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Dragon Quest Heroes II Now On PS4

May 1, 2017 |

Square Enix has released Dragon Quest Heroes II on PlayStation 4! This is a sequel in the spin-off series that is more action packed than the usual Dragon Quest entries in the main franchise, but the sequel throws in more RPG mechanics from the Dragon Quest universe to spice things up.

Check out the game’s trailer below as well as some new screens for this sequel!

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[JRPG Review Revisited] Star Ocean: The Last Hope International

April 23, 2017 |

Star Ocean: The Last Hope is a very good RPG in the Star Ocean franchise, a sci-fi series that is set in the far future. In this game, which is, in fact, a prequel to the other Star Ocean games. Your quest will be to find a new home for the residents of Earth in the aftermath of WWIII which left our planet as a hostile environment.

I’m revisiting this review today because I think this is my favorite RPG in the PS3 library – yes, even slightly better than Ni no Kuni! I purchased it as soon as it was released and played through it twice… and I would definitely replay this RPG gem. It’s way better than Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (which I completely in a “short” 22 hours).

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Grandia III Is A PS2 JRPG Classic You Probably Never Played

November 16, 2016 |

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Grandia III is a PS2 RPG from the year 2006. It was available right between other huge releases like Final Fantasy XII, Rogue Galaxy and Kingdom Hearts II. This game fell hugely under the radar because not many people knew the franchise.

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[Review Revisited] Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX

July 24, 2016 |

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Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMix is the follow up to Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX that released a few years ago. In a similar fashion to 1.5 HD ReMIX, this Kingdom Hearts collection features three different games: Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded.

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Dragon Quest Builders Coming To PS Vita

May 30, 2016 |

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The Dragon Quest franchise (which some of our older readers might remember started its life in North America as Dragon Warrior) is now thirty years old, and to celebrate, Square Enix has announced they’ll be bringing Dragon Quest Builders to North America later in the year as a PlayStation 4 and Vita release!

And to make things more interesting (and to take everything full-circle), it turns out that Dragon Quest Builders is basing its story mode on what happened in the very first Dragon Quest release!

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Hitman Sneaks Up to be the Surprise Hit of 2016

April 25, 2016 |

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It’s been a while since Agent 47 has snuck his way onto consoles, but he’s finally heading back into the world of assassination for the current generation. We’re pleased to see our favorite gun for hire back on bigger screens and the latest game is a much-welcomed return to the style that made the franchise such a massive success in the first place.

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15 Years Later – Revisiting Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within [Movie Review]

April 4, 2016 |

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Over the weekend I got the idea to go back and watch Final Fantasy: Spirits Within, probably because I had been playing the Final Fantasy XV Platinum demo (and learning about the CGI movie that will accompany the full game’s release). Written in part by Hironobu Sakaguchi (Director of many Final Fantasy games), you have to wonder, did the movie age well? How does it stand on its own, more than a decade and a half later?

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PS3 and PS4 Differences For Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness

March 4, 2016 |

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According to a post I found over at DualShockers, there won’t be any direct difference regarding the content itself for Star Ocean 5 between the PS3 and PS4 version of the game, but the PlayStation 3 version will be running at 720p and 30 fps (with some variations here and there), while the PlayStation 4 version will be running at 1080p and 60 fps (again, with some variations in some areas).

On top of that, they state the following:

The PS4 has higher detail on physics, characters, backgrounds, effects, and higher draw distance for objects and enemies. The PS3 version has shorter draw distance and some parts are “reduced and simplified.”

Be sure to check the video below to see some of these differences in action.

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