World of Final Fantasy is a role-playing game for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. It celebrates the Final Fantasy series's thirtieth anniversary and aims to attract a younger audience with its light tone and stylized graphics.
Set in the land of Grymoire, World of Final Fantasy chronicles the adventures of Lann and Reynn, twin siblings who must tame monsters and befriend characters from other Final Fantasy games to reclaim their lost memories.
Players determine the actions of Lann, Reynn, and a series of tamable monsters called "Mirages." They explore a variety of locations and use the Mirages in their arsenal to navigate the environment, clear obstacles, or reach hidden treasure. Players can choose to play as Lilikins (small, "chibi" versions of Lann and Reynn) or Jiants (their regular versions), and they can switch between these forms at any time, so long as they are outside battle.
Battles are turn-based. Lann and Reynn team up with their Mirages to form "stacks," which determine the party's stats and usable abilities. They can be toppled by the enemy, resulting in a brief stun period, or manually separated by the player without penalty. Foes sometimes create stacks when encountered, as well.
While Lann and Reynn's primary goal is to collect as many Mirages as possible, they can also accept sidequests to collect additional rewards. As they progress on their journey, the twins are joined by Mega Mirages and Champions, powerful allies that can be called upon to assist them when the necessary conditions have been met.
There are two playable characters who are controlled during battle and can be freely switched between on the field.
- Lann - A brash, head-strong and impulsive boy who tends to allow his pride and his guts get the better of his instinct. Though he appears to be somewhat slow-witted, he frequently shows flashes of wisdom or maturity. He is loyal to his sister and to his family above all else.
- Reynn - A level-headed girl who is frequently troubled by the consequences of the actions wrought by she and her twin brother. Despite her misgivings, she nonetheless continues forward with the execution of the Crimson Prophesy, unable to determine an alternate course of action.
Lann and Reynn encounter many unique individuals on their journey through Grymoire. They are characters from the Final Fantasy series, save for one.
- Bold text indicates a summonable Champion.
- Italicized text indicates a Champion obtained from DLC.
|Final Fantasy||Warrior of Light|
|Final Fantasy III||Refia|
|Final Fantasy IV||Rydia|
|Final Fantasy V||Bartz Klauser|
Gilgamesh*As part of Bartz's Champion Medal
Enkidu*As part of Bartz's Champion Medal
|Final Fantasy VI||Terra Branford|
Edgar Roni Figaro
|Final Fantasy VII||Cloud Strife|
Tifa Lockhart*Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- attire
|Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-||Shelke Rui|
|Final Fantasy VIII||Squall Leonhart|
|Final Fantasy IX||Vivi Ornitier|
|Final Fantasy X||Tidus|
Rikku*Final Fantasy X-2 attire
|Final Fantasy XI||Shantotto|
|Final Fantasy XII||Balthier|
|Final Fantasy XIII||Lightning*Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII attire|
|Final Fantasy XIII-2||Chocolatte*Chocolina's alias|
|Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time||Sherlotta|
The World of Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack was composed by Masashi Hamauzu, whose previous works include Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- Original Soundtrack and Final Fantasy XIII: Original Soundtrack. The opening theme, "Innocent²," is written by Ryo Yamazaki and performed by Aoi Mizu, a Japanese singer also known as "Mizuki." The game's ending theme, "World Parade," is written by Ryo Shirasawa of Noisycroak. It is sung by Kana Hanazawa, Eri Kitamura, and Ayana Taketatsu, who voice Enna Kros, Tama, and Serafie in Japan, respectively.
Realizing few children play Final Fantasy, executive producer Shinji Hashimoto approached Hiroki Chiba to fix this. World of Final Fantasy was subsequently born, and art designer Yasuhisa Izumisawa created stylized characters for use in the project.
It was revealed World of Final Fantasy is experienced through its protagonists' eyes, thus scenes were added to the game that would grab players' attention and invest them in it emotionally.
World of Final Fantasy was released in North America, Japan, and Europe on October 25, 27, and 28, 2016, respectively. Standard, Day 1, Limited, and Collector's Editions were available. Day 1 Editions came with the option to use Japanese voice acting, a Sephiroth Champion medal, and access to three Mirages: Red Bonnetberry, White Chocobo, and Glow Moogle. Pre-ordered Day 1 Editions also contained a Cactuar Johnny Mirage, Crimson Armor, and a PlayStation 4 theme. Limited Editions include the aforementioned content, as well as a 24-page art book. Collector's Editions could only be obtained from the Square Enix Online Store, and they contain all exclusive material from the game's other versions and are packaged with an 80-page art book, a copy of the World of Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack, and a set of three mini figures: Cloud, Squall, and Lightning.
|Character Designer||Tetsuya Nomura (full-sized characters)|
Yasuhisa Izumisawa (chibi characters)
|Theme Song Performer||Mizuki|
- The only main Final Fantasy games not represented by Lilikins in Grymoire are Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy XIV.
- The Final Fantasy world is called the "World of Final Fantasy" in an episode of Captain N: The Game Master.
- Tifa, Rikku, and Lightning wear their outfits from the games in which they most recently appeared. However, their ages are listed as being the same as those from their games of origin.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 World of Final Fantasy: Interview With Game Director Hiroki Chiba (Accessed: October 14, 2017) at SplayStation Insider
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 What Exactly is World of Final Fantasy? (Accessed: October 14, 2017) at Gamespot
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