Stuffed teddy bears are a staple of children's playthings, whilst in reality bears can be feroucious beasts, easily capable of killing a human with a simple swipe.

And those pandas - don't even get me started on those.

Simply put, appearances can often be misleading.

None more so than in World of Final Fantasy, where the colourful, cutesy aesthetics are enough to make a gamer vomit, whilst the complexity of the combat system could keep the most hardcore of role-players happily entertained for dozens of hours.

Lann and Reynn are oblivious to the fact they're both suffering from amnesia, living their lives completely unaware of their notoriously heroic past. After learning of their condition, and the prophecy, they embark upon an adventure to learn what they once forgot.

Every step of the way is a re-discovery of characters, locales and mirages (beasts) for not just Lann and Reynn, but for the audience as well.

Essentially World of Final Fantasy does for the multiverse of Final Fantasy what Kingdom Hearts did for Disney. It creates a nostalgic journey of exploration in a much loved and highly revered world.

Players will meet characters and be thrust in to situations they've probably forgotten about, like seeing Yuna from Final Fantasy X dancing on the lake or Rikku desperate to find treasure.

The storyline is not as in-depth as some Final Fantasy games, it's simply about the two re-discovering the past, which is then reflected in the gamer doing the same.

As with every Final Fantasy, the combat works in a new way, this time with heavy emphasis placed on capturing mirages in battle and then using them in a stack with Lann and Reynn to battle further enemies.

The elemental properties of each mirage in a stack will have a bearing on the others, so careful planning can provide the squad with stronger and more varied attacks.

Skill trees are in place for captured mirages adding a great sense of progression along with a good amount of customisation.

Even the speed of play has a great deal of options, essentially creating a difficulty level as well as affecting the speed.

World of Final Fantasy is a must have for fans of the series, and although it retracts from the realism created in latter games of the series, it feels more like a Final Fantasy from the golden age (VII, VIII, IX and X).

SCORE: 9/10