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    by Published on 01-09-2013 07:31 AM
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    Throughout its 25 year history the Final Fantasy series has presented us with memorable and emotion provoking pieces of music that transcend the medium from simple 8-bit melodies to awe-inspiring orchestral performances.

    Fans of the series have their own opinions on which game is the best of the series but one thing that always seems to reach a unanimous verdict that the soundtracks are always stellar.
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    by Published on 01-08-2013 05:40 PM
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    "A legendary GF that sleeps in a dungeon. Zantetsuken cuts anything that stands in its way.”

    In the Centra Ruins, Squall and his team must battle against the clock to obtain the legend that is Odin, an untameable force of power. Upon finding him, he will speak to Squall; "The weak shall perish. The strong shall triumph." Then, the battle will ensue to earn his sword in future battles.

    Taken from Norse Mythology, the Final Fantasy inspiration for Odin is almost identical to his Godly self! In the Mythology, Odin is said to be the King of the Gods, and the grand ruler of Asgard. In artist depictions of him, he rides an eight legged horse named Sleipnir, and wields a spear which never misses its target, Gugnir.

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    Perhaps what sets Odin apart from the other summons is his stark resemblance to his mythological counterpart. He is a summon which is taken almost directly from actual mythology and is placed in the setting of the game.

    Like the other recurring summons, Odin provides a familiarity to Final Fantasy, and he’s a firm favourite with fans of the ...
    by Published on 01-07-2013 05:44 AM
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    The accuracy of the common mantra “sex sells” is apparent in all forms of media: from movies and TV shows to magazines to video games. Sexy, scantily clad female characters in video games are widely celebrated, from Lara Croft to, well, the entire Dead or Alive cast. If you were to ask gamers who the most well-known Final Fantasy woman was, the buxom Tifa Lockhart would undoubtedly be a popular response. But these characters have also received criticism for their appearance.


    Commonly, a female character’s outfit or pose is not out of any practical reason such as protection, comfort, or ease of movement, but to arouse the viewer. If video games were to be believed, skin-tight and revealing clothing is the most comfortable and practical clothing available for all circumstances, and that bending over sexily is the most natural position for a woman to be in. But if the male characters tried to similarly show themselves off, the results would be patently silly. Why is this any more tolerable coming from women?


    If the men posed like the women in comics. "HULK GROPE!"

    A common response to these points is that the game developers ...
    by Published on 12-21-2012 06:13 PM
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    Still alive? Good to see the Mayan Apocalypse didn't get you either.

    Final Fantasy fans with Androids will be interested to find that the tribute to old-school entries in the series, Final Fantasy Dimensions, has been released on Google Play today for the price of $19.99. Already released on Apple's App Store since August, this is the game's premiere on Android. ...
    by Published on 12-13-2012 04:48 AM
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    Our bets were spot on: Final Fantasy Theatrhythm's teaser site was hinting at an iOS port. The teaser site is now a portal to information on both the 3DS and the iOS versions, but once again it seems Android is being left out of the mix.

    The good news is that the Theatrhythm app is completely free to download. The bad news is that it's going to cost around $0.99 for each new song, which is going to quickly add up if you want the full experience. We haven't had a chance to test the iOS versions of the game out yet, but don't forget you can check our a first look at the 3DS version here.

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    by Published on 12-11-2012 04:16 PM
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    Do you remember about a month ago we showed this awesome artwork for the awkwardly named Final Fantasy Tribute ~Thanks~ album? Good! Because things are even more exciting now that the album has been released. For something comprised entirely of remixes of our favourite Final Fantasy tracks, it manages to balance the nostalgia value with the fresh new arrangements without stumbling over and making a mess of things. It's actually quite good, from what I've been able to listen to. A sample can be found at the bottom of the article, for the impatient among you.

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    I've only been able to find a sampling of the tracks, although it's a sample of apparently every single song on the album so it's not bad for a tester. It's a surprising success, bringing together a wide range of Japanese artists with unique re-imaginings on both new and old FF tunes all in the name of celebrating the series.

    For now the album is only ...
    by Published on 12-10-2012 04:22 PM
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    Square Enix are helping us get into the spirit of the festive season with some price drops on some of their iOS games. It's a nice gesture - even if Android gamers are being shafted - but the savings are only for a limited time, so you'd better get in quick to make the most of it! The following games are only on sale until December 14: ...
    by Published on 12-10-2012 04:01 PM
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    With one Star Ocean countdown site currently active, Square Enix are at it again, launching another teaser site - this time for Theatrhythm. The site features four rows with command prompts sweeping through them, mirroring the control scheme from the game. The words "Coming Soon" lurk down the bottom.

    While there's no saying just what could be on the horizon, the simple fact remains that Theatrhythm and its DLC negate any real need for a sequel. That kind of news would be a bigger cash grab than a Final Fantasy VII remake. So if it isn't a sequel, what else could they possibly be waiting to tell us?

