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FFXIII gets 39/40 in Famitsu

Wednesday, 9 December 2009 07:24 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Famitsu’s given Final Fantasy XIII 39/40, as you can see in this scan on FinalFantasy-XIII.net.

Not as good as Bayonetta, then.

The RPG’s out later this month in Japan. Europe and the US get it in March.

Thanks, Galathor.

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35 Comments

  1. Johnny Cullen

    What!?

    Score’s put me right off buying it now.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mojo

    ive never been into final fantasys at all so far..
    But the hype says: mojo go try it..
    shall i obey em?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. KingCharMing

    Obey, obey, you might be suprised. When I bought FF10 years ago, I started playing it and got upto the first few battles and I thought to myself “what junk”, tossed it aside, and didnt look at it again… until about a year later. Tried it again, struggled though the first couple of scenes but absolutely loved it from there on. One of my favourite PS2 games. Cant wait for this one!

    The complaints with that 1 point are very minor; “There’s a few niggling issues like battle damage being difficult to see, and the screen being cluttered, but the amount of enjoyment this game offers more than makes up for it. You’ll be drawn into the world with visual, aural, and story aspects. I have a bit of resistance calling this an “RPG-like RPG” however.”

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    Notice how they say its very linear until the middle half of the game.

    What, so it goes open world in the middle of the game? I dont know how I should feel about that.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Kaufer

    @Johnny Cullen

    Isn’t that how almost all FF games are? Anyone who have played previous FF games before will recognize a basic pattern. Start in a town. Learn game and battle mechanics. Gather Allies. Move on to world map.

    The linear part is the tutorial section that expands several hours of game time.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. bobbymington

    for lazy people who can’t click links

    Reviewer 1 – 10/10
    Beautiful graphics and superb story. These aspects can be enjoyed without feeling as though they’re being forced upon you. Combined with this, the extreme sense of satisfaction from the gameplay, is a direct result of a system that’s evolved and reached perfection.
    With no vice to really speak of, at this time, this game stands at the RPG forefront of a superb combination of story and gameplay who’s value can undoubtedly be experienced by all.

    Reviewer 2 – 9/10
    There’s a few niggling issues like battle damage being difficult to see, and the screen being cluttered, but the amount of enjoyment this game offers more than makes up for it. You’ll be drawn into the world with visual, aural, and story aspects. I have a bit of resistance calling this an “RPG-like RPG” however.

    Reviewer 3 – 10/10
    Extravagant and dense (referring to the amount of content?). A lot of points to keep your eyes open for and is very movie-like. Very beautiful movies are included in a story full of events, to the point where it’s difficult to determine where to put the controller down at the beginning. With the amount of character growth, gathering and crafting available in the game, there’s enough enjoyable content for you to last for a while with just this one game.

    Reviewer 4 – 10/10
    Including the beauty of the visual side of things, the total quality is very high. The script is strictly dandy and irritating (whatever the hell that means). Character typecasting is unavoidable and while there should be “your own (character’s own?) story”, this does not exist. However, the sense of satisfaction gained from playing the game is extremely good, and is something I’ve never experienced before.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    @4

    Yeah all FFs follow that formula. Look at FFX You don’t get any form of travel til you hit the desert. You are just being sarcastic aren’t you?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Eregol

    Another day 1 purchase.
    I’ll be bankrupt soon.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. scratchy69

    If it is linear that’s a bit of a step back. XII let you wander to your hearts content pretty much from the start, albeit you were limited to where you could explore by your experience level and the odd story-based barrier.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Michael O’Connor

    “Isn’t that how almost all FF games are?”

    Most Final Fantasies are entirely linear until near the *very end* of the game. The only exceptions I can think of are FFXII and (obviously) FFXI.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    Square won’t be following the formula of FFXII because it had the worst sales of all the FF since PSOne. Look at the numbers of FFX which was produced by Kitase and Character designed by Nomura which if you don’t know are the two guys who are in Charge of FFXIII.

