Why call it final fantasy I?

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I keep on wondering why final fantasy I is called so and yet we have up to FFXV. Anyone with reasons why this game is referred to as 'final'?
 
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I keep on wondering why final fantasy I is called so and yet we have up to FFXV. Anyone with reasons why this game is referred to as 'final'?
The game is in series and that is why there are 15 series. I think the game advance as you move from one series to another and also get more experience.

About the name, I will quote one explanation of why it is called final fantasy
Given the genre of the game, one of the F's being fantasy was an easy call. The other F was trickier. Sakaguchi's initial idea was to call it fighting, which would have made the game Fighting Fantasy . Unfortunately there was already a British series of board games with that name. With fighting out of the running, Sakaguchi and his team settled on final .
Sakaguchi addresses the myth with this statement: “To be sure, we had our backs to the wall when we were developing Final Fantasy, but really, anything that started with an F would have been fine for the title.”
 
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I think the word Final was added so as to add more substance to the game title. If it had been named as only Fantasy then the appealing element would have considerably declined.

As far as the numbering is concerned, we all know that Final Fantasy games are a series and any series has to start with number 1 irrespective of where it ends.

Final Fantasy I was just a start of a big era of gaming genre. The word Final does complete justice to the title of the game and makes it more engrossing.

One thing I must admit is that your question was really good and innovative. Only n imaginative mind could think and question so deep.
 
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Actually, final fantasy is the name of this game. The game has many releases from 1 to 15. That is why people use to call it with its name. I think so that it is the biggest reason due to which people call it with its names of updates. If you find any other reason so you should explain it here.
 
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Thank you friends for the helpful feedback. I am now sure that Square Enix is working very hard to produce FFVI. It will be an improvement of FFV.
 
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I think the title name of a game depends on the new updates. Title names are necessary for attracting the players to let them know about the game features. There is no doubt that this title is best of all time.
 
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Possibly the name simply sounds cool. Of course, though, even with the coolness, the name still has a descriptive quality minus the final part of it. Obviously, there is no final anything that I know of - except maybe when you finish the game. However, I could be looking into this too deeply. Any thoughts?
 
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I keep on wondering why final fantasy I is called so and yet we have up to FFXV. Anyone with reasons why this game is referred to as 'final'?
I think from the beginning they already planned that there will be more after the first game they launched. I think the Final word is just to add some spice and to catch attention to the possible gamers. I like the word Fantasy because all of their games are on fantasy based and not on real events.
 
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I think from the beginning they already planned that there will be more after the first game they launched. I think the Final word is just to add some spice and to catch attention to the possible gamers. I like the word Fantasy because all of their games are on fantasy based and not on real events.
I'm sorry, but I have to disagree a bit on this. I don't think that the makers of the game had predecided about launching a complete series. If it had been so, then they would not have added the word Final. It is only after the success of the first that the next editions came up. All they could then do was to add numbers in front of the original game.
 

HarleyQuinn

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Hironobu Sakaguchi has more officially said that it could have been any "F" name and it would have worked. But, had Final Fantasy not done well, it could have been his last game before quitting the game industry and Square was under the threat of bankruptcy. So, even if neither of those two situations had any direct effect on the game's name, it's still fitting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_(video_game)
 

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It was started as the RPG game with the fantasy theme. And it was created in a series of game. Most of the series games have no relation with each other. Some have tangent story. And it makes you wonder if it's even worth going random. But the way series developed and had some common threads. You'd find that it was named the way it is developed on the basis of it's elements in the game.
 
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I think the bigger reason for the title(Final Fantasy)although nobody quite knows for sure they say-is that Square was going bankrupt and this game called Final Fantasy was going to be the last hurrah for the game company. It was true that Sakaguchi was going to quit Square and go back to college though and make one final game before he left-but I am not sure that was the real reason after all ?
 
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I think the bigger reason for the title(Final Fantasy)although nobody quite knows for sure they say-is that Square was going bankrupt and this game called Final Fantasy was going to be the last hurrah for the game company. It was true that Sakaguchi was going to quit Square and go back to college though and make one final game before he left-but I am not sure that was the real reason after all ?
Is this the real underlying story? If yes, then I'm really happy to know this. Maybe, because this new fantasy game had to be deciding factor of the whole company. This was supposed to be their last and final chance. Hence they came up with the name addressed as The Final.
 
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I have no idea, to be honest. It's a great and unique name though and definitely adds a character to the game! I guess they made it Final Fantasy at first and didn't know it would get so big and then I just get it kind of continued to grow.
 
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I think the bigger reason for the title(Final Fantasy)although nobody quite knows for sure they say-is that Square was going bankrupt and this game called Final Fantasy was going to be the last hurrah for the game company. It was true that Sakaguchi was going to quit Square and go back to college though and make one final game before he left-but I am not sure that was the real reason after all ?
Yes nobody knows now that the stories have nothing to do with each other. Each FF has it's own drama and vilians too. So there is nothing to connect either. I guess we will never know.
 
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Yes nobody knows now that the stories have nothing to do with each other. Each FF has it's own drama and vilians too. So there is nothing to connect either. I guess we will never know.
I wish the developers would let us now. We are curious to know it.
 
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I wish the developers would let us now. We are curious to know it.
Yeah, I am really curious. But as I stated above, it might be like I said, that they just choose it at first but now they became big and just continued making more games.
 
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Yeah that is a good point, in the literal sense I guess it is a bit of an oxymoron, or something like that at least. The first final kind of seems strange, but in the end it is just the first of many parts.
 

Dlankulit

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Hironobu Sakaguchi has more officially said that it could have been any "F" name and it would have worked. But, had Final Fantasy not done well, it could have been his last game before quitting the game industry and Square was under the threat of bankruptcy. So, even if neither of those two situations had any direct effect on the game's name, it's still fitting.
I think this fact explains why the word "Final" was used on the game title. If the game was not a success, it would have been Square's final game before the company close. The word Final has a good appeal (if not great) to gamers. This is also commonly used in other industries like movie titles. If it was a different word, it may not have been that successful.
 
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