Final Fantasy – RPG Blog Thu, 24 Nov 2022 02:45:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Final Fantasy – RPG Blog 32 32 6 PS1 games with the best cutscenes Thu, 24 Nov 2022 02:45:00 +0000

The Playstation 1 might not look so good to modern gamers given how far the industry has come in the roughly quarter century since its release. However, in terms of the story told and the designs used, there are still PS1 games that hold up incredibly well today when it comes to the quality of cutscenes used between levels.

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From the many great Square games that preceded the company’s merger with Enix to produce some very memorable cutscenes and games in the PS1 era, to more forgotten but equally impressive animated games for the time, there are plenty of games PS1 which have nice cut-scenes and are worth revisiting today.


An image of Metal Gear Solid

An easy choice for one of the best video games of the PS1 era in general, Solid metal gear took the already beloved metal gear franchise in 3D animation format and has made leaps and bounds along the way. For sheer cinematic presentation of a game, it’s hard to beat Solid metal gear at that time.

It wasn’t just the graphics that helped Metal Gear Solid’s the story and outtakes caused a stir at the time and through gaming history ever since. The story told around Snake’s infiltration of the nuclear weapons facility and the intriguing characters inside was taken to another level by the cutscenes, all of which were built using the engine of the Game.

An image of Twisted Metal 4

A somewhat surprising choice from a very surprising source, the vehicle-based combat of the twisted metal games were unloved by critics until they started turning a corner with twisted metal 4. Still not considered an overall gaming masterpiece, the cutscenes helped elevate this game beyond what most fans expected it to be.

For a game that was primarily a demolition derby with projectiles, twisted metal 4 surprised many with the final cutscenes. There were multiple endings to the game, and each provided one of many scenes that were all put together beautifully. Although the graphics for these scenes have aged, they were worth exploring and helped make this entry in the franchise perhaps the most memorable of them all.

3/6 Final Fantasy VII

An image from Final Fantasy VII

It’s easy to talk about it Final Fantasy when it comes to cutscenes. The elevation of the story in general throughout video game history is always going to lead back to the classic Final Fantasy Games. Some consider Final Fantasy VII to be the biggest in the series, thanks in large part to its focus on story and the incredible scenes that come together to tell it.

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Although the modern remake features updated graphics for these scenes, nothing will beat the original feeling of playing a game that told this magnificent story for the very first time back when such grand and so wonderful stories were almost unheard of in games. It wasn’t even something game makers aspired to before. Final Fantasy VII.

4/6 The legend of the dragon

An image from the legend of the dragon

Whereas The legend of the dragon was compared unfavorably to Final Fantasy series by critics, there are still a lot of good things about this classic game. The game takes place in a world called Endiness and features a group of warriors trying to stop the end of their world. The game was known at the time to be extremely expensive due to the use of realistic CGI cutscenes.

With a solid story and amazing graphics for a PS1 game combined, The legend of the dragon garnered much praise. It’s also garnered a cult following over the years for taking the leap into really caring about how its cutscenes look.

5/6 Resident Evil 2

A poster for Resident Evil 2

Praised in that it was eventually brought back in a full-scale remake, Resident Evil 2 is a memorable game that elevated the franchise in a way that has kept it massive with every subsequent release since, leading up to the incredibly popular most recent entry, Resident Evil Village.

The story of Leon and Claire is fascinating because it is completely different for each player character, and because the other characters and the scenes set up are perfectly written and acted out. While most players will now use the game’s popular remake to experience the story, the cutscenes were already a triumph that told a great story in the original.

6/6 Wandering story

An image from Vagrant Story

With an army of cult fans keeping the memory of this game alive and trying to make it one of the best PS1 games of all time, Wandering story was developed by the team behind Final Fantasy Tactics and is considered by many to be a Final Fantasy game in all but name. While this has kept it from being as well known as it deserves, the game is nonetheless a triumph.

Set in the fictional town of Léa Monde, Wandering story follows Ashley Riot, an elite agent who tries to solve a mystery involving a cult leader and members of parliament. The game was highly praised for its unique RPG style, having no player interaction with other characters and focusing on crafting weapons. Cutscenes throughout the game are gorgeous and have been well revered for their comic book style art and bubbles.

