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  • Blog Post: The Best Video Game Surprise Songs

    It’s not an entirely new phenomenon. Surprise songs have been showing up in video games for quite some time, but it has become increasingly popular in this generation of video games. Sometimes they accompany secret areas, important plot moments, or they appear during the credits at the end of a... More
  • Blog Post: The Best RPG Writing

    Writing a narrative for a lengthy RPG is tricky. Not only do writers have to consider character development, realistic dialogue, and story progression, but they also have to make sure it complements the long-form gameplay. Storytelling has always been hit or miss for the role-playing genre, but writers... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Final Fantasy VI's Coin Flip

    When we're young, nothing is more important than our pride. We want to do everything ourselves, and carve our own way in the world. However, with adulthood comes understanding that our previous triumphs only could have occurred with the invisible hands of those that we love. This rings true with... More
  • Blog Post: Spoiled! Final Fantasy VI

    Spoiled! is our video series that has Game Informer editors discussing the ending to some of the biggest games around, and every once in a while we dive in and dissect a classic. Associate editor Tim Turi just finished his first playthrough of Final Fantasy VI and was eager to discuss the ending and... More
  • Blog Post: Editorial: The Cost Of Keeping Current

    I’ve wanted to replay the original Metal Gear Solid for the last five years. I used to play through it every fall. I’m a nostalgic guy, and autumn reminds of when I first played the fantastic stealth game one Halloween almost fifteen years ago. Finding free time to revisit Shadow Moses Island... More
  • Blog Post: Return Of The Pixel: The Call For An Old-Fashioned Final Fantasy

    No game in my must-play backlog can beat the gravitas and hype of Final Fantasy VI. A few weeks ago, I finally downloaded the RPG onto my Wii and started playing. My Final Fantasy-loving friends were ecstatic when I revealed I was playing it for the first time. I’ve invested many hours into my... More
  • Blog Post: Ranking The Final Fantasy Series

    The Final Fantasy franchise has a massive dedicated following, and gamers all have their favorite installments. The best and worst entries are often debated among friends and fans, with no clear winners. Everybody seems to have an opinion, so here's mine. I've been playing Final Fantasy since... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Pain In The #$% Final Fantasy Enemies

    The worlds of Final Fantasy are packed with goblins, dragons, and all manner of classic mythological monsters. Most of these clichéd creatures are reasonably challenging but don’t pose an inordinate threat to your band of adventurers. However, there are some enemies that will pop up out... More
  • Blog Post: Why We Love Final Fantasy VI

    The Final Fantasy series contains some of the most revered games in history, and the sixth installment regularly comes up in discussions of the greatest RPG of all time. In this new recurring feature, we take a nostalgic look back at the many things – big and small – that made our favorite... More
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