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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Final Fantasy and determinism; even the oldest games have depth


Game Theory by Matt S.

Final Fantasy isn’t a game that people generally cite as an example of philosophical depth. Indeed, most people don’t see it as much of anything; it’s rarely considered a “great” Final Fantasy game, and very rarely played except by the purists and franchise historians.

And yet, if you actually dig into Final Fantasy, it has quite a lot of narrative depth. Depth that’s routinely ignored, because digging deeply into the thematic underpinnings of a game is hardly ever done. But there is depth nonetheless.

So, let’s talk about determinism.

Final Fantasy and determinism; even the oldest games have depth
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