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Change eShop offers – Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection, SaGa Frontier Remastered, Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend, more Mon, 21 Nov 2022 01:33:55 +0000

Change eShop offers – Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection, SaGa Frontier Remastered, Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend, more

Posted on November 20, 2022 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

The resurrection of ghosts and goblins

A number of new deals are on the way on Switch’s North American eShop. These include the lowest prices ever for Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection, SaGa Frontier Remastered, Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend, and more.

Here are the full highlights:

– Armello – $9.99 (was $19.99)
– Atelier Ryza – $29.99 (was $59.99)
– Atelier Ryza 2 – $29.99 (was $59.99)
– Blizzard Arcade Collection – $9.99 (was $19.99)
– Broken Sword 5 – $2.99 ​​(was $29.99)
– Calico – $5.99 (was $11.99)
– Call of Cthulhu – $9.99 (was $19.99)
– Chasm – $5.99 (was $19.99)
– Children of Morta – $5.49 (was $21.99)
– Civilization VI – $8.99 (was $29.99)
– Clockwork Aquario – $9.99 (was $19.99)
– SaGa Final Fantasy Legend Collection – $11.99 (was $19.99)
– Cook, serve, delicious! 2!! – $2.00 (instead of $12.99)
– Cook, serve, delicious! 3? ! – $7.99 (instead of $19.99)
– Crash Bandicoot 4 – $19.99 (was $39.99)
– Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – $19.99 (was $39.99)
– Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – $15.99 (was $39.99)
– Crysis Remastered – $11.99 (was $29.99)
– Crysis Remastered Trilogy – $29.99 (was $49.99)
– Curse of the Dead Gods – $9.99 (was $19.99)
– Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade – $17.99 (was $44.99)
– Darius Cozmic Collector’s Console – $23.99 (was $59.99)
– Dead by daylight – $11.99 (was $29.99)
– Death Squared – $1.99 (was $14.99)
– Diablo II: Risen – $19.99 (was $39.99)
– Always Ahead – $3.74 (was $14.99)
– Everhood – $9.99 (was $14.99)
– Evoland Legendary Edition – $4.99 (was $19.99)
– FAR: Lone Sails – $2.99 ​​(was $14.99)
– Flashback – $1.99 (was $19.99)
– Framed Collection – $1.99 (was $9.99)
– Garden Story – $11.99 (was $19.99)
– Gear.Club Unlimited 2 – $5.99 (was $39.99)
– Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection – $14.99 (was $29.99)
– Good Pizza, Great Pizza – $2.49 (was $9.99)
– Cemetery Keeper – $9.99 (was $19.99)
– Wheel – $9.99 (was $19.99)
– Guilty Gear – $4.00 (was $9.99)
– Hello Neighbor – $9.99 (was $39.99)
– Hoa – $3.74 (was $14.99)
– Griddle – $3.99 (was $19.99)
– Horizon Chase Turbo – $3.99 (was $19.99)
– Iconoclasts – $7.99 (was $19.99)
– Ikai – $5.99 (was $14.99)
– In other waters – $4.49 (was $14.99)
– Inside – $1.99 (was $19.99)
– Kao the kangaroo – $20.99 (was $29.99)
– LA Noire – $24.99 (was $49.99)
– LEGO DC Super-Villains – $5.99 (was $59.99)
– LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 – $2.99 ​​(was $29.99)
– LEGO The Incredibles – $8.99 (was $59.99)
– LEGO Worlds – $5.99 (was $29.99)
– Limbo – $1.99 (instead of $9.99)
– Little Noah: Scion of Paradise – $11.99 (was $14.99)
– Moonlight – $3.74 (was $24.99)
– Mortal Kombat 11 – $9.99 (was $49.99)
– MudRunner: American Wilds – $7.49 (was $24.99)
– MUSYNX – $7.49 (was $29.99)
– Mutant Mudds Collection – $4.99 (was $19.99)
– NBA 2K23 – $26.99 (was $59.99)
– Neo Cab – $3.99 (was $19.99)
– New Tale of Super Lucky – $14.99 (was $29.99)
– Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl – $14.99 (was $49.99)
– OlliOlli World – $17.99 (instead of $29.99)
– Paradise Killer – $7.99 (was $19.99)
– Project Highrise – $7.99 (was $39.99)
– realMyst – $5.99 (was $19.99)
– Reventure – $1.99 (was $7.99)
– Riptide GP: Renegade – $2.99 ​​(was $9.99)
– Romancing SaGa 2 – $7.49 (was $24.99)
– Romancing SaGa 3 – $8.69 (was $28.99)
– SaGa Frontier Remastered – $14.99 (was $24.99)
– Ambitions SaGa Scarlet Grace – $8.99 (was $29.99)
– SnowRunner – $27.99 (was $39.99)
– Soundfall – $14.99 (was $29.99)
– Spyro Reignited Trilogy – $19.99 (was $39.99)
– Subnautica – $14.99 (was $29.99)
– Subnautica: Under Zero – $14.99 (was $29.99)
– Superbeat: Xonic – $7.49 (instead of $29.99)
– Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – $4.99 (was $9.99)
– Super Meat Boy Forever – $3.99 (was $19.99)
– The Sinking City – $9.99 (was $49.99)
– This Mine War – $1.99 (was $39.99)
– Torchlight II – $4.99 (was $19.99)
– Torchlight III – $9.99 (was $39.99)
– Flashback Turrican – $11.99 (was $29.99)
– Vampyr – $13.99 (was $39.99)
– Miscellaneous Daylife – $20.29 (was $28.99)
– Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden – $23.99 (was $29.99)
– Wytchwood – $12.99 (was $19.99)

