Episode 55

Published on:

14th Jan 2022

FFIV and More

This week we review the classic that is Final Fantasy IV, examining its legacy to the franchise and our feelings on the experience as a whole. To the moon!

Trivia question of the day: Which character was the first to die in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within? (Answer at the bottom of the episode summary).

Episode Summary

  • 0:30 - Introduction / Trivia
  • 2:16 - Our week in Final Fantasy
  • 7:51 - FFII Pixel Remaster Discussion
  • 12:15 - FFII = FFIV Nostalgia
  • 14:26 - FFIV Review Introduction
  • 15:26 - Characters
  • 23:29 - FFIV is Foundational
  • 27:24 - Their Deaths Were Greatly Exaggerated
  • 35:31 - Is the story generic?
  • 41:26 - The Endwalker Connection
  • 42:40 - Ranking FFIV
  • 43:50 - FFIV vs FFV
  • 50:07 - Versions and Cutscenes
  • 54:07 - Final Thoughts
  • FF A-Z: Zell
  • Trivia answer: Neil

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About the Podcast

Highwind Herald
A Final Fantasy Podcast
Welcome to Highwind Herald, a Final Fantasy podcast where we (two Final Fantasy obsessed brothers) discuss everything from Asura to Zell, and all things in between. We are your hosts, Wolfkinz and Solois, Brothers of Light.

This show focuses on Final Fantasy in its entirety, from their humble beginnings to the ambitious future.

About your host

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Eric Westfall

Podcaster Name: Wolfkinz

Favorite Final Fantasy: FFVIII
Favorite Character: Squall
Favorite Job: Red Mage
Favorite Airship: Ragnarok

I have been a fan of the series since FFVII in 1997. I have completed most of the numbered titles including both MMOs. I do not fancy myself a content creator as this is my first attempt at podcasting, but I am a huge fan and hopefully can provide you with a little entertainment. I am currently playing FFXIV as a Red Mage on Leviathan.