Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is all about chaos. In fact, Team Ninja’s debut trailer for its upcoming action RPG focuses so heavily on chaos, that it’s hard to imagine what normal things would be like in this world if chaos were everywhere.
The opening soundtrack — “I’m here to kill Chaos” — sets the tone for a trailer so tense it makes Shadow the Hedgehog pause. We’ve run through the numbers and it turns out that it’s not just the characters saying chaos, as the use of the word actually takes up most of the sound line.
Final Fantasy chaos becomes a meme
The word “chaos” is used in the Final Fantasy Origin trailer eight times across a total of 17 sound channels. That’s 47% of all voice channels devoted to chaos. Final Fantasy Origin characters don’t refer to chaos in the abstract sense, but rather Chaos, the game’s villain. They referenced Chaos so much that it became a Final Fantasy version of an episode of The Simpson’s Poochie; whenever Chaos isn’t on the screen, all the other characters have to ask, “where’s Chaos?”
The overwhelming chaos doesn’t go unnoticed by viewers. One viewer decided to speed up the trailer by 50% each time a character used the word, which ultimately caused it to go crazy high-pitched. Or high-pitched chaos, as Team Ninja would likely prefer to call it:
Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin trailer, but every time they say “Chaos”, the speed is increased by 50% pic.twitter.com/Va1owLOOaS
— Myo (myohel0) (@myohel0) June 13, 2021
The first trailer for Final Fantasy Origin provoked a lot of head-scratching after it was revealed. Seemingly a spin-off of FF Soulslike, which is already an odd direction for the franchise to go in, the script and awkward voiceovers weren’t particularly well liked by viewers. The problem with the demo didn’t help, as players struggled to download it due to repeated errors.