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Can Apple Really Recover Their Brand w/ VR?

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Apple VR could be just what the VR Industry needs and is missing. A brand that is surely capable of bringing an entirely different audience into the virtual reality world.

PlayStation and Xbox are converting to AMD APU computer gaming software architecture and parts. Android smartphone gaming is a clear and away winner over Apple’s strong and very well “improved” competition. Although it may make more money for developers to release with iOS gamers have spoken and the bulk of income is coming from titles on both platforms, not just one. Apple’s iOS gaming sales are likely to remain strong, but it’s not going to be possible anymore to drive a large amount of top tier game studios to go iOS only – those days are over.

Pair this with the fact that Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are reaching well deserved success with their spinoff of the Fire OS for home television streaming uses. Roku is strong in this space, some folks don’t even want a dedicated piece and go for Chromecast, and there’s always using the electronics you already own (PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Smartphones, Tablets, Smart TVs, laptops, desktop PCs, etc.) and what that all boils down to is plain to see.

It’s too late for an Apple TV success, and it’s too late for an Apple TV gaming controller success. While Google seems to have completely missed the boat on its own device concepts, announcing after Fire TV moved a million units, that Android TV will be the project’s name and it will feature a curated app store with gaming as a focus and with gaming controller. But why wait until Amazon struck gold to jump on the bandwagon with a delayed, out of date concept?

Some great ideas exist with Android TV (a terrible name) or whatever they end up calling it in the end. But let’s be honest, people barely care about Fire TV as it is – they already own a lot of electronics. Apple TV with a gaming controller is going to be a very hard sell right now without any additional logic behind wanting a device beyond “it does my iOS games” because nobody cares about that.

With the recent loss of $40 billion in market value from just one day [s] (via @NinjaEconomics) China will no longer allow American media to be sold through iTunes including film and music. iPhone SE fails to meet sales expectations and iPhone 7’s big surprise is just “pre-touch”, the ability to use your touchscreen phone without literally touching it but instead touching the air just above it. This is said to be a major feature for ALL phones next-gen, not an Apple exclusive. The Samsung Note 5 already does this, but with use of a stylus.

Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S7 is selling in leaps and bounds, including “Buy 1, Get 1” deals as Samsung readies a new, even more innovative phone Galaxy S7 Active for release. Apple is being crushed and China has vested interests in Samsung coming out on top when the dust settles. The #1 reason is because Apple needs this and might be seeing the beginning of the end of its dominance in the tech field if not swift to jump on a risky bet for the cornerstone of our virtual lives future-tense.

Metroid fans, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is

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As we all know at this past E3 we got not one, but two new Metroid games. Both in the respective styles of the franchise. Classic 2D gameplay with Metroid Samus Returns. Then the first person view with the upcoming Metroid Prime 4. Metroid is a series me and other fans have been begging for a release for years, as Metroid Prime 3 came out in 2007 and Metroid Other M in 2010. Last year we did get a spin off called Metroid Prime: Federation Force, which flopped due to fans, including me boycotting it, making it clear to Nintendo what we wanted from the series.

Now it seems like we have gotten everything we wanted, a Metroid 2 remake, and the fourth title in the Prime series. But now it is up to us, Nintendo is making the game we just have to go out and buy them. Now if these games aren’t good maybe Metroid doesn’t deserve to be revived, but from what I’ve seen from Metroid Samus Returns, I highly doubt it’s going to suck. Metroid Prime 4 was in the top 5 most talked about games at E3 and all we got was a title and logo. So based on this buzz the sales of both of these titles should be high right?

Appealing to the fans of the series which are in the millions, and even a newer audience. So it’s time to go out and support this franchise, and show Nintendo what we want. They faced a similar situation with Fire Emblem back in 2013, if Awakening did not sell, that would have been the final game. Us fans and new people went out and bought it, now Nintendo considers it a core series. Let’s make the same thing happen with Metroid.

7th Heaven – Final Fantasy VII Released on iOS for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

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SQUARE ENIX® today announced that the widely regarded FINAL FANTASY® VII is now available on the App Store for compatible iOS devices. Mobile gamers of all ages can now experience the game’s epic elements including character, story and gameplay while on-the-go.

