If you are worried about someone who you think might be playing Final Fantasy, look out for these tell-tale signs:
1) Boys in their teenage years are most at risk, it is uncommon for the addiction to develop in girls. Some may even continue playing into their twenties.
2) They will have a small, untidy room with access to a personal computer and the internet, in order to download cheats, FAQ's and porn.
3) They may suffer from sleep withdrawal due to excessive playing, leading to disturbed sleeping patterns and unhealthy complexions, making them look all the more geeky. The subject will not think of themselves as a geek, and may not look like a typical geek. They may also pretend to be normal, and laugh at other people they think are geeks, who are suffering from the same disease.
4) Final Fantasy players may still have close friend groups, who will also be into the game to an unhealthy extent. They will talk about things such as the release of the next game, level difficulty, merchandise, the fittest character, and the film. They will go out on rare occasions, so as to create the illusion that they are highly social people.
5) They will become overly excited at the release of any 'RPG', especially that of Japanese origin. If caught in the early stages, this can be treated and can prevent the subject from buying the degenerative Final Fantasy.
6) The lack of social activity and/or girl/boyfriends may lead to depression and lack of self esteem. This can be treated with a good wash, new clothes and a night out with some good friends.
7) In extreme cases, the subject may attend conventions and join forums, even dressing up as characters and pretending to be part of the video game. This must be treated at once with either an extremely social activity, such as a party with lots of attractive people (these should distract the teenager from the game). If this doesn't work, this untreatable strain of Final Fantasy must be cured with a shotgun to the Playstation.
Final Fantasy can affect anyone. Although they may not look like a nerd, they are, and if untreated, may lead to the more serious condition of becoming 'Wapanese'.
"Erm, no, I have to complete Final Fantasy, sorry."
"I'm so excited about FF MXXIII!"
"Yeah! Its just the best game ever! Much better than having a life!"
Guy #2: I still haven't finished Final Fantasy 29.
"Final Fantasy" + "#" = SUCCESS
Some evil force is out to either take over the world, or end all existence as we know it. So it's up to you to gather a group of people in order to combat this great evil. But there's one problem: you're not strong enough. So how do you get strong enough? You gain experience. How do you gain experience? You run around the world dozens of times engaging in "random battles" and kill the monsters in order to collect enough experience points to "level up". And if your ever short on money and you don't have enough to buy the equipment you need, the answer is simple: run around the world dozens of times engaging in "random battles" and kill the monsters in order to loot their corpses of any gil or items they may possess. Do this for about fifteen hours and you should be all set.
What a bunch of bullshit!
Guy 2: Nah. I'd rather do something more productive, like masturbate to cartoon porn.
Some of the cutscenes fomr the 6th+ installments felt like they belonged in movies. Literally.
Now, this is how Final Fantasy goes..
INTRO -- > WALK AROUND FOR 2 SECONDS ---> CUTSCENE --> BOSS BATTLE --> WALK AROUND FOR 50 SECONDS --> CUTSCENE ---> +Rince and Repeat.+
It has breath taking graphics and beautiful character designs, but can lack a good storyline.(I think they're relying to much on eye candy lately...)
There are also two movies and two series of Final Fantasy.
The movies are FF: The Spirits Within and FF7: Advent Children.
The series are Final Fantasy Unlmited and Final Fantasy Crystal Legend.(Or so I believe that's it. Sorry, I'm not quite sure. ^^;;)