Final Fantasy IV is easily one of my favourite entries in Square Enix’s long running franchise. It originally released way back in 1991, but has since seen multiple re-releases and even a 3D remake. It spawned a sequel many, many years later (in 2008), called The After Years, which went on to be ported to multiple platforms and received the 3D treatment too. It’s now coming to Steam, giving PC users around the world the chance to experience its mediocre, grind-fest, episodic tales.
…If you’re in Japan that is.
Final Fantasy XV has some really cool elements and I'm excited to explore them beyond what we've seen in the demo. However, I'm not totally convinced on the cast of characters - they just didn't grab me in Episode Duscae. While it could be down to some bland character designs, or the demo not showing off the depth of personalities, it might also be a gender gap. At least this is one way I can get a deeper understanding of bromance.
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I am amped for the Final Fantasy XV demo, Episode Duscae. It will be great to see what the game is like now that it's finally emerging from development hell. It was important to game director Hajime Tabata to show off this piece of the game for the fans. However, it is having an impact on total game development.
Final Fantasy XV is almost upon us. Okay, maybe not - we still have no idea when it's actually going to release. But, we will be getting a demo soon and it will include some cool parts of the game to tide us over until the real deal. Unlike previous games, there's a bunch that you can do when you make camp for night, including embracing your inner cooking mamma.
Some days, it seems people get more hyped about their GamerScore and achievements than actually playing the game. While I don't really achievement hunt in general, it can be intensely satisfying to hear that dinging noise when you complete something special. Here's how to get that noise in Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. As always with these lists, stay away if you're avoiding spoilers.
Hironobu Sakaguchi is a man of legend. Gamers owe him a massive debt of gratitude for the games he's created, and he will be honoured at the Game Developers Conference as a result.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is the ultimate success story. Starting as a horrible game, they completely relaunched it as Realm Reborn and it has received nothing but praise from critics and communities. It's currently available on PC, PS3 and PS4, but that might be expanding soon.
Did you play Final Fantasy Type-0 back on the PSP? First of all, I'm very jealous of you. Second, you will still need to play it again just to take in all this prettiness.
I used to be addicted to surveys. I loved answering all the questions, ticking the boxes. I think back in the day, I used to be a member of one of those places that would give you points for answering surveys and eventual prizes. But this survey seems a whole lot more useful, although I wonder what strange and wonderful games it will inspire.
If I could only play one JRPG franchise for the rest of time, it would probably be Final Fantasy. I've been playing these games since the very first one and I am beyond excited for FF XV. However, Square Enix is looking to hire someone and the position is getting me a bit worried.
I love JRPGs, but the translated voice actors are often horrible. You just need to play Final Fantasy X and listen to those awful voices and laughs to realize that localization isn't always a smooth process for Japanese games. Luckily, it seems the latest Final Fantasies have some excellent voice talent on board.
Final Fantasy 7? Puh-lease, who wants to be trolled with a PC port of that game onto the PlayStation 4? There are far better Final Fantasy games to port on over, instead of that over-hyped seventh instalment in the franchise. Unfortunately, the next game getting all tarted up doesn’t even rhyme with Shminal Shmantasy Date, and will instead be that one game from the series that has frightful daddy issues. Mon.
Hey, it’s Friday! And you know what that means. It’s time to listen to our podcast, or die trying. Today on the agenda, we’re talking about the fantasy that will never be final. And sexy Australian accents.