    FFXII was a god awful game. It was the only FF I actually sold. It was just a waste of time.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. bobbymington

    Yay for linear!!

    don’t get me wrong, i like exploring cities for loot and side quests, and having an option to choice which mission to do next. but i like a solid narrative, and if there is to much openness i just lose interest.

    i was absolutely hooked on lost odyssey, until disc three, the whole map opens up and you can travel anywhere in the world, so i traveled to a beach and got killed by a giant crab and never played the game again

    Mass effect was my ideal rpg structure

    #12 5 years ago
  13. dirigiblebill

    I have mixed feelings about FFXII. On the one hand I thought the battling was ultimately rather tepid, and the story-telling disjointed. On the other, Ivalice is easily my favourite FF locale, and I appreciated the relatively understated nature of the characterisation. Was sort of hoping they’d build on the formula, FFX or FFVII style, rather than cast it to the winds…

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    What made FFXII awful to me was that there was no developement with the characters and what I mean as far as their abilities go, it was too open everyone could have the same abilities. I prefer how FFX did it where every charactter had its strength and weakness. Auron was a melee heavy hitter and Lulu a caster.

    Then there was the awful story, was just so bland there was nothing going for it. Was just a huge disappointment for me. I liked the whole gambit system they had going for it afterall one of my favorite games was Summoner which was a primitive version of FFXII combat system.

    The story was really the killer for me. No development whatsoever.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. The Hindle

    Cant wait for this, aint played a final fantasy since 10 2 so im really exited for this.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Psychotext

    “Not as good as Bayonetta, then.”

    Ha… that’s exactly what I wrote on the Eurogamer forums when I read the score. :P

    #16 5 years ago
  17. The Hindle

    I wonder how many consoles this will shift in Japan?

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Psychotext

    I reckon somewhere in the order of 150k – 200k.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. bobbymington

    ff13 better on xbox, lol

    http://www.destructoid.com/ffxiii-xbox-360-will-be-blatantly-better-than-ffxiii-ps3-157001.phtml

    #19 5 years ago
  20. mescalineeyes

    don’t give that d’toid article more hits than it already has, it’s probably Jim’s weakest piece.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. scratchy69

    Not a lot of love for XII here. I thought it was loads better than X.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Phoenixblight

    THats as bad as BDH spammage. Obviously very delusional and extremely biased.

    @21

    There are favorites among everyone, don’t like one FF there are more to choose from. Some people prefer VII over VIII and some think FFX is God compared to both. TO each their own.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    BDH and Jim Sterling; You’ll never seen them together in one room at the same time. Make of that what you will.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. No_PUDding

    I actually think that article is great.

    So much is right.

    But XIII also has III in, which means 3 like PS3… But it’s not as conclusive as an X!

    #24 5 years ago
  25. bobbymington

    some of Jim Sterling stuff does make me laugh

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Michael O’Connor

    “FFXII was a god awful game. It was the only FF I actually sold. It was just a waste of time.”

    And it’s because of fans like you that we get stuck with angst-ridden teenagers with cookie cutter attitudes and a lazy cast of generically designed lackies, instead of interesting, unique and mature games like FFXII.

    “What made FFXII awful to me was that there was no developement with the characters”

    No development with the characters? FFXII had some of the strongest character development of the series. It was just subtly and maturely done, instead of relying on excessive melodrama to get its point across, like the rest of the series.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. No_PUDding

    Made me laugh!

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Eregol

    If it’s more linear I am well up for this.
    I didn’t really like Final fantasy XII. Not still can’t put my finger on why.
    Think I don’t like having too much to do too soon.
    I tend to get a strategy guide for every Final Fantasy game I play anyway. It’s almost impossible to play them these days without one as there’s always a ‘don’t open that chest if you want to get this’ sort of sub-quest.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    Its my opinion, O’Connor I found the actual game boring the story was not driven at all. Its not just me again look at the numbers they also fired the original creator so Square agrees.Play Blue Dragon and Lost Odysee which were created by the same guy who created XII originally. They were also very boring.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. dirigiblebill

