Tag Archives: Square Enix

Dark Clouds Ahead? A Level-5 Retrospective Part 1

Level-5, the developer behind a ton of games since the turn of the millennium, has seemingly been in a weird spot in the past few years. Having reached its 20th anniversary in 2018, with characters appearing in other games, and still releasing new games in popular series like Ni no Kuni and Professor Layton, and […]

The Many Teases of Final Fantasy VII Remake

“Final Fantasy VII Remake has a release date.” News regarding the highly anticipated project always leaves fans waiting with bated breath, given how many questions surround the remake. Is the game still going to be released episodically? Is the game coming to multiple consoles? When will we finally be able to play the game? The […]

A Handful of E3 2019 Predictions

With E3 2019 just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to discuss some of our predictions for the upcoming press conferences. We haven’t gone as in depth as some of our colleagues, but we went with what we felt was possible. For the most part, we all have different predictions that don’t […]

World of Final Fantasy Maxima is the Second Chance the Title Deserves

World of Final Fantasy Maxima, an updated version of the 2016 Final Fantasy spin-off monster-raising RPG, World of Final Fantasy, was announced for a November 6 release on Nintendo Switch during the September 13 Nintendo Direct. It was later clarified that it would also be coming to Xbox One and that the Maxima update would […]

It’s Time for A Full On Modern Remake of an Older Dragon Quest Title

(Warning: This article contains a spoiler for the true ending of Dragon Quest XI) Earlier this month, I wrote about how Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age renewed my interest in the main series. Something I didn’t mention, however, was how I’d like to see an older Dragon Quest game use the modern engine […]

How Dragon Quest XI Increased My Interest in the Main Series

I’ve known about Dragon Quest from a young age, since back when I first had my Game Boy Color. However, back then I didn’t know how RPGs besides Pokemon worked, so of course I didn’t have much interest in them. My first foray into the franchise was with Dragon Quest Monsters (Dragon Warrior Monsters in […]

Final Fantasy: A Homecoming

What started with pretty surprising and welcome news of Final Fantasy XII – The Zodiac Age getting a Switch port, quickly turned into me staring at the screen slack-jawed and teary-eyed. Final Fantasy VII (FFVII) is coming to the Nintendo Switch You might be thinking “come now, Jason. FFVII has now appeared on many platforms. […]

The Last Remnant is Getting a Remastered Version on PlayStation 4

Fans that have been waiting for The Last Remnant to come to Sony hardware won’t have to wait much longer as Square Enix has announced a remastered version of the game for the PlayStation 4. The Last Remnant was an Xbox 360 console exclusive when it first released back in 2008 — one of few […]

Sexual Violence and the Ethics of Gaming

There is a movement that investigates misogyny and sexual violence in modern gaming. It includes, for better or worse, Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games, C.J. Ferguson’s meta-analysis of video game psychiatry, or any US news network when anything bad happens ever. Most individuals involved do good work, but there is a tedious […]