com·pen·di·um / n. Summary or abridgment. [L]
Welcome to the FF Compendium! This site, a proud member of RPGClassics, contains detailed information on the entire Final Fantasy series, that is: FF1 to FF12 (and related games), Mystic Quest, Crystal Chronicles, Tactics, and Tactics Advance, as well as info on the anime and movies. (The Game Boy FFs are not part of the series at all; see Release Info for a clearer explanation.) No info on any game or other product will be added until it's released in North America and we've played it through.
End of an Era - June 4th, 2009 - Update by Cidolfas
Last month, the FF Compendium quietly celebrated its tenth anniversary. Ten years is a long, long time for a website. I am proud of what I and my rotating staff have accomplished, but all good things come to an end. This is my official announcement that the FF Compendium will no longer be updated.
When the site first started, FF8 had just come out, and the FF series was a large but quite manageable world to explore. Ten years down the road, there are twelve canonical entries and a whole host of spinoffs, remakes, cameos, and side stories that have been told. As the series spreads its wings, it gets more and more difficult to pin down. This is certainly one of the reasons for my decision, but the main one is simply that I no longer look forward to working on it. I'm older and have less free time, and I'd like to spend the time actually playing the games rather than writing encyclopedias on them.
The site isn't going anywhere, worry not. It'll stay where it is, pristine and unadulterated, forever as far as I'm concerned. It's still pretty damn huge if I do say so myself, and it's a lot of fun to look through regardless of how much isn't covered.
I couldn't have got here by myself. Joe Fielder from ZDNet was the first person to give me a link and start me off. It was thanks to the great people at RPGClassics - Jim Shaheen, Sinistral, Merlin et al - who offered me a place to hang my hat and grow the site. A huge thanks to the server admins, Nulani and Black_Ninja before her, for all their hard work in keeping it alive.
Thanks to everyone who worked on the site content with me, for however brief a time: Weiila, Walhalla, NikkiNeko, Faetan, Wilfredo Martinez, RoguePaladinTrian, Paramekia, Sabbathiel, ShingoBunny, [Ice][Angel], Ichimonji, Ianas, and reckless ronin. A special thank you to PanamaJack for his excellent work on the various layouts throughout the years, and my long-term maintainers theWallflower, Rainent and Loire. Also a shout-out to Richard Mark Honeywood, who was an invaluable contact for many years.
Finally, thank you to all those who read the site and incessantly pointed out corrections and improvements. You made it all worth it.
It's been a great ten years. So long, and thanks for all the fish!
----Cidolfas, June 4, 2009