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Top 5 Things Done Right in Final Fantasy VI

All games have their memorable moments. Things that make them unforgettable for gamers. They aren’t necessarily always good things, but memorable all the same. A game can always be remembered as a masterpiece, but it can also be remembered for what should not be done. In this case, we’ll talk about the things that Final […]

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 […]

Wacky Wednesday: Sony, Square, Sega and the 9-9-99 Debacle

There are many ways to deliver a “screw you” message to your enemies. From Twitter insult wars to full-blown industrial espionage, corporate trickery has a large palette from which to pick a prank. Trading one-liners and one-upping one another’s ads happen every day, but every once in a great while the fates align to create truly […]

New Game: Dragon Quest III Now Available for Android and iOS

Dragon Quest, or Dragon Warrior for our North American readers, was a role playing game franchise that went nearly head to head against Final Fantasy back in the 8-Bit days.  Unfortunately, the transition to 16-Bit meant North American gamers would not see another Dragon Quest/Warrior game till the Playstation 2 (two generations removed from the […]

Revenge of the License: Parasite Eve

My normal philosophy with this column is to introduce readers to lesser-known games, and maybe help them crack a smile or two in the process, but with Parasite Eve‘s 16th anniversary looming on September 9th and the realization that it fit the parameters for this column, my course was set. We’ll return to our regularly-scheduled programming […]

Three Titles That Should Have Been Launch Titles on Nintendo’s 3DS

This article was originally made available on Gaming on Nintendo on June 1st, 2013- Rather than doing the boring same old top five games of this general persuasion, which is quite boring and unimaginative, I’ve decided to do a special three list of titles that Nintendo really should had as launch titles on the 3DS, […]


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