Articles by Alex Donaldson

Forspoken looks graphically impressive, but it’s leaving me cold
Forspoken looks graphically impressive, but it’s leaving me cold

Luminous Productions' big-budget RPG still feels more like a tech demo than a game, and that's concerning.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 17 September, 2021

Just how deep are the RPG elements in the Guardians of the Galaxy game? Here’s what the developers say
Just how deep are the RPG elements in the Guardians of the Galaxy game? Here’s what the developers say

We see XP bars, dialogue choices, and party members? You know we had to ask.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 03 September, 2021

The older Final Fantasy XIII gets, the more I appreciate it
The older Final Fantasy XIII gets, the more I appreciate it

After a deeply mixed initial reception, it's fair to say that FF13 is aging better than I expected.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 02 September, 2021

I can’t get over how good the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster music is
I can’t get over how good the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster music is

Whatever you might think about the font, changes, or missing content, one aspect of the new FF Pixel Remasters is definitive: the music.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 31 July, 2021

A Final Fantasy X-3 story synopsis exists & the possibility of it being made "is not zero"
What Final Fantasy 1-6 content might be absent from the Pixel Remaster series?
What Final Fantasy 1-6 content might be absent from the Pixel Remaster series?

If these versions are based on the originals, what later additions might we miss out on?

feature by Alex Donaldson on 04 July, 2021

Here's an even closer look at the Final Fantasy 1-6 pixel art remasters
Here's an even closer look at the Final Fantasy 1-6 pixel art remasters

Here's a better look at some of the changes and tweaks for these lavish new remasters.

news by Alex Donaldson on 29 June, 2021

An animated TV show based on Final Fantasy IX is allegedly in production
An animated TV show based on Final Fantasy IX is allegedly in production

A kids TV show based on FF9 could be on screens soon.

news by Alex Donaldson on 21 June, 2021

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin's staff explain the game, its name, and even those character designs
The new Guardians of the Galaxy game has some curious, BioWare-like light RPG elements
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is heading to Switch this September
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is heading to Switch this September

A new Switch version of the DBZ action RPG.

news by Alex Donaldson on 15 June, 2021

Stranger of  Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is a new action RPG in the world of FF1
Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is a new action RPG in the world of FF1

There's a new FF title in town - and it's taking things back to the very beginning.

news by Alex Donaldson on 13 June, 2021

Starfield releasing November 11, 2022 for Xbox & PC - watch the new trailer
Starfield releasing November 11, 2022 for Xbox & PC - watch the new trailer

Starfield is coming to Xbox, but not until late next year - and it's exclusive.

news by Alex Donaldson on 13 June, 2021

Final Fantasy VII Remake Episode Intermission Review 
Final Fantasy VII Remake Episode Intermission Review 

Yuffie’s episode is thrilling fan-service and a welcome slice of more of the same for fans of FF7 Remake, but it's also easily skippable.

review by Alex Donaldson on 11 June, 2021

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade: PS5 performance mode footage
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade: PS5 performance mode footage

Get a closer look at Yuffie's new adventure.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 26 May, 2021

Mass Effect’s finale might be quietly better than 2’s beloved suicide mission
Mass Effect’s finale might be quietly better than 2’s beloved suicide mission

Everybody talks about ME2's final mission, but often forget its predecessor has it matched.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 22 May, 2021

New Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade screenshots & renders revealed
New Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade screenshots & renders revealed

A better glimpse of Yuffie and other new additions.

news by Alex Donaldson and Kite Stenbuck on 18 May, 2021

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker releases November 23; new trailer and Reaper job revealed
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker releases November 23; new trailer and Reaper job revealed

A release date and a whole lot of new information for FF14's latest expansion.

news by Alex Donaldson on 15 May, 2021

Why Neo: The World Ends With You has deeper RPG mechanics than the original - interview
Why Neo: The World Ends With You has deeper RPG mechanics than the original - interview

A quick chat with the minds behind the long-awaited sequel to The World Ends With You.

interview by Alex Donaldson on 08 May, 2021

Xbox hints more Dragon Quest could be coming to Game Pass
Xbox hints more Dragon Quest could be coming to Game Pass

Could another Dragon Quest title be heading to Xbox and Game Pass?

news by Alex Donaldson on 08 May, 2021

The Yakuza series is going to stay as a turn-based RPG
The Yakuza series is going to stay as a turn-based RPG

Like a Dragon's success leads to a permanent genre-switch.

news by Alex Donaldson on 07 May, 2021

Nier Replicant’s remaster fixes the worst thing about that flawed but broadly brilliant game
Nier Replicant’s remaster fixes the worst thing about that flawed but broadly brilliant game

Nier Replicant is only a remaster, not a remake - but it does do away with the absolute worst thing about the original, thank the heavens.

preview by Alex Donaldson on 29 March, 2021

Final Fantasy XI's mobile remake has been canned
Final Fantasy XI's mobile remake has been canned

This new angle on a return to the world of Vana'diel has now been officially cancelled.

news by Alex Donaldson on 23 March, 2021

Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 update changes detailed
Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 update changes detailed

Here's a few examples of what's been changed in Cyberpunk 2077's Patch 1.2, which is coming up soon.

news by Alex Donaldson on 19 March, 2021

Forspoken is the final title of Project Athia, the new RPG from the Final Fantasy XV team
Forspoken is the final title of Project Athia, the new RPG from the Final Fantasy XV team

The team that bought you FF15 reveals a little more on its newest game.

news by Alex Donaldson on 18 March, 2021

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