This is just a part of the latest Switch eShop deals. For the complete list, go to Nintendo website.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion Switch Detailed Frame Rate and Resolution Fri, 18 Nov 2022 05:45:00 +0000
Image: Square Enix

There have been plenty of RPG releases this year, but we’re not done yet. Before the end of 2022, Square Enix is ​​releasing Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion on multiple platforms, including the Switch.

Ahead of next month’s launch on December 13, the Japanese video game company released a new trailer titled “More Than a Remaster” and also shared the technical details of the game on each platform.

On the Nintendo Switch, players can expect 1280 x 720 at 30fps in docked mode, and seemingly the exact same specs in the game’s handheld mode. On next-gen consoles, there will be a much higher resolution high (3840 x 2160) and the game runs at 60 fps. Meanwhile, on PC, Crisis Core can run at 120fps.

Check out the latest trailer below:

You can read more about the story of this game, which is related to Final Fantasy VII in our previous coverage:

Why do many players choose to play Final Fantasy XIV? Mon, 14 Nov 2022 19:19:41 +0000

Massively multiplayer online role-playing games have long been in demand by a large number of gamers around the world. If for a long time gamers enjoyed World of Warcraft, then recently gamers started to stop playing it in droves.

Players get tired of the endless process of obtaining various resources in the game. Many associate this with the scandals that have erupted around the development company. Other users say they were unhappy with the ending associated with one of the main Sylvanas characters.

That’s why many users start looking for other games of this genre that can surprise them with something new. One of the choices of a large number of gamers around the world was Final Fantasy XIV.

However, choosing this game has nothing to do with players simply having no other choice. On the contrary, users are faced with an amazing new story that is worth following. Moreover, the game has unique features that no other game of this genre has.


This game also belongs to the same genre as WoW. It is filled with a huge number of different quests, tasks, dungeons, and raids that are outside of the open world. To enter the instance, players must organize a party of 4-8 users. However, it depends on the type of quest. Players have the ability to independently gather groups and take advantage of the ability to automatically collect a group of random players.

FFXIV has a ton of challenging missions for players to gain experience for. The complexity of the game arouses real interest among players. In addition, by choosing a difficult raid, players can use the FFXIV boost, for which they can get fast completion, treasures, mounts and other interesting bonuses.

Since the game belongs to Japanese RPG, it has a fascinating storyline. Every few years the game receives new additions, and every few months new patches are released which bring changes to the game, as well as unexpected twists.

For the most part the game is similar to World of Warcraft. This can, in principle, be said about any other game of this genre, since WoW has become a model for game developers. Thus, players who have embodied the fighters of the Alliance or the Horde will be able to find a lot of pleasant reminders of WoW. However, FFXIV has its distinctive features and virtues, which is why the game has won many fans around the world.

