Kingdom Hearts III spoiler-free review

Walmart describes it:

A mature Sora sets out on a new adventure. The title will make full use of next-generation console technologies to deliver more exhilarating, action-packed gameplay and various fun features. As a culmination of the series so far, Kingdom Hearts III is shaping up to be an entertainment experience with a grand story of unparalleled scale. Having learned that all the conflicts surrounding “Kingdom Hearts” were a part of Master Xehanort’s master plan to cause a Keyblade War, Sora and his friends search for the seven guardians of light to combat the darkness. While King Mickey and Riku set off in search of previous Keyblade wielders, Sora, Donald and Goofy visit various Disney worlds in search of the “Key to Return Hearts.”

*I am not going to spoil the game’s story, but I might mention minor parts such as past Kingdom Hearts games.

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Noctis from FFXV joins FFXIV

Like him or hate him, Noctis is joining Final Fantasy XIV. It’s been revealed at a livestream at Paris event that Final Fantasy XV protagonist Noctis Lucis Caelum will be joining the MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV for a collab event. This event will take place in mid April and the collab event will be called “Nocturne for Heroes” and the mission is called “The Ultimate Weapon.”

Square Enix describes:

In this new chapter, we find our heroes meeting up with Y’jhimei, a newcomer from a realm called Eorzea. She informs the gang of a new threat that’ll terrorize the people of Eos! Battle the Lady of the Vortex, Garuda, and prove to her that not even Primals stand a chance against the King of Light! For those of you who wish to participate in this event, but who might not be the recommended level, fear not! We’ll provide you with the Magitek Exosuit, which will grant you invincibility for 30 minutes a day!

If you have Final Fantasy XIV, go and prepare yourself for this event!

Snow joins Dissidia NT

Hello gamers out there! I bring you some news for you and your copy of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT game. If you still have this Dissidia and you bought the season pass to unlock the characters, here is the last DLC character to join this crossover brawler game. Coming from Final Fantasy XIII, we have the warrior Snow Villiers. Snow will be appearing as his Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII appearance, but he will also have an alternate costume which he appears in his Final Fantasy XIII. You can get this character in the season pass or separately through the PSN store.

Here is the DLC roster characters in the season pass:

  • Vayne Carudas Solidor (FFXII)
  • Locke Cole (FFVI)
  • Rinoa Heartilly (FFVIII)
  • Kam’lanaut (FFXI)
  • Yuna (FFX)
  • Snow Villiers (FFXIII)

Kingdom Hearts III Final Battle trailer

We’re in the endgames now. It’s been revealed today from Square Enix today that they released another Kingdom Hearts III trailer which showcases the final battle of the game’s story. Everything has been leading up to this point. Kingdom Hearts III will be the last story for Sora’s adventure against the darkness led by Xehanort. You can expect this game’s release on January 29th, 2019 for PS4 and X1.

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FFXV Episode Ardyn anime prologue announced and release date!

Hello everyone, this is your FFXV fanatic friend Matthew in another exciting post in regards to Final Fantasy XV. As we reach 2019, get ready for some new stuff coming up. I mentioned this but I will remind you guys, that the next DLC for Final Fantasy XV will be called Episode Ardyn and it will focus on the villain’s backstory before Noctis was the focus and we see a young King Regis. However, even though the DLC won’t be out until March, Square Enix has an appitizer for you potential Ardyn fans. It’s been announced by Final Fantasy that there will be anime prologue focusing on Ardyn. So before you play Episode Ardyn in March, tomorrow you can watch an anime special which shows about Ardyn’s life and his brother Somnus before the game story.

Depending where you live, you can catch this anime tomorrow at your timezone. This anime is called Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ardyn – Prologue -.

This is not the first time Square Enix did an anime on Final Fantasy XV. There is also an anime called Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV in which focuses on Noctis’s friends and how they cross paths and form bonds before starting the adventure.

Final Fantasy x Terra Wars Collab Quest “Close Encounter of the Terra Kind” Review

Better late than never. In this review, I am going to be talking about a previous event about a Final Fantasy XV crossover. This crossover is about Noctis encountering a girl named Sarah from the upcoming RPG moble game Terra Wars created by Hironobu Sakaguchi’s Mistwalker Corporation. This crossover also included Shadow of the Tomb Raider gear for the player’s female custom character in Comrades. For this review, I am going to be talking about this Terra Wars review and my thoughts. It will have spoilers, so watch out.