    I was quite struck by the ensemble approach FFXII took to its story-telling, with no single character predominating to the extent (e.g.) Tidus did in FFX. It’s more “mature” inasmuch as it gives one the sense that the characters aren’t dependent on a save-the-world plotline, that they’re three dimensional individuals with their own battles to fight (every FF character ever has some sort of “personal quest”, of course, but in most cases those personal quests are subsumed by or dovetail conveniently with the protagonist’s objectives). It fell down for me in the end though because plot and characterisation were a little *too* dispersed, fragmented. I was also turned off by the battling and the experience system was, indeed, a bit of a travesty.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Michael O’Connor

    Lost Odyssey happens to be one of my favourite RPGs (and games, full stop) of this generation of consoles.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. OlderGamer

    I remember scraping just enough cash together to buy Dragon Warior games. And it was tough back then. I had a bad low end job, money was tight, and those games were unexplicably expensive. A normal game would run 20-30usd and DWone, for example, was near 70 new. It was worth it, they were unlike anything else I have ever played. In a world of arcade clones and rip offs, those games were true gems. Long, lengthy story driven, lots of exploring, leveling up, and discovery. I loved them, they were worth every penny. 1989? 1990? What some 20 years ago?
    Fastforward to today and those games are mostly the same experience. Be it a FF or Dragon Quest(DW) or a Breath of Fire or almost any other JRPG you can think of. Very little has changed in all of those years. However what has changed is not a change for the good. As hardware has improved, so has the ability for the JP artist to fully develop their artistic dreams. Instead of pixelated sprits we now have fully rendered chars. And these char are much less universialy apealing and far more JP then suits the taste of many. For example that god awful looking pic set from yesterday. The man viel anyone? The JP game creators can now also fully display in char, voice, actions, and looks the anoying angst ridden, melodramitic almost emo-like teenage cast of party members that we all love so much. In short the more power and tools the JP have to create a RPG the more they will alienate the western public.
    Now factor in the fact that the actual games have changed very little, and I could care less. The current state of JRPGs disapoints. The games are predictable, boring, over dramtic, cliched beyond hope, and a complete mess. The game experience fails on the whole to compete with other offerings. Todays gameing world isn’t simply offering weak arcade ports like yesteryear. Todays consumer base has also aged increadibly. In 1990, the over whelming majority of gamers were kids and very young adults. Today, the last I checked, the average age of an xbox owner was around the 32yr old mark. Far cry from the age of 12. As an adult, I can tell you that I don’t enjoy the canned, prepackaged experience of the ussual JRPG. Too many other, better choices currently out there, and too many other good memories from better games I have played. Diablos, WoW, Tourchlight, The Witcher, Titan Quest, Elder Scrolls, Baulders Gate, Never Winter Nights, the list goes on and on. All of them better games, with deep stories, great customizable char development, grown up themes, and all around better games. Yes that was just my personial opinion.
    In the end I hope you folks enjoy your FF game. I couldn’t care less about the game. I think it will sell very well. In JP it should cause a huge splash. Over here? Maybe, depends. I think it will sell better then the next one. I think the series and the JRPG in general are on a slope of decline in the west. I don’t think it is a steep slope. I don’t think they will fall of off the gaming radar anytime soon. I just don’t expect them to dominate and have that big of an impact. This isn’t the 1990s anymore.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. DaMan

    wow, Famitsu gave an FF game a high score. how surprising.

    they gave The Last Remnant a 38/40, I would wait for more credible reviews. then again, it’s an FF so most of them will be overrated anyway.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Blerk

    Dang, I was sure this’d be a straight 40/40. :-)

    FFXII has some great characters but ultimately the story was gack and the battle system was terminally broken, which pretty much ruined the whole experience for me.