Why Gamers Love FFXIV

The gripping storyline and unique setting

According to many players, this game is considered the best Japanese RPG. All this thanks to the exciting plot, original characters, as well as the unique setting. This is not to say that the game of the very first version has gained such popularity and devotion from the fans. It began to reveal itself in all colors after the appearance of the first additions to the game. With each new addition, the game is getting better and better, surprising players with its plots, as well as game mechanics.

A big drawback of modern online games is the lack of a coherent plot. Compared to other games, the actions of all expansions in the game are closely intertwined, even though each expansion features a new storyline. You can see how what happened in the first expansion resonates with subsequent expansions. This is why players are completely immersed in the story and eagerly waiting for what will happen next.

Another advantage of the game is entertainment from battles, as well as musical accompaniment. While engaging in fierce boss battles, players can enjoy original musical soundtracks specially composed for the game.

Convenience for gamers

This game will appeal to all fans of video games, regardless of their preferences and requirements. It is ideal for sociable players and for those who like to play alone.

If you don’t want to search for a team for raids, you can use automatic player selection. If you don’t want to be the black sheep of the team, you can take on an easier role. If you want to know more about the game, you can find lots of guides, how-to articles, forums and more on the internet. Having the information, you will be able to complete even the most difficult tasks and at the same time you will not need to befriend other players.

The game is also convenient in that you can find absolutely everything on the map, so you don’t have to run around looking for something or search the internet for answers to your questions. If your character dies, then you can be calm, because you won’t lose anything. You don’t have to put much effort into finding good equipment. Preparing complex game content will not require you to play the game all day.

In general, the game is ideal for those who do not want to spend 24/7 time in the game. Even if you stop playing for an indefinite period of time, you will not lose anything. Back in the game, you can quickly discover all the new features. Unlike WoW, you don’t have to worry about constantly grinding or being in the game.

Variety of game content

FFXIV offers a wide variety of game content for all tastes and colors. No user will be bored. You will be able to find tasks that you like. You can take part in difficult battles that will require high-quality training, as well as the ability to work in a team. If you like hunting rare items, you can research them and then do whatever you need to improve them.

In addition to the main content, players can play mini-games and participate in sweepstakes and fashion contests. You can participate in battles, search for valuable loot, craft weapons, participate in matches against real players, search for treasures and much more.


Since its release, the game has undergone many changes. Thanks to them, Final Fantasy XIV has become one of the best and most popular games in the world. It is suitable for absolutely all users because everyone can find what they like to do the most in it.

]]> When will Final Fantasy VII Rebirth be released? Fri, 11 Nov 2022 23:37:44 +0000

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is one of the most anticipated JRPG titles. Many fans are wondering when Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will be released, especially after last summer’s reveal trailer.

When will Final Fantasy VII Rebirth be released?

As of now, we know that Final Fantasy VII Rebirth will release in the winter of next year. However, this includes a wide range of months. Winter technically starts in November, so we’ll start here. November, December, January, February and early March are the months when Rebirth could be released. Most people are expecting the game to drop in early 2024, especially with Final Fantasy XVI releasing in the summer of 2023. As for when a new trailer might drop, many are looking to the This year’s Game Awards. With Final Fantasy XVI receiving trailers recently, Square Enix might take the stage to show off another Rebirth trailer.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is a direct sequel to 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake. This game marked the first of three games in the Remake Trilogy, ending with the Escape from Midgar. Instead of being a complete remake, this project unfolds like an “unknown journey”. Players can expect to visit the same iconic locations as the original, but things may turn out differently. Rebirth was recently trademarked by Square Enix in Australia and Europe. A mark could point to news soon for the title, as seen with many games these days.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is slated for release in just over a month on December 13. This remaster of the beloved PSP classic features updated models, textures and more. The combat system has been updated and overhauled to provide fast-paced gameplay mechanics. The game is fully voiced with an updated cast of voice actors matching those found in Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Stay tuned to Final Weapon for all the latest on Final Fantasy VII!

Yoko Taro’s Final Fantasy Type-0 Tue, 08 Nov 2022 22:00:00 +0000

The concept of Yoko Taro’s Manga, You won’t die is not particularly new. Child soldiers in the media have been used as a storytelling tool since military dramas have existed. Although it has many similarities with the project of another creative director, that of Hajime Tabata Final Fantasy Type-0. Both are political critics of the decisions of the higher powers to exploit the younger generation to fight their battles for them. Take orders, ask questions later, rinse and repeat. These are the lives of our main characters.


