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Vintage Games by Matt Barton, Bill Loguidice

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FINAL FANTASY VII (1997): IT'S NEVER FINAL IN THE WORLD OF FANTASY

For countless gamers in the United States and Japan, the Final Fantasy series are more than just games—they're the games. Just hearing the word “Chocobo” or “Moogle”1 is enough to tickle the thumbs of dedicated fans all over the world. Indeed, few videogame franchises in the history of the industry have enjoyed the popularity, longevity, and high acclaim of Hironobu Sakaguchi's epic series. The first Final Fantasy, developed during a financial crisis at Square, not only rescued the company but soon became a definitive console role-playing game—a reputation the series continues to enjoy. Because the series is much too lengthy and complex to cover adequately in a single chapter, ...

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