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    FINAL FANTASY 7 REMAKE ANNOUNCED!

    …and it’s no lie just watch this!

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  • FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper – Tips & Tricks Make Record Synergy a top priority when choosing characters and equipment! Record Synergy not only boosts the stats of your characters, but it also increases the EXP they earn. Honing abilities makes them much more useful. It’s best to start by honing lots of lower rank abilities. Using recovery abilities mid-dungeon is often essential, so hone those abilities to increase the number of uses. Check out strategy advice before heading into a dungeon! You’ll have a much easier time if you equip abilities that are effective against the boss. https://ffrkstrategy.gamematome.jp/game/951/wiki/Bosses Many of the character-exclusive Soul Breaks attached to certain pieces of equipment are immensely effective. If you manage to acquire one, be […]

    FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper – Tips & Tricks

    FINAL FANTASY: Record Keeper – Tips & Tricks Make Record Synergy a top priority when choosing characters and equipment! Record Synergy not only boosts the stats of your characters, but it also increases the EXP they earn. Honing abilities makes them much more useful. It’s best to start by honing lots of lower rank abilities. Using recovery abilities mid-dungeon is often essential, so hone those abilities to increase the number of uses. Check out strategy advice before heading into a dungeon! You’ll have a much easier time if you equip abilities that are effective against the boss. https://ffrkstrategy.gamematome.jp/game/951/wiki/Bosses Many of the character-exclusive Soul Breaks attached to certain pieces of equipment are immensely effective. If you manage to acquire one, be […]

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  • Since FINAL FANTASY Record Keeper’s global release on March 26, the game has received an overwhelmingly positive response from players around the world. Today, DeNA and Square Enix are proud to announce that the game has now exceeded one million downloads!   To celebrate, every player will be awarded one Mythril as a daily login bonus. The promotion will last for five days beginning this Saturday, April 11 at 5AM PST and running through Thursday, April 16 at 4:59 AM PST.   In addition, The Light Against the Darkness Challenge Event is now underway in-game. Players will need to brave the dangers of Mount Ordeals to recruit both the Dark Knight and Paladin forms of Cecil!   FINAL FANTASY Record […]

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper reaches 1 million downloads

    Since FINAL FANTASY Record Keeper’s global release on March 26, the game has received an overwhelmingly positive response from players around the world. Today, DeNA and Square Enix are proud to announce that the game has now exceeded one million downloads!   To celebrate, every player will be awarded one Mythril as a daily login bonus. The promotion will last for five days beginning this Saturday, April 11 at 5AM PST and running through Thursday, April 16 at 4:59 AM PST.   In addition, The Light Against the Darkness Challenge Event is now underway in-game. Players will need to brave the dangers of Mount Ordeals to recruit both the Dark Knight and Paladin forms of Cecil!   FINAL FANTASY Record […]

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  • In just a few short years the App Store has quickly garnered the attention of gamers everywhere. From the hundreds of ports of classic games to the original titles that proliferate that little blue icon on your phone or tablet. The App Store is home to some truly spectacular games. While Angry Birds and Draw Something are the App Store’s monoliths, the world of RPGs on your iOS device also serves up some pretty remarkable gaming experiences. While the App Store boasts more apps filed under the RPG heading than I care to count, sadly, most are thinly veiled attempts to get you to spend a few bucks on something that is subpar to the few gems that really shine […]

    iOS Role-Playing Games Worth Playing

    In just a few short years the App Store has quickly garnered the attention of gamers everywhere. From the hundreds of ports of classic games to the original titles that proliferate that little blue icon on your phone or tablet. The App Store is home to some truly spectacular games. While Angry Birds and Draw Something are the App Store’s monoliths, the world of RPGs on your iOS device also serves up some pretty remarkable gaming experiences. While the App Store boasts more apps filed under the RPG heading than I care to count, sadly, most are thinly veiled attempts to get you to spend a few bucks on something that is subpar to the few gems that really shine […]

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  • I’ve been a fan of the Final Fantasy series ever since I first played Final Fantasy 1 on my Nintendo Entertainment System 21 years ago (Damn, has it really been that long?), and recently I’ve been yearning for some of that old school FF flair. I hooked up my trusty NES and took a trip down memory lane. I had forgotten how simplistic, yet how well crafted FF1 was back in the day. Even by today’s standards there are still some redeeming qualities of the game that shine. For instance, the game definitely has replay value. You have the choice to choose from 6 different character classes and you can combine them in any order you want. Want to be […]

    Final Fantasy: Can The Series Be Saved?

