Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 were very different. They featured differing combat styles, gameplay mechanics and even changes to open world approaches. Lightning Returns, the final installment in the trilogy, carries on the tradition of changing everything. Unfortunately, these changes are not improvements.
I've been playing Final Fantasy XIII: Lighting Returns. You'll be getting a review from me ASAP, but suffice it to say that I'm tired of Lightning. However, it seems that I may be in the minority - apparently she's so popular, that she'll be seen again in future Final Fantasy games.
I cannot contain my indifference for Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns. I enjoyed a great deal of Final Fantasy XIII and its cleverer-than-you-think paradigm shift battle system and Final Fantasy XIII-2 is one of the best games in the series in ages, but I’ve had it up to my eyeballs with the entire Fabula Nova Crystallis saga. Plus Vanille’s in it, and if I have to hear her any more I may just have to defenestrate myself…even if she has got a funny new hat. And yet, this recap of the events so far is utterly charming.
I think I have battered woman syndrome when it comes to Square Enix. Back in the day, Squaresoft consistently released games that I loved. Lately, there have been a bunch of duds and weird statements from Squeenix that make question if they know what they're doing. But clearly that didn't mean any of those bad things now that they're saying good ones, right?
If you’re reading this, then chances are that you’re either reliving some nostalgia, or want to experience one of the best Final Fantasy games ever made. Final Fantasy 8 is now out on Steam, but don’t let that old school charm fool you, because it’s a damn hard game. Fortunately, I’ve played way too much of it, and have some wisdom to share.
Junction this rumour to something that I am really, really keen to see come true. Final Fantasy 8 is without a doubt my favourite game in the entire franchise. It had great gameplay, story and visuals and it still happens to be plenty playable years after release. And it might be getting an upgrade for a Steam release.
I love Moogles. I remember old school Final Fantasy games when you could even get Mog to join your party, or when you had to find all the Moogles hidden around the world. They are awesome and help define Final Fantasy games - it's no wonder they're part of what make FFXIV awesome. This, though, is just weird.
I really enjoyed my brief time playing Final Fantasy XIV - it's one of those games I really need the time to get back into. However, it's already getting its first major patch, one that will let you get land and a home.
In what could actually be some good news for people who just have too many damn games to play right now, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster has been pushed back to March next year.
Hey, do you follow me on Twitter? Well if you’re a fan of bad jokes, puns and slurs spoken in a Sean Connery accent, then you might dig my tweets. It’s an avenue that I also use to sahre my love of fine YouTube videos. And by fine, I mean completely twisted s!@$ that you should never watch at work. Like this one.
…For once. I don’t think mere words can illustrate just how much I despise The Big Bang Theory. Or interpretive dance. But let’s just say that I’d rather shove my genitals into a blender than watch a sitcom that is dressed up in nerd culture. At least Tidus finds it funny.
In a day that will live in infamy for all those on lazygamer, last week Victor (aka Vicky, aka VEEEEKTAAAWR) wrote his top ten list of games. It included all three Fables, and has (rightfully) earned him a lot of ridicule. It also led to the rest of the crew being asked for their top ten - an almost impossible task. But I tried.
Let’s be honest here. Final Fantasy games haven’t been breaking new ground for quite a few years now. Honestly, the series has evolved to a state where it spends more time huffing the farts of past successes, instead of evolving the series to the next level. It’s time for a change. Could Eidos possibly summon up a development GF to revamp Final Fantasy?
Thanks to cellular and mobile technology getting more advanced, Square Enix has been able to milk transport Final Fantasy onto a range of platforms. But these ports have generally been of the older games, and not of the more modern titles in the stable. Why? Blame a lack of mobile space for the fact that you can’t perform limit breaks on your iPad.
One of my favorite debates among JRPG fans rages around which Final Fantasy was best. We can all agree on the worst ones, but somehow opinions are split about the best. Now, with HD improvements and reboots, we get to replay all our old favorites. One of which is coming to iOS and Android.