Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Owlboy



After eight years in development, no game has positioned itself more prominently for an internet backlash of inflated expectations since «Duke Nukem Forever». But if the quality of its soundtrack and the meticulously crafted pixel art is any indication, this game will be fine.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

FINAL FANTASY XV - Reclaim Your Throne Trailer



Irrespective of whether «Final Fantasy XV» is going to be any good... Combining the «Final Fantasy Prelude» with a cover version of Ben E. King's «Stand By Me» - one of the most stirring songs of the sixties - actually works really well. 

The song was also used to great effect in a film with the same name from 1986, and like in the movie «Stand By Me», the theme of brotherhood seems to be the likely central plot point in «Final Fantasy XV».

It will be interesting to see if this combination of Americana and Japanese aesthetics will work to finally create a Fantasy with universal appeal in both the East and the West.