  • Simple and comfortable virtual controller design that enables a clear view of the action.
  • The ability to choose between virtual analogue or fixed four-way digital control pad options.
  • Adjustable opacity of on-screen controls through the configuration menu.
  • Option to turn enemy encounters off on the world/area maps (event battles can’t be skipped) and a Max Stats command that enables players to become all-powerful in the blink of an eye.

FINAL FANTASY VII is now available for $15.99 on iPhone and iPad and can be downloaded from the App Store: (https://itunes.apple.com/app/final-fantasy-vii/id1021566244?mt=8).

Rated 12+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence, Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References, Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Huge Nintendo NX Leaked Footage Fake Circulating, Project Cafe Stream Features Resurrected

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As Nintendo NX remains a complete mystery, fakers take advantage of demand for info.

There’s currently a false rumor created, likely just as a prank, showcasing what appears to be a very believable bootleg of a fictional press conference that never happened. The video goes on to stage a number of specs for the Nintendo NX console which was announced recently with no details whatsoever given as to what it is. In fact, we still don’t even know if it’s a console, handheld, some sort of hybrid, or what types of games it will support.

Many of the features shown here were also rumored at one point to be part of the Nintendo Wii U experience back when it was known as “Project Cafe”. It could be possible that the originator of both those rumors and this video are the same person / group of people. Either way, the tornado of the unknown and thin sheet of hype from Nintendo has inspired a seriously interesting fan-made fake reveal trailer. It is unknown if any of this will turn out to be related to what the real Nintendo NX ends up becoming, but there’s a pretty lengthy analysis of it on Business Insider that pretty starkly shows much of it was just completely made up by the creator of the video.

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Latest Actual Nintendo NX Info:

Shigeru Miyamoto recently announced he will not be working on games for Nintendo NX and is taking a break from console development, this could suggest that Nintendo NX will eventually indeed be revealed as a dedicated gaming console hardware not a new handheld.

It should also be noted that Reggie of Nintendo has confirmed Nintendo NX is a temporary code-name and will be replaced by a full name with the blanket window of “2016” given for when we’ll learn more about it. It can also be noted that Saturo Iwata of Nintendo claims the NX won’t abandon Wii U / 3DS but rather work as a standalone platform providing support for those platforms while introducing innovations at the same time. Exactly how that will work remains to be seen.

“We’ll talk more about our next system, code named Nintendo NX, more in 2016,” – Reggie Fils-Aime

Faked Fan-Made Concept Reveal:

 

Fallout 4 Confirmed 1080P at 30 Frames Per Second & What Resolutions Mean For Gamers

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With much talk about resolution leading up to and during a game’s release, 720P, 1080P, 30 frames per second, and 60 frames per second have become well known buzz-words, or household names if you will, for describing the approximate or sometimes exact quality level of a game’s visual performance. While the resolution being scaled up to 720P or 1080P by the console, natively drawn / rendered at those levels by the game engine itself, represents how large of an image will be displayed (pixel depth) it still takes a great development team to bring more detail into that larger space.

That being said, 30 vs 60 frames per second is a simple issue of performance and effects the tactile feel of playing a video game, particularly if frame rates are stuttery. Depending on the game engine, higher or lower frame rates may be required for optimal enjoyment. Some games have been notably hard to play or even unplayable for having frame rates drop between the 15 – 25 range too many times. Fallout: New Vegas on Xbox 360 for example maintained 28 – 30 frames per second at almost all times while on PlayStation 3 suffered frame drops to 22 frames per second frequently. This did not break the game, and it was still playable and enjoyed by many but has caused it to age poorly on the PS3 and Bethesda may have wanted to ease some fears with this new announcement.

Fallout: New Vegas (Frame Rate Test) Xbox 360 Vs PlayStation 3:

While 30 frames per second locked, or a varying 29 – 45 frames with smooth performance can often provide a playable experience, many desire 60 frames per second since on most game engines it will provide a significant improvement on input lag, latency, render delays, and more. This requires more power, and so many games coming out last-gen on PlayStation 3 such as The Last Of Us have come to the PlayStation 4 generation of hardware with an upgrade to 60 frames per second.

Fallout 4 was confirmed by Bethesda to be running at a locked 30 frames per second on PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE with resolution set up to 1080P HD. On the Windows PC platform the development studio says they will not do anything to hold back performance, so those with mid-high end Gaming PCs should be able to find out exactly what this long-awaited game and its engine are made of when they put it to the test November 10, 2015.

