Final Fantasy and Philosophy: The Ultimate Walkthrough
Jason P. Blahuta, Michel S. Beaulieu
Wiley, Sep 18, 2009 - Philosophy - 240 pages
An unauthorized look behind one of the greatest video game franchises of all time, Final Fantasy
The Final Fantasy universe is packed with compelling characters and incredible storylines. In this book, you'll take a fascinating look at the deeper issues that Final Fantasy forces players to think about while trying to battle their way to the next level, such as: Does Cloud really exist (or should we really care)? Is Kefka really insane? Are Moogles part of a socialist conspiracy? Does the end of the game justify the means?
As Mages, Moogles, fiends, and Kefka are mashed together with the likes of Machiavelli, Marx, Foucault, and Kafka, you'll delve into crucial topics such as madness, nihilism, environmental ethics, Shintoism, the purpose of life, and much more.
Guaranteed to add a new dimension to your understanding of the Final Fantasy universe, this book is the ultimate companion to the ultimate video-game series.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kassilem - LibraryThing
I’ve been meaning to read this book for years. Don’t know why I didn’t, other than there were always other books I was reading. But I went south for spring break and decided I was going to read it ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Starsister12 - LibraryThing
Overall, I enjoyed this book's discussion of philosophy in the "Final Fantasy" universe. I have only played Final Fantasy VII, Dirge of Cerberus, and watched Advent Children and Spirits Within, so I ... Read full review