Final Fantasy 3. Not 6. Part 3! (FF3N6P3?)

Good day, everyone - and apologies for how long this has taken. You can blame Blizzard for letting me play Heroes of the Storm - I get onto that game with the intention of playing like two matches, and before you know it it's three days later and I've got a full beard and an angry boss. But I digress! Let's talk about… » 2/09/15 1:30pm 2/09/15 1:30pm

What I'd like to see in Dissidia 3

I'm enamoured with the Dissidia series for all the wrong reasons. After my friend (a fanatic of Final Fantasy 7) showed me the movie Advent Children, I questioned (no one in particular) why Square Enix didn't design the battles to look as cool as the final clash between Cloud and Sephiroth in any of their newest… » 1/09/15 2:00pm 1/09/15 2:00pm

TAY's Most-Hyped Games of 2015

2014: A wonderful year full of fantastic titles. Everyone on TAY has been singing praises of their best of the year, and after so many great Best Of lists, so I didn't feel like I had much more to say regarding that. Instead I invite you to take a look forward to what will be another great year in gaming. With so many… » 12/29/14 8:00am 12/29/14 8:00am

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… » 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… » 8/08/14 12:09pm 8/08/14 12:09pm