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  • Final Fantasy 6 Is Coming To Steam, But It’s The Mobile Version final fantasy viYou’ll finally be able to play an official version of Final Fantasy VI on your PC in a few days, thanks to Steam, but it may not be the version you wanted. Square has chosen to port its mobile version of the 1994 classic, which will be rejiggered to respond to keyboard and mouse.
    Why is this a problem? Because the mobile version has remastered HD graphics. Normally this kind of thing would be what the player WANTS, but in this case, the replacement graphics are so lazily put together that it hurts the overall impression of the game. Most FF ...
  • More Information On Square’s Final Fantasy VII Remake final fantasy viiThanks to the latest issue of Famitsu Weekly, we now have more detailed information about Square-Enix’s upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake on the PS4 (or the PS5 depending on how long it takes). The most crucial piece of information was the clarification on that sentence from the press release that got every fan with an Internet connection howling with rage — the statement that suggested this game would be released in chapters, not all at once.
    Well, it’s true. Director Tetsuya Nomura told Famitsu in an interview that “it’s going to be multi-part because when we considered fully remaking Final Fantasy ...
  • The Final Fantasy VII Remake Could Be Released In Pieces final fantasy viiSquare-Enix sent out its press release for the Final Fantasy VII remake last night, and one little sentence from that release has lit up the Internet. Specifically, the bolded part below from the third sentence.
    LOS ANGELES (Dec. 6, 2015) – During this past weekend’s PlayStation Experience in San Francisco, SQUARE ENIX® debuted a new trailer for FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE, the full remake of the award-winning role-playing game, FINAL FANTASY VII. The new trailer features the first CG scenes as well as gameplay footage. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its ...
  • Ni No Kuni 2 Announced At Playstation Experience ni no kuni 2Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was released in 2013 for the Playstation 3 and became a sleeper hit due to its throwback RPG gameplay, its refreshingly light storyline and its gorgeous graphical style, helped in part by Studio Ghibli handling the cutscenes. Today during the Playstation Experience keynote, Sony was pleased to announce Ni No Kuni 2.
    While the prior game revolved around an outsider to the kingdom of Ding Dong Dell, the sequel’s main protagonist will be a citizen: Evan, the area’s reigning monarch who, at the time of the game, happens to be a small boy. ...
  • New Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer Appears At Playstation Experience final fantasy viiToday during the Playstation Experience keynote address, a brand-new trailer for Square-Enix’s Final Fantasy VII trailer was unveiled.
    We went in expecting a selection of sparse clips, but instead got the entire opening sequence from the original game. Cloud hopped off the train, we heard him talk with Biggs, Wedge, Jessie and Barret, we saw them infiltrate Reactor #5 and fight against the robot scorpion thing, and we saw them escape as the reactor blew up. We got to see Cloud run down the streets of Upper Midgar before being stopped by an army of Shinra troops, which he escaped by ...
  • The Witcher 3 Wins Game Of The Year At 2015 Game Awards witcher 3The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has won the title Game of the Year at the 2015 Game Awards against stiff competition. It was up against Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Super Mario Maker. Whether you think it’s better or worse than any of those is your own personal opinion, but as of today, The Witcher 3 gets to put a little sticker on its retail box that says ‘GAME OF THE YEAR 2015,” as well as release a garish, ugly Game of the Year reissue box in 2016.
    The Witcher 3 also took home the ...
  • Yu Suzuki Provides New Shenmue 3 Update shenmue 3Last evening Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki sent a new update to backers of the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter on the progress of the game. Within the new release was an abridged transcript of a lecture Suzuki gave at CHUAPPX Expo, where he showed off a couple new test photos. Without further ado, here’s Suzuki:
    Hello Everyone,
    As you may know, I have recently spent a little time in China to promote and do research for Shenmue 3. I was able to give a give a presentation at the Chuapp X 2015 on the beginning of how I first started making Shenmue, the changing ...
  • Critics Are Impressed With Xenoblade Chronicles X xenoblade chronicles xWe’ve got three days until the sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles goes on sale. The embargo has been lifted for reviews, and they’re all positive, though flaws are admitted.
    Phil Kollar of Polygon scored it a 7 out of 10 and said, “Xenoblade Chronicles X finds itself in a constant struggle between scale and bloat. When I crested over the game’s first mountaintop and saw a dinosaur drinking from a lake in the valley below, it was amazing–one of those rare video game moments that can be described as “epic” without hyperbole. But the UI is just one example of how X ...
  • Chrono Trigger Would Translate Pretty Well To 3D chrono triggerRecreating some 16-bit games with modern graphics might result in something being lost in the translation. That’s not the case with Chrono Trigger, which adapts pretty well. This 3D model of the Millennial Fair from the beginning of the game feels and looks exactly the same, only in three dimensions.
    https://youtu.be/jfi7Tae0CEY
    The Millennial Fair was recreated by 3D modeler Michael Barrington using the Unreal 4 Engine. He says the process took about a month to complete, but it’s pixel perfect…..er, polygon perfect.
    This is far from the first fan recreation of something from the beloved RPG — some attempts have been more elaborate ...
  • Shigesato Itoi Will Never Ever Ever Make Mother 4, Ever shigesato itoiIn this business, we’re used to any brand with even the slightest cultural following getting sequel after sequel. If the latest game is bad, who cares? We’ll just put all our hopes on the game that comes after it. Movies and TV shows don’t work this way; only video games do.
    Earthbound, however, was not your average video game series. It was the vision of one man, Shigesato Itoi, who had already become famous for his writing before Nintendo asked him to make a game. Itoi had just three Earthbound games in mind, and that is all he ever wants to ...