Some quality life and zone improvements you've been waiting for.
Some notable screen shots that I liked personally or want to comment.
*note I haven't seen pictures of the new Gathering exploratory missions, but I am very hype for those.
Baelsar has built a Wall and Eorzeans are going to pay for it!
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By: Cinderkin Apr 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Smooth McGroove brings classic video game tunes back to life using only his voice and great editing. Check out some of his acapella songs.
Final Fantasy 7 "Battle Theme"
Street Fighter 2 "Guile's Theme"
Super Mario 64 "Dire Dire Docks Theme"
Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time "Great Fairy Theme"
I think the Final Fantasy and Guile Theme was the best. The guy has a real talent here and if you want to see more be sure to check out his Youtube channel at Smooth McGroove.
Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
By: jalexbrown Mar 26, 2010 | 6 Comments
Just a little bit of my venting about Square-Enix - why I love 'em and why I hate 'em.
I want to talk to you, Dear Reader, about something that I've discussed at some lengths before (although not on here): Square-Enix. Most of my friends can tell you my favorite developer/publisher without hesitation; some of them will say it and then roll their eyes as if it's an embarassment, while others will say it with some enthusiasm. What my friends don't know - and what I'll share here, probably for the first time - is that I really have a love-hate relationship with Square-Enix.
If I may, allow me to share a little history: my first Square-Enix game was Final Fantasy VII, back in the glory days when Square and Enix were competitors and not one-in-the-same. I remember how perplexed I was the first time I played the game, because my gaming history prior had been rather sketchy; I was, indeed, lost in the intricicies of the game. The story was overwhelmingly epic in scope and scale, and the gameplay was likewise adorned with more features than you could shake a stick at. And I remember playing through the game and discovering things about the story and the gameplay, and I remember how apsects of the gameplay that had perplexed me suddenly becoming part of my strategy. I still have a somewhat fond recollection of the moment when I mastered the Materia system; from that moment on, the whole game was never the same again. That sense of discovery was the driving factor. The game became a constant quest to find the next nook or cranny, to find that one little thing I'd not realized; it was all about strategy building. And you want to know something? It was fantastic.
You see, that was what Squaresoft was good at: creating those elements of discovery both in plot and gameplay. After the merger with Enix, I'd somewhat abandoned hope in their ability to recreate that sense of discovery. The games became utterly monotonous and repetitive. Well, that's not quite fair: the games had always been monotonous and repetitive, but that discovery process did a good job of covering up that fact. Well, guess what? Enter Final Fantasy XIII. Yes, this game has - and still is; I'm not done with it yet - rekindled that flame of discovery. I know, I know; I went into Final Fantasy XIII thinking it was somewhat shallow, but as the game progresses, you realize exactly how much you didnt' know when you started. That Paradigm Deck - that thing that you started off thinking wouldn't be very important - became a central part of combat strategy. And that Crystalium system, that thing you gave little thought to in the beginning? Well, now I can spend more than ten minutes just contemplating where and how to spend those points. That's the curve set up by the game, I believe with all of my heart and soul that it was intentional on the part of Square-Enix. In fact, I just believe it's splendid design at work.
So Square-Enix can design a complex, multi-layered experience, but I'm sure you all knew that much. And you already know that they have a knack for choosing which games are most in need of rereleases (assuming you overlook their excessive releasing of the first two Final Fantasy games, that is). They have a near-divine ability to figure out where - and indeed, when - to release sequels to their properties. Well....yeah, about that...
