When December 20th rolled around, Sega didn’t seem too concerned with their RPG’s 30th anniversary. At least someone was, though.
Final Fantasy celebrates its 30th anniversary today, making it one of longest running console RPG series to date (Ultima and Dragon Quest say hello, by the way).
As a way of celebrating one of my favorite series of all time, I thought it’d be interesting to discuss any Final Fantasy-related resolutions we might have brewing up in the ol’ brain sack.
While the SNES arguably had better releases in the Final Fantasy series, it was the seventh entry on the original PlayStation that truly brought the RPG genre into the eyes of the mainstream. Final Fantasy VII’s multi-disc spanning epic was a smashing success in 1997, selling nearly 10 million copies worldwide, and changed the gaming industry forever.
On September 9th, 1999, I found myself gathering up handfuls of old PlayStation games and accessories to barter with the local GameStop in order to afford the Sega Dreamcast on launch day. I must have underestimated the value of my collection, as I managed to walk out with the console, a VMU, a 2nd controller, and a handful of games, with no regrets.