept me coming back.
It doesn't offer the dense and intelligent narrative of Final Fantasy at its very best, but it's a joyful and heartfelt ball of fun, and it's great that Square Enix is able to find a way to balance out both approaches with its premiere franchise.
World of Final Fantasy Maxima is the definitive version of this curious and fun spin-off. It brings enough new content to make it an even better experience, with many enhancements and new challenges that justify this DLC.
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