It should be noted, You won’t die is based on a poem of the same name by Akiko Yosano. During the Russo-Japanese War of 1904, Yosano’s younger brother was conscripted to the front lines. In response, she writes You won’t die addressed to him, begging him to come home alive. It would later become an anti-war anthem.

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child soldiers

Both You won’t die and Final Fantasy Type-0 use the subject of child soldiers forced to fight on behalf of those in power. But what sets the two apart is that it’s not just a group of teenagers in combat gear, it’s the fact that they are mentally immature adolescents. Type-0 has twelve students who make up the legendary Class Zero. Renowned for having special abilities, they take on the toughest missions and are prodigies in themselves.

Throughout the game, the player has the opportunity to chat, shop, train, and attend classes between missions. Just through simple interactions and their day-to-day lives, it’s easy to forget that these are actually child soldiers, and not just teenagers living their best lives. Type-0 introduces the player to the apocalyptic setting, but takes you through the story as an unseen member of Class Zero. We don’t have to immediately speculate anything is wrong with their stance, characters in school uniforms with weapons aren’t a rare trope, after all.

But You won’t die makes it very clear from the start that these students, who attend a “special abilities” high school, are not considered soldiers, but fodder. On their first deployment, assigned students are excited to visit a new country for the first time and help their country.

In the early chapters, less than half of the original cast survives. One of the victims, Usuki, was introduced as an important figure and posed as the leader of the expedition. When the students are left with no leader and no response from superiors, they realize that the adults who sent them never wanted them to survive.


In Type-0 and You won’t die, the main characters interact in the same way as they would with normal teenagers. Ace gets teased about Arecia being his “mom” and Mashiro’s habit of “baby” Kuroi, so he doesn’t get in trouble. This creates a sense of familiarity in its world-building and allows the player/reader to identify with it. It can be easy to forget that their life is far from normal. Class zero are made up of super humans as mentioned before, but we were never shown their lives before they became class zero in the game.

You won’t die does a great job of creating a visual for the reader to see. The “special abilities” high school markets itself as a school for the gifted, and so overachievers apply and attend training programs to be fair considered. But it’s not something you work into, if they see your powers manifest, you’ll be accepted. How do you get these powers? I hope one of the mandatory vaccines you received as a child “worked”. It’s a way to instill paranoia.

Article 9 of the actual Japanese constitution states that the Japanese military cannot hold offensive military weapons. In other words, if the JSDF decided to embark on a military expedition, they could not carry arms. You won’t dieThe US government circumvents this problem by sending superhumans abroad armed with a simple katana. To further emphasize the flawed system, only under 19s can handle such abilities. But if Intel is all the Japanese government is looking for, and they have long-distance communication anyway, it shouldn’t matter if the deployment live or die…right?

Cost of immaturity

One of the biggest effects of war as a whole is that when you grow up in an environment with it, your mental maturity fluctuates. After being conditioned to consciously think about survival, your brain puts other priorities aside. But other than that, your brain is still developing, and the decisions you make on the spot won’t always be the most informed.

Botan, Usuki’s lover acted as his second in command but upon his death, his first instinct was to try to “put him back together”, intending to fulfill his promise to always protect him. Mashiro asks everyone to get along, even though they were just trying to kill each other seconds before. There is a big disconnect.

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At the end of Type-0, Class Zero gather to mourn the future they wish they had after the war. Deuce declares his desire to learn more about plant life and the environment. Most of us accumulate this knowledge during our elementary school years, but these children only knew war. Worse still, none of them even acknowledged that knowledge was missing from their lives.

Superpowers aren’t always “super”

Final Fantasy Type-0 has the l’Cies, who are humans chosen by the crystal to receive immense power. In exchange, the bearer risks having their humanity taken away. Class Zero is already exceptional in its abilities, but being “chosen” and transformed into l’Cie at the whim of government leaders is one of the subplots of Type-0 – the thirst for power at its best.

