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  • Blog Post: Behind The Scenes Of Final Fantasy VII’s Gold Saucer

    Final Fantasy VII has many memorable and iconic moments, ranging from the silly to the serious. Though the Gold Saucer may not be as epic as the final confrontation between Cloud and Sephiroth, its mixture of goofy distractions and minigames holds a special place in fans’ hearts. We talked among... More
  • Blog Post: The Art That Shaped Final Fantasy: Thoughts From Famed Artist Yoshitaka Amano

    Many great artists have helped define Final Fantasy over the years, but Yoshitaka Amano’s work is the most recognizable, and has become closely associated with the series as a whole. Amano draws the iconic logo illustrations for every title, and is also responsible for the unique visual style that... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Questions And Answers About The Final Fantasy VII Remake

    Final Fantasy XV's impending September 30 release makes it the "here and now" of Final Fantasy, but what about the franchise's future? Fans enjoy looking ahead to the upcoming entries in their favorite series, and this case, the next big step is Final Fantasy VII Remake – the... More
  • Blog Post: Get Ready For Our Last Game Club Discussion On Final Fantasy VII

    A few months ago, we started the Game Informer Game Club where we play games and talk about them with our (awesome) community. The inaugural game has been Final Fantasy VII , and we’ve already had three discussions about the game. Now we’re gearing up to bring the Final Fantasy VII discussion... More
  • Blog Post: Get Ready For Our Game Club Discussion On Final Fantasy VII's Second Disc

    Not too long ago, we started the Game Informer Game Club where we play games and talk about them with our (super-cool) community. The inaugural game has been Final Fantasy VII , and we’ve already had two discussion about the first disc. Now we’re gearing up for our second in-depth session... More
  • Blog Post: Share Your Final Fantasy VII Insights In Our Second Game Club Live Chat

    Update: The discussion is now over, but you can read our archived conversation on page two. Also come back in three weeks for the next talk. Original Story A few weeks back, we announced our inaugural outing for the GI Game Club : a playthrough of the classic JRPG, Final Fantasy VII . We’ve been... More
  • Blog Post: GI Game Club – Final Fantasy VII: Session 2

    A little while ago, we started a Game Club here at GI to play games and talk about them with our (super-cool) community. The inaugural game for the project is Final Fantasy VII , and we’ve already had one discussion about the opening hours – up until the party leaves Midgar. Now we’re... More
  • Blog Post: Our First Final Fantasy VII Game Club Chat Is Complete

    UPDATE: Today's live chat has concluded. Thanks for joining us, everyone! We hope to see you next time. We'll be discussing the rest of Final Fantasy VII's disc one content on February 25 and 26. See you then! Original Story: A few weeks back, we announced our inaugural outing for the GI... More
  • Blog Post: Play Final Fantasy VII With Us In Our New Game Club

    Update: Winners have been selected! Check your "Conversations" inbox on this website to see if you won! If not, we encourage you to play along with us anyway! For some time, members of the Game Informer staff have wanted to organize a game club so that the entire Game Informer community could... More
  • Blog Post: Come Join The GI Game Club

    Sometimes we all want to delve deeper and discuss together what makes a game truly memorable. Why is it fun? In what ways did a particular game innovate when it first released? How did the design dovetail with the storytelling? We’re asking you to join us as we take a closer look at games through... More
  • Blog Post: Five Big Surprise Announcements In 2015

    Looking back at 2015, we received many of the awesome gaming experiences we were promised. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt turned out every bit as awesome as expected, the team at From Software pushed us to our limits once more with Bloodborne, and Nintendo enabled us to bring our imagination to life with the... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Cloud Strife's Grand Super Smash Bros. Debut

    With yesterday's final Nintendo Direct dedicated to Super Smash Bros. , we learned not only that Bayonetta and Corrin from Fire Emblem will be joining the roster but that Cloud Strife is now available to download. I'm joined by Kyle Hilliard in this Test Chamber as we test out the troubled youth's... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – The Final Fantasy VII Remake Needs To Make Changes

    Note: Square Enix's remake of Final Fantasy VII was big news at PSX over the weekend, including discussions surrounding its battle system and multi-part structure . With some fans crying foul about these alterations to the original formula, we thought it would be a good time to revisit this opinion... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are The Games That Had Surprise Releases Today On PlayStation 4 And Vita

    Sony is making a habit of surprise releasing games during its press conferences, and today's PlayStation Experience show was no exception. Here's what released today. The original Final Fantasy VII PC Port for PS4 Not to be confused with the very exciting Final Fantasy VII Remake , the port of... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – RPG Fans Are The Real Winners Of E3 2015

    I always like to take a few weeks away from any show to really start analyzing and putting it in perspective. I'm not one to usually name a "winner" of E3, since the fans always end up winning with a glut of new games. Even so, this year role-playing game fans really had a lot to cheer... More
  • Blog Post: What We Want (And Don’t Want) From The Final Fantasy VII Remake

    In a surprising E3 announcement, Square Enix and Sony revealed that the Final Fantasy VII remake is happening . This is a practically miraculous development for fans who have been hoping for such a project ever since the PS3 “tech demo” shown at E3 2005. Now that it’s officially happening... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Games We Never Thought We’d See At E3 2015

    E3 2015 was the year all of our joke predictions finally came true. From Ubisoft to Nintendo, there were surprises for fans across the board this year. Here’s a list of the games announced at E3 that we never saw coming. EarthBound Beginnings EarthBound Beginnings was the first surprise game to... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Boss Battle Themes

    A good boss battle serves as a climax for your journey. It often takes everything you have learned to triumph over the most deadly and epic of foes. These battles require suitably complex and epic boss-battle music to elevate the action and make them even more memorable. Here are 10 of the best boss... More
  • Blog Post: Franchise Follow-Ups No One Expected

    Every once in a while a game comes along that catches people off-guard. Whether they’re good or bad, unexpected games are always interesting to explore and discuss, especially when they’re part of a long-running series. Whether it’s because the games differ greatly from their predecessors... More
  • Blog Post: The Essentials – Final Fantasy VII

    Welcome to another installment of the Essentials, Game Informer’s weekly look at the best titles in gaming history. We curate this list to include the medium’s must-play experiences, spanning multiple genres and generations. The games might be especially innovative, groundbreaking, or significant... More
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