Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin review round-up
By Ray Ampoloquio
March 14, 2022
There are two ways that a video game can stand out against its competition: be good or be bad.
Somehow, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin found a middle-ground - be so bad that it's good.
You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who would refer to the action-packed take on the standard Final Fantasy formula as a frontrunner for GOTY.
Despite the drastic changes with Stranger of Paradise, Team Ninja's first game in Square Enix's RPG franchise is pulling in relatively good reviews.
According to most critics, The game's Soulslike combat system and versatile Job system make it quite fun.
At the same time, some of the ideas that Stranger of Paradise tries to explore end up feeling half-baked if incompetent.
Critics appear to agree that Stranger of Paradise, despite the rough edges, is compelling enough to be worth buying.
The biggest takeaway from Stranger of Paradise is that Team Ninja is on to something with Stranger of Paradise.
There's no telling if Square Enix is going to give the Nioh developers another shot at a Soulslike Final Fantasy game.
If we're lucky, Team Ninja can learn a lot from this experience and smoothen the rough edges of Stranger of Paradise.