PS4, Reviews, XONE

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a bittersweet piece of dumb fun

After decades riding on the absurdity train, ranging from fighting dinosaurs inside pyramids to being portrayed by Brad Pitt's ex in two so-bad-they're-good films, Eidos and Crystal Dynamics' brand new take on the Tomb Raider franchise brought Ms. Lara Croft to the pantheon of serious and down-to-earth videogame characters of the decade, thanks to two… Continue reading Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a bittersweet piece of dumb fun

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PS4, Reviews

Secret of Mana HD: The more things change, the more they stay the same

The year was 1993. It would be two years until Chrono Trigger would enthrall many gamers with its spell of time traveling adventure and discovery. But a more whimsical fare had just been released. A game that was light and bright and snappy, as were its graphics, gameplay, and soundtrack. Landing a coveted spot on… Continue reading Secret of Mana HD: The more things change, the more they stay the same

PS4, Reviews

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age mixes accessibility with familiarity in the one of the series’ most engaging entries

It was a time of peace in Ivalice.  A long-awaited wedding would bring out the people of Rabanastre in harmony and in celebration, but their joyous merrymaking would be short lived. Suddenly, an attack from the nearby kingdom of Dalmasca would shatter the tranquil atmosphere, turning excitement and happiness into panic and terror. So begins… Continue reading Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age mixes accessibility with familiarity in the one of the series’ most engaging entries

E3 2017, Previews, PS4

From E3 2017: Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age aims to please fans and newcomers alike

At the brink of E3 2017 closing down for good, we had the chance to sit down for a chat with the producers of the new Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age at Square Enix's booth. Based on Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System, an improved Japan-only rerelease of Final Fantasy XII from 2007,… Continue reading From E3 2017: Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age aims to please fans and newcomers alike

E3 2016, PC, Previews, PS Vita, PS4

E3 2016: I Am Setsuna Hands-off Impressions – A deeper meaning

The biggest surprises of this year's E3 came in form of impromptu interview opportunities that popped up during our appointments at the show. One of these happened when we stopped by Square Enix's spacious booth for a showing of their JRPGs. Instead of the usual demo and information overload that everyone who writes about games at… Continue reading E3 2016: I Am Setsuna Hands-off Impressions – A deeper meaning

PC, Previews, PS3, Xbox 360

E3 2013 – Murdered: Soul Suspect Preview

It's easy to point out clichés in any sort of media. Videogames are no different. Putting ghosts and a murder mystery is what Murdered: Soul Suspect is all about. Taking place in Salem, Murdered stars detective Ronan O'Connor. Unluckily for Ronan, things aren't looking up for him. He was just killed. While death is usually… Continue reading E3 2013 – Murdered: Soul Suspect Preview