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  • Blog Post: Is Square Enix Teasing A Spiritual Successor To Chrono Trigger?

    At E3 2015, there was a small blip during the Square Enix press conference that went largely unnoticed because there weren’t that many details to divulge. The newly formed internal studio, Tokyo RPG Factory, is working on something called Project Setsuna, a throwback to the “good old days”... More
  • Blog Post: Meet The MLB Player Who Helped Envision Deus Ex’s Future

    Anyone can dream about the future. Interstellar space ships, laser swords, and alien races are a staple of science fiction, but it takes a lot of diligent research to craft a future that could actually come to pass. When Eidos-Montreal rebooted the Deus Ex series in 2011, it wanted to build a world that... 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: Opinion – The Final Fantasy VII Remake Needs To Make Changes

    The unveiling of Square Enix’s upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake at E3 seemed almost too good to be true. With the reveal, Final Fantasy fans united in joy and surprise at the prospect of the RPG classic’s return. But that was only the first step. Now that the game is confirmed, Square Enix... 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: Nier Director Talks About Needless Violence And The Show 24

    Game developers draw inspiration from everywhere: other games, movies, comic books. However, usually you expect a game to draw inspiration from a source that is similar to the product they’re making. Nier is a future dystopian Japanese action-RPG, so it seems a little strange that its developer... More
  • Blog Post: Forget Assassin’s Creed Hitman Is The Real Assassin Of E3 2015

    With Hitman: Absolution, Io-Interactive hit on a winning formula in creating a series of small sandboxes for players to explore, sneak through and MacGyver their way to assassinate their target. For Io-Interactive’s first Hitman game on the newest batch of consoles, the studio is sticking to this... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap of Square Enix's E3 Press Conference 2015

    The media briefing from Square Enix was the last of seven live streams hosted by Game Informer during E3 2015, and they brought us out with a strong showing. Editors Kim Wallace and Joe Juba recap the highlights from Kingdom Hearts, Just Cause, Deus Ex, and more. Check it out below! More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Wishlist: What We Want From Kingdom Hearts III

    Kingdom Hearts III has been on fans' wishlists for nearly ten years at this point. In fact, we created a wishlist of our own in March 2012 before many recent developments came into being. As we move toward this year's E3, we update our original wishlist in anticipation of a potential new showing... More
  • Blog Post: Riskbreaker – Vagrant Story 15 Years On

    Today, May 15, marks the 15-year anniversary of Vagrant Story's release in America on the original PlayStation. It's not a watershed moment in video game history, but Square's dungeon-crawling action/RPG deserves recognition. Personally, it remains a title whose art style and merging of various... More
  • Blog Post: The Artistry Of Play Arts

    If you’re into the collectibles scene, then you’re probably already familiar with the excellent line of Play Arts figures produced by Square Enix. Originally, the Play Arts line acted as an avenue for the game publisher to deliver high quality figures to fans of its games. As the team's... More
  • Blog Post: How The Original Deus Ex Changed The Face Of Gaming

    In the early ‘90s, id Software flipped the gaming industry on its side when it popularized the first-person shooter with Doom and Wolfenstein 3D. Now shooters are one of the most common video game genres on the market, delivering everything from high-intensity shootouts like Call of Duty to thought... More
  • Blog Post: Meet The Power Players Of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

    Adam Jensen is more driven than ever. Two years after the catastrophic events that marked the end of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, he’s determined to expose the group and people behind the so-called Aug Incident. While the Illuminati may have pulled those strings and are the focus of Jensen’s... More
  • Blog Post: The Essentials – Chrono Trigger

    Welcome to another installment of The Essentials, our weekly feature that showcases the finest games to grace our interactive medium. These games have set a high bar, and can be considered "required reading" for any video game fan. We've already looked at a slew of memorable titles such... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Play The Entire Final Fantasy XV Demo

    Final Fantasy XV has been a long time coming and we finally got our hands on Episode Duscae. We played the entire two-hour demo in its entirety and got to unlock an impressive Elder God summon at the end as a reward. Check it out below. If you want a primer on FF XV's long – and we mean long... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae

    This week saw the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD , but the more exciting element to that package was the inclusion of the Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo. You can watch us play through the entire demo in the archive of our live stream or watch the video below to have a look at a gigantic summon... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber - Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    While a lot of people were attracted to the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for the coupled demo of Final Fantasy XV, this port of the PSP game contains a lot of content and is one of the most experimental Final Fantasy games in years. Game Informer's Matt Miller reviewed the game and is joined... More
  • Blog Post: Where is Final Fantasy XV?

    Many gamers are looking ahead to the next generation for exciting games, but for one of Square Enix’s most anticipated upcoming titles, we have to look backward. Final Fantasy Versus XIII was unveiled in 2006, but remained seldom-seen and mysterious until it reappeared as Final Fantasy XV. Even... 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
  • Blog Post: Balancing Survival Vs. Action In Rise Of The Tomb Raider

    Leading up to the release of the Tomb Raider reboot in 2013, Crystal Dynamics pushed the theme that Lara Croft was a survivor. While the survival aspects certainly were a large part of the story, the game didn't cross the line of becoming a systems-driven "survival game." While visiting... More
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