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4 weeks ago

Review: Star Ocean: The Divine Force

The Star Ocean series is a storied one that has been going through somewhat of a rough patch recently. Typically releasing a game once per console generation, the series has gone from unknown (the previously Japanese only Star Ocean for Super Famicom) to cult favorite (Second Story and Til the End of Time) to generally
7 months ago

Square Enix Sells Western Studios to THQ Parent Company

Embracer Group and Square Enix announced in a joint press release yesterday that the Swedish video game holding company would purchase three North American studios from Square Enix. The THQ parent company will acquire Eidos Montreal, Square Enix Montreal, and Crystal Dynamics as well as several IPs which were developed at those studios. When the
9 months ago

Review: Triangle Strategy

On January 28th, 1998, Square-Enix released Final Fantasy Tactics to a North American audience. People who played that game have spent twenty-four years looking for more. I open with that because I feel it’s very important to note my biases at the very least. When I first heard about Triangle Strategy my immediate dream was
1 year ago

FFXIV: Endwalker Delayed by Two Weeks

Producer & Director Naoki Yoshida announced tonight during the 67th Letter from the Producer Live that the release of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, the upcoming expansion pack, is being delayed by two weeks. The new release schedule is as follows: Official Release: Tuesday, December 7, 2021Start of Early Access: Friday, December 3, 2021Patch 6.01 Scheduled
1 year ago

Review: Bravely Default II [PC]

When the original Bravely Default landed on the 3DS back in 2014, it stood as direct confirmation that there was still a market for high quality, turn-based JRPGs. It sported a job-based combat system and a party reminiscent of 2010’s Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, a game that itself took heavy inspiration from
1 year ago

Square Enix Reveals Guardians of the Galaxy Game

After the mixed reception of Marvel’s Avengers, Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal have announced that they’ll be working on another Marvel property: Guardian’s of the Galaxy. This new, single player game, will have players jumping into the jet-boots of Star-Lord as he’s joined by the rest of the Guardians to fight for the fate of the
1 year ago

Review: Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade and INTERmission DLC

When we reviewed Final Fantasy VII Remake last year, we loved it. Square Enix took a game that everyone loved and remembered and gave us something new, while also taking the risk of shaking things up a little bit in the process. This week, the PlayStation 5 version of the game, Final Fantasy VII Remake
1 year ago

Preview: NEO: The World Ends with You

We recently had a chance to get hands-on time with Square Enix’s upcoming release of NEO: The World Ends with You. I never got around to playing the original The World Ends with You on the Nintendo DS back in 2007, but I was certainly aware of the game. Now, with the next game in
27 May 2021

Dragon Quest Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Six Announcements

To say that the Dragon Quest series’ 35th anniversary is a packed one would be an understatement. Yesterday evening, Square Enix hosted a broadcast with six announcements to celebrate the occasion that was simultaneously streamed in multiple languages. Let’s take a look at everything that was announced during the event.
27 Apr 2021

Review: NieR: Replicant ver. 1.22474487139…

The thing about Yoko Taro games is that there’s nothing else quite like them. And that is, to a certain extent, the problem with Yoko Taro games, because among the things they traditionally haven’t been is very good. Drakengard was the first Taro game I played, and that was a janky mess that got widely
17 Feb 2021

Everything Shown During Today’s Nintendo Direct (February 2021)

Yesterday, Nintendo tweeted out an announcement for their highly-anticipated Nintendo Direct event, scheduled for February 17th at 2:00pm PT/ 5:00 ET. The effect that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have on the video game industry (games continuously being delayed) is very disheartening so as an active gamer, it was good to see some good news
4 Jan 2021

NieR: Automata’s “Last Secret” Has Been Discovered

Four years after NieR: Automata‘s launch and two years after its Director Yoko Taro claimed in Famitsu that there was “one last secret” yet to be discovered, dataminer and modder Lance McDonald has found it after “hundreds of hours” of reverse-engineering the game’s engine.
26 Aug 2020

Review: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition

Memories can be an odd thing. We remember the games we grew up with, how they made us feel, and then years later, we can revisit them and find that sometimes, our memories have been altered by the flow of time. I can remember sitting in a small bedroom, my friends and I huddled together
3 Aug 2020

Spider-Man Coming to Marvel’s Avengers as a PlayStation Exclusive (UPDATE)

It’s been announced today via the PlayStation Blog that the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers from Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics will indeed be receiving everyone’s favorite web-slinger, Spider-Man. Last week during July’s War Table stream, we got a quick glimpse at how characters will traverse the various mission maps. Fans were quick to note that Black
30 Jul 2020

Square Enix to Reprint Final Fantasy XIV Art Books Next Year

Today, Square Enix announced that they’ll be reprinting several of their Final Fantasy XIV artbooks next year. Both Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward books, The Art of Ishgard -Stone and Steel- and The Art of Ishgard -The Scars of War– are set to be released on March 23, 2021. These books will contain redeemable codes for
29 Jul 2020

Marvel’s Avengers War Table Reveals Beta Details, New Hero

Today during the latest War Table stream for Marvel’s Avengers, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics revealed more details for the beta test which will begin next week.
23 Jul 2020

Square Enix Lifts the Curtain on Balan Wonderworld

After the recent “Balan Company” teasers from Square Enix, Balan Wonderworld, the new game by former Sonic Team members was unveiled during the Xbox Games Showcase today.
15 Jul 2020

Dates Announced For Marvel’s Avengers Beta

Today, Square Enix announced the date for their next War Table stream as well as dates for the upcoming beta of Marvel’s Avengers.
9 Jul 2020

Square Enix Celebrates Final Fantasy IX’s 20th Anniversary with New Merchandise and Interviews

In commemoration of one of the most beloved games in the Final Fantasy series, Square Enix is running a special feature on the Final Fantasy Portal Site for Final Fantasy IX. Final Fantasy IX, which now celebrates its 20th anniversary, was originally released in Japan on July 7th, 2000 on the PlayStation, with a remaster
24 Jun 2020

Marvel’s Avengers War Table Shows New Gameplay, Reveals Main Villain

Today, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics presented their Marvel’s Avengers War Table stream which showed new trailers and footage of gameplay. Gameplay of a new Thor focused mission “Once an Avenger” was shown today, showing the god of thunder in his Donald Blake outfit as he assists the other Avengers in their fight against A.I.M.