How to get this collab quest?

It’s pretty simple to get access to it. In order to team up with Sarah and take on this quest, you need to reach chapter 5 of the main game. It will show up in your map and you have the option to do it. Once you do it and get to the location, quest will begin and you will be placed in a separate story.

Story: Meeting Sarah and the Hiso Aliens

The quest begins with Noctis waking up to a mysterious world and meeting Sarah. At first, Noctis thinks that Sarah is the one that brought him into this world, but what’s more surprising is that Sarah was going to ask the same thing to him. It turns out that these two characters were summoned by a Hiso Alien Elder who is seeking help to save their world from a powerful evil force called the Eroder. The Eroder is trying to destroy worlds and make its own “perfect” world. It’s up to Noctis to team up with this new ally and save the Hiso Alien world.

Characters: Sarah, Hiso Alien, the Eroder, Grumpy Noctis

The new character introduced to this quest is Sarah and she becomes Noctis partner. Sarah, unlike Noctis, is an adventurous girl who can be a bit clumsy and more expressive towards others. In contrast with her, Noctis feels more of a kill joy who takes things seriously. He complains to her when she makes a mistake like almost getting herself killed, didn’t like it when the Hiso children played with him and was very skeptic about the idea of meeting an alien. Overall, Noctis acts serious and negative, but then later changes when as he works together with Sarah. In the later half of the adventure, Noctis admires her fighting style and he thinks of her as a good partner. The Hiso aliens are cute little aliens that only say “Hiso Hiso” and the only one that understands them is Sarah. These characters play a key role to the quest. There’s not much details about them except the fact that you need to help them. The antagonist villain starts off looking like a evil Hiso Alien, but then reveals itself as a dark energy force that can copy someone’s appearance and powers and incorporate their powers to the new host. The Eroder imitates Sarah’s appearance and becomes an evil copy of her and by using her body and its powers, it challenges Noctis and Sarah.

Review

This overall collab quest was fun and funny, but really short and linear. It doesn’t matter if you beat main game and visited this quest as level 99, you are going to be playing this game in a set level and already equipped weapons. Instead of using your Engine Blade, you will be given the Rune Blade and other already set weapons like the lance and daggers. You can also get the royal weapon Blade of the Mystic by giving the Hiso Aliens the right healing items. With these weapons, it’s pretty obvious that you can’t use magic. The gameplay is very simple and the combat style with Noctis and Sarah is quite enjoyable. I did like the interaction with Noctis and Sarah how they became from acting like strangers to comrades. I really like the Hiso Aliens. My weakness is cuteness so I did enjoy hearing them and I also like playing as Sarah for a bit and catching them. The Eroder was pretty interesting, but I can’t help but think of the Dragon Ball Super villain Zamasu Both villains want to seek a perfect world and they end up stealing a body for power. I guess you can say that the Eroder is pretty cliche at the most. Like I said, the world feels pretty linear so it’s impossible to get lost and it leaves very little exploration unlike most events such as the Assassin’s Creed crossover and the Chocobo-Moogle Carnival. In combat wise, I really like the combination attacks and I wish this quest had many fight moments. The ending of the quest was pretty funny and cute and I like seeing Noctis express more emotions when he is feeling flustered or embarrassed.

Overall

So, what’s my overall opinion? This quest was fun and I wish it would have been expanded more. It has a nice story and I really like the character interactions with the main characters. I feel like this game was more about focus on the story and characters than on gameplay. I really loved Sarah and I thought her character was more interesting than Lunafreya. It’s a shame she only appears on this quest because I would love for her to meet Noctis and his friends in his world or have Noctis visit her world. The villain’s role in this game feels a bit underwhelming and the only reason its important because it’s part of the quest. The rewarding part about completing this quest is that you get to unlock the exclusive weapon, Sarah’s Sword. This quest is free to try out and you can get this during chapter 5. What’s your thoughts on this collaboration?

Kingdom Hearts III “Face My Fears” Opening Cinematic Movie revealed!

