Final Fantasy Road Trip: Final Fantasy 2

Hello and welcome back to Part 2 of my personal journey of Final Fantasy. Today we move on to the first sequel of the series, after the first turned out to be quite a financial success for SE. First released in 1988, Final Fantasy 2 is often rereleased as part of a package deal with Final Fantasy 1. The copy played… » 11/10/14 5:26pm 11/10/14 5:26pm

Goodbye Turn-based Final Fantasies

This is something that's been weighing on my mind since the first FFXV gameplay trailer was shown. It's a bittersweet issue for me. Saying goodbye to one of your first loves in gaming is never easy and the difficulty has been compounded by Square Enix's efforts to remain relevant and compete for your time in an era… » 9/26/14 5:50pm 9/26/14 5:50pm

The 16 Best Final Fantasy Songs. Ever.

A continuation of the compilation soundtrack to your life has released today, Final Fantasy fans. With 221 songs of field music to traverse, boss battles to fight and events to trigger, what better way to celebrate Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call and FF music than with a little Mixtape Challenge of our own? » 9/16/14 12:00am 9/16/14 12:00am

TAY Explores Games: Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

I've had quite an interesting relationship with Square Enix in the past. My first experience with playing one of their games was when I played Final Fantasy 9 back in the early 2000s and late 1990s and man did I think it was magical. I loved the music, the characters, the setting. I loved all of it, well except for… » 9/07/14 8:33pm 9/07/14 8:33pm

A Mini-Survival Guide To JRPGs

So I recently convinced some friends of mine to try Japanese role-playing games (JRPG). Let me tell you, it was no easy task. It took a comparison of games they played in the past, and a pleasing price range to get them to consent. But even after the hassle they still treaded carefully and they have every right to do… » 8/08/14 12:09pm 8/08/14 12:09pm

"This Isn't Final Fantasy"

The Final Fantasy brand is one of the oldest and most well known series of JPGs, and is often the ruler to which other JRPGs are compared. Games from established companies and indie groups are often praised for being so similar to the classic series of games, and newer games from Square Enix are criticized for not… » 5/15/14 1:02pm 5/15/14 1:02pm