    I’ve been a fan of the Final Fantasy series ever since I first played Final Fantasy 1 on my Nintendo Entertainment System 21 years ago (Damn, has it really been that long?), and recently I’ve been yearning for some of that old school FF flair. I hooked up my trusty NES and took a trip down memory lane. I had forgotten how simplistic, yet how well crafted FF1 was back in the day. Even by today’s standards there are still some redeeming qualities of the game that shine. For instance, the game definitely has replay value. You have the choice to choose from 6 different character classes and you can combine them in any order you want. Want to be […]

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  • Square Enix recently announced its plans to remake one of the more receptive Final Fantasy games for the PS3 and PS Vita.  Which one?  Already the cerebral fluids may be pumping in anticipation as to which game was selected by Square Enix. Drum rolls……Final Fantasy X.  I know if you are a diehard FFVII fan like me then I already know the thoughts that are going through your head.  Why is Square Enix so adamantly opposed to remaking FFVII?  Why are they remaking FFX instead of FFVII?  Who knows what their plans are?  Perhaps it holds a glimmer of hope that we may see Square Enix return to FFVII to bring it back to the forefront of the franchise just […]

    A Final Fantasy Remake

    Square Enix recently announced its plans to remake one of the more receptive Final Fantasy games for the PS3 and PS Vita.  Which one?  Already the cerebral fluids may be pumping in anticipation as to which game was selected by Square Enix. Drum rolls……Final Fantasy X.  I know if you are a diehard FFVII fan like me then I already know the thoughts that are going through your head.  Why is Square Enix so adamantly opposed to remaking FFVII?  Why are they remaking FFX instead of FFVII?  Who knows what their plans are?  Perhaps it holds a glimmer of hope that we may see Square Enix return to FFVII to bring it back to the forefront of the franchise just […]

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  • Hello again kupo! Ever wonder who is the cutest of them all? Well in my universe that is! And of course all you people have your own opinions, but have you ever thought who would a moogle think is the cutest? Well you are in for a treat, kupo! Today is the day I tell everyone my top 5 CUTEST Final Fantasy characters ever, kupo! 5) First up we have: Zidane Tribal! You can’t deny that suave-ness he has, but most of all, he has a monkey tail, kupo! If that isn’t a cute factor then I don’t know what is! _________ 4) Next we have: Selphie Tilmitt! From the first time you meet her, and all the way to […]

    Top 5 Cutest Final Fantasy Characters Ever!

    Hello again kupo! Ever wonder who is the cutest of them all? Well in my universe that is! And of course all you people have your own opinions, but have you ever thought who would a moogle think is the cutest? Well you are in for a treat, kupo! Today is the day I tell everyone my top 5 CUTEST Final Fantasy characters ever, kupo! 5) First up we have: Zidane Tribal! You can’t deny that suave-ness he has, but most of all, he has a monkey tail, kupo! If that isn’t a cute factor then I don’t know what is! _________ 4) Next we have: Selphie Tilmitt! From the first time you meet her, and all the way to […]

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  • The Final Fantasy series has captured the hearts and imaginations of gamers the world over. A franchise which grew into a dominate power in the RPG video game market, only to flounder in recent years. Many quote specific titles or characters as their favorite in the series. What many forget though, is what started it all and how shaky that start really was. Today I want to revisit a classic RPG – Final Fantasy 1. Final Fantasy was created by Hironobu Sakaguchi and first published in Japan by Square in 1987. It was originally released only for the Nintendo Entertainment System, the 8-bit giant of the day which many retro gamers still name as their favorite system. The story of […]

    Final Fantasy 1

    The Final Fantasy series has captured the hearts and imaginations of gamers the world over. A franchise which grew into a dominate power in the RPG video game market, only to flounder in recent years. Many quote specific titles or characters as their favorite in the series. What many forget though, is what started it all and how shaky that start really was. Today I want to revisit a classic RPG – Final Fantasy 1. Final Fantasy was created by Hironobu Sakaguchi and first published in Japan by Square in 1987. It was originally released only for the Nintendo Entertainment System, the 8-bit giant of the day which many retro gamers still name as their favorite system. The story of […]

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  •   Maybe it is just me, but tell me does this seem odd (or like you), kupo? Lately I have been more interested in playing an old DOS (yes I said DOS kupo!!) game, Treasures of the Savage Frontier to be exact, rather then being interested in oh say the newest Final Fantasy with all its shiny graphics and fast game play. Why is it that games in this day and age, while pretty to look at and fun to play from time to time, just don’t hold onto my attention like the old games do? I will tell you why kupo! I believe that games today just have too many gimmicks! Sure it’s nice looking but they have to […]

    Moogle’s Corner: Sometimes old is better than new kupo!

