30 years has this series been around and I am glad. Final Fantasy is the series that help define what kind of gamer I am and who I am as a person today. I know it is weird to think a video game series is what defines you as a person but it was for me. Ever since I have been a gamer, I have had this series with me. This series helped me define the morality of life and what it means to fight for something even if it sounds impossible. Sure that may sound crazy for some but for me, this was my novel, my code, and my creed growing up. My parents at the time didn't have time for me. They were too busy with work and when they would get home, they would need to rest so video games were my source of everything. I wasn't one for books at the time but for video games and just the storyline (Even if a lot of people see it as convoluted) still drives me. From VI to the most recent and back again just to play every single entry of the series. The way the game portrays the character and its world amazes me till this day. Also the fact that each series in the franchise is never the same and always changing things up made each entry as different game with many different people working on them. From art direction, to directing, to music and innovation, this series has brought out talent that I follow and gain inspiration from.
Sure some are more spectacular then others and some have divided the community but with every bump in the road the series keeps pushing forward and I love it to this day and beyond.