From obscure 8-bit trailblazer to larger-than-life role-playing juggernaut, the Final Fantasy franchise is celebrating a most-impressive 25 years of airships, summons and chocobos this year.
Turning out to be anything but final, the game has endured and evolved over the years by setting trends and staying ahead of the times. But just what is its secret ingredient for long lasting success? Magic? XP? Or just a knack for great stories.