Final Fantasy XV (PS4) Review

Final Fantasy XV

I actually had plans to review this game when I played through it in 2017, but I was focusing almost entirely on the non-gaming blog at the time (when they weren’t combined into one!) and ended up leaving it. Fast forward to today and I played through the quick “Episode Ardyn” DLC, the final piece of extra content for the game, and thought I’d make up for lost time. Happily I still had a bunch of screenshots saved! ANYWAY, Final Fantasy XV is a hard one to quickly sum up, it’s quite unlike any other game I’ve played, part open world RPG, part Japanese RPG, definite Final Fantasy looking character designs, but a very American looking world… It’s a bizarre blend, but one that surprisingly worked! Let’s take a closer look.

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Final Fantasy VII (PS1) Review

Final Fantasy VII

I have a confession to make: I’m David Hogan and I don’t like turn-based RPGs. It’s not that I look down on those who do or anything stupid, but it’s just not my thing, I find it tedious, especially the older ones where you have to grind and level up and face endless random encounters. So why (beyond this being the Smash Ultimate marathon) am I reviewing Final Fantasy VII? Well, I played through it from start to finish in 1997. Why? Well… mostly peer pressure (EVERYONE at school was playing it…) but the story, setting and soundtrack had me completely hooked. How does it hold up today? Well, it’s funny you asked…

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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (PS4) Review

Dissidia FFNT

Dissidia was released at the start of the year, close to Dragon Ball FighterZ and during a time I was still playing Assassin’s Creed Origins, so I passed on it. I had fun with the demo, but I wasn’t convinced it was “must buy”, and it seems I was right, at least at full price. A few months ago I picked it up for £15, and more than got my moneys worth, but I think at £40 I would have felt it lacked in content too much. In any case, let’s have a closer look at the game…

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