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There's said to be another information reveal for FFXVI scheduled for 2021 according to the game's producer, Naoki Yoshida. What do you think they'll reveal? Maybe a little more gameplay showcasing one or two of the realms of Valisthea?
 

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There's said to be another information reveal for FFXVI scheduled for 2021 according to the game's producer, Naoki Yoshida. What do you think they'll reveal? Maybe a little more gameplay showcasing one or two of the realms of Valisthea?

They said that they planned to do something in 2021, but that it may not happen. Yoshi P doesn’t want to give out info until it is closer to release.
 
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When will Final Fantasy XVI release? I’ve read that FFXVI has been in the works since 2015, and hear that Hiroshi Takai has been excellent with his work in FFXIV. Many have praised his work in FFXIV and the development of FFXVI seems to be going along well, according to some reports last year. Holidays of 2022 maybe? Will it require even more time?

Can’t wait to read more or see another trailer tbh. And I have no doubts here in saying this, FFXVI is going to be a colossal entry in the gaming world
 

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When will Final Fantasy XVI release? I’ve read that FFXVI has been in the works since 2015, and hear that Hiroshi Takai has been excellent with his work in FFXIV. Many have praised his work in FFXIV and the development of FFXVI seems to be going along well, according to some reports last year. Holidays of 2022 maybe? Will it require even more time?

Can’t wait to read more or see another trailer tbh. And I have no doubts here in saying this, FFXVI is going to be a colossal entry in the gaming world

That is my guess. 2022 Winter with a full on info dump at E3.
 
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Which five FF games would you guys say have the richest lore?

Are there any that stand in a league of their own compared to the rest?
 

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Which five FF games would you guys say have the richest lore?

Are there any that stand in a league of their own compared to the rest?
:( For me, I wouldn't say there is any particular FF that is rich in lore. But the one that has a wealth of character is FFT A2, believe it or not. It is rich in using the characteristics of the FF universe to truly capture your heart. And ironically, it tells its story in a way the suggests it was all just a dream in some kid's head. :D
 
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Which five FF games would you guys say have the richest lore?

Are there any that stand in a league of their own compared to the rest?
FFXIV has some super rich amazing lore. Hydalyn is easily my favorite fiction worlds. It also had the best cast of memorable characters in the series

FF12 and the other Ivalice games are pretty great too
 

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So the Ivalice games are all on the Nintendo DS and take place three years after the events of FFXII, and on the same planet?
 

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So the Ivalice games are all on the Nintendo DS and take place three years after the events of FFXII, and on the same planet?

Timeline of Ivalice.
The chronological order of the games is the following:
In Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, Luso is transported to an Ivalice in the timeline after Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (when Vaan and Penelo fully become sky pirates, and hinted by the discussion they have with Hurdy) and before Final Fantasy Tactics (or during if his War of the Lions appearance is considered canon, which is possible, since Mewt gave the Grimoire he used in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance to Luso at the end of Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift). This would also explain why Luso was looking for his friends in Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions. If his War of the Lions appearance is canon, it would take place after the events of Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift.
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift appears twice due to the appearances of Luso in both Ivalice and St. Ivalice.

Though it can also be argued that Tactics Advance and A2 are not at all part of the canon timeline as it involves creating their idealized world based on the Final Fantasy video games.
 
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Which five FF games would you guys say have the richest lore?

Are there any that stand in a league of their own compared to the rest?
FFXIV is a MMO that having multiple expansion which is advantages of having most of lore and worldbuilding compared to the rest of series. each expansion added or expand lore volume which is could comparable to single player RPG content itself. each expansion added and elaborate more of pre existing content while additional side quest also has lore of it own. meanwhile latest expansion Shadowbringers, bring whole new of it since it is take place on different world.

there is this youtuber who lore lovers and so far he having blast, his notebook full of these stuff and he merely just currently in Stormblood.

also there is Eorzea Encyclopedia released with around 200-300 pages that added more information about the world that not in game. second volume scheduled released next year.
 
