Dark Horse Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive

Minato

Gentleman Adventurer
AKA
Roger
#31
I've been hearing good things about them so far. Still haven't ordered mine yet, but it's favorited on Amazon. Aaaand hot damn, I see it's dropped even FURTHER in price since I've added it!

Should I do it?
I'm pretty damn pleased with mine, it's got art for basically every monster, character profile, early concepts ectera.
 

lithiumkatana17

Pro Adventurer
AKA
Lith
#33
I think I'm going to ask for Volume 1 for my birthday, since it's gotten cheaper. I saw it in the bookstore when I was browsing the other day, and I was surprised by how big and heavy the book was. I may do the same thing with 2 and 3--wait them to release and then drop in price. Depends on how much I want to read ultimania stuffs on XII. :wacky:
 

Lex

Administrator
#35
That'll be another FF book from amazon that has an "updated delivery schedule" lmao. Due to ship some time in January *shrug*
 

JBedford

Pro Adventurer
AKA
JBed
#39
In addition to the 25th Ultimania (which are mostly artbooks), I expect the 20th Anniversary Ultimanias should contain more information about FFI closer to what you find in a normal Ultimania-- they're three books covering FFI-12 and X-2, each focusing on a different topic (Character, Scenario, and Battle). They each have 15 or so pages for FFI. I don't own them so I can't tell you that much.

There have been companion books for the FF games since the original FFI. But they were basic strategy guides and data lists at the start, and got more thorough as games went along. At the time of FFI, Tokuma Shoten/Famimaga were publishing the books and the the 63-page Final Fantasy Kanzen Kōryakuhon was the single book released with it. By the time the FFI/FFII double set were rereleased in Japan together, NTT Publishing had taken over and they published a book covering the two games with roughly the same number of pages dedicated to FFI.
 

The Twilight Mexican

Ex-SeeD-ingly good
AKA
TresDias, Hawkeye, El Diablo Gato, Martha Jones, Ariadne, Squall of SeeD, Squall_of_SeeD
#40
@Blade
@JBedford

I have all three of those 20th Anniversary Ultimanias. Anything in particular you're wondering, Blade, or are you just curious about the breadth of the coverage FFI received?
 

Blade

That Man
AKA
Darkside-Ky/Mimeblade
#41
^I am most curious about how much is actually covered concerning FF1, particularly in relationship with other FFs that reference it like Dissidia and FF Dimensions.

In addition I'd like to know if there is any "lore" that extends beyond FF1's simplistic plot.
 
#42
^I am most curious about how much is actually covered concerning FF1, particularly in relationship with other FFs that reference it like Dissidia and FF Dimensions.

In addition I'd like to know if there is any "lore" that extends beyond FF1's simplistic plot.
Well the Dissidia games added quite a bit to FF1’s lore if you take them as canon.
 

Minato

Gentleman Adventurer
AKA
Roger
#43
^I am most curious about how much is actually covered concerning FF1, particularly in relationship with other FFs that reference it like Dissidia and FF Dimensions.

In addition I'd like to know if there is any "lore" that extends beyond FF1's simplistic plot.
Not in Ultimania Archive, it covers the game as it was, though it does make reference to how the unused Warrior of Light art became it's Dissidis rep. lots of big art pieces for the FFI section though.
 
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