The Princess of Pop shocked the Gaming Community by Announcing her feature in ‘Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius.’
pretty lil thing holds her own in a room of men in suits ♡ 👋🏼 I’m SO so excited to finally share that I’ll be featured in FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS *crying* 🌌♡ check out my character in the game, it’s the cutest thing i’ve ever seen in my entire life and i’m so excited and in love with it i cannot contain myself. #FFBEWW 🌌🌌🌌🌌🌌🌌🌌🌌🌌🌌
Based on her Instagram, Grande’s look includes a black dress, mask and bunny ears, which is from the cover of her album, ‘Dangerous Woman’.
A sneak peak of her in-game sprites:
Members of the ‘Final Fantasy Community’ were not impressed…
@VGFGamers *removes the game off the wishlist*
— KiWY (@iKiWYs) January 3, 2017
— Adam (@AllIdoiswatchtv) January 2, 2017
@gamespot she doesn’t even know how to play along this bullshit
— El Diablo (@TrappyyTweets) January 3, 2017
For most, it’s about authenticity:
— Integra (@IntegraZTD) January 1, 2017
@Kotaku hmmm. I would just hope she is a actual FF fan and it’s not just a stunt for a cash grab.
— Jamie (@Thecountrynerd) January 1, 2017
@Nova_Crystallis ew that’s fucking gross at least use a good celebrity. .I don’t think she even knows what final fantasy is
— Pokemon-Master Aly (@alxxana) January 2, 2017
For others, it’s about economics:
— Wario64 (@Wario64) January 1, 2017
@Kotaku if I ever needed a reason to never give the Final Fantasy people my money, this is it.
— Steven (@The_Ludonarrian) January 2, 2017
@Nova_Crystallis how much money does square like to waste?
— FFXV REMAKE (@Ivewaited8years) January 2, 2017
There’s even a petition on Change.org
a user on GameFAQs writes:
“My main concern is the fact they picked anyone at all to be a guest character in the game. FF series was built on a foundation of exceptional story telling … Adding cameos from trending celebrities is a great way to break the fantasy and convolute the story with people who don’t fit the narrative.”
“It also condemns the game to be trendy and dated once the novelty wears off. Imagine if the ‘Lord of the Rings’ series included a crappy character based on Elvis Presley to reach a broader audience of readers … I’m sure people who enjoyed Elvis’ music would have gotten a kick out of it, but it would have hurt the franchise long term. It’s a stupid marketing plot to add additional players.” – thedude541
Who knows, maybe the gaming community will warm up to the idea?
What do you think? Was it a good move to include Ariana Grande in a Final Fantasy? Let us know in the comments below!
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