Hello gamers! I got some great news for anyone is on the hype train of Kingdom Hearts III. Remember a while back I said Kingdom Hearts III is going to be getting a new theme song done by Hikaru Utada and Skrillex? Well, good news, we finally got to see the opening song. Square Enix just unvieled the new song called Face My Fears which was a collaboration song made by Kingdom Hearts singer Hikaru Utada and Dubstep composer Skrillex. The opening movie shows a quick recap of Sora’s adventure from Kingdom Hearts I and even the unfortunate events in Birth by Sleep to right now in Kingdom Hearts III. Once again, the song is a collaboration of both well-known singers and it’s going to be used as the opening movie song and the ending song is going to be Don’t Think Twice and that song is performed only by Hikaru Utada. Kingdom Hearts III is set to be released on January 29th, 2019 for PS4 and X1.

New Leader for FFXV studio “Studio Luminous Productions”

Remember the old news that Hajime Tabata left the studio “Studio Luminous Productions”? Just in case you didn’t, hear is the news: It was announced in November that game director Hajime Tabata left Final Fantasy XV and his team and this led a chain reaction where Square Enix decided to cancel out many of the game’s anticpating contents. These contents was going to be more DLC episodes for Final Fantasy XV. These DLC were Episode Ardyn, Lunafreya, Aranea and Noctis. However, since Square Enix decided to cut some of the DLC, the only one remaining was Episode Ardyn which will be released in March 2019.

Recently announced today from Dual Shockers, there might be hope. A new person joins the game’s team Studio Luminous Productions and becomes the head of the team; his name is Takeshi Aramaki and he is FFXV lead programmer and he will be in charge of the studio.

On the official website of Studio Luminous Production, here is what Takeshi Aramaki said in regards to the position:

I’m Takeshi Aramaki, VP of Development at LUMINOUS PRODUCTIONS. I had the honor of being the lead programmer for FINAL FANTASY XV. In developing FFXV, we meticulously pursued the potential of games, from the open world system to the application of emotion-filled AI. This philosophy is ingrained in our staff and LUMINOUS ENGINE, our proprietary creative toolset, and continues to grow each day. We are currently making steady progress on a brand new title. We cannot wait to show you, and we hope that you look forward to its reveal.

Takeshi Aramaki

Still, I don’t want to give people high hopes of bringing back these cut DLC, but I am just here to say it might be a possibility that there will be more fun coming for FFXV.

scheduled final Kingdom Hearts III trailers

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As we are finally in December, we are less than a month away for the release of Kingdom Hearts III. With the game already done in development, it’s safe to say that the game is ready to be bought and played. I hope you guys are not too disappointed with the Amazon Promo trailer, because the team on Kingdom Hearts has some surprising new info on more Kingdom Hearts III content.

Announced in a tweet by the official English Kingdom Hearts Twitter, Tetsuya Nomura (in translation) announced that there will be two and final trailers for Kingdom Hearts III. December 10th will have new footage in the trailer. December 18th will be the last trailer for Kingdom Hearts III. Both these trailers will be released in JST (Japan Standard Time). Mark your calendars and prepare your keyblades!

Also, check out this amazing Kairi image in her new appearance for Kingdom Hearts III with her keyblade, Destiny’s Embrace.

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Final Fantasy XV 2nd Anniversary!

It’s been two years since Square Enix released the recent installment of Final Fantasy XV. Final Fantasy XV first came out on November 29th, 2016 for PS4 and Xbox One. Fast forward, we got it on PC, DLC episodes which focuses on Noctis’s friends Prompto, Ignis and Gladiolus and we have got a Pocket Version for mobile phones and eventually on consoles including the Nintendo Switch. As a way to celebrate the 2nd anniversary, the English voice cast of the game shared their thoughts and feelings towards the game and their fans.

In the video, we have the following voice actors:

  • Adam Croasdell (Ignis)
  • Amy Shiels (Lunafreya/Luna)
  • Matthew Mercer (Cor)
  • Karl Wahlgren (Aranea)
  • Jim Pirri (Regis)
  • Darin De Paul (Ardyn)

According to Darin De Paul, he mentioned that next year get ready for the upcoming DLC story Episode Ardyn and there is a plan of an anime based on Ardyn in 2019.

Also from Square Enix, they also shared some concept art made by Yuuki Matsuzawa and Yuusaku Nakaaki when making the May 2016 cover for Game Informer. You can read their interview here.

You can also download the second anniversary pictures as wallpapers from the official Final Fantasy XV website.

I am so happy to be a fan of Final Fantasy XV and I don’t regret it at all. I will stand tall! Here are some saved pictures I found from Final Fantasy XV to celebrate the two years of Final Fantasy XV!

Last but not least, I am on my 91st streak post.