Posts Tagged ‘final fantasy’

Final Fantasy VII Nostalgia

by Chrison 10/05/2016
Final Fantasy VII With the upcoming remake on the horizon, I decided to go back and re-play through it in all its original glory. The Original Final Fantasy VII Trailer – Feel The Nostalgia! 120 hours in to my current play through and I am still loving it.  It has lost none of its charm […]

Final Fantasy IX HD Remaster on PC – First Thoughts

by jollinson 18/04/2016
We review the latest HD remaster from Square, Final Fantasy IX (9). Final Fantasy IX is the latest in the series to get a shiny new coat of paint and we spare no time in exploring what the game has to offer. New models and higher resolution textures along with up scaled background give this […]

The Evolution of the JRPG: Then and Now

by Nick Hancheton 29/12/2014
(Note: This article refers mostly to the Final Fantasy series for examples but the vast majority of points are relevant for all titles early on in the JRPG genre.) The Japanese RPGs of yesteryear and very much dead and buried. Turn-based battles are, for the most part, a thing of the past. Random battles are occasionally […]

Square-Enix Debut English Voice Actors for Final Fantasy XV

by Nick Hancheton 16/12/2014
Voice acting can often make or break a game and this is especially true for RPG’s. This genre, arguably more than any other, has to be able to tell a compelling story about intriguing, multi-dimensional characters and only a superb voice actor such as Nolan North, Troy Baker and Liam O’Brien to name a few, can […]

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Expansion Announced

by Nick Hancheton 20/10/2014
Square Enix have announced the first expansion to the hugely popular Final Fantasy MMO, Final Fantasy XIV. Game Director Naoki Yoshida (Yoshi-P to the community) announced the new expansion during his keynote speech at their first Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest in Las Vegas (18-19 October 2014), giving fans small glimpses into what will be included. […]

Top 5 Game Soundtracks

by Lendosanon 08/09/2014
I love music, it’s the staple of my creativeness. A good soundtrack, or thumping album, can take me through hours of gaming, painting or writing. Musical inspirations are something that I really appreciate, but a great games soundtrack is another. What I present are, what I consider, to personally be my top five game soundtracks […]

Tales of Xillia 2 Review – Welcome back to Elympios

by Nick Hancheton 03/09/2014
The Tales series, originating back in 1995 for the SNES, is a series that has continued to provide beautiful worlds, an exciting and extravagant cast of characters, and mesmerising stories. The franchise first presented itself to me in the latter part of 2004, with the Tales of Symphonia Gamecube title and, since then, has personally continued to stand […]

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Review

by Nick Hancheton 22/05/2014
Final Fantasy X has, since it’s initial release back in 2001, been regarded as one of the defining moments in both the Final Fantasy franchise and the RPG genre as a whole. Being the first game in the series to feature voice acting, the first to break away from the conventional levelling-up system commonly found […]

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collectors Edition: An Overview

by Nick Hancheton 16/01/2014
Final Fantasy has always been, for me, the leader in the JRPG crowd. Maybe not at the forefront of innovation, but in terms of story, characters, environment, and especially the music, it has remained at the top. With each iteration they build on the strengths of the previous game, whilst looking at what failures the […]