Letters from Ivalice: Part 4

As Jennifer Unkle and Allen Ibrahim journey from Mt. Bur-Omisace to the sprawling city of Archades, they reflect on the difficult circumstances surrounding Final Fantasy XII’s development, gush over how much they enjoy Balthier, and decide to switch things up for the next session. JEN, Here we are again, a few months later. Despite a tumultuous few weeks …

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Letters from Ivalice: Part 3

Jennifer Unkle and Allen Ibrahim make their way to the summit of Mt. Bur-Omisace, learning more about Fran and the inner workings of the Archadian Empire. Jen finally manages to get a handle on the combat, while Allen insists that even the game hates Vaan. ALLEN, After our last series of letters, I came close …

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Letters from Ivalice: Part 2

As Jennifer Unkle and Allen Ibrahim continue their journey through Final Fantasy XII, Allen is swept up in the politics and finer details of this gorgeous, complex world, while Jen grits her teeth through several brutal bosses. JEN, I’m surprised by a lot of Final Fantasy XII. Its minute-to-minute structure reminds me of a linear RPG or …

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Letters from Ivalice: Part 1

This year, Jennifer Unkle and Allen Ibrahim decided to play through Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, a remastered update of the PS2 classic. While Jennifer had never played it before and Allen had some prior (if incomplete) experience, the two set out to chronicle their experiences through a series of letters. This first set …

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Only If: A Comprehensive Review

Written by guest writer and tolerated acquaintance of the site, Shane Raymond. You can check out his previous guest article on Splinter Cell here. In 1969, On Death and Dying was written by the famed Swiss-American Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. This book features the Kubler-Ross model, or what is now known most commonly today as the …

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Impressions: Concursion

Written by guest writer and friend of the site, Jonathan Davis. As the name would suggest, Concursion is a 2D genre-swapper by freshman developer Puuba. Set to release later this year on PC and Mac, this title blends five classic genres – platforming, bullet-hell, brawler, what they call “aerial exploration,” and essentially just Pac-Man – …

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