A group of fans has banded together to create Final Fantasy 6: Terra, a film based on the popular Super Nintendo RPG. Forgive me for not completely losing my shit.

I've seen enough fan film trailers at this point to know what the future holds. Here's a brief summary of what's coming up next:

1. The video makes its rounds on social media, with "shut up and take my money" comments getting the most upvotes.

3. Gaming sites take note of the trailer. They comment that the CGI effects are raw and the acting is poor but nonetheless praise the fans who made the trailer for their devotion to the game. The writers then state their undying love for FF6, a fact we're well aware of because they've been talking about it for two decades straight. In an effort to seem like seasoned gaming vets, they sagely remind everyone that the game was originally released as Final Fantasy III in North America.

4. The creators of the film approach Square Enix for permission to create a full-fledged FF6 film. They point to the positive, widespread press coverage as evidence that there's a great demand for such a movie.

5. Square Enix refuses to give permission for the film because this is a company that still thinks YouTube is scary. Furthermore, they're protective of their exclusive rights to make terrible Final Fantasy films.

6. Member of the original FF6 development team praises the film on Twitter.

7. Gaming sites write follow-up articles decrying Square Enix's decision. The writers then recap the "Square Enix sure sucks now, doesn't it?" argument they've been making for the past decade. The writers then state their undying love for FF6, a fact we're well aware of because they've been talking about it for two decades straight. In an effort to seem like seasoned gaming vets, they sagely remind everyone that the game was originally released as Final Fantasy III in North America.

8. Battered by Square Enix's lawyers, the creators of the film decide to change the project. They're still going to make it but now it's inspired by FF6 instead of being directly based on it. The name of the film and its characters are changed enough to pass legal muster. The creators then head to Kickstarter hoping that there are enough people willing to fund an unofficial film.

In case you're wondering, here's the missing step from that list:

2. Cranky Gaming Blend writer in need of dinner predicts a grim future for fan film. He comments that the trailer's CGI effects are raw and the acting is poor but nonetheless praise the fans who made the trailer for their devotion to the game. He then restates 10-year-old criticisms of Square Enix and 20-year-old praise of FF6. In an effort to seem like a seasoned gaming vet, he sagely reminds everyone that the game was originally released as Final Fantasy III in North America.

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