Now I get to vent my frustration with Square-Enix: Kingdom Hearts. Now, I admit that the first Kingdom Hearts grabbed me with its charm, even if it did lack wit or depth (and it was certainly horrible in the subtlety department, but that could be a whole other Editorial in itself). But really, once I got over the charm, Kingdom Hearts was a steaming pile; yes, despite the fact that some very rabbid fanboys will tell you it's a great franchise...no, it's just not. Next to the SaGa games - Unlimted SaGa: also another entire Editorial in and of itself - I've never so much wished Square-Enix would just put a property to rest. And that was before the second one had even been released. So here comes Kingdom Hearts 2, and I'm like: "Yeah, this'll be the end of it." And then what? A PSP game and a DS game? What?!?!? How absurd; how incredibly absurd. Well, at that point I'm starting to reevaluate Square-Enix as a developer. Final Fantasy XIII may have done so much to redeem them in my eyes, but then I read that Kingdom Hearts 3 is - allegedly, mind you - in the works. Oh, but wait...it has to get worse, because Kingdom Hearts 3 was to be expected, unfortunately. Oh yes, it gets much worse: how about an annual installment in the Kingdom Hearts franchise? Now, I wasn't a particularly camper when Kingdom Hearts 2 came out, and I was downright fed up when the DS game came out. But if they follow through with this annual installment crap: that'll be The End, Game Over; yes, that will be the point when Square-Enix can kiss my hard-earned money good bye.
So please, Square-Enix, I beg you to listen to my pleading. I'll compromise: make Kingdom Hearts 3, but please put the series to rest after that. It's not cute or charming anymore; now it's just annoying. It's like that girl that you take on a date and then don't want to see anymore, but she just won't stop calling you. The novelty and the charm are dead, Square-Enix, so just get over it already and move on.
Oh, and one more thing if you don't mind: if you do decide to move on, please spare my wallet and don't make anything as abysmal as Infinite Undiscovery or Last Remnant. You're still a talented developer, and I see no reason for your quality releases to be so sporadic. Hit Star Ocean, keep hitting Final Fantasy, for Christ's sakes team up with Monolith and hit Xenogears one last time, but if there is a divine power watching over the gaming industry, let me make it perfectly clear: NO MORE KINGDOM HEARTS.
One Winged angel Acapella !!! Any FF7 will love.
I just found this video, dont ask how though. You might laugh at first but this guy does some serious work on one of the best songs from this game. If you are a Final Fantasy VII fan you will like this. Check it out !!
By: MilkyPink Mar 9, 2011 | 26 Comments
I know I was 2 weeks off since my last blog post...
But I've been awfully busy with my life outside the internet with this job I have, they are purposely not letting me HAVE A LIFE anymore. && I am awfully sad about it. Kinda miss the almost free life I once had. lol. I am actually in the process of looking for a better job with better hours. Trying to find a job out there is not easy, especially when those that know you already have a job are not accepting you. -______-
But either way, as soon as I get my life back in place (especially with that job.. and find a better one -_-), I should be back on here a bit more often. But for now, those that requested those wallpapers. Here they are and I am terribly sorry for making you wait...
P.S: GOUKIJONES. Thank yooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooou! For the package! I got the game and it's great. :)! I love the stickers too! I am trying to find a place to put them. lol
By: BatRastered Feb 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
New patch, new nodes!
Check out the new gathering nodes available in Final Fantasy XIV, patch 4.2 "Rise of a new sun". Start making some gil... or some crafts!
By: DragonKiss83 Feb 23, 2011 | 10 Comments
Have you ever wanted to battle it out as some of the biggest names in the Square Enix roster?
Final Fantasy has been an icon for many gamers world wide, we have put countless hours into the games, and we still come back for more. Dissidia 012 is a prequel to the previous PSP game, and it will let you fight as your favorite characters.
Need I say more?
Ok how about this.
and I guess this wouldn't hurt..
The game will be here March 22, so what do you need to know?
The roster? Ok. The Original cast, Warrior of Light (Final Fantasy), Firion (FF2), Onion Knight (FF3), Cecil Harvey (FF4), Bartz Klauser (FF5), Terra Branford (FF6), Cloud Strife (FF7), Squall Leonhart (FF8), Zidane Tribal (FF9), Tidus (FF10), Shantotto (FF11), Cosmos (Dissidia), Garland (Final Fantasy), The Emporer (FF2), Cloud of Darkness (FF3), Golbez (FF4), Exdeath (FF5), Kefka Palazzo (FF6), Sephiroth (FF7), Ultimecia (FF8), Kuja (FF9), Jecht (FF10), Gabranth (FF12), Chaos (Final Fantasy). Pretty good right?
