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1 week ago.
Here's a look at Bravely Default II's demo
Today, the demo for Bravely Default II is available on the Nintendo Switch eShop, and we gave it a spin. What appears to be the next "numbered" title in the series succeeds 2012's Bravely Default, which saw a direct sequel named Bravely Second. Both titles released on the Nintendo 3DS. Bravely Default II takes place in a new world with a new cast of characters. The 2D background style from the original game remain to an extent, and can be explored…
1 week ago.
Here's a look at War of the Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
War of the Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is the lastest freemium gacha game from Square Enix and developer gumi, based on the universe of another freemium gacha game: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. Currently, you can download and play the game on iOS and Android smartphones. However, this game is styled very much in the garb of Final Fantasy Tactics. It features a tile-based maps with a turn-based systems where characters move and attack. The story hints at political intrigue involving…
1 week ago.
Here's a look at the Trials of Mana demo
Trials of Mana, the upcoming remake of the 1995 Super Famicom title Seiken Densetsu 3, has a free demo out for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam. You'll be able transfer your save data from the demo into the full version of game. Only the beginning of the story is playable and characters' level is capped at 7. We gave the PlayStation 4 version a spin in the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pngh3qEEFQs After the introduction, you'll choose one of six protagonists, then two from…
4 weeks ago.
First Impressions: The demo for Final Fantasy VII Remake is a short nostalgic adventure
With the first installment of Final Fantasy VII Remake only a month away from finally being released into the world, Square Enix surprised fans with a demo release this past Monday that allows players to try the very first chapter of the game. Since the original Final Fantasy VII was the entire reason I got into the Final Fantasy franchise in the first place, I rushed to download the demo as soon as I was able to, as I was far…
1 month ago.
Here's a look at Dragon Quest of the Stars
Dragon Quest of the Stars is the latest freemium smartphone title from Square Enix, now available on Google Play and the App Store. Based on the Dragon Quest series, the game spins an original story where your character embarks on a quest to save the world - all par for the course. In the video below, we play through the first hour of the game, which walks you through its suite of features: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSVddxLpZTs The first thing you'll do is create your avatar…
1 month ago.
The best part of Ocean Fishing in Final Fantasy XIV is watching y'all
In Final Fantasy XIV's latest patch titled "Echoes of a Fallen Star," a brand-new piece of content has been added for the realm's fishers: Ocean Fishing. Every two hours of real world time, you can embark from Limsa Lominsa with a party of 23 other fishers - the same size as an alliance raid. This expedition will hit three rotating locations that also have varying weather patterns. Based on the places you go you'll use different types of bait to rack…
1 month ago.
Carbuncle's head isn't too big in Final Fantasy VII Remake - in fact, it may not be big enough
Recently, the Final Fantasy VII Remake twitter revealed pre-order and special edition gifts which take the form of summon materia. This materia, when socketed into equipment, will let you call forth summoned beasts into battle. Chocobo chick pelts enemies with basic spells and cactuar bombards enemies with its needles in the rudest way. Carbuncle, on the other hand, is a sweet baby friend. A small canine child, too majestic to be called "puppy." With a ruby affixed to its cranium, Carby…
2 months ago.
Kingdom Hearts III ReMind Review
Following its initial launch back in 2019, Kingdom Hearts III returns with a post-release DLC that is packed with visual updates, difficult boss battles and a bunch of new and altered cutscenes that adds roughly five hours or more of additional content to the original game. While I had enjoyed Kingdom Hearts III and what it had offered in terms of gameplay, I felt that the story had fallen just short of expectations. However, Kingdom Hearts III: ReMind had just been…
2 months ago.
Romancing SaGa 3 Review
If you had asked me a handful of years ago which Squaresoft titles would get a remaster or a remake, Romancing SaGa 3 wouldn't probably be high on the list. Originally released in 1995 for the Super Famicom, an English version was never announced, leaving a much younger me to poke around with a fan-translated ROM. Since the poorly-received Unlimited SaGa on PlayStation 2, the series has been dormant - at least to non-Japanese readers. So it seemed unlikely that…
1 year ago.
We check out the Japanese Dragon Quest Builders 2 demo
Dragon Quest Builders 2 is the sequel to 2016's Dragon Quest Builders, a game much in the vein of Minecraft but with a Dragon Quest flair. Right now, it's only scheduled to launch in Japan on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch this December 20th -- and there's no word yet on a localization overseas. Still, a free demo has been uploaded to the Japanese PlayStation Store. You can watch us play through the PlayStation 4 version of the Japanese demo…
1 year ago.
