Ryan Taljonick fell in love with Final Fantasy all over again (at least, he wants to after seeing FFXV)
There was a period of about five years where I totally, 100% believed that Final Fantasy games were the best games ever made. My adventures with the franchise’s many characters, particularly Terra, Cloud, Squall, and Zidane, resonated with me so deeply that it spawned my interest in writing (yeah, yeah, I know) and storytelling. I couldn’t get enough. But that series and I hit a rough patch; I started to find its characters too childish, its stories too incomprehensible, and we drifted apart like two best friends separated by change.
Final Fantasy Versus XIII was the first game in the series I’d been excited about in a long while, but then, poof. It vanished. So when Square Enix announced that Versus had been rebranded as Final Fantasy XV--and man, it looks better than ever--I got all giddy. It feels great to be super pumped about a Final Fantasy game again, even if FFXV seems to be taking a different approach to tried and true systems. Then again, maybe change is just what it needs.