    Odds are it's news of a port to mobile devices. The touch screens on smart phones and tablets are perfect for the rhythm game, and it would really open up a wider market. With some very favourable first experiences from Eyes on Final Fantasy member Formalhaut, this news might just give non-DS owners ...
    by Published on 12-08-2012 12:11 PM
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    I bought Theatrhythm Final Fantasy from my local GameStop a few hours ago! I just played it for about an hour or so, so I thought I would give you all my first thoughts on the game, as well as some facts about it for the uninitiated. For those who aren't in the know, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is a game that was released for the Nintendo 3DS handheld game system in Japan in February 2012, followed by releases in North America, Australia, and Europe in July 2012. As the title of the game would suggest by the words "theater" and "rhythm", this is a music-themed game. Much like Dissidia Final Fantasy, the story lets you play as the main characters from the 1st Final Fantasy all the way to the 13th, and has a focus on the gods Cosmos and Chaos. The "space between the gods", if you will, is called Rhythm. Rhythm is the home of a crystal which controls music. I believe this is where the plot of the game resides!

    You play through songs and earn "Rhythmia", which I believe is the crystal's power, and in doing so you return some ...
    by Published on 12-04-2012 07:14 PM
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    Square Enix has been in development of a new social game with the company GREE. GREE was the developer of the game, with SE acting as a supervisor to the project. Although SE is not developing the game, GREE is a champion on the social gaming field and already has developed a game with SE before: The World Ends With You Live Remix. On November 30th this second game went live in Japan, and is named Final Fantasy Artniks.


    The gameplay of Artniks revolves around finding character cards of various characters through the Final Fantasy universe and using them to battle monsters and enemies from the series.



    It is a social game, because you can party with other players to fight! Occasionally there will be "wanted" enemies that will reward winners with rare cards. The first such enemy is Kefka, whom defeating will yield a rare Vivi card! Being the "MVP" of your party will also get you an Umaro card!




    Sign up and play today! And remember to check back to Eyes On Final Fantasy, as we will keep up ...
    by Published on 12-04-2012 03:58 PM
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    It's a question that has plagued us for years: what exactly makes a Final Fantasy game? We've had countless discussions over whether the latest instalment is a "true" FF and tried to think about what we'd like to put in upcoming ones. But Square Enix has got the hint, and has given us the five must-haves for all Final Fantasy games.

    The first, and most obvious of all, is Magic. It plays a vital role in the gameplay mechanics, as well as helping to shape each world into something unique. It's even an integral part of the traditional job system; you wouldn't get anywhere if your mages couldn't case magic! Even games taking a futuristic or science fiction approach (looking at you, VII, VIII and XIII) contain magic, so it really is a staple.

    Second, and building on the first, is Summoning. This is an odd thing to include considering the original Final Fantasy lacked summoning. Indeed, it wasn't until Final Fantasy III (the Japanese version) that summoning and the summoner class even became A ThingTM. But it has become a constant inclusion, even becoming one the core plot ...
    by Published on 12-01-2012 11:47 AM
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    North Americans can get excited as they've just scored a neat little Final Fantasy spinoff for iOS and Android. Time to live out those sky pirate fantasies as you take to the skies with your own airship and adventure with friends! Japan has already been enjoying this one for a while - they are pretty big on their social games after all - but interested NA folks can pre-register so they're alerted as soon as the game is available. You'll also score a free 3-month exclusive Cloud Strife in-game card! Goodies all around, that's what I'm talking about.

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    by Published on 10-25-2012 09:36 AM
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    The battle systems in Final Fantasy form the crux of the gameplay; without battles, there would be very little else to pass the time between story events. With such an important role to play, it's a wonder that Hiroyuki Ito is an uncommon name. Ito created the turn-based battle system that Final Fantasy began with, and has played a major role in shaping each subsequent version, even pioneering the ATB system.

    In an interview with 1UP, Ito revealed the inspiration behind Final Fantasy's turn-based battle system: American Football. He cited the concept of two teams lining up on opposite sides, each with pre-set plays, ready to execute.

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    Cloud putting the blitz play into action...

    Ito had another interesting influence when it came down to creating the Active Time Battle system too; he tried to create "action-like game with no action elements" by using techniques from racing games.

    "At the time, there was a shift going on in Formula One racing, where they introduced semi-automatic transmissions," ...
    by Published on 09-07-2012 09:15 PM
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    Today is the anniversary of Final Fantasy VII's North American Release! Final Fantasy VII is one of the most notable of the entries in the series. It set off a while new revolution to gaming that still continues today. Fifteen years ago today, we met Cloud and the Gang. Who knew a guy with such a large sword would become a the face of a generation of gaming. This game changed the world for most of us.

    What does FFVII mean to you? Did you purchase this game when it first came out? Do you feel old now because it's been 15 years? ...
    by Published on 09-06-2012 06:20 AM
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    The line up for Square Enix's Tokyo Game Show booth has been revealed. Being on home soil, TGS is a great chance for Square Enix to showcase all of its big and exciting projects. It's a quality line up, but there's quite a few games listed as Japan-only; hopefully these games make it out of there one day soon!

    A blog on SE Europe's official site lists the announced exhibits, with Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Dragon Quest X among the most notable. FFXIV: A Realm Reborn in particular looks very promising, with recent showings at PAX demonstrating cool new features like Limit Breaks. They're even scouting for Alpha Testers!

    Square Enix's other brand-spanking-new MMORPG, Dragon Quest X, which was released recently for Wii has also been confirmed for Wii U. There will no doubt be quite a bit of new information on this one at TGS, but DQX is ...
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