      Maybe it is just me, but tell me does this seem odd (or like you), kupo? Lately I have been more interested in playing an old DOS (yes I said DOS kupo!!) game, Treasures of the Savage Frontier to be exact, rather then being interested in oh say the newest Final Fantasy with all its shiny graphics and fast game play. Why is it that games in this day and age, while pretty to look at and fun to play from time to time, just don’t hold onto my attention like the old games do? I will tell you why kupo! I believe that games today just have too many gimmicks! Sure it’s nice looking but they have to […]

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  • A true and complete history of the bestial motif of the Final Fantasy saga. “Wark! Wark!” or sometimes “Kweh!”  The famous call of the Chocobo (チョコボ) is immediately recognizable by those of us fortunate enough to have followed the Final Fantasy series like maniacal religious fanatics. Although disappointment comes to mind when daydreaming of my recent ventures into the newest of the Final Fantasy world, the Chocobo nevertheless always puts a smile on my face.  Cute and cuddly while at the same time making great pack animals and adventuring companions you can’t beat the Chocobo when it comes to animal companionship. Today I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the history of the Chocobo whose familiar appearance […]

    History of the Chocobo

    A true and complete history of the bestial motif of the Final Fantasy saga. “Wark! Wark!” or sometimes “Kweh!”  The famous call of the Chocobo (チョコボ) is immediately recognizable by those of us fortunate enough to have followed the Final Fantasy series like maniacal religious fanatics. Although disappointment comes to mind when daydreaming of my recent ventures into the newest of the Final Fantasy world, the Chocobo nevertheless always puts a smile on my face.  Cute and cuddly while at the same time making great pack animals and adventuring companions you can’t beat the Chocobo when it comes to animal companionship. Today I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the history of the Chocobo whose familiar appearance […]

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  • Fans have been pleading for a remake of Final Fantasy VII for years now. Finally, last year Yoichi Wada, the president of Square Enix, came out and made the remake plans official. Final Fantasy VII: Jenova’s Rebirth is slated for a 4th quarter 2012 release. Yoichi Wada, the president and chief executive of Square Enix, said that the company has “heard its fans’ pleadings to remake FFVII”, which was released over 14 years ago for the PS1. Prior to this Wada had said “Right now we don’t have a clear direction, but many fans have requested we remake Final Fantasy VII, we’re going to explore the possibility – whether or not we’re going to do it, if we’re going to […]

    Final Fantasy 7 Remake

    Fans have been pleading for a remake of Final Fantasy VII for years now. Finally, last year Yoichi Wada, the president of Square Enix, came out and made the remake plans official. Final Fantasy VII: Jenova’s Rebirth is slated for a 4th quarter 2012 release. Yoichi Wada, the president and chief executive of Square Enix, said that the company has “heard its fans’ pleadings to remake FFVII”, which was released over 14 years ago for the PS1. Prior to this Wada had said “Right now we don’t have a clear direction, but many fans have requested we remake Final Fantasy VII, we’re going to explore the possibility – whether or not we’re going to do it, if we’re going to […]

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  • On my Youtube channel TheFFFanatic, I have consistently expressed my displeasure at the quality of Final Fantasy games that Square-Enix has been making since 2003.  In the 1990s, this video game series did the most to try to revolutionize the way Role Playing Games told their stories.  These games did it without relying on top of the line graphics and utilized simple but powerful battle systems and immersive plots to keep the player going.  Nowadays, the games are just style over substance more interested in promoting shit singles and special editions.  A somewhat decent battle system in Final Fantasy X-2 was overshadowed by the most mentally disgusting plot and characters I have ever seen in a video game.  The somewhat […]

    My Ideal Final Fantasy Game

    On my Youtube channel TheFFFanatic, I have consistently expressed my displeasure at the quality of Final Fantasy games that Square-Enix has been making since 2003.  In the 1990s, this video game series did the most to try to revolutionize the way Role Playing Games told their stories.  These games did it without relying on top of the line graphics and utilized simple but powerful battle systems and immersive plots to keep the player going.  Nowadays, the games are just style over substance more interested in promoting shit singles and special editions.  A somewhat decent battle system in Final Fantasy X-2 was overshadowed by the most mentally disgusting plot and characters I have ever seen in a video game.  The somewhat […]