    A Balthier and Fran spin-off would be awesome. They were probably the best characters I can remember in a FF game since… forever.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. theevilaires

    A Balthier and Fran spin would be great FFXII on the other hand really had me lost once we left the main town, but didn’t that game have like 4 different directors…so you can’t fault it that much. It still was one hell of a polished and game. Now that the PS3 can upscale it to 1080p I’ll play it over again…..I wish it had trophies though :D

    #35 5 years ago

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  • Nintendo outlines 3DS and Wii U release dates for the upcoming year

    Nintendo has published a list of release dates for upcoming 3DS and Wii U games. There aren’t a great many surprises on offer, unfortunately, but if you’rew wondering what’s next for your faithful 3DS and Wii U, you can now consider yourself fully informed. It’s worth noting that these dates are subject to change, and […]

  • Majora’s Mask Hyrule Warriors DLC is just too, too cute

    Majora’s Mask might be the creepiest Zelda but its Hyrule Warriors incarnation is so adorable I don’t know whether to eat it or tuck it up in a little blankey. The Majora’s Mask DLC hits Hyrule Warriors is due on February 5, and includes a version of young Link so sweet that I need a […]

  • Fahrenheit remaster doesn’t play nicely with unusual Steam names, apparently

    Fahrenheit will reportedly not work for you if you have special characters in your Steam name. Fahrenheit, or Indigo Prophecy as it is sometimes known, has been re-released on iOS, Linux, Mac and PC thanks to Aspyr Media. It’s not much of an upgrade, but it is pretty cheap and a great way to experience […]

  • Bloodborne PS4 bundle pops up on Amazon Spain

    Bloodborne should definitely get its own PS4 bundle. It just makes sense. A Bloodborne PS4 bundle has popped up online, although there’s been no official announcement form Sony. Amazon Spain listed the pack, which includes a 500GB console and goes for €440. In other words it’s very similar to existing game bundles and doesn’t include […]

  • Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X cast

    Mortal Kombat X will see the return of the red-clad ninja with origins in myth and glitches. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Twitch stream made good on NetherRealm’s promise of a new roster reveal. As a few of you guessed from the teasers, the latest character to be announced is Ermac, another of the ninjas. Like […]

  • Badland: Game of the Year Edition coming this spring to multiple platforms

    Frogmind Games has announced it will be bringing its action-adventure game Badland to multiple platforms this spring with Badland: Game of the Year Edition. Initially released in 2013 on tablets, the game is a mix of physics-based gameplay with varying level designs and power-up featuring cloning, growing and slowing down time. Badland is set in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront concept art shows Endor, map details teased

    With Star Wars Battlefront set for holiday 2015, it’s high time we were told something about the FPS. Today, a slight bit of information was released on the game, along with a piece of concept art. Finally. While we wait until spring for the first look at the game, we’ll have to be sated with […]

  • You can now catch Emboar and Serperior in Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

    Two new Pokemon are now available for Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire through the official Pokemon website’s special event. You can pick up the fire, fighting type Pokemon Emboar from January 28 – November 30, per IGN, using the special code POKEMON500. Enter it into the Mystery Gift section from the main game menu to […]

  • Fight demons, save the world in The Awakened Fate Ultimatum this March

    A new set of videos for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum have been released by NIS America, showing off the roguelike RPG coming to PlayStation 3. In the game, player will guide a high school student named Shin Kamikaze as he comes to term with being a god. After having a dream featuring a girl talking […]

  • You can now pick up Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition on PC, tablets

    Heroes of Might & Magic 3 HD Edition is now available on PC as well as Android and iOS tablets. The fifteen year-old title has been revamped in full HD and includes the seven original campaign scenarios and 48 skirmish maps. Local multiplayer mode, a map editor and a Steam lobby are also included.

  • 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s Make Arma Not War contest announced

    The 50 finalists for Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest have been announced, after the firm combed through over 250 entries. Finalists chosen in the single-player category were chosen by Arma 3 players, and the add-on and multipkayer entries were selected by Bohemia Interactive. Winners for the next round will be evaluated by […]

  • Here’s a new batch of gruesome Killing Floor 2 screenshots

    Tripwire Interactive has released a new batch of screenshots for Killing Floor 2. The screens show various weapons as well as a variety of Zeds ready to tear you to shreds. Killing Floor 2 is slated for release this year on PC and PlayStation 4. It will also be made available for SteamOS.

