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News: Final Fantasy XV Returns to the Road in Brand New Trailer

Final Fantasy XV Returns to the Road in Brand New Trailer

Hair we go again

Proving yet again that the Christmas break is nothing but a pipedream, Square Enix has released a ton of new information about Final Fantasy XV. The hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 role-playing game took centre stage at Jump Festa – a long running convention that’s taking place in Japan this weekend. The video introduces new...

News: This Dragon Quest Heroes Trailer Is a Real Blast from the Past

This Dragon Quest Heroes Trailer Is a Real Blast from the Past

Time for Slime

As if the returning faces in this Dragon Quest Heroes trailer weren’t enough, the whole thing reminds us of a PSone-era cut-scene. There’s something about the plain but pretty art style that whisks us back to the early era of polygons – and we mean that in the best possible way, because the title looks great. It’s already...

News: Learn if Life Is Strange in January on PS4, PS3

Learn if Life Is Strange in January on PS4, PS3

Pay the Price

If you’re the type of person that’s constantly crying for something a little out of the ordinary, then it’s time to put your money where your mouth is. Life Is Strange, the episodic existential escapade from Remember Me developer Dontnod Entertainment, has been given a release date – and it premieres on 30th January on both the...

News: You Won't Be Playing Final Fantasy XV for Its Voice Cast

You Won't Be Playing Final Fantasy XV for Its Voice Cast

Shudder

One thing that’s always put this author off JRPGs and anime in general is the diabolical dubbing, which is part of the reason why your humble host prefers the cheap skate approach employed by recent Yakuza titles and Freedom Wars. There are probably exceptions, but by and large, this scribe just doesn’t feel like English voice overs work...

Review: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PlayStation 4)

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PlayStation 4)

Familiar faces, too many balls

Lara Croft is back, kicking butt across an isometric playground filled with demons and darkness, just like in The Guardian of Light. Fans of the original spin-off title will feel instantly at home exploring The Temple of Osiris, fighting off alligators in terrible wigs and solving “puzzles” that tend to involve...

News: Yes, Lara Croft Will Likely Still Climb onto PS4 in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Yes, Lara Croft Will Likely Still Climb onto PS4 in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Exclusive antics

We daresay that that recent Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End demo may have prompted you to forget about poor Lara Croft – after all, the recent Tomb Raider reboot, while thoroughly enjoyable, was very derivative of Nathan Drake’s primary PlayStation 3 escapades. However, the forthcoming Rise of Tomb Raider has been brought back to...

Round Up: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris PS4 Reviews Make Amends

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris PS4 Reviews Make Amends

Tomb raider

Well, this is it: your consolation prize. Rise of the Tomb Raider isn’t coming to the PlayStation 4 anytime soon – though we can be quietly confident that it’ll hit Sony's system after the Xbox One release – so you’re going to have to make do with Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris for the time being. The sequel to Lara...

News: Final Fantasy VII Is Limit Breaking the PS4 Next Year

Final Fantasy VII Is Limit Breaking the PS4 Next Year

The crowd goes wild

Well, we didn't quite see that one coming. PSone classic Final Fantasy VII is heading to the PlayStation 4, although to the disappointment of many, it won't be an unrealistic remake. Instead, publisher Square Enix is bringing the PC version to Sony's latest console, and we've embedded the trailer to prove it. It's planned for a...

Review: Final Fantasy IX (PSone)

Final Fantasy IX (PSone)

I want to be your canary

As far as Final Fantasy games go, Final Fantasy IX is one of the most cohesive, charming entries in Square Enix's beloved series. It marked the franchise's last showing on the PSone, and although Final Fantasy VII is always brought to the forefront of conversation whenever Japanese RPGs are mentioned, it's definitely...

Review: Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (PlayStation 3)

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (PlayStation 3)

Sora sensational

Square Enix may not know how to do release dates, press conferences, or reasonable haircuts, but it's an expert at HD Collections. The firm's Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster was at least half a masterpiece, and the original Kingdom Hearts collection has become the only proper way to start the franchise. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX...

News: Lara Croft Plunders a New PS4 Price Point for Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition in Europe

Lara Croft Plunders a New PS4 Price Point for Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition in Europe

A Lara savings

If you were outraged at the idea of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition being sold at full price earlier in the year, then perhaps this week’s European PlayStation Store Deal of the Week discount will make Lara Croft’s spruced up escapade a little more palatable to you. Square Enix has slashed the PlayStation 4 re-release’s price...

Review: Lords of the Fallen (PlayStation 4)

Lords of the Fallen (PlayStation 4)

Harkyn and soul

With the spawn of the Souls series, gamers around the world have developed a soft spot for controller breaking games with horrendously difficult barriers of entry. Lords of the Fallen is Polish studio CI Games' first attempt at imitating the franchise's success – but does it stand up to its competitors? While the Souls series...

News: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD's New PS4 Trailer Hopes to Get You in a Melodramatic Mood

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD's New PS4 Trailer Hopes to Get You in a Melodramatic Mood

Kids these days

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD isn't your typical Final Fantasy title, but its newest cinematic trailer will probably remind you that it is indeed part of Square Enix's moody franchise. It's perhaps a little bloodier than you'd expect, but the CG video still focuses on stylish teens and their flashy magical abilities. Shedding some light...

Push Scare: How Final Fantasy VII's Not-So-Scary Intro Made Me Shelve It for Two Years

How Final Fantasy VII's Not-So-Scary Intro Made Me Shelve It for Two Years

Silver lining

Final Fantasy VII isn’t your archetypal horror game – far from it – but it does include one of the darkest stories of any title belonging to the long-running series. There are a number of disturbing moments found throughout the game, but what follows are a particular few that deeply upset my younger self. Despite the game being...