NS Review – Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS)


First review of 2017, and what a surprise, it’s another JRPG. After the incredible remaster of Dragon Quest VII on 3DS, which you can find my (overwhelmingly positive) review of here, now I have have the joy of playing Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. Originally released on the PlayStation 2 in 2004, … Continue reading

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NS Review – Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS)


The other day I was having a somewhat heated discussion with a work colleague about the rise in remaster culture recently, or more specifically the tendency towards releasing remakes instead of new titles. As much as I agreed with him on various points, I held the point that sometimes players will not have played the … Continue reading

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NS Review – Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS)


We’re now in March and Nintendo’s Year of the JRPG keeps on rolling through, next up … Bravely Second: End Layer, a game that I wanted to take a little more time with before I posted a review; so, 20-odd hours in, here are my thoughts on it. Evidently, and with good reason, the first … Continue reading

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Dragon Quest VII Releases this Summer on 3DS

Dragon Quest VII

It was announced last year that both the remakes of Dragon Quest VII and VIII on 3DS will be coming to the West. First up naturally is VII which is die out in America in Summer, I’m sure Europe will get it then too as Square Enix are pretty good nowadays at releasing in Europe. … Continue reading

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Pre-Order the Bravely Second: End Layer Collector’s Edition From the Nintendo UK Store


You can now pre-order this gorgeous Collector’s Edition of the upcoming 3DS RPG, Bravely Second: End Layer from the Nintendo UK store. Developed by Square Enix, the Collector’s Edition of the sequel to Bravely Default: Flying Fairy will be bundled with a Deluxe art book (250+ pages), an Agnès Mini Figurine, and an Original Soundtrack CD featuring … Continue reading

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NS Review: Bravely Default (3DS)


Oh Square-Enix, where did you go so wrong? You began as the apple of my eye, one of the god-tier developers, and then you managed to ruin Final Fantasy some how. However, with that little rant out of the way, let’s look at Bravely Default. It’s a JRPG in every sense of the word: huge, … Continue reading

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Tomb Raider Not In Development For Wii U Right Now

Tomb Raider

Not so long ago Tom Crago, founder of Straight Right, told the world that his team are working on a couple of other Wii U ports on top of Mass Effect 3. This sparked much debate as to what these mystery titles may be. Many pointed to the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot but it appears … Continue reading

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Cancelled Final Fantasy II Game Up For Auction On Ebay


An extremely rare English translation of Final Fantasy 2 for NES has been put on eBay. When we say rare, we mean, really rare. Final Fantasy 2, the original NES sequel, didn’t get a worldwide release, meaning it was only playable in Japanese. Developer Square Soft USA was once working on an English translation, but it discarded the project … Continue reading

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Bravely Default Flying Fairy Box Art Revealed


Square Enix has now revealed the official and finalised Japanese box art for its upcoming title in Japan, Bravely Default Flying Fairy. The “Flying Fairy” part of the title seems to be the young woman on the cover of the box. The “Bravely Default” part was previously revealed to be a part of the battle system, which consists on … Continue reading

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy – 3DS Review


Title: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy  Genre: Music System: 3DS Developer: indies zero Publisher: Square Enix Release Date: February 12th (Japan), July 3rd (US), July 6th (EU) 2012 I am finally rising from my cave with my 3DS and copy of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy in tow. The past week I have been glued to this amazing game which celebrates the 25th anniversary of a … Continue reading

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