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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.
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Final Fantasy VII Remake's official theme song
Alongside the release of a brand new trailer for the game, Square Enix has released a behind-the-scenes video showcasing the recording process of "Hollow", the official theme song for Final Fantasy VII Remake. The nearly five-minute video features interviews of key staff members involved with the making of the song, including composer Nobuo Uematsu and singer Yosh for the vocals. UPDATE: Composers Masashi Hamauzu and Mitsuto Suzuki are also working on the music for Final Fantasy VII Remake, according to an official…
2 months ago.
New Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer reveals official theme song, Cloud cross-dressing costume and plenty more
Out of nowhere, Square Enix has gone live with a new and juicy trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake, and there's a lot it has to offer. For starters, the video features the game's official theme song titled "Hollow", composed by the one and only Nobuo Uematsu. Almost two years have passed since we last heard anything about his involvement with the remake. Head here to view the behind-the-scenes feature video of the making of the game's theme song. Viewers are also treated…
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…
3 months ago.
Star Ocean First Departure R Review
Released initially as simply Star Ocean for the Super Famicom back in July of 1996, and released again as an enhanced remake on PlayStation Portable in 2008; Star Ocean First Departure R is a grand adventure of galactic proportions that is filled with drama, mystery, action, comedy and romance. Following the story of a townsguard named Roddick; he and his close friends are faced with an epidemic that is turning everyone they know and love to stone. Determined to stop…
6 months ago.
Square Enix reveals Final Fantasy VII Remake cover art, new screenshots and boss battle gameplay
About a week after demoing some new footage at Tokyo Game Show 2019, Square Enix has uploaded an official gameplay trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake, showing the Abzu boss battle in the sewers that was shown live on stage. We've also got nearly two dozen new screenshots as well as a reveal of the game's final boxart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEGRZ8itn7g As you can see, it's incredibly faithful to the original North American boxart. For this remake,…
6 months ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake gameplay reveals Party Menu UI, "Classic" battle mode, Squats mini-game and more
During the game's presentation event at Tokyo Game Show 2019, Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase took center stage to showcase new gameplay footage as well as show off a few of the features included in the remake. UPDATE #1: Twitter account @finalfantasyvii has shared more details regarding the new gameplay footage shown in the presentation. We've updated the descriptions below to include the new tidbits. Here's what was shown: Party Menu UI Square Enix has revealed the Party Menu UI players will…
6 months ago.
Oninaki Review
With the recent release of much-anticipated Action RPG Oninaki, Tokyo RPG Factory - the leading minds behind 2016 release I Am Setsuna--tuck another game under their belt. However, unlike breakout hit Setsuna, Oninaki leaves much to be desired. The story starts out strongly, player taking on the role of a Watcher named Kagachi as he ferries souls from the lands of both living and dead, gameplay switching from one world to the other with an initial ease I found captivating.…
6 months ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake gets a new trailer at TGS 2019
With this year's Tokyo Game Show finally underway, Square Enix has released a brand new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake, and it's glorious. The video below treats viewers with almost 3 minutes worth of new footage of the game, giving us our first look at the Turks like Reno and Rude, summons including Ifrit and Shiva, and so much more. Check it out: English Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBpq_Jq7yn0 Japanese Trailer https://youtu.be/9ZIpdx-3QCc Final Fantasy VII Remake is set to release for PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020. Check here…
8 months ago.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 Review
With just months shy of the first game's three year anniversary, Dragon Quest Builders 2 has arrived on western shores - primed once again to fulfill every sandbox player's needs. Having played and reviewed the original to completion, a sequel certainly piqued my interest. Could they freshen up the formula? Or would it be more of the same? Moving on to the game world, Dragon Quest Builders 2 finds itself set in Torland where you the hero has to now deal…
8 months ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Review
Final Fantasy XIV is a massively multiplayer online role playing game that originally released back in September of 2010. However, due to a lot of extreme issues that made the game nearly unplayable, it took the combined efforts of director/producer Naoki Yoshida, his development team and the community of devoted fans to bring the game back from the brink of destruction and become what would be called Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. This "revamped" version would launch in August…
9 months ago.
Here's a round of new Final Fantasy VII Remake screenshots
Following E3 2019, Square Enix has shared a wave of new screenshots for Final Fantasy VII Remake including shots of combat, exploration, and cutscenes. In detail, we're given a sharper look at the game's beloved four main characters in action and the iconic locales of Midgar such as Shinra headquarters and the city streets. UPDATE: Square Enix has released new character renders featuring Cloud Strife and Aerith Gainsborough. From Twitter, the company has also provided bits of description relating to the…
9 months ago.
Tetsuya Nomura shares Final Fantasy VII Remake information regarding Honey Bee Inn, dialogue options and more in Famitsu interview
In the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura shared some new information in an interview regarding some interesting additions to the upcoming remake, including dialogue options, new event scenarios and more. Editors Note: An article published by twinfinite.net has translated the Famitsu interview with Tetsuya Nomura in full, and provides further elaboration and context on the tidbits of the rough translations we originally posted from gematsu. We have updated this article to reflect the new…