December 27th - January 3rdEdit
A perfectly normal well in the NES version of the first Final Fantasy. Located in the city of Cornelia (then Coneria), this well disappoints those who would expect something special at the bottom. This is a nod to another Square Enix series, Dragon Quest, which featured generally more interesting wells, whose depths concealed great treasures. Sadly, Cornelia's watering hole is, in fact, just an ordinary well.
November 29th - December 27thEdit
Sprite compilation of the penultimate bosses of Final Fantasy VI, leading up to Kefka Palazzo. From bottom to top: the demonic entity consisting of Visage, Long Arm, and Short Arm, followed by Tiger, Magic, Machine, and Power, and at the apex, Lady and Rest. This trio of tiers draws strong influence from the epic poem The Divine Comedy by Dante, referencing the realms of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, respectively.
November 22th - November 29thEdit
Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano depicting preeminently the princess Lenna Charlotte Tycoon (right) and her older sister Faris Scherwiz, (real name Sarisa Scherwil Tycoon). The daughters of king Alexander Highwind Tycoon, they are both Warriors of Light, representing the elements of Water and Fire respectively. Also appearing are the characters, to the left, Cid Previa and Galuf Halm Baldesion and, to the right, Bartz Klauser and Krile Mayer Baldesion.
November 15th - November 22thEdit
GC render of Gurdy, Montblanc's only sister and the twin sibling of Hurdy. As an Ivalician Moogle, Gurdy has long, furry ears, as opposed to the rest of the series' Moogles. Gurdy is always shown wearing oversized sleeves and a flower on her head.
November 8th - November 15thEdit
The caption of a screen during a session of Final Fantasy XI, depicting the superboss Absolute Virtue's use of the Two-hour ability Benediction. After a 30-hour-long marathon in March 2006, in which a party managed to bring the boss down to 51% HP for the first time ever in the game's history, the monster then proceeded to use the ability and go back to 99% HP. The party eventually gave up.
November 1st - Novermber 8thEdit
Artwork by Tetsuya Nomura depicting the main characters of the cast of Final Fantasy X-2. Appearing clockwise: Nooj, Paine, Lenne, Shuyin and Rikku, with Yuna occupying the centre. For the sequel, both Yuna and Rikku, the only characters appearing in Final Fantasy X, were given a completely new design. This decision was highly controverted and remains one of the most common causes of division between fans and disparagers of X-2.
October 25th - November 1stEdit
PSP sprites of Emperor Mateus, ruler of the kingdom of Palamecia in Final Fantasy II. Though meeting defeat at the hands of Firion and his friends, Mateus spurns death and absorbs the powers of the afterlife to be crowned the Emperor of Hell in the main storyline and the Emperor of Heaven in Soul of Rebirth. The Emperor's split is also emulated in the dungeons leading up to each respective final battle. The depths of Jade Passage and Pandaemonium are traversed to reach Mateus' demonic form, while their respective mirror images Raqia and Arubboth are the stairways to his seraphic throne.
October 11th - October 25thEdit
CG render of Terra Branford as featured in Dissidia Final Fantasy. For the first time in the series' history, a computer-generated 3D render image and its associated animation models were made for every main character of each of the currently released main entries. The renders were modeled primarily after the original artwork of the character depicted, whether a work by Yoshitaka Amano or Tetsuya Nomura, instead of his of her in-game sprite or model.
October 4th - October 11thEdit
Artwork by Akihiko Yoshida of four central characters in the story of Final Fantasy Tactics. The world of Ivalice during the Tactics era is one of great upheaval; and the two main protagonists, Ramza Beoulve and Delita Heiral, each have their own ideas in dealing with the Lucavi threat. Delita sees the higher echelons as his own keys to peace, involving Princess Ovelia Atkascha in his schemes. Ramza, meanwhile, keeps the safety of his sister, Alma Beoulve, in priority. During the storyline, their paths weave back and forth, the actions of each hero helping to determine the fate of the other.
September 27th - October 4thEdit
Screenshot in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings of the Galbana's approach to the Purvama of Lemurés, the airborne, archipelago home of the Aegyl. The closest island with two skystone fronds is Zephyr, the Windward Isles; Tormelados, Isle of the Megalith, lies to the left, the Muruc Cashuac Skysea cascades water endlessly from the sky just behind Zephyr, and the looming spires of Arda, Heaven's Pillar are seen faintly in the distance. The quality of this in-game video is impressively close to a similar artwork, capturing many details of the Aegyl cities etched out on the rock as well as the unending azure of the sky.