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*&^”

The Top Ten Greatest Consoles of All-Time

The PlayStation as we know it, might not have existed if Sega had partnered up with Sony when it had the chance.

Editor’s foreword: There are two separate rankings listed: The official ranking which is the ‘NER’ ranking, and the Personal Ranking. The entire list is mostly subjective, as quality of games and my experiences with said games are the biggest deciding factor in terms of ranking. However, the NER ranking takes many other things into consideration,… Continue reading The Top Ten Greatest Consoles of All-Time

What Went Wrong? Wii U Edition

Nintendo Wii U (2012)  Specs:  CPU: 1.24 GHz Tri-Core IBM Power PC “Espresso”  RAM: 2GB DDR3 (1GB for operating system, 1GB for games)  GPU: 550 MHz AMD Radeon based “Latte”  Display: 480i-1080p  Price point: $299.00 (8GB internal storage system) $349.00 (32GB Internal storage)  The Wii U for all intents and purposes is Nintendo’s biggest miss… Continue reading What Went Wrong? Wii U Edition

Dreamcast Memories: Looking Back at Sega’s Last Console

The Sega Dreamcast turns 20 today. Sega’s last console released on 9/9/99 with a multi-million dollar marketing campaign was Sega’s last effort in the hardware business. By late 2000 rumors were that Sega would pullout of the Hardware business, and they did in 2001-02 effectively killing the Dreamcast. We won’t go in depth today into… Continue reading Dreamcast Memories: Looking Back at Sega’s Last Console

The Story behind a bad sequel: Alundra v.s. Alundra 2

Alundra is an all time great game, Alundra 2 is an all time bust (at least when compared to the original) which is the reason why I have chosen this series to be dissected for the first installment of the story behind the bad sequel. Yeah that sounds like one of those VH1 documentaries. The… Continue reading The Story behind a bad sequel: Alundra v.s. Alundra 2