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  • Summary: Players of the STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN TRIAL VERSION can explore this dark fantasy world as they battle an array of iconic monsters from the FINAL FANTASY series, using powerful spells and abilities from a sample of jobs including warrior, dragoon and black mage.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 91
  2. Negative: 1 out of 91
  1. May 7, 2022
    90
    Delivering a cohesive game with addictive gameplay and mechanics, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin brings back classic characters in an honorable way. It is a good choice for fans of the franchise and lovers of the genre.
  2. Mar 14, 2022
    80
    Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is undoubtedly a fun chaotic romp that will delight number crunchers and action RPG aficionados. Even though I found the characters and some of the story lacking, I still had a really good time testing out new jobs, exploring the various levels, seeing all the easter eggs, and devising strategies to tackle the level bosses. I’m looking forward to grinding gear with friends and finding out what the future holds with this new spinoff series of Final Fantasy.
  3. May 11, 2022
    80
    Team Ninja delivered on Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin. Maybe the visuals are not that good, but gameplay is good enough to keep the players hooked up to the game. You can truly feel the differences between the classes and the character progression. The multiplayer is also pretty fun.
  4. Mar 14, 2022
    70
    Final Fantasy Origin will enthrall players with its dumb, but awesome story and approachable Soulslike gameplay.
  5. Jul 12, 2022
    70
    Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin attempts to fuse the original’s sensibility into a fast-paced action RPG. For the most part, it is successful with intense action gameplay and beautiful music. Adjustable difficulty options and online co-op make the game accessible to a myriad of gamers without diminishing challenge or sacrificing replayability. It’s somewhat fitting that in this topsy-turvy action spin-off, the only thing that’s truly upside-down is the presentation of the original game’s story. Even as the narrative stumbles, the core gameplay is strong enough to motivate to see this story through to completion, no matter how chaotic.
  6. Mar 22, 2022
    70
    With a good combat model and outdated visuals, Stranger of Paradise is a mixed bag of a title that has a lot of fun gameplay. If you want to see what the predecessor of NIOH would look like - this game is definitely for you.
  7. Mar 14, 2022
    20
    Stranger of Paradise is mostly just a mess. When the gameplay works, it works surprisingly well, but that wasn’t often enough to make it fun for its entire runtime. It’s hard to make a judgement on the story, mostly because there isn’t much of a narrative, but it’s even more disappointing because I wanted to spend more time with the characters, because they’re far from unlikeable. A grand ode to Final Fantasy it is not, and it fails to appeal to the JRPG lover in me on most counts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 134
  2. Negative: 45 out of 134
  1. Mar 16, 2022
    10
    final fantasy rocks, and this game is no different. long live final fantasy
  2. Mar 18, 2022
    10
    I like the team ninja gameplay a lot. It is not Nioh but it has a complex build system later in the game. Love it, co-op works great too.
  3. Mar 19, 2022
    9
    Super fun! Its Nioh Final Fantasy! Super fun to level up and unlock the jobs. Very forgiving too.
  4. Mar 26, 2022
    8
    As someone who's not a huge fan of the soulslike genre, I found this game to be rather enjoyable.

    The combat and boss fights felt good, the
    As someone who's not a huge fan of the soulslike genre, I found this game to be rather enjoyable.

    The combat and boss fights felt good, the job changing definitely added to the combat and allowed some customization and planning for how you would approach situations.

    The cutscenes at the beginning were a little odd but as the game went on, they grew on me and frankly, I appreciate that Square decided to add some backstory to Final Fantasy 1.
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  5. Mar 18, 2022
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Disappointing: The game has a very interesting proposal, but the way the story is developed is terrible.
    She is purposely confusing, but the way the plot progresses is very weak, characters zero charisma.
    Graphics are mediocre even running in high resolution mode.
    Texts full of smudges and serrations, performance mode makes the game even more horrible.

    The gameplay, variety of jobs is very good, but the missions are all boring, corridor, area with monsters, corridor, another area with monsters.
    Loot is horrible, but boss fights are pretty cool.
    It has a good co-op mode, which makes it extremely fun, as its allies have terrible AI.

    Your AI-controlled allies are horrible, doing absolutely nothing.
    This game can be fun, yes, but for the price offered, it's not worth it, expect a good promotion.
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  6. Apr 13, 2022
    2
    Almost unplayable. Terrible. Big fan of the Final Fantasy franchise but this one isn't for me.
  7. Apr 2, 2022
    0
    I am not a graphics guy and I also play games just for the gameplay but the graphics here are just a joke. First I thought its the art styleI am not a graphics guy and I also play games just for the gameplay but the graphics here are just a joke. First I thought its the art style but its just the worst I have seen in a long time. The characters and story is boring and the battle system some people highlight is actually also no fun and not smart at all.

    I am deeply disappointed, I played almost all Final Fantasy games. This one is the worst.
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