Articles by Alex Donaldson

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition has a new hidden post-credits scene
Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition has a new hidden post-credits scene

A new post-credits stinger has been added - if you know how to unlock it.

news by Alex Donaldson on 15 April, 2022

Tetsuya Nomura explains the world of Kingdom Hearts IV - and addresses realistic Sora
Tetsuya Nomura explains the world of Kingdom Hearts IV - and addresses realistic Sora

Nomura talks worlds, reality, and Sora's more realistic new look.

news by Alex Donaldson on 15 April, 2022

Scarlet Nexus sales pass 1 million, while Game Pass helps it to 2 million players
Scarlet Nexus sales pass 1 million, while Game Pass helps it to 2 million players

1 million copies shipped and sold, plus another million via Game Pass.

news by Alex Donaldson on 14 April, 2022

The Witcher 3's new-generation version delayed again
The Witcher 3's new-generation version delayed again

The enhanced and improved version of The Witcher 3 slips from its planned Q2 date, with its next date unknown.

news by Alex Donaldson on 14 April, 2022

Fashion brand Uniqlo to release a range of Final Fantasy shirts for the 35th anniversary
Fashion brand Uniqlo to release a range of Final Fantasy shirts for the 35th anniversary

T-shirt designs to celebrate all sixteen titles in the FF series.

news by Alex Donaldson on 12 April, 2022

Tetsuya Nomura chose to make Kingdom Hearts IV over Verum Rex for Sora’s sake
Tetsuya Nomura chose to make Kingdom Hearts IV over Verum Rex for Sora’s sake

The Versus XIII-alike from KH3 is big enough that it was considered as a rival project to Kingdom Hearts IV.

news by Alex Donaldson and Kite Stenbuck on 10 April, 2022

How Chrono Cross connects to Trigger: What happened to the CT cast and how the games are related
How Chrono Cross connects to Trigger: What happened to the CT cast and how the games are related

Chrono Cross is a sequel - but only loosely. Dig in, however, and you can find deep connections to Chrono Trigger - and the fate of its beloved cast.

feature by Alex Donaldson and Cullen Black on 06 April, 2022

Never mind New Game Plus, the most thrilling way to replay Elden Ring is a fresh file
Never mind New Game Plus, the most thrilling way to replay Elden Ring is a fresh file

I loved playing New Game Plus - but my third Elden Ring play-through on an all-new save has a unique charm all its own. 

feature by Alex Donaldson on 01 April, 2022

The sequel to Zelda: Breath of the Wild delayed to Spring 2023
The sequel to Zelda: Breath of the Wild delayed to Spring 2023

The wait for Link's adventure just got at least a few months longer.

news by Alex Donaldson on 29 March, 2022

Elden Ring Update Patch 1.03 available now: Buffs, Nerfs, Additions, Changes
Elden Ring Update Patch 1.03 available now: Buffs, Nerfs, Additions, Changes

Buffs, Nerfs, and even all-new side quest content are all on the cards for Elden Ring's first major update.

news by Alex Donaldson on 17 March, 2022

One painful Elden Ring side effect - I can’t stop thinking about Dragon’s Dogma 2
One painful Elden Ring side effect - I can’t stop thinking about Dragon’s Dogma 2

Praise the Elden Ring! but Visions of Dragon’s Dogma 2

feature by Alex Donaldson on 11 March, 2022

Chrono Trigger PC and mobile update to add ultra wide support and more this week
Chrono Trigger PC and mobile update to add ultra wide support and more this week

Auto battle gets a speed up, ultra-wide display compatibility, and more coming imminently.

news by Alex Donaldson on 09 March, 2022

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin's levels are based on other classic FFs - here's which
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin's levels are based on other classic FFs - here's which

A Mako Reactor, Figaro Castle, Raithwell's Tomb, and more - we connect the dots between FF Origin's stages and what FF they represent.

feature by Alex Donaldson and Andrea Kasparian on 01 March, 2022

Want the best Elden Ring experience? Buy a notebook
Want the best Elden Ring experience? Buy a notebook

The best thing you can do to navigate Elden Ring? Start writing stuff down.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 24 February, 2022

Nobuo Uematsu explains Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster’s new Opera vocals
Nobuo Uematsu explains Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster’s new Opera vocals

How did the live opera singing come about? And how did they cast Maria, aka Celes? Nobuo Uematsu explains all.

news by Alex Donaldson and Kite Stenbuck on 24 February, 2022

Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster’s HD-2D sequences look beautiful - but I sort of wish they didn’t exist
Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster’s HD-2D sequences look beautiful - but I sort of wish they didn’t exist

The HD-2D sequences added to the new version of Final Fantasy VI are beautiful - but they aren’t without cost.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 21 February, 2022

Live A Live getting a western release is a huge deal. Here’s why
Live A Live getting a western release is a huge deal. Here’s why

Live A Live is quietly one of Square Enix's best and most influential games of its golden era - and it's finally coming West.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 10 February, 2022

Pokemon Legends: Arceus dials up its RPG mechanics in the best possible way
Pokemon Legends: Arceus dials up its RPG mechanics in the best possible way

Smart changes arguably make this the most 'fully-fledged' RPG Pokemon has ever seen - and the game is better for it.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 28 January, 2022

You can finally play the original Final Fantasy VII at 60fps - and it's gorgeous
You can finally play the original Final Fantasy VII at 60fps - and it's gorgeous

If all you wanted from FF7 Remake is the original running better, the mod community has a hell of a release for you.

news by Alex Donaldson on 24 January, 2022

Seriously, why wasn’t Doomtrain in Final Fantasy XV?
Seriously, why wasn’t Doomtrain in Final Fantasy XV?

Pondering Doomtrain's undeserved absence from FF15, and what FF16 needs to do to get summons right.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 23 January, 2022

The Pixel Remasters are nice, but for 16-bit Final Fantasy, GBA is still definitive
The Pixel Remasters are nice, but for 16-bit Final Fantasy, GBA is still definitive

When it comes to Final Fantasy 4 through 6, my heart is still with GBA - Pixel Remasters be damned.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 22 January, 2022

Xbox to acquire Activision Blizzard, including RPG heavy-hitters Diablo and Warcraft
Xbox to acquire Activision Blizzard, including RPG heavy-hitters Diablo and Warcraft

Microsoft and Xbox has another seismic acquisition that's going to rock the gaming industry - that of Activision Blizzard. 

news by Alex Donaldson on 18 January, 2022

Pokemon Legends: Arceus gets a 13-minute deep-dive trailer
Pokemon Legends: Arceus gets a 13-minute deep-dive trailer

If you want to know all about this surprisingly different new Pokemon game, this trailer reveals much.

news by Alex Donaldson on 14 January, 2022

Final Fantasy XVI Characters: meet the cast of FF16
Final Fantasy XVI Characters: meet the cast of FF16

Who are the new characters you'll be getting to know in FF16? Let's meet them.

feature by Alex Donaldson on 03 June, 2022

PlatinumGames' Hideki Kamiya apologizes to Microsoft and to fans for Scalebound's cancellation
PlatinumGames' Hideki Kamiya apologizes to Microsoft and to fans for Scalebound's cancellation

The famed creator speaks out on the cancellation of his high-profile collaboration with Microsoft.

news by Alex Donaldson on 19 November, 2021

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