  • Hatred is now available for pre-order, new video released

    Hatred is now available for pre-order through the game’s official website. There are two editions to choose from: Digital version with the official game soundtrack for €16.66; or the Digital version with the game soundtrack and a T-shirt for €36.66. The second edition is limited to 1,485 units. Hatred, which was handed an AO rating […]

  • This The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV spot is sort of creepy

    With The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D arriving on the first Friday the 13th of the year, it’s only fitting Nintendo would release a slightly creepy TV spot for it. The game’s concept is rather dark, and while it the commercial isn’t too creeptastic, for as short as it is the message is conveyed […]

  • GTA 5 “documentary” chronicles the life of a Tennis Pro

    Here’s another user created video featuring footage from GTA 5, but this one is a documentary instead of crazy stunts, mayhem and face-plants. Created by Bombastic Gamer Films, the documentary delves into the life of Tennis Pro Andreas Schmovakovic, who is both the “greatest player in the world, and the worst.” It’s rather good honestly. […]

  • World of Tanks Xbox 360 updated with console exclusive Pacific Island map, JapaneseChi-Nu Kai tank

    World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition has been updated with a new and exclusive console-only map called “Pacific Island”, which also comes with a Japanese tank. Players will be able to wreck havoc in their very own Japanese Chi-Nu Kai tank, which ca be picked up through the in-game store for Tier 5. It tank […]

  • Here’s the first trailer for OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

    Roll 7 has released the first trailer for OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood. Gameplay in the second outing will include ramps, jumps and hills, allowing for plenty of air and split level routes. It comes with a deeper combo system with Manuals, Reverts, Revert Manuals and Grind Switching. The ‘Tricktionary’ has also been updated with new […]

  • Learn all about the single-player mode in this Evolve video

    A video showing off the single-player portion of Evolve has been released by 2K and Turtle Rock. All content in the game can be played in either online multiplayer or offline in single-player. The video below contains two matches of Defend mode played from both the Monster and Hunter perspective. AI obviously takes on the […]

  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U update comes with 15 extra stages

    An update for Super Smash Bros. Wii U has been released, and it comes with 15 new stages for the 8-player mode. The update, version 1.0.2., is 316MB in size and the stages are split with nine normal stages and six Omega stages. Here’s the list: Regular stages Animal Crossing – Smashville Animal Crossing – […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update includes Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Shadow of the Ninja on Virtual Console and a demo for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Here’s your update: Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Wii U Rock ’N Racing Off Road – Wii U Frenchy Bird – Wii U Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – […]

  • Battlefield Hardline open beta takes place next week on all systems

    Details and dates for the Battlefield Hardline open multiplayer beta were announced by EA and Visceral Games today. From February 3-8, the beta will be available to all players worldwide on Origin for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You’ll notice that the dates coincide with the Microsoft slip up earlier in […]

  • Transistor, Yakuza 4, Thief headline February PS Plus offerings

    Sony has announced your free PlayStation Plus games for the month of February. Come February 3 in North America and February 4 in Europe, Plus members on both side of the pond will be gifted with the following: Transistor (PS4) Apotheon (PS4) Yakuza 4 (PS3) Thief (PS3) Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3) Kick & Fennick (PS […]

  • Life is Strange launch trailer and final dev diary released

    With the first episode of Life is Strange releasing tomorrow, Dontnod Entertainment has released the last developer diary for the title as well as the launch trailer. Titled Creating Arcadia Bay, the video provides more information on the licensed soundtrack as well as the voice actors behind Max and Chloe. It also touches upon how […]

  • LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers out this year

    LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers have been announced by Warner Bros., the former was outed by Toys R Us and then teased at the end of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, if you recall. LEGO Jurassic World encompasses all four Jurassic Park films and will be made available in June for 3DS, PC, […]

  • Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. top Nintendo’s million units sales list for Q3

    Nintendo has posted a list of titles which have sold millions of units as part of its quarter three earnings release. Global unit sales of 3DS titles for the nine months ending December 31, 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 9.35 million (life-to-date, same) Super Smash Bros.: 6.19 million (life-to-date, same) Tomodachi Life: 2.11 […]

  • How to take a screenshot on Xbox One: a lesson in frustration

    Trying to do just one simple thing seems to have 360 steps with Microsoft – why is the Xbox One’s functionality such a car crash? “The Xbox One’s definition of usability is in fact the exact opposite – this is a console designed to make life inconvenient for its players unless they sign up for […]