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Eorzea Encyclopedia released with around 200-300 pages that added more information about the world that not in game. second volume scheduled released next year.
One of my greatest 'fears' as a gamer currently is missing out on FFXIV since it's an online MMO. I might force myself to at least try it and begin before July 2022

Knowing that there are two encyclopedias for FFXIV makes me think even more that it's a must play game
 
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One of my greatest 'fears' as a gamer currently is missing out on FFXIV since it's an online MMO. I might force myself to at least try it and begin before July 2022

Knowing that there are two encyclopedias for FFXIV makes me think even more that it's a must play game

It’s really good. Just a forewarning. The first expansion n(ARR) is rough. Basically what you would expect though given they rebuilt an entire MMO in under 2 years. Everything after? Damn near perfection. HW is where the story really gets good.
 

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I dunno, I enjoyed ARR just fine, especially around the mid way point when the main characters start to be introduced. The ARR patches get a lot of shit, but I thought they were excellent. But yeah, Heavensward is when things go to a whole other level.

FFXIV is everything I've ever wanted from FF. I honestly don't think they can top this game.
 

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You can play through the main story questline of FFXIV and its expansions largely solo, just queuing for some duties in party finder. It's definately worth it for the story. Skip the endgame grinding shit since it's all just fluff for dyable armor, extra mounts and epeen bragging rights.
 

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One of my greatest 'fears' as a gamer currently is missing out on FFXIV since it's an online MMO. I might force myself to at least try it and begin before July 2022

Knowing that there are two encyclopedias for FFXIV makes me think even more that it's a must play game
I had never played an MMO in my life but I gave this a try and it's now my second favorite FF game of all time (behind FF7). I only play by myself and I've had an amazing time.
 
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One of my greatest 'fears' as a gamer currently is missing out on FFXIV since it's an online MMO. I might force myself to at least try it and begin before July 2022

Knowing that there are two encyclopedias for FFXIV makes me think even more that it's a must play game
just take your time and no need to force yourself. play it when you feels right. the content wont go anywhere and no need to rush to play the game just because you want to catch up to latest content.

you not necessary play everything in one go. thats 4 expansion you need to catch up which is basically including base game its like 5 final fantasy game you need to play. you can play for awhile for example after finished each expansion and stop take rest before resume when you feels right. the game designed to play for a short time and awhile. even Naoki Yoshida encourage player to stop subbing and play / do other things if has nothing else to do. no need force to continuesly play all the time.

and the game is not like other MMO. people scared to play because they fear of it gonna sink them lot of time grinding level but FFXIV is different. you gained exp by doing quest instead. most of time you gonna spend is doing single player story content quest. time to finish each expansion is just same as you play other single player RPG.
 
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I dunno, I enjoyed ARR just fine, especially around the mid way point when the main characters start to be introduced. The ARR patches get a lot of shit, but I thought they were excellent. But yeah, Heavensward is when things go to a whole other level.

FFXIV is everything I've ever wanted from FF. I honestly don't think they can top this game.
i enjoyed ARR too. probably because i appreciate the world building, and really take my time playing instead of trying to complete it fast. personally ofcourse it is not same level as HW but it actually never THAT bad as people said to be. it has it problem like fetch quest and slog which is understandable but people's reaction sometimes i see give false impression to the point scared newcomer to play. i see tons of comment on reddit and youtube for example where lot of new player 'scared' to play it and intended to buy boost instead without ever give it a try.
 

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i enjoyed ARR too. probably because i appreciate the world building, and really take my time playing instead of trying to complete it fast. personally ofcourse it is not same level as HW but it actually never THAT bad as people said to be. it has it problem like fetch quest and slog which is understandable but people's reaction sometimes i see give false impression to the point scared newcomer to play. i see tons of comment on reddit and youtube for example where lot of new player 'scared' to play it and intended to buy boost instead without ever give it a try.
It's a shame because ARR sets up so much. A lot of the reason that HW and SB resonated so much was because of pay off from threads established in ARR
 
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Could FFXII be more important than fans give it credit for? FFXII, and then 5-6 more games following the events of FFXII, on the same planet Ivalice

It would be perfect if Square, Square Enix made their entire FF library playable across all platforms one day. How many FF games (w/ RPG elements) are there in total?
 

