Category Archives: Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Patch v2.5: Before the Fall Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Patch v2.5: Before the Fall Trailer of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

Genre(s): MMORPG
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): Square Enix
Developer(s): Square Enix
Release Date (NA): August 27th, 2013 (PC, PlayStation 3), April 14th, 2014 (PlayStation 4)

Take a Look at the Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Collector’s Edition

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The collector’s edition for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD has been revealed, for those of you with the extra money to spend and a love for the Final Fantasy franchise.

For $99.99, players will receive a copy of the game and soundtrack inside a golden steelbook case. The CE also includes a 200 page manga book, an 80 page art book as well as five Ace cards.

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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Collector’s Edition launches alongside the standard $60 game, on March 17, 2015 for Play Station 4 and Xbox One.

Source: PSblog

FFVII’s Story in Art: Final Fantasy VII: Moments – Over 200 Works

Final Fantasy VII Moments by Eyes On Final Fantasy

Eyes on Final Fantasy Presents…

Final Fantasy VII: Moments was created over a period of four months. The project finished with over 200 works of art by over 100 artists, telling the complete story of Final Fantasy VII in an art storyboard – sort of like a Let’s Play but in art form. For this video, we have set the art to music. Book an hour of your day, sit back and get nostalgic as we take you through the same rollercoaster ride that Cloud and AVALANCHE took us on back in 1997.

If you love Final Fantasy VII as much as we do, we hope you laugh, we concede you may shed a tear. We hope you appreciate all the art created for this project, which was made in celebration of our site and community at Eyes on Final Fantasy reaching our 15th Birthday.

FULL ART, INFO, CREDITS & ARTIST COMMENTARY: http://home.eyesonff.com/showthread.p…
I was going to detail the artist for each time frame but YouTube said the description was too long!

Want to get involved in this kind of Final Fantasy project? Register at Eyes on Final Fantasy and express your interest to the owner, Loony BoB, who manages art projects for us!

A huge thanks to all the artists involved. It was a mammoth task involving people from all over the world and even required a fair bit of Google Translate, but we did it!

PS: Spot the Final Fantasy VII Easter Eggs!
– A chocobo plushie.
– A chocobo visits a church.
– A face in a blade.
– Child Zack
– Johnny leaves a message
– Malboro cigarettes
– Sephiroth leaves a message.
– Tifa takes a selfie.
– Vincent in Chaos form
– Where’s Waldo/Wally?


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Final Fantasy VII Returns (PS4 Exclusive) Official Square Enix Announcement in HD

Final Fantasy VII Returns (PS4 Exclusive) Official Square Enix Announcement in HD

Final Fantasy VII is coming to PS4 in Spring 2015.

Editor’s Note: It’s still the PC version though and the PS1 version you can get on PS Store does not work on PS4. But I can see why some fans are upset if they were looking for the full monty remake that this title deserves. We can only hope this is a prelude to it I guess… However, if Square Enix allowed mods to be used on this PS4 version of the PC edition then we will be able to get the remake-quality textures without them doing a single ounce of work. Doubtful it would happen, but this makes it at least something we can demand now.

Update #2: Also this is not the PS1 version technically, it is the New PC Version which became available on Steam in 2013 and features Achievements and other features —> http://realgamernewz.com/27676/final-fantasy-vii-new-pc-version-review

We hope to see these features brought to the PS4 version in some form.

The PC version was also modded by the gaming community at large to have much better texture versions of the game among other mods, and though that is likely out of the question – it is something we can hope for.

The mods are pretty much out of the question on PS4 probably which is Sad, I agree. So in that respect the Steam version is the most superior version currently.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy – Curtain Call 3DS Review

Final Fantasy Curtain Call RealGamerNewz Review

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is a fairly new series that emerged from Square Enix in 2012 for 3DS and later iOS platforms. Essentially, when boiled down to its most fundamental elements Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is often compared to Rock Band or Guitar Hero for the Final Fantasy universe of music. Curtain Call is second installment and a thank you from SE to the gaming community at large for supporting the first Theatrhythm Final Fantasy project on the Nintendo 3DS prior to this one. The title seems to have been a success with critics taking favor and sales seemingly decent enough. Its success can be easily attributed to the nostalgia and emotional attachment that millions of gamers around the world share for the musical arrangements of the various Final Fantasy video game soundtracks showcased in Curtain Call. If you never picked up the original, you can also view the movies it contained during EMS stages in Curtain Call’s Museum: Theater section.

My favorite songs to play in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy – Curtain Call are definitely the Main Theme on FF1, FF2, and a few others (it’s great to hear that familiar melody), the Final Fantasy VI and VII soundtracks are also personal favorites (I wish they put more tracks from those games). Using my Turtle Beach 3DS XL headphones the quality of the music for a dedicated gaming handheld device is incredible. Most of the songs were composed so well for the classic Final Fantasy series, that listening to them causes one to drift off to another place mentally and spiritually. Very moving musician work indeed makes for an engaging rhythm genre gem.

The ability to play music when you just want to hear it instead of being restricted to gameplay only is a great additional feature to Curtain Call that fans can enjoy. The soundtrack set of Curtain Call has everything to offer for gamers regardless if they’ve played the Final Fantasy series or not. Everything from full symphony music to retro chip-tunes, legit 8 bit stuff, and even modern soundtrack elements from newer titles.

