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Square Enix Does Cool Thing for Nintendo Wii Owners, at Least Those That Own a Certain Game

Square Enix, a company that catches a lot of flak from gamers; when things get heated they are on par with Ubi Soft’s level of heat. I am not sure they are trying to turn that public image around with this announcement or not, but it is still cool. If you own Dragon Quest X […]

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Retrospective

In 2004, Square Enix released Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. It was the first Final Fantasy game to be released on a Nintendo console after the fallout between Square and Nintendo. However, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles turned out to be very different to what fans were expecting. The Final Fantasy brand is associated with story heavy […]

Kingdom Hearts Playstation 2

Kingdom Hearts Mixes Disney with Square Enix on Playstation 2 – Today in Retro Gaming – September 16th, 2002

When I first heard about Kingdom Hearts I was a little dismayed.  I was, still am, a big Disney fan but I was coming out of the whole “Square rocks” phase of my gaming life.  I was interested in seeing what they did with, what was basically, a blanket Disney license like this (it surely […]

Oddballs in Gaming: Final Fantasy II

Final Fantasy II was the sequel which dared to be different. A shame that it tried a little bit too hard. But, while some of its changes proved unpopular, others remained as staple in the series. Final Fantasy II has guest party members, a large supporting cast, a villain who was larger than life, and […]

Was Final Fantasy the End for Square?

For as long as Squaresoft has been popular in the West a rumor has plagued the internet. Final Fantasy was named after being the last opportunity for a failing company to come become successful. But, many have discredited this rumor based on interviews with series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi . Sakaguchi, however claims he named it […]

Square Enix Launches Final Fantasy and Saves Company – Today in Retro Gaming – July 12th, 1990

While it may seem like a faery tale to fans of gaming, it is true that 26 years ago- Square Enix was on the edges of bankruptcy.  They had enough money to release one more game, a role playing game was ready so they released it.  Since this could have been their final game, they […]

Final Fantasy VII Now Available on Android

Who reading this has not played Final Fantasy VII?  If that is possible, your reasons have just been diminished by one platform.  Android.  Yep, Square Enix have finally brought Final Fantasy VII to the Google platform.  For anyone that doesn’t know, they already released it on iPhone last year- yeah, we are going that route […]

Dragon Warrior III Gives Erdrick Origin Story on Nintendo NES – Today in Retro Gaming – June 12th 1992

Origin stories in comic books are commonplace.  Not so much in video games.  That did not stop Enix (now Square Enix) from doing just that with Dragon Warrior III on the Nintendo Entertainment System.  Released in 1992, the game was the final part of the trilogy that makes up the Erdrick storyline- it is told […]

Today in Gaming History: Dragon Quest III

25 years ago the world of eastern RPGs was forever changed with the release of Dragon Warrior III (in the U.S.). DQ3 is the grandfather of almost every cliche that we use in modern Role Playing Games. Dragon Quest III (as its called in Japan) is the epic quest of a young man who embarked […]

Romancing SaGa 2 Released on Android and iPhone

Square Enix continue their porting of classic games from their back catalog of games.  One of the most recent ports is Romancing SaGa 2 for Android and iPhone.  The interesting thing about this port is that this is the first time it is available LEGALLY in English.  Sure, there are illegal reproductions of fan translations […]


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