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Where Final Fantasy Went Wrong, and How Square Enix is Putting It Right

Final Fantasy's star has lost its shine for many fans. We speak with the series' creators to learn how they're working to restore its former glory.

Nier: Underappreciated Classic of the Outgoing Generation

On the eve of E3 2014, the first in which we're well and truly "next-gen," Pete looks back on an underappreciated gem from Gen7 and ponders whether we'll ever see its like again.

Savoring the Realm: Sightseeing in Eorzea

Final Fantasy XIV's latest patch introduces the Sightseeing Log, an interesting means of celebrating the game's worldbuilding.

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Where Final Fantasy Went Wrong, and How Square Enix is Putting It Right

Final Fantasy's star has lost its shine for many fans. We speak with the series' creators to learn how they're working to restore its former glory.

Nier: Underappreciated Classic of the Outgoing Generation

On the eve of E3 2014, the first in which we're well and truly "next-gen," Pete looks back on an underappreciated gem from Gen7 and ponders whether we'll ever see its like again.

Savoring the Realm: Sightseeing in Eorzea

Final Fantasy XIV's latest patch introduces the Sightseeing Log, an interesting means of celebrating the game's worldbuilding.

Dragon Quest VIII iOS Review: Itty-bitty Living Space

An expensive, choppy, claustrophobic, and ultimately disappointing port.

Drakengard 3 PS3 Review: The Gods Must Be Crazy

A magical girl suffers a psychotic break and goes on a roaring rampage of revenge in this subpar action RPG from the developers of Nier.

How is Square Enix's Collective Program Going?

The publishing giant's indie outreach program came out of its trial phase and into live service a while ago. What's it got to offer?

Dragon Quest XI is in the Works, But What Will It Be?

Unsurprisingly, the insanely successful RPG franchise will see another entry, but what form will it take?

Theatrhythm Curtain Call Coming West with Over 200 Final Fantasy Songs

The second installment in the music game series brings new characters, new modes and a whole heap of classic songs.

Final Fantasy Publisher Loses Third-Biggest Shareholder as Sony Sells Stock

Sony ends its minority ownership in Square Enix. What does it really mean for both companies?

Final Fantasy XIV Guide: Tips, Dungeon Walkthroughs and Trial Guides

Prepare yourself for battle in Eorzea with our comprehensive collection of guides to Square Enix's sprawling MMO.

Final Fantasy XIV's PS3-to-PS4 Upgrade Program Launches

Bought FFXIV on PS3 and want to upgrade? Go right ahead! Here's how.

Square Enix Launches Collective, Reveals IP Up for Grabs

Indies could soon be working on new Gex, Fear Effect and Anachronox titles.

Final Fantasy XIV Guide: Complete Walkthrough for the Endgame Dungeons

Did you think your adventure was over once you reached level 50? Think again; there's plenty more to do.

Final Fantasy XIV Trials Guide: Defeat Ifrit, Garuda, Titan, Leviathan and More

The Primals of Eorzea giving you some trouble? Turn the tables with our handy guide to Final Fantasy XIV's toughest encounters.

Bravely Default's Western Success Prompts a Rethink at Square Enix

The popularity of Square Enix's excellent Final Fantasy spinoff has given the company pause.

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 2.2 Coming March 27, Full Details Here

The adventure in Eorzea continues with a wealth of new content at the end of the month.

Final Fantasy FAQ and Beginner's Guide: The Best, Worst, and Weirdest Final Fantasy Games

Interested in learning more about the world's most popular RPG series? Here's everything you need to know: what Final Fantasy is, how it plays through, what are the best and worst games in the series - and where you should get started!

Games are Squandering Their Potential to Truly Immerse Us

Eurogamer contributor Rob de Vries argues that to create truly believable worlds, games need to let go of what's safe.

Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster PlayStation 3 Review: Heavy Metal Fluff

It's the odd moments, not the expected ones, that make this pair of visually remastered RPGs worth revisiting.

Rise of Mana Producer Would Like To Make a Retail Game

It's possible that we'll see a full Mana game for the 25th anniversary of the series.

Tomb Raider Reboot Was a Success After All

That's something of a shift from what Square Enix said a month after its release.

Last Mission: Another Small Way That Final Fantasy X-2 Was a Bit Ahead of Its Time

A look at Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission, wherein the Gullwings were indie before it was cool.

The Living City: A Look at Thief's Excellent Open World

Thief's troubled reboot manages to rise above reproach in at least one area: The intricately crafted three-dimensional puzzle that is the City.

Murdered: Soul Suspect Features a Deceptively Intriguing Premise

How Square Enix's new adventure game tackles the design problems that come with being a ghost.

