Advertisement

As a wiki, the Final Fantasy Wiki has an inherently open nature. Though it aims to be a comprehensive research database for Final Fantasy fans, it cannot devote coverage to everything conceivably related to the Final Fantasy series. Due to this, a level of coverage is defined for that which fits within its scope.

The Final Fantasy Wiki primarily devotes first-tier coverage to officially developed releases in the Final Fantasy series. Below first-tier, second-tier coverage is devoted to adjacent officially-licensed releases with heavy inclusion of Final Fantasy icons or characters, and warrants a single article to describe its connection to Final Fantasy, as well as mentions within existing articles. A third-tier of coverage refers to notable non-canon Final Fantasy related work, which receives minimal coverage in the form of mentions within articles. Adjacent to this, the Final Fantasy wiki covers real-world topics that are sufficiently notable, including developers who worked on the series, or notable fan content recognized by Square Enix or official publications.

The order of releases in our scope as outlined on the page is how releases will be ordered in articles and disambiguation pages.

First-tier coverage

First-tier releases are defined as official releases by Square Co., Ltd. or Square Enix with "Final Fantasy" in its title, or taking place within a Final Fantasy universe. This warrants full coverage, with articles created on notable topics within these releases.

The first-tier of releases within our scope get full coverage, and every aspect of the game is aimed to be covered on the wiki as determined by the notability policy. This includes:

  • A release article. This article will focus on giving a brief overview on every part of the game.
  • Articles on notable topics, including characters, locations, abilities, summons, enemies, events, and key terms.
  • A series of list pages covering aspects such as items, equipment, locations, abilities, enemies, and any other series of content found within the game.
  • Entries on articles covering recurring features throughout the series.
A list of first-tier releases is as follows:

As a separate guideline, fan translations of video games and other media will not be considered for coverage if there is an official translation of the product provided by Square Enix in the same medium. However, for products which have not been officially translated, a prominent and notable fan translation may be used to base coverage around. Under this guideline, the following productions are covered on the Wiki by means of translations provided by fans:

Second-tier coverage

Second-tier releases are defined as those adjacent to the Final Fantasy universes, through the heavy inclusion of Final Fantasy icons or characters. This warrants limited coverage, in the form of an article for the adjacent series and mentions within existing articles "Other appearances" sections.

Second-tier releases receive limited coverage. These releases are not covered fully, and are covered to describe how they relate to the Final Fantasy series, along with limited background information for context, and links back to related sites that may cover them in full. Content that may be found on the wiki for second-tier releases includes:

  • A release article. This article will focus on providing context (such as describing the gameplay or setting), and primarily concentrate on emphasizing the links with the Final Fantasy series.
  • Entries on articles covering a single topic under their "Other appearances" sections.
  • Entries on articles covering recurring features throughout the series.
  • Entries in the "Other versions" section for music items.

Certain titles in the second-tier that have sites we affiliate with are considered to be "second-tier-plus". For these titles, templates are provided for easy interwiki linking that should be included at the start of a relevant section.

Second-tier releases include:

Third-tier coverage

Third-tier releases are notable, non-canon Final Fantasy-related work, which receives minimal coverage: though no articles are created, mentions may be included within articles in "Other appearances" for guest appearances, and "Behind the scenes" otherwise.

Third-tier is similar to the second-tier, though its coverage is based on notability rather than similarity to the Final Fantasy series. The coverage may include:

  • Entries in "Behind the scenes" sections on articles to describe a notable allusion to or significant guest presence of the topic.
  • Entries in the "Other versions" section for music items.

No definitive list is provided for third-tier coverage. Instead, it is handled on a case-by-case basis.

Real-world topics

Real-world topics are defined by their notability with regards to the series. Developers, such as directors, writers, artists, composers, and voice actors receive dedicated articles, along with companies. These articles exist to focus on their works within the Final Fantasy series, with some background information for context.

In addition, fan products which have been recognized by Square Enix or an official third-party publication may receive dedicated articles. Discussion may be raised on a case-by-case basis to determine that which is notable or not.