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Final Fantasy V (Boss Fight Books) – Chris Kohler

I consider myself an avid Final Fantasy fan: any mention of the series in the news or in everyday conversation engages my monkey brain and I’m overwhelmed with a sensation that is somewhere between hunger and sexual desire. When talking about the games, my speech degrades into animalistic grunts and screeches. It’s awkward for everyone involved.

Chris Kohler’s Final Fantasy V (Boss Fight Books) made me realize I’m not that big of a fan.

While the book includes excerpts from an interview with Hironobu Sakaguchi and behind the scenes stories from the game’s development, the best part is Kohler’s passionate tale of importing Final Fantasy V and working with fellow fans to overcome the obstacle of navigating a text heavy game that hadn’t been translated to their native tongue. That’s true dedication and it’s fucking metal. I’ve got a long way to go before I can call myself that big of a fan.

It’s pretty fucking good.

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