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Apr 20, 2023

I don’t really have much of a connection to the Final Fantasy series. Sure, I played the NES and SNES classics, most of them years after they actually came out, and I enjoyed them well enough. I was pretty much out on the series in the 3D era of games, however, gravitating to D&D adventures in Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights and the like. I say all of this to preface my thoughts in a way that will hopefully let you know that I’m not the type of person who will particularly relish in the fan service that occurs throughout Stranger of Paradise. I’m glad it’s there and my guess is the die hard fans have already made the decision as to whether or not they want to play this game, which has been out on Epic Game Store and consoles for a year. With the release of the game on Steam this month, I booted it up to see whether or not Stranger of Paradise holds up as just a good 3D character action game for those who still may be on the fence.