Final Fantasy...In A Final NutshellEdit
|FINAL FANTASY is ironically one of the most recent Final Fantasies I've played, despite being the first one ever. Firstly, I only bought this due to the fact that I bought the Dissidia 012 Duodecim Legacy Edition and so I got the voucher to get 50% off the purchase of this game from PSN. Therefore, I took advantage of this voucher and used it to purchase the game. I think that at the full price of around £6.99, I would not have bought this game, but at the price of £3.49 I think that it certainly isn't a bad buy. I do think that it is good though that Square Enix are still pushing their classics.|
The storyline of Final Fantasy is one which is simple - but it does the trick. For the NES, there was no need for long winded storylines which got you engrossed and involved. A simple storyline of destined heroes seeking to save the world was more than ample and Final Fantasy goes far beyond that. The key theme behind the story is one of destiny having guided 4 heroes to the doors of the King of Cornelia. They find there that a rogue knight called Garland has kidnapped the fair Princess Sarah - the King's daughter - and the band is tasked with rescuing the Princess. A quick trip to the Chaos Shrine and they find Garland and defeat him. Having saved the Princess, they are given a lute and with the upper bridge now finished go off exploring the world. Along their journey they find a dark wizard called Astos who is holding captive the prince of an area. After meeting another wizard and helping her get back her crystal eye, they are able to defeat Astos and save the prince. They embark on a key quest to save the world from the god Chaos by defeating the four fiends of elements and they all finally destroy the maniac god after learning the dark secrets behind his creation.
No essay required and overall a very sweet and simple story that does the trick. However, in the same vain, many other games of the same time had slightly better stories.