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[[Image:Square - Logo.png|thumb|256x256px|Square's logo.]]
 
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'''Square Co., Ltd.''' (株式会社スクウェア Kabushiki-gaisha Sukuwea [Square Corporation]) was a Japanese video game developer and publisher. The company began in 1983 as a division of an electrical company, but became independent in September 1986. The company often branded itself as '''Squaresoft''' on its games. Despite a very rocky start, the company developed several hugely popular franchises including [[Final Fantasy (universe)|Final Fantasy]], [[Seiken Densetsu (universe)|Seiken Densetsu]], [[Chrono (universe)|Chrono]], and [[SaGa (universe)|SaGa]]. Square merged with [[Enix]] in 2003 to for [[Square Enix]].
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'''Square Co., Ltd.''' (株式会社スクウェア Kabushiki-gaisha Sukuwea [Square Corporation]) was a Japanese video game developer and publisher. The company began in 1983 as a division of an electrical company, but became independent in September 1986. The company often branded itself as '''Squaresoft''' on its games. Despite a very rocky start, the company developed several hugely popular franchises including the [[Final Fantasy (universe)|Final Fantasy series]], [[Mana (universe)|Mana series]], [[Chrono (universe)|Chrono series]], and [[SaGa (universe)|SaGa series]]. Square merged with [[Enix]] in 2003 to form [[Square Enix]].
  
I'm not sure which Square game I played first, but I think it was the original ''[[Final Fantasy]]'' which I borrowed from a friend at school after lending him my copy of ''[[Ultima: Exodus]]''. I know I also played ''[[Rad Racer]]'' around this time, but I paid no attention to the creators and was shocked later to discover it was Square. During the 16-bit era, I started paying more attention to who created the games I loved, and that was when I learned that Square made my three favorite SNES RPGs: ''[[Secret of Mana]]'', ''[[Final Fantasy VI|Final Fantasy III]]'', and ''[[Chrono Trigger]]''. I stopped caring about Square after being disappointed with the look of ''[[Final Fantasy VII]]'' and, although I've tried playing a couple of Square games in the 32-bit era, I haven't had much interest in the company since. The shift from high fantasy to science fiction in the Final Fantasy series has really turned me off.
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I'm not positive which Square game I played first, but I think it was the original ''[[Final Fantasy]]'' which I borrowed from a friend at school in 6th or 7th grade, lending him my copy of ''[[Ultima: Exodus]]''. I know I also played ''[[Rad Racer]]'' around this time, but I paid no attention to the creators and was later shocked to discover it was Square. In fact, looking back at Square's earliest games, I was surprised at how different they were from the epic RPGs I had come to associate with them.
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During the 16-bit era, I started paying more attention to who created the games I loved, and that was when I learned that Square made my three favorite SNES RPGs: ''[[Secret of Mana]]'', ''[[Final Fantasy VI|Final Fantasy III]]'', and ''[[Chrono Trigger]]''. However, after being disappointed with the look of ''[[Final Fantasy VII]]'' and 32-bit era consoles in general, I stopped paying much attention to Square's games. I have since tried to play some of the 32-bit era Square games, and have found them to be lacking, not just because of ugly 3D graphics, but also the shift from high fantasy to science fiction.
  
 
==Games==
 
==Games==
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Secret of Mana - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Secret of Mana]]''
 
Secret of Mana - SNES - USA.jpg|''[[Secret of Mana]]''
 
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==Movies==
 
* ''[[Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within]]''
 
 
  
 
==Staff==
 
==Staff==

Revision as of 12:48, 22 February 2019

File:Square - Logo.png
Square's logo.

Square Co., Ltd. (株式会社スクウェア Kabushiki-gaisha Sukuwea [Square Corporation]) was a Japanese video game developer and publisher. The company began in 1983 as a division of an electrical company, but became independent in September 1986. The company often branded itself as Squaresoft on its games. Despite a very rocky start, the company developed several hugely popular franchises including the Final Fantasy series, Mana series, Chrono series, and SaGa series. Square merged with Enix in 2003 to form Square Enix.

I'm not positive which Square game I played first, but I think it was the original Final Fantasy which I borrowed from a friend at school in 6th or 7th grade, lending him my copy of Ultima: Exodus. I know I also played Rad Racer around this time, but I paid no attention to the creators and was later shocked to discover it was Square. In fact, looking back at Square's earliest games, I was surprised at how different they were from the epic RPGs I had come to associate with them.

During the 16-bit era, I started paying more attention to who created the games I loved, and that was when I learned that Square made my three favorite SNES RPGs: Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy III, and Chrono Trigger. However, after being disappointed with the look of Final Fantasy VII and 32-bit era consoles in general, I stopped paying much attention to Square's games. I have since tried to play some of the 32-bit era Square games, and have found them to be lacking, not just because of ugly 3D graphics, but also the shift from high fantasy to science fiction.

Games

Here are some of the games Square created that are important to me.

Game Boy

NES

SNES

Staff

These are people who worked at Square whose work I appreciate.

Links

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