Square Enix's Collective Ends Pilot Period Today

Two of the three games in the pilot program look like they'll make it -- Ruffian's Game of Glens continues to struggle, however.

Thief PlayStation 4 Review: Not Quite a Master Criminal

Small flaws and annoying design decisions steal Garrett's thunder and prevent this long-awaited stealth revival from living up to its legacy.

Final Fantasy XIV Dungeon Guide: Level Your Way to 50 With Friends

Final Fantasy XIV's dungeons provide you with some of the stiffest challenges in the game. Here's how to complete all the dungeons that will get you to level 50.

Final Fantasy XIV Guide: What's the Fastest Way to Level Up?

Want to see as much of Eorzea as you can in Final Fantasy XIV's PS4 beta? Then you'll need to get levelling.

Final Fantasy XIV Guide: What's the Best Class to Play?

Jumping into Final Fantasy XIV's PS4 beta this weekend? Or giving the PC version a go for the first time? Either way, Team USG helps you decide which role to play.

Lightning's Jesus Christ Pose

Whether deliberate or not, the divisive new Final Fantasy sequel does a curiously good job of dabbling in religious symbolism.

Final Fantasy XIV's First Expansion Will Be as Big as the Base Game

Naoki Yoshida's got big plans for Square Enix's rebooted MMO, coming soon to PS4.

It's Time to Admit Final Fantasy XIII Wasn't Actually That Bad

A series that was once the defining name in RPGs is now often the target of scorn. Why?

Final Fantasy XIV Guide: The "Lightning Strikes" Event

Want to know how to meet Lightning in Square Enix's sprawling MMO? Read on.

Lightning Returns PS3 Review: Not the Future of Final Fantasy, Just an Intriguingly Weird Present

The Final Fantasy XIII saga continues to be tremendously polarizing and occasionally somewhat baffling. But on the other hand, this final entry plays better than ever.

Bravely Default 3DS Review: The Final Fantasy That Never Was

Silicon Studio and Square Enix's latest makes no attempt to hide its roots. Is this a firm foundation for a new game, or has the world moved on since Final Fantasy's PlayStation 1 era?

Bravely Default Salve-Maker Guide: What are the Best Compound Recipes?

So you want to be a Salve-Maker in Bravely Default? Here's a comprehensive list of all the recipes you can cook up with your items.

Bravely Default Guide: How to Rebuild Norende - And Why You Need to Do It

A big part of Bravely Default's early game involves rebuilding Tiz's hometown of Norende. But why should you bother? Lots of reasons, as it happens.

Bravely Default Job Guide: Commands, Combinations and Skills to Make the Best Party Setups

Want to know how best to go about building your party? This exhaustive list of all the Jobs in the game will help you plan unstoppable party builds.

What Bravely Default Gets Right

There's more than just Final Fantasy nostalgia at work in Square's extraordinary new 3DS RPG.

Bravely Default: Creating a Deceptively Modern 3DS RPG

The RPG's producers talk about breaking away from Final Fantasy and building something new in its place.

Square Enix Enlists Crackdown 2 Dev in Its Collective

Ruffian is one of the three developers kicking off the Square Enix collective program.

What's Next for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn?

A new patch, an official soundtrack and a PlayStation 4 version, that's what.

Tomb Raider Definitive Edition PS4 & Xbox One Review: Challenging The PC

The new version of Tomb Raider isn't worth a double-dip, but it stands far ahead what has come before.

Thief Plays it Cautiously, as Its Name Implies

But unlike the game's titular hero, Eidos' thinking man's FPS doesn't specialize in the art of surprise.

Looking for Porkface: A Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Adventure

Eurogamer's Chris Donlan and Martin Robinson enjoy 30 seconds of glory before being plunged into chaos.

Revisiting Final Fantasy's Awkward Middle Age Through FFX HD

Fancy graphics only serve to highlight the odd nature of Final Fantasy's first PS2 outing.

Lightning Returns: A Reminder That Final Fantasy is at Its Best When It's Scrappy and Weird

Jeremy finds the latest Final Fantasy a bizarre, contradictory mishmash, and that's what he likes about it.

Bravely Default Could be the Best Final Fantasy in a Decade

With its focus on mechanics over theatrics, Square-Enix's newest brand recalls the developer's salad days.

Why You Shouldn't Worry About Bravely Default's Microtransactions and Social Features

Don't let apparent and unwelcome feature creep from mobile games put you off one of the best RPGs in years; Square Enix shows us how to handle these things correctly.

JPgamer: About the Bravo Bikini...

The rather good upcoming JRPG for 3DS Bravely Default has had a few changes for its Western release. But were Nintendo and Square Enix right to make those changes?

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