Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy V

Unreleased in its original SNES form in the United States, I first played Final Fantasy V as part of the Final Fantasy: Anthology Collection package released in 1999. The US only received two SNES entries Final Fantasy IV, and Final Fantasy IV under the “II and III” labels respectively. Squaresoft, at the time, bypassed releasing… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Final Fantasy V

SaGa Frontier Remastered Gets Released on April 15th

This 1998 PlayStation classic is finally back and will be available on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and mobile. SaGa Frontier Remastered will feature eight playable characters this time since they added Fuse for this remaster. Relive A Classic SaGa Frontier Remastered will bring the PlayStation classic to current consoles. Choose between 8 different characters… Continue reading SaGa Frontier Remastered Gets Released on April 15th

Astria Ascending A Brand New JRPG With Help From Final Fantasy Devs

Last month, publisher Dear Villager and developer Artisan Studios announced their JRPG Astria Ascending. This hand-drawn 2D RPG is getting the Final Fantasy treatment with the involvement of composer Hitoshi Sakimoto (Final Fantasy XII) and writer Kazushige Nojima (Final Fantasy VII Remake). A Gorgeous Hand-Drawn World Astria Ascending is a 2D RPG that looks absolutely… Continue reading Astria Ascending A Brand New JRPG With Help From Final Fantasy Devs

Monster Hunter Rise Review

Monster Hunter is a franchise that has been around for quite some time now. It has always been successful, especially in Japan, but western audiences have flocked to this series since the release of Monster Hunter World in 2018. World became Capcom’s most successful game ever, so with the announcement of Monster Hunter Rise and… Continue reading Monster Hunter Rise Review

Throwback Bit Thursday: Skies of Arcadia

The Dreamcast was a weird little system, not because there was anything wrong with it, but because it launched in the U.S. (9/9/1999) in the midst of late gen N64 software (which looked pretty good), and the beginnings of a massive PlayStation 2 hype campaign.  The Dreamcast needed to be massive sales success in order to… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Skies of Arcadia

FF: Anthology, and the Potential for a Final Fantasy VI Remake

Final Fantasy VI is legendary. That statement is true for many reasons, but mainly for the games’ reputation as either the best, or second-best game in the series by most Final Fantasy afficionados’ reckoning.   Final Fantasy Anthology’s Importance to Final Fantasy VI Final Fantasy Anthology, a collector’s package that included the aforementioned Final Fantasy VI… Continue reading FF: Anthology, and the Potential for a Final Fantasy VI Remake

Fantasian Releases On Apple Arcade

On April 2nd, Fantasian was finally released on Apple Arcade. Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi was at the helm of this new mobile RPG experience. Fantasian blends traditional RPG elements like turn-based battles with a beautiful handcrafted world made up of dioramas. Beautifully Handcrafted World Fantasian has been getting a lot of attention thanks to… Continue reading Fantasian Releases On Apple Arcade