Final Fantasy Series: A Retrospective (Part 2)

During the 90s, Squaresoft, the miraculously saved-from-bankruptcy company, migrated the Final Fantasy series to the SNES.Inspired by the more powerful console and the experience of three fantastic games, Squaresoft took a leap forward in quality and started using more colorful sprites and backgrounds. Also, the music was improved as Nobuo Uematsu (the composer) had a better palette of sounds to work from. Finally, the series changed its focus from open-world exploration to story-driven exploration. From now on, the characters would interact amongst themselves and talk to each other in and outside of the battles. Real relationships were established between them; as lovers, friends, family or enemies. The stories moved from just a motivation for dungeon crawling to the center of the experience.

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