I’ll be honest; I haven’t really paid much attention to Dontnod Entertainment’s new episodic adventure title, Life is Strange. It’s a massive departure from the studio’s previous work on Remember Me, cashing on the buzz surrounding adventure titles and their broken up nature. It didn’t really catch my eye – until I watched this latest trailer for the first episode.
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.
I love Final Fantasy VII. It was the first game I ever played in the franchise, introducing me to a world of levelling, magic, and characters with ridiculous block limbs and unrealistic spikey hair. It’s still my favourite to this day, and I’ve played it many, MANY times since. One reason I love the Final Fantasy franchise in general though is because of the vast tales they spin, and yes, I loved the story that VII told. Imaging experiencing it all as a novel…
Final Fantasy Type-0 is coming! What is it exactly? I have no clue to be honest – another non-numbered JRPG title in the popular franchise I guess. To boost sales (I don’t see why they would do this otherwise), Square Enix have marketed Type-0 as having the demo for the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XV included. It’s a smart move, and I’m convinced it will make the game fly off shelves, even if those buying aren’t really that interested in it. Turns out that’s the only way to get the demo, and it’ll be available in limited quantities.
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.
Final Fantasy VII, one of the most beloved all all games associated with the PlayStation brand, is finally coming to the PlayStation 4. For years, fans have begged and begged for a remake or remaster of the game, and at Sony’s PlayStation experience event this weekend, Square announced that the game would be headed to the PS4. Before you get excited, let me first crush your spirit; it won’t be remastered at all.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've seen the new Star Wars teaser trailer. And probably all the Marvel movies, too. These universes are ridiculously popular, and people have been wondering about what crossovers Disney might present to us. Kingdom Hearts might just be the first place we see it, and it makes the most sense.
Batman has had a ton of different armours over the years. Suits that use miniature red suns to rearrange Superman’s pretty face. Suits that can survive deep space. Outfits designed to inflict maximum fright and pain in the hearts of criminals, who are a cowardly lot when confronted with a gigantic meat tank made up of rage and psychological issues. But Batman ain’t never had a suit like this before.
When I was young and foolish, I had absolute faith in Squaresoft. I remember going into stores and buying any RPG that they pushed out, which was how I discovered Secret of Evermore and Secret of Mana. That faith has been broken, but I won't lie - I'm a teensy bit excited at the prospect of this announcement.
A new generation of Final Fantasy games are coming. No, I'm not talking about the awful mobile things we're going to get, but the two new massive JRPGs - Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and Final Fantasy XV. Here is a new trailer for the one.
During a lifestream about Final Fantasy Type-0, Game Director Hajime Tabata also ended up talking about Final Fantasy XV. While he didn't drop too many details about the demo, he did raise some eyebrows from fans.
As excellent as the game libraries on new generation consoles are becoming, there is still a serious lack of JRPGs. Final Fantasy XV is a while away, but it has to be one of the most anticipated games for JRPG fans, and here's some news that will make you even happier.
I have a confession to make. While I’ve played a ton of games out of Square Enix’s doors, one series I have never laid a finger on is Kingdom Hearts. This is due to the fact that I never owned the PlayStation 2 which is where the first two titles found their home. There is hope for me yet in the form of the upcoming HD remake for the PlayStation 3. The HD 2.5 Remix Collectors Edition looks glorious, and I want it.
I’m a huge fan of the Final Fantasy series. I’ve played every single title in the main numbered series other than the PlayStation 2 and online entries. One spin on the franchise I’m interested in playing is Type-0. It’s a 2011 PSP title which is being given a HD spit and polish for the new generation of consoles. It may not stop there though.
I absolutely adored Sleeping Dogs on the old generation consoles. It was a unique take on the sandbox genre and offered hours of fun in a setting that hasn't been overdone by every video game before it. Square Enix has released it again for the new generation of consoles, with visual upgrades and all the DLC. So, is it worth revisiting?