World of Final Fantasy Maxima for Nintendo Switch
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World of Final Fantasy Maxima

Nov 6, 2018
7.47
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About this game

Developer: Square Enix
Content Rating: Everyone

Summary

Originally released in October 2016, WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY is now available on Nintendo Switch as the powered-up FINAL FANTASY Maxima! Beloved characters from FF lore (Champions) and a multitude of capturable monsters (Mirages) appear in this fun and exciting adventure. This new and enhanced version of WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY also features the Avatar Change system, which allows the protagonists, Reynn and Lann, to fight as Champions. Fight your way through exhilarating battles as legendary FINAL FANTASY heroes!

Gamer Reviews

86 Reviews
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Oct 29, 2020
Extremely adorable recreations of the monsters/summons, challenging stacking-turn-based battle system, and really challenging growth system in order to level up your monsters. Overall, the game had great potential, but I'm sure players were expecting a more "Final Fantasy" feel to it rather than having to go back and forth between Chibi and regular form. 7.8/10 for me
Sep 21, 2020
World of Final Fantasy Maxima is a celebration of the entire franchise and its absolutely full of references to not just iconic characters but the more niche and forgotten ones too. It re-tools story fragments from most of the games and shapes them into something completely unique and different.



At its core, this game is essentially a monster collecting & battling turn-based RPG similar to games like Pokémon however it's got a stacking gimmick that adds a surprising amount of depth to the combat. It also has the amazing feature of speeding up the combat that I will always appreciate. Leveling up is as simple as battling to gain EXP and each monster has a unique skill tree to unlock more abilities and stat boosts. Nothing crazy but it captures that feel the series is known for.



I need to state that this game has some downright horrible mini-games that, although aren't necessary to complete the story, can lock you out of content that you really want. I found myself missing out on a couple of things I would have really enjoyed having because of how unplayable most of them ended up being, especially when it came to the included Maxima DLC.



This game has a lot of familiar creatures from the Final Fantasy universe, all in beautiful HD and a unique art-style that complements the story and world it has created. Chibi versions of some fan favorite Final Fantasy characters make appearances as well. Worlds are also inspired by locations from various Final Fantasy games. From the well-known Mako Reactors of Final Fantasy VII to the lesser known town of Cornelia from the original game, it pays tribute to the entire series in some way.



The soundtrack is awesome, with some original tracks but mostly remixes of older Final Fantasy themes. I loved hearing new compositions of Final Fantasy IV playing as I was exploring a certain place in the world. It was a pure nostalgia trip, we'll just say. I won't spoil anything for those reading.



This game's story is full of humor and has an incredible self-awareness of how silly some plot points can really be within the series. It never takes itself too seriously, but don't let that fool you. This game has some pretty intense moments as well as you progress through the story.



Overall, I can highly recommend this game as a love letter to fans of the series as a whole. The combat can be a little tiring as there is a lot of it, but it has plenty of depth and experimenting with all the different monsters to make your favorite stacked teams is a lot of fun. The mini-games are mostly unplayable however and the fact that it locks you out of a couple of extras really bothered me. Everything else is wonderful though and you will enjoy your time with this one as I did.
Hassan Amerzag

Hassan Amerzag

Oct 15, 2020
9.30
ShrapnelStars

ShrapnelStars

Sep 5, 2020
8.00

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Critic Reviews

12 Reviews
7.45
Mitch VogelNov 19, 2018
World of Final Fantasy Maxima acts as a wonderful celebration of the Final Fantasy series that will surely appeal to fans both new and old. Though the difficulty is a little on the easy side, the story is uninspired and the visuals are disappointingly blurry, the Mirage-catching mechanics and well-crafted RPG systems make this one a good recommendation.
Daan KoopmanNov 22, 2018
The interactions between characters as well as the gameplay are incredibly well crafted. Maxima's presentation is halfway there between the higher-end versions and the PS Vita release. The textures aren't as flat as on Vita, but there is some blurriness to be seen. Overall though, this is one of the better full-blown RPGs on the system, with a no-nonsense approach that kept me coming back.
William MurphyNov 21, 2018
Overall World of Final Fantasy is a solid game that’s entertaining and offers a lot of different things to do in the game. Longtime fans of Final Fantasy will enjoy the many callouts to past games but the game itself doesn’t hinge on this. The story takes a while to get interesting, but the best parts of the game have nothing to do with the story at all. It’s ideal for anyone just looking for a fun game to play.