Everything in Curtain Call is unlockable by playing the game. This isn’t one of those, spend money and get surprised by endless DLC later – which I appreciate since this Review is out of my own pocket. The many collectibles in the game are easily organized into a few key sections including CollectaCards and Card Binder: Collection (Normal, Rare, Premium) different designs to each for use in the Model Viewer, touch a card and examine in-game models from your Collection once you get the CollectaCard for that character (such as Cloud Strife Chibi). This game even features Play Records and Trophies for the really serious perfectionists out there.

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Characters:

Main Characters:

  • Tidus
  • Cloud Strife
  • Squall Leonhart
  • Lightning
  • Cecil Harvey
  • Terra Branford
  • Zidane Tribal
  • Warrior of Light
  • Firion
  • Onion Knight
  • Shantotto
  • Vaan
  • Y*shtola
  • Bartz Klauser

Returning Characters:

  • Locke Cole
  • Tifa Lockhart
  • Sephiroth
  • Cid Haze
  • Kain Highwind
  • Yuna
  • Celes Chere
  • Aerith Gainsborough
  • Vivi Ornitier
  • Auron
  • Prishe
  • Ashelia Binargin Dalmasca
  • Balthier
  • Cosmos
  • Ramza Beoulve
  • Serah Farron
  • Hope Estheim
  • Snow Villiers
  • Seifer Almasy
  • Rinoa Heartily
  • Garnet Til Alexandros XVII
  • Rydia
  • Princess Sarah
  • Minwu

New Characters:

  • Barret Wallace
  • Zack Fair
  • Tifa Lockhart*
  • Yuna*
  • Rikku*
  • Paine
  • Edge Geraldine
  • Lenna Charlotte Tycoon
  • Galuf Halm Baldesion
  • Laguna Loire
  • Eiko Carol
  • Edgar Roni Figaro
  • Lilisette
  • Aphmau
  • Jecht
  • Fran
  • Oerba Dia Vanille
  • Noel Kreiss
  • Lightning*
  • Benjamin
  • Agrias Oaks
  • Ciaran
  • Rem Tokimiya
  • Machina Kunagiri
  • Ace
  • Chaos

Downloadable Characters:

  • Gau
  • Vincent Valentine
  • Yuffie Kisaragi
  • Cloud Strife*
  • Auron*
  • Rosa Joanna Farrell
  • Krile Mayer Baldesion
  • Cidolfus Orlandeau

Special Characters:

  • Chocobo
  • Moogle
  • Fat Chocobo

Key = * indicates special alternate version of character

Graphics / Art Direction in the game are above standard for the Nintendo 3DS as a platform overall, showing that this is a game Square Enix teams really care about. Great work to the development team who seem to have mastered the 3D effect for players’ eyes as well even in a lit setting. (3DS XL used in testing this, your device may not get same result depending on the amount of glare and the model of Nintendo device being used)

  • 221 Final Fantasy Songs in total (10 from FF7, 14 if you grab the DLC and 10 from FF6 or 12 if you grab the DLC).
  • FF games represented through song in Curtain Call:
    • Final Fantasy
    • Final Fantasy II
    • Final Fantasy III
    • Final Fantasy IV
    • Final Fantasy V
    • Final Fantasy VI
    • Final Fantasy VII
    • Final Fantasy VII
    • Final Fantasy IX
    • Final Fantasy X
    • Final Fantasy XI
    • Final Fantasy XII
    • Final Fantasy XIII
    • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
    • Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
    • Final Fantasy Tactics
    • Final Fantasy X-2
    • Final Fantasy Crystal Chroncles
    • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
    • Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII
    • Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon
    • Dissidia Final Fantasy
    • Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
    • Final Fantasy Type-0
    • Final Fantasy XIII-2
    • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    • A few other Final Fantasy Spin-offs
  • Over 65 Playable Characters
  • Replay Ability: Excellent
  • Engine Performance: No glitches were encountered during our play-through of this game.

Final Verdict:

Curtain Call brings back the great concept that is Theatrhythm Final Fantasy on Nintendo 3DS. Essentially waving the stylus around as if you’re the composer to some of Role Playing Games’ most inspirational tracks is bad-ass. If you’re a fan of the series, this is a must have for your collection. This packaging in particular sequels the original quite well and provides plenty of content to justify the purchase. As always, if you absolutely hate all rhythm games – you might not like this one either. But if you’re open to what awaits behind the curtain, take a spin with this 3DS Exclusive this holiday season. It should be around at a decent price by now as it released on September 16th, 2014 in the United States and September 19th, 2014 in Europe after the initial release which occurred in Japan on April 24, 2014. Although this is an almost perfect release, there’s still some improvements that players can expect in future installments of the series – presumably compatible with New3DS hardware. There is also a limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call available only in Japan.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9 / 10

RGN Rating: Gold Game

Developer: Indies zero Co., Ltd

Publisher: Square Enix

Available On: Nintendo 3DS Exclusive

Review Copy Info: A physical copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Review.