Final Fantasy VII remake: hands-on TGS 2019 preview

Final Fantasy VII remake: hands-on TGS 2019 preview

Sep 21, 2019

The raw, visceral reaction to the announcement of the FFVII remake at E3 2015 was a memorable moment. After all, this wasn’t just one of the most beloved games of all time, but a remake that had festered in the imagination since the FFVII PS3 technical demo back at E3 2005. Once we had come to terms with the fact that we were finally getting what many of us...

Kingdom Hearts III: hands-on preview

Kingdom Hearts III: hands-on preview

Oct 4, 2018

The trilogy more than ten games in the making will finally be complete early next year. The Kingdom Hearts series (and its numerous rereleases) has spanned the PlayStation consoles from 2 to 4. They’ve covered Nintendo handhelds from the Gameboy Advance up to the 3DS. They’ve made appearances on the PSP, cellphones, and browser games. Seventeen years since...

Ni No Kuni II: hands-on preview

Ni No Kuni II: hands-on preview

Sep 24, 2017

What will come as no surprise to anyone who played the previous Ni no Kuni game is that Revenant Kingdom looks beautiful. The art style can be described as a 3D implementation of the Studio Ghibli aesthetic; simple, clean character designs in gorgeously detailed, vibrant worlds. But Ni no Kuni II is a significant visual improvement on its predecessor. The first...

Valkyria: Azure Revolution – TGS hands-on preview

Valkyria: Azure Revolution – TGS hands-on preview

Sep 18, 2016

The latest entry in the Valkyria Chronicles saga, Valkyria: Azure Revolution, has taken a rather dramatic turn away from the original games. The PS3 debut gained critical approval but suffered from fairly weak sales, so it isn’t too surprising that there has been a shift in the way it plays. Whether these changes are for the better remains to be seen. Rather...

Persona 5: TGS hands-on preview

Persona 5: TGS hands-on preview

Sep 15, 2016

This will come as no surprise to anyone who played and loved Persona 4, but Persona 5 positively oozes style. P5 is visually stunning and eminently playable. In some ways, it comes across as a typical JRPG, yet in others it is quite unique. Minor, yet important touches mark it out as different from the rest of the pack, making it relevant within a genre that...