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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    With a good combat model and outdated visuals, Stranger of Paradise is a mixed bag of a title that has a lot of fun gameplay.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 135
  2. Negative: 44 out of 135
  1. Mar 16, 2022
    10
    final fantasy rocks, and this game is no different. long live final fantasy
  2. Mar 30, 2022
    10
    Jack's story was incredible; the final 2 hours of this game made me cry a lot. The gameplay is top-notch, and while the game does haveJack's story was incredible; the final 2 hours of this game made me cry a lot. The gameplay is top-notch, and while the game does have performance issues and a clunky beginning, the core concept, narrative and essence of the game really shine through.
    Jack did it his way. I'm going to remember his story for the rest of my life.
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  3. Apr 7, 2022
    9
    I cannot help but cachinnate (in my deep, basslike voice, mind you) at these FF peasants who got filtered by the first FF game that has actualI cannot help but cachinnate (in my deep, basslike voice, mind you) at these FF peasants who got filtered by the first FF game that has actual gameplay. Go "play" your interactive movies and leave the slaying of Chaos to the real strangers of this beautiful paradise. Expand
  4. May 15, 2022
    8
    Despite the zero story, this game is a great pleasant surprise. I wasn't expecting this game to be a elden ring type of game but it was reallyDespite the zero story, this game is a great pleasant surprise. I wasn't expecting this game to be a elden ring type of game but it was really hard but i loved the combat. It's definitely smaller scale than other souls games but i honestly had so much fun playing this game.

    What you won't like is the voice acting, game dialogue, and story.
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  5. Mar 18, 2022
    5
    It’s a very mediocre game. The story and dialogue is strange. Lots of cutscenes and “funny” talking moments. Haven’t completed it yet l, IIt’s a very mediocre game. The story and dialogue is strange. Lots of cutscenes and “funny” talking moments. Haven’t completed it yet l, I think about half way through, and I have no idea what the story is about. I recommend staying away with this one. Expand
  6. Mar 18, 2022
    3
    Trash Game, soulslike Nioh game with FF Storyline and a FF 7 remake UI.
    No Overworld to travel around and Explore. Main Charakter is dull as
    Trash Game, soulslike Nioh game with FF Storyline and a FF 7 remake UI.
    No Overworld to travel around and Explore. Main Charakter is dull as hell.
    If you want a trash FF soulslike get the game.
    If you want a real FF game skip it.
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  7. Apr 5, 2022
    0
    Shortly this game is a meme template, annoying as hell and the bloody story make no sense at all also the combat sucks

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