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Could FFXII be more important than fans give it credit for? FFXII, and then 5-6 more games following the events of FFXII, on the same planet Ivalice
it presence has big influence in the franchise. but rather than being specified on FFXII or Ivalice Alliance related of content, better to simply say that Yasumi Matsuno's overall work including title like Vagrant story and Tactic Ogre indeed bring it own fanbase which is not just influenced fans, also developers.

it is common that lot of fans and developers today especially in square influenced by tons of previous Final Fantasy title or other of their noteable work but even among of it, there is those who also fans of Matsuno itself. we can see today for example in CBU3 team. there is tons of developers who either fans of him/his work like XII/Tactics etc. or used to work with him in previous games. Naoki Yoshida is big fans of FFXII to the point he really want to work with him that end up bring Ivalice Raid in FFXIV while Kazutoyo Maehiro said he influenced alot by his writing(he write story for ARR and HW, and possibly XVI). even currently Yasumi Matsuno is friend with the development team.

so now we can see in square there is 2 branch of lineage in of developers. one is from Kitase/Nomura and another one is from Matsuno. XII, XI, XIV and XVI is from him.
 
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Currently preparing to embark on a first time playthrough of FFVII. I’ve somehow stayed in the dark this entire time and haven’t spoiled a single moment of the game’s story. If things go according to plan, I’ll start up a file before the New Year begins, and I'll probably look to spend around 150-200 hours before finishing the game
 
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Currently preparing to embark on a first time playthrough of FFVII. I’ve somehow stayed in the dark this entire time and haven’t spoiled a single moment of the game’s story. If things go according to plan, I’ll start up a file before the New Year begins, and I'll probably look to spend around 150-200 hours before finishing the game
Have fun, altough I never have taken that many hours to beat this game, probably closer to 50 hours. This was the game that got me into RPG's so I hope you like it.
 
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This site has the game as an Epic release. With how SE have been deciding on what should or what should not be Epic exlusive, I am worried.

I hope this doesn't become reality.
I wouldn't be surprised. I believe Stranger of Paradise is confirmed to be Epic Games Store exclusive. And there are rumors that Final Fantasy VII Remake (when it comes to PC) will also be exclusive to Epic. And of course, all of the Kingdom Hearts games are still exclusive to the Epic Games Store. Seems like you better start preparing yourself for the inevitable.
 
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Yeah, it's really strange, isn't it?

NEO: TWEWY is also Epic exclusive, while the SaGa games, Mana games, and Pixel Remasters are not. They're doing my head in, tbh.
 

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Not sure why you would be worried. It's just another launcher in a sea of launchers.
I don't like the way Epic handles their store, and I will not support them. Specific PC store exclusives is such a shitty thing.

If it turns out to be Epic exclusive, I will get the game on PS5.
 
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I don't like the way Epic handles their store, and I will not support them. Specific PC store exclusives is such a shitty thing.

If it turns out to be Epic exclusive, I will get the game on PS5.

It really isn't. It makes zero difference. Its a damn launcher. You don't need unique or exclusive hardware, just download the software, buy the product, play the game.

You would not be having this conversation if it was exclusive to Steam or GoG. You would argue that it is OK to be exclusive to either of those stores. This has *nothing* to do with PC store exclusivity and instead your strange hangup with the Epic store.
 
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It really isn't. It makes zero difference. Its a damn launcher. You don't need unique or exclusive hardware, just download the software, buy the product, play the game.

You would not be having this conversation if it was exclusive to Steam or GoG. You would argue that it is OK to be exclusive to either of those stores. This has *nothing* to do with PC store exclusivity and instead your strange hangup with the Epic store.
It's not a strange hangup with the Epic Store. It's not about an extra launcher. It's about business practices. It took years before I used Steam. I wasn't a fan from the start, but I doubt that they do much paying for exclusives this year. You don't get to put words in my mouth, or decide why I don't approve of something, so just sit yourself down, son.
 
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Which five FF games would you guys say have the richest lore?

Are there any that stand in a league of their own compared to the rest?
GILGAMESH has the richest lore. It is known.

Only other things that come close are Ivalice which includes Vagrant Story, XII and it's spinoffs and Tactics which is tied to XII.

And then FF XI. Lots of lore in that game.

The others do not have heap loads of lore.

The only huge world building I've seen in FF is primarily Ivalice, Vanadiel and Eorzea.

Type 0's Orience I really enjoyed but that game shoots you all over the place so you can't really enjoy it all that much.

Edit: I will also make a mention that while FFVII has a looooooooot of Ultimania's and supplementary content it does very little to expand on it's game world.
 
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