RRPG Final Fantasy Retrospective – Episode 11 (Final Fantasy XIV)

In this the newest installment of RRPG’s Final Fantasy Retrospective, Square Enix returns to the genre of massive multiplayer online role-playing games to bring the next big game in the Final Fantasy franchise. Being originally conceived by the team who worked on Final Fantasy XI, what was to first arrive for Final Fantasy XIV would continue to attribute to terrible and tragic woes within the Japanese RPG company. However, a young man named Naoki Yoshida would be placed in charge with revitalizing the game into something completely different.   Final…

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RRPG’s Final Fantasy Retrospective – Episode 8 Final Fantasy XI

Welcome back to RRPG’s Final Fantasy Retrospective! For this time around in Episode 8, Hironobu Sakaguchi and Square Enix decided to stray away from doing another traditional installment. They wanted to experiment in a new direction for Final Fantasy’s eleventh, mainline entry; being derived as an evolution of MUDs that became popular in older computers during the 70s and 80s, that genre would evolve itself into Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games which Richard Garriott’s own Ultima Online started the movement. After Sony Online Entertainment’s own EverQuest came out, and revolutionized…

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