But then you add a few new ones, Kain Highwind (FF4), Gilgamesh (FF5), Tifa Lockhart (FF7), Laguna Loire (FF8), Yuna (FF10), Prishe (FF11), Vaan (FF12), Lighning (FF13) and how about add Aerith as a support character if you play the demo.
You get a Fighter an a Single Player Story mode, so it's got plenty to offer.
I wish it was on the PS3, but the PSP will do just fine.
Will you be picking it up? Who will you play as first? Don't be a Jimmy.
Will SugarNinjaLV and GoukiJones mark their triumphant return to high-level casual play? Stay tuned...
Great music at the beginning, but not the greatest sounding voices. I haven't been much of fan of the English acting in the game. I'll want to play the new 24 man dungeon (maybe), but it is going to be filled with nubfarm galore that first week. If there are new gathering nodes, I will do that and update MasterDotL.com.
WTF is going on at the end? If you want to see endgame raiding. Watch BatRastered's streams Gouki.TV.
Check out the link in the right column of our exclusive Final Fantasy XIV websites created by Gouki.com.
It's no secret this is my favorite Final Fantasy game. Check out this 'Making of' video.
I am planning another play through of this game. A masterful play through where I obtain all items and beat all bosses and hunts. Stay tuned to Gouki.tv for more info on this play through.
Final Fantasy XII The Zodia Age is available on all consoles. Amazon.com.
By: BatRastered Sep 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
The new patch releases in just a few weeks.
Those Alexander mechanics look rough... PUGs gonna have a hard time lol.
By: BatRastered Dec 28, 2010 | 10 Comments
Title says it all... He's really into it too...
The highly-anticipated RPG from Square-Enix finally gets a US/UK release date.
I've been waiting a long time for Final Fantasy XIII. In fact, I've pretty much been waiting for Final Fantasy XIII since the day it was announced at the 2006 E3 Conference. But Square-Enix did a naughty thing and left me in the dark for a long time. I never knew how long I was going to be waiting until I could get my hands on the game. Today, however, Square-Enix finally broke the silence and gave a solid release date.
Square-Enix confirms that Final Fantasy XIII will be released in the US/UK simultaneously - and on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 - on March 9th, 2010.
As far as release dates go, this one took me for a loop. I'd never realised before today how much of a difference three months could make (the game was tentatively to be released around June of 2010). Needless to say, I'm pumped for March 9th to roll around.
Also, in other news surrounded Final Fantasy XIII released today, the theme song selected for the game will be "My Hands" by Leona Lewis. I've never heard this song myself, but fans of Final Fantasy seem to have mixed feelings about this song as the theme song, namely throwing around the idea that it's Square-Enix's attempt to westernize the Final Fantasy franchise.
Unfortunately this announcement contained nay a hint about Final Fantasy Versus XIII, but considering the game hasn't even gotten a Japanese release yet, we can safely assume it's still a ways down the pipeline. There is fan speculation - and keep in mind this is just fan speculation - that there may be a collector's edition of Final Fantasy XIII (for the PS3, of course) that will contain a demo of Versus XIII. I don't believe this will be the case; simply put, I think that if Square-Enix decides to release a collector's edition (as they did with Final Fantasy XII), they'll opt out of a Versus XIII demo in favor of something that can be packaged across both versions of the game. So instead of getting a mindblowing Versus XIII demo, we might have to settle for an okay-to-pretty-cool art booklet or something like that.
(Keep in mind that Square-Enix HAS NOT confirmed a collector's edition of Final Fantasy XIII for any console; this last paragraph is entirely speculation, and based in no way on any piece of confirmed information.)
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