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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Is a Huge Game That Gets It (Mostly) Right

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has been a long time coming, with it being the second entry in the Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy. It’s truly amazing how big the scope is. Rebirth takes everything that Remake introduced and made it even bigger, now adding a fully explorable open world. While the real-time combat doesn’t get much of an overhaul, what makes Rebirth stand out from its predecessor is the sheer amount of content. With an excellent story, tons of side quests, and a whole world to explore, Rebirth is one of the best games of 2024 so far.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: Hands On With the Year's Most Anticipated RPG

The long-awaited sequel to Final Fantasy VII Remake is less than a month away, and with it comes new gameplay mechanics that build upon its predecessor. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth goes open world, which might make some series fans leery due to the video game industry's overreliance on the design structure in recent years. However, Rebirth’s charming characters, exciting action, entertaining side quests, and strong world building feel like a natural extension of Remake.

Persona 3 Reload test answers, including how to ace all exams and class quiz questions

Persona 3 Reload, like past entries in the series, will have you answer test questions in the classroom on certain days, while also preparing you for exams that take place over multiple days.

Persona 3 Reload is a complete remake of the original Persona 3 game, and thus has almost completely different quiz questions and answers. Surprisingly, there's an overlap here and there, with a few questions in Reload being similar if not completely the same as in the original.

Granblue Fantasy: Relink Review

Granblue Fantasy Versus may have introduced an entirely new fanbase to Gran's grand adventure in 2020, but as a fan of the mobile RPGs before it, I came into Granblue Fantasy: Relink with very different expectations. Finally making the jump from phones to PC and PlayStation, the series has embraced exhilarating real-time action that feels right at home alongside other ambitious story-driven games like Final Fantasy XVI or Star Ocean: The Divine Force.

Persona 3 Reload review: an almost perfect RPG remake

With Persona 3 Reload, developer Atlus had a difficult task on its hands. The remake would need to introduce a foundational RPG to new audiences, ones who are familiar with two refined sequels that successfully build on everything it established. But that’s only half the battle; it would also need to stay faithful enough to the original that it wouldn’t rile up longtime fans. It’s a difficult balancing act, but Atlus walks that tightrope to create a win-win situation.

Another Code: Recollection review: leaving a lasting memory

“This isn’t what I remember playing on the Nintendo DS as a kid.”

That’s what I found myself saying as I played through the early hours of Another Code: Recollection, a Nintendo Switch remake of two cult classic games. That wasn’t a bad thing. I felt at ease with Recollection and its overhauled visual presentation, whereas the original’s point-and-click format and top-down isometric perspective were unfamiliar and daunting to me as a teenager growing up.

Riot Games on Heartsteel: “The Baekhyun and Ezreal collaboration was a dream”

There were very few, if any, empty seats at the glorious Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea. The throngs of fans, eagerly awaiting to see the showdown between China’s Weibo Gaming and South Korea’s T1 at the League of Legends Worlds 2023 Finals, filled the stadium with an energy that was immensely palpable. We were ready for the esports event of the year, but Riot Games knew how to turn up the hype even more.

'Alan Wake 2' Director Sam Lake on the Game Awards, Baldur’s Gate 3, and DLC

It was the zaniest moment at the Game Awards. In between the 2023 award show’s endless stream of video game commercials and the occasional actual award, TGA host Geoff Keighley ceded the stage to a gang of leather-clad musicians. Cosplaying as The Old Gods of Asgard, a fictional rock band that exists within the Remedy video game universe, real-life Finnish metal group Poets of the Fall performed a ballad from Alan Wake 2 two while the game’s starring cast sang and strutted alongside a troupe of backup dancers.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is a fitting Suikoden successor

Spiritual successors have been quite popular during the last several years. Bloodstained launched as a spiritual successor to Castlevania, Yooka-Laylee tried to be the same for Banjo Kazooie, and Mighty Number 9 tried to capture the spirit of classic Mega Man games with mixed results. Not all of them have been successful, but nostalgic players still look for those types of games to recreate the magical experiences they had as kids.

Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince review: a charming Pokémon alternative

The Dragon Quest series never quite reached the heights of popularity that its Square Enix brethren, Final Fantasy, enjoyed outside of Japan. The same can be said about its spinoff series, Dragon Quest Monsters, which many players consider a competitor to the dominant Pokémon franchise. In fact, the last Dragon Quest Monsters game, 2016’s Joker 3 for the 3DS, never even left Japan. It’s a niche within a niche.
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