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  • Final Fantasy, a game which summons forth dreams of magic, friendship, betrayal, monsters, chocobos, and of course- Cid! There was a time that I would wait with great anticipation for a new Final Fantasy game to be released so I could charge through it like a madman accomplishing all of the side quests and exploring the entire world. Alas, that time is no more. Final Fantasy 13 really left me with a disgusting taste in my mouth. Gone are the days of the world map, the exciting unique side quests, the strategic battles, and the motifs that really make a Final Fantasy game Final Fantasy. I would like to take a closer look at each of the missing pieces that […]

    Final Fantasy – the new model and what’s missing

    Final Fantasy, a game which summons forth dreams of magic, friendship, betrayal, monsters, chocobos, and of course- Cid! There was a time that I would wait with great anticipation for a new Final Fantasy game to be released so I could charge through it like a madman accomplishing all of the side quests and exploring the entire world. Alas, that time is no more. Final Fantasy 13 really left me with a disgusting taste in my mouth. Gone are the days of the world map, the exciting unique side quests, the strategic battles, and the motifs that really make a Final Fantasy game Final Fantasy. I would like to take a closer look at each of the missing pieces that […]

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  •   Square-Enix has announced that Final Fantasy Tactics will finally be released for iPhone and iPad in June or July 2011. The version slated for iPad is promised to be HD, eliminate the jagged edges present on the PS1 and PSP versions and introduce some new fancy graphics. The price has not yet been announced, but being as this is some of the best news to come out of Square-Enix in some time I could care less how much it costs! I’m buying it as soon as it’s available!  As stated previously in my article “Games with the Best Replay Value“, FF Tactics holds a nice spot at #7 on my list!  Also, as of late my son has been […]

    Final Fantasy Tactics coming to iPhone & iPad

      Square-Enix has announced that Final Fantasy Tactics will finally be released for iPhone and iPad in June or July 2011. The version slated for iPad is promised to be HD, eliminate the jagged edges present on the PS1 and PSP versions and introduce some new fancy graphics. The price has not yet been announced, but being as this is some of the best news to come out of Square-Enix in some time I could care less how much it costs! I’m buying it as soon as it’s available!  As stated previously in my article “Games with the Best Replay Value“, FF Tactics holds a nice spot at #7 on my list!  Also, as of late my son has been […]

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  • The first time I heard Eminence perform I was blown away. Being a retired professional touring musician I have a strong love, understanding, and respect for talented musicians. Coming from a rich background in gaming & film as well as many friends working in the industry I also have a passion for not only video games and movies themselves, but the stories and people behind them. Putting the two together was genius and Eminence Symphony Orchestra have done just that. Performing famous songs from games and movies such as Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, Tsubasa Chronicle, Shadow of the Colossus, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy 7, and even Super Mario Bros. the orchestra spreads a smile across my face while […]

    Eminence Symphony Orchestra: Music for the Gaming Generation

    The first time I heard Eminence perform I was blown away. Being a retired professional touring musician I have a strong love, understanding, and respect for talented musicians. Coming from a rich background in gaming & film as well as many friends working in the industry I also have a passion for not only video games and movies themselves, but the stories and people behind them. Putting the two together was genius and Eminence Symphony Orchestra have done just that. Performing famous songs from games and movies such as Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, Tsubasa Chronicle, Shadow of the Colossus, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy 7, and even Super Mario Bros. the orchestra spreads a smile across my face while […]

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  • ORIGINALLY POSTED 18 FEBRUARY 2011 Final Fantasy 13 part 2?  FinalFantasy13-2game.com, a recent domain registration by Square-Enix points that they may already have this title in the works.  FinalFantasy13game.com was the original registered URL for the Final Fantasy XIII website.

    Final Fantasy XIII part 2?

    ORIGINALLY POSTED 18 FEBRUARY 2011 Final Fantasy 13 part 2?  FinalFantasy13-2game.com, a recent domain registration by Square-Enix points that they may already have this title in the works.  FinalFantasy13game.com was the original registered URL for the Final Fantasy XIII website.

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  •   Final Fantasy fans will have to wait a little longer for Final Fantasy 14 to make it’s debut on the PS3 gaming console. Publisher Square-Enix has delayed the release of it’s Final Fantasy MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) for the Playstation 3.  The game was originally scheduled to be launched in March 2011; Now Square-Enix has released a statement regarding the release date of Final Fantasy 14 Online which reads “to be determined”.

    Final Fantasy 14 release delayed by Square-Enix for PS3

      Final Fantasy fans will have to wait a little longer for Final Fantasy 14 to make it’s debut on the PS3 gaming console. Publisher Square-Enix has delayed the release of it’s Final Fantasy MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) for the Playstation 3.  The game was originally scheduled to be launched in March 2011; Now Square-Enix has released a statement regarding the release date of Final Fantasy 14 Online which reads “to be determined”.

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