Baron Castle

Game: Final Fantasy IV

Real-Life Castle: Bodiam Castle

By the time of the Red Wings, moats were out and air travel was in, which occurs sometime after the fourteenth century when Bodiam Castle was built to keep the surface-bound French out of England.

Both follow traditional keep design, using an exterior wall with turreted towers to protect inner structures, keeping the most valuable individuals at the center of the structure. Similarly, Final Fantasy IV has received critical acclaim for its delicate handling of the main element, Cecil and Rosa’s relationship. A stretch? Definitely.