For those who don’t play the game, the typical FF summons (primals) are instead summoned by your enemies here, so they end up being boss fights.
As exceptions I added Fenrir, Diabolos and Siren (they are not considered primals but they appeared in old games) and I skipped the warring triad (missing the last one). Ark is a bonus since it’s more like a reference, the name in the game is Cruise Chaser (which is another reference to a very old Square game, Cruise Chaser Blassty – 1986, from which Ark was based on).
Yes, they do require faith in order to originally manifest. However, from what I gathered in the story, those that are considered Eikons don’t actually need a consistent stream of it to maintain their existence. They still need to consume Aether of course, but apart from that, they’re capable of sustaining their own existences. It’s just that the more faith they get, the more powerful they are. And like you said, Odin’s capable of keeping himself alive with one host body simply because Zantetsuken is the true form.
The author lists “exceptions” in the description, which are the ones that aren’t primals but are still based on summons from previous games, such as Fenrir and Siren. A11 is not among those listed, despite it not being a Primal. Thus, it should be added to the exception list.
Would only use Ascalon for Thordan as Thordan and his knights represent only 1 summon known as Knights of the Round Also signature move of Cruise Chaser would mre be the QTE than the Eternal Darkness.
hardly a fair comparison to make. Gilgamesh and Enkidu technically came first, in Final Fantasy 5. And his speech about “fighting like men. And ladies. And ladies who dress like men!” is a direct reference to Bartz and the others who served as the heroes, the last part being a reference to Faris, who originally appeared to be a male pirate captain.
that was the job I was looking forward to most but with the summons looking like just a small ball of light and being to easy to obtain its just so uninteresting compared to summoner from final fantasy 11. If only they at least didn’t also butcher dark knight by making him a tank instead of dps/sigh.