You won’t dieActors have flawed powerful abilities. Kuroi has the ability to see and hear the thoughts of those around him to the point of madness, and develops an obsession with Mashiro, the one person whose mind he could not read or manipulate. Asagi’s brain power is exceptional in that he can make accurate predictions and analyze data in seconds, but this drastically ages his brain to dementia, and he has to regularly remind himself not to forget. not people. You could say that the benefits outweigh the risks, but let’s not forget that, like in real life, not everyone on the same team is a good guy.

Both Hajime Tabata and Yoko Taro have a great command of portraying and executing morality in fiction, so much so that they can take the concept of school kids fighting every day and turn it into something what’s more. This is the reality of the world we live in.

“Older men declare war. But it is the young who must fight and die.” — Herbert Hoover

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]]> Esprit Halloween Macro Dance Show Sat, 05 Nov 2022 19:00:00 +0000

If you haven’t already realized, I’m a big fan of Esprit. I love watching their dance performances, and even after all this time I’m continually impressed with the concept of Macro Dance and how these incredibly talented people have taken the essential elements of the game and turned it into something much more.

I recently attended Esprit’s Halloween show, which is now my favorite. I’m pretty biased because I love Halloween and all the campy songs we associate with the holidays. Esprit has delivered its fair share of creepy classics, from Goosebumps theme music to Ghostbusters and everything in between, along with interesting or hilarious additions you wouldn’t have guessed.

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One of those surprises was a cover of Kiss Me. If you’re old like me, you’ll remember it from She’s All That. I wasn’t immediately sure how this fed into the Halloween theme, although the idea of ​​changing your appearance to woo a guy is pretty scary. However, not far into the song, it soon became apparent. This Jerry Terry version also goes by the name “Kill Me,” and it wasn’t just the song that was changed, as the dance itself had the audience jumping out of their seats. If you’re feeling brave, you can watch the video below, but please note a trigger warning for gun violence.

It wouldn’t be a true Esprit show without the troupe going all out with their routines and chosen outfits. From the first issue, you could see how well the event was built. It’s Halloween from The Nightmare Before Christmas saw the cast dressed up as Lock, Shock and Barrel. Additional dancers and costume changes incorporated the different lyrics into the dance routine, such as having dancers dressed as witches when the witches sing. Another dancer changed into a clown costume and disappeared for the lines “I’m the heartbreaking clown / Here in a flash and gone without a trace”.

The Hocus Pocus version of I Put a Spell on You saw the dancers don witch outfits inspired by Sister Sanderson, while the song from Five Nights at Freddie saw one of the dancers take the stage as Markiplier while that the other dancers were rather appropriately dressed as animals. Esprit also did a playful FF14 parody of Monster Mash called Spooky Slice about Reapers, which was hilarious and even featured a funny cameo line from Zenos.

Final Fantasy 14 Spirit at their Halloween show

The Ghostbusters number which saw the dancers dressed in proper ghost hunting gear and ghost costumes was nearly my favorite song of the night, but The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s The Time Warp managed to win me over more. . I know I know. I’m showing my age again, but the team did a great job with this number. The main dancers were dressed in Riff Raff, Magenta and Columbia while the others came out dressed in red and black with goggles, just like the supporting dancers in the original. The choreography was perfectly on point, until all the dancers collapsed to the ground at the end.

It was also great to see the new Wake Doctor gear already in use in events, and I never thought I’d find it as funny as seeing people dancing in Spirit costumes with their ghostly little arms constantly in it. air.

As always, the team delivered an unforgettable show with impressive attention to detail. Every time I see Esprit play, I wonder how they could raise the bar next time, but they just keep doing it. If you would like to keep up to date with Esprit news, you can follow the team on Twitter or join their Discord. You can also follow the songs from this Halloween show on the Esprit YouTube channel or via LuluTV’s Twitch channel.

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The best upcoming PS5 games including Grand Theft Auto 6 and Final Fantasy XVI Thu, 03 Nov 2022 11:18:24 +0000

While the PS5 is undoubtedly a brilliant gaming machine, its first two years have been a little dry in terms of experiences that really show what it’s capable of.

The best ps5 games until now – Astro’s Playroom, Returnal and Ratchett & Clank aside – were also available on PS4, leaving the upgrade to struggle to justify itself.

Fortunately, that won’t be the case for long. Some excellent PS5 games will be released in the next few years. Here are the best of them, divided into PlayStation exclusives and those that will also grace consoles from Microsoft and/or Nintendo.