Here is Bethesda’s Official Announcement from their Social Media:

Related Reading on RGN:

– Fallout 4 – E3 2015 Gameplay, Release Date, Customization, Building / Crafting [HD/60FPS]

– Fallout Shelter – E3 2015 Reveal Trailer [HD/60FPS]

– Fallout 4 Officially Announced with Trailer

– RGN Podcast – Fallout 4 and Comic Books Talk

Genre(s): Action, Role-playing game
Platform(s): Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Bethesda Softworks
Developer(s): Bethesda Game Studios
Release Date (NA): November 10th, 2015

Here’s your First Look at Finn Balor in WWE 2K16

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Current NXT superstar and number one contender for the NXT Championship, Finn Balor was one of the first six roster members revealed for WWE 2K16. Now we have an image of what he’ll look like in the game, thanks to a tweet from the new WWE 2KDev account. We can see Balor standing next to a monitor displaying his virtual self wearing in his Demon getup.

For those of you who don’t know, Balo wears his demon garb whenever he wrestles at PPVs.

WWE 2K16 will launch on October 27 for PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Xbox ONE Price Drop, 1TB Edition, New Controllers, Wireless Xbox ONE to PC Adapter

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Next Tuesday on June 16, 2015 the 1 Terabyte Xbox ONE bundle which includes Halo: The Master Chief Collection and the new analog-port featuring controller go on the market. Players who invest in that package will have more space to install games on and be able to use line-in style headsets such as earphones to communicate through Xbox Live Party Chat or Game Chat. The matte design of the new Xbox makes it visually distinguishable at a quick glance.

In addition to this announcement, Microsoft revealed that the standard 500 GB Xbox ONE SKU will be permanently discounted to $349.99 further encouraging those who don’t have an Xbox ONE yet to pick one up. A Special Edition Covert Forces camouflage edition of the new Xbox ONE controller is available for purchase for $64.99 and the traditional black style edition of the new Xbox ONE controller by itself is $59.99.

A wireless adapter is also now being sold for Xbox ONE controllers being used on Windows PC for $24.99 or bundled with a controller for $79.95. Though Microsoft accentuates the support of this adapter for Windows 10 platforms, it’s likely it will also work on older versions of Windows 7, and Windows 8 which already support many games through plugging an Xbox ONE controller into the PC’s USB port and downloading the Official Microsoft Xbox ONE Controller Drivers. This new accessory would likely expand that same functionality to wireless in addition to adding support for Windows 10 tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.

E3 2015 is just under a week away and with Xbox claiming “this year is the biggest year in Xbox history” there is surely something to look forward to while contemplating these gaming console offerings from Microsoft.

1 TB Xbox ONE Console Announcement Video:

Here’s When You Can See Some Hellblade Gameplay

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Update:

Hellblade’s First Gameplay Trailer and Newest Dev Diary Focuses on the Protagonist’s Troubled Mind

Original Article:

Those who are excited for Ninja Theory’s Hellblade, are in for a treat this week. The indie developer has revealed via twitter, that fans can expect “gameplay and more” this Wednesday. No other details were provided, so we’ll have to wait until tomorrow.

Hellblade will release digitally on PS4 and PC in the future.

Source: Ninja Theory

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (Formerly Victory) – FULL 9 Minutes of Gameplay

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Ubisoft today held a live streaming event of the latest entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise Assassin’s Creed Syndicate formerly Assassin’s Creed Victory taking place in London 1868 the industrial revolution. The new assassin Jacob Frye a born and raised assassin his mission to help free the working class, along with the new assassin comes new gadgets at the Assassin Gauntlet; essentially a grappling hook the player can use to climb buildings in seconds, revolver, and brass knuckles.

