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Review: Bastion (Xbox One)

Supergiant Games’ breakout title Bastion gained critical acclaim in 2011 for its compelling storytelling mechanics and beautiful art, setting the bar high for indie downloadable titles of the day. A little over 5 years later, it com...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV glitch makes Areana a permanent party member

Just so I don't get yelled at for spoilers, here's a paragraph of unrelated nonsense to fill out anywhere text would automatically fill up. Go watch the trailer for The Mummy -- it's a Tom Cruise-led, militarized Hollywood ACTION!!! remake ...   read

 
 
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Atlus to unveil new fantasy RPG unrelated to SMT on December 23

Persona 5 hasn't even released in the west yet, but its director Katsura Hashino is already working on the next Atlus project which claims to "challenge the norms of the genre and the times." In the theme of not being with the times, t...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV is down to $35 on Amazon today

One of 2016's latest releases is getting a deep discount right before the year's over. Final Fantasy XV launched only three weeks ago, but it's already $25 off. Square Enix's ten-years-in-the-making Final Fantasy XV is the subject...   read

 
 
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Digimon World: Next Order looks a LOT better on PS4

This might be the most upbeat graphical comparison video I've ever seen. Alongside the happy-go-lucky tune, we're shown how next year's PlayStation 4 version of Digimon World: Next Order sizes up against the original PlayStation Vita relea...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest will join Nintendo at Universal Studios Japan

Dragon Quest has always been one of the most traditionally popular franchises in Japan. There's even an unspoken holiday for each release, a running joke that's made it's way overseas and into pop culture. So it makes sense then that Square...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy's 30 year celebration will kick off on January 31, on Final Fantasy VII's 20th anniversary

In typical Square Enix fashion, we had an announcement for a date for an announcement this past week. Several days ago the publisher noted that they would be revealing their Final Fantasy 30th anniversary plans "soon," which evidently ...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest XI confirmed for Nintendo Switch, or is it?

Nintendo and Square Enix do not appear to be in sync. Today, seemingly simultaneously, Nintendo released a blog which confirmed that Dragon Quest XI is in development for Nintendo Switch, whereas Square Enix gave out a press release wh...   read

 
 
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Here's 20 minutes of NieR: Automata gameplay and details of its PS4 Pro support

NieR: Automata is, without a doubt, one of my most anticipated games of 2017. As who has enjoyed some of the past works of Taro Yoko (although I admittedly need to get around to Drakengard 1 and 2), I'm finding myself desperately hopin...   read

 
 
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There's a lot of fanfare in this Final Fantasy XV Holiday update, but no 60FPS patch confirmation

Okay Square, all of this holiday stuff sounds cute, but when are we getting the 60FPS PS4 Pro patch that was scheduled for December? For those who are unaware, Square announced two Pro patches for this year. One would come around launch and...   read

 
 
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Indie RPG Rakuen is nearing release

Laura Shigihara is a composer, singer, and pianist, a triple threat best known for her work on the ending song from Plants Vs. Zombies. She not only wrote the song, she performed as the lead vocalist, providing the voice of the Sunflower. S...   read

 
 
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Toukiden 2 settles on a spring 2017 release in the West

Oni hunter Toukiden 2 will come to North America and Europe in spring 2017. This is good! Curiously, though, Koei Tecmo isn't specifying which platforms it's targeting for the Western release. This is less good! Realistically, PlayStation 4...   read

 
 
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Then and now: Dragon Quest

[LaTerry thinks back on what Dragon Quest used to be and how it's grown to be one of his most enduring favorites. It doesn't generate as much buzz in the West as Final Fantasy but damn is it not just a stalwart franchise of JRPGs. Want to s...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy Awakening is available in China

Final Fantasy Awakening is nearly out...in China. Yep, it's another one of Square Enix's hair-brained mobile schemes. This one is based off of Final Fantasy Type-0, which seemed to do well enough for itself to warrant a main entry, a remake...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV's first paid DLC will feature Gilgamesh

As a very minor spoiler, remember when Gladio goes off for a hot second to do his own thing in Final Fantasy XV, then promptly returns? That's the basis for the first DLC. As we already knew Gladio is the focus, and each DLC will in turn fo...   read

 
 
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Cast aside your anime prejudice, Blue Reflection looks crazy fun

Have you ever worried about games not being localized or not featuring enough women? Gust has you covered; nearly every Gust title has been localized in the West and they all feature a mostly female cast. The Atelier series is Gust's ...   read

 
 
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Grab your forklifts and blue jeans, it's time to pre-order Shenmue III and see new photos

Starting today you can pre-order a digital copy of Shenmue III for PC from the Shenmue.link website. It also appears to not be too late to pledge for one of the many goals to obtain various benefits such as a physical copy, capsule toy...   read

 
 
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Newest Pokemon Movie looks like a return to the series' Gen 1 roots

Just before the 20th anniversary of Pokémon comes to a close, The Pokémon Company left us with one last surprise: a teaser for the 20th animated movie titled Pokémon: I Choose You which will come to Japanese ...   read

 
 
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Shenmue III pre-orders open soon, game is entering 'full-scale production'

So far we've mostly seen people wax poetic about how good Shenmue III will be alongside of some concept art, but as of this week, Famitsu explains that development is heading into the "final stage, towards full-scale production." Creat...   read

 
 
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Valkyria Chronicles successor trims name to Valkyria Revolution, coming west

Not to be confused with Valkyria Profile, Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni, Eve: Valkyrie, Dark Rose Valkyrie, or Valkyrie, the Valkyria Chronicles trilogy's action role-playing successor, Valkyria Revolution, is coming to America and Eu...   read

 
 
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Newest Tales of Berseria trailer doesn't hide censored scene

There's been a lot of outrage over Japanese games getting censored over the years, particularly with respect to sexuality. Lingerie outfits were replaced with Zelda and Samus costumes in Fatal Frame 5, swimsuits were changed to fashionable...   read

 
 
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We anime now! Atelier Sophie and Nights of Azure coming to Steam

Forty percent of all Steam games were released in 2016. That's over 4,000 more games to complete if you have the delusional goal of playing every game ever like little ole OCD Cory. Sure a lot of those games are just garbage, but it sure is...   read

 
 
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We're in an era where we need fixes for PS4 Pro patches

Joining Battlefield 1 in the "we made a PS4 Pro patch that broke shit" club, World of Final Fantasy is now getting a PS4 Pro patch in Japan that fixes a "blurry screen bug" while using a 2K monitor. Square Enix has revealed that i...   read

 
 
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Have a look at Four Goddesses Online: Cyber Dimension Neptune's combat and characters with this new trailer

Hey, look. Compile Heart has released a new trailer for the upcoming Japanese release of Four Goddesses Online: Cyber Dimension Neptune. What exactly is Cyber Dimension Neptune? Well, since Destructoid has yet to really cover this...   read

 
 
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Dress up time! Give Aqua cute outfits in Kingdom Hearts 2.8

Sometimes I feel stressed with all the things I have going on in my life and clearing games from my backlog can occasionally feel like self-imposed work, especially when I don't particularly enjoy a game but am playing it to completion out...   read

 
 


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