Dragon Quest XI Review
Around over a decade ago now Dragon Quest VIII was first released on the PlayStation 2.  At that time, I didn't know much about Dragon Quest.  My cousin had bought the game in order to get the Final Fantasy XII demo that came with it but he never really got into the game.  I asked him if I could borrow it to play it and he pretty much just gave it to me.  I remember when I first started playing…
1 year ago.
A look at Final Fantasy XV's Mod Organizer
Square Enix has taken the first step in releasing their suite of mod tools for Final Fantasy XV with the launch of the Mod Organizer which allows users to create their own mods to add new items into the game, or replace models for existing ones. Let's first start by taking a look at the interface. This is what my editor looks like currently, I have a few weapon mods I've been playing around with, one of them which is published which…
1 year ago.
We spend 90 minutes with Vakyrie Profile Lenneth's smartphone port
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth's smartphone port arrived on iOS and Android earlier this week, so we thought we'd spend some time with this version to see how it shapes up. Some things to note before we start: we played the Android version of the game on a Samsung Galaxy S7 (Wikipedia), and the game requires Android 4.4 or later installed. For iPhones you'll need iOS 8 or later. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEqOHBv3knI There are also new features added to this version of the game, such as the…
2 years ago.
A look at Final Fantasy XV's PC Demo
Many of you have heard that Final Fantasy XV is coming to PC soon on March 6th, 2018. We recently posted about the demo that was made available a few days ago. We took a short hands on look to see how the game shapes up on the PC. You can view the gameplay below which covers the base story line from start to finish available in the demo. https://youtu.be/koipG_Cwt6c The footage captured was at 1080p and ran mostly…
2 years ago.
The Zodiac Age on PC is Final Fantasy XII's definitive version
With Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age now on PC via Steam, we delve back into the mystical land of Ivalice; it’s easily never looked so good. Set in a charmingly fantastical world where “airships plied the skies, crowding out the heavens” and magic and machine coincide, Ivalice is world where Medieval and Mediterranean cultures and architecture combine. Anthropomorphic creatures with a modicum of intellect walk alongside humans, trading with them freely, while guards decked in the livery of knights…
2 years ago.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Open Beta Impressions
Back in August I had the opportunity to play Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Square Enix’s ambitious 3 vs 3 fighter. While the roster was small, I was fairly impressed with the team-based gameplay and focus on cooperation between allies in order to secure victory. Despite the cluttered UI, which has since been changed due to player feedback, I found the game mostly enjoyable - if not somewhat of a variation to the previous Dissidia titles. Local multiplayer worked quite well…
2 years ago.
NieR Automata's 3C3C1D119440927 DLC continues what makes the game great
NieR: Automata is one of my favorite games this generation. Heart-rending tragedy and endearing comedy haunt Yoko Taro's universe and the memorable characters that inhabit it. The incredible soundtrack, the synesthetic marriage of well-designed gameplay elements, everything comes together so coherently -- so brilliantly -- that I still find myself thinking about the game in some way on a daily basis. Oh hey, now there's even more... This week brings us a new paid DLC titled "3C3C1D119440927" that's available for the PlayStation…
3 years ago.
Final Fantasy XV Episode Gladiolus Review
Since Final Fantasy XV's launch last November, there have been a multitude of free updates to the game that either add features or have a bit of fun. "Episode Gladiolus," however, is the first paid story DLC that's out after the original box. Two more featuring Noctis's chums are coming too: "Episode Prompto" in June and "Episode Ignis" sometime this year. While a lot of games that employ a similar post-launch DLC structure, FFXV plans to have unique gameplay types based…
3 years ago.
Tracking down Final Fantasy XV's first Timed Quest
With the arrival of Patch 1.05, Final Fantasy XV introduces "timed quests," a time-sensitive event where you'll need to hunt down a monster mark in order to score a big reward. The first of these hunts will be available until March 6th, 2017, so if you want to get in on the prizes, you'll have a good two weeks to participate. In the video below, we hunt down the first timed quest: Cactuars and Slactuars. All you need to do is…
3 years ago.
Here's what you should nab before Final Fantasy XV's Moogle Chocobo Carnival ends
The Moogle Chocobo Carnival in Final Fantasy XV is still going on, but not for much longer! This special event that transforms the city of Altissia into a moogle and chocobo-themed festival will end on February 20th, and if you've been planning to give it a go, it seems like this weekend will be a prime opportunity. All you need to do to participate is to download the "Holiday Pack" DLC, which is free on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. However,…