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Final Fantasy XV Demo: The Sandwich Review

Prime your toasters, ‘cuz it’s time for another ASV Sandwich Review! Your Sandwich Artist today, however, will not be the indefatigable Brian Pham, but rather his younger brother of lesser power (<9000). Today’s menu features the long-awaited demo for the long-awaited FIFTEENTH installment of Final Fantasy. That’s right: developer Square Enix has, over nearly 28 years, made 15 main Final Fantasy titles–only ONE of which can be considered a stinking pile of moogle crap. (Of course, I won’t say which, at the risk of angering fans of the game in question. Let’s just say the number is more than 12 but less than 14.) Now, to the sandwich!

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Kingdom Hearts 2: The Sandwich Review

After the release of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, I knew its sequel was due for a like treatment, and on December 2 (for North America), Square Enix did just that. I loaded up the game with eager anticipation, but was this old sandwich still a classic or had it expired?

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“Curtain Call” Review: We Go Now–Bravely–In the Name of–Mog!

If there’s one thing that I wish Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call had that the original game did, it’s the cheesy, four-part battle-cries that preceded each song (that, and an easier title to work with). Fans of the first game know what I’m talking about. In Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (not Curtain Call), the player will receive a different rallying call depending on his/her party members. Not so with the sequel. Instead, the characters will make their way center stage and yell something related to their particular backstory. Not a bad replacement, and while I can understand why they opted for it instead, I miss the patchwork–usually nonsensical–pep shouts that are, to me, very endearing.

That’s not to say that Curtain Call has lost the charm of its predecessor. Far from it. From the lovable chibi versions of your favorite Final Fantasy characters, to the kweh-ing of baby chocobos, there’s so much for the Final Fantasy fan to like.

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Final Fantasy-Themed Restaurant Grand Opening

Photos via Shamdeo, over at NeoGAF

It seems that every day Tokyo edges closer and closer to becoming the greatest place in the world, doesn’t it? Tomorrow, on July 31, Square Enix, in collaboration with Pasela, is opening Eorzea Cafe, a bar-slash-eatery-slash-internet cafe based on the popular MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV.

eorzea cafe
Those Order of the Twin Adder banners are gnarly, dudes.

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Final Fantasy IX: 9 Reasons It’s The Best of the Franchise

This is late. I know it’s late and I’m sorry. But I’m gonna pretend it’s not late, so you all don’t have to listen to me apologize over and over. Sound good? Good.

It’s Throwback Thursday! This week we’re talking Final Fantasy IX (2000)–yep, the ninth installment of Square Enix’s JRPG franchise that many believe has grown stale. And it’s hard to argue with such a statement, with the travesty that is Final Fantasy XIII (one, two and three) still floating around. If the entire world pretended FFXIII was never made, will it go away?

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