Retrospective Reviews is a new regular series at PopGeeks that looks back at great games that you may have missed when they first released. The idea is to introduce you to the titles in an honest and frank way with the hope that you go back and play them if they sound appealing to you. We’ll be looking at a vast variety of genres over the coming months so there should be something for everyone.
You may remember that in the mid-2000’s Hironobu Sakaguchi, the man behind the greatest Final Fantasy titles the series ever had, was inexplicably stuck making games for XBox. Only one game of his came out for the system before his contract was cancelled, and he went on to make The Last Story for Wii. But if Blue Dragon hadn’t been the lone JRPG fish in the bro-dude shooter market and sold more copies, he might have made Cry On instead. The project was cancelled in 2008, but Sakaguchi uploaded the trailer to his own YouTube account this week.
Hironobu Sakaguchi; if you’re a fan of RPG’s chances are you’ll know this name. The creator of a series that was to be his last foray into video games if it didn’t succeed which also shared the gambits name: Final Fantasy. Arguably some of the greatest RPG’s of a span of console generations sprung from this man’s creative mind as he worked at the venerable Square Enix.(more…)
The Last Story has garnered much attention over the past few years, with the original reveal that Mistwalker, fronted by JRPG mastermind Hironobo Sakaguchi, was working on a Wii-exclusive, followed by the furore of Operation: Rainfall to get it released in the west. Has all the hassle been worth it?
Wow, this game is beautiful. Hard to believe it’s running on the Wii…
The game launches accross Europe on February 24th. There is currently no North American release planned…