Those of you that have been with us for a while on the blog might remember a little review we put together a while ago for a game called ‘Samurai of Hyuga – book 1.’ It was an odd review for a couple of reasons: the review itself was actually written before the blog was … Continue reading Samurai of Hyuga – Book 2 review.
I don’t think I’ve made a secret of the fact that I put a pretty big emphasis on co-operative action, and generally anything that one can participate in a group. We talked about everything from how horror games can be affected by being played by a group, to how the industry has some promising titles … Continue reading Games that bind – Culling Bros approved Co-Op games
Final Fantasy XV is a game that owes a lot to its characters and whoever wrote them. This is a game that’s plagued with issues (mainly its lack-lustre combat and sometimes patchy story) that I absolutely adore anyway, and the characters are a big part of that. While the slew of likeable side-characters is definitely … Continue reading Character analysis: Ignis
The Final Fantasy series is not a stranger to odd and sometimes bizarre mini-games. In nearly every game in the entire series, there is usually some kind of small distraction that the player can find to help break up the main gameplay in their journey. The biggest example of this is probably FFVII, which had … Continue reading The Final Fantasy card game show down! Triple Triad vs Tetra Master!
A running theme through the series (and these articles) is that simply reusing a character’s name doesn’t really mean that character in question has to be similar to those that came before them. While a name may indeed have power, the series has proven that there’s a ton of different ways to use a template … Continue reading The Final Fantasy Formula: Gilgamesh – Multi-armed and hilarious.
While every world in the Final Fantasy series is different and quite diverse to each other, there is one common thread between them all. Namely, they all tend to be pretty damn big. This makes sense, since each game takes place in a different world (again, as long as you don’t ascribe to the theory … Continue reading The Final Fantasy Formula: The airship, your flying castle.
(Just a small update today, since we missed our usual Sunday deadline) I recently had the joy of playing through Yakuza Kiwami, which would actually be the first time I completed the very first Yakuza game since I’m one of the slow-pokes that only picked up the series on Zero. While the title has issues … Continue reading The children of video games; examples of actually likable minors.
This week's upload is another episode of 'Oliver gushes over the Yakuza,' this time the remake of the first game. I'm fortunate enough that the amazing crew over at Gaming Respawn let me do the review for their website, and thus comes with a lot more fancy pictures and a better summary. Due to posting … Continue reading Yakuza Kiwami review (link)
In addition to names and human characters, another reoccurring element throughout the series is its host of wildlife. Final Fantasy has really gathered quite the colourful cast of odd creatures to inhabit its various worlds (or one shared world, depending on if you subscribe to that crazy theory), and for this entry we’ll take a … Continue reading The Final Fantasy Formula: Chocobos, Moogles, Cactuars, Tonberry, oh my!
…Well, isn’t this a blast from the past. So, way back in 2015, I started a little side project called the ‘Final Fantasy Formula,’ wherein we’d took a closer look at the various elements that were present across multiple instalments of the Final Fantasy games. Because I was such a non-committal little scamp two years … Continue reading The Final Fantasy Formula: Biggs and Wedge