Tag Archives: Final Fantasy

Naoki Yoshida – Keeping A Console MMO Alive

We sit down with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer Naoki Yoshida to talk specific details surrounding Heavensward, the MMO’s first expansion A lot of people are likely to start playing FFXIV due to being excited by the Heavensward content. How will you help get players into this new...

10 amazing fan theories about your favourite games

We’re big fans of fan theories here at games™ – we spend hours reading into ridiculous, semi-possible explanations of half-concluded story threads. We probably spent more time researching philosophical implications of BioShock Infinite than we did playing it. Recently, we’ve been privy to some interesting theories, and sharing is caring....

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster review
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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster review

Though we only covered the Remastered version of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy X package last year, we thought it was important to give the PS4 version of the collection a look-in, too – had all three formats of the game come out at the same time, it would have meant...

10 Ludicrous Gaming Foodstuffs

We’ve been playing quite a lot of the Final Fantasy XV demo this month, and there’s one thing that’s held our attention above all else – the food. When Ignis Stupeo Scientia starts cooking those Behemoth steaks, our mouths water every time. To celebrate this new wave of photorealistic food,...

The Beatles, U2, Radiohead And Now… Final Fantasy?

The London Symphony Orchestra has just recorded a selection of Final Fantasy music at London’s Abbey Road Studios, in the presence of original composer Nobuo Uematsu; a once-in-a-lifetime production. We spoke to Thomas Böcker – producer of Final Symphony on behalf of Merregnon Studios – about the impact this recording...

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD review
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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD review

Let’s be honest, what we’ve played of Final Fantasy’s Fabula Nova Crystallis series hasn’t been great. So far, it consists of a polarising mainline Final Fantasy title, a poor sequel to that game, and some gratuitous Lightning fan service. So, it’s actually a relief to see something different (ie something...

Top 10 Clocks Counting Down To The Apocalypse

The ‘doom clock’, or doom timer, is a fascinating mechanic in gaming – its primary uses usually involve some kind of unstoppable death at the end of a countdown. Loved by some, loathed by many, the doom clock pressures players. Mixing a completionist with a doom clock is a recipe...

Why games don’t need to go back to their roots

Our industry has always focused very heavily on recurring IP; sequels, spin-offs and reboots tend to be the norm year on year. But does this reliance on old brands equate to less innovation? We don’t think so, but we feel like we’re the only ones.