Dragon Quest Heroes II Opening

By Heath | May 20, 2016 at 12:45 am

Dragon Quest Heroes II is set to arrive in Japanese stores near the end of May. To fuel the marketing fire, Square Enix has released the opening movie, which you can check out with that embedded thingy above.

It’ll be available on PS4, PS3, and Vita in Japan, but probably on PS4 — Vita is a question mark — if it comes west.

From Development Hell to Heavensward: Final Fantasy XIV Summons Phoenix

By Russ | June 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm

We often speak of journeys as something dramatic or to be revered. In games and other epic activities, the journey is to defeat some terrible warlord or horrific wannabe god. In other media and occasionally real life, the phrase “I’m taking a journey to find myself.” comes to mind – often as the words some young adult or former spousal unit may utter to their friends before renting an apartment the next town over to find success and a new love. Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn takes both of these journeys – the virtual one players experience, and the moving to the next town over journey; and succeeds in creating an epic experience.
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Seiken Densetsu Comes to Vita in Rise of Mana

By Heath | April 19, 2015 at 1:27 am

Square Enix will bring the long-running Mana RPG series (also known as Seiken Densetsu) to the Vita this spring in Japan. Check the trailer below and go to the link for some Rise of Mana screenshots.

Star Ocean 5 Debut Trailer

By Heath | April 15, 2015 at 11:02 am

Has more footage from old games than the new ones, actually. LOL modern game marketing.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade version trailer shows 3-on-3 combat, holy shit

By Heath | February 14, 2015 at 4:58 am

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX

By Heath | October 26, 2014 at 2:57 am

I’ve been playing Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX and been loving it.  Of course, my loving something doesn’t make it immune to criticism.

For a whimsical introspection on Kingdom Hearts II and how the trip back to Hollow Bastion is a fun one, check this out: Almost 9 Years Later, Kingdom Hearts II Brought Me Back.

For me focusing on how the game’s various aspects come through within the HD Remaster, here’s this: 7 Problems With Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX.


Dragon Quest VIII Mobile Port Localized, Still Awful

By Heath | June 1, 2014 at 2:01 am

Remember this crap? The awful-looking mobile port of Dragon Quest VIII? Well now it’s now available on international iOS stores, and way overpriced.

Showing a gift for salesmanship as much as a gift for making shitty ports, Square Enix had this to say:

– Save your game often.
– When suspending play, please make sure to close the app completely via the recently used apps list.
– Frequent crashes can sometimes be remedied by restarting your device.

Not even joking. How about fix your products instead of just telling people to save often because of the glitches? So there’s that.

Bravely Default English Trailer

By Heath | September 27, 2013 at 10:05 am

I’m not high on the voice acting, but hey, at least the English audience is getting this game. Janelle has played a ton of it and she loves it. Video below:
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Final Fantasy VI Soundtrack Given the OC Remix Treatment

By Heath | July 7, 2013 at 4:01 am

If you love game music, then you gotta love the Final Fantasy VI soundtrack. Many will say it’s some of Nobuo Uematsu’s best work — if not some of the flat-out best ever. OC Remix raised a successful $150,000 kickstarter and used that money to hire the Slovak National Orchestra and pay Square Enix royalties. Now they pass the benefits on to you, with the complete, beautiful, remastered soundtrack up for free download. Check out a YouTube sampler on the download page for a hint of the awesomeness you’re getting.

Kingdom Hearts HD ReMIX 1.5 E3 2013 Trailer

By Heath | June 6, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Square Enix is posting all kind of trailers lately. This one says Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX is coming out this September (narrator says). Check it out:
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