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Please, Square-Enix, Don't Put Mini-Games in Final Fantasy XV

Daniel Williams | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech
Daniel Williams

FFIX isn't as bad because some of the mini-games, such as button-mashing 'X' a thousand times in a row for the 'skipping' mini-game, are simply impossible and not even worth the effort. Hunting for 'chocographs' in the 'Chocobo Hot & Cold' mini-game is slow and time-consuming, but necessary to get some of the best equipment in the game.

You Can't Always Get The Final Fantasy 7 You Want, But...

Jamie Dickerson | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech
Jamie Dickerson

Final Fantasy 7 is a game from the late 90s. The plot is bananas (despite engaging), the combat is slow and everyone looks like origami. I've read opinions from a lot of people saying they want to play the game, but it's really hard for a modern gamer to get into due to its age, adding further voices to the demand that the game is remade.

Learning That Life Is Strange From DONTNOD

Andrew Edney | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

One of the most interesting games I saw at Gamescom was Life is Strange, and I sat down with the developers from DONTNOD Studios to learn more about it.

Learning More About Lords of the Fallen From Tomasz Gop

Andrew Edney | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

At Gamescom, Lords of the Fallen from CI Games and Deck 13 was once again shown to both the press and this time to the public, and I spoke with the Executive Producer Tomasz Gop about it.

Talking 'Lords of the Fallen' with Jan Klose from Deck 13

Andrew Edney | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

One of the surprise hits of this years E3 was Lords of the Fallen from CI Games and Deck 13, and I spoke with the Creative Director, Jan Klose about it...

Murdered: Soul Suspect Interview With Eric Studer From Airtight Games

Andrew Edney | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

Eric Studer graduated from DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2005 with a degree in video game programming. He's been in the video game industry ever since.

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII Interview With Yoshinori Kitase and Yuji Abe

Andrew Edney | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII was released this week and I had the chance to sit down with Yoshinori Kitase and Yuji Abe to once again talk all things Lightning.

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII Interview With Motomu Toriyama and Yuji Abe

Andrew Edney | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

The world of Nova Chrysalia has only 13 days until total annihilation, with the citizens of four distinct regions each experiencing the end of the world in unique ways. In Yusnaan, the setting for this sequence, the inhabitants have a hedonistic frame of mind: if the world is going to be destroyed soon then why not go out in style?

THIEF Interview and Gameplay With Joe Khoury From Eidos Montreal

Andrew Edney | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Joe Khoury from Eidos-Montréal to talk about their forthcoming game THIEF.

Tomb Raider 'Missed Sales Targets'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Tech

The reboot of iconic video game Tomb Raider has apparently missed its sales targets - despite shifting more than 3.4 million copies in three weeks. ...

Interview: Writing 'Tomb Raider' with Rhianna Pratchett

Andrew Edney | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

With Tomb Raider being released next week, I recently had the opportunity to talk with Rhianna Pratchett about her role in writing the new game, recreating Lara, Jaffa Cakes, Moomins and a whole lot more.

Michael Rundle

REVIEW: 'Tomb Raider' Reboot Is A Bloody, Brutal Return To Form

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Tech

Tomb Raider (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) is the series defining reboot that Lara Croft has been scouring the underworld in search of for about the last 15 year...

A Closer Look at the Tomb Raider Limited Edition Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

Andrew Edney | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

Developed in collaboration with artists at Crystal Dynamics, the design of the controller features a two-layer colour finish with laser etching to create a realistic and tactile worn appearance. It's inspired by Lara's iconic climbing axe and the tourniquets that result from the adventure in her intense origin story, as told in this latest title.

A Preview of Tomb Raider's Multiplayer Game

Andrew Edney | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

When I was given the opportunity to have a go at multiplayer I jumped at the chance. I really liked what I have played of the single player campaign so far, and you can check out my three hour preview here.

My Three-Hour Date With Lara Croft - a Preview of the New Tomb Raider Game

Andrew Edney | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

What's different in this new Tomb Raider game from all the previous Tomb Raider games is that Lara is hurt and scared and she comes across vulnerable, and that's certainly not the gun-toting fearless Lara we are used to.

Just How Realistic is Sleeping Dogs? I Speak to a Former Doorman for the Triads in Hong Kong

Andrew Edney | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

I recently reviewed the Square Enix game Sleeping Dogs, a gritty undercover cop action game where your character goes up against the Triads. I spoke with a former doorman of one of the Traids clubs in Hong Kong to ask his just how realistic the game actually is.

Final Fantasy VII Re-Released

Wired UK | Wired UK | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Tech

Final Fantasy VII has been re-released....

Game Developers Issue Apology After 'Offensive' Hitman Trailer

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Tech

The director of Hitman: Absolution has apologised for the game's trailer, which featured scenes of sexualised violence against women. The trailer f...

WATCH: Is This The Most Offensive Game Trailer Of All Time?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Tech

A new trailer for Hitman: Absolution has been released - and it's pretty brutal. The three-minute clip features the loveable Agent 47 tending his w...