Best upcoming PS5 games: PlayStation exclusives

God of War: Ragnorak

God of War Ragnarok

/ Studio Santa Monica

One of the most anticipated PS5 games is actually the earliest to arrive. God of War: Ragnorak will arrive on November 9, featuring the same visceral combat we’ve come to expect from one of the best PlayStation franchises.

Kratos and his son Atreus will be back, battling all new monsters from Norse mythology. While the game is also coming to PS4, the sheer power of the PS5 will really bring out the larger-than-life action.

Release date: November 9, 2022.



/ Light productions

Early 2023 follows Forspoken, a Square Enix-exclusive PS5 console. It looks suitably gorgeous, taking full advantage of the power of the system, and should also tell the whole story, featuring the work of The Walking Dead and Star Wars: Rogue One screenwriter Gary Whitta.

This story focuses on Frey, a New Yorker transported to the mysterious and brutal open world of Athia, where she must stay alive and find a way back home.

Release date: January 24, 2023.

Final Fantasy XVI

Final Fantasy 16

/ Square-Enix

This is Final Fantasy 16, if Roman numerals aren’t your forte. Yes, the Final Fantasy series has been around for a while now, which should tell newcomers everything they need to know about the game’s addictive longevity.

Not much has been revealed about the plot or the setting, but early trailers suggest team-based gameplay might be a thing of the past in a world that looks a bit darker than what came before.

Release date: summer 2023.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Spiderman 2

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More glorious action on the web, Marvel’s original Spider-Man was a breath of fresh superhero air when it arrived in 2018. It also pushed the PS4 pretty hard and, this being a PS5 exclusive, we can wait. even more of his sequel.

The story of Peter Parker and Miles Morales will continue, and it looks like the iconic villain Venom is set to feature as well. Developer Insomniac Games says we can expect new suits and abilities as well as a “compelling human story” when it arrives sometime in 2023.

Release date: 2023.

Marvel’s Wolverines

Marvel’s Wolverines

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After Insomniac is done with Spider-Man, the studio gets its claws stuck in another Marvel franchise: Wolverine.

With no release date in sight, there are hardly any details, although the company said it aims to “respect the DNA of what makes the character so popular, but also try to give him a sense of freshness”.

Release date: to be determined.

Best upcoming PS5 games: cross-platform ports

Hogwarts Legacy

Hogwarts Legacy

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To date, Harry Potter-related games don’t have the same big-budget feel as the movies, but that seems completely about to change with Hogwarts Legacy.

It’s an open-world RPG set in the Harry Potter universe, although we won’t see any of the characters from the books, given that it’s set an entire century before Harry and his friends were born. This should give the game the freedom to tell its own story, and early signs look very positive indeed.

Release date: February 10, 2023.

Skull and bones

Skull and bones

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Hacking – the old-school marine genre – isn’t as prolific in the game as it should be, but Skull and Bones looks set to change that. It’s an open-world adventure where you customize your pirate ship and assert your dominance over the seven seas.

If you fondly remember navigating Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, you should like it, as it was originally intended as a spin-off before becoming its own thing.

Release date: March 9, 2023.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

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If you think the Batman Arkham games have been the pinnacle of console action for the past few years, then you’ll want to keep an eye out for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

It’s made by the same developer – Rocksteady – and will provide a co-op action experience for up to four players, each taking on the role of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark. Given how fluid and natural the combat in the Arkham games felt, this should be awesome.

Release date: spring 2023.

Street Fighter 6

Street Fighter 6

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Street Fighter needs no introduction, and the sixth promises the same addictive brawling action the series is known for, with familiar faces joined by new ones.

It looks like Capcom has been thinking about how the single-player experience could be improved and has introduced a semi-open world adventure mode which could be a brilliant innovation or something that is quickly forgotten. We’ll find out at some point next year.

Release date: 2023.

Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2

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It’s been a decade since we’ve had a new Alan Wake game – the spinoff title of American Nightmare – and we’re finally getting a full sequel at some point in 2023.

This time it won’t be an Xbox exclusive after PlayStation gamers get a taste of horror action with the remastered versions. We’ve been told this release will venture more in a survival horror direction, and we can’t wait to jump out of our skins again.

