Excerpt: As the holiday season approaches each year, a few high-quality games seem to fly under the radar. This year’s example is Driver San Francisco , the first main entry in the series in over five years.
Pros: Shifting mechanic adds a new twist to the open-world racer, Wide variety of missions Fun and unique multiplayer modes
Cons: Ridiculous story with cringe-worthy dialogue, Controls take some getting used to
Excerpt: Whereas each new Final Fantasy game usually brings new mechanics to the series, the game traditionally had, up until now, featured random skirmishes and anime esque storylines. On the other hand, the twelfth iteration of the popular and ever fantastic series is a complete Resident Evil 4 style...
Excerpt: Final Fantasy XII for the PlayStation 2 is a game riddled with drama both inside and out. Not only does the tale of Vaan and company make for an interesting story, but so does the game's development.
Excerpt: Final Fantasy XII returns to the world of Ivalice and brings the series back to its single-player roots after it diverted with the online Final Fantasy XI . Certainly, fans had high hopes for this game with a long four years in development and such a long time passing since the last single-player...
Excerpt: For the sixth time, North American gamers get to explore the world of Ivalice. This time, it is in the form of Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings , a real-time strategy RPG for the Nintendo DS. Revenant Wings serves as a direct sequel to Final Fantasy XII with a host of characters returning.
Summary: A masterpiece of the RPG genre. It's drawbacks are far overshadowed by it's volume of quality gameplay, story and value for money. Start saving up your Gil and spend it on adding this game to your collection.
Pros: Best story line since FF8., Fantastic graphics, voice acting and atmosphere., 100+ hours entertainment is a bargain by any standard.
Cons: Will consume weeks of your life., Arduous and copious amounts of walking., Espers are a real disappointment.
Excerpt: Final Fantasy XII drowns players in its excess and seemingly revels in that fact. While there is an actual plot to this game, the bulk of my playing time had little to do with it, as there are a seemingly-infinite number of optional fights strewn through an oversized world, making it easy to spend...