Jason Schreier writes: "Maybe you’ve heard of Final Fantasy. Maybe you’re familiar with some of the basics: shiny crystals, giant swords, dead Aerises. Angry teens.
But you might not know much more about Square Enix’s massive set of role-playing games. They can be intimidating to newcomers, chock full of strange gameplay systems and confusing nomenclature. How can you tell them apart? Where do you even begin?
Don’t worry. That’s what we’re here for. Here’s your beginner’s guide to all things Final Fantasy."