Tag Archives: Square Enix

Life Is Strange, Episode 3: Chaos Theory review
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Life Is Strange, Episode 3: Chaos Theory review

The pop culture references that Life Is Strange litters itself with should be enough to give away exactly what the game is trying to do; you’ve got early, and important, references to Ray Bradbury, Battle Royale, 1984, Weird Science and Twin Peaks. On top of that, characters often refer to...

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...

Life Is Strange, Episode 2: Out Of Time review
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Life Is Strange, Episode 2: Out Of Time review

The Japanese language has a phrase – ‘mono no aware’ – that refers to the feeling you get when you realise every moment is fleeting. Life Is Strange is all about that feeling, using time and photographs as recurring motifs. In the first episode, we were uncertain whether Life Is...

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...

Life Is Strange, Episode 1: Chrysalis review
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Life Is Strange, Episode 1: Chrysalis review

The first thing we noticed about Life Is Strange was the protagonist, Max Caulfield, and the fact that her surname is shared with Catcher In The Rye’s Holden Caulfield – the posterchild for teenage rebellion. Thing is, where J. D Salinger’s Caulfield has an edge of deep-rooted anarchism and edginess...

Five things about… Life Is Strange

Undo mistakes and try again – what a phenomenal mechanic that would be in real life. That’s the premise of Life Is Strange, an episodic coming-of-age tale with time-bending mechanics. We caught up with creative director Jean-Maxime Moris to discuss what Dontnod’s newest adventure is all about… 1. It’s a...

Lara Croft And  The Temple Of Osiris review
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Lara Croft And The Temple Of Osiris review

Hokey supernatural silliness is undeniably a key part of Tomb Raider’s DNA. Just as nobody dare question the science in things like Indiana Jones or Big Trouble In Little China, Lara’s games have a way of presenting impossible situations without feeling the need to justify or explain them. It’s what...

Lords Of The Fallen review
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Lords Of The Fallen review

“It looks familiar but… like a child’s memory. It’s twisted, broken.” This is one of the few lines of dialogue in Lords Of The Fallen that didn’t make us sigh, retch or laugh. We merely nodded in agreement, simply due to how well it applies to the game itself. Any...