Tag Archives: Square Enix

Just Cause 3 – The Most Explosive Game Ever Made

Avalanche Studios is going bigger, louder and more destructive with Just Cause 3… The explosions are big, the options are overwhelming, and the pace is often frightening, but it’s the setting and scenery that consumes you upon first dipping your toes into Just Cause 3’s waters. For whatever reason, the...

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...

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...

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...