Even the most epic stories must eventually come to an end. Even The Neverending Story had a final page, and I suspect even the freemium Brave Exvius will eventually come to a halt. Stories rely on their endings for resonance. You can’t truly talk about them until you know where they end up and how all of those threads draw together. So with that in mind…
What is your favorite Final Fantasy ending?
A story doesn’t have to have a happy ending in order to be satisfactory. In fact sometimes a happy ending is woefully misplaced. The ending should fit the narrative.
In light of that, this is a really .hard question for me to answer lol. FFVI was the first Final Fantasy ending I ever saw, and I absolutely loved it. It was so joyful, so full of hope, and I remembered being inspired by it for days afterwards. It perfectly exemplified and framed the theme of hope in the game and could very well be the reason my favorite stories are the kinds that are dark and sorrowful with a joyous conclusion. This bleeds into writing, as well. Oh, I’ll make my characters (often literally) crawl through hell before they can bask in the light. They have to earn their happy ending.