Final Fantasy. The RPG series known to millions of gamers worldwide for its long-standing legacy of intricate characters, exceptional storytelling, engaging battle systems and spectacular visuals. Veterans, casual players and many others that do not pursue gaming as a hobby still recognize the name with little to no hesitation. Since the series’ last instalment, Final Fantasy XIII has kept fans eagerly awaiting its release on both the next-gen consoles for the last couple years. Although it is no longer a PlayStation 3 exclusive as originally announced, the game has finally reached North American shores and it certainly was worth the wait.

 

 

The Crystal Chronicles series has generally enjoyed favorable reviews to date.From the original Gamecube title to the DS installments, Ring of Fates and Echoes of Time, the series continues to satisfy fans who enjoy an action RPG title bearing the Final Fantasy name. The Crystal Bearers is the latest entry that upholds the traditional game play of this beloved series with its real-time game play, charming music and whimsical characters.

 

 

Here at Gaming Media, the staff has decided to remove numerical scores for reviews. We believe that too much debate arises from a game receiving a score of 90% being declared as a superior game to a title receiving a score of 70% whether it be the same genre and category or a different one altogether. Hence, we have implemented the "Final Assessment" paragraph which is our opinion of the game after thoroughly logging in hours upon hours to complete and analyze the game in detail.

 

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Originally released on the PS2, Magna Carta: Tears of Blood was a beautiful RPG that was hyped back in the day to be able to give Final Fantasy X a run for its money. However, the game received mediocre reviews as the title had a tedious battle system and felt largely imbalanced. Developer Softmax is back with MagnaCarta 2, exclusively on the Xbox 360, to revitalize the game once again with new tweaks and revisions.

 

Space Invaders Extreme 2


Space Invaders. The game that swallowed countless quarters, consumed the spare change and cost the lunch money of many arcade fans in the early 1980s.Originally sold by Taito, the arcade game featured a laser ship defending itself against waves of invading aliens. After its recent re-release on the DS, PSP and Xbox Live Arcade, Square Enix has returned with the expected sequel: Space Invaders Extreme 2 exclusively on the DS.

 



Chrono Trigger has long been revered as one of Squaresoft’s (now Square Enix) most epic RPGs that graced the SNES system. The game was produced by the “Dream Team” with credits given to Hironobu Sakaguchi, Masato Kato, Akira Toriyama and Yasunori Mitsuda. Shortly after a mediocre PSX port, Final Fantasy Chronicles, fell short of its mark with its dreadful loading and slowdown issues, no announcements were made for any potential re-releases.



Ring of Fates was Square Enix’s follow-up to their Gamecube title: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. After receiving fairly good reviews, Square has returned to tweak the multiplayer features with a greater emphasis on combat in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time. Though the gameplay is similar, the ability to play with your friends over a Wi-Fi connection on both the DS and Wii versions is a welcome addition to the series. Echoes of Time combines the best of Ring of Fates and its Crystal Chronicles Gamecube brethren into a fun, light-hearted RPG for both casual and experienced players.



Gears of War was quite the blockbuster when it first arrived on Xbox 360. The game offered solid controls, great visuals, intuitive third person camera and chainsaws. Though the plot wasn’t the main focus, Gears effectively brought us the memorable, wisecracking Delta squad members: Marcus, Dom, Cole and Baird. Fast forward to Gears 2 – the game takes everything that made the original Gears a solid shooter and takes it a step further on the epic scale. To quote Epic Lead Designer, Cliff Bleszinski, Gears of War 2 is definitely “bigger, better and more badass.”

 

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