Review: Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

The release date for Final Fantasy Dissidia NT is just around the corner. So today, I present my look back at the biggest Dissidia title thus far; Dissidia 012. This game is very similar to its predecessor.  In fact, it’s actually somewhat of a retelling and expansion of the first game. In the first title, …
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Review: Dissidia Final Fantasy

As the upcoming release for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT approaches, I’m taking a moment to veer off of my regular playthrough schedule to take a look back at the original Dissidia titles.  Naturally, I’m starting with Dissidia Final Fantasy which was released for the Playstation Portable in 2009. In case you’re not familiar with the title, …
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Review: Final Fantasy Tactics – The War of the Lions

This is a review that has been a long time coming. Occasionally, I get emails or twitter messages asking me to review or discuss a particular game. Of all the messages I get, by far the most requested retro review is for Final Fantasy Tactics. As a lifelong fan of the Final Fantasy series, I’m …
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Review: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

This post concludes the “Final Fantasy Initiative” project that I started in December of 2014. Since that time, I have played through and reviewed every title in the main Final Fantasy series. During the course of this project, I have even managed to check off a number of the side-games as well. Technically, Final Fantasy …
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Review: Final Fantasy X-2

The Final Fantasy playthrough initiative continues! Next up on my list is the original black sheep of the series, Final Fantasy X-2. That’s right, Final Fantasy 10, part 2. Confused? Well, so were lots of people. Until the release of this game, no entry in the Final Fantasy series ever had a direct sequel. Of …
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Review: Final Fantasy VII – Crisis Core

I feel like it has taken forever to get this review posted, but wow this was one long game. I know I’m technically supposed to be focused mainly on PS1 games right now, but having finished Final Fantasy VII, I decided to a deviate a bit and go ahead and knock rest of the entries in …
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Collective Review: Final Fantasy IV & Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Finally, my reviews have reached a personal milestone in the era of 16-bit gaming. I’m talking about the first Final Fantasy title for the Super Nintendo. Final Fantasy IV was originally released in the US under name “Final Fantasy II“. Since the second and third installments of the series were not originally brought stateside, it …
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Review: Final Fantasy III

Having completed Final Fantasy II, it is time to move on the next chapter, Final Fantasy III. This is another Final  Fantasy game that was originally released in Japan only. For years it seemed like North American players would never see a localized version of this title. However, after years of fan petitions, Final Fantasy III was …
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Review: Final Fantasy

   I know that recently I’ve spent a little time covering random new releases such as Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider, it is still a main focus of mine to re-live my early gamer days by chronicling my favorite games of yesteryear in a semi-accurate timeline. So far in the blog, I’ve covered my gaming …
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Review: Castlevania – Dracula X – Rondo of Blood

The next stop in my playthrough of the series is the mythical “Rondo of Blood“. This game was originally released on the TurboGrafx16, a system I never had any experience with. Long hailed as one of the best Castlevania games of all time, I was always very curious about it. There was a watered down …
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