We’re continuing our trend of gaming related tattoo galleries with one dedicated to the Final Fantasy franchise – a series so old and popular that one of the most anticipated games of the year is Final Fantasy XV.
Yes, you’re reading those Roman numerals right. It’s the 15th game in the main arc of the franchise. The first game, simply titled Final Fantasy, was released in 1987 on the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System). Nearly 20 years later, the franchise is still going strong and one of the most widely recognized and beloved video game franchises in the world.
Final Fantasy is a science-fiction and fantasy based rpg (role-playing game). None of the main installments are direct sequels of one another. Each takes place in a different world with different characters and often drastically different settings. That’s how the series gets away with reinventing itself with each iteration. Players wait on baited breath for each new installment because they don’t know what they’re going to get. It may be called Final Fantasy XV but, compared to the rest of the games in the franchise, it might as well have a different title altogether.
There are some elements the games all tend to have in common. Many feature the idea of crystals being the impetus of the universe, chocobos, summons or ediolons like Ifrit and Shiva, characters named Cid or Biggs and Wedge, and a lot of other small similarities. But that’s all they are. Nods to the previous games. Acknowledgement of the heritage that comes with the Final Fantasy title.
There are thousands of Final Fantasy based tattoos walking about with a slew of different characters and iconic imagery, and the franchise is still as strong today as it ever was (despite the disgusting misstep that was FF XIII and its ilk). We’re sure to see plenty of new Final Fantasy tattoos as soon as FF XV hits store shelves this November.
(P.S. FF IX is the greatest of all-time.)