The most underrated Final Fantasy game is coming to PS Plus this month

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Sony unveiled December 2023’s caller titles for PlayStation Plus Premium and nan Extra Game Catalog, and it contains immoderate dense hitters. While nan summation of nan PlayStation 4 and PS5 versions of Grand Theft Auto V will astir apt beryllium nan biggest tie for astir players, I want to outcry retired nan summation of what mightiness beryllium nan astir underrated modern Final Fantasy game: Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin.

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Released successful March 2022, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is technically a prequel to nan original Final Fantasy that reveals nan root communicative of that game’s villain, Garland. In reality, Stranger of Paradise becomes a metacontextual study of nan cyclical quality of nan Final Fantasy series, serving arsenic some a ceremony and a biting critique of 1 of gaming’s oldest RPG franchises. It besides features 1 of nan astir bonkers video crippled endings I’ve ever experienced, truthful going done nan escapade is worthy it for that alone. Thankfully, it’s enjoyable to play on nan measurement arsenic a much approachable class-based Soulslike from Team Ninja, nan developer down NioH and adjacent year’s Rise of nan Ronin.

Definitely cheque retired Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin erstwhile it becomes playable via nan PS Plus Game Catalog connected December 19. Here’s nan afloat database of games that will deed nan work connected that day:

  • Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Gigabash
  • Grime
  • Metal Hellsinger
  • MotoGP 23
  • Moonscars
  • Prodeus
  • Salt and Sacrifice
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong – Extended Edition
  • Tinykin
  • Mega Man 11
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 2
  • Thrillville
  • Thrillville: Off nan Rails
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

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As usual, immoderate games will besides time off nan work erstwhile these caller titles arrive. This month, nan astir notable exits are Monolith Productions and WB Games’ Middle-Earth duology and 2 of Sega’s Yakuza games. These are nan titles leaving PS Plus Game Catalog connected December 19:

  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of War
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  • The Escapists 2
  • Friday nan 13th: The Game
  • El Hijo – A Wild West Tale
  • Foreclosed
  • Caladrius Blaze
  • Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD Edition
  • Legends of Ethernal

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