Posts Tagged ‘Final Fantasy’

The RPG Scrollbars: In The Cards

These days, you’re just not a proper RPG unless you’ve got a fancy card-game spin-off either in or out of world. Gwent. Hearthstone. Arcomage. Triple Triad. Legends of Norrath. Pokemon CCG. Now The Elder Scrolls is throwing its adventurer’s cap into the ring with The Elder Scrolls: Legends, as announced aeons ago, but only just going into closed beta. Quite a gold-rush, especially given that historically, these games haven’t done particularly well in digital form, even when backed by a big name or license.
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Have You Played… Final Fantasy III?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

The Final Fantasy games are finally arriving on PC. A while ago, I decided to play through every game in the series, in order. It’s currently possible to play through 3-9 and I’m happy enough to begin at three, given that many fans had told me it was a good starting point. I’ve played for around an hour – 64 minutes says Steam – and have absolutely no desire to continue. Have you played it? Am I wrong to give up so quickly?

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Final Fantasy IX Arrives On PC After 16 Years

Final Fantasy IX [official site] is a name you’re likely to hear a fair bit if you ask folks about their favourite Final Fantasy game. You thought you were being all clever and snide, preparing some comeback about Square Enix releasing over fifty of the devils, but someone has disarmed you with earnesty about a video game. What are you going to do now? Will you say “Oh, FFIX or FFIX-2 Final Flash or FFIX-9 – Zidane Doubles Down?” Scoff and stammer something about Chocobos? Give it up, mate.

I only came here to say a PC version of the JRPG launched today, 16 years after its PlayStation debut, and you’re tossing out that crap banter. Sort yourself out.

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Final Fantasy IX Coming To PC

Younger readers may find this hard to believe but, back in the year 2000 or so, when Square Enix announced a new Final Fantasy, everyone believed it was truly the last one. Each game sparked petitions and letter-writing campaigns from fans, begging Squeenix to reconsider and renew the series – especially after entries as nice as Final Fantasy IX [official site]. Well, not that I ever had a PlayStation to play it myself, but a fair few folks I follow on Twitter seem to have wet themselves over news that FFIX is finally coming to PC.

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Terra Cognita: Final Fantasy VI PC Release

One of the most beloved Final Fantasy games is finally coming to PC! Yay. It’s arriving on the 16th of December, just in time for Father Christmas to send a Steam gift code to you by email from the North Pole’s premier internet cafe! Hurrah. The Steam release appears to be using the crappy new graphics seen in the iOS and Android versions of the game! Fiddlesticks.

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Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Striking In December

I know I go on about wanting the anime boyband road trip that is Final Fantasy XV to be announced for PC too, but you have to understand that I really want it. Still, we’ll soon be caught up on the endless RPG series, as Square Enix have announced that the third and final part of Final Fantasy XIII, Lightning Returns: FF13 [official site], is coming our way on December 10th. And once we’re up to date (XIV of course being the MMO we got years ago) then surely they’ll start talking about XV too, right? Oh give over, Alice.

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Butz: Final Fantasy V Coming To Steam This Month

As if it weren’t enough that he looks like he’s fallen out of a crappy Newgrounds Flash game in the late nineties, the chap above is called Butz. He’s the star of Final Fantasy V [official site], which will be coming to Steam on September 24th. The “classic 2-D graphics” weren’t classic enough apparently because they’ve been “refined and remodelled”, and the controls have apparently been optimised as well. Based on the 2013 mobile release, the port will also contain an extra area from the 2006 re-release and “the Tetsuya Nomura-designed optional boss Enuo”.

No word on why that guy is called Butz though. The YouTube description refers to him as Bartz.

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