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Hitman GO Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
Hitman GO Review

Hitman GO is not the game fans of the series might expect. Rather than take the form of a standard third-person action game, Hitman GO plays out like a strategic board game. You begin by selecting a contract. Each of these mission play out on their own uniquely styled board. The settings range from a country club setting to more industrial locations, each with their own tile sets and enemy types. The goal is to guide Agent 47’s through the grid-based play area to his…

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FINAL FANTASY VI Review

FINAL FANTASY VI Review

In a world where magic no longer exists, a girl with hidden powers awakes. Pursued by enemies who would use her ancient skills for evil, she unites with a band of rebels, and finds herself fighting for her life - and the fate of the world - against the tyrannical reign of the Empire. So much has been written about Final Fantasy VI over the years that it's difficult to avoid retreading old ground when discussing it. However, considering its one of the most highly regarded RPGs ever mad…

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Deus Ex: The Fall Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Deus Ex: The Fall Review

Shoot or sneak? Hack or attack? Immobilise or kill? These are the choices you are confronted with throughout Deux Ex: The Fall. Taking its lead from the console-based Deus Ex: Human Revolution, this iOS spin-off sticks very close to its heavily augmented gold-tinged roots. On the plus side, this means you get a some stellar visuals, and narrative-driven campaign featuring missions which can be completed using either aggressive or non-aggressive tactics. On the downside, it means you ha…

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FINAL FANTASY ALL THE BRAVEST Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 11 months ago
FINAL FANTASY ALL THE BRAVEST Review

Final Fanasy: All The Bravest by Square Enix and Bit Groove is a love letter to the JRPG's use of the classic 'ATB' system of combat by which players must wait until each character has rested long enough before attacking again. There's a giant problem though - the concept has been taken too far and the end result is Square Enix's most self-indulgent experiment in laundering money from its franchise and those who suffer through such 'nostalgic' modern titles. Once you've selected a bat…

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THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY Review

THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY Review

Square Enix certainly have rhythm game’s on their mind of late, but for a company that boasts so many classic songs, very few (if any) were exploited to drive droves of gamers to their welcoming bosom. Other titles may have featured composers that are now famous amongst the gaming community, but Theatrhythm features the songs that brought them to our attention - notably the large anthology of songs they’ve written for the Final Fantasy series. The core premise and executio…

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DEMONS' SCORE Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
DEMONS' SCORE Review

When you bring together notable composers responsible for the stunning soundtracks of games like Final Fantasy 11, Nier, and Secret of Mana, you’d like to think their work is showcased appropriately. I’m not entirely sold on the ‘appropriate’ part when it comes to the magic-transforming-teenager-and-skimpy-clothes department of Demons’ Soul by Square Enix, but the rhythm-based gameplay is perhaps the best way to showcase its music. You play as Ser…

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The World Ends with You: Solo Remix for iPad iPad Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
The World Ends with You: Solo Remix for iPad iPad Review

You know a game has a grip on you when you say something like, "I'd have bought a Nintendo DS just to play it". The World Ends With You (TWEWY) was just such a game for me, and knowing that I'd get to play it again on the iOS platform immediately dredged up a host of happy memories spent lazily enjoying its Beat'em-up RPG-like gameplay. The reason I'm gushing from the outset is to establish a base-level of 'rose-tinted glasses' for our readers/viewers and perhaps to soften the blow of…

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KooZac™ Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
KooZac™ Review

[KooZac was featured as the Mini-Review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 24th of August, 2012] Square Enix have certainly been trying a new approach when it comes to the iOS platform - while their premium RPGs are certainly worthwhile, their casual titles often leave out something in their final release. Or rather something is left in that should be left out - a hand in your pocket. KooZac is a brain-tickling arcade puzzler that challenges players to throw down numbered blocks in…

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SolaRola Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
SolaRola Review

I know what you're thinking. It's a game where you roll around. That much you have spot on. However, contrary to what may be going through your head, you are not rolling around a jazz musician or a creature powered by sunlight. No, this is the story of Wiz and Waz, intrepid space explorers who find themselves crashed on an alien world, and have to find the necessary parts to get home, and then  continue their jobs of exploration, collection, and eventually saving the galaxy. Now…

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CHAOS RINGS II Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
CHAOS RINGS II Review

When people ask about 'Triple-A' titles for the iOS platform, SQUARE ENIX and Media.Vision's 'Chaos Rings' series invariably works its way in to the conversation. In some ways it's an unfair example and not to diminish the importance of the first title, but it doesn't hold up compared to similar titles in the genre across other platforms. Omega, the sequel, acted more as an extension of the story of the world the characters inhabited, switching up the central focus and giving a strong…

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CHRONO TRIGGER Review

CHRONO TRIGGER Review

As time goes on the list of games considered 'all time favorites' for an individual gamer shuffles and changes - this is as much thanks to newer games as it is due to maturing as a gamer and reconsidering games from the past that may have once been ignored. Personally there are some titles that are seemingly intractable and amongst this list is the classic Super Nintendo RPG, Chrono Trigger. For those not directly familiar with the series, the game starts out much like any classic JRP…

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FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS Review

Although many consumers may not realize it, the existence of Final Fantasy Tactics on the App Store brings a whole host of interesting and complex questions related mostly to what we as gamers expect of our time with iOS devices. Premium AAA titles aren't in a huge supply, partially due to the market still finding its feet with regards to what does and doesn't work and how much to charge (or how to split up the charges), so when a game like Tactics is released it grabs everyone's atten…

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CHAOS RINGS Ω Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
CHAOS RINGS Ω Review

RPG fans are an odd bunch and many companies have recognized this, adopting the motto of, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' with gusto. While some publishers/developers should be applauded for trying to mix things up in order to penetrate the Western market, JRPGs are less prone to making wild new leaps. With this in mind it's no surprise that Chaos Rings Omega - the 'prequel' to the original Chaos Rings title from Square Enix - feels more like a story-based expansion than a full-fledg…

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FINAL FANTASY III Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
FINAL FANTASY III Review

Many outside of Japan know Final Fantasy III (FF3) in its original incarnation on the SNES, though as history would have it this was in fact the 6th installment. Numbering conventions aside, FF3 saw its official debut outside of Japan in 2006 after being released in full 3D for the Nintendo DS and a port of the original NES game on the Nintendo Wii in 2009. Square Enix, ever ready to remain hip with the times has brought the 3D incarnation to the App Store, along with the usual bevvy o…

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Secret of Mana Review

Secret of Mana Review

If you haven't had the pleasure of playing Secret of Mana by Square (now Square Enix) on the SNES and you're a fan of RPGs, then I highly recommend grabbing this title. Oh wait... this is the beginning of the review. So er, as I was saying, Secret of Mana, otherwise known as Seiken Densetsu 2 (Holy Sword Legend 2) is one of those bullet-point moments in gaming history that has resulted in the game becoming a cult hit and an influential title thanks to its wholly unique gameplay style.…

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