Final Fantasy XV (PS4)
RPG 29 November 2016
A JRPG with elements of third person shooter that came out as the next major installment in the bestselling Final Fantasy franchise. Final Fantasy XV was developed by Square Enix’s 1st Production Department, led by Tetsuya Nomura and Hajime Tabata. The game features some lore elements from the franchise’s sub-series Fabula Nova Crystallis. You play as prince Noctis Lucis Caelum, who tries to defend his city-state from the Niflheim Empire invasion. In combat, the hero can use magic, special abilities, and a wide array of magic swords. The game features third person perspective, as well as real-time combat and open world exploration.
Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4)
A modern remake of one of the most popular jRPG games of all times, developed for PlayStation 4 by the long-standing publisher of the Final Fantasy series, Japanese company Square Enix. The game is set in a universe that combines technology and fantasy elements. The player becomes a former soldier and mercenary, who joins an insurgent group called AVALANCHE. Its objective is to put an end to activities of the Shinra corporation that drains the planet’s energy, leading to an imminent end of the world. The remake stays true to the original mechanics, which boil down to exploration, conversations, character progression, and turn-based combat. The game features brand new graphics, as pre-rendered backgrounds gave way to fully 3D locations. Furthermore, the cartoonish character designs were dropped and look much more realistic.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (PS4)
RPG 11 July 2017
A remastered edition of the twelfth installment in a series of popular jRPGs. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age was created on the basis of Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System - an extended edition of the original release. The Zodiac Age is set in a fantasy world known as Ivalice, which is being torn apart by a constant war between two superpowers. Vaan, a teenage orphan who dreams of a career as a sky-pirate must find his place within the events. As a result of a coincidence, the protagonist joins the local resistance and sets out for a journey - what is at stake however, is the fate of the entire world. The game is played from a third-person view and the player explores extensive 3D locations. Combat takes place in real-time, but the game offers an active pause option, allowing the player to give out orders to their characters without having to hurry. The game brings an original character development system based on the so-called licenses that allow the characters to use particular abilities. The remastered edition offers improved visuals, as well as a soundtrack recorded from scratch.
Final Fantasy IX (PS4)
RPG 19 September 2017
The 9th main entry in a classic jRPG series, originally released in 2000 on PlayStation console, and ported to PC ten year later. After a few games featuring slightly cyberpunkish settings, Final Fantasy IX returns to the roots of the series, where we are once again met by knights, princesses, and dragons. Players take the role of a young thief, who, together with a company of other heroes, faces the evil queen Brahna, who is responsible for the outbreak of a great war. However, as it turns out, the queen has been nothing more than a pawn in the hands of a much more dangerous enemy. In terms of game mechanics, the game is a combination of proven solutions with some limited innovations, such as a redesigned profession system or ATE mode (Active Time Event), which allows us to see what other team members are doing, give access to numerous side quests and a chance to collect various useful items.
Final Fantasy X HD (PS4)
RPG 12 May 2015
Remastered version of the tenth entry in the legendary jRPG series, Final Fantasy, which debuted in 2001 exclusively for PlayStation 2. While the original game has been developed by Square Enix studio, the remastered version has been developed by an inside team of Square Enix company. The story takes players to a fantasy world of Spira. The protagonist is Tidus, a sportsman whose home town gets attacked by a powerful creature known as Sin. He finds himself in an unknown environment, not knowing what had happened and how to go back home. Soon, he joins a party of young priestess named Yuna, whose task is to defeat Sin. As far as gameplay is considered, Final Fantasy X HD remains unchanged. Te game does however offer enhanced textures and models to fit higher resolutions. The quality of cutscenes has also been improved.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (PS4)
RPG 17 March 2015
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is a remastered version of Final Fantasy Type-0, a jRPG released in 2001 on PlayStation Portable exclusively in Japan. The HD version was released on PC and 8th generation consoles. The game takes place in the fantasy world Orience, which, after a period of peace, was once again divided by war. Story focuses on twelve adepts from a magic academy who were delegated to defend the country's borders. Being a part of a greater whole (Final Fantasy XIII), Type-0 HD has all the characteristic elements of the Final Fantasy series. Combat system used in the game combines the turn-based mechanics with solutions known from many action games. The game offers a vast world, filled with interesting NPCs and side quests to do. There are twelve characters for us to play as. Each of them has a different character, combat style, and special abilities. The biggest difference between the PSP and remastered versions are the visuals, now in high definition.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (PS4)
Action January 2018
A hybrid of a third-person perspective action game and a fighting game. The title was developed by Team Ninja and it enables the players to control characters known from the main installments of Final Fantasy series. The title is an improved and expanded port of a game that debuted in 2015 on Japanese arcade cabinets. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT doesn’t feature an advanced story mode, but the duels do have a story context illustrated with cutscenes and dialogues. As for the mechanics, the title is a three-dimensional fighting game. Two three-person teams face each other on small arenas. The players can choose from more than 20 characters divided into four classes. Various classes feature different skills and they serve different role on the battlefield. The objective of the game is to eliminate the opponents by reducing their health to zero. After winning players receive experience points and money that enable them to unlock new weapons, skills and character skins.
Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV (PS4)
Arcade 21 November 2017
A spin-off of Final Fantasy XV, released in 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, utilizing the PlayStation VR gear. The production was developed by Square Enix. Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV resembles a fishing simulation game, in which the characters known from the standalone installment—Noctis Lucis Caelum, Gladiolus Amicitia, Ignis Stupeo Scientia and Prompto Argentum—roam the world in seach of the eponymous beast. The gameplay focuses on fishing, which means you have to use bat and fight with the fish trying to break the line. You can also scan the lakes with a special device, which allows you to detect noteworthy creatures. After a successful hunt, you can rest by the fire and eat some fresh fried fish, while listening to the NPC talk.
World of Final Fantasy (PS4)
RPG 25 October 2016
A spin-off to the popular jRPG series created by Square Enix. World of Final Fantasy was created with younger players in mind. The plot of the game takes place in Grimoire – a completely new world, but the characters and creatures from all previous installments of the series make an appearance. What’s interesting, Grimoire has been divided into two dimensions: in the first of them, the characters look normal, while in the second one they assume the sweet form of chibi. The main characters of the story are Rain and Lon, twins who fulfill their great destiny, experiencing various adventures. When it comes to mechanics, the title is similar to the previous entries in the series, including typical exploration segments and turn-based enemy encounters making use of the Active Time Battle system. Nevertheless, the whole gameplay has been somewhat simplified in order not to scare away the younger players. An interesting feature of the game are the taming mechanics, with animals acquired this way helping us during encounters.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Heavensward (PS4)
RPG 23 June 2015
Final Fantasy X-2 HD (PS4)
RPG 12 May 2015
A refreshed version of the classic jRPG Final Fantasy X-2 which was a direct sequel to the tenth installment of the popular series developed by Square (currently known as Square Enix). The story of the title takes place two years after the events shown in the predecessor, and the main protagonists are two girls well known from Final Fantasy X, Yuna and Riku. They are accompanied by a completely new character named Paine. The three girls find themselves in the middle of a growing conflict between factions and ideologies that appeared in Spira after Sin was destroyed. The gameplay mechanics are similar to the ones in Final Fantasy X HD. The only difference is the limitation in the number of party members – during the whole game player controls only the three aforementioned female protagonists. Similarly as the previous game, Final Fantasy X-2 HD features refreshed textured, high resolution models, improved cutscenes and support for achievements/trophies.
A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV (PS4)
RPG 29 November 2016
A side-scrolling action game. The title is a prequel to the fifteenth installment of the Final Fantasy series. The story of A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV is presented as a retrospection. King Regis is telling his son a story about evil monsters that attacked the capital city of Lucis. Young king Regis and his three friends stood in defense of the kingdom. The gameplay of A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV is based on two pillars: going to the right and fighting hordes of enemies. The battles take place in real time and during them player can use many individual and team attacks. The player can use melee weapons and element-based magic. In dire situations one can also use Summons – powerful creatures that can decimate the opponents. A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV uses pixel art inspired by classic, 16-bit games.