Final Fantasy XIII was, at once, everything right and wrong with the modern Japanese RPG. It delivered on the spectacle, but seemingly at the cost of cutting down on the exploration and complexity that drew us all into JRPGs. The experience of those dim days of playing earlier FFs all night long in rooms lit only by the glow of CRTs, so engrossed we might as well have fallen into the worlds they laid out for us to explore? Gone. There was no room for that, Final Fantasy XIII was an experience, dammit.
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and across PAL territories, today confirms that FINAL FANTASY® XIII-2 will be on sale from today in North American territories, and on Friday 3rd February 2012 in European and PAL territories for Xbox 360 and PlayStation® 3.(more…)
A couple new releases this week including Spirit Camera, Ace Combat and see what Famitsu thinks to Resident Evil: Revelations….(more…)
AMY and Darksiders highlight this week’s European PlayStation Store update!
Final Fantasy XIII-2 demo is now available to download on both the PS3 and Xbox 360. A new trailer has been released detailing the content of the demo.
No new releases this week in Japan, but its a very Nintendo Top 10. The 3DS also continues to dominate the hardware side of things and Famitsu reviews Kiki Trick, Rhythm Thief R and Beyond the Labyrinth!
Choplifter HD and Sports Champions as well as not one but, TWO new video apps highlight this week’s PlayStation Store Update.
Wow! Just see how well the 3DS is doing! Vita who?
With the exception of FF XIII-2 and Uncharted Vita, Japan had a very Nintendo Christmas…
See if the Vita managed to shake things up a bit….
See how well Mario Kart 7 did in it’s first week, as well as the latest Famitsu review scores, including Monster Hunter 3G….
Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be getting a new game mode called: “New Game Plus” and it will also offer some bonuses for previous FF XIII players who still have their save file.