Final Fantasy Dissident or: How I learned to stop loathing FFX fans and love the critics

As I started dislodging the chip on my shoulder that is the befuddlement of why (I thought) everyone prefers Final Fantasy X over Final Fantasy XII, I’m reminded of “what curiosity killed. Just a friendly word of advice”.

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Final Fantasy X: Caught Between Cultures

Thanks to the newest episode of the ongoing Kotaku YouTube series called Found In Translation: Final Fantasy VII the amount of emotion and meaning that gets lost in translation when expressing Japanese in another language has been a hot topic among me and my friends. Japanese is such a nuanced and beautiful language that even one word can convey so much more than its “counterpart” in let’s say, English. Continue reading “Final Fantasy X: Caught Between Cultures”