Sharlayan Dropouts – Final Fantasy IV’s Influence on XIV

Sharlayan Dropouts – Final Fantasy IV’s Influence on XIV

Welcome to a lengthy in-depth study about Final Fantasy IV's influence on Final Fantasy XIV!

Episode Notes

Ahoy there Dropouts, and welcome to a lengthy in-depth study about Final Fantasy IV’s influence on Final Fantasy XIV! Final Fantasy IV first came to the Super Famicom in 1991, and is still regarded as Final Fantasy’s first instance of getting deep into narrative. Unsurprisingly, many of the characters, locales, monsters, and lore Final Fantasy IV introduced us to has been given ample representation in Final Fantasy XIV. Black Chocobos! The Dragoon Pose!™ Troia! Tall men in black armour! And gee Zero, how come Hydaelyn lets you have TWO moons? Nadia, Victor, and Marc Duddleson from My Life in Gaming tally up the references.

 

Music Used in this Episode:

  • Zeromus Phase 2: The Red Wings [Final Fantasy XIV]
  • Baron Kingdom/The Lunar Subterrain [Final Fantasy XIV]
  • Another Moon [Final Fantasy XIV]
  • Forged in Crimson [Final Fantasy XIV]

 

Spoiler Level: Red. We talk about all the story content in the game up through the end of 6.x!

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