Tag Archives: Squaresoft

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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World of balance

Final Fantasy VI is a beloved game. While its immediate successor was far more popular, and while there have been other entries that have proven more influential, FFVI is always looked back upon as a high watermark in the franchise. … Continue reading

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Whimsy

Legend of Mana is a weird game. It comes out of what was, in retrospect, a pretty neat era in developer Squaresoft’s history: the unprecedented success of Final Fantasy VII gave them the capital to do whatever they wanted, and … Continue reading

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