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  • Summary: Embark on an adventure unlike any before to an all new WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY. With charming, stylized visuals for both the young and the young at heart, players will collect, raise, and battle iconic monsters by stacking them to form adorable yet strategic monster towers. The memorableEmbark on an adventure unlike any before to an all new WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY. With charming, stylized visuals for both the young and the young at heart, players will collect, raise, and battle iconic monsters by stacking them to form adorable yet strategic monster towers. The memorable legends of FINAL FANTASY come to life in this imaginative, colorful world as an epic story fit for the smallest of heroes unfolds. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 78
  2. Negative: 0 out of 78
  1. 100
    As someone who has been a lifelong fan of Final Fantasy, World of Final Fantasy was specifically designed for people like me, and I love Square Enix for it. Respectful of its heritage, but creative with how it presents it, this game has had a far more meaningful impact on me than almost any other game I’ve played this year. So, thank you, Square Enix. It feels like a gift.
  2. Oct 24, 2016
    90
    Any Final Fantasy fan, no matter how many past titles they’ve sunk their teeth into, would be a fool to pass World of Final Fantasy up; this is fan service done exactly how it should be.
  3. Nov 1, 2016
    85
    As the simple dungeon layouts and low difficulty level suggest, the game is mostly aimed towards a younger, less experienced audience, but veterans of the Final Fantasy series shouldn't be put off by this, as the well-implemented fan service more than makes up for it.
  4. Oct 26, 2016
    80
    World of Final Fantasy may not look like a modern open-world action RPG. But instead, it brings colorful environments, an enjoyable story, great combat mechanics and, most importantly, nostalgia at its best. This Square Enix game was made for the Final Fantasy fan who loves the series and its iconic characters. It may not have the best narrative and dialogue, but it will give players tons of entertainment on many different levels.
  5. Nov 9, 2016
    79
    Do not be mistaken: Underneath the somewhat jovial appearance of this spinoff lies 30 years of homage to the fascinating world of Final Fantasy.
  6. Dec 1, 2016
    70
    World of Final Fantasy certainly is an inconsistent, yet intriguing experience. There’s a touching tale set against wonderful locations and characters drawn from Final Fantasy’s rich history, but its best parts are short-lived. The visuals nail the storybook vibe, and they’re accompanied by a solid soundtrack featuring original compositions and beautiful new arrangements of classic pieces. Yes, the combat system is obviously heavily influenced by a certain popular Nintendo franchise, but Square Enix has put a unique spin on the formula with the stacking mechanic.
  7. Oct 24, 2016
    55
    World of Final Fantasy tries to give you the nostalgia feels, but is unable to recapture the magic of previous 'hyper-deformed' games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 56
  2. Negative: 7 out of 56
  1. Apr 16, 2017
    10
    Is this the best Final Fantasy (or loosely based upon the series) game? No. Is this a game with unquestionably great style choices? Also no.Is this the best Final Fantasy (or loosely based upon the series) game? No. Is this a game with unquestionably great style choices? Also no. But is it a game for everyone? Again no, although sort of.
    I really enjoyed this game and could not turn it off. That is the reason for my 10 point rating.
    What is so great about the game? A simple but effective battle and party system. Comparing it to Pokemon is the obvious way to go, though it is very different. Throughout the game you catch characters and creatures from the series in a world that is loosely based upon other FF games. You stack these creatures with your main characters connecting their stats and abilities. Sounds simple but it gets conveniently complex.
    Style-wise some odd choices were made: mixing cute and somewhat realistic (anime) designs and altering cutscenes between in-game graphic and actual anime. That is one of the off-putting points.
    Also I doubt that non-FF fans will really enjoy the hints and allusions to the main series games. It might just be confusing to them.

    I enjoyed the game and wouldn't recommend to anybody who doesn't like RPGs to begin with. But if you like JRPGs and are not expecting too much in storytelling you should try swiping this game on discount if you can. It really could be worth your while and money.
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  2. Nov 1, 2016
    10
    The demo doesn't do the game justice. From the demo it seems like a childish and overly simplified system, bordering on boring. AfterThe demo doesn't do the game justice. From the demo it seems like a childish and overly simplified system, bordering on boring. After purchasing, I find this holds true for the first 1-3 (of the 21) chapters of the game. Then it suddenly picks up and you realize the complexities of building the right stacks. Really awesome game at 27 hours in, as of writing. Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2016
    10
    Fan service to the maximum. At first I had some troubles with the chibi style, but I must say it grows on you. The gameplay is fun andFan service to the maximum. At first I had some troubles with the chibi style, but I must say it grows on you. The gameplay is fun and addictive, with familiar tunes and characters. I'd say it's a mix of Ni no Kuni and Pokémon - all in Final Fantasy flavor. Maybe not for everyone, but most will be pleasantly surprised. This game is awesome! Expand
  4. Nov 4, 2016
    8
    Obrigado Square por nos trazer um Final Fantasy das antigas. Para os saudosistas, irão se divertir muito com esse jogo, vários personagens deObrigado Square por nos trazer um Final Fantasy das antigas. Para os saudosistas, irão se divertir muito com esse jogo, vários personagens de cada FF, todos carismáticos, uma boa jogabilidade e uma arte linda. Muito bom! Expand
  5. May 4, 2017
    7
    I am a HUGE Final Fantasy nerd and I was crazy in love with the concept of this game. It just oozed fan service. But... the moment I playedI am a HUGE Final Fantasy nerd and I was crazy in love with the concept of this game. It just oozed fan service. But... the moment I played the beta/demo I felt something was wrong. It felt kinda boring, to be honest.

    But I kept my hopes high and got the game day one. And it's not that I am/was disappointed. I am/was not. The game can be a lot of fun, the story has some interesting moments, the turn based mechanics (although very simple) are old school in the best way possible, the heroes are ok, the graphics are pure eye candy; I mean, the game is filled with nice things and, indeed, as a concept, it's an interesting game.

    But the thing is... it is still kind of boring, I am not going to lie. I enjoyed it, I liked the story, and got a bit hooked by the whole "gotta catch em all" thing. I honestly don't know what is missing (maybe they shouldn't have complicated the catch mechanics so much), I don't know. I was losing interest half way, to be honest.

    But it is a true (ish) Final Fantasy game that all fans should play. This is a product of love, don't get me wrong. It's just not the great game I thought It was going to be.
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  6. Aug 18, 2017
    6
    The dialogue in this game is horrible along with the art style. The gameplay is good but the random encounters are terrible and outdated andThe dialogue in this game is horrible along with the art style. The gameplay is good but the random encounters are terrible and outdated and can be very annoying. Tama is the definition of a horrendous character along with Lann. The story is also very dumb. Though I will say the graphics and the music is nice Expand
  7. Mar 4, 2019
    0
    this game was very poorly designed also the writers are bad and should feel bad. i got to level 55 before learning about champions and ithis game was very poorly designed also the writers are bad and should feel bad. i got to level 55 before learning about champions and i wouldn't have found it if i didn't google it, for being a core part of the game that should never happen. Expand

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