How to Play Final Fantasy II

While the original Final Fantasy introduced the world to the franchise, it wasn’t until Final Fantasy II that we met elements that later became staples, such as Chocobos or the recurring character known as Cid. For a sequel, the second Final Fantasy was bold, introducing a completely new leveling system…

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review

Final Fantasy XIII-2 fixes most of the problems of its predecessor, but it sacrifices the grand story and beloved cast of characters in the process. There are a couple of reasons why Final Fantasy XIII-2, a direct sequel to a core Final Fantasy game, exists: it’s a way for Square…

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How to Play the Original Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy, the game that started it all. Originally released in 1987 for the NES, the first Final Fantasy eventually made it to several consoles over the years, including the PlayStation, Game Boy Advance and NES Classic. For this article, I included the North American versions of the game and…

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Final Fantasy XIII Review

Final Fantasy XIII delivers a poignant story with likeable characters and an engaging combat system. It’s a shame that it takes so long to see it. Whenever a new Final Fantasy hits store shelves, the release feels like an event. That’s the case with other franchises, but for the longest…

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Vanquish Review

The ridiculous story and blistering fast gameplay make Vanquish an extraordinary single-player shooter that’s a joy to play and an experience you won’t forget any time soon. Vanquish, from notorious Japanese developer Platinum Games, is so confident in itself that there was simply no way that this third-person cover shooter…

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Halo Nightfall Review

With more work, Halo Nightfall could have been something special for fans and it could have connected the events from Halo 4 and Guardians in some entertaining ways. I’ve always felt that the Halo series would go along well with a movie or series. Sometimes the games don’t make enough…

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Dark Souls II Review

Like the game that preceded it, Dark Souls II offers an indelible experience that’s will remain in my memory for years to come. How far are you willing to go to become human again? Would you die over and over again until you crush the obstacles that block your path…

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