  • Game of Thrones’ Westeros is being made in Minecraft by 125 people

    WesterosCraft, the project dedicated to creating the entirety of Game of Thrones’ Westros has resurfaced. There are more than a few ambitious Minecraft projects, but hardly any as impressive as WesterosCraft. We first came across it all the way back in January 2013, but it looks much better now. “I would say the world is […]

  • Dying Light exploit gives you unlimited money and items

    Dying Light has been out for just over a day and an infinite money and item exploit is already out there. A simple exploit has been discovered in Dying Light that lets you duplicate weapons, all of which you can sell for profit. Win/ win. YouTuber PowerPyx lays out the steps in the handy video […]

  • Sunset Overdrive concept art is as jovial as the game itself

    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful game which is partly due to its concept art. The concept art featured below is created by Vaughan Ling, one of the concept artsists who worked on Sunset Overdrive. Anyone who’s played the game will immediately recognise the locations, weapons, character designs and general atmosphere of the game through these. […]

  • Get an extended look at the PS4 version of Project CARS

    The PlayStation 4 version of Project CARS has been shown in 1080p 60fps. The video below is captured by racing game enthusiasts Team VVV from a preview build. You can see different racing disciplines being demonstrated here, on different circuits. The game’s impressive visuals get even better when the weather gets worse.

  • Battle Pod is the Star Wars arcade game you’ve waited your whole life for

    Star Wars: Battle Pod is an arcade game that lets you replay the battles of the original trilogy, and features an incredible cockpit. If you’ve never played a game at an arcade before, Star Wars: Battle Pod will definitely be the one to change your mind. It’s an arcade cabinet out of a classic Star […]

  • CoD Exo Zombies: how to unlock the Ride of the Valkyries Easter egg

    To no one’s surprise, Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has some Easter eggs. The first Exo Zombies Easter egg, of surely many more to come, has been discovered. It’s a musical one that involves Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. How you unlock it is not as convoluted as you might […]

  • Dying Light is sub-1080p on Xbox One, full 1080p on PS4 – report

    Early analysis of Dying Light on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has revealed a few technical details about both ports. Digital Foundry has produced some analysis of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports of Dying Light based on some early testing. Both versions manage a solid 30 frames-per-second, only dipping below that in […]

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault DLC free to all EA Access members

    EA is offering Battlefield 4′s Second Assault expansion free to anyone with an active EA Access subscription. Anyone with an active subscription to EA Access can download the Second Assault expansion pack for Battlefield 4 starting January 29 and through February 28, free of charge. All you need to do is find it on the […]

  • The Witcher 3 is getting optimised, but no visual downgrade

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the final stages of development and developer CD Projekt RED is making sure optimisation work doesn’t impact the game’s visuals. The Witcher 3 art producer, Michal Stec, spoke to Eternity in an interview and was asked whether the team will downgrade the visuals to get better performance. “No. […]

  • Can’t download Dying Light on PS4? Here’s a fix

    If you’ve bought Dying Light on PS4 and you’re having trouble downloading it, you’re not alone. Here’s how to beat the bug. Techland’s Dying Light is stumbling out of the blocks a little this week, with many PS4 users experiencing problems with their full-game downloads. A bug’s to blame. Your console thinks you’ve already installed […]

  • What The Witcher 3 owes to Skyrim – and how it surpasses it

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt owes more than a nod to Bethesda’s Skyrim. I went to see The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and had a great time. I went in a fan of the books but not very experienced with the first two games. I came out with The Witcher 3 top of my gaming […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online has great monsters

    Dragon’s Dogma Online looks pretty rad – an undesirable quality in a game unlikely to come west, from our perspective. The first Dragon’s Dogma trailer was released this afternoon; admire its beauty below. The free to play online RPG was announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4 overnight, but Capcom doesn’t intend to bring it […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X map about five times the size of last game’s

    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not a small game. This week’s Famitsu has a feature on Xenoblade Chronicles X giving some details on Monolith Soft’s next RPG and first Wii U game. According to Siliconera‘s translation of reports on the feature, the game’s map is about five times the size of that in Xenoblade Chronicles. The […]

  • Take on Mars expected to hit beta in April

    Take on Mars, the space sim from Bohemia Interactive will soon be reader for wider consumption. According to a new Take on Mars development roadmap, the sim will go into beta at the start of April, with full release expected in June. The project is currently available via Steam early Access, but between now and […]

  • Can you guess the next Mortal Kombat X character reveal from this fatality audio clip?

