Tag Archives: Square-Enix

Everything is canon now

So I found myself returning to the original Kingdom Hearts for the first time since it was relatively new. Perhaps it was the need for a palette cleanser after the excellent but admittedly very harrowing NieR: Automata. Perhaps it was … Continue reading

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The Legend of NieR: Gaiden: Automata

[NieR fan art was supposed to go here] NieR: Automata isn’t just a good or even great game; it’s one of those games which makes use of the full potential of the medium in a way that few games do. … Continue reading

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General geekery

I haven’t had much time/energy for blogging in recent weeks. Here’s a quick and dirty bullet-list of relevant stuff to indicate that I’m still around.

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Do androids dream of frilly gothic lolita dresses?

Ok now this is just getting silly. A few days after I finished The Last Guardian, Square Enix released what may be the most Josh W. game ever made. That game is NieR: Automata.

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doooooomed?

There’s been a lot of press from Square-Enix lately. Final Fantasy XV, which has been in development for about a decade, finally got an official release date. And we also found out that there would be a full-length CG tie-in … Continue reading

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Someone to protect – Final Fantasy XII, Part 3 of 3

(Part I, Part II) (Spoiler Warning, etc.) Charles Norris Cochrane, in his fascinating book Christianity and Classical Culture describes the reign of Augustus Caesar as the definitive manifestation of of said culture. From Plato onwards there was an intellectual desire … Continue reading

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Someone to protect – Final Fantasy XII, Part 2 of 3

(Part I) (Spoiler Warning, etc.) So just what is the story, anyway?

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Someone to protect – Final Fantasy XII, Part 1 of 3

(Fair Warning: Spoilers ahoy!) Final Fantasy XII was released when I was a high school senior. By that point, however, my early enthusiasm for gaming had atrophied away, and I was at the peak of my phase where I snobbishly … Continue reading

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