Square Enix Archive

  • Final Fantasy XIV

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Have been putting off writing the review for Final Fantasy XIV for quite a while after the disappointment with the initial release. Square Enix was determined to make it right so it restructured the development team and gave us a round two product with the subtitle “A Realm Reborn”. So did it manage to rebound? […]

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  • The Dark Art of the Black Panties

    The Dark Art of the Black Panties

    A friend of mine is playing a new RPG called ‘Time and Eternity’. The concept was very interesting – a wedding was interrupted due to an assassination, and as the bride, the player needs to go back in time, again and again, to foil the assassination plot and, well, get married. During the game you […]

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  • Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Review (Vita)

    Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Review (Vita)

    ‘Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together’ is a mouthful of a title for a tactics RPG with cutesy characters marching along with rhythm on isometric maps. However, the game went beyond its cutesy visage and explores the darkest sides of morality in the time of war. Three young people (two siblings and a childhood friend) […]

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  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review (PS3)

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review (PS3)

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 is Square-Enix second attempt to create a direct sequel to its flagship numbered series. The last offering was way back during the PS2 era for Final Fantasy X. While X-2 seems to be cashing in from an extremely successful, even iconic game, XIII-2 was a sequel to a game that was harshly […]

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  • Final Fantasy – Where is it going?

    Final Fantasy – Where is it going?

    The news of the Final Fantasy XIV development team restructuring and Square-Enix slashing profit forecast by 92% came as a shock-wave to the gaming industry. Surely team restructuring and changes in profit forecast are not new in the gaming industry. But citing the failure of a flag ship franchise title because it bombed beyond expectation […]

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  • DS Review: Dragon Quest IX – Sentinels of the Starry Skies

    DS Review: Dragon Quest IX – Sentinels of the Starry Skies

    The current generation Nintendo hardware is really thin on JRPGs, so it is always welcoming to hear that a new one is coming out on either DS or Wii. So along came Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies. A new entry from Square Enix developed by Level 5 (Dragon Quest VIII, Rogue Galaxy, […]

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  • Preview: Kane and Lynch 2 Dog Days

    Preview: Kane and Lynch 2 Dog Days

    Kane and Lynch are set to continue blasting in mid to late August with the release of Kane and Lynch 2 Dog Days. Having just released a demo of Dog Days on Xbox Live, I had the chance over the weekend to get a sample at what we will see at the end of the […]

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  • PS3 Review: Final Fantasy 13

    PS3 Review: Final Fantasy 13

    Without a doubt Final Fantasy XIII is a very beautiful game. In fact it can easily be one of the most beautiful games on current generation consoles. However, is the game’s sugarcoating enough to provide a rich and engaging gaming experience? That is a question to be answered. First Impression The first thing you can […]

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  • DS Review: Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

    DS Review: Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

    I’m going to be pretty brief, there isn’t much to say about this game, at least for me. I haven’t finished it. Not that I haven’t had time to play, just I don’t really want to play it. I don’t know exactly how far I’ve gotten into it, maybe about half way, maybe less, but […]

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