    Mortal Kombat X will have at least one very liquid-sounding fatality. NetherRealm is revealing Mortal Kombat X’s cats one character at a time, and has promised a new reveal during a community Twitch stream tomorrow. It also provided the following teaser video – it’s audio only, and apparently taken from a fatality sequence. What’s your […]

  • Nintendo Creators Program now recruiting YouTubers – PewDiePie, others weigh-in

    Nintendo has opened a Creators Program designed to ensure creators get a slice of ad revenue from videos featuring Nintendo assets, and some prominent YouTubers aren’t pleased with the company. Update “What Nintendo are missing out on completely is the free exposure and publicity that they get from YouTube,” wrote Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) on his […]

  • Xbox Live issues under investigation

    Can’t sign into Xbox Live? Microsoft is on the case. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users report being unable to sign in to Xbox Live. Microsoft is already aware of and working on the problem. “Our team is hard at work right now trying to get this resolved. Thank you for staying patient while we […]

  • Make money from your non-Valve mods with Steam Workshop

    Valve has opened the money-making side of Steam Workshop to third-party titles, giving enterprising modders more ways to make money. Steam now hosts curated Workshops for Dungeon Defenders: Eternity and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, the first non-Valve games to support the scheme. What that means is that community members can create, vote on and eventually even […]

  • Check out DmC: Devil May Cry’s new manual lock-on

    DmC: Devil may Cry developer Ninja Theory has released a video showing off the new, controversial lock-on mode. The new manual lock-on is causing quite a stir, although its reception is probably better than the white-wigged Dante who makes fans even more upset than the original makeover. “The primary purpose of this video is to […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes looks pretty fun

    Dragon Quest Heroes is yet another Omega Force take on an existing property – like Hyrule Warriors or the One Piece games. And it looks pretty sweet. We haven’t heard much from Dragon Quest Heroes here in the west because it hasn’t been confirmed for release outside Japan. This isn’t terribly surprising as we still […]

  • Square Enix to reveal new PS4 game this weekend

    Square Enix is doing something pretty mysterious right now. The Final Fantasy publisher is teasing something called Project Code Z. The project, which Square Enix is tweeting about in Japanese, English and German, is due for reveal at Tokaigi 2015 on Saturday. It’s a PS4 game, but that’s all we know. There’s a website you […]

  • Tetris has crowned its first known western Grand Master

    Tetris fans have a new western champion. Tetris is one of those gaming obsessions that goes much deeper than you might expect. For example, did you know that some versions of the game assess your performance and over you the chance to become a “grand master”? Turns out that’s a thing, and according to Polygon […]

  • Ken Levine’s next game teased as “sci-fi-ish” small, open-world RPG

    A series of tweets from BioShock creator Ken Levine has shed a sliver of light upon his next project. According to Levine he and his team are considering something a bit sci-fi and contemplating first-person mode. The team is developing the game for PC with a large in scope, expandable, systems-based narrative where more can […]

  • Become a lynx in new Shelter 2 trailer

    Shelter 2 casts players in the role of a lynx, which makes for quite a different experience to the badger of the first game. The first Shelter game had you evading predators, but in the second, you becomes one yourself. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers to face, of course. Judging by the trailer […]

  • Why King of Fighters 13 isn’t coming back to Evo

    Evo, the premiere western fighting game tournament, has dropped support for a few previously favoured titles. King of Fighters 13 had a loyal following, but isn’t featured in the Evo 2015 line-up. “Many things go into what games makes it to Evo, but the most obvious one is, ‘Is the community playing this game?’” Evo […]