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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: 35 out of 57
  2. Negative: 7 out of 57
  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. Nov 3, 2016
    7
    This game has a lot going for it. Finally giving long time fans turn-based combat once more, and with a neat new pokemon-like system ofThis game has a lot going for it. Finally giving long time fans turn-based combat once more, and with a neat new pokemon-like system of collecting and combining monsters or in this case "mirages". But World of Final Fantasy's greatest strength lies in its feelings of nostalgia. Chibi style or no i found myself smiling with delight every time i saw i character or creature i've enjoyed in the series make its cute debut in the game. However, for all of its strengths its the downsides that end up becoming more of a factor as you progress further and further into the campaign. Collecting and stacking mirages is quite fun, at first. But with well over a hundred and only being able to change them out at save points or the main hub it gets to be a pain of trying to make sure the ones you rely on are properly leveled and the ones you ones you may need also get added time. You can find yourself suddenly facing an enemy and having to go into your collection for one particular creature you've never used and know need to spend time leveling just it up all so you can unlock one particular ability it has that you need to win. I love strategy, but here you must plan and prepare for anything and that's a little hard to do with such a variety of creatures. This gets even more of a pain when in areas of the game there are puzzle switches which require the right combination of mirages to open or treasure areas you cant reach unless you have a mirage with you that has the ability that area requires you to cross. This means anytime you come to one of this points on each map you must hike it all the way back to the start to access your collection and then go all the way back keeping in mind to still try to keep the ones you need in combat. this isn't too bad at first but with longer more enemy ridden areas later in the game it gets extremely frustrating. As for the areas its "rinse and repeat" at its most boring. With 20 chapters in the games main campaign each one begins with discovering a new hallway like area and a classic final fantasy character to go with it. you run down the hallway setup collecting along the way until you reach the random boss at the end then repeat on the next chapter and so on. The story itself is rather bland and if there something more to it its hard to find due the forced corny nonsense jokes the game tries to make literally every dialogue encounter. there is usually one or two lines to push the story along followed by 6 or 8 lines where your main characters take something the other said and somehow force a joke out of it even if it doesn't make a shred of sense. To me, its not the cute aspect that makes this game for children. its the dialogue. not to mention your companion through this game, a cute white fox-like creature named Tama constantly talks to your party but uses the word "the-" in random places that comes off less cute and more annoying because it distracts for any substance she might be talking about. Example: instead of saying "OW! that really hurt me!" Tama will say "The-OW! that really hurt the-me!" See how awkward that is to read? its even harder to hear and focus on the lines and she says it every time she speaks. This game can be a lot of fun at the beginning but i find it becomes more of an annoying bore the more i play it. If you want classic final fantasy this just isn't that unfortunately. Classic characters and turn-based combat are as far as it goes Expand
  6. Nov 12, 2016
    6
    Cute and charming, but devoid of any exciting gameplay. Expect to hold down the "speed up" button a lot while auto battle is on because youCute and charming, but devoid of any exciting gameplay. Expect to hold down the "speed up" button a lot while auto battle is on because you will very rarely need to do anything else. 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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