The Final Fantasy Retrospective

This is the central hub for my current ongoing project to replay through and experience the entirety of the Final Fantasy franchise, starting from the very first game and playing through as many of the titles as I can feasibly get my hands on.

On this page, you will find links to all the individual posts where the edited videos have been posted on Final Fantasy Fridays as well as links to the Stream Archive over on YouTube where the entire unedited sessions of play are hosted. That way you can join along with the experience in whatever fashion you would prefer.

So come along and join me, won’t you? Let us walk in the light of the Crystals!

Final Fantasy I


Four Warriors of Light appear suddenly in the city of Cornelia, each gripping a dim crystal in hand. From the simple beginnings of saving the princess from the Dark Knight Garland, they will begin a journey to save the world and break a cycle that has trapped the world for eons.

Stream Archive Playlist Here.

Final Fantasy II


Four youths from the Kingdom of Fynn flee their homeland in the wake of an invasion by the forces of the Empire of Palamecia. Their journey will lead them to join an underground rebellion to repel the Emperor’s forces and reclaim the throne for the royal family. With a rotating cast of fourth party member, a radically different leveling system, and featuring a number of ‘first appearances’ of iconic Final Fantasy monsters, spells, and allies – Final Fantasy II is definitely one to remember (even if its not always for good reasons).

Stream Archive Playlist Here.

Final Fantasy III

Status: Ongoing! (Stream Archive is COMPLETE)

Four orphans discover one of the four legendary Crystals of Light while exploring a cave near their home town. They are chosen by the crystal to become Warriors of Light and to venture forth and work to return a world tilting toward Darkness back into balance. Featuring the introduction of the Job system that turns dungeons and boss fights into tactical puzzles to be solved. Final Fantasy XIV players will find a lot of familiar concepts here as many ideas – including the 2.0 Alliance Raid – were drawn directly from this title.

Stream Archive Playlist Here.

Planned Installments

  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Final Fantasy V
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Final Fantasy X-2
  • Final Fantasy XII
  • Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • World of Final Fantasy
  • Final Fantasy XVI