Release date: 2023.

star wars eclipse

star wars eclipse

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Quantum Dream is known for its style of adventure to choose from like Heavy Rain, Fahrenheit, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human. Now the studio has secured a Star Wars license, and we can’t wait to see what it does with it.

It’s very early, and all we know is that it’s set during the High Republic – the period between 300 and 50 years before the Skywalker saga.

Release date: to be determined.

Grand Automatic Flight 6

Grand Automatic Flight 6

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It’s fair to say that Grand Automatic Flight 6 is the most anticipated PS5 game. We’ve certainly waited long enough, with the latest installment a swansong title for the PS3, but with no release date in sight, it looks like we’ve still got a ways to go.

Back in September the first images of the game have been leaked onlinesuggesting a return to Miami-style Vice City and the first playable female character in the GTA universe.

Release date: to be determined.

Best upcoming PS5 games: remakes and remasters

Dead Space Remake

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If you prefer something a little more familiar, then Sony has you covered. As with the last generation, a number of games are already due to be redone or remastered for PS5.

Three of them — Resident Evil 4, Dead Space, and Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth — are slated for release in 2023. Two other big ones — Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Silent Hill 2 — don’t have release dates yet, but are also worth watching.

Final Fantasy 14 downtime for update 6.28 – here’s when you can get back online Mon, 31 Oct 2022 11:30:50 +0000

FOLLOWING the massive 6.2 update to Final Fantasy 14, the servers are down again to bring us new updates for patch 6.28.

Island Sanctuary was one of the biggest additions to FF14, and fans enjoyed this relaxing update to one of the most popular MMO games.


FF14 is one of the most popular live service games in the world.Credit: Square Enix

The upcoming 6.28 update will bring a number of bug fixes that were present when launching the Island Sanctuary.

It will go live at the same time worldwide, but for now players cannot enter FF14 until the servers have been updated with the latest patch.

For everything you need to know about how long FF14’s downtime will be and when the servers will be back online, read below.

How long will the Final Fantasy 14 servers be down?

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Server maintenance will last approximately nine hours. During this period, you will not be able to play Final Fantasy 14.

This is when the servers will be taken offline for scheduled downtime, depending on your time zone:

monday 31 october

  • 6pm PDT (Western US)
  • 9 p.m. EDT (Eastern US)

tuesday november 1

  • 1am GMT (UK time)
  • 2:00 a.m. CET (Central Europe)
  • 10am JST (Japan time)

When will the Final Fantasy 14 servers be back online?

Final Fantasy 14 servers will be back online once update 6.28 is added to the game.

Once the servers are online, players will be able to enter the game again and the update will also be live.

Here’s when the FF14 servers will be back online based on your time zone:

tuesday november 1

  • 3h PDT (Western US)
  • 6 a.m. EDT (Eastern US)
  • 10am GMT (UK time)
  • 11am CET (Central Europe)
  • 7:00 p.m. JST (Japan time)

It is important to note that the Home World Transfer Service and Data Center Moving System will also be taken offline 30 minutes before the start of server maintenance and will remain offline for the duration.

Patch notes for Update 6.28 will be released when it goes live, and we’ll let you know about the most important changes when they happen.

Written by Ryan Woodrow and Georgina Young on behalf of GL HF.

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A pay-to-win Final Fantasy spin-off dropped the shade out of the blue Fri, 28 Oct 2022 10:47:05 +0000

A Final Fantasy The mobile game appears to have been quietly released globally for Google Play and Apple Play stores.

Called Final Fantasy XV: War for Eosthis mobile strategy game allows players to build their own kingdom and fight enemies trying to destroy their empire.

Final Fantasy XV: War for Eos is a strategy game that will take you on a long adventure,” reads the game’s official description. to rule your mighty empire with your friends. You will fight in a war with other cartels to defend your kingdom and your friends. But first you must choose the right strategy to win the war, protect the crystal and reign over the kingdom.

Final Fantasy XV: War for Eos is also described as a game where players can feel like a “movie hero”, giving them the opportunity to create their own storyline and plan the “desired ending”. But just a warning, this game definitely pays off thanks to the microtransactions that come with it.

The game first launched as a limited title in various countries, such as the Philippines and Indonesia in March. But the game seems to have been released in more countries, especially with its launch for app stores. You can experience the game by accessing its official Google Play and Apple Play Store listings.