Features by Alex Donaldson

Final Fantasy XVI: 3 things you might have missed in the trailer Final Fantasy XVI: 3 things you might have missed in the trailer

We've studied that FF16 trailer very closely, like the nerds we are...

feature by Alex Donaldson on 17 September, 2020

Final Fantasy IX at 20 years old: developers reflect on the creation of a classic Final Fantasy IX at 20 years old: developers reflect on the creation of a classic

Twenty years on, two of FF9's key staff reflect on creating a fan-favorite FF.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 07 July, 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake hands-on: an excellent reimagining, though questions remain Final Fantasy VII Remake hands-on: an excellent reimagining, though questions remain

Final Fantasy VII Remake is the real deal, reinventing a classic in clever ways. But can it sustain that energy across a full-length game?

feature by Alex Donaldson on 02 March, 2020

Decade Memoir #5: Alex Donaldson - Mass Effect 2 Decade Memoir #5: Alex Donaldson - Mass Effect 2

Although Mass Effect's ultimate conclusion still leaves a bit of a scar on players today, the second entry in the series has left an eternal memory at the heart of this site.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 29 December, 2019

From a little hands-off demo alone, Shenmue 3 seems more of a RPG than the previous entries From a little hands-off demo alone, Shenmue 3 seems more of a RPG than the previous entries

RPG Site's coverage of the Shenmue series has always been a little on the side of stretching. With Shenmue III, however, our coverage actually looks like it'll be fully justified.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 19 March, 2019

People wanting Nier's Yoko Taro to direct the next Final Fantasy should really think again People wanting Nier's Yoko Taro to direct the next Final Fantasy should really think again

Nier might be brilliant, but that doesn't mean its director should be moved to Square's biggest franchise.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 03 November, 2017

So when does Mass Effect: Andromeda take place? So when does Mass Effect: Andromeda take place?

The burning question finally answered.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 07 November, 2016

XCOM 2 Console Impressions: How well does it run on PS4 and Xbox One? XCOM 2 Console Impressions: How well does it run on PS4 and Xbox One?

We check in on the late-arriving console version of one of our favourite games of the year.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 05 October, 2016

Tetracast Extra: Square Enix E3 2016 Report Card Tetracast Extra: Square Enix E3 2016 Report Card

Alex, Andrea, Erren and Josh sit down to consider and grade Square Enix's performance at E3 2016, with impressions on all the games the publisher showed.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 20 June, 2016

Tetracast Extra: Debating Mass Effect: Andromeda Tetracast Extra: Debating Mass Effect: Andromeda

Zack, Alex, Andrea and Kyle sit down in the aftermath of E3 2016 to dissect and discuss the latest Mass Effect title.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 19 June, 2016

RPG Tycoon Impressions - RPG tropes meet Sim Management RPG Tycoon Impressions - RPG tropes meet Sim Management

If you're an RPG fan and have a soft spot for the likes of Theme Park or Rollercoaster Tycoon, you may like this indie release.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 09 June, 2016

A look at The Witcher 3's menu overhaul A look at The Witcher 3's menu overhaul

CD Projekt replaces the original game menus with a much-improved version.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 10 May, 2016

Why RPG fans really should give XCOM a try Why RPG fans really should give XCOM a try

XCOM 2 is upon us, and Alex is here to explain why RPG fans should pay attention.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 04 February, 2016

RPG Site Awards 2015: Readers' Choice in Detail RPG Site Awards 2015: Readers' Choice in Detail

We go a little more in depth on the reader-driven RPG of the Year vote.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 03 January, 2016

Final Fantasy VII's PS4 and iOS port has a feature all classic JRPG re-releases should copy Final Fantasy VII's PS4 and iOS port has a feature all classic JRPG re-releases should copy

The new port's speed-based addition is a must-have for returning players.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 14 December, 2015

See Fallout 4 in action - Settlement Building, 3rd Person, Lockpicking & More See Fallout 4 in action - Settlement Building, 3rd Person, Lockpicking & More

More video coverage from us, this time showing off a bunch of Fallout's main gameplay mechanics commentary free.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 09 November, 2015

Here's an hour of us tooling around in Fallout 4's Wasteland Here's an hour of us tooling around in Fallout 4's Wasteland

We sit down and give our impressions of Fallout 4 for an hour, showing off a little of the game's main mechanics.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 09 November, 2015

Spotlight: SSV Normandy SR-1 Spotlight: SSV Normandy SR-1

We look back at what made Mass Effect's iconic hub vessel great.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 07 November, 2015

Dreams Come True: Behind the Scenes of Final Symphony II Dreams Come True: Behind the Scenes of Final Symphony II

Concert producer and Final Fantasy fanboy Thomas Böcker takes us behind the scenes of the successful concert series.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 12 October, 2015

Final Fantasy IX and me - 15 years on Final Fantasy IX and me - 15 years on

As FF9 turns 15 years old, we look back at this whimsical entry in the FF series.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 07 July, 2015

Just where is our Witcher 3 Review? Just where is our Witcher 3 Review?

We're running a little bit late. Here's why.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 18 May, 2015

Here's some PS4 Final Fantasy X HD Footage Here's some PS4 Final Fantasy X HD Footage

Ten minutes of us messing about in the shiny new PlayStation 4 version.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 13 May, 2015

Here's what we make of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Here's what we make of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Listen to us ramble about adventures in Orience.

feature by Alex Donaldson, Erren Van Duine, and Adam Vitale on 16 March, 2015

We've played Final Fantasy XV - here's what you need to know We've played Final Fantasy XV - here's what you need to know

We've spent some time running around Duscae - and now you can hear us discuss it in detail.

feature by Alex Donaldson, Zack Reese, and Erren Van Duine on 07 March, 2015

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