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For all the many, many problems fighting games have had with women over the years, Fighting games are still one of the only genres where you can almost always expect to have playable female characters.
I recently bought Final Fantasy Explorers for the 3DS, and noticed a recurring phrase in user reviews of this game:
“This isn’t a true Final Fantasy.”
There is a nugget of truth to this statement, as Final Fantasy Explorers is not your typical Final Fantasy. Indeed, it is more akin to games like Monster Hunter than to the story-heavy RPGs known and loved the world over. But these statements aren’t arguing that it’s unlike most Final Fantasy games, but that it’s not a “true” Final Fantasy, which holds some different implications.