New gameplay mechanics such as the ability to drive certain vehicles fighting on carriages, trains, and jumping from carriage to carriage are shown. Fighting is supposed to be faster paced than in previous games to be a close ranged combat being described as more like a brawl. There’s no word on if counters are to make a comeback in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate which is set to release this year on October 23, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Pre-Alpha Gameplay:

– More Videos of AC: Syndicate

BioWare Hands Out Reward for Shadow Realms Alpha Test Volunteers

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As the development studio BioWare Austin was closed down they mentioned in an official announcement that their involvement with Shadow Realms was cancelled. Many assume that this means the entire game is cancelled, and without much hope on the horizon the 4 versus 1 game first revealed back in August of 2014 is believed to be lost forever as vaporware. Today some users (including a few RGN Staff) have received access to an in-game Dragon Age: Inquisition item as a “thank you” from BioWare for signing up at the Shadow Realms Alpha Website. If you’ve received the same invite, here’s how to use it. If you haven’t, here’s a screenshot:

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Best Female Video Game Characters Of All Time

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Something about the female form has always fascinated artists, but more than just their looks the characters I’ve chosen for this list have moving personalities with diverse and deep identities which are deep rooted in their rich oceans of personal experience.

This is a list of the all time best female characters in video game history. For the images, I used Cosplay rather than actual official images of the character from in-game. This was due to the character never getting their proper justice and their image being stuck back in time. For a better idea of who each character is and what they mean to my heart as a gamer, read the description under each image. I expect many people to say that I’ve left some out, but that’s probably because I have decided to forego the usual picks in favor of more meaningful choices.

These are well defined characters that have impact on the player rather than drawing from the player to define them. These women could stand alone for themselves without need for much speculation on their personality. That’s part of why these are the best of the best. Please feel free to comment your personal favorites and let me know who you think I missed though of course! I would love to see if there’s one I forgot  and also cherish among your personal faves. Below each picture is a link to the Cosplay Artist, the name of the character, and a description about my personal thoughts on that character, what video games they are from, and a slice of history from their life for those who don’t know them.

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[Image Credit / Cosplay Artist: Weirdtakoyaki // Photographer: Jack Liu]

TERRA – Revolutionary, Spiritual, Hybrid Being

Terra Branford is part human being and part esper. In Final Fantasy VI, this means she is a part mystic being capable of magical powers beyond most human’s control. Her powers are used against her though will as she becomes a slave to the Empire run by Emperor Gestahl and Kefka. She was born of a loving couple from human and esper, but was stolen away at birth by the Empire amidst a war over power.

Mankind lost all technology and magic, but Terra’s struggle was only beginning. As the world was plunged into the abyss of starting from scratch again, eventually a new Industrial Age was born again under the very same Empire that was responsible for society’s collapse in the first place. Controlling forces took spirit beings and forcefully, brutally massacred them turning them into weaponized magic stones that gave the user any power possessed by those beings before they died – and in fact concentrated in an even more powerful form.

Terra reluctantly leads an entire army of heroes to the brink of the end of the world in an attempt to save it, but despite best efforts darkness falls upon mankind once again. After a major catastrophe, Terra must face a new world and fight for what is right once again. What I like most about Terra is that she is a very deep thinker.

One thing about this woman is that things don’t come easy for her. She often doubts herself and feels that she is not up to the task of leading The Returners against the Empire. She is horrified at the evil acts she has done when under the slave crown’s influence, burning men alive particularly. She struggles to come to grips with her newfound power as a Magic wielder and often feels weak and powerless against the immense odds she faces. As her transformation to Esper erratically rages on against her will, she begins to find strength in the friendships she holds and attempts to provide a greater hope for them all as she realizes they rely on her as a matriarch to their makeshift family of outcasts.

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[Image Credit / Cosplay Artist: Vicky Redfield]

CLAIRE Redfield – Deadly, Intelligent, Persistent

Claire Redfield can shoot the head off a zombie from across a crowded field without hitting a single bystander. She can also get to the bottom of any dark mystery she ends up a part of, albeit not without frustration and scraping the barrel for clues. Claire has always been a long time favorite for video game fans who have anything to do with the Resident Evil series. Her first appearance was in RE 2 and she’s basically the and I think we’re all going to be getting to see a lot more of her lately thanks to RE: Revelations 2 hitting and the REmakes (we are hoping for a part 2 and 3 to happen, so go out and support the Remastered version of part 1 for Capcom!) 🙂

Claire refers to her work as her “boyfriend” because that’s just the kind of up-beat, zombie murdering, politician exposing badass she really is. Her heart is a powerful beacon of positivity in a world full of blood, sin, and corruption. It’s dangerous enough dealing with zombies, but Claire comes face to face with the most highly kept secret mutations ever brought into vile existence by the Umbrella corporation and their fiendish partners.

