View Full Version : Star Wars' influence on Final Fantasy

07-14-2011, 07:59 AM
..especially in FFII. I've caught SW references before, such as the Biggs and Wedge in multiple games, but in FFII they're never ending. Was this done with intent? Emperor Palmecia = Emperor Palpatine, Dreadnaught = Deathstar, The Dark Knight = Darth Vader, Altair = Alderaan (gets blown up). Frionels foster parents killed.

I'm a big fan of Star Wars, especially the Expanded Universe, and a huge fan of FF. I'm playing all the classic titles in order and It made me happy as I was playing through FFII for the first time to realize that this was a complete homage to Star Wars. It made me love the series even more.:vader:

07-14-2011, 08:07 AM
I haven't played II, but I've heard it's a carbon(ite) copy of Star Wars. I would definitely give it a playthrough if I had the time.

Del Murder and I compared Final Fantasy and Star Wars on a couple other titles a few months ago. You should check them out if you dig Star Wars. (I'm a huge EU fan too. Hit me up, man. :monster:)

VII ( http://forums.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-vii/136415-final-fantasy-vii-might-star-wars.html)
VIII ( http://forums.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-viii/136253-ffviii-star-wars.html)
IX ( http://forums.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-ix/136362-ff-ix-star-wars.html)
XII ( http://forums.eyesonff.com/final-fantasy-xii/135913-final-fantasy-xii-star-wars.html)

07-14-2011, 10:02 AM
It is exactly like Episode IV, and I liked the FFVII and IX posts, some of the stuff in FFIX are uncanny, I totally forgot about the "Fear leads to anger" bit at the end. Pretty sick sig to if I may say so. I've never played XII yet but that seems like it was meant to be SW copy to. Whats your fav EU stuff?

07-14-2011, 10:16 AM
haha most of the stuff I used, aside from XII, were slight similarities I exploited for entertainment purposes. xD I've been meaning to do a X comparison, but that one is really tough.

Whats your fav EU stuff?

Oh man, just about everything. The history of the Mandalorians and Sith really takes my interest. Assembler's ( http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Assembler) are disturbingly fascinating as well. I could go on and on, really.

My least favorite piece of the EU, however, is midi-chlorians. :irked:

07-16-2011, 08:35 AM
Lol, I try not to let the midichlorians upset me to much, I'm a big fan of Old Republic era, The Clone Wars, Timothy Zahn and the immediate post-ROTJ stuff. Im saving the Legacy Era for a later time so I can take it all in at once. Ive heard many wonderous things about it