Articles tagged square enix

Disney and Square: A Failure of Synthesis

The story that Kingdom Hearts wants to tell is not the story it could ideally tell.

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7 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Infinite Undiscovery

As much as Undiscovery's combat feels fresh, the plot feels like it was something taken from the Generic JRPG Plot discount rack.

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

In Final Fantasy Tactics A2 there isn't really a point at which you can stop grinding and say, "I'm ready to hear the plot now".

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Excited as anybody by the upcoming DS re-release of Chrono Trigger, I'm curious as to what makes it such a well-regarded and influential game.

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The World Ends With You

Almost without exception, the changes to the standard JRPG formula in The World Ends With You improve the gameplay and provide a startlingly fresh take on the role-playing experience.

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8 May 2008 // 10:00 PM

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII is a multi-million dollar, audio/visual fan fiction.

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Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors

Dragon Quest Swords turns out to be an interesting study in knowing one's audience.

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5 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Mario Hoops 3-on-3

Anybody who's ever watched the end of a blowout basketball game can see the value in a super-risky, ultra-rare power-up 20-point basket.

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4 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Final Fantasy XII

Will real-time combat revolutionize Final Fantasy or ruin it?

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Final Fantasy X-2

If FFX-2's consideration of feminine identity is schizophrenic, so too is its game play.

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Kingdom Hearts II

The first Kingdom Hearts and its current sequel are both masterfully managed marriages of two narrative universes with similar goals.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Kingdom Hearts II

The PlayStation 2 has introduced far fewer landmark masterpieces, especially in the role-playing genre.

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