It looks like Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origins might be getting a sequel, should producer Tetsuya Nomura get his way. While the game has some cringe dialogue and dated graphics, a number of Square Enix fans gravitated toward the title.
During a broadcast showing the game’s final DLC, Nomura mentioned how people who were bashing Stranger of Paradise are now praising it. The Kingdom Hearts creator claims that there are fans attached to Jack Garland and his crew. Nomura then urged fans of the game to buy the game’s DLC and beg Square Enix for a sequel.
“When Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin first came out, there was a lot of negative bashing, especially online,” said Nomura (via NoisyPixel). “However, I’m pleased to say that everyone watching this livestream has grown very fond of Jack and his friends. So much so that some would love to see a sequel of [the title].”
Admittedly, there’s no official news on this odd Final Fantasy game getting a sequel, so this is just wishful thinking from Nomura, at least for now. However, we’ve seen weirder games get sequels, and we’re sure fans wouldn’t mind a better-looking game that keeps some of the combat mechanics.
Final Fantasy games are no stranger to direct sequels, which are different from each numbered entry. Many fans will remember how odd it was to see Final Fantasy X-2 on the PlayStation 2. It was even weirder to see Final Fantasy 13 get two sequels on the PS3 and Xbox 360, given how polarizing the original title was.
Despite getting bashed by fans early on, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin was able to interest some fans and even win them over. Overly edgy dialogue aside, fans did enjoy the combat and character classes, which allowed for plenty of experimentation.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.