At face value, a review for this game should be easy. Ask yourself one question: would you consider yourself a Final Fantasy fan? Or have you never touched one of the 15+ main series’ titles in your life? If you fit into the latter category, rest assured World of Final Fantasy offers little to convince… Continue reading World of Final Fantasy.
Here’s what I have planned for this blog in the near future, in case anyone thought I’d given up on it. Video games: my ’20 Years of PlayStation’ series is still ongoing. Next on my to-do list are two of the greatest horror video games of all time, and two of my favourite games in… Continue reading Quick (or not so quick) Update.
Yesterday marked twenty years since the original PlayStation was first released here in the UK. I didn’t get in on the action until three years after that; the PlayStation being my first official game console (not counting a borrowed Game Boy) in 1998, around the time Metal Gear Solid was changing how people looked at… Continue reading 20 Years of PlayStation.
Aside from owning the original Gameboy back in the day, which was used almost exclusively for Pokemon Blue (and then Silver) as well as the occasional game of Tetris, I’ve never been a big Nintendo guy. My first home video game console was the PlayStation in 1998. The NES and SNES were well before my… Continue reading A few brief words on Satoru Iwata.
Trying to please your own fans is a tricky business in the gaming industry. Square Enix should know this better than anyone. After releasing Final Fantasy XIII to Japanese audiences in December 2009, they took on board immediate criticisms of the games linearity and began work on a sequel that would hopefully satisfy those gamers… Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
Japan’s biased love of the Final Fantasy series was confirmed in 2006 when readers of Japanese video game magazine Famitsu voted Final Fantasy X (2001) as the best game of all time. Not that there’s anything wrong with a love for this series (I guarantee you could do a lot worse), but X certainly isn’t… Continue reading Sequels upon Sequels.
December 17, 1987. The release date of the original Final Fantasy, a humble role-playing game intended by video game designer Hironobu Sakaguchi to be his final attempt at success in the industry. Had the game failed financially, he planned to leave Square – themselves a humble computer software company only formed one year earlier and… Continue reading A lot of Fantasy, but nothing Final.