G-Virus monsters in Resident Evil: Degeneration the Animated Film as well as Resident Evil 3 would have completely destroyed our best detective in the Resident Evil world if it wasn’t for her extreme ability to suppress her emotions and get the job done. Claire is who you want by your side (or controller) in a RE game and to tell the truth the RE games without her in it just aren’t the same!

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[Image Credit / Cosplay Artist: Nemu013]

KITANA – Mysterious, Murderous

Kitana (MK series) One of the first female video game characters of the 16 bit era, Kitana is accompanied in the MK series by a long line of powerful and well storied women including Sindel, Mileena, Jade, and more. full name – video games shes in – history of her life – what i think about her : Kitana always had this aura about her like she was mysterious and deadly, a veteran of ninja assassin murdering, and yet a delicate rational human being still existed somewhere between the ruthless rage. You could tell beneath it all, Kitana was still aware of her spiritual side, that plus her prominence as a deadly killer in such an intense action game makes her one of the ultimate females in video game character history.

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[Image Credit / Cosplay Artist: DarkTifaStrife]

TIFA Lockhart – Pure, Strong

Tifa Lockhart first appeared in Final Fantasy VII but also stars in Advent Children, Dissidia, Itadaki Street, Kingdom Hearts II, and is available as DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2. Her life is almost as much of a blur as that of her childhood friend Cloud Strife’s. In her hometown Nibelheim, which was later burned to the ground, she suffered a lot of pain and suffering at the hands of Sephiroth and the ShinRa corporation. No matter what she went through though Tifa stayed the same person. Her strength allowed her to resist the hate within her and instead continue a path of righteousness while battling for the good of the planet with the insurgency group AVALANCHE.

Originally designed as a cheerful character, her depth and sorrow was emboldened as Tifa came closer to her goal of stopping the madness that had infected her life since the start. War and power struggles had ravaged everything she ever knew and taken many people away from her. She found a way to keep a smile on everyone’s face and though there was some resentment harbored inside for those who had done this to her, the spirit of her intentions never broke and neither did her focus.

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[Cosplay Artist: Unknown (please help us give credit) // Discovered on GiantBomb]

CATE Archer – Clever, Adventurous

From No One Lives Forever 1 and 2, Cate Archer is one of my favorite playable characters in history. PC Gamers will remember that during the time of her fame the shooter genre was at its peak with excellent storytelling and gameplay fusing together for top quality experiences. Frustrated with being underappreciated Cate found excitement when she became wrapped up in the 60’s spy adventure of a lifetime.

Although Scottish in origin, her refined British-sounding accent made the wit of her dripping sarcasm melt in your ear lobe, but this woman was also very deadly. I can’t count how many clips of ammunition of exhausted as Cate Archer, but every so often I remember the days when PC games still ran on CD-ROM and NOLF 2 was in my stack of favorites. Cate Archer always treated danger as a drug that made her feel alive, and part of her greatest strength was her complete arrogance and confidence in herself which can easily be related to while gunning down terrorists by the dozen.

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[Image Credit / Cosplay Artist: Pamelacolnaghi]

CATHERINE – Tempting, Devious

Catherine from the video game by the same name is one succubus that was easy to fall in love with. Even though she is pure evil there’s something ethereal and affectionate about her that can’t be resisted. Maybe it’s the escapist nature of her companionship offer to brisk you away from your physical existence and cut through all the difficult parts of life to simply spend time with a delicious demon that absorbs you into her fiery, burning passion. She has brought many men down the path of self-destruction, and I can see why. It’s not because of her looks, or her cutesy voice, but instead the attitude she puts forth and the fun-loving nature she exhibits. It’s a shame that she’s just delivering a rouse for her own selfish plots. Beware if you cross paths with Catherine, it may be your undoing.

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[Image Credit / Cosplay Artist: Jessica Nigri // Photographer: Martin Wong]

RIKKU – Kind, Teacher, Savior

Final Fantasy X’s Rikku of the Al Bhed – She spoke a foreign language, she was nice to you, she came from the heart at all times, and had a clear purpose to her actions. Rikku was such a well defined character she belonged in a Hollywood film and she’s one of the characters who helped bring realism to the gaming world. What’s not to love? Rikku always has your back, she’s always a friend to the people around her. She stands up for peace, what’s right, and the survival of others. Often times I felt that the crew she ran with would have been better off if they’d listened to Rikku more often.

