Square Enix

A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV Now Available for Free

March 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Square Enix has made A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV available to all for free today on PS4 and Xbox One. The retro-style 2D action game was originally available only to players who pre-ordered Final Fantasy XV from GameStop. Now it’s available to all, even those of us who don’t own Final Fantasy XV, so thanks for that Square! Taking place in a fictitious 30 years before FINAL FANTASY XV, this game features retro-style inspired graphics centered around a fast-paced combat system with influences from modern gaming. The in-depth combat system blends intense attacks, [...]

Deus Ex Franchise On Hiatus

January 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

According to a report from Eurogamer, Square Enix has put the Deus Ex franchise on hiatus as developer Eidos Montreal aides Crystal Dynamics on The Avengers game, which we won’t hear anymore about until 2018. According the report, Eidos Montreal is also heading up a second Marvel game, one based on Guardians of the Galaxy. Besides probably seeing the Marvel franchise has more profitable, Deus Ex: Manknd Divided under performed selling worse than Human Revolution. Eurogamer received the following response from publisher Square Enix: “While we are still working on expanding the [...]

Review: Rise of The Tomb Raider

February 7, 2016 // 2 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider  (PC [Reviewed], Xbox One, Xbox 360) Developer: Crystal Dynamics, Nixxess (PC) Publisher: Square Enix Genre(s):  Action Adventure Release Date: January 28, 2016 (PC), November 10, 2015 (Xbox One, 360) ESRB Rating: M – Mature The Tomb Raider reboot of 2013 was my dark horse game of the year, as it was for many other people. It was impressive and it struck a nice balance on gameplay and challenges that drew in many new fans to the series, including myself. I had always respected this series and I had tried out several of the earlier games, but the twitch gameplay [...]

Review: Just Cause 3

January 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

It's all about getting lost and getting crazy in an open world sandbox and being encouraged and rewarded to do it as insanely as you possibly can. How can you not like that? [...]

Review: Sleeping Dogs

August 22, 2012 // 2 Comments

The Backlog Volume # 14 – Sleeping Dogs Platform: Playstation 3, Xbox 360 [Reviewed], PC Publisher: Square Enix Developer: United Front Games, Square Enix London Studios Genre(s): Open World, Action-Adventure Released: August 14, 2012 ESRB Rating: M – Mature Hello all and welcome back to another installment of The Backlog. You know, when I first started these, I was looking at some blasts, or in some cases some flops, from the past. Here lately, I’ve been showcasing the type of games that have caused my wall of shame to grow unchecked for several years. Enough of the [...]

Review: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

September 15, 2011 // 5 Comments

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PC [Reviewed], Playstation 3, Xbox 360, OnLive) Developer: Eidos Montreal Publisher: Square-Enix Genre(s): Action-Adventure Released: August 23, 2011 ESRB Rating: M – Mature I’m reviewing the PC version of this game but make no mistake: You get a high quality experience on whichever platform you can get this one and you should as soon as possible. Upfront I will say that you should prepare to play the best game you’ve played this year thus far at least. If you have the hardware, the PC opens the door up for some potential DiretX11 eye candy, a little [...]

Review: Elevator Action Deluxe

August 31, 2011 // 1 Comment

PLATFORM:  PS3 PUBLISHER:  Square Enix DEVELOPER:  Square Enix GENRE(S):  Arcade, Platformer RELEASED:  August 30, 2011 ESRB RATING:  T – Teen In 1983, game developer Taito released Elevator Action in the arcades, and it was a popular arcade game that was later ported to home consoles as an NES title in 1985. That port is available on the Wii’s Virtual Console. But now, some 28 years after the release of the original Elevator Action in arcades, Square Enix has delivered a remake titled Elevator Action Deluxe available now exclusively on the Playstation Network. This remake [...]

Review: Just Cause 2

April 17, 2011 // 2 Comments

Just Cause 2 might be the only game I ever recommend ignoring the story of to just play and have fun. The reason the story should be avoided is because it isn’t very good. The writing is bad, the voice-overs are bad, hell even the cut scenes are laughable. Everything that would usually draw you into the world and make you care about the character you’re controlling is either lackluster or non-existent here. But that’s totally acceptable in Just Cause 2 because just playing around and creating chaos is an absolute blast that should (have already been) be experienced by all [...]