Is The End of the 30+ Plus Hour Single Player Games Near? A Former Sony Executive Claims Such Games Will Become “Unsustainable”

The ‘Death’ of the single player AAA game has long been preached by some industry insiders. From the moment that Call of Duty, and other multiplayer games became  smash commercial hits many have wondered if those games will eventually replace the Triple AAA games that feature strong single player story driven campaigns like the Uncharted… Continue reading Is The End of the 30+ Plus Hour Single Player Games Near? A Former Sony Executive Claims Such Games Will Become “Unsustainable”

Throwback Bit Thursday: Resident Evil: Code Veronica (DC)

A failed attempt of developing a Resident Evil 2 port for the Sega Saturn ended up in the development of Resident Evil: Code Veronica. Code Veronica chronologically speaking was the true sequel to Resident Evil 2, even if Resident Evil 3: Nemesis ended up being the numbered successor to the PlayStation survival horror hit. While… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Resident Evil: Code Veronica (DC)

The Rise and Fall of Japanese Role-Playing Games (JRPGs)

Square cleverly only showed the CG cutscene characters, as the game never looked nearly as good in real gameplay but kids those days didn't know that.

Before we start, let us make one thing clear; Japanese Role-Playing games are not dead. The genre never died, its games are everywhere around us in portable machines, mobile phones and in-home consoles. The word ‘demise’ in reference to the Japanese Role-Playing Game genre is more a description of the genre’s current state in comparison… Continue reading The Rise and Fall of Japanese Role-Playing Games (JRPGs)

Throwback Bit Thursday: Castlevania (64) A Beloved and Underrated Game

The year was 1999, and while the Nintendo 64 wasn’t doing so hot in terms of sales in contrast to Sony’s PS1. However, the system wasn’t lacking in high quality games. The N64 was coming of a huge year (1998) with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time shredding every possible standard imaginable in terms… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Castlevania (64) A Beloved and Underrated Game

Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy VII Could Have Been Xenogears

Xenogears is a classic PS1 JRPG

Those of us who loved Chrono Trigger, and its – not so direct – sequel Chrono Cross, might never get to see a third game in Square’s most critically acclaimed series. However, Xenogears in some ways felt like a spiritual cousin of the legendary SNES title. Made by a team composed of many of the… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy VII Could Have Been Xenogears

The Top Ten Greatest Final Fantasy Games of All-Time

The Final Fantasy series has been the torch bearer for Japanese Role Playing Games (JRPGs) since the 90’s (at least in the Western markets), and consequently, has spawned a long running series with 15 numbered entries accompanied by a number of spin offs based on the property. This top ten will do away with the… Continue reading The Top Ten Greatest Final Fantasy Games of All-Time

Throwback Bit Thursday: Ocarina of Time – The First Person Adventure That Almost Was

Every Thursday the Never Ending Realm will pay homage to older games by discussing tidbits of information that you might not know about the development of some of the most iconic titles in Video Gaming History. In this first installment we travel back in time to the mid 90’s where Nintendo’s EAD was hard at… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Ocarina of Time – The First Person Adventure That Almost Was

O.J. Simpson and The Power Rangers Killed The Gargoyles TV Show In The 90’s

The Gargoyles was one of my favorite TV shows back in the 90′. After 2 glorious seasons, and a pedestrian 3rd one that was done under different staff, the series was canned. The series made a resurgence last year on Disney Plus as the 3 seasons are included with their app. A in depth Polygon… Continue reading O.J. Simpson and The Power Rangers Killed The Gargoyles TV Show In The 90’s

Xbox Series X 3rd Party Games Reveal, Thoughts, and Pricing Analysis

This past week, Microsoft unveiled a few third party trailers for the upcoming Xbox Series X. Thus giving gamers a glimpse of – what we assume to be – Launch 3rdparty titles for the system. The reveal, which is much more than we have gotten from Sony in regards to the PS5, keeps Microsoft at… Continue reading Xbox Series X 3rd Party Games Reveal, Thoughts, and Pricing Analysis

Final Fantasy VIIR, Tetsuya Nomura, and The “Kingdom Hearts like Bulls*&^”

Warning Plot Spoilers Ahead: For starters, this isn’t a review of FFVIIR, I fear that a review of that particular title from myself, would end up being more like EGM’s review of the title in terms of its low score, than of some of other positive reviews on the net. Instead, this is an analysis… Continue reading Final Fantasy VIIR, Tetsuya Nomura, and The “Kingdom Hearts like Bulls*&^”