Final Fantasy X catapults you in the fictional world of Spira, where most people are followers of the Church of Yevon. The sacred signs on temple walls subtly teach and reinforce its religion.
Let's take a closer look at all those random Al Bhed signs and graffiti scattered around Spira, the racially diverse world of Final Fantasy X.
Oh, I love Infinity Blade! But you're always needing more money. Here's a detailed guide to show you where all those hard-to-snatch moneybags are, many of which you can't go back for.
Final Fantasy X was one of the first games to have alternate scenes depending on which characters you interacted with. Here's how to use "affection points" to trip the ones you missed.
I adore Final Fantasy V so much. Now that it's out on iOS/Android, other people are rediscovering it. Need experience, ABP, money, gil? Here's where to get them.
I love drawing maps, and it's no surprise I've created maps for many of the fantastic worlds of Final Fantasy. Where was that turnoff for the treasure chest again?
Oh, those pesky Cactuars. Maddening and quick and...where ARE THEY? Here's my map and guide to the Sanubia Desert on Bikanel Island to help you find them.
Some of the late-game sidequests in Final Fantasy III are a bear. Here's maps and tips to get through them all.
Okay, these are my own speculations and headcanons, and some out-of-game supplements contradict it. But still. Bear with me. Listen to this...
I actually like the DLC in Final Fantasy XIII-2. This game intrigued me. Chronoblind is something you can't play in RL, so try it!
Serendipity Poker is a minigame in Final Fantasy XIII-2. It's almost like Texas Hold-em, but it's got its own quirks.
Final Fantasy XIII-2's temporal rift puzzles are logic puzzles a lot like Suduko: by eliminating possibilities, you can find the only remaining path that works. Here's how.
I love retro Final Fantasy games, and III is one of my favorites. Here's strategy tips, maps and quest guides to get you through the remake.
Trading is the way to make a ton of cash to pay for your items in Suikoden V. Here's a merchant's guide to where to buy and sell to make the best profit quickly during different stages of the game.
Where did it all begin? From character names to job classes, Final Fantasy games have their roots in original D&D and world mythology.
I started this page in September 2011, as soon as the news broke that FFX / X2 were going to be remastered. Over the years, I posted rumors, PR screencaps and information as it became available.
Final Fantasy video games shamelessly scour mythology and real-world places, especially ancient ones, to populate their fictional worlds. Let's see where these names came from...
Don't get fooled! There's fake toys and counterfeits sold on eBay and even Amazon all the time. Watch for these obvious signs of fake Final Fantasy Trading Arts figures.
Are you playing the Final Fantasy X remaster, and you really don't want to have to level up all your dresspheres ALL OVER AGAIN? Here's the easiest way to grind for AP and EXP.
I'm a student of mythology and religion, so the symbols and glyphs in Final Fantasy X caught my eye. Learn how this fictional world's magical signs are based on Asian esoteric religious traditions.
Final Fantasy X was one of the first games with voice acting, and it showed. But I still love a lot of the voices, dubbed and original. Here's what I've dug up about them.
Ugh, the ending of FFXIII involves a hard boss battle AND a crazy sureal cracktastic FMV. What... happened...there?
Final Fantasy video games have been going for 25 years, and they've raided every single world mythology at this point. Let's take a look at the origins of some of their recurring monsters!
As a mythology classics major who plays too many video games, I have a lot of fun tracking down the meanings and mythological origins of critters in Final Fantasy games.
I love Final Fantasy, and I love languages and mythology. Here's my ongoing series delving into the etymology (origins) of names in these games.
From sprites to realtime battles that look like CGI, Final Fantasy has grown up with gaming, and gaming has grown up with Final Fantasy. Let's take a look back at 25 years of Final Fantasy graphics.
The writing inscriptions found on walls, banners, signs and vehicles in Final Fantasy X add a hidden dimension to this great game. Here's screencaps and translations of some of these easter eggs.
I love the rich world and backstory of FInal Fantasy X. Here, I explore the tragic stories of Spira's doomed summoners.
Look, he's a great character, okay? Here's everything you ever wanted to know about Final Fantasy X's Auron. There may be a few surprises.
I succumbed to this handsome action figure. He's guarded my computer for years as an unofficial mascot.
The Final Fantasy games are known for chocobos, excessive zippers and belts, unusual job classes, and of course, katanas large enough to harpoon a T-rex. Let's look back at some of FF's Bigass Swords.
Final Fantasy XII lets you create rare weapons by collecting rare loot. Unfortunately, Feystones are tricky. But there's ways to harvest them!
Here's my strategy guide for taking out Final Fantasy bosses. Sorry, this is the original North American version; you'll need to find another guide for Dark Aeons.
Here's miscellaneous tips and strategy from a die-hard fan of Final Fantasy X. I think the game's a bit easy, but that's probably because I've played it too much.
Here's my guide (with screenshots) to help you find all Al Bhed Primers in Final Fantasy X. I'll also tell you how to use Compilation Spheres to get the primers in Home and Bevelle if you missed them.
Here's an FAQ to all the hard-to-find places and hidden locations on the Airship Map in Final Fantasy X.
Here's the aeons that are hard to acquire in Final Fantasy X. (Note: I don't have a Dark Aeons guide; this is just getting Yojimbo, the Magus Sisters, Anima.)
Are you on a quest to collect all the Celestial Weapons, the ultimate weapons in Final Fantasy X? Here's what insane challenges you have to overcome to find them.
This is an index to all my different Final Fantasy X Secrets guides: from Al Bhed Primers to the Zanarkand Dome, game guides to hidden lore, I've got you covered.
Square-Enix has an annoying habit of softening the strongest, smartest, most complex female characters in their games with designs to appeal to the male gaze. Despite that, Lulu's a great character.
Anima, a summons first introduced in Final Fantasy X, is a tough opponent and a deadly aeon. More importantly, she comes with a sinister backstory and a creepy dose of mythological symbolism.
It took me forever to understand how bazaar goods work in Final Fantasy XII. Yes, I'm silly. Here's how to collect loot and use it most efficiently to get special weapons, armor and items.
I've been a fan of Final Fantasy X for-- gosh, almost a decade-- and I love some of the amazing stories that writers have set in that world. Here's my rec list.
I must be the only fan of Dirge of Cerberus on the planet. Anyway, if anyone's still playing this spinoff of Final Fantasy VII, here's my guide to a room where you can reap tons of gil.
Don't you just want to sock the Luca Goers in the nose? Here's how to beat them at their own game— Blitzball!
AUGH. The Yiazmat boss battle is one of the most infamous monster battles in all of Final Fantasy. Here's tips, gambit setup, tactics and strategy for killing Yiazmat before he regenerates or TPKOs.
Beginner's tips on how to play Final Fantasy XII. Warning, these were originally written for the Aged Parents, who are not regular gamers, so they may be too simple for many of you.
A large part of why I love video games is the chance to explore imaginary worlds as a tourist. I hate missing anything! So here's all the points of interest, "missibles" and obscure details of Spira.
Yep, here it is: that infamous Final Fantasy X version with the mangled subtitles, aka "ZENAKENT ALPUSS." I still think Walter is a good egg.
Here's my old guide to the Final Fantasy X Monster Arena quest, which you'll need to complete to get Auron's and Yuna's best weapons and unlock several other goodies.