The Final Fantasy series has been going on for more than thirty years. Square Enix keeps the series interesting by constantly changing it with new games, spin-offs, and remakes. For example, the PS3 era was one of the worst times for Final Fantasy and all JRPGs.
Final Fantasy VII Remake or even Final Fantasy XV have made the series more popular. Here are some ideas for improving the next game or series of games based on mechanics from the past that people miss and those that they don’t.
Do Miss: The Frequency
Remember whenever the main Final Fantasy games came out every few years? For example, Final Fantasy VIII was the first game in the main series to come out every year between 1999 and 2002. Once the series got to the PS3 generation, items started to slow down. There were a lot of spin-offs and rereleases, and there are still a lot of them. When, if ever, will Final Fantasy XVI be shown to the public?
Don’t Miss: Collection Bonanzas
In terms of the PS3, things changed with Final Fantasy XIII. The game was supposed to be a collection, but a lot of what was supposed to be in the collection was either canceled, put on hold for a long time, or released as something else. Not only that, but Final Fantasy XIII was made up of three parts, and Final Fantasy XV was put together in the same way. We can’t handle it all at once. Next time, Square Enix, start with just one game.
Do Miss: Their Completeness
This may be the same as the last two, but it needs to be said again. It was great to know that when a fan bought a game like Final Fantasy IX, they got hours of RPG magic. It was all in one package, so there were no sequels, DLC add-ons, or other things to worry about. Even if a game had more than one disc, it felt like one long journey.
Don’t Miss: Saving Limits
With Final Fantasy VII Remake, this is a new trend, but it’s great that you don’t have to use save points. People have a lot to do in real life, and not everyone has even an hour to play a game. People with busy lives need to be able to jump into a game at any time without worrying about losing progress because they can’t get to a save point.
Do Miss: Simple Creations
Final Fantasy has always been about pushing the limits of role-playing games (RPGs) and the systems they were made for. After the Super Nintendo RPG era, Final Fantasy VII was praised as a huge step forward for the genre.
Final Fantasy has become an icon thanks to its 3D backgrounds, models, music, CG cutscenes, and more. Even though Square Enix is great at pushing the limits, it might be best to lower your expectations for Final Fantasy XVI. Quality is better than quantity, as the old saying goes.
Don’t Miss: Graphs
In terms of old consoles, the SNES has the best graphics that still look good. When 3D comes into play, like with the PS1, graphics can become less clear. Most fans probably don’t miss models that don’t make sense, like Cloud’s arms that look like Popeye’s.
Do Miss: Turn-Based Combat
Combat in Final Fantasy VII Remake is great and full of action. It’s one of the changes that critics and fans of the original liked the most. Still, some fans wish to see turn-based battles come back. Action RPGs are awesome, but Persona 5 kept its turn-based combat and still got praise from everyone. Could the next Final Fantasy game even use this style again?
Don’t miss Random Battles.
Random battles are the only part of combat that people do not miss. In the remastered versions of most PS4 games, like Final Fantasy VIII, being able to turn them off is a real blessing. Even Pokémon, known for its random battles, is trying to get rid of them, if not completely. Even though Nintendo and Game Freak are a little behind the times, this is an improvement.
Do Miss: Side Quests
Most current RPGs, including Final Fantasy, feature very basic side quests. Go here, get that thing, try to murder that monster, and afterward come back. Many of the missions and secrets in older games were more complicated. The Choco quests in Final Fantasy IX are a great example. All of these things are now more likely to be DLC. The big exception to the rule is The Witcher 3.
Don’t miss: Read
It’s great to read. Everyone should do more of it, but not in a game. It’s 2020, and it’s easier than ever to record voices. It’s not bad that games still have some text, but the voice acting is better than texting any day of the week. So, unless the sound design is bad, that is. Fans may have spoiled because everything in Final Fantasy VII Rerelease has a voice, even the most arbitrary NPCs.