By Jason P. Blahuta, Michel S. Beaulieu
An unauthorized glance in the back of one of many maximum online game franchises of all time, Final Fantasy
The Final Fantasy universe is choked with compelling characters and terrific storylines. during this e-book, you'll take a desirable examine the deeper matters that Final Fantasy forces avid gamers to contemplate whereas attempting to conflict their strategy to the following point, akin to: Does Cloud quite exist (or may still we actually care)? Is Kefka rather insane? Are Moogles a part of a socialist conspiracy? Does the tip of the sport justify the means?
As Mages, Moogles, fiends, and Kefka are mashed including the likes of Machiavelli, Marx, Foucault, and Kafka, you'll delve into an important themes resembling insanity, nihilism, environmental ethics, Shintoism, the aim of existence, and masses more.
* Examines the philosophical matters at the back of one of many world's oldest and preferred video-game sequence* deals new views on Final Fantasy characters and issues* supplies a mental advantage--or at the very least a philosophical one--against your Final Fantasy enemies* permits you to observe the knowledge of centuries of philosophy to any online game within the sequence, together with Final myth XIII
Guaranteed so as to add a brand new measurement for your knowing of the Final Fantasy universe, this publication is the final word better half to the final word video-game sequence.
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