Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

released on Mar 18, 2022

Jack and his allies, Ash and Jed, burn with resolve to defeat Chaos as they throw open the gates to the Chaos Shrine. Yet doubts remain—are they truly the Warriors of Light the prophecy foretold?
Step into a world of dark fantasy and revel in the exhilarating, action-packed battles!

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I’m still playing this game, so far p alright but here’s the thing…
Am I the only one who feels like the story itself is mostly a whole goddamn parody of p much 99% of FF games or JRPGs in general?

Unironically one of the greatest Final Fantasy games.
Demanding, brutal combat against classic bosses and enemies from all of FF, a satisfying take on the job system, and a protagonist who starts off as a grump with no time for "Final Fantasy bullshit" before becoming possibly the most based character in the franchise. A must-play.

you know that clip from ratatouille where the food critic eats the ratatouille and gets a flashback to his childhood because it was just that good?
thats stranger of paradise, this is a ps2 ass video game and i respect it immensely for that

Wife’s Reaction:
“This game sounds like it was made by angsty teens trying to get back at their parents.”
I’m Here to Kill Chaos:
Stranger of Paradise is wild and I don’t get how it’s as good as it is. It’s much more of a pure action game than I thought it would be; combat is fast and the classes and gear offer nice variety and progression. The story ties to the first Final Fantasy in cool ways which is great that I played it last month. Yeah, I’m a big fan of this.

Complete left field hitter for me, has probably breached my top 25 games within 8 hours of gameplay.
What the fuck kinda performance-enhancing drugs did Team Ninja get put on to make this absolute monster of a game?