6 Years of Square Portal | Thank you!


Dear Reader,

Today marks the 6th anniversary of Square Portal and I’d like to thank you for your support and love! It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for over half a decade already and still have a drive to push things forward – very passionately! Well, with impressive and exciting games, side projects, events, amazing community, new friends – even personal growth –  it’s hardly surprising, as they all have made the journey extremely memorable and highlighting my life as an individual. So, Thank You!

As Square Portal and I are one and the same thing, it has become a very personal, ambitious project over the years. Especially with the new changes coming in 2017. I’d say sometimes it is too much for one person to handle everything, but that way, it’s also more rewarding. These past months outside of Final Fantasy XV content has been a bit dry, but with NieR: Automata, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, Kingdom Hearts III, le Remake and other titles coming, 2017 seems like an exciting year for us hardcore fans. Not to forget it’s 30th anniversary of Final Fantasy series. Hard to believe this series is almost a decade older than me!

The word of the year to me is “impact”. It comes from a need to experiment with new things and push the concept of being myself, Square Portal and community altogether. What does it mean in the modern age where all information is getting more saturated and everything has to be instant?  Who truly leaves an everlasting impact on the people and the community? What can I do to change your life? That will be the new concept of Square Portal – making our news site a more personal experience and connecting me with you on a more intimate level. Don’t you think it’s about time to get a proper new look and a face for the site, do you?

My journey started with the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy and that’s where my roots are. Due to its controversy, the community became a tightly knitted family of its own – my family. Nowadays when I meet other hardcore fans all around the globe and share my passion about the games, they recognize me and Square Portal. I will never get used to it, and seeing their love and appreciation for my work is what motivates me to go even further. Now it’s happening again with all new games and a new generation of the fans as well. I can’t wait to hear what you have to say next time we meet!

The artwork above is by Final Fantasy XIII art director Isamu Kamikokuryo who recreated and drew Lightning doing karaoke from one of our Vines which we released in New Year 2015. Best Birthday EVER! Here is the video: https://vine.co/v/OwjBYwKaeY0

One more thing… You have left an impact on me! Thank you again for everything. I’m looking forward to share the reawakening later this year! And hopefully slay your souls with the epicness – just maybe! Please be excited!

Best Wishes,

Jean Eclair
Editor-in-Chief of Square Portal… 
Or is it? We shall see. ;)

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