Her mastery of technology is undeniable, and choosing to always use this power for good was an inspiring and impressive attitude to have even in the face of uncertainty. Probably one of her less noticeable features is that Rikku is an excellent judge of character. She knew to question the authority of the Maester Seymour Guado before anyone else, and she knew that Tidus although naive and foolish was a good person who could be trusted immediately upon sight. As time goes on she shares her insights openly and gives the knowledge of Al Bhed technology away to her allies as they earn from her one piece at a time. She’s saved the lives of her friends more than once and doesn’t keep track, it’s just what she does. Rikku is a hero and highly underrated female character in gaming.

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[Image Credit / Cosplay Artist: CyberLight Cosplay AKA Light]

LIGHTNING – Fiery, Exacting, Efficient, Relentless

At first I didn’t like her because of her cold off-putting attitude against everyone else, but over time the things she was afraid of started happening. Events beyond her control put those she love in direct dangers spawning evil that took 3 games to quell completely. Lightning is stable, consistently angry, and she is viscous. She doesn’t care anymore about the pretense of feelings and simple is after achieving the mission. In a lot of ways, this is the ultimate Final Fantasy warrior archetype we’ve seen before with characters such as Cloud or Cecil.

Lightning does things with a bit more grace and a bit more anger, adding even more edge to this strong list of leading ladies. No matter what, she never gave up. Her mindset was to see through any fairy tale versions of reality and get to the bottom of issues which she would then deal with swiftly. If only everyone else around her had listened to her concerns the first time around, things wouldn’t have gone the way they did for her sister. It’s almost a tragedy how misunderstood Lightning is, even I didn’t get her at first. Now it is clear to see Lightning is an absolutely intelligent and powerful woman who knows what she’s talking about and simply has no time for subtleties.

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[Image Credit / Cosplay Artist: Heidi AKA Cosplay Kitten]

CELES Chere – Independent, Fearless, Conflicted

Wait a minute, I almost forgot Celes !!

Once a General of the most powerful army in the world, Celes is wrongly named as a spy and given a prompt fall from grace as the ease of her life in power is stripped by the Empire she spent her whole life serving. This gives enough motivation for her to join The Returners in their quest against the evil actions of the Empire, but it doesn’t cause her to abandon her own thoughts on self-preservation and self-realization. She isn’t shocked by her ability to use magic in the way Terra Branford was, and instead is very comfortable with her abilities as a Knight of mysterious power. After all, she was born powerful, not suddenly gaining her abilities overnight. She’s a high class warrior who struggles to find her place in the world after being ejected from the throne.

Her decision making process is all internal, she’s not easily won over by the logic of others but instead is very capable of examining a situation herself and making judgement calls on her own. I admire the way in which she faces life without shedding a tear very often or worrying much at all. Of course, she’s only human, and conflicted emotions are the plague of those who can see multiple points of view. There are times when she needs to walk away and get deep reflection.

Being somewhat old fashioned in her approach, Celes doesn’t always understand the delicate and careful plotting / planning of her rebel partners The Returners. Favoring a direct military path she finds herself most at home when flat out war is at hand. You can take the girl out of the Empire but you can’t take the Empire out of the girl I guess.

Celes is a fascinating Final Fantasy character. Even more so than Terra. But Terra is just so iconic. Esper hybrid, so badass and such a deep thinker that she’s also often lost off in her own little world. I can so relate to them both, well not to the flaking out part but I’m definitely an Esper Hybrid! Probably.

One more of Terra below for good measure:

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[Image Credit: Final Fantasy VI Fan Art // By Unknown, Found HERE]

What does everyone else think about this?

There’s more amazing female characters in the world of video games, these are some of my own favorites and rather than picking up the obvious ones made famous by popularity, I decided to go with those who made an impact on me personally throughout my time in games. If you have personal picks that are from lesser known games that you guys think I may have missed out on, let me know, who do you think are the best female video game characters of all time?

Editor’s Note: This piece is an Opinion Article and may / may not represent the views of